Some Say Bypassing a Higher Education is Smarter Than Paying for a Degree

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf you crunch the numbers, some experts say, college is a bad investment while there are cheaper and better ways to get an education: pursue a dream — travel, do something creative or start a business.(READ the story in the Washington Post)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Who will be Miss Mas Jamboree 2019

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img Contestants of the DSC Mas JamboreeSix students of the Dominica State College will contest for the Miss DSC Mas Jamboree title today.The show promises to be spectacular and Director of Student Affairs, Miss Trudy Christian encourages all to come out to show support.The contestants of this year’s Mas Jamboree contestants are: Hallie Bruney, Kristel Ferrol, Sheraine Mills, Le Sean Bellot, Shelise Bell and Betty-Ann Tavernier.The DSC Mas Jamboree will take place at the Windsor Park Stadium forecourt from 5:00 p.m.Dominica State College students are expected to pay $20.00 per ticket, while non- students pay $25.00.The show will be carried live by Vibes Radio on 99.5 FM. 703 Views   no discussions LocalNews Who will be Miss Mas Jamboree 2019 by: – February 27, 2019last_img read more

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ ends weekend with $357 million domestic gross

first_imgMarvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Turns out the record-breaking debut of Avengers: Endgame made even more money than everyone thought.The final weekend box office numbers are in, and Endgame actually earned $357.115 million domestically, rather than the $350 million initially reported.Endgame is also on track for a second record-breaking weekend, with Fandango placing ticket presales at between $180-$200 million. That would break The Force Awakens‘ current record of $149.2 million.The movie shattered a number of box office records in its debut — among them being the first film in history to top $1 billion in its opening weekend; it made more than $1.2 billion globally. Domestically, Endgame also posted the largest April opening, spring opening, and PG-13 opening of all time. The old records were held by its predecessor, 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War.Avengers: Endgame is from Marvel Studios and Disney, parent company of ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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A breakup may have sparked the ‘Golden State Killer’ rampage, investigator says

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A mysterious breakup may have sparked the “Golden State Killer” suspect’s anger against women, according to an investigator on the case.During one attack on July 5, 1978, the serial burglar, rapist and killer reportedly talked about a woman named “Bonnie,” while sexually assaulting another woman in Davis, California.“He is sobbing and saying, ‘I hate you, Bonnie. I hate you, Bonnie,’ over and over,” investigator Paul Holes told ABC News’ “20/20.”“He had some anger against what Bonnie, or what he perceived Bonnie, had done to him. And he’s taking that anger out on this victim that he’s raping,” Holes said. “We didn’t know, was Bonnie his mom? A wife? Ex-wife? Girlfriend? We just knew that there was a Bonnie in his life.”Holes, who recently retired, spent decades investigating the elusive “Golden State Killer,” who police say committed 12 murders, at least 50 rapes and multiple home burglaries throughout California in the 1970s and 1980s.Watch the full story on “20/20” this Friday, May 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PTThis year, Holes said investigators finally learned the identity of the mysterious Bonnie.After suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, was identified, Holes said investigators found a newspaper article listing an engagement between him and a woman named Bonnie in 1970.“So, now we have a guy that has a Bonnie in his life, and we couldn’t find any indication that they ever got married,” Holes said. “So, something happened in that relationship that caused them to part — and that probably is indicative of a relationship that went sideways and … maybe he could have a grudge, because of whatever happened in that relationship.”Last week, DeAngelo was arrested and taken into custody at his home in Sacramento County, where the crime spree started.DeAngelo has not entered a plea; he returns to court May 14.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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Pitta out for the season, career in doubt

first_imgThe Baltimore Ravens were struck a huge blow Sunday when Dennis Pitta went down on a non contact injury.  Pitta dislocated his right hip and had hip surgery.  Pitta injured the same hip last season and it makes it really hard to think that Pitta will be able to recover from this one.Pitta already had 16 receptions this season and was once again one of Joe Flacco’s favorite targets.  The Ravens are looking to add another tight end but are in good hands at that position.  The Ravens brought in Owen Daniels and drafted Crockett Gillmore to sure up the tight end position.Gillmore still has some devolepment to do but has looked very promising and is already a very good blocker.  Kyle Juszczyk can also play tight end and lined up at tight end against the Cleveland Browns.The Ravens are sending prayers out to Pitta and are hoping that this injury is not career ending.  When Pitta first injured his hip last season during training camp one of the original thoughts was that it could be something Pitta could never recover from.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Shades of Gray: NC’s Death Row Ages While Sentences Decline

first_imgNorth Carolina’s death row is aging with almost half of inmates facing a death sentence now 50 years or older.On top of that, 75 percent of them were sentenced more than 15 years ago.Gretchen Engel, executive director of The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, says the older inmate population presents a quandary for the justice system.“Death row is on its way to becoming a memory-care unit,” she states. “We have an older and older and more infirmed population on death row.“So then there’s the question of when you execute someone 25 years after the crime, is that really what the death penalty is for?”Engel says many of the men and women serving time on death row aren’t likely to ever face execution and at the time of many of their trials, the law forced prosecutors to go after the death penalty in almost every first-degree murder case, even when they believed the circumstances called for mercy or there were questions of innocence.Engel says maintaining an aging population on North Carolina’s death row has its own complications.On top of that, she says, there’s the mandated legal costs.“Instead of the death penalty, we have death by incarceration,” she points out. “And so we’re keeping people on death row at a high level of security. The real costs come in with the ongoing litigation.”While the population grows older, this year the number of new death sentences is declining.In 2017 juries in Wake, Granville and Guilford counties all chose life without parole instead of death.North Carolina has not had an execution since 2006.last_img read more

