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Islam: Questions and Answers

WATCH What Is Islam?

More than 1.5 billion people are unified by the call to prayer, which sounds five times a day to summon Muslims around to world, from remote Somali villages to mosques in Dearborn, Mich.

But in the United States, where less than 1 percent of the population practices Islam, many misconceptions persist. There’s also a deeply-rooted suspicion of the religion.

Since the debate over a proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero and Pastor Terry Jones’ controversial plan to hold an “International Burn a Koran Day ” on the anniversary of 9/11. the conversation on Islam in America has become heated. Many are worried that anti-Muslim feelings have reached a new high.

A quarter of Americans admit to feelings of prejudice against Muslims, according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll. and 49 percent view the religion unfavorably.

Above all, most Americans fear what radical Muslims and terrorists could be capable of.

Diane Sawyer asks moderate Muslims why so few in their communities speak out to address the misconceptions and counter the voices of radical leaders like Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, who claim to speak for their religion. Is there a way to reclaim the faith for the moderate majority?

ABC News’ Bill Weir and Lama Hasan explore: what do Muslims in America actually believe? What is different about life for American Muslims? What do Muslim women, who choose to wear the veil or even cover from head to toe, say about their lives and their marriages? Is Western culture at odds with Islam?

Sawyer, Weir and Hasan talk to Muslim Americans from all walks of life to explore the history and tenets of Islam — a faith they say is about love and understanding.


Family Feud Contestant Speaks Out About Her Hilarious Repeated Answers – ABC


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‘Family Feud’ Contestant Speaks Out About Her Hilarious Repeated Answers

WATCH ‘Family Feud’ Contestant Explains Her Hilarious Response That Went Viral

In the greatest “Family Feud” fail to sweep the Internet, contestant Sheila Patterson’s responses have gone viral with more than 1.3 million views as she struggles to come up with other ways to say “mother.”

She continues to repeat answers already provided by her siblings, eventually driving host Steve Harvey to laughter, dancing and comedic frustration.

Today on “Good Morning America ” she explained what was going through her mind in that nerve-wracking moment.

“What had happened was, I had a moment there and I really think my nerves got the best of me. It just really got the best of me,” Sheila, who is from the St. Louis area, told ABC News. “There were a couple of questions, answers that I had already prepared, but those answers were already given, so basically, my nerves just got the best of me trying to come up with something else.”

Her brother, Samuel Patterson, was just happy the question didn’t get turned over to him.

“I tell you, I was just thinking the whole time, ‘Man, I hope this question doesn’t come to me because I didn’t have another answer,’” he joked. “But I had thought about the play, and I said, ‘Well, it looks like it’ll never get to me anyway,’ but I was hoping it wouldn’t come to me.”

Social media users are anxious to learn the other two phrases for “mother,” but the Pattersons can’t reveal the answers. Everyone will have to watch “Family Feud” on Feb. 23 to find out.


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Have you ever noticed how even the most introverted guests on talk shows always have such great stories? Is it because they have more charisma or can think better on their feet? No. These “impromptu” stories are well rehearsed. In fact, your favorite stars craft these stories days or even weeks in advance and then tell the show’s producers so the host can ask the right questions. Is this cheating? Not at all. When you only have a few minutes on TV, you want to make sure you pack as much punch into the limited time you have. If this strategy can work for Brad Pitt and Jessica Alba on the Tonight Show. it can certainly work for you in job interviews and at cocktail parties.

If you’re like the rest of us, there are two questions that you get asked daily that you completely blow: “What do you do?” and “How have you been?” These questions provide you with great opportunities to make meaningful connections and grow relationships.

