OTTAWA — The federal government has released a list of proposed rules for edible cannabis products in Canada as it prepares to add them to the list of legal pot products by next fall.The draft regulations propose a set of hard caps on the amount of THC that could be in any package, depending on the product.Restrictions would be placed on ingredients that would make edible cannabis more appealing to children, such as sweeteners or colourants, or adding ingredients like nicotine that could encourage consumption.Similar restrictions are proposed for topical products and cannabis extracts, and manufacturers would be prohibited from making any claims about health benefits or nutrition on their labels.All packaging would have to be child-resistant and display the standard cannabis symbol with a health warning message.Ottawa is gathering public input on these proposed rules until Feb. 20.Edibles will legalized for sale in Canada no later than Oct. 17, 2019. The Canadian Press
October 17, 2019
October 16, 2019
A number of stars attended the 8th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Dana Point on Saturday evening to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization.January Jones at Oceana’s SeaChange Summer PartyCredit/Copyright: Oceana/Nick KoonsAmong the attendees were Jon Hamm, January Jones, Kiernan Shipka, Sam Waterston, Beth Behrs, Michael Gladis, Aimee Teegarden, Nolan Gould, Billy Joe Armstrong, Oscar Nunez, Leonor Varela, Lilimar Hernandez, Olympic swimmer Aaron Peirsol and featured musical performer Bethany Joy Lenz.Jon Hamm and Sam WaterstonCredit/Copyright: Oceana/Tom VickersThe event honored marine ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Dr. Enric Sala, for his work to protect the world’s last pristine marine ecosystems. The sold out evening was held on the private beaches of The Strand in Dana Point for Oceana. Over 400 guests attended.Oceana ambassador January Jones mingled with guests and addressed the audience about her work with Oceana to protect sharks.“I’ve long been a supporter of Oceana and have been fortunate enough to work with them on their efforts to save sharks,” Jones told the crowd. “These are some of the most fascinating — and threatened — creatures in our oceans.”The evening’s honoree, Dr. Enric Sala, took the stage to accept Oceana’s Ocean Heroes award. Sala, founder and leader of the National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas project, works with his team to identify, explore, survey and, ultimately, protect the ocean’s last-remaining wild places. His upcoming book PRISTINE SEAS: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places (National Geographic Books; September 22, 2015), highlights ten of these untouched sites. Most recently, Sala returned from an expedition to explore the remote Artic seas. Upon receiving his award, he stated:“Protecting the ocean must be a collective effort that involves each and every one of us every day. With the support of organizations like Oceana and National Geographic, we can and will make a difference for the ocean — whether through individual choices or combined action.”SeaChange guests were treated to specialty Nolet cocktails and a delicious dinner. The evening included presentations from Oceana executives and celebrity supporters. Guests also raised their paddles in both silent and live auctions. The program this year focused on Oceana’s Save the Oceans; Feed the World campaign, which aims to restore the biodiversity and abundance of the world’s oceans to support a growing global population.Oceana CEO Andrew Sharpless spoke about Oceana’s work, stating:“Thanks to our SeaChange supporters, Oceana has grown tremendously in the past few years, tackling problems that are global in nature with a country-by-country approach that’s achieving measurable results. Oceana has now protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and achieved dozens of policy victories that will protect these places for the future.”The evening was capped with a musical performance by actress and singer Bethany Joy Lenz. Party-goers then spent time dancing in the ocean breeze at the Post Party Lounge.SeaChange