Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marine receives Marine of the Year Award

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 19, 2017  – Nassau – Leading Seaman Sharif Turnquest joined an elite list of marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, after he was recognized as the Marine of the year 2017 at the force’s Annual Christmas Carol Service at the Defence Force Base.A total of 14 marines were recognized by their various sections for their outstanding and dedicated services throughout the year. Sharif, a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) in the Training Department was successful in placing first overall as the overall results.   He became the latest recipient of the coveted Leon Smith Award.  This prize is in honor of the first Bahamian Commodore who headed the Defence Force from 1983 – 1997.   Both he and his wife were in attendance to present the award.“I based my career on some of the positive principles instilled within me by some of my seniors on the Force,” says Turnquest.   “A Marine is at his best when no-one is watching; I always dare to stand out in the crowd; I always thrived to maintain a standard; For every action, there are consequences, and once you understand the consequences, you will be careful of your actions.”Able Seaman Lashando Greene from the Port Security Department was the 1st runner-up, Able Seaman Delron Mitchell from the Airwing Department was awarded the 2nd runner-up; and Leading Seaman Durant Roker from the Headquarters Department received the 3rd runner-up award.Minister of National Security, the Honorable Marvin Dames congratulated all the winners via a teleconference as he emphasized his government’s commitment to continue working efficiently with the men and women of the Defence Force.   Commodore Tellis Bethel also extended his congratulations to all of the awardees and thanked them for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.Leading Seaman Turnquest joined the training staff in 2012.   Prior to that, he served 8 years in the Commando Squadron Department.  He has undergone numerous training locally and internationally.   These include the Military Dive, Combat Dive, Physical Training Instructor and the Skill-At-Arms Courses.   A decorated marine, Turnquest hopes to be an inspiration to others as he continues to fulfill the Defence Force’s mandate in Guarding Our Heritage.(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website:, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritagePress Release: RBDFlast_img read more

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City audit confirms more employees opting to leave than retire

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A report from the City Auditor’s office shows San Diego does a poor job of keeping high performing employees, and is not effective in punishing poor performing employees. These, and other factors are costing taxpayers about 39 million dollars annually. The problems center around recruitment, employee development, and career advancement. 431 managers, supervisors and 40 percent of city workers were surveyed. The report found the number of retirements or other separations intersected in 2016, and now more employees are leaving than retiring. 30% of respondents felt the city was not effective in retaining workers but did a much better job in recruitment and career advancement- but it got low marks for not punishing workers who were performing poorly. KUSI’s Steve Bosh has more: Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 11, 2018 September 11, 2018 Steve Bosh, City audit confirms, more employees opting to leave than retirelast_img read more

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Jon Stewart on New Yorkers Obama Cover Its Just a Fing Cartoon

first_imgCheck out the video: Among the absurd amount of reactionary hype the New Yorker’s controversial Obama cover generated this week, my favorite response comes from the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who sums up some of my sentiments nicely.He also criticizes Obama for denouncing the cover:”Really? You know what your response should’ve been? It’s very easy: Barack Obama is in no way upset about the cartoon that depicts him as a Muslim extremist. Because you know who gets upset about cartoons? Muslim extremists! Of which Barack Obama is not. It’s just a f*cking cartoon!”last_img

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At WPI

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — The following local residents were among 1,598 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2019 semester:Zachary Abbott is a member of the class of 2019 majoring in civil engineering.Michael Gake is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in industrial engineering and professional writing.David Robie is a member of the class of 2021 majoring in aerospace engineering.Bridget Sullivan is a member of the class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering.The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A-level in courses and projects.“WPI’s academic programs are rigorous and require a level of independence beyond what is required in traditional courses. WPI students go beyond the classroom to work on open-ended problems in and for communities around the world. The problems are important and the impact is real,” said dean of undergraduate studies Arthur C. Heinricher. “Some of this nation’s best and brightest students come to WPI to study engineering and science and business and the humanities. Those named to the Dean’s List have excelled in all of their work, and we are exceptionally proud of these outstanding students.”About Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWPI, a global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more.(NOTE: The above announcement is from WPI via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”last_img read more