This week, we’ll tackle the ubiquitous “What do you do?” question that causes even the best of us to stumble. Rather than continue to muff this question, I’m going to show you how to make it TV worthy by helping you prepare a scripted, yet compelling response you can use over and over again. Keep these six tips in mind:

  1. Aim for 15 to 25 seconds. The typical response is less than two seconds (e.g. “I’m in insurance” or “I’m an executive assistant”), but you want your response to be 15 to 25 seconds in length. That’s considerably longer than you’re probably used to, and it may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but anything shorter than 15 seconds won’t give you enough time to share everything you need.
  2. Focus on what, not where. It’s okay to mention the company you work for, but you then have to follow it up with what you do there. Instead of saying “I work at IBM” or “I work for a real estate company,” focus on what you do there. According to Dan Abelon, co-founder and president of SpeedDate.com (who better to ask about how to quickly make a great first impression?), he suggests describing what you do in terms of why it is important. For example, instead of “I’m an accountant at a hotel chain,” say “As an accountant at a hotel chain I look for opportunities to save the company money and to make sure we manage our assets so we can continue to grow.”
  3. Ditch titles. So you’re the assistant vice president of operations? Sounds impressive, but nobody knows what that means. If you have an impressive title, feel free to share it, but immediately follow it up with a simple explanation.
  4. Keep it simple. In the 1993 film, Philadelphia. Denzel Washington’s character asks throughout the film, “Explain it to me like I’m a six-year old.” If you want to communicate effectively, pretend you’re talking to a child. If you’re worried you’ll come across as insulting, you won’t. You’ll come across as refreshing and engaging.
  5. Get personal. Be sure to mention any hobbies you have, non-work projects in which you are involved, and/or charities where you volunteer. Also, don’t be shy about briefly mentioning your family.
  6. Leave ’em hanging. The best responses are those that pique the listener’s interest and that lead to more questions.

If you’re struggling a bit, use this template to get started:

“I am a [job title] at [company name]. What this means is that I [describe what you do and why it is important]. When I’m not helping [reiterate who you serve], I love to [insert hobbies, passions, and/or information about your family].”
Here’s an example of a good response:

“I am an executive assistant at ABC Company. What this means is that I make my boss look great by managing her calendar, keeping her organized, and helping her focus on the bigger goals. When I’m not helping my company grow, I love to go to the park with my three children, cook fancy French cuisine, and volunteer at Saddleback Church.”
By answering the “What do you do?” question like this, you are giving the listener many more options to connect with you. Imagine you are casting a fishing line into the water. Think of each bit of information you provide as an extra hook. The more hooks your line has the more opportunities your listener can connect with you.

Mark Twain is quoted with saying, “I never could make a good impromptu speech without several hours to prepare it.” Now it’s your turn. What do you do?

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“Tata Power is a cash guzzler but generates very little profit. Yet, when it’s embarking on its biggest buyout, a principal shareholder is kept in the dark.”

Samajwadi Party Crisis

The war in the family has reached a point of no return despite protestations of loyalty to Mulayam. The chasm between uncle nephew runs so deep that the party is irretrievably broken.

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Cyrus Mistry Ouster: The Way Ahead

The argument that only a couple of Tata companies were keeping the entire group afloat is neither here nor there. It has always been the case.

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In an exclusive interview with ETNow on the Diwali eve, VC Joint MD of First Global said Indian technology firms have just entered a phase of slower growth.

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The former James Bond star has pocketed $2 million for two years to endorse Pan Bahar. He said that his contract was to advertise a “breath freshener/tooth whitener” which wouldn t include an ingredient that “turns saliva red”.

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Gangadharan, who has been independent director in the bank since January 2014, is expected to assume his new responsibility in the first wee.

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The plant s viability was impacted due to a surge in gas prices, which forced the company to suspend operations in 2014.

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    Zika Virus: Everything You Need to Know

    As the Zika virus spreads, many people are concerned and unsure about what the virus does and where it is transmitted. ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser compiled a list of the most common questions and his answers.

    The number of countries with proven Zika virus transmission is growing. That is because according to the Pan American Health Association, the mosquito that transmits the virus is found in every country in the Americas except for Chile and Canada. That means the potential for disease transmission exists. If a country has transmission of dengue virus or Chikungunya virus, it likely will have Zika virus transmission since they are spread by the same mosquito. The CDC keeps a list of countries for which they have a travel advisory for pregnant women and some trying to get pregnant. However, the list will be continually changing and it’s possible that some countries not on the list may simply not be looking as hard for Zika.

    For most people a Zika virus infection causes no symptoms at all. For those who develop symptoms, the illness is usually mild. However, there is growing evidence of a link between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and severe brain damage in the developing fetus. For that reason women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant should avoid travel to affected countries if at all possible.