was co-chaired by Oceana Board Member Valarie Van Cleave and Oceana Council Member Eve Kornyei Ruffatto.The highlight of the evening auction was the lively bidding for an exquisite retreat at the Gili Lankanfushi Resort in the Maldives. Other items included Corum Watches, a Mikimoto White South Sea pearl necklace with matching earrings, custom suits from David August and Brioni, gorgeous handbags from Emilio Pucci, Versace, Bottega, Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Miu Miu, Bally, MaxMara, Longchamp and items from other South Coast Plaza luxury boutiques including Jo Malone, Baccarat, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, and Hervé Léger. Stunning jewelry was featured from Winston’s Crown Jewelers, Kimberlin Brown, Julia Post, J. B. Diamonds, Kendra Scott and more.Fabulous trips included a getaway to Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Vigrin Islands, a stay at the luxurious Amanyara in Turks & Caicos, and a vacation at the French Chateau of the Count & Countess de Vanssay in the Loire Valley. Other trips included stays at the Las Ventanas al Parasio in San Jose del Cabo, the Montage Kapalua Bay in Maui, the Chabil Mar in Belize, and the La Morada Hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. A BMW i8 Electric Sports Car and custom set of Louis Vuitton luggage was auctioned off to a lucky bidder.The SeaChange Summer Party is made possible by the generous support from various distinguished local and international businesses and philanthropists. Special thanks to presenting sponsor BMWi and the Orange County BMW Dealers, media sponsor Coast Magazine, liquor sponsors Nolet Spirits and Ketel One Partners, wine donated by Chloe Wine Collection and gift sponsors Bloomingdale’s Fashion Island and Links London. SeaChange partners and underwriters include the Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation, Tricia and Michael Berns, Eve and Mike Ruffatto, Wendy and Rick Aversano, Julie and Peter Hill, Jean and Tim Weiss, Elizabeth Wahler and LadyLux, Britt and Robert Meyer, Betsy and Andy Ackerman, Janet and Carl Nolet, The Fanticola and Knode Families, Nancy and Jim Salomon, Joanne Artman Gallery, Carol and Dennis Berryman, Fiona and Tod Bensen, Dr. Danni Sun, Barbara and Greg MacGillivray, Marisa and Steve Robbins, Laura and Lou Rohl, Versace, Bonnie Lee and Justin Pham, Leslie and Dino Cancellieri, Mary and John Carrington, Maralou and Jerry Harrington, Bloomingdales, Prada, Dior, Susie and George Wood, Ocean Institute, Laurie Rodnick and Thomas Moore, Bhadra and Mark Gordon, Barbara Streisand Foundation, Summer Crosley, Danielle Steakley, Commerce Printing, and Signature Party Rentals.
October 14, 2019
aptn InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie: In this edition, Commissioner Marie Wilson and Mr. Stephen Kakfwi share what keeps them strong, not only in their work but also in their long time marriage.They’ve been together for 40 years!President and CEO of Canadians for a New Partnership, Residential School Survivor and former NWT Premier, Stephen Kakfwi joins his wife, Commissioner for the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Dr. Marie Wilson, on-set with host, Cheryl McKenzie to give us perspective on their decision to join the work of this country’s healing from the impacts of the residential schools system.
October 12, 2019
New Delhi: Deepak Kashyap has assumed charge of the post of Chief Vigilance Officer in Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.(POWERGRID). He is a graduate in English (Hons.) from Patna University and a 1986 batch officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service. He has held various key posts in and outside Railways such as CVO, BSNL, DRM, South Eastern Railway, Ranchi, Chief Commercial Manager/ General, Northern Railway, Member/ Rail Land Development Authority and Director, Central Vigilance Commission. Having varied experience in general administration, establishment, vigilance, operations, revenue, tendering and allied disciplines, he is also credited with conceptualizing and commissioning Indian Railways’ popular onboard magazine “Rail Bandhu”.
October 12, 2019
CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie Monday attended the first session of his second trial, his lawyer said, marking his first public appearance since he was arrested in August.Badie, the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, appeared alongside 14 other members of the Islamist movement to face charges of inciting violence in the Cairo neighbourhood of Bahr al-Aazam that led to deadly clashes in July, lawyer Mohamed Damaty said.“All 15 defendants including Badie attended the trial today,” Damaty told reporters outside a Cairo police academy where Monday’s session was held. Other senior Brotherhood officials in the dock included Essam al-Erian and Mohammed al-Beltagui, he said, adding that the trial was later adjourned toFebruary 11.Badie and his two deputies, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, are already being tried on separate charges related to the deaths of protesters who stormed the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters on June 30.Badie was not present at the two sessions held so far of his first trial.Damaty slammed Monday’s hearing as “political” in nature.“There is no proof that they (defendants) have committed the crimes that they are accused of,” he said.“We asked for their release but the court has adjourned the proceedings to February 11.” Only a few Egyptian journalists were allowed to attend Monday’s opening session.Several Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members including Badie have been put on trial as part of a massive crackdown by Egypt’s new military-installed authorities against the movement following the army’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.Morsi himself belongs to the Brotherhood movement, which a Cairo court banned in September.Security forces launched a sweeping crackdown on Morsi’s supporters in August, violently dispersing two protest camps in the capital.More than 1,000 people have been killed since Morsi’s ouster — mainly his supporters — and the authorities have arrested thousands more, mostly Islamists.Morsi is on trial for his alleged involvement in the deaths of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.The army ousted Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 after millions of people took to the streets to demand his resignation, accusing him of betraying the revolution that brought him to power.
October 11, 2019
18 August 2011The Security Council today encouraged the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to form partnerships with other organizations to help countries in the region to address peace and security challenges, particularly the flow of illicit small arms, border security and the threat posed by the marauding Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The Council reiterated its concern over persistent LRA attacks, noting that UNOCA, in coordination with the UN Office to the African Union (UNOAU), should engage with the AU to counter the LRA threat.UNOCA should “continue to work with the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, in particular with regard to the reinforcement of confidence-building measures between the countries of the sub-region, as an element of conflict prevention,” the Council said in a press statement read by Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri of India, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month.In the statement, issued after a briefing from Abou Moussa, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Central Africa and head of UNOCA, the UN body requested the regional office to provide any relevant assistance to the States in the region on security sector reform, human rights, the fight against trans-border threats, and enhancing women’s contribution to conflict prevention and resolution.The Council urged governments in the region and regional organizations, particularly the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), to cooperate with UNOCA.In a video briefing from Libreville, Gabon, Mr. Moussa told the Council that the conflict in Libya has had adverse consequences in Central Africa, noting for example that nearly 80,000 of the estimated half a million Chadians who were living in Libya had returned to their country by the end of last month.“Their return presents several challenges for Chad, particularly the loss of remittances,” Mr. Moussa told the Council. Returnees might also engage in the pervasive trade in the illicit small arms, he said.“It is not inconceivable that some returnees, particularly those who may have participated in military or security operations in Libya, could be recruited as mercenaries or even fighters for armed groups in the central Africa region,” said Mr. Moussa.However, he said he was encouraged by the prevailing readiness of countries in the sub-region to work together to foster cooperation and address common threats to peace and security. He cited the signing on 23 May of a joint mechanism by Chad, Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) at their summit in Khartoum to promote border security and strengthen economic ties as a testimony to the determination of leaders to eliminate threats to peace and security in the region.On the other hand, Mr. Moussa voiced concern that despite the wealth in natural resources, countries in the Gulf of Guinea continue to face what he termed the “natural resources curse” or “paradox of plenty.”“The countries of the area continue to face low growth and persisting poverty as a result of the multi-faceted domestic, regional and international threats and vulnerabilities, such as the increasing threat of piracy,” he said. Poaching of water resources, criminal activities and the trafficking of narcotics remained a major concern in the Gulf of Guinea, he added.He said that UNOCA will work to translate its mandate into cohesive sub-regional initiatives to facilitate coordination and information-sharing between UN entities and other partners to support peacebuilding and preventive diplomacy in the region.UNOCA was created in March to support efforts of Central African nations to consolidate peace and prevent conflict, while tackling cross-border challenges such as arms trafficking and organized crime in the region.
October 8, 2019
He also denied claims that thousands of Tamil political prisoners are in prison. He says there are only around 100 Tamil political prisoners. (Colombo Gazette) The Government says there is no more torture and extra judicial killings in the country.Minister of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan said that while the ethnic issue is not over there is no torture, abductions or extra judicial killings.