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Minor boy shot dead in Noakhali

first_img.A 10-year old boy was shot to death by a man following previous enmity with his father at Khobir Miar Bazar area of Hatia municipality in Noakhali on Sunday evening.The father also sustained bullet injury in the incident.The deceased is, Nirob, 10, a student of class V of local Rahmania Fazil Madrasa and son of Md Miraz Uddin of the upazila.Police identified the miscreant as a local named Jinnur.Miraz had a dispute with Jinnur and the fatalities occurred due to that enmity, said Hatia police station officer-in-charge Kamruzzaman Shikdar.Jinnur fired several gun shots at Miraz and his minor son all of a sudden at around 7:30pm. Both sustained bullet injuries while trying to escape, according to the police and witness.The injured were immediately rushed to the nearest Upazila Health Complex, later shifted to Noakhali General Hospital where Nirob succumbed to his injury around 12:00am on Monday, said police.A case is being processed to file in this conection.last_img read more

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Dengue not out of control yet Quader

first_imgRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRuling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the prevailing dengue situation is alarming and difficult to deal with, but not out of control yet, reports UNB.He made the remarks while delivering his speech at a photo show organised by Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, marking the Month of Mourning, at Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy in the capital.“According to media reports, some 17,000 people have been infected with dengue virus in the country. And 13,000 of them have already got back home after receiving medical treatment. You can say the situation is epidemic or whatever, but we’re working to face the situation recognising the reality,” he said.The minister went on saying, “We’ve taken this as a challenge. We’ll confront the situation under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.”He said they all are worried about the situation. “The leader (PM) is concerned. She’s receiving treatment in London; yet she’s constantly consulting us and giving us directives.”When the Health Minister was abroad, his ministry’s activities did not stop, Quader said adding: “Now instructions can be given on mobile phones. He (Health Minister) may go abroad for an emergency work; he didn’t go without permission. One minister is not the full of a ministry. He has already returned home.” Quader said there is nothing unique in dengue cases in Bangladesh as it has spread in many other countries of the world.So far, he said, 800 people have died of dengue in the Philippines, and one lakh have been infected there. They have declared the situation a national disaster, he added.Quader said dengue has also spread in Vietnam. The number of dengue infected people in India is low, but it is high in Indonesia. Many people have been affected in Thailand and Singapore as well, said the minister.last_img read more

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Baker Institute and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace launch joint project on

first_imgShareNEWS RELEASEDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduBaker Institute and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace launch joint project on prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peaceHOUSTON – (April 27, 2018) – Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace have launched a joint effort to create a report addressing current options for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The project will be headed by Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian and Carnegie Endowment Vice President Marwan Muasher.The report, to be published this fall will consider two frameworks for addressing the conflict in the years ahead: the two-state paradigm that has characterized the peace process for decades, or the parameters of coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians within a single or binational state. The project will not only seek to revisit long-standing assumptions, but will assess current realities in the Israeli, Palestinian and international political context, in an effort to evaluate practical next steps toward finding a sustainable and equitable solution.“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a core issue in the Middle East,” said Djerejian, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Syria. “Efforts to advance peace between Israel and Palestine have been stagnant since 2014, but in light of recent events – the Arab uprising and the regional consequences, unrest in Gaza, the decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in May and important questions about the future of Palestinian politics and institutions – there is a compelling need to assess the objective realities of prospects to move forward toward a negotiated peace settlement.”“With the possible breakdown of a two-state solution, the time has come to study other alternatives, specifically variations of the one-state solution, and all the possible implications for future Palestinians and Israelis,” Muasher said.Djerejian served as U.S. ambassador to Israel, assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs and U.S. ambassador to Syria.Muasher served as deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Jordan.-30-Follow the Baker Institute on Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.This news release can be found online at in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog, FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

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