    The primary means of Zika virus transmission is by mosquito. To transmit the virus, a mosquito must bite a person who is infected with Zika virus and then bite another person. The virus is transmitted by the mosquito’s saliva. If you can avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes, you can prevent infections.

    There is some evidence that in rare occasions Zika virus may be sexually transmitted. however, some scientists feel this needs additional confirmation. As an added precaution, health officials in the United Kingdom recommend that men who are returning from Zika-affected countries use condoms during sexual intercourse for days if their partner is pregnant or trying to conceive.

    The virus is not transmitted by other forms of close contact.

    Eighty percent of people will have no symptoms. Those who do get ill, many have a mild illness with fever, headache, rash, red eyes, and joint pain. There is some indication that Zika virus infection increases the risk of having a rare neurological condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome, a form of paralysis that is usually reversible. There are studies under way to look at this possible connection.

    There is much we don’t know about Zika virus since it has not been well studied and has been felt to be a mild illness. According to experts at the CDC and NIH. similar viruses do not linger in the body after a person has recovered from the infection. After a couple weeks virus is undetectable in the blood. Once the virus is gone, there should be no effect on future pregnancies.

    There have been no cases of disease transmission in the United States. The mosquito that transmits Zika is found in many parts of the country so it is possible that there will be limited transmission once winter is over and mosquitoes get more active. Experts do not believe there will be widespread outbreaks in the United States for several reasons. We have not experienced widespread outbreaks of dengue fever and chikungunya, other diseases transmitted by the mosquito that spreads Zika. This may be because this mosquito, Aedes aegypti, tends to be a daytime, indoor biter. It breeds in water in and around the home. Since most homes in America have windows and screens, there are fewer opportunities to get bit and spread the infection.

    There are many unanswered questions. It is not known whether there is a time during pregnancy when the virus no longer poses a risk. It is not known if there is a period that is riskiest for getting the infection. There are currently studies under way and being planned to answer these very important questions.

    Thankfully, Zika is very different than malaria. There is no evidence that Zika virus stays in your body after you have recovered from infection.


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    What do American businesses want from their college hires? According to a new survey, creative thinkers and better communicators—both of which are said to be in short supply.

    The survey of CEOs by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 74 percent said they would recommend a 21st-century liberal education in order to create a more dynamic worker. The survey of 320 business leaders was conducted in January. Results were released last week.

    For some analysts, the findings point to an overemphasis on the so called STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) at the expense of a broader education that’s also needed for business.

    “A stem education is important but I think it’s sucked all the oxygen out of the room and crowded out investment in other areas like history, literature and political science,” said Jamie McKown, chairman of the government and polity department at the College of the Atlantic.

    “I think the U.S. will lose some of its competitive edge if it takes the simplistic approach that this (STEM education) is the only pathway to economic success.”

    A key result in the survey is the need for innovation in the workplace. Ninety-five percent of those surveyed said they look for college graduates who can think clearly and solve problems and be able to translate their ideas with good oral and communication skills.

    One business owner said these talents are at top of his list for hiring.

    “We want task-orientated people who have disciplines in critical thinking,” said Michael Fromm, CEO of Fromm Electric, an electrical manufacturing firm based in Reading, Pa.

    “If someone’s studied literature, they know people and have insight into themselves and customers,” said Fromm, who majored in journalism. “I find people that have a liberal arts background have a broader view of the world and will go farther in business.”

    The survey also found that business executives thought colleges weren’t teaching students what they need to know to succeed. A third of employers said graduates weren’t even qualified for entry level work when it came to reading and writing.

    “Companies want people who are functionally literate and can read and write,” said Jonathan Hill, co-director of the Stem Center at Pace University. “When business students come here, they learn the computer languages but we also make them take a foreign language. The idea is to have graduates strong in their chosen business area and in the arts, like writing and reading.”

    “Our business students take more liberal arts classes, like the humanities, literature and art, than they take business classes,” said Donald Gibson, dean of Fairfield University. “This is rare among colleges, but we think this makes them more well rounded and better at succeeding in their chose field of business.”

    But a liberal education, one that might focus on the arts and humanities, has come under fire lately in an economy that’s slow to create jobs.