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Initiative to help young entrepreneurs

first_imgAccording to statistics, an estimated 73% of South Africa’s youth, who make up 42% of the country’s population, are unemployed – a reality that needs to be addressed if the country is to effectively eradicate poverty, he said. This is especially the case with for young people in rural and peri-urban areas, as well as young people with disabilities. “The NYDA recognises that it cannot do this alone. South Africa is what it is today because of the power of partnerships and what they can achieve,” said Ngubeni. “We want to partner with the public and private sector and South Africans in general to make the Ithubalentsha Micro Enterprise Programme effective.” The programme seeks to address this through five key areas: identification and technical training, entrepreneurship training, micro-enterprise finance, business mentorship and business opportunities and market linkages. In addition, an appeal is being made to public and private organisations to avail business opportunities such as procurement, retail and distribution, acquisition of equity stakes and others. Call for volunteers While the programme is aimed at young aspirant and established South African entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35, preferences will be given to young people in rural and peri-urban areas and to those living with disabilities. 29 February 2012 “We believe that the Ithubalentsha Programme will go a long way in creating direct and sustainable employment for young people thereby alleviating the scourge of youth unemployment, which is a major concern to the NYDA.” “What the programme aims to achieve is to give young entrepreneurs the exposure that they need to succeed by facilitating access to mentors and business opportunities in both public and private sectors, while also empowering them with the relevant skills and start-up loans ranging from R1 000 to R100 000,” explained NYDA chief executive Steven Ngubeni in a statement last week.center_img The agency is calling on South Africans experienced in the areas of leadership, management and business to volunteer to be mentors. According to the agency, young entrepreneurs face several barriers including lack of finance to start or expand their businesses, inadequate mentorship and business opportunities, and lack of business management and other appropriate skills. Among those who have come onboard are successful NYDA and Ithubalentsha ambassadors: Rita Zwane, owner of Imbizo Buy & Braai (popularly known as Busy Corner), author and activist for people with disabilities, Nenio Mbazima, and Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, CEO of South African digital marketing agency, KrazyBoyz Digital. For more information about Ithubalentsha Micro-Enterprise Programme and how to get involved, potential mentors and young entrepreneurs can visit the NYDA website at www.nyda.gov.za or e-mail [email protected] South Africa’s National Youth Development Agency has launched the Ithubalentsha Micro Enterprise Programme, which will provide young aspirant and established entrepreneurs with training, mentorship, micro-enterprise finance, market linkages and access to business opportunities. It says all these factors combined often become entry barriers to business or result in a high failure rate among start-up businesses initiated by young entrepreneurs. Focus is on experienced entrepreneurs, business consultants, middle or senior managers, retired professionals, and life/business coaches. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Office Apps on the iPhone: iPhone vs Blackberry

first_imgIt’s possible the iPhone launch on Friday 29 June is more hype than substance – indeedthecurrent poll we’re running on R/WW has only 20% of respondants interested in buyingan iPhone as soon as it’s released! 41% have no plans to buy one and a further 18% saidthey’ll never buy one. The poll is below, if you’d like to have your say. Nevertheless,there is a flurry ofweb development activity around the iPhone. One of the more surprising aspects ofthis is that enterprise apps are being built for, or ported to, the iPhone.iZoho announced We mentioned in our previous post that CRM provider Etelos had created aniPhone version of its product. Today Zoho has announced an iPhoneversion of their Web Office suite, called (naturally enough) iZoho. It currently allows users to view documents,spreadsheets and presentations. As of now, only documents can be edited. And Zoho hasn’tactually tested this on iPhone yet, so they say they will add more features “after we getto play with iPhone.”The big question around all of this is: how much adoption will the iPhone get in theenterprise? We know that the iPhone will be mostly a consumer play, as with the majorityof Apple products. But on the other hand, the Blackberry has been an enormous success inthe enterprise. In many ways, the iPhone will compete with the Blackberry – and italready looks to have much better Web support. Zoho noted this about iPhone in their blog post:“…a device with a big screen, built in Wi-Fi, good usability and a full fledgedbrowser will only improve the chances of practically using web apps on a mobiledevice.”Raju Vegesna from Zoho told me they don’t have a version for Blackberry and that developing Zoho for theBlackberry would be much more difficult. “iPhone was easy because we didn’t do lots ofchanges”, Raju said, “we just supported Safari. But that’s not thecase with Blackberry. We’d have to do a specific version for it, as it is not a fullfledged browser.”Conclusion: Watch out Blackberry!In response to a question from Simon Leyland about business use of the iPhone in ourprevious post, a commenter named Dan responded:“Simon, I am not sure that iPhones will be less desirable than Blackberry’s to theEnterprise. The Exec. and outside sales teams seem to be ideal for browser-based appsthat get them their data. Why not? I have been using a Blackberry for years and ready totry something new. I would love to get at my data from a smaller device than a laptop.But I may be the exception to the rule.”I think Dan is right and there will be demand from businesses for the iPhone, despitethe higher price. The iPhone has better Web support than the Blackberry and by allaccounts is easier to use (although we won’t know for sure till Friday). What do youthink – will there be demand in the enterprise for the iPhone? How will this affectBlackberry? Tags:#Analysis#Apple#web#Web Office richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Remember that iPad Wi-Fi Bug? It’s Back…and Affecting iPhones, Too

