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Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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House on Alma / Paul Bernier Architecte

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 14Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Houses CopyAbout this officePaul Bernier ArchitecteOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMontrealCanadaPublished on July 31, 2018Cite: “House on Alma / Paul Bernier Architecte” 31 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Montreal, Canada Photographs:  Adrien Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899104/house-on-alma-paul-bernier-architecte Clipboard Projects Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899104/house-on-alma-paul-bernier-architecte Clipboard Lead Architects: ArchDaily 2015 House on Alma / Paul Bernier Architecte Collaborators:Alexandre Bernier ArchitecteCity:MontrealCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The original house is one of those pretty “shoe boxes”, these small one-story houses, typical of this area of Little Italy in Montreal. Its façade presents a beautiful masonry work and an ornamented parapet. This building already had a partial floor for the bedrooms, added 10 years earlier, but this one was too small and difficult to occupy. Our clients are the parents of 2 young children. The mandate they gave us was to make a new floor for the rooms and to improve the link with the ground floor.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe proposed addition on the roof of the original house advances forward while preserving a setback from the facade on the street of the original house.  We believe that it is important not to align with the front façade of the original house in order to let it stand out. The small house of origin is thus highlighted, not by trying to imitate it but rather by juxtaposing, in the background, a contemporary intervention that clearly marks the two periods of intervention. The space on the roof created by this setback makes it possible to create a terrace for the room of the parents.Save this picture!SectionThe interior space is divided into two areas separated by a large black cedar wall that crosses the floor from the front to the back. A first zone houses the parent’s bedroom in a gesture of opening onto the landscape with a high ceiling projecting towards the sky and a large window opening on a roof terrace that allows a view on the treetops and the steeple of Saint-Édouard Church.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsA second, more closed area, marked by a sloping roof, covers the children’s rooms. The intention is to create a headquarters for the children, a place they can take possession of and at the same time to give the parents the space and peace sought for in an urban family home. Natural light is an important component of the project. The volume of the parents’ room opens onto a new space in double height crossed wood trellis bridge.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Second Floor PlanA skylight in the ceiling of this space allows a natural light supply in the center of the habitat down to the ground floor. The interior space is expressed on the façade of the addition by the material continuity of the interior volumes. The volume of wood that houses the children’s rooms is present on the façade. Also, the white surface of the walls and ceilings of the interior projects outwards like a folded plane that defines the volume of the new intervention.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessSquarespace Offices / A+ISelected Projects11 Kanye West Albums Reimagined as ArchitectureArchitecture News Share Manufacturers: Alumilex Area:  2100 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Paul Bernier Architecte Area Area of this architecture project House on Alma / Paul Bernier ArchitecteSave this projectSaveHouse on Alma / Paul Bernier Architecte Paul Bernierlast_img read more

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MOVE member Debbie Africa released