    Governors in Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have said they are thinking of shifting state funding to degrees that have the best job prospects—specifically those in math, science and technology and away from liberal arts. They cite the need to improve a graduate’s work prospects, with unemployment hovering around 7.6 percent.

    “It’s easier to sell math and science as a political selling point with the current economic moment,” said McKown. “That’s nothing new, though the data suggests it’s not necessarily more relevant for employers.”

    A focus on a STEM education as well as liberal arts should be part of any argument, said Mauri Ditzler, president of Monmouth College.

    “To say that the country is spending too much time on science and math at the expense of liberal arts is a wrong distinction,” Ditzler said. “It’s important for students to have humanities as well as math and science. That’s what we do here at Monmouth. We expose students to all areas of education.”

    Only 8 percent of college students now major in the humanities, according to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. That’s down from a peak of more than 17 percent in 1967. For Gibson, that’s a sign of economic pressure.

    “There’s a strong concern by students and parents to focus on an education that seems like an immediate gateway to a job,” the Fairfield University dean said. “But they’re not getting the full education they need. They end up missing some basic skills that businesses want.”

    For Brian Fox, an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University and founder of Confirmation.com, a firm that specializes in electronic audit confirmations, students must realize they have to change with the times.

    “Businesses want more now,” Fox said. “In places like Google. they want people who are self-motivated and articulate and can think on their own. It’s not enough just to have tech skills. Graduates have to do more.”


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    A colleague of mine is a recent Mac switcher and he was complaining to me that virtual desktops are not included in Mac OS X, the irony is that they are, they just have the name Spaces (coming from a heavy Linux background, I guess the naming convention just threw him off). Virtual Desktops are a very common and popular feature in most Unix GUI s, but as Mac OS X has included virtual desktops within Mac OS X too.

    Instead of being called Virtual Desktops though, Apple named them Spaces . but the concept is identical, multiple virtual workspaces on one machine. Spaces in Mac OS X lets you have up to 16 different workspaces to work within, you can even designate specific applications to run just within a particular space, which is very handy for creating a tidy work environment.

    Spaces is Virtual Desktops in OS X

    In modern versions of OS X, this feature is part of Mission Control, whereas in prior versions it s part of Expose. Nonetheless, virtual desktops work in Mac OS X the same way.

    In OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, the feature is part of Mission Control, here s how you can adjust the preferences for it:

    1. Open  Apple menu and go to System Preferences, then go to Mission Control
    2. Set your Mission Control shortcut accordingly to your preferences to access the feature

    Once you have Spaces configured, you can access the feature through a keyboard shortcut, a gesture, or by sending apps into full screen mode. You can also move apps or windows into new spaces to create a new desktop quickly from Mission Control .

    Configuring your virtual desktops in prior versions of Mac OS X is really easy too, including Snow Leopard and Leopard, just launch the System Preferences and click on the Expose Spaces icon, where you ll see a screen with various options, including how many virtual workspaces you want to use, what applications are assigned to which spaces, and what keystrokes activate the Spaces virtual desktop switcher. (see screenshots)

    Spaces is definitely a largely underused feature of Mac OS X, but power users and those familiar with the virtual desktops of Linux workstations will be very happy to know they are included in Mac OS X. If you haven t used them yet, give it a shot, you may be surprised how helpful you find virtual desktops, or Spaces, to be.

    Remember, in new versions of OS X you access Spaces from Mission Control, and the different virtual desktops are laid across the top of the screen in succession. Full Screen Apps each get assigned their own virtual desktop space as well.


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    Cerner (CERN) to Develop Electronic Health Records System

    North Kansas City, MO-based Cerner Corp CERN recently announced that it has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to develop an electronic health record (EHR) system. Department of Veterans Affairs will use the same system the company is developing for the U.S. Department of Defense, which began its operation at its first site in February.

    Over the last three months, the stock added 23.29%, which is higher than the Zacks classified Medical Info Systems sub-industry’s gain of 16.99%. The current level is above the S P 500’s return of 4.94% over the same time frame.

    A modest long-term expected earnings growth rate of 13.93% instills confidence in the stock.

