Juanita Florence Moses Ray

first_img Funeral Services, under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home, will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Arthur, TX; visitation from 8:00 am to 10:00 am; recitation of the rosary at 9:15.Interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery. Juanita Florence Moses Ray stepped into eternity on Friday, July 12, 2019.A native of Port Arthur, Texas, she was born to the union of Florence Pipkins Moses and Clarence Moses, October 3, 1922. Juanita, a 1944 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Port Arthur, Texas, married James Joseph Ray, Sr., in 1949.She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart and a dedicated member of The Knights of Peter Claver, Cartegena Court 32. She was a newspaper distributor for the Port Arthur News for more than 35 years.Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Clarence Moses; her siblings, Ruth Ivy Yowman and Clarence Julius Moses; her husband James Joseph Ray, Sr., and her son, James Joseph Ray Jr.She leaves four children to rejoice her life: Barbara Polk (Robert); Kennard Ray of Tacoma, Washington; Leonard Ray; and Steven Ray (Denise); fourteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, family, and friends.last_img read more

One’s ability to make money develops before birth

first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Email Share on Twitter Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have shown how the level of perinatal testosterone, the sex hormone, impacts a person’s earnings in life.Prior research confirms that many skills and successes are linked to the widely known 2D:4D ratio, also knows as the digit ratio. This is the ratio of the index and ring fingers, and it is considered a reflection of the level of perinatal testosterone, the male hormone of the mother that acts on the development of the offspring during pregnancy.But research conducted by a team of scientists from HSE’s Centre for Institutional Studies (John Nye, Maria Yudkevich, Maxym Bruhanov, Ekaterina Kochergina, Ekaterina Orel, and Sergei Polyachenko) became the first study to use Russian data to show the link between the 2D:4D ratio and a person’s income. The study was published in the journal Economics and Human Biology.center_img LinkedIn Share Regression analysis was carried out using the results of the 20th round of the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey – Higher School of Economics (RLMS-HSE). The number of observations in the base regressions totalled nearly 700 for men and 900 for women, and the age of the subjects varied between 25 and 60. A 2D:4D ratio was made for each participant using a specialised apparatus. In addition, the respondents, whose identities remained anonymous, were asked a number of questions concerning income and salaries.The results of the regression analysis showed a negative correlation between the income and 2D:4D ratios of women. In other words, the higher the salary, the lower the ratio. The effect was negative even when taking into account salary predictors such as gender, age, education level, job position, and the position’s economic sector. What is interesting is that this quantitative association is seen in men as well, though only after taking into account respondents’ level of education. This peculiarity, the authors note, is the subject of future research on broader, more multidisciplinary topics such as the connection between 2D:4D and academic success, as well as associations between education level and 2D:4D.Researchers are carefully studying income variation. In particular, they are analysing income predictors such as intellectual capabilities and psychological factors, as well as a person’s biological characteristics, notes one of the study’s authors, Maria Yudkevich. This is why 2D:4D research is truly a multidisciplinary topic.How the Digit Ratio is CalculatedThere are several ways to figure out the 2D:4D ratio. The above-mentioned research uses an electronic caliper. Respondents were asked to place their hands on a flat surface, palms facing upwards, and straighten out their fingers. A researcher then measured the length of the index and ring fingers on both hands (the paper notes that this measurement should be taken from the centre of the fold between the finger and palm up to the very tip of the finger so that the upper lip of the caliper does not press against the finger). Lastly, the interviewer recorded the results.Another method for taking the measurement is more hands-on, but offers practically the same level of reliability. Respondents’ palms are scanned and then the fingers measured using a photograph. The main advantage to this method is that secondary measurements can easily be taken. But when a large number of research subjects are participating, it can be quite expensive to equip each researcher with the special scanner.last_img read more

Paris commuter EMUs ordered

first_imgFRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units.The contract announced on December 21 has been placed on behalf of Greater Paris public transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, which is funding the order. The latest batch of units is intended for use on Transilien lines L, J and P.The contract has been awarded within a 2006 framework agreement between SNCF and Bombardier Transportation covering up to 372 of the suburban EMUs, of which 360 have now been ordered and more than 240 are in service.last_img read more

No more Caf-Pow: Pauley Perrette’s leaving “NCIS”

first_img Related ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Sonja Flemming(LOS ANGELES) — Get ready to say so long to Abby Sciuto — Pauley Perrette is leaving NCIS at the end of the current season.The actress — who’s played the over-caffeinated, hyper-intelligent, goth-loving forensic scientist since the CBS show’s debut — revealed the news on her Twitter.“There have been all kinds of rumors as to why,” she writes, adding in all caps, “NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME.”Perrette goes on: “It was a decision made last year.  I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years.”  It’s unclear where Perrette’s getting the 16 years — NCIS debuted on CBS in September 2003, 14 years ago, and began its 15th season last month.“All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration,” Perrette concludes.  “I love her as much as you do.”Perrette’s certainly not the first series regular to leave NCIS — the show’s weathered the departures of Sasha Alexander, Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly, among others.  However, the 48-year-old actress is the longest-tenured cast member to depart.  Maria Bello joined the regular cast this season as Special Agent Jackie Sloane.NCIS, starring Mark Harmon as Naval criminal investigator Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, finished last season as the most-watched scripted primetime broadcast drama on TV.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more