first_imgDebbie Africa with her son, Mike Africa, after her release on parole.Philadelphia — In the early morning of June 16, after nearly 40 years of unjust imprisonment by the state of Pennsylvania, political prisoner and MOVE 9 member Debbie Sims Africa was granted parole and released from the State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs.Messaging on Instagram, the MOVE Organization wrote: “Our sister Debbie Africa is FREE! What a beautiful day to find freedom! Let’s keep fighting for our bros and sisters still behind bars — Mike [Sr.], Eddie, Chuck, Janet, Janine and Delbert! The struggle is underway!”This important victory comes exactly two years after Debbie, Janet and Janine Africa were last denied parole in 2016. Two MOVE members, Phil and Merle Africa, have died in prison, causes unexplained.  Other surviving MOVE members, including Eddie, Mike Sr., Delbert and Chuck Africa have been repeatedly denied parole since 2008, when they first became eligible under the 30-to-100-year sentences imposed after a police officer was killed during a raid on their home.The Fraternal Order of Police, with members on the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, has consistently pushed for parole denials, claiming that MOVE members “refused to accept responsibility,” “lacked remorse” or posed a “risk to the community.”Debbie Africa’s son, Mike Africa Jr., noted: “They don’t really want to be so quick to let people who are accused of killing a cop on parole. … [T]he parole board seems to be retrying them, asking them questions about the incident that seem to have nothing to do with the years they’ve spent. It’s supposed to be, ‘Have you been rehabilitated and can you be a member of a society and a productive citizen?’ The case has nothing to do with it.” (www.metro.us, April 25)Forty years since brutal police assaultMOVE, a Philadelphia-based Black Liberation organization, was founded by John Africa in 1972.  MOVE maintained the mantle against police brutality and environmental destruction after all-out state campaigns decimated the ranks of the Black Panther Party and other liberation groups.In May 1977 police obtained a court order requiring MOVE to vacate their Powelton Village home.  What followed was a tense 15-month siege of the surrounding neighborhood, including shutting off water to the house and preventing food or aid to be sent to the family.  Throughout the ordeal neighbors stepped up to support the family.This Aug. 8 marks the 40th anniversary of the all-out assault by thousands of police on the MOVE house in 1978.  When the family still refused to leave their home, police launched an early morning raid, using thousands of rounds of munitions, water cannons and tear gas to destroy the compound and drive the family out.During the raid, Philadelphia Police Officer James P. Ramp was killed by a shot to the back of the head. All MOVE 9 members were convicted of third-degree murder and conspiracy, even though no evidence linked any of them to the shooting. In fact, by immediately razing the entire property, police destroyed any potential evidence that would have helped the MOVE 9 prove their innocence.  Police made no efforts to preserve the crime scene or measure for ballistic angles.Debbie Africa, then 22 years old, was in the house during the 1978 attack with her 23-month-old daughter, Michelle. She was eight and a half months pregnant with her second child, Mike Jr. She has described the terror of the police attack. (onamove.com/move-9/debbie-africa/)  When family members woke up to find police surrounding their home, they quickly gathered up children and dogs, going to the basement where they thought they would be safe.“We huddled together scared because we knew cops had lots of guns and other weapons, we didn’t know how they were gonna do it, but we knew their plan was to kill us.  Cops were yelling over a loud speaker for us to come out the house … but we didn’t trust them so nobody went out there.”Debbie described how police used fire hoses to forcefully spray water through a broken window in the basement, with enough impact to throw two-by-four oak beams across the room, literally tearing the house apart and killing dogs in the process. Then a second wave of water came through another window, catching them in a cross fire of water. The cops started throwing smoke bombs and tear gas into the basement and began shooting directly at the people inside.   The smoke was so dense Debbie could not see her child’s face.While she survived the raid, Debbie’s daughter was snatched from her arms by police.  On Sept. 15, 1978, in a prison cell, she gave birth to her son. Debbie wrote: “I have not been able to physically mother my son and daughter, who are now parents themselves. Two of my MOVE sisters who are in prison with me, Janine and Janet, both had young children at home on Osage Ave. when we were sent to prison, and their children were murdered on May 13, 1985, by the same Philadelphia cops who attempted to murder us on August 8, 1978.”The struggle must continueDebbie’s release did not come because the state suddenly decided to do the right thing.  It was the result of a 10-year consistent campaign to win parole for the MOVE 9. More work remains to be done.Mike Jr. noted that the FOP’s push to deny the MOVE 9 parole extended to other political prisoners.  In 2016, when former Black Panther Party member Sundiata Acoli, age 80, was to be paroled by court order, police “unions” successfully challenged this all the way to higher courts, getting his sentence extended for another 15 years.Another former BBP member, Veronza Bowers, was due to be released on mandatory federal parole in 2004 only to have the gates closed on him after intervention by the FOP. This March 13, when Herman Bell was granted parole in New York state after 44 years in prison, police organizations tried to get the parole rescinded.  As a result of public pressure, Bell was finally released on April 27.However, despite the FOP, the movement to free the MOVE 9, Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners will continue buoyed by Debbie’s victory.  There is no sitting on the sidelines. Find out more about the MOVE 9 and their fight for freedom at onamove.com and move9parole.blogspot.com.last_img read more

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New York Times website unblocked, YouTube still inaccessible

