first_imgFORT BRAGG RECEPTION COMPANYLocation: Bldg. 4-1437, Corner of Normandy and Reilly StreetsPhone 396-4250/2656/5863/9716Service Provided: The Fort Bragg Reception Company is a 24-hour operation servicing all Permanent Party Soldiers to include XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division, USASOC, tenant units, and Active Guard Reserve (AGR) as well as all students coming here to attend any USAJFKSWC courses.last_img

Is Loneliness a Health Epidemic?

first_imgLast month, Britain appointed its first “minister for loneliness,” who is charged with tackling what Prime Minister Theresa May called the “sad reality of modern life.”Public-health leaders immediately praised the idea — and for good reason. In recent decades, researchers have discovered that loneliness left untreated is not just psychically painful; it also can have serious medical consequences. Rigorous epidemiological studies have linked loneliness and social isolation to heart disease, cancer, depression, diabetes and suicide. Vivek Murthy, the former United States surgeon general, has written that loneliness and social isolation are “associated with a reduction in life span similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity.”But is loneliness, as many political officials and pundits are warning, a growing “health epidemic”? Read the whole story: The New York Times More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

A QS would have helped Brazil avoid its World Cup woes

first_imgTo continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Larsen secures BIMCO role

first_imgLarsen previously served as a maritime adviser at BIMCO before joining Nordic Tankers, where he most recently held the role of director of safety, culture and security.He will lead BIMCO’s efforts in developing the association’s maritime security guidance to the industry, and will ensure that BIMCO and its members are at the forefront of maritime security developments. www.bimco.orglast_img

Rise in partner numbers points to upturn

first_imgThe number of partners at UK law firms rose significantly this year as the rate of ‘firing and retiring’ fell, according to a survey by an accountancy firm.Figures show an overall net increase of 2,795 partnership posts this year, reversing the net loss of 153 partner roles seen in 2011/12, a report by Wilkins Kennedy says. A key factor behind the rise in partner numbers was that 44% fewer partnership posts terminated than in the previous year. In 2012-13, 3,077 partnership posts were closed, down from 5,487 the year before that.The figures also show a 10% increase in new partnership roles being created, with 5,872 posts started this year, up from 5,334 in 2011/12. In total 38,740 partners were practising at UK law firms in 2012.
Wilkins Kennedy suggests the findings show that the worst of the downturn may be over for many firms, although problems may still remain at the smaller end of the market.
Tommy White, partner at Wilkins Kennedy, said: ‘Although many firms are still adapting to the more challenging market conditions, this marked fall in apparent firing and retiring of partners at UK law firms is perhaps an indicator that the stop-start restructuring and cost-cutting of the legal sector is now past its worst.’
Explaining the reasons for the change, he suggested: ‘On the one hand, after the unprecedented partner redundancies and forced retirements which have taken place recently, most firms have by now already taken the opportunity to offer early retirement to those partners that perhaps were not performing and contributing to profitability.
‘At the same time, more partners who near retirement age, but are still generating income for the firm, are deciding to delay their retirement – where their existing partnership structure permits.’

But White notes that the attitude to partnership of many associates is changing with many no longer seeing it as the pinnacle of their career. ‘Associates are starting to question whether partnership is really the be-all and end-all for their careers. Some are seeing a salary and bonus arrangement based on their own personal performance as preferable to what can be the much more volatile earnings of a profit sharing partner,’ he said.last_img read more

Shenzhen signs Line 4 deal

first_imgHONG KONG metro operator MTR Corp signed a 30-year agreement in principle on January 15 to extend and operate Line 4 of the metro network in neighbouring Shenzhen. The BOT deal was signed by MTR Chief Executive Chow Chung-Kong and Liu Jiasheng of the Shenzhen Municipal Development Planning Bureau.Under the corporation’s first investment project outside the Hong Kong region, an MTR subsidiary company will build the second phase of Line 4 and operate the entire route after this is completed at the end of 2008. Ownership of the line will pass to the city government at the end of the concession period.The 4·5 km first phase is expected to open later this year, and will initially be run by Shenzhen Metro Corp. It runs south from Shaoniangong to the Hong Kong border crossing at Huanggang, where it will provide interchange to KCR’s Lok Ma Chau spur. The 16·5 km second phase will run north from Shaoniangong through the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Longhua New Town, bringing the total number of stations to 14. The 6bn yuan extension will be funded by the project company, whose equity of 2·4bn yuan will be provided by MTR. Other strategic investors may be sought, although MTR would retain a controlling stake. Up to 60% of the funding will come from ‘other sources’. The project company has been allocated land along the route for development, and plans to build up to 26000 apartments with a total floor area of 269400m2.last_img read more