    Coming back to the news, Department of Veterans Affairs would use Cerner’s proprietary MHS GENESIS system for developing the electronic health record (EHR) system. This system will facilitate the exchange of data between military care facilities and civilian health providers, where current and former service members receive care.

    We believe that Cerner has solid growth opportunities in the revenue cycle management (RCM) suite of solutions. The next biggest driver of growth for Cerner is its Population Health (PH) Management platform. Notably, the company clinched a large number of contracts for the PH platform in the last reported quarter.

    Cerner offers exposure to worldwide healthcare automation. Its international operations provide a more diversified revenue stream. In the past, the company had won contracts in the U.K. and the Middle East. Apart from this, Cerner constantly pursues complementary business acquisitions that enable it to expand its solutions, device offerings and services.

    On the flipside, the company operates in the HCIT space which is intensely competitive and fast evolving, and is also subject to rapid technological changes.

    Stocks to Consider

    Cerner carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

    Better-ranked stocks in the broader medical sector are Luminex Corporation LMNX, Inogen, Inc. INGN and Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. AXDX. Luminex and Inogen sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), while Edwards Lifesciences carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

    Luminex has an expected long-term adjusted earnings growth of almost 16.3%. The stock has roughly added 12.4% over the last three months.

    Inogen has long-term expected earnings growth rate of 17.5%. The stock has a solid one-year return of roughly 82.0%.

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    Welcome to Broadview

    Living at Broadview means being able to continue doing what you love to do – and maybe learning something new.

    Broadview’s welcoming facility gives a warm and comforting feeling the moment you step through the door. Visitors and residents are surrounded by the cozy décor which blends well with the delicious aroma of home cooking and the soft buzz of friendly conversation. The warm and relaxed ambience gives Broadview the feeling of a traditional New England home.

    Residents of Broadview Assisted Living enjoy the freedom to utilize one of the many quiet private areas to read a book, make a puzzle, enjoy conversation or just sit and relax. Or they might be drawn into one of the many daily activities or enjoy listening to an entertainer in one of our bustling community or activity rooms.

    At Broadview we believe that the best care should include each resident’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our dedicated staff is deeply committed to incorporating these aspects into the daily lives of all of our residents. We truly feel that each of our residents is a part of our family.

    Broadview is proud to serve families in the towns surrounding Winchendon in Massachusetts, including Gardner, Fitchburg, Leominster, Baldwinville, Orange, Athol, Westminster, Ashburnham, Royalston, Warwick, Phillipston, Ashby and Templeton. We also serve towns in New Hampshire including Rindge, Jaffrey, Peterbourough, Fitzwilliam, New Ipswich, Troy, Richmond and Sharon.

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    Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA) concealed weapons qualifications are provided through CJSI-VA (DCJS #88-1503). Qualifications are by appointment only. Call 757-872-4132 for more information.

    Any student needing additional copies of completion forms and certificates will be charged $10 per class.

    At CJSI-VA, classroom instruction includes fingerprints and photo. This will be completed during the class. Individuals not taking class with us will be charged $10 for fingerprints and $10 for photo. Call 757-872-4132 to set up an appointment.

    Range fees are included in the cost of all firearms training. Student firearm rentals are available for $5.00 per gun.

    Any student wishing to qualify with more than one handgun will be charged an additional $20 per handgun.

    CJSI-VA can also train your personnel at your location for a nominal fee. A minimum number of students and a minimum eight day notification prior to the class is required. Please contact us for details.

    Entry Level Training

    Entry level courses are open to anyone 18 years of age or older; however, Special Conservator of the Peace registration is available only through participating agencies.

    Click here for the specific regulation from DCJS regarding initial registration requirements .

    Advance registration and payment are preferred. There are no refunds, but courses may be switched with proper notice and payment of a $10 fee. Weather and other factors may force the cancellation of some or all of a course session. In the event that some or all of a course is cancelled, make up courses will be scheduled. Students must attend all course sessions in order to receive the necessary training completion forms and certificates required by DCJS.

    Courses may be scheduled as one-on-one sessions or for groups/companies that require specific dates or times. Prices for these courses vary. Please contact us for more information.

    CJSI-VA is certified by DCJS to teach the following entry level courses: