Being overly patient can be a form of procrastination, Mr President

first_imgDear Editor,We, the reading public, are being told a lot as to why there have been non-interference in the affairs of the Municipality, especially in Georgetown, and more precisely when it comes to the parking meter issues. Among the words used by His Excellency, our President doesn’t want to micromanage, the City Hall is an autonomous body, and that they should be allowed to function unimpeded.First of all, it might be good for the analysis to examine the word micromanage so as to determine what really is micromanaging, I am definitely not an expert of the definition of words, but from my layman point of view, no one in this dear land of ours could honestly accuse His Excellency of ever micromanaging, matter of fact, if one should ask me, he takes too long before he gets involved in matters that eventually affects the masses in a negative way and by then, it might be too late to salvage the ship so to speak, he gives his team members time to sort things out, but more often than not he has to come and clean up the mess.Micromanaging, to my mind and from the Merriam Webster Dictionary, is to “manage especially with excessive control or attention to details” and “to direct or conduct the activities of a group or an enterprise by micromanaging them” our President does not fit in here in the least, instead he has allowed things to run its course by insisting that autonomous bodies must be allowed to do their work without interference.Since His Excellency is not any of the above, then what would stop him from treating with a sense of urgency matters of bread and butter, not just for the affluent, but also for the bottom of the line citizen who might find themselves ignored, neglected or even rejected by autonomous bodies such as the Municipality, and of course we do have the case in question “parking meters”, the city Administrators went ahead hastily and unilaterally signed a contract without any survey, consultations or trying to ventilate what would be the reaction of the citizens and the business community in this now very volatile matter, why take so long before intervening in such a crucial matter that is affecting lives of his subjects?I know patience is virtue and the His Excellency is saturated with patience, but being overly patient can be a form of procrastination, during which things can deteriorate to a point of no return.Sincerely,Ivan Johnlast_img read more

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Operation BackPacks now underway

first_imgWith summer now here, Operation BackPacks is in full swing, helping make sure families will be ready for the new school year.Now in its 18th year, the program aims to provide local children with a new backpack full of grade-appropriate school supplies.With support from Giant Tiger, Women United and numerous other local organizations and businesses, Operation BackPacks strives to serve every child and family in need throughout Chatham-Kent.Community members or organizations looking to support the program are able to do so by donating supplies, money or time.Every $25 ensures a child receives the supplies needed for a successful school year.The program requires volunteers to help pack and distribute supplies during the last week of August. To get involved, contact the United Way at 519-354-0430, or follow the links on OperationBackPacksCK.ca.Parents or guardians who need a backpack for their child are able request one online at OperationBackPacksCK.ca, or by calling the United Way. The last day for referral submissions is Friday, Aug. 16.For more information, contact [email protected]last_img read more

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There’s a New Mobile Game That Helps You Focus as Effectively as Ritalin?

first_imgThere are tons of brain training games out there, but I’ve never heard of one that works as well as DRUGS before. Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England recently created a brain training game called Decoder, where your goal is to spot sequences of numbers. They found that it temporarily boosted people’s concentration so well, it was as effective as taking RITALIN.  If you’re not familiar, Ritalin is what they give people with ADHD to help them focus. And they just ran a study where they had people play the game for a little while, and then take a test. You can download an app with the game for free by searching for Peak Brain Training.  It comes bundled with a bunch of other games, but as far as we know, they don’t work quite as well as the Decoder game.  Decoder is already included on the app for iPhones and should hit Android devices later this year.last_img read more

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Tomorrow at Walt Disney World: September 15, 2019

first_imgShare This!Tomorrow is Sunday, September 15, 2019.Here’s what you have to look forward to if you’re headed to Walt Disney World tomorrow.Park HoursMagic Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Epcot: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Hollywood Studios: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.Animal Kingdom: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Extra Magic HoursMagic Kingdom: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.Hollywood Studios: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.Animal Kingdom: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.Other HoursTyphoon Lagoon: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Blizzard Beach: ClosedDisney Springs: 10:00 a.m. 10 12:00 a.m.Crowd Calendar LevelsMK: 2EP: 3HS: 5AK: 2Resort-Wide: 2Refurbs and ClosuresMK: Astro OrbiterMK: Walt Disney World RailroadEP: O Canada!AK: Primeval WhirlBlizzard Beach: Whole ParkParades and Nighttime EntertainmentMK–Festival of Fantasy: 2:00 p.m.MK–Not So Spooky Spectacular during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: 10:15 p.m.EP–IllumiNations: 9:00 p.m.HS–Fantasmic!: 8:00 p.m.HS–Star Wars Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.AK–Rivers of Light: 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.WeatherHigh: 88 / Low: 76UV Index: 8Thunderstorms with an 80% chance of rain.Sunrise: 7:10 a.m. / Sunset 7:30 p.m.Special Events to NoteMK: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.EP: Eat to the Beat Concert–TiffanyIs tomorrow a Disney day for you? Where are you headed? Got a countdown you want to share?last_img read more

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Wikipedia Alters Its Vector

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Wikipedia is rolling out new changes this month to all its users. They include a new theme (Vector), an editing toolbar and a simplified navigation and search.Wikipedia started testing these changes and others in March, according to the Wikipedia blog.Changes to come in the next few days include: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#user-generated content#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts curt hopkins New look – new theme, called VectorImproved navigation – tabs at top of each page more clearly define whether you are viewing the page or discussion page, and whether you are reading or editing a pageEditing toolbar improvements – simpler and more intuitive.Link wizard – allows you to add links to other wiki pages as well as links to external sitesSearch improvementsTable wizard to make creating tables easierFind and replace feature to simplify page editingThis is part of Wikipedia’s “Usability Initiative,” devoted to “measurably increase the usability of Wikipedia for new contributors by improving the underlying software on the basis of user behavioral studies, thereby reducing barriers to public participation.” Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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