October 6, 2019
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 9, 2012 4:19 pm MDT Heroux-Devtek shares surge to record high on special dividend that will reward CEO MONTREAL – Heroux-Devtek’s shares hit an all-time high Friday after the aircraft equipment maker announced a special cash distribution that will net its CEO nearly $19 million.The shares (TSX:HRX) closed up 36 cents, or 2.75 per cent, at $13.49 on the Toronto Stock Exchange after having reached an intraday high of $13.99.“I think what we announced this morning for the shareholders is well perceived by the market,” chief executive Gilles Labbe said during a conference call.Labbe is Heroux-Devtek’s fourth-largest investor, holding 3.79 million shares or 12 per cent of the company, according to Thomson Reuters.Dean Knight Capital stands to receive $24.5 million from the special payout as the largest shareholder, while the Caisse will receive some $21 million for its 4.2 million shares.Heroux-Devtek will pay a special cash distribution of $5 per share or $160 million to its 32 million shareholders next month. The money comes from the Montreal-area company’s sale of a large portion of its operations at the end of August in order to focus on its landing-gear business.A special meeting will be held Dec. 18 to approve the distribution, which would be paid the following day to shareholders of record Nov. 20. It will consist of $2.70 per share consisting of a partial reduction and repayment of the corporation issued capital, and $2.30 per share in dividend.The move will exempt shareholders from tax on the $2.70 per share portion. If the proposal is rejected, however, a $5 dividend will be paid.“The board determined that this distribution level will allow shareholders to realize significant value as well as an adequate return on their investment while enabling Heroux-Devtek to maintain a solid financial position…and the flexibility to proceed with strategic acquisitions,” Labbe told analysts.Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial said the special dividend is in line with his forecasts of $5.70 and is consistent with the level that management had been suggesting.He lowered his rating to sector perform and cut his target price by 50 cents as shares have appreciated 31 per cent since July. His new target is $15 including $10 for the business and $5 for the dividend.“Notwithstanding our rating downgrade, we see potential longer-term upside for the stock should the company execute on a strategic acquisition or win new contracts, both of which we believe are strong possibilities,” he wrote in a report.Heroux-Devtek also announced $2.7 million of net income from continuing operations, or nine cents per share for the third quarter.Revenue from continuing operations was $57.7 million, up from $55.5 million.The company’s discontinued operations brought total profit in the third quarter to $112.7 million, or $3.64 per share.That’s up from $4.8 million or 16 cents per share a year earlier, before the company sold manufacturing plants in Dorval, Que., Mexico and Texas.“Our landing gear operations had a solid quarter, driven by the strength of the commercial aerospace market, more particularly the large commercial aircraft and business jet segments,” Labbe added.Heroux-Devtek said new aircraft orders and solid backlogs at Boeing and Airbus leave it well positioned. Boeing alone announced last month a 20 per cent increase in its production of large aircraft.Business jet shipments increased 13.1 per cent in the first half of the year and industry observers expect the segment’s recovery will accelerate in 2013 and be sustained for about five years. That period should coincide with the ramp up of Heroux’s work on several programs including Legacy, Bombardier Learjet 85 and Dassault aircraft.The military segment continues to be affected by uncertainty over government budget cuts.“Still, we are well positioned in this market given our extensive diversification with regards to programs and our balance between new components, manufacturing and aftermarket products.” Labbe said.Civil aerospace accounts for 42 per cent of its total sales, while military represents 58 per cent. Over the next three to five years that is expected to flip to more than 55 per cent commercial and 45 per cent military.Following the special distribution, Heroux-Devtek will have $131 million of cash and at least $128 million of available credit, enabling it to fund strategic acquisitions or new program wins that observers believe could be catalysts for its stock.Doerksen said there also remains a potential for Heroux-Devtek to be sold because of its relatively low valuation.“Although we do not believe that management is actively seeking to sell the company, if the valuation were to remain relatively low for an extended period, we suspect that the company could attract interest from another industry player or the board itself may seek to realize value in much the same manner is it did with the sale of the aerostructure and industrial divisions,” he added.The company has kept its landing gear product line and eight locations in Quebec, Ontario and Ohio.
October 2, 2019
Student Azof Aiash serves date appetizers during a Saudi cooking demonstration at the International Centre on Wednesday. The demonstration was part of International Education Week.Cooking demonstrations, photo displays and information sessions are highlights of International Education Week at Brock this week.Held from Nov. 14 to 18, International Education Week is celebrated with various events across campus.International Education Week is a time to celebrate the role of international students at Brock, as well as the international experiences available to students, said Sheila Young, director of Brock International.“International students bring their unique cultural perspectives and experiences to the classroom and the community on campus.”Events include:All week Photo exhibits “This is My Home” and “Home Away From Home” in the Sean O’Sullivan gallery A photo reflection of the Med Plus Peru trip in the Career Resource CentreTonight Indian cuisine at Decew Dining Hall, 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Guard, part of the Brock University Film Series, at the Empire Theatre in the Pen Centre at 7 p.m.Tomorrow A Chinese cooking demonstration from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the International Centre staff lounge (register here) Graham Pike, invited speaker of the Faculty of Education and Brock International, presenting “Current Trends in Global Education” from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Sankey Chamber A Global Volunteer Experience information session from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Sankey Chamber Mandarin Corner movie night – The Karate Kid (2010), 5 to 7 p.m. at the International Centre student lounge International cuisine at the Guernsey Market all dayFriday, Nov. 18 Cultural Café — Demonstrations and Brock University Students Union international club displays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Market Hall Global Transitions information session from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Sankey ChamberThere are currently 1,440 international students at Brock.Watch two clips produced by BrockTV regarding International Education Week:Clip oneClip twoStudent Ahmed Amin helps prepare a rice dish during the Saudi cooking demonstration.
September 22, 2019
WHEN THEN-HEALTH Minister Charles Haughey went to visit Iraq in 1978, he tried to arrange a meeting with the effective head of the country.Unfortunately for Haughey, Saddam Hussein was unable to meet him.Papers from the trip, which included trips to Iraqi hospitals and attempts to sell medical supplies to Iraq, form part of the State Papers released this year. The papers reveal that an arrangement was planned to swap medical resources between the two countries and that there was a ‘striking political goodwill’ towards Ireland from Iraq.They do, however concede that Iraq was a “difficult” market.Accompanied by Liam Lawlor, Haughey met with high-ranking officials and gave a speech to a medical college, where he said that Iraq was, in some ways, more advanced than Ireland in terms of medical practice.Read: The things that Haughey was sent in 1982Read: No mention of Patrick Connolly, GUBU in 1982 State Papers
September 21, 2019
Some people using Facebook Mobile on Verizon received misdirected texts referring to “911.” Verizon found and fixed the issue.less than a minute ago via HootSuiteFacebookfacebook I wonder if any silly Facebook Mobile users actually called 911? If they did, I would love to here the recording. “Hello, 911. What’s your emergency?” “Err, Facebook told me to call.” Turns out that the these messages were Verizon’s fault, and Facebook made that pretty clear in its tweet. Oh, silly Verizon.AdChoices广告
September 21, 2019
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has taken a stance against the Trump Administration, and its use of the Bible to justify its controversial immigration policy which has seen children of immigrants being separated from their families at the US-Mexico border.The policy has resulted in outrage and criticism, both nationally and abroad. Responding to the criticism on Thursday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited a passage from Romans 13 to support their position and encourage others to accept the government’s decision.“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,” Sessions said.“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”Since then the Archdiocese has issued a public statement on its website, expressing grave concern over the matter, claiming the quotation was “used out of context”.“In recent days, the words of St Paul in the 13th chapter of his Epistle to the Romans have been circulating in the news. We are concerned and alarmed at the use of this biblical quote being used out of context to justify the strict application of a policy occurring at our southern border, which is detrimental to family life,” the statement reads.The Archdiocese goes on to cite Ephesians 3:14, a scripture which highlights the importance of the family, and its sanctity – something the policy goes against.“The numerous challenges of today’s world weaken the already strained bonds of every modern family. Family — a divine institution (cf. Ephesians 3:14) — is something that we as Orthodox Christians cherish and hold as sacred. Furthermore, when our Lord came into this world as a human being, he entered it as a child and part of a family. As a special creation of God the Father, no family deserves to be separated,” the Archdiocese explains.“The institution of the family is found from the beginning of the Book of Genesis (chapter 2). In love and harmony, the family finds joy, each member in the other. Reflecting this joy, the Psalmist proclaims, your children will be like olive trees around your table (Psalm 127/128:3b). Let us bear in mind that the branch of an olive tree is a universal symbol of peace, not something to be torn apart and broken.”In continuation, the Archdiocese goes on to condemn the outcome of the policy, as an “unfortunate situation” and expresses its hopes for a “swift and just solution”.“It is for peace and for a dignified and humane solution to this unfortunate situation that we, together with people of good faith across our great nation, urgently entreat. Children should not, under any circumstances, be punished for things that are beyond their control. Our hearts go out to those suffering under these terrible conditions. We pray for them, that their families soon be restored, and pray that the proper authorities find a swift and just solution to this unfortunate and very painful situation.”The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is not the only denomination in the US to take a stance against the policy.According to a report by US-based The Pappas Post, even before the Attorney General referenced the Bible, Evangelist Franklin Graham, an outspoken Trump supporter, spoke out against the policy.“It’s disgraceful, and it’s terrible to see families ripped apart and I don’t support that one bit,” Graham told the Christian Broadcasting Network.Meanwhile President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese in Texas, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo also criticised the policy, dubbing it “immoral”.“Separating babies from their mothers is not the answer and is immoral,” he said.Despite the outrage however, President Donald Trump has continued to defend his administration’s border-protection policies. So far some 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and placed into holding cages at the Mexican border, reports Independent.
September 20, 2019
Découverte du seul crâne entier de mastodonte jamais trouvé au ChiliC’est en travaillant sur le chantier d’une usine hydro-électrique, non loin de Santiago, que des ouvriers ont vu pointer du sol la défense d’un grand animal. Alertés, les paléontologues ont mis au jour le crâne d’un mastodonte vieux de 2 millions d’années, le fossile de ce genre le plus complet jamais trouvé au Chili. Un mètre 20 de long et 15 centimètres de diamètre : la défense de ce mastodonte pouvait difficilement échapper aux ouvriers bâtissant une centrale hydro-électrique à Padre Hurtaldo, près de la capitale chilienne Santiago. Les paléontologues ont sorti de l’excavation un crâne complet, doté de ses défenses, mais aussi de ses quatre molaires ainsi que de quelques vertèbres. L’animal s’est vraisemblablement enlisé dans un marécage, un milieu favorable à la bonne conservation du fossile, il y a environ 2 millions d’années.Sensiblement de la même taille qu’un éléphant actuel, mais beaucoup plus musclé et doté d’une fourrure protectrice contre le froid, le mastodonte se nourrissait probablement de feuilles et de pousses, et était plus petit que le mammouth laineux. La plupart des restes de mastodonte ont été découverts en Amérique du Nord, et le Chili n’avait livré jusqu’à présent que quelques fragments.Le 28 mars 2011 à 13:39 • Emmanuel Perrin
September 20, 2019
Imagine a grocery store where you can literally grab a meal and go without a tedious checkout process. Amazon is making this high-tech shopping experience a reality with its Amazon Go stores.Amazon Go, which already has outposts in Illinois and Washington, is expanding its footprint in California. Today, the state’s first Amazon Go store opened its doors in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.The store, which is located at 300 California Street, offers the advanced perk of cashier-less checkout, where customers can go into the store, purchase prepared food, meal kits, and beverages, and automatically check out without using cash or cards. All customers have to do is check in with the Amazon Go app, pick the grocery items they would like to buy, and then the store’s Just Walk Out Technology will virtually charge them when they walk out.The new Amazon Go store joins existing Amazon Go locations in Chicago and Seattle. Amazon Go’s website noted that another Amazon Go store will open at 98 Post Street in San Fransisco soon. Even though there wasn’t a specific date shown, it’s likely that the second Amazon Go store will begin operations this winter.For a sneak peek on the Amazon Go experience, you can watch this step-by-step video on YouTube:More on Amazon:Best Shows to Stream on Amazon PrimeReady for Preorder: New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices to Create the Ultimate Smart HomeYou Can Now Finance Gaming PCs and PC Parts at Amazon SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit Stay on target
September 18, 2019
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists that he is happy with his current squad, despite no signingsUnlike their main rivals, Spurs are yet to make a single signing ahead of today’s transfer deadline at 5 pm (BST time).But the club does have a group of players that have managed to secure top three finishes in the Premier League for the past three seasons and Pochettino believes that he has every reason to be pleased with what he has.“I am happy to keep all the squad together,” said Pochettino on Sky Sports.“There were many rumours during the summer, about players out.“The club made a massive effort to try and extend contracts of Harry Kane, just one example.“The club is trying to finish the (new) stadium as soon as possible.“It is difficult to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn’t sign or didn’t sell players – but sometimes in football, you need to behave differently.“We are happy with our squad and we cannot improve our squad. It is better to keep our squad all together, we believe a lot in our players.“(There is) no point to say we will not repeat a season like last year or the season before with more experience, with players who compete at the high level of the World Cup.“We have the captain of the world champion (Hugo Lloris, with France). That is a fantastic experience, for him to translate to our team.“Sure, we are going to be better, no doubt about that.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…Preparing for our @premierleague opener. ?#COYS pic.twitter.com/dqVvB9m6V6— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 8, 2018Many first-team players have now reported back to training after their respective campaigns at the World Cup.Although the majority of them are not expected to play in Saturday’s Premier League opener at Newcastle, Pochettino has high expectations for his available options regardless.“I am so happy at the way they come back to training on Monday,” he said.“I am so proud, they were very focused and tried to arrive in a good condition.“Some players will be fit to start the game, some will be fit to be on the bench.“Maybe some players will stay here to reach the level, because maybe we don’t want to take risks.“Newcastle of course in that period, has an advantage to us, in the preparation of the whole squad.“But that is not a reason to complain. We are not a victim, we need to adapt ourselves to the situation, and I am sure we will be competitive.”
September 11, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Hudson High School Principal Brian Reagan is on the verge of becoming Wilmington’s next Assistant Superintendent of Schools.The Wilmington School Committee appointed Reagan to the position, pending successful contract negotiations, upon the recommendation of Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero and incoming Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand.Reagan has served in several school leadership positions, including Hudson High School Principal (2011-present), Shrewsbury High School Principal (2006-2011), and Bedford High School Assistant Principal (2005-2011). He began his educational career as a music teacher.Last week, Reagan – a finalist for the Lunenburg Superintendent position – withdrew his name from consideration, noting he had decided to take an Assistant Superintendent position in another district. Reagan was competing with two other finalists, including former Wilmington Assistant Superintendent Kate Burnham, who is currently the Director of Special Education in North Andover.The attention other school districts are paying Reagan may explain why the School Committee held a special meeting, an hour before Sunday’s High School Graduation, to make the appointment.Reagan replaces Assistant Superintendent Sean Gallagher, who is leaving the district after two years to become Newburyport’s Superintendent.In a slight restructuring, Reagan will be one of two Assistant Superintendents in Wilmington.Back in March, the School Committee named Interim Superintendent Paul Ruggiero the Assistant Superintendent effective July 1, when Dr. Glenn Brand officially arrives. While Reagan will focus primarily on the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development, Ruggiero will step back into his previous role, but with a promotion in title from “Director of Administration and Finance” to “Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Finance.”(NOTE: Cover photo is from Hudson High School’s student newspaper.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”BREAKING NEWS: Wilmington Assistant Superintendent Sean Gallagher Chosen As Newburyport’s Next SuperintendentIn “Breaking News”Dr. Brian Reagan Appointed Wilmington’s Assistant Superintendent (NEW INFO)In “Education”
September 11, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, October 16, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 10 to 14 mph.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Board of Library Trustees meets at 7pm in the Library’s Banda Room. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand is holding a Community Meeting at 6:30pm at the Shawsheen Elementary School. The Wilmington community is invited to attend these meetings, including community members who may not have children in the school system, to offer feedback on the school district.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon. Free. Handicapped accessible.At The Library: Special Mini-Horse Storytime at 10am. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 3:30pm. Trivia Tuesdays at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at Yentile at 8am. Zumba at 9am. Powerful Tools at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Bocci at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Tai Chi at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. I may be able to update this post.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
September 11, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Read the Wilmington Senior Center’s July 2019 Newsletter HERE.Highlights from the latest “Buzzell Buzz” include:Notes from Elderly Services Director Terri MarcielloInformation about upcoming events and programs, including: 4EverFab Concert, Annual Cookout, The Buzzell Book Club, Bocce, Moon Memories, Fun Trips, Game Night, Exercise Groups, Memory Cafe, Caregivers Support Group, and Fun DayInformation about: Medicare Scam, Birthdays, Condolences, Guess Who Contest?, & Get Well WishesThe Senior Center’s July Calendar of EventsLike 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s August NewsletterIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s June NewsletterIn “Government”
September 3, 2019
Tailback on shabby Dhaka-Tangail highway during last Eid journey. Prothom Alo file photoTransport owners have cut down on the number of bus trips to the northern districts of the country ahead of Eid-ul Azha. This measure is being taken, reportedly, due to the floods and dilapidated state of the roads.Bus operators said that it usually takes five to eight hours to travel to the northern districts in normal times. And in the prevailing conditions, it now takes up to even 15 hours. They fear the situation will worsen further before Eid and have cut down on the trips accordingly.Advance sales of bus tickets for Eid commenced on Friday, but managers at the bus counters said that the tickets to the northern districts were sold out within a couple of hours. This was because of drop in number of trips and thus the fewer number of advance tickets.Senior general manager of Hanif Enterprise Abdus Samad Mondal said during last Eid there were up to 225 trips per day, but that will be cut down to 170 this time. Two or three trips will be cut per route.Abdus Samal told Prothom Alo, “One of the reasons is the bad state of the roads due to excessive rains and floods. Two bridges on these routes are also in poor shape. It hardly takes 16 hours for a return trip on these routes, but now, before Eid, we estimate this will take from 25 to 30 hours.”He said, “Passengers get restive over the two or three extra hours it takes during Eid, but now if they have to wait for seven or eight hours more, that will be too much. We don’t want to sell too many advance tickets and put the passengers in a fix.”Abdus Samad added that they would increase the number of trips before Eid if things looked up.Shyamoli Paribahan managing director Ramesh Chandra Ghosh said that they had cut down on their trips by 20 per cent for the same reason. He said, “During normal times, Shyamoli Paribahan sends out 300 buses up north daily, but given the circumstances, we have decreased the trips. We are concerned as to whether the floods will worsen and the rains will increase.”In the meantime, yesterday before daybreak people had queued up at Kamalapur railway station and the various bus counters to buy advance tickets.Subject to the moon sighting, Eid holidays may be from 2 to 3 September and so ticket demands were mostly for 30 and 31 August.A certain Azhar Ali turned up at the Hanif Enterprise counter in Gabtali for five tickets for 31 August. He waited from daybreak till 9:30 in the morning and finally managed to buy two tickets for 30 August.Passenger Irene Akhter said, “When I arrived here, the queue wasn’t that long, but even then I couldn’t get any front seat ticket. So, where have all the tickets gone?”And the happiness was obvious on the faces of those who managed to buy their tickets after waiting inordinately long in the queues.
September 3, 2019
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar on Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks on Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world’s Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding “humanitarian tragedy”.Malaysia has spoken out strongly against mostly Buddhist Myanmar over its treatment of its Rohingya minority, especially since October, when security forces launched a crackdown in the north of Rakhine State on the Bangladesh border, where many Rohingya live.At least 86 people have been killed and an estimated 66,000 have fled into Bangladesh since nine Myanmar policemen were killed on 9 October in attacks on border posts the Myanmar government blamed on Rohingya supported by foreign militants.”The