Older Persons Celebrated at Church Service Luncheon

first_imgPhoto caption:  Church Service Celebrating Older Persons at Christ the King Church, October 23, 2017.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 24, 2017 – Nassau – Elderly persons from communities throughout New Providence were celebrated at a special church service and luncheon organized by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development along with stakeholders in commemoration of the United Nations 27th International Day of Older Persons and Older Persons Month 2017.The seniors, who ranged in ages from 65 to 90 and represented urban communities and senior citizen centres, filled Christ The King Anglican Church, Ridgeland Park, to capacity as they jubilantly worshiped and praised in songs, prayers and scripture readings on Monday, October 23rd, 2017.The theme for Older Persons Month is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” Music was provided by the Urban Renewal Combined Senior Choir and the Department of Social Services Choir.    Archdeacon James Palacious, Rector of Christ the King Church, also rendered a solo.   Acting Director Lillian Quant-Forbes, represented the Hon. Lanesha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development.Archdeacon Palacious, in his sermon, appealed to the seniors to positively influence the young people in their families and in the community, teaching them values of integrity, honesty, good manners, respect for elders and cleanliness.   He urged the elderly to let go of regrets and ‘hurts in their hearts’ including unforgiveness, bitterness and envy and encouraged them to nourish their bodies through exercise, eating right and positive thinking.The service was followed by a luncheon in Christ the King’s Parish Centre sponsored by the Department of Social Services Senior Citizens Division, and the Urban Renewal Unit.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS)center_img Related Items:last_img read more

Project to revive Kalimpong Craft doubles up as livelihood source for residents

first_imgKolkata: The project by the West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board to revive the handicrafts here popularly known as Kalimpong Craft in the Hill has been contributing in the development of the livelihood of the people.Senior officials of the Khadi and village industries board recently visited Kalimpong to make an detailed study on the ongoing projects initiated by them. The popularity of the Kalimpong Crafts has been waning, thanks to the neglect of the previous board of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) in the Darjeeling Hills. However, with the setting up of arts and handicraft development centres at places such as Kurseong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Sipaidhura, Sukhia Pokri and some other places to provide a platform for these craftsmen in marketing their products in a better way has started yielding good results. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataCounters have been set up beside these Centres for display and sale of their products. It may be mentioned that Kalimpong is famous for weaving of Tibetan woolen carpets. The wool for the same is spun by the Tibetan women of Darjeeling on the traditional spinning wheels known as Chassba. Generally, bold colours and geometric patterns are used. The most common of all carpets is the dun a small bedside carpet which has up to 60 knots to a square inch. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”A number of people associated with these crafts had shifted to other places and took up other vocations. We had wooed them to return to their area of expertise and accordingly groomed them to take up work at these AHDC’s,” a senior official of WBKVIB said. The handicrafts of the Hills are quite different from the crafts existing in the rest of Bengal and it expresses cultural heritage of Buddhism prevailing in the eastern Himalayas. Traditional hill craftsmen prepare the sculptural model of bronze figure using direct wax for each bronze figure. They are also skilled at making beautiful cane baskets of various designs and shapes which have multiple uses. A number of people in Kalimpong who were involved in collection and sale of honey has been trained with the modern techniques of apiculture. They have been provided with modified boxes which are capable of storing more honey after dismantling a hive. “We have tied up with the local horticulture society who are helping the locals to uplift their livelihood,” the official added. Training has been provided to around 500 people and WBKVIB has a target to train more than 1200 people.last_img read more