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders expressed deep concern for the future of the Internet in Iran where censorship is now the rule rather than the exception, after the video sharing website YouTube and that of the US daily New York Times were added to the country’s blacklist. March 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists December 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New York Times website unblocked, YouTube still inaccessible ————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org News Tehran decided at the end of October to ban fast Internet connections (above 128 kilobits per second). The British daily The Guardian quoted Iranian officials as saying that the step was to prevent the “undermining (of) Islamic culture among the younger generation”. Head of the Agency for the Development of Information Technology in Iran, Vafa Ghafaryan, told the official news agency ISNA that the government planned to enhance surveillance of “harmful” text messages.Iran has for several years condemned a “cultural invasion” launched by its “enemies”. President Mahmud Ahmadinejad seems determined to follow the Chinese authorities step by step. China has been blocking Wikipedia since October 2005 and regularly censors some pages of the New York Times. YouTube is still inaccessible in the country, but officials in Chongqing province said in October that they were take legal action against some users of the service for circulating satirical videos. The Chinese authorities have also said on several occasions since 2002 that they had set up systems to intercept and censor text messages.Iran and China are both on Reporters Without Borders’ list of the 13 enemies of the Internet. Governments of both countries have objected to their inclusion and say they only filter illegal or immoral content. Organisation Receive email alerts The New York Times website is once again accessible in Iran, according to tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders on 7 December. YouTube however is still being blocked.The US daily had been censored for less than five days. Iran does not yet have a centralised filtering system so blocking is carried out by Internet service providers. Censorship is therefore frequently not uniform and a website may be blocked only by some providers. In the New York Times case, Reporters Without Borders was able to verify that the site was being censored by companies Parsonline, Afrouz and Neda.——————————-5.12.06Youtube and New York Times sites blocked as Iran steps up censorship of foreign contentReporters Without Borders expressed deep concern for the future of the Internet in Iran where censorship is now the rule rather than the exception, after the video sharing website YouTube and that of the US daily New York Times were added to the country’s blacklist. In addition, the English version of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia was blocked from 1-3 December 2006. These steps come two months after Iran banned high-speed Internet access.”The government is trying to create a digital border to stop culture and news coming from abroad – a vision of the Net which is worrying for the country’s future”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“But, more generally it is a threat to the worldwide web which, instead of aiding understanding between peoples could be changed into a medium of intolerance. The Iranian government policy is not an isolated case. It is getting closer and closer to that of the authorities in China, with particular stress being laid on censorship of cultural output”, it added.Tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders confirm that the YouTube (www.youtube.com) and the New York Times have been inaccessible in Iran since 1st December. The US daily is regularly blocked in Iran, but this censorship is generally temporary. Some videos condemning Internet censorship in Iran are circulating on YouTube, including:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRkQMv-3R2k&mode=related&search=Iranian Internet-users say that the Kurdish version of Wikipedia has been blocked by the authorities for several months. The online encyclopaedia, which allows Internet-users to contribute to the content, is seen as a threat by governments which improperly control the media. to go further News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Opinion: The FACTS

first_img Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Over the past months much discussion and debate has centered on “Civilian Oversight” for the Pasadena Police Department.I will minimize my opinions on the merits and demerits for such a committee, addressing any isolated OIS case or any criticism of the PPD. From my remembrance, ALL recent officer involved misconduct issues have occurred with officers from previous administrations of Melekian, Roberson and Jerry Oliver. Reflect back and you will see more reforms, transparency and community engagement under Chief Phillip Sanchez than any of his predecessors. Whose administration sort a gang injunction and which PPD chief lifted it?Regarding the “Civilian Oversight Committee”, and the allegations regarding a lack of trust and rubber stamping by councilmembers on the Public Safety Committee I do not subscribe to. Frequently, I hear spirited discussion and lively debate being shared by all members. Especially, John Kennedy, (past NAACP president) and Steve Madison, (Federal Attorney). Substantive matters from Community stakeholders have become more engaging. Meeting dates and locations are infrequent.Now think about it, would “Trust” be elevated if a committee comprised of only one social, economic or ethnic group be a best practices for a oversight committee? What about an Independent Auditor at a cost of $350,000.00 annually to report the findings to the Public Safety Committee who say there is no trust? With the high single digits unemployment numbers in this city, would these funds be best utilized to increase employment?What is further confusing are from those that speak for “African Americans only” and exclude concerns for other ethnic groups. Down thru the years, the Pasadena NAACP believed in Inclusion for anyone and all citizens who are disenfranchised. Was not Dr. King’s cadre of supporters ALL MEN, ALL Religions with no regards toward ethnicities? You know the speech as well as I.The complaint form was modified out of concern for ALL complainants. The resurrection of a 4 year-old “resolved issue” seems to come forth to inflame others with rhetoric and hyperbole’. Unnecessary civil actions against those who may fabricate facts did not curtail reporting officer for inappropriate conduct while I served as president.On the issue of the “document disposal resolution” recently passed by the Pasadena City Council……..I reviewed Government Code Section 34090 and it only requires files to be maintained for a minimum of two years. Pasadena extended its records keeping to 5 years. The Pasadena NAACP had archived records of files from most complaints for the past 24 years. I hope they still exist as a reference. Unless other Government Code Sections supersede section 1043/1045, the 5-year period on Internal Affairs files is being complied with. Integrity, OIS, sexual misconduct and Brady law violations have always remained indefinite. But, what other cities not under a federal court decree maintains such files this long? Has any legal cases come before the court “under penalty of perjury” signature box?Searching other communities, I could not locate non-hire background files remaining with a prospective employee “Just in case”. Advocacy becomes reduced when sealing records and giving residents a 2nd chance is not at the fore-front. So which is it……allow civilians past misdeeds continue to hang over prospective employees forever.My past encounters with the Police Protective League on issues in the Police Officers Bill Of Rights were “complaints more than 5 years are not issues for discussion or sharing” and, were upheld in a court rulings by Judge Yaffe, Div 61, Los Angeles Superior Court.Advocacy and troubling the water is great when “facts” are included,Joe Brown, Past President, Pasadena NAACP Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Opinion & Columnists Opinion: The FACTS By JOE BROWN, Past President, Pasadena NAACP Published on Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 11:26 am 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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Genealogy trails

