STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Cornish Trivellin Graduate From Becker College

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Becker College recognized graduates during the College’s 230th Commencement Ceremony on May 5, 2018.Jocelyn Cornish, of Wilmington, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.Roy Trivellin III, of Wilmington, graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.About Becker CollegeFounded in 1784, Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused private college, providing a supportive and inclusive learning community that prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Nearly 1,800 students from the United States and around the world live and learn on the College’s Worcester and Leicester campuses. With nationally recognized programs in nursing, game design and animal studies, Becker has been consistently ranked as a “Best College” for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Becker College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Graduate From Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Mason & Ravagni Named To Dean’s List At Becker CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Graduate From Endicott CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Kill Obamacare now replace later Trump asks Republicans

first_imgU.S. President Donald Trump looks down while speaking to reporters about healthcare during an energy policy discussion with leaders of American Indian tribes and U.S. governors at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2017. REUTERSUS president Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as the target for rewriting legislation for a simultaneous repeal and replacement of extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the law dubbed Obamacare that expanded health insurance coverage to 20 million people.The deadline seemed unlikely to be met given that most senators had left Washington ahead of next week’s recess, without agreement on a clear direction for the healthcare bill, and Trump’s tweet did not appear to gain political traction.Financial markets showed little reaction to Trump’s suggestion, with the benchmark S&P 500 index edging about 0.15 percent higher on the day. Shares of most health insurers gained fractionally while hospital stocks were little changed.Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!”The White House said later that Trump was still “fully committed” to pushing the Republican draft healthcare bill through the Senate, although it was looking at every option for repealing and replacing Obamacare.“The president hasn’t changed his thinking at all,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.The current Senate legislation would repeal parts of Obamacare, roll back its expansion of the Medicaid government healthcare program for the poor, eliminate most of Obamacare’s taxes and replace Obamacare insurance subsidies with a system of tax credits to help individuals buy private health insurance.Conservative and moderate Republicans have spent recent days pushing and pulling the bill in opposite directions as Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell sought common ground. Moderates want more equity for low-income Americans, while conservatives are fighting to loosen insurance regulations.Shortly before his January inauguration, Trump urged lawmakers to repeal and replace Obamacare at the same time. Congressional Republicans had considered earlier this year first repealing, then replacing Obamacare, but backed away after some lawmakers protested that that approach could create a gap in insurance coverage for millions.On Friday, Republican senator Ben Sasse who had suggested that Congress first repeal Obamacare and then replace it, tweeted: “Glad you agree, Mr. Pres.” Conservative Senator Rand Paul also backed the idea.But others on Capitol Hill sounded annoyed. A senior Senate Republican aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that if lawmakers had been able to get the votes for repealing Obamacare first, then replacing it, “senators would have done that in January. It doesn’t have the votes, and it’s a waste of valuable time to discuss it.”Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, said the lawmaker would not support the strategy. McConnell’s spokesman declined to comment on Trump’s tweet.A senior House of Representatives Republican, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, said in an interview for CSPAN’s “Newsmakers” program that lawmakers’ goal should continue to be “not simply repealing but to start to put into place the elements that can make healthcare affordable.”last_img read more

US interfaith leaders demand sanction on Myanmar

first_imgA group of Rohingya refugee people walk in the water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. ReutersA number of US interfaith leaders on Wednesday called upon the international community to impose full sanctions on Myanmar until it stops what they said the textbook case of genocide against Rohingyas and restore citizenship of its displaced Muslim minority, reports UNB.They also called upon the world leaders to stand in solidarity with Rohingyas and invoke the convention for the prevention and punishment of genocide to protect the Rohingyas from persecution.At a press conference held at a city hotel after their recent visit to Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, the American Buddhist, Jewish, Christian and Muslim community leaders praised Bangladesh’s humanitarian assistance and provision of security to the Rohingyas.They also endorsed prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s call that Rohingyas restored in their land in Myanmar with clear mandate for the UN to defend Rohingyas and bring the perpetrators of these crime to justice.Noor Ankis, 25, whose husband Ayub, a leader of the unregistered makeshift camp in Kutupalong, was killed late last month, poses for a picture with her two children in Cox’s Bazar. ReutersA 14-member delegation of American interfaith leaders, including that of two Buddhists, two Jews, two Muslim Imams and several Christians, earlier visited the Rohingya camps and listened to Rohingya voices. The visit was arranged by ‘Interfaith Coalition to Stop Genocide in Burma’.Upon getting back to the USA, they said, they will amplify Rohingya voices in the US Congress, administration and the civil society to mobilise public opinion across the globe to resolve the crisis and ensure safe return of Rohingyas to their mother land with security, dignity, rights and citizenship.Speaking at the press conference, a leading Buddhist American scholar Alan Senauke said what he saw at Balukhali Rohingya camp and heard the stories of the persecuted people make his heart weep. “Violence that directed against children, women, men and the families is the worst form of cruelty. To my understanding, the murder and displacement of Rohingyas in Myanmar has nothing to do with the Buddha’s teaching.”He also called upon the Buddhists around the world to stand with Rohingyas’ cry for safety, justice and citizenship. “We’re greatly disturbed by what many see as slander and distortion of the Buddha’s teaching.”Alan Senauke also said the hatred, systematic persecution and ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas stand in stark contradiction to monastic precepts and Buddha’s teaching on universal morality, peace and tolerance.He said they will raise fund in the USA to drum up support from Buddhists to stand by Rohingyas and raise voice for ensuring their security, justice and citizenship.Rabbi David Saperstein, a Jewish leader and immediate past US Ambassador at Large for religious freedom, said religious persecution was central component of the increasingly harsh oppression of the Rohingyas over the past decades.”We’ve heard the stories of mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters of watching how their family members were killed in front of them, and how they faced persecution,” he said.The Jewish leader said they will try to encourage the American authorities and international community to take the right step so that they Rohingyas can return to their country with protection and rights, including religious freedom.last_img read more

