WHS Class Of 1998 20th Reunion Announced

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School Class of 1998 is celebrating its 20th Class Reunion on Saturday, November 24, from 7pm to 11pm, at Luna Rossa (1699 Shawsheen Street, Tewksbury). Join us for great music, appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets, which cost $40, can be purchased HERE.(Do you know of any other Wilmington High or Shawsheen Tech reunions coming up? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14In “Education”WHS Class Of 1979 Announces 40th Reunion On September 21In “Education”WHS Class Of 1988 30th Reunion AnnouncedIn “Education”last_img read more

1 In 3 Texans Experience Domestic Violence

first_img Share In 2016, the San Antonio Police Department responded to 34,000 calls for domestic violence and so far this year, 31,000 calls have already been made for the same issue. Domestic violence includes threats or abusive actions made to intimidate or injure another person in the home – regardless of age, gender or relationship status – and typically escalates over time. A new statewide report from the Texas Council on Family Violence shows that Bexar County is one of the top five counties with the highest number of domestic violence deaths in the state.Bexar County has the highest rate of domestic violence reports per capita in Texas and one of the highest in the nation, according to Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.The lethality of domestic violence cases are also a concern statewide, with over 100 Texas women killed each year since 2011. Children who witness violence are also twice as likely to abuse as adults.last_img read more

Mamata dismisses talk of being PM candidate

first_imgNew Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday sought to dismiss talk of her being a Prime Ministerial candidate, saying her priority was the ousting of the BJP government at the Centre for which the opposition should come together. “I am nobody. I am a very simple worker. Let me just continue as a commoner. I want that this government must go, this BJP government. They are doing maximum political vendetta and atrocities with the people. So we want that everybody should be united. Let us work together, don’t think of Prime Ministerial candidate. Think of the country,” she told the media in Parliament House. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Banerjee, who has upped the ante on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, said that 40 lakh people whose names were missing from the list were the family members of this country. “They belong to various states. They are our family members. They should not tell people to go out.” Asked about BJP President Amit Shah’s statement that he would be going to West Bengal to address a rally on August 11, she said: “Let him go. Let him go all the 365 days. Bengal is for everybody. Bengal welcomes everybody. It is their party problem.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed In reply to a question on Shah’s comment about infiltrators and her remarks about a bloodbath, the Trinamool Congress chief said: “What I am saying is that what the BJP is doing will create bloodbath. They are playing with fire.” Asked about her meetings with various political parties including BJP leader L.K. Advani, she said: “I have been a Member of Parliament for seven times. I have maintained best of relations with all. And it is a kind of courtesy meeting.”last_img read more

Easing partners stress may up your selfesteem

first_imgIs your partner dealing with bouts of depression? Try easing his/her stress as it may also boost your self-esteem, researchers suggest.The findings showed that a man’s feelings of self-esteem gets a boost from supporting a depressed partner.For women, receiving support from their partner led to increased self-esteem and reduced depression in the future.”Giving to their partner made them feel better about themselves,” said Matthew Johnson, Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Efforts from a partner to help alleviate stress may prevent the development or worsening of mental health problems and, in fact, could help keep the relationship healthy,” Johnson added.The study also showed that women with higher-self-esteem and men with fewer symptoms of depression received more support from their partners in times of stress.”Those who have better mental health to start with may have the capacity to reach out for support when needed and are better able to manage stress on their own, but they are likely not the people who would benefit most from a partner’s help,” Johnson said, in the paper published in the journal Developmental Psychology. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBut helping your loved one stick it out through a bout of depression can help their future mental health, he added.Stress takes a toll on physical and mental health, as well as close relationships, so that support can help a person better cope with it.”When we experience stress, especially high levels of stress, we are particularly vulnerable and perhaps that’s why partner support in those times is so impactful and long-lasting,” Johnson noted.For the study, the team surveyed couples on their levels of depression, self-esteem and mutual support and showed that the more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them.last_img read more

To Achieve Big Datas Potential Get it Into the Boardroom

first_imgAugust 5, 2014 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global To get the full business value from big data, companies are focusing less on the three Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety) and more on the four Ms of big data:  Make me more money! New sources of data, coupled with advanced analytics, can improve customer engagement, optimize business processes and point to new monetization opportunities.A recent Forrester study by Brian Hopkins and Fatemeh Khatibloo highlights the critical role of a business-centric focus in the big data discussion. Hopkins and Khatibloo argue that technology-focused executives within a business will think of big data as a technology and fail to convey its importance to the boardroom.Related: Not Using Big Data for Hiring? You May Be Missing Out on the Best Candidates.Businesses of all sizes must reframe the big data conversation with stakeholders in the boardroom. The questions are, where exactly should businesses focus their big data capabilities and how do we define the realm of what is possible?Before you begin these discussions, you must assess your level of big data maturity. Companies tend to be at one of four phases:Business monitoring. Leveraging basic analytics to assess company performance and alerting relevant members of your organization.Business insights. The evolution of monitoring, business insights are gleaned when stats, predictive analytics and data mining are used to inform business processes and improve performance.Business optimization.  As a business begins to glean insights, they can begin to use analytics to automatically optimize certain aspects of business operators. An example of optimization is a retailer that could automate product pricing based on purchase patterns, inventory and social media insights.Data monetization.  The level of business maturity where organizations are trying to sell data to other organizations, integrate analytics into products to create new levels of intelligence or leverage insights to improve the customer experience.Related: Why Spending on Big Data Isn’t a Waste (Infographic)Organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are at varying points on the maturity curve. That’s not stopping them from pushing forward on their big data journeys. Think of a credit card company creating location-based offers, a high-tech manufacturer improving supplier quality and reliability, an energy producer reducing costs through preventive maintenance or even a public school improving student performance while increasing teacher retention.  All these organizations are leveraging new sources of data, coupled with advanced analytics, to uncover new insights about their customers, products, campaigns and students to optimize key business processes and uncover new monetization opportunities.Companies like John Deere are also on a big data journey. According to Forrester, the company is planning to arm farmers with data-driven insight using weather, geography, soil composition and seed genetic data. With that type of information, farmers will be able to better understand what, where and how to plant crops to yield more bushels per acre.Whether you’re a small/mid-sized business or one of the world’s largest legacy manufacturers, there are four lessons that can be learned when approaching big data.   1. Develop and feed an insatiable appetite for data. Whether through sensor or purchased, data is good. More data is better.  You need to identify the relative value of the data with respect to the targeted business initiative.2.  Intimately understand your targeted users. Invest time to capture your target’s key business processes, and then decompose each process into its supporting decisions, questions, and data sources.3. Visualize the user experience. Be bold and audacious. Create a compelling vision for the targeted users and set a high bar for the organization. Start with a simple dashboard, make it more actionable, ensure that actionable insight is readily apparent, and make it “iPod simple” (one button to execute) to take action.4. Focus on the business. Take time to identify where and how new sources of customer, product and operational data can be coupled with advanced analytics to optimize key business processes, improve customer engagement and uncover new monetization opportunities. Leverage envisioning techniques and collaboration between business stakeholders and key IT personnel to identify use cases that can deliver meaningful and actionable business insight in six to nine months.Ultimately, big data only matters if it can help organizations improve the business and make more money by increasing customer acquisition, reducing customer churn, reducing operational and maintenance costs, optimizing prices and yield, reducing risks and errors, improving compliance and more.Remember that  no matter the size of your business, you don’t need a big data strategy. You need a business strategy that incorporates big data.Related: Big Data Isn’t Just For Big Businesses Anymore Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more