first_img Facebook Genealogy trails Twitter Facebook Twitter Ector County LibraryThe Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled beginning genealogy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.The event includes free resources, including family search and ancestry.For more information, call 432-332-0633. By admin – February 2, 2018 Previous article‘Take Me Fishing’Next articleTEXAS VIEW: Kitchen missing the mark admincenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Ector County Library WhatsApp Local News WhatsApplast_img read more

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Approach Police First : Bombay High Court To Petitioners Seeking FIR Against BJP MP Sujay Vikhe Patil For Alleged Remdesivir Procurement

first_imgNews UpdatesApproach Police First : Bombay High Court To Petitioners Seeking FIR Against BJP MP Sujay Vikhe Patil For Alleged Remdesivir Procurement Sharmeen Hakim5 May 2021 4:45 AMShare This – xThe Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court refused to ‘direct’ the local police to register an FIR against BPJ MP from Ahmednagar constituency – Dr Sujay Vikhe Patil for the alleged illegal procurement of Remdesivir vials, as petitioners rushed to the court too soon. “We find it pragmatic not to rush to any conclusions or become judgmental in view of the time-space in filing the first complaint and lodging of this writ petition”, the court observed. However, a divison bench of Justices Ravindra Ghuge and JBU Debadwar observed that nobody is above the law. After investigation, if it was noticed that Patil had violated the law, even he would not be allowed to extricate himself. Four agriculturists, former politicians, had filed a plea in the Bombay High Court against Patil for the alleged unauthorised procurement and distribution of Remdesivir injections. Patil brought the vials to Shirdi in a chartered flight. We were concerned with every vial of Remdesivir injection being utilised for saving lives. We have no hesitation in observing that any person, be he a man from the lowest strata of the society or a high office occupied by a public officer, would not be above law if it is noticed that he has violated the law. If, after investigation, it is noticed that Dr Vikhe has violated the law, he would not be treated above the law, and the law would not permit him to extricate himself from the law. The bench disposed of the petition and then permitted the petitioners to approach the police, and only if the investigation aggrieved them approach the court. “We have permitted the petitioners to present the documents or affidavits filed before us or prepare a fresh complaint. The police station before whom such a complaint is filed will follow the procedure as enshrined in the CrPC and if the petitioners are aggrieved by the manner of investigation, they do have a right to take recourse to available legal remedy.” Sujay Vikhe Patil withdrew his intervention application through Senior Advocate Shirish Gupte after the bench observed that a suspect could not have a right to be heard in light of the Supreme Court’s consistent view at this stage. The bench noted that Dr Vikhe Patil purportedly uploaded the viral video on April 24. The petitioner complained to the District Superintendent of Police, District Collector and Rahuri Police on April 25, 6.05 pm and then filed a petition the very next day, in violation of the principles laid down in Lalita Kumari’s judgement. We are circumspect that the petitioners before us expect registration of FIR based on a complaint sent to the District Superintendent, District Collector and the Inspector if Rahuri police station, the bench observed. The petitioners agree that a complaint has to be filed in a police station, and the SHO makes a noting in the again diary, and it is within the purview of the SHO to register an FIR keeping in view the law laid down by the apex court. On the one hand, the bench noted, the petitioners alleged that the MP transported nearly 10,000 remdesivir vials through a chartered flight. On the other hand, reports submitted before the court indicate that there were only 1700 vials and the Civil surgeon had placed the order with the manufacturer for them. The court observed that these allegations would have to be looked into by the police, including those of an alleged cover-up, and it would not be suitable for the court to be judgemental. Allegations of the local administration to do a cover up operations so as to screen the concerned MP from the clutches of law will also have to be gone into by the Investigating agency We find it pragmatic not to rush to any conclusions or become judgmental in view of the time-space in the filing of the first complaint and lodging of this writ petition. Orders directing registration of an FIR are not required after the court is convinced that legal remedies available to the complainant is not exhausted. On the petitioner prayers that the investigation should be given to any other IO, State CID or any other higher investigating agency, the bench said it can be done only after this court is convinced pursuant to an investigation that the IO is soft-peddling in the complaint and is a farc. The investigating agency will have to investigate if 10000 vials or any other amount over and above the 1700 vials were procured by Dr Vikhe Patil or not. Appearances Counsel Pradnya Talekar for the petitioners, Chief PP DR Kale for the State and Senior Counsel Shirish Gupte for Dr Sujay Vikhe Patil [ ARUN PUNJAJI KADU AND OTHERS vs THE STATE OF MAHARASHTRA AND OTHERS] Link to the twitter thread https://twitter.com/LiveLawIndia/status/1389874150781640706 TagsDr Sujay Vikhe Patil Remdesivir Bombay High Court Bombay High Court (Aurangabad Bench) Next Storylast_img read more