The Best Email You Ever Wrote

first_img Register Now » Do you remember the best email you’ve ever written?Seriously, think about it.What is the most unforgettable, amazing, memorable, hall of fame-worthy email you have ever written?Think hard.You may remember some email you received that gave some amazing news. Maybe you recall an email that brought terrible news. You may not remember the actual email. But you at least remember the meaning of that message, right? According to the Gmail sent folder of my startup of three years, I have sent 9,549 emails. I have to remember some of those.Keep thinking hard.The truth is, you don’t remember the unavoidable subject line or the dearth of paragraphs you wrote. You don’t remember the incredible craftsmanship of the verbs and adjectives you pounded by keystroke.You don’t remember the cherry-on-top conclusion you finished with or the well-manicured email signature you included after your name. Related: Beware the Promise to ‘Fix’ EmailTime for an email intervention?A post on First Round Capital’s blog states, “The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day.” It continues to say 30 percent of that time is spent on email. That’s 1,400 hours a year spent on email.Email is an incredibly powerful tool. It lets people connect across the globe and accelerate communication. Thanks to email, a little design startup in South Dakota can do business with Fortune 500 companies around the world.But should a CEO spend 30 percent of his time in his inbox?After months of habit building, I’ve created a morning routine that protects me from email for the first hour. I start by putting my phone in the other room so that when I wake up, my morning routine doesn’t involve reading the latest barrage of email. I try to get through my morning routine of drinking water, stretching, having coffee, showering and getting ready for the day before I dive into my inbox. Start off your day on the right foot.Every day I still find myself falling victim to email by 10 a.m. and then being a prisoner of my inbox throughout the day.I don’t want to know how much time is wasted simply clicking the Gmail tab in my browser to see if I’ve got mail. On the surfacem checking email is an innocent addiction that people justify by telling themselves they are being productive and “getting things done” by deleting and responding to emails one by one.When people truly consider the amount of time spent dealing with their inbox, they discover their addiction is not so innocent and is kidnapping their attention and energy every day. Stop treating email like it’s the most important thing in your life. Don’t let your inbox dictate your day. Little red notification numbers do not dictate your success or failure. Email processing should not be the most important part of your day.Besides the 9,549 emails I’ve sent out, my inbox shows another 16,431 emails received.Say, I can’t remember the best email I’ve ever written and neither can you.It’s not worth it.Related: What Monsters Are Lurking in Your Team’s Inboxes? Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read February 25, 2015last_img read more

Ethereum community postpones Constantinople post vulnerability detection from ChainSecurity

first_imgThe Ethereum developers announced yesterday that they are pulling back the Constantinople Hard Fork Upgrade after a vulnerability that could allow hackers to steal users’ funds was reported. This upgrade was scheduled to launch today, January 16th. This issue, known as the ‘reentrancy attack’ in the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 1283. was identified by a smart contract audit firm ChainSecurity. They also reported about the bug in detail in a Medium blog post yesterday. According to the Ethereum official blog, “Security researchers like ChainSecurity and TrailOfBits ran (and are still running) analysis across the entire blockchain. They did not find any cases of this vulnerability in the wild. However, there is still a non-zero risk that some contracts could be affected.” According to a statement by Ethereum Core Developers and the Ethereum Security Community, “Because the risk is non-zero and the amount of time required to determine the risk with confidence is longer the amount of time available before the planned Constantinople upgrade, a decision was reached to postpone the fork out of an abundance of caution.” The blog posted by ChainSecurity explained the cause of the potential vulnerability and have also suggested how smart contracts can be tested for vulnerabilities. The blog highlighted that the EIP-1283 introduces cheaper gas cost for SSTORE operations. If the upgrade took place, the smart contracts on the chain could have utilized code patterns that would make them vulnerable to re-entrancy attack. However, these smart contracts would not have been vulnerable before the attack. Afri Schoedon, the hard fork coordinator at Ethereum said, “We will decide (sic) further steps on Friday in the all-core-devs call. For now it will not happen this week. Stay tuned for instructions.” To know more about this news in detail, visit the Ethereum official blog. Read Next Ethereum classic suffered a 51% attack; developers deny, state a new ASIC card was tested Ethereum’s 1000x Scalability Upgrade ‘Serenity’ is coming with better speed and security: Vitalik Buterin at Devcon Origin DApp: A decentralized marketplace on Ethereum mainnet aims to disrupt gig economy platforms like Airbnb and Uberlast_img read more