CPFSA Formalising Mentorship Programme

first_img Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, says the agency is currently formalising a mentorship programme, through which young children can be guided by positive role models. “We want to create a culture where every person sees a child as his or her own. By this, we are engaging persons to create a community of protectors; persons who will help to care and protect our children,” Mrs. Gage-Grey added. Story Highlights Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, says the agency is currently formalising a mentorship programme, through which young children can be guided by positive role models.Speaking at the launch of Sarah’s Children, an advocacy group formed to protect children and the elderly from abuse, at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Spa in St. James on March 8, Mrs. Gage-Grey said “we will recruit big brothers and sisters who will be matched with our children”.“We want to create a culture where every person sees a child as his or her own. By this, we are engaging persons to create a community of protectors; persons who will help to care and protect our children,” Mrs. Gage-Grey added.The CEO said children must be protected from harm, so if a parent is neglecting his or her child, “your role is to reach out to that parent and give them as much support as possible. If we do this, we would have lessened the chances of a child being exposed to danger”.She noted that last year, the Government launched the Child Development Agency (CDA) Cares, a volunteer programme which “seeks the assistance of the public in mentoring our children”.“We can do this by adopting a home, sponsoring a child or giving service to children in the care of the State. This, we believe, can be the breakthrough in transforming the lives of our children,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.The CEO noted that persons can assist with transforming the lives of children through the Foster Care programme.“Foster care is a legal process that allows non-biological parents to provide for children in State care in a stable environment, which contributes to their overall development,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.She further pointed out that children who have been placed in foster care are usually those who have been abused, orphaned, abandoned, neglected or cannot be cared for by their parents or relatives.“We have the short-term foster care, which allows children to be placed temporarily with families while alternative arrangements for accommodation are made,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.“Then there is the permanent foster care, which provides children with an opportunity to be placed with families on a long-term basis until they are ready for independent living. There is also the kinship fostering, which allows children to be placed with relatives on a long-term or short-term basis,” she added.Mrs. Gage-Grey pointed out that there is a list of criteria to be fulfilled before one can become a foster parent, a prerequisite to ensure that children are not placed in an at-risk situation.“One has to be a responsible adult in good legal standing, who exhibits good parental qualities. That person must also be between the age of 25 and 65 years. However, consideration may be given to persons over 65 years if the individual is a relative of the child,” she explained.The CEO said that it could either be a single individual or a couple, and that placement with a single man is only done if the applicant is related to the child, or in exceptional circumstances.“There must also be evidence of a suitable accommodation for a child, taking into consideration the community on a whole,” Mrs. Gage-Grey said.“The prospective parent must also be gainfully employed or have a steady income to meet the needs of the family. There should also be a willingness to undergo a medical examination,” she added. The CEO said children must be protected from harm, so if a parent is neglecting his or her child, “your role is to reach out to that parent and give them as much support as possible. If we do this, we would have lessened the chances of a child being exposed to danger”. last_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 4 Intoxicated Woman At Town Beach Fight In

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, July 4, 2018:Railroad gates were stuck down on Woburn Street. Police notified Amtrak. (10:06am)Police issued a parking citation to a driver parked across three parking spots in Savers parking lot. (10:05am)A customer reported a Savers employee was rude to him and requested to speak to an officer. Police reviewed surveillance and determined no issue needed to be addressed. (11:33am)Police responded to reports of an intoxicated female on Town Beach. Female party has a friend with her who is sober. He will bring her home. Police stood by until female party left. (4:22pm)A caller reported parties were fighting in the McDonald’s parking lot. One party got into a white 4-door and left towards Market Basket. Two parties got into a tan 4-door Honda and left towards Tewksbury. Police will check with management tomorrow to access video cameras. (10:49pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 11: Florida Man Arrested; Hit & Run At Gas Station; Highway CrashIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Hubble spots dropdead gorgeous spiral galaxy tucked into Leo

first_img 29 Photos Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Tags Hubble reveals soul-wrenching view of the distant universe Wild Hubble Triangulum Galaxy image is telescope’s second largest ever Now playing: Watch this: Watch mice adapt to microgravity aboard the International… 1:44 Boost Mobile See it See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET NGC 2903 is located a brisk 30 million light-years away. Hubble captured the glamor shot while imaging around 145 nearby disk galaxies. “This study aimed to help astronomers better understand the relationship between the black holes that lurk at the cores of galaxies like these, and the rugby-ball-shaped bulge of stars, gas and dust at the galaxy’s center,” ESA said.This close-up view of a spiral galaxy offers a nice counterpoint to another Hubble image released this week: the Hubble Legacy Field, a view of the distant universe that encompasses around 265,000 galaxies. They may look very different, but they both have the power to stir the human soul. $59 at eBay HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Share your voice Post a comment $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Sarah Tew/CNET Read the AirPods review Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. 7 Best Buy NGC2903 is a very photogenic spiral galaxy. ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho et al. Next time you glance up at the constellation Leo draped across the night sky, think about how there’s so much more going on there than the few twinkly stars we can see with the naked eye. NASA and the European Space Agency shared a Hubble Space Telescope image this week of galaxy NGC 2903. It’s a poster child of a spiral galaxy that’s located in Leo the lion. Look at its graceful curving arms and glowing center. It’s the Idris Elba of galaxies. I would pay good money to see NGC 2903: The Movie. ESA is also in love with spiral galaxies, waxing poetic on their features: “These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust, creating truly awesome scenes.” Read the Rylo camera preview Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Angela Lang/CNET Tags Sprint $299 at Amazon Hubble looks to space Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img Chris Monroe/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) The Cheapskate Hubble wows with stunning space images Apple iPhone XS An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $210 at Best Buy What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Share your voice $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Turo DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sci-Tech $155 at Google Express Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $60 at Best Buy Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. 0 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See It Read Google Home Hub review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 Rylo See at Turo $6 at Tidal $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It See It $520 at HP NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 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BitTorrent Loses Recent CEO Adds CryptoCurrency to uTorrent

first_imgA spokesperson for Sun’s Tron blockchain startup denied that there had been disagreements between Choy and Sun following the initial publication of this story. “The two had a good working relationship,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “People leave companies in normal course of business. Tron has been steadily filling out its executive ranks with hires of seasoned people from Google, S&P and elsewhere.”One possible point of contention is BitTorrent’s increased focus on crypto-currencies: The company announced Thursday that it was adding a crypto token to its popular uTorrent Windows client. The token will initially allow uTorrent users to achieve faster download speeds.Ultimately, the company plans to use the token for other use cases as well. “BitTorrent token is the first in a series of steps to support a decentralized internet,” said Sun in a blog post. “In one giant leap, the BitTorrent client can introduce blockchain to hundreds of millions of users around the world and empower a new generation of content creators with the tools to distribute their content directly to others on the web.”The BitTorrent token will be made available on Binance, but won’t be available to U.S.-based users at launch. BitTorrent emphasized Thursday that users will always be able to opt out of the scheme as well.In addition to heading Tron, Sun is now also CEO of a newly-founded BitTorrent foundation, which is incorporated in Singapore. Choy had been CEO of BitTorrent until the acquisition, and subsequently became general manager of Tron’s storage business.His departure is just the latest in a long list of tumultuous executive changes the company underwent in recent years. Most notably, in 2016, two outside investors managed to buy themselves seats on the company’s board and install themselves as co-CEOS.The duo spearheaded an expensive expansion into the media space, including the opening of a Los Angeles production facility. Those efforts ultimately faltered; both CEOs were fired that same year, and the company shut down its L.A. studio space and effectively shuttered its media operations. Longtime BitTorrent executive and recent CEO Rogelio Choy left the company just 6 months after its acquisition by blockchain entrepreneur Justin Sun. Coincidentally, Choy’s departure comes just as BitTorrent is doubling down on blockchain tech: The company announced Thursday that it is adding a crypto-currency to its popular uTorrent client.Choy had been BitTorrent’s chief operating officer from 2012 to 2015. After a 2-year stint at an on on-demand startup, he rejoined the company in 2017 as its CEO. His departure was confirmed by a company spokesperson Thursday, who said that he “decided to pursue other opportunities.”The exact reasons for his departure are unknown at this time, but a source close to the company suggested that there had been disagreements about the direction of the company. Choy wasn’t available for comment. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Update: 9:40am: This post was updated with a statement from a Tron spokesperson. Popular on Variety last_img read more