‘Perception: Real or Forced?’

first_imgOne day during our lecture of psychology, our professor asked us about perception .. means what is perception? Why does it matter? What’s it show? Everything about perception.. we all tend to love debate so it was him versus us. We started giving our opinion about perception like perception means your point of view about something or way of looking and making opinions of some issues etcetera…Then after losing all our energy our professor smiled and said all the things which we had said are true but he asked one thing which baffled us. The question was this: do you have your own perception?This time, we couldn’t answer the question. We were speechless. He again gave us a smile and said, “ that’s something I wanted to hear but there is no answer to it. You see different factors like social media, broadcast media, newspapers, others opinions affect our perception because these are the sources of information. We are totally dependent on them. They mould our perceptions and our opinions” after this he said “ now don’t ask me about my perception, I am in the same situation as you!” we all laughed and the lecture ended.This debate forced me to think about my perception and how my opinion depends upon it. I am not an expert in this. But we all need to think about this: what is our real perception?last_img read more

PICOR announces Tucson leases

first_imgPICOR, a Cushman & Wakefield member, announced a string of recent leases that have closed in the Tucson area, including industrial and retail leases.R & G Food Services, Inc. leased 7,383 square feet in the Coach Drive Industrial Building at 4560 S. Coach Dr., Suite 100, in Tucson from Coach Holdings, LLC.  Rob Glaser, SIOR, CCIM, Industrial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, handled this transaction.Roadside Mattress, LLC leased 5,000 square feet at 3251 S. Dodge Blvd. in Tucson from El Gato Investment Two, LLC.  Pat Welchert, SIOR, and Paul Hooker, Industrial Specialists with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, handled this transaction.  Pat Welchert represented the tenant and Paul Hooker represented the landlord.Cell Medics of Arizona leased 697 square feet in Eastpoint Marketplace at the southwest corner of 22nd St. and Kolb Rd. in Tucson from Eastpoint Marketplace Investors, LLC.  Greg Furrier, Retail Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, handled this transaction.Jeffrey Taylor, M.C. Christian Counseling, leased 540 square feet of office space at 5930 E. Pima St., Suite 100 in Tucson, from 5930 E. Pima, Inc.  Jeff Zellet, Commercial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, handled this transaction.last_img read more

Bear Spotted Eating Cherries On Camino Cereza Today

first_imgA bear is spotted today coincidently eating cherries on Camino Cereza. Photo by Andrew Phelpslast_img

PNP threatens withdrawal of cooperation on vital national matters if Wheatley not fired

first_img Share (Jamaica Observer) The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is threatening to withdraw its cooperation on a range of matters of national importance if Prime Minister Andrew Holness does not remove Dr Andrew Wheatley from all ministerial duties.Dr Peter Phillips, the PNP president and Opposition leader, issued the warning yesterday at a press conference at PNP headquarters in St Andrew, stating that he expected the prime minister to let good sense prevail, and conform to the requirements of the constitution and the expectations of political tradition.Phillips did not elaborate on just how far the Opposition would go with its threat, but said that: “Smooth Government in our system requires extensive cooperation between Government and Opposition in all kinds of areas — cooperation in relation to the passage of legislation, consultation and collaboration in regards to appointment of boards, (and) far-reaching policy initiatives. All of these things, including how we conduct ourselves in the Parliament, are standard in our democracy. What we are saying is that we expect the prime minister to act, and failure to do so will bring into question the basis for further collaboration in all of these areas.”Public pressure has been mounting on the Government over the past several weeks to fire Wheatley over the corruption scandal that has engulfed the State oil refinery – Petrojam.Jamaica House announced last Monday that the energy portfolio had been transferred from Wheatley’s ministry to the Office of the Prime Minister. However, Wheatley, who came under fire in the House of Representatives last week as Opposition legislators questioned him about reports of corruption and victimisation at Petrojam, remains in the Cabinet in charge of the science and technology portfolios.Yesterday, Phillips said that the prime minister’s decision to relieve Wheatley of the energy portfolio, while leaving him with Cabinet responsibility for the other areas of the ministry, raises more questions than answers.He said that there was a “litany of corrupt practices and breaches of public trust at Petrojam”, and argued that this behaviour could spread to the other areas of the ministry.Phillips said the prime minister’s failure to act decisively against corruption points to an inability to discipline those who are involved. He said Holness has failed to apply sanctions in response to issues of national concern over the past two years, such as in the $600-million islandwide de-bushing programme, and that this lack of sanction had embolden “those who want to engage in improper conduct”.He insisted that while investigative bodies such as the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the auditor general are carrying out their own probes into the allegations of corruption at Petrojam, the prime minister has a duty to enforce his own sanctions under the constitution.The opposition leader also pointed to questions hanging over other agencies, such as National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL), and the Universal Service Fund (USF). “We know that an officer employed to NESOL — who was recently promoted rapidly — was found by MOCA and FID (Financial Investigations Division) to be in possession of tens of millions of dollars and that an investigation is underway. On the face of it, the source of these funds seems to have come from NESOL itself. If that turns out to be the case, it would obviously imply impropriety or worse in the conduct of their operations of NESOL,” he stated.Last month, the police laid criminal charges against an operations engineer at the agency in connection with the seizure of over $80 million.Meanwhile, Phillips said there are also concerns at the USF about politically connected and unqualified individuals being employed to high positions without the proper employment procedures. “All of these suggest that the carnival of misconduct uncovered in Petrojam was not limited to that agency alone, but apply to other areas of the ministry,” he stated. NewsRegional PNP threatens withdrawal of cooperation on vital national matters if Wheatley not fired by: – July 10, 2018 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

School Board Member Supports New Testing

first_imgTo provide more incentive for teachers to fine tune their lessons, their salaries may soon be tied to their students’ progress under a new federal program. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The state’s new Alaska Measures of Progress tests have caused some concern, particularly in homeschooling communities, but local School Board member Dan Castimore says he supports the new approach to student exams… Instead of grading a student based on their answers to one exam, the AMP tests will track a student’s progress throughout their schooling career and show how that child has grown. Some parents have resisted the idea of the state monitoring children so closely. Castimore said in order for teaching methods to improve, educators need to be able to see how students process their lessons. Castimore: “Well hopefully if it’s used right it will change dramatically because now teachers will know what their strength and weaknesses are, what they need to improve and what they do well, and at the same time parents will be able to say hey my kid is struggling in this category or in this section. And at the beginning of the year for the next teacher they’ll be able to evaluate all their students and say okay I know that Jimmy here needs to spend more time on fractions and they can start to tailor their program on the kids coming in.” Castimore: “The AMP test is actually going to start allowing us in the future to show the progress that a student has made. So if a student comes in to fifth grade and they’re reading at a third grade level and they move to a fifth grade level, that shows two years of growth. So maybe they’re not at a sixth grade level when they get to sixth grade but at least we’ve shown hey they’ve made two years worth of progress in one year and so we can start to show progress instead of just showing where they’re at right now.”last_img read more

LaFollette Library extends food drive

first_imgThe LaFollette Public Library is extending its late fees in exchange for canned food program through December.It was project that started last year and one that Nancy Green, LaFollette librarian, brought back this year.Library patrons can have a dollar’s worth of fines forgiven with the donation of an item of nonperishable food.  If less than $1 is owed, one item or can of food, will erase the fine.“Last year, around $50 was collected in “fines” but several people just brought food by the library to help with the project,” Green said,.  “We got a ton of food,” she said.For more information call the library at 423.562.5154.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/10/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more