WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department is offering a Citizen CPR course on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10am to noon, at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street). Attendance at BOTH classes is required.The course is taught by certified instructors from the Wilmington Police Department. The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a lifeThese classes are open to anyone who lives or works in Wilmington and are free of charge. Spouses, parents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning a new skill and meeting new friends are encouraged to apply.There is some minor physical activity required for the course, such as kneeling on the floor and practicing skills learned in the class on manikins.Due to the extreme popularity that this course has enjoyed, the application periods are open for just short periods of time prior to each course.This course is sanctioned by the American Heart Association.Register HERE to sign up for the course.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Police Department.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police To Offer Free Citizen CPR Class On December 9In “Citizen CPR Class”10 Things To Do In Wilmington Today (December 9, 2015)In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Police & Fire Chiefs Recognize The Officers & Citizens Who Responded To The Silver Lake TragedyIn “Government”
Noel Tata joins Tata Trusts boardDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesIn a move that has created quite a buzz in the industry, Tata Trusts has appointed Ratan Tata’s half-brother Noel Tata on the board. Noel’s entry into the board of Tata Trusts, which controls the Tata Group, has now sparked speculations on if he could be the successor to the current chairman.Rumours of Noel being inducted into the board have been going on for a while and the Economic Times had earlier reported that NA Soonawala, who is known to be close to Ratan, also supported the idea of bringing Noel on board. It is believed that this is the company’s way of ensuring that control of the company remains within the Tata family.Speaking of Noel’s appointment, a senior executive in the company said that this was one of the several appointments that would happen in “due course.” “These are the individuals that the Trusts expect to benefit from, thanks to their vast experience,” ET quoted the executive as saying.With this, Noel is the third brother to be a part of the board. Ratan’s younger brother Jimmy has been a trustee for almost 30 years now.Who is Noel Tata? Noel Naval Tata is an Indian businessman, who serves as the chairman of the Tata Investment Corporation and Trent Limited. He is also the managing director of Tata International.Born in 1957, Noel is the son of Naval Tata and Simone Tata and is the half-brother of Ratan and Jimmy.He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex, after which he went to the INSEAD business school in France.He started off at Tata International, which offered Tata Group’s products and services in foreign countries.In 1999, he was appointed as the managing director of Trent Ltd, an arm of the Tata Group that was started by his mother.After the Tata Group acquired Lilewoods International — changing its name to Westside — Noel is credited with turning the brand into a profitable venture.In 2003, Noel also took over as the director of Titan Industries and Voltas and experts believed that he was being groomed to succeed Ratan as the head of the group.He is married to Aloo Mistry, the daughter of Palonji Mistry.While the Tata Group announced the appointment of Noel, it also said that R Venkataramanan had resigned as the managing trustee of the group. In a press release that came out late on Wednesday, February 13, the group said that it had “regretfully accepted” Venkataramanan resignation and that he would be relieved from his duties on March 31.Venkataramanan has been on the tax radar over his income and investigating agencies are known to have been probing allegations that AirAsia India tried to bribe government officials for a few policy changes, which would in turn give the airline an edge over the others. The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against AirAsia India for the same.
The U.S. Census Bureau released a vital, and troubling, examination of the nation’s economy, using new statistics on income, poverty, health insurance and more than 40 other areas through the agency’s American Community Survey. Of gravest concern, according to the Census report, was the sharp decrease in income and increase in poverty among Blacks. There was a $5,000 drop in income among Blacks in D.C. alone.“The American Community Survey allows us to track incremental changes across our nation on how the nation’s people live and work, year-to-year,” Census Bureau Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division Chief David Waddington said in a statement. “It’s our country’s only source of small area estimates for social and demographic characteristics. These estimates help people, businesses and governments throughout the country better understand the needs of their populations, the markets in which they operate and the challenges and opportunities they face.”But what does it mean for the District, when, in addition to losses in property, educational gains and businesses, there also exists a financial shift among the same population?“We are seeing, even among well-paid Black families – a struggle to make ends meet. This means that with less disposable income, more Blacks are spending less, saving less, and therefore, not as fluid financially as they were just a year before,” Howard University business administration graduate, Sharif Muhammad, told the AFRO. “This may be the result of skyrocketing housing in the area, or even a slowed job market, which means that we simply have to adapt and curve spending to keep afloat.”The D.C. median income from 2015 to 2016—dropped from $76,233 to $75,506—though increases were tracked in other urban areas. Citing growing racial inequities between White families and those of Blacks and Latinos in D.C., the report shows that even as White families show a median income of more than $120,000, Blacks showed a median income of only $38,000.“I put little stock into these types of reports,” Ward 8 resident Briana Michaels told the AFRO. “This report makes it look like Black people are stupid about their money and hint at racial inequalities, but refuse to report on the systemic racism in hiring, education, housing, and banking that will keep these numbers moving in decline. How do you under-educate people so they can only get hourly jobs and then force them to pay thousands of dollars a month in rent that you know they don’t have?”Poverty rates in the District are set by the rate of $19,000 a year for a three-person household—accounting for nearly 28 percent of the city’s population – most of whom are Black, according to the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
Cichlid fish are plentiful in several parts of the world today: South America, Africa, India and Madagascar, all of which are believed to have once belonged to one giant continent known as Gondwana. For this reason, scientists have theorized that the fish evolved before the continent was torn asunder with various parts drifting to where they are today. Cichlid fish, they reason, live where they do today because they went along for the ride. This new research suggests that such earlier theories are incorrect—instead, it appears the fish evolved after the rifting and somehow made their way across the ocean.The researchers came to this conclusion by building a database with pertinent information regarding known cichlid fish fossils and then comparing that data with rock samples that have been identified as belonging to the Gondwana continent and that had other fish fossils embedded in them. The comparison suggested it was unlikely that other, older cichlid fish fossils existed prior to 45 million years ago, but had simply never been found. They followed that study up by conducting an analysis of gene mutations in 89 cichlid fish samples. Their results indicated that the fish species likely evolved sometime between 65 and 57 million years ago, long after the Gondwana continent was pulled apart. They suggest that the fish likely found its way across the oceans to settle on other continents, either by hitching a ride on some floating piece of debris or by following strong currents. They note that there are some types of cichlid fish that can tolerate salt water. There is also still a remote possibility that cichlid fish did exist prior to the breakup of Gondwana (leaving behind fossils) but they looked so different (due to evolutionary changes afterwards) that scientists don’t realize they are the same fish. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2013 Phys.org The bumblebee cichlid, Pseudotropheus crabro. Credit: Nicolas Couthouis / Wikipedia. Female fish abandoned by males to raise offspring on their own More information: Molecular and fossil evidence place the origin of cichlid fishes long after Gondwanan rifting, To be published online here: rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rspb.2013.1733 (Phys.org) —Researchers from Oxford University in the U.K. have found evidence that suggests that cichlid fish evolved after the ancient Gondwana continent drifted apart, rather than before, as some have suggested. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team describes how they compared found cichlid fossils with rocks known to have been a part of the Gondwana and also conducted DNA analysis to confirm that cichlid fish likely evolved approximately 65 to 57 million years ago—long after the continent came apart approximately 135 million years ago. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Citation: Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart (2013, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-evidence-cichlid-fish-evolved-gondwana.html