JPS CEO states that about 1 million Jamaicans are benefiting from…

first_imgThe City of Miami has joined the international movement in support of the Paris climate accord. On Saturday the Miami City Hall and the Miami Tower was illuminated in green to express our commitment to the Paris Agreement. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joined mayors across the country in signing the Climate Mayors letter promising to “adopt, honor, and uphold the commitment to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement.”CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company, Kelly Tomblin has complained that about 180,000 homes, about one million people, are benefiting from electricity theft, Frustrated by the level and persistence of the theft, JPS, in January this year, said it was ready to name, shame, and prosecute offenders — a 180-degree turn in its policy of declining to take legal action against electricity thieves who, Tomblin had disclosed last year, were costing the company US$2 million per month.Trinidad and Tobago Member of Parliament for Caroni Central Dr Bhoe Tewarie, has called for allowances in that country’s marriage bill for the marriage of 16-year-olds, where there is judicial scrutiny, parental consent as well as the consent of the 16-year-old. Tewarie said however that he was against child marriage, forced marriage and the “interfering with underaged girls and little children by big men.”And in Sports West Indies claimed a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the opening Twenty20 international. Led by Marlon Samuels, Evin Lewis and Chadwick Walton, the West Indies successfully chased down the 110-run target with 21 balls remaining in St Kitts on Friday. Samuels top scored with 35 and he was supported by openers Lewis (26) and Walton (22) as the home team reached 114-4 at Warner Park in St Kitts.Here’s What’s TrendingAriana Grande has reacted to the latest terror attack in London, just two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester.  The twin attacks in the capital came as the Boca Raton-based pop star was preparing for Sunday’s charity concert that she had organized to raise funds for those affected by the Manchester Arena attack on May 22. As details emerged of the latest atrocity, Grande tweeted: “Praying for London.” In addition to seven fatalities, 48 people are being treated in hospital after being injured in the attack. It is the third terrorist atrocity in Britain in less than three months after the Westminster and Manchester attacks in March and MayFor Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be cloudy with widespread showers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, with a high of 88 and a low of 75 degrees. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

Increase in price of Hillsborough cigarettes not justified

first_img Share Hillsborough Menthol Special filter tip. Photo credit: cigarettespedia.comGeneral Manager of JAS Garraway & Company Limited, Cheryl Rolle, has revealed that her company has not increased its sale price.Reports indicate that consumers are purchasing the product at an increased price in some supermarkets and shops across the island.Cheryl Rolle has informed that any increase in the sale price of the product is not justified.“The price of Hillsborough cigarettes has not increased at all and there is just no justification for anyone to increase the selling prices to the public. If it has been increased, it has been increased by people who are coming to buy, perhaps they were misled by the announcement in the budget of an increase in the duties on tobacco, but that has not affected the company.Finance Minister and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during his delivery of the 2012/2013 budget that the import duty on cigarettes would increase from 45 to 75% as of September 1st, 2012.Hillsborough Special. Photo credit:Rolle explained that this hike in import duty does not apply to Hillsborough cigarettes as they are locally manufactured.“As far as I understand it there was a pronouncement in the budget that import duties on cigarettes would be increased and I underscore import duties on cigarettes will be increased from 45 to 75%. Import duties were indicated to have been increased. We are not importers of cigarettes, we are manufacturers of cigarettes. We manufacture cigarettes, we sell cigarettes to the domestic market and we export our cigarettes”.She reiterated that there has been no increase by her company of the price of the cigarettes.“Any upward adjustment of price of Hillsborough cigarette in the domestic market is wrong. The wholesale and retail prices of cigarettes should not be adjusted upwards,” she said. Hillsborough cigarettes are produced in king size (90 mm), soft or hard pack, 6 or 20 cigarettes in a pack in menthol and all natural tobacco flavors.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Increase in price of Hillsborough cigarettes not justified by: – September 10, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 468 Views   2 commentslast_img read more

2012 Meritorious Service awardee; Renata Siegenthaler

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews 2012 Meritorious Service awardee; Renata Siegenthaler by: – November 3, 2012 62 Views   no discussions Renata is a Swiss national who has lived legally among us for almost thirty years. She first visited as a tourist but according to her, it was love at first sight. She kept coming back over the next couple years and eventually made Dominica her home.A few years ago her application for Dominican citizenship was finally approved and celebrated by all who have come to know and love this lady.Renata’s love for Dominica and its people is quietly expressed in diverse areas. She sells the country as a tourist destination and thru her influence many stay over visitors of her country Switzerland are in turn discovering and enjoying the natural beauty of our land.Renata has developed initiatives for humanitarian assistance wherever she sees a need, she has worked with schools throughout the island in areas of sports, cultural development, sponsoring sports uniforms and gear and even science laboratory equipment for our schools. She started and sponsored many school feeding programs and transportation of students in areas like Belles, Savanne Pai, Carib Reserve and others. Recently she helped establish and partly funded the ‘Eat Fish Program ‘in collaboration with the government of Dominica Fisheries Division.In order to finance these activities Renata initiated an organization known as KID through which she can seek funding and better access assistance for the youth of Dominica. Every year, at this time; she returns on a working vacation to Europe to raise more funds for her projects- From science equipment for our schools to football and tennis gear for sports clubs.Press releaselast_img read more

WCMF wowing French West Indies

first_img Sharing is caring! 424 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share EntertainmentLocalNews WCMF wowing French West Indies by: – July 21, 2016 Dominica (July 21, 2016) – The 2016 World Creole Music Festival continues to build on its momentum with increased promotion in the French West Indies.Following the successful launch of the Festival in Guadeloupe and Martinique in late June which featured Dominica’s princess of song, Michele Henderson; Leroy “Wadix” Charles, Public Relations Officer of the Festival and Ezra Winston, Marketing Executive at Discover Dominica Authority concluded a media blitz in Guadeloupe last week and are currently in Martinique promoting travel to Dominica this summer and the World Creole Music Festival.This promotional drive will provide visibility of the World Creole Music Festival to a significant share of the Martinique and Guadeloupe markets.“Year over year, the largest number of visitors for the World Creole Music Festival originates from the French West Indies,” said Festival and Events Manager Claudine Springer. “We’re thus always excited for the opportunity to promote the Festival in our sister islands, and at the prospect of further strengthening the direct foreign exchange our nations enjoy.”The 19th World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 28th – 30th 2016, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, in Roseau Dominica, featuring Ophelia, Timaya, Wyclef Jean, Original Bouyon Pioneers, Popcaan, Le Grand Mechant Zouk, Morgan Heritage, Kes the Band, Mr. Killa, Akon, Gentleman, Michele Henderson, Asa Bantan and more. For more information on the 19th Annual World Creole Music Festival, visit www.DominicaFestivals.comlast_img read more