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Remember the linemen when the lights go out

first_imgSincerely,Tom DeGiseHudson County Executive Dear Editor:March 2018 produced three nor’easters, and two in less than a week, which caused power outages in many parts of New Jersey. Whenever the lights come back on, we breathe a grateful sigh of relief; but, we never know who to thank.April 18th was National Lineman Appreciation Day, and on behalf of the residents of Hudson County, I would like to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you,” to all of the men and women who work on the electric grid to keep our power on and who perform their tasks in challenging conditions to restore the power after storms.These men and women work tirelessly in all types of hazardous weather and in the darkness of night so we may maintain our electricity dependent lives and return to the high reliability standard that we benefit from while the families of these workers may still be in the dark.This is also a good time to express our appreciation for the emergency responders who work side-by-side with PSE&G to ensure a safe work zone so the electricity can start flowing in the shortest time possible. last_img read more

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ZIP code better predictor of health than genetic code

first_img Read Full Story In St. Louis, Missouri, Delmar Boulevard marks a sharp dividing line between the poor, predominately African American neighborhood to the north and a more affluent, largely white neighborhood to the south. Education and health also follow the “Delmar Divide,” with residents to the north less likely to have a bachelor’s degree and more likely to have heart disease or cancer.Pointing to Delmar as an example, Melody Goodman, an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, recently spoke to a Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) audience about the links between segregation and poor health. Goodman, a HSPH alumna, gave the keynote address at the first annual symposium sponsored by the Department of Biostatistics Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences. The Biostatistics summer program for undergraduates — now in its 20th year — is a model for expanding the diversity at HSPH by increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in computational biology and biostatistics graduate programs.Goodman participated in the program in 2001, before going on to earn her Ph.D. in biostatistics from HSPH in 2006. At the July 24, 2014 event, which was held at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Goodman told the audience “Your ZIP code is a better predictor of your health than your genetic code.”last_img read more

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Tickets Now Available for A Loss of Roses Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments The cast includes Deborah Hedwall, Patricia Hodges, Ben Kahre, Jean Lichty, Gregory Perri, Fina Strazza, Jonathan Stewart, Kristen Sweeney and Marty Thomas. The play features scenic and lighting design by Harry Feiner, video design by Feiner and Ido Levran, costumes by Marianne Custer, sound design by Dave Thomas and wig design by Paul Huntley. Related Shows Tickets are now on sale for William Inge’s A Loss of Roses, which is scheduled to run through June 7 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s. The play is directed by Dan Wackerman. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2014 A Loss of Roses A Loss of Roses tells the story of an unconventional romance between a young man who struggles for independence and an older woman in search of connection. Set against the backdrop of a small Midwestern town in the 1930s, their relationship is filled with the promise of new beginnings as well as the risk of scandal and rejection.last_img read more

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