Adama And The War of Terror

When she was 16, Adama Bah was arrested by the FBI and accused of being a potential suicide bomber. She was held six weeks in a maximum security juvenile detention center in Pennsylvania. The morning of March, 2005, my family and I were in the house sleeping. Someone knocked on the door, and these men barged in. Some had FBI jackets, and others were from the police department and the DHS [Department of Homeland Security]. My mom can’t speak much English, and they were yelling at her, “We’re going to deport you and your whole family!” I was thinking, “What are they talking about?” I knew my dad had an issue with his papers, but I didn't think that my mom did. Then I saw my dad in handcuffs. It was the scariest thing you could ever see; I had never seen my father so powerless.

One of the women put me in handcuffs. I panicked so badly, I was stuttering, “What did I do? Where are we going?” I’m 16 years old, in handcuffs. They took me and my dad and put us in an Cadillac. I didn't …

The Adage of Happiness

Humans have long debated the adage ‘Money can’t buy you happiness.’ Popular opinion suggests that, indeed, it cannot, but more recently researchers have challenged this notion. Based on extensive studies, investigators found that money, or income, can contribute to your happiness. In our capitalist society, income leads to increases in happiness to the extent that funds are required to attain the things that lead to happiness. By meeting needs for shelter or food, allowing the purchase of a home or groceries, or opening the window to experiences such as adventure or travel, money can increase our sense of satisfaction with life.

But what about the relationship between debt and wellbeing? Does money, even when borrowed, make us happier – or does the state of owing money add to our dissatisfaction and stress? The ‘IOU’ is an ever-present and, at times, necessary evil that allows for a degree on the wall, a roof overhead, or a shiny car in the garage. Yet at what cost?

A person’s sense of…

Acyanotic Heart Disease (AHD)

Congenital heart disease (congenital heart defect) is one or more abnormalities in your heart's structure that you're born with. This most common of birth defects can alter the way blood flows through your heart. Defects range from simple, which might cause no problems, to complex, which can cause life-threatening complications.

Advances in diagnosis and treatment mean most babies who once died of congenital heart disease survive well into adulthood. However, signs and symptoms of the condition can occur in adults later in life, even those who had treatment as a child. If you have congenital heart disease you might need care throughout your life. Check with your doctor to determine how often you should be seen as an adult.

Some congenital heart defects cause no signs or symptoms. For some people, signs or symptoms occur later in life. They can recur years after you've had treatment for a heart defect. Researchers aren't sure what causes most congenital heart disease, whi…

Awareness on Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

Just what is acute coronary syndrome? According to Dr. Anthony, it refers to "a constellation of symptoms". These include chest pain which comes on suddenly (acute in onset), maybe even at rest in a patient at high risk to develop heart disease. At the emergency room, the patient has to undergo an electrocardiogram (ECG), said Leachon, "to rule out myocardial infarction, which in layman's term, is heart attack."

Aside from that, the patient will have to have his blood checked for cardiac markers, he told "Top Story" on ANC on Thursday. He said the clinical abstract on Ampatuan's condition showed that "the complete diagnosis is acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, hypertensive cardiovascular disease." Unstable angina, explained the doctor, is a warning sign before a heart attack. "It's a warning sign but still an indication considering the risk factors of the patient (with hypertension, diabetes, stress, and anxiety)," h…

Tips About Film Acutance

Sharpness is quite difficult to define precisely because it’s based on subjective evaluations, which are influenced by the contrast along edges in a photo. This characteristic is known as ‘acutance’. We judge an image to be sharp when the edge contrast differences we see are relatively large. While any photographer can recognise a sharp image, we often disagree about how sharp that image is. Different individuals perceive sharpness differently ““ and each person will make a different assessment of the sharpness of an image at different times.

Perception may be more acute first thing in the morning before the eyes become tired ““ or in the middle of the day when the brain/eye interface is at its most efficient. Assessments can also be biased by the evaluator’s pre-conceptions.

Sharpness also varies with different subjects ““ as do our expectations of what should appear sharp. We generally expect landscapes and shots of buildings to be sharp edge-to-edge but are much more forgiving for po…

Homemade Acusector Surgery

Medical hacks are not for the weak of stomach, so read further at your own risk. Todd Harrison shows you how to remove a stubborn skin wart using a good ol’ soldering iron, and a fair endurance for pain. After all, cauterization is a well known and documented medical procedure. If you have the stomach for this, read on, or better, check out his 9 minute video after the break.

Todd had a recurring wart on his right hand index finger, and couldn’t get rid of it despite many attempts. Every time he thought it was gone, it would come back. He even tried some of the expensive commercial kits that claim to get rid of warts by rapidly freezing them, but he had no joy. Finally, he figured it was time to cauterize the sucker. Like any self-respecting engineer, he starts off by cleaning the problem area with some rubbing alcohol. At which stage he even evaluates the technique that he used, which ended up causing blistering of the sensitive skin around the wart due to radiated heat, and how it ma…

A Page About His Business Acumen

It is essentially the thought process, which you need for understanding the key factors behind issues related to a particular business action and the ability to comprehend the consequences of particular actions. It’s the ability to pick the right reactions and actions in complex situations, as well as the understanding of how different parts of a business relate to each other.

Strong business acumen will, of course, help you advance your career further. Any major leadership role often requires the ability to see the ‘big picture’ – without it, you can’t lead the troops to victory. You must be able to relate smaller elements together and hold all the different strings together.

It’s also beneficial for entrepreneurs because it boosts your ability to start a business. If you examine the key abilities of a person with business acumen, you are essentially describing the building blocks of developing a good business plan. Additionally, as a start-up entrepreneur won’t have helping hands ever…