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#NYT#web center_img A little over a year ago, some new iPad owners found they were having issues with the device’s Wi-Fi connection. Signals were weak, or worse, dropped altogether. The only solution at the time, before Apple released a fix, was to disable and re-enable the Wi-Fi connection.Now, that same problem has returned, and this time, other iOS devices are affected, too, including the iPhone and the iPod Touch.Issues After 4.3.3 UpgradeAfter updating my iPad to iOS version 4.3.3, I discovered this problem had again resurfaced, but it was even worse than before. My connection wouldn’t just drop after the iPad went to sleep, as it had in the past, it would lose the connection when I was actively using the device, even while surfing the Web.I did not immediately assume this was an Apple bug, of course. I believed it was a problem affecting only my iPad. Still, I did a little research via the Apple forums to look for help and possible fixes.And it appears I’m not alone. Several iOS owners have posted similar stories on Apple’s official online Support Communities website.Here are a selection of the complaints I found listed:iPhone 4 says it connects to the Wi-Fi network, but the Wi-Fi icon never appearsWi-Fi keeps disconnecting and reconnecting on its ownCan no longer use Wi-Fi at all unless within close proximity to the routerCan’t connect to Wi-Fi at all on device running 4.3.3, but devices running 4.3.1 have no trouble on same networkWi-Fi won’t work, and resetting network settings doesn’t fixWi-Fi shows signal, but device can’t connect to the InternetThe complaints continue, all variations on this same theme. There are dozens upon dozens of these. Here are a few of the relevant Apple Forum links, if you want to read through them yourself:iPhone 4 Cannot Connect to home Wi-FiAfter iPhone 4 4.3.3 update wifi not workingWiFi issue on 4.3.3Losing Wi-Fi network connection and passwordios 4.3 updateThe Cult of Mac blog is also reporting on this issue, but notes they have not experienced the problem themselves on the iPad 2. The article suggests a few possible fixes, including doing a hard reset, “forgetting” the Wi-Fi network on the device and reseting your device’s network settings. For what it’s worth, these fixes won’t work for everyone, but they are worth trying if you have issues.A temporary workaround is to switch off the Wi-Fi connection, then turn it back on. This will restore the connection until it drops again, but a real fix needs to come from Apple.Wi-Fi Woes a Constant Apple ComplaintFor whatever reason, networking issues seem to crop up on Apple devices on a fairly regular basis when Apple releases new software. It’s an odd miss for a company so focused on perfecting the end user experience and creating products designed for ease-of-use.When the iPhone 3.0 software launched in 2009, Wi-Fi issues first appeared, and were later fixed by a software update. In July 2009, owners of the newest iPhone, the iPhone 3GS, began seeing the same issue. When iOS 3.1 arrived in September 2009, the issues remained. Eventually, a software update resolved the problem for me and my iPad, while others, even as late as iOS 4.2.1, have not been so lucky.In other words, we’re not surprised to see new Wi-Fi bugs with Apple’s latest release, but we are a bit disappointed that this is one thing Apple can’t get to “just work.”Let us know if you’re having Wi-Fi issues on 4.3.3, too, in the comments section below. And please tell us if you were able to fix it, and how! Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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Florida Enacts Local Business Tax Exemption for Honorably Discharged Veterans

first_imgA Florida local business tax exemption is enacted for veterans, spouses of veterans, certain servicemembers, and low-income persons. The following are entitled to an exemption from a business tax and any fees:– a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who was honorably discharged upon separation from service, or the spouse or unremarried surviving spouse of such a veteran;– the spouse of an active duty military servicemember who has relocated to the county or municipality pursuant to a permanent change of station order;– a person who is receiving public assistance; and– a person whose household income is below 130% of the federal poverty level based on the current year’s federal poverty guidelines.A person must complete and sign, under penalty of perjury, a Request for Fee Exemption to be furnished by the local governing authority. Written documentation in support of such an exemption request must also be provided. If a person who is exempt owns a majority interest in a business with fewer than 100 employees, the business is exempt. Such a person must also complete and sign, under penalty of perjury, a Request for Fee Exemption to be furnished by the local governing authority and provide written documentation in support of his or her request.In addition, the existing $50 local business tax exemption for honorably discharged wartime veterans who are also disabled from performing manual labor, as well as the unremarried surviving spouse of such veteran, is repealed.Ch. 80 (S.B. 100), Laws 2018, effective July 1, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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