Texas Train Derailment Knocks Out Power Hampers Travel

first_imgTwitter via @FortWorhPDA train derailment in Fort Worth has knocked out power and closed a major artery for rush-hour traffic.About 40 train cars were traveling north of downtown early Wednesday when the derailment occurred, causing about 25 cars to slide off the tracks.The cause of the derailment isn’t known and it is not clear which rail company was operating the train. BNSF Railway is based in Fort Worth.The train was carrying lumber and other materials. No one was hurt.#PHOTOS N Main St – between Terminal Road and Meacham Blvd – closed in both directions.Train derailment. No estimate of re-open, but it’s expected to be lengthy. pic.twitter.com/xmWUk4oUE1— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) May 2, 2018The derailment occurred near Meacham International Airport but there has been no disruption to flights.Power lines were pulled down in the accident and electricity was cut to the area as a precautionary measure.Authorities say it could take most of the day, if not longer, to clear the cars. Sharelast_img read more

Model and Entrepreneur Karlie Kloss Shares the Importance of Always Learning

first_img Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.While you might recognize model Karlie Kloss from the pages of Vogue and runways all over the world — or from her popular YouTube channel — you might not know that Kloss’s other love is computers and coding.In 2015, Kloss founded nonprofit Kode With Klossy to encourage young women to get engaged and get the tools they need to feel comfortable and confident in the world of tech. Every year, she holds a two-week-long summer camp for girls ages 13 to 18 to learn all about software engineering.In previous years, the campers have built their own websites and apps to solve problems like treating ADHD, helping volunteers finding projects that fit their skill sets and connecting students with mentors.In 2017, there were 15 camps in 12 cities, and this year, in partnership with Teach for America, Flatiron School, Turing School of Software & Design and WeWork — and supported by Adidas — there will be 50 camps in 25 cities across the country. Kloss and her team are also going to be providing 1,000 scholarships.We caught up with Kloss to ask her 20 Questions and find out what makes her tick.1. How do you start your day? I like to start my day with a workout and a healthy breakfast. I usually work out with my trainer, Kirk Meyers, or go for a long run outside and follow that with an egg-white omelette or smoothie. I always feel energized afterwards, which is great for productivity and preparing myself for the day ahead.2. How do you end your day? I like to unwind by FaceTiming my family, catching up on a book or listening to a podcast as I get ready for bed. I try to stay off social media as well, so I can unplug and really invest in this me-time.  3. What’s a book that changed your mind and why?A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, by Brian Grazer. This book showed me that curiosity is not only a mindset, but it’s universal. As a curious person myself, I loved reading Brian’s stories with such fascinating creators — including directors, actors, professors and others — and felt like a fly on the wall observing all of these amazing conversations. Reading this book encouraged me to follow my own curiosities, which led me to take my first coding class and eventually to launch Kode With Klossy.4. What’s a book you always recommend and why?My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem. Her story is so moving. Not only does this book depict Gloria’s commitment to feminism and fighting for women’s rights, but it also shows us the value of listening to and learning from others. Gloria’s personal stories about her travels and the people she’s met throughout her career are a good reminder that by keeping an open mind and heart, we learn more about ourselves.Related: Health and Beauty Mogul Bobbi Brown Shares The Biggest Time Sucker — and What You Can Do About It5. What’s a strategy you use to stay focused? Why?Whenever I feel like I’m getting distracted, I like to take a break for a few minutes to slow down and collect my thoughts. Depending on how much time I have, I’ll walk around the office, grab a coffee or even meditate for a few minutes. It’s normal for my schedule to be full speed ahead, but I’ve found it’s really critical to take these moments for myself, for both my productivity and my sanity.6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?Growing up I thought I would be a doctor or a teacher. I was always interested in my math and science classes, and assumed I would do something related to those fields. While my career took a different path, in a way I’ve returned to my roots by taking coding classes and building Kode With Klossy, which provides computer science education opportunities to young women. It all feels very full circle.7. What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?One of my first jobs was bussing tables at a local restaurant in the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are from the Midwest, you can probably picture this scene perfectly. I had some pretty difficult customers and bosses at this restaurant, and the experience taught me to thank every person on the waitstaff, be friendly and always leave a nice tip! I try to keep these lessons in mind each time I’m dining out.8. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?My parents instilled in my sisters and me the value of hard work and kindness, which goes such a long way in business. No matter what I’m working on, I always set out to do my best and be kind to those around me.9. What’s a trip that changed you, and why?My trip to Haiti with Christy Turlington and her organization, Every Mother Counts, was a truly life-changing experience. We drove all across the Haitian countryside visiting hospitals and meeting doctors, patients and children. It was incredibly inspiring and an honor to witness the work Christy and her colleagues were doing to help so many people and improve their lives and safety. The trip encouraged me to find ways work on my passion projects, like Kode With Klossy, where I could help make a difference in the lives of others.Related: Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Explains Why You Must Make Time in Your Schedule For Fun10. What inspires you, and why?In my career, I’ve always pursued projects that combine my interests with giving back. I love to bake, so I created a healthy-cookie line that provides meals to those in need. I fell in love with my coding classes, so I started Kode With Klossy to share that learning experience with others. Having that philanthropic element always motivates me to work harder, because it’s so much bigger than my team and myself. With Kode With Klossy in particular, the community of young, brilliant women that’s emerged is the reason we continue to grow and scale the program. This summer, we’re launching 50 coding camps in 25 cities and helping 1,000 girls learn to code, which is so exciting and surreal.11. What was your first business idea, and what did you do with it?Growing up, one of the first business ideas I had was to create a vending machine fully stocked with food for my family and friends. I filled it with candy and snacks, and charged a small price for each person who wanted to grab something.12. What was an early job that taught you something important or useful?In St. Louis, I shot at our local Macy’s, where they produced newspaper ads at their in-house studio. No matter how big or small the job, I learned to always be on time, humble and grateful for each opportunity that you get.13. What’s the best advice you ever took? Why was it the best?Don’t let perfect get in the way of better. It’s easy to want something to be perfect, but most of the time that’s not going to happen, no matter how hard or how long you work at something. It’s important to maintain perspective on what you’re working on and always focus on the best way to reach your goal.14. What’s the worst piece of advice you ever got? Why was it the worst?I haven’t been given a lot of bad advice, but models are often told to blend in. I think you should always try to stand out, no matter what. Staying true to who you are and standing up for what you believe in is always very important.Related: She Was Told ‘No’ 100 Times. Now This 30-Year-Old Female Founder Runs a $1 Billion Business.15. What’s a productivity tip you swear by, and why?It’s really simple, but writing things down is a great way to keep track of your work and what needs to be done. It’s also effective for promoting creativity. Whenever I think of something outside-the-box, I’ll write it down so I can revisit it later and, if it’s worthwhile, hopefully bring it to life. Otherwise, those ideas can be fleeting, and you could miss an opportunity.16. Is there an app or tool you use in a surprising way to get things done or stay on track?I’m a big note-taker, so I love the Evernote x Moleskin notebook. It’s really compact, which is great for travel and reviewing things on the go.17. What does work-life balance mean to you?Work-life balance is about being your best in all aspects of life. For me, that’s being the best businesswoman, model and student, as well as the best friend, sister and daughter I can be. If work is getting in the way of your personal life and relationships, or vice versa, that’s when you know you’re off-balance.18. How do you prevent burnout?Between travel and the various projects I’m juggling, my schedule can be extremely hectic. I always try to unplug on the weekends, because it’s so important to take at least a full day to recharge. I try to go home to St. Louis whenever I can to relax with my family, or I’ll take a short trip somewhere surrounded by nature, so I can really unplug.19. When you’re faced with a creativity block, what’s your strategy to get innovating?I get moving. Exercise is a great way to de-stress and think more clearly. Some of my most creative ideas have come from long runs or bike rides.20. What are you learning now? Why is that important?I’m still honing my coding skills and am really excited to continue to work on different languages like Javascript and Swift (Apple’s programming language for iOS). Code requires so much creativity and problem-solving, which is useful for any project. It’s also really empowering, especially when you build something that didn’t exist before. 10 min read How Success Happens April 5, 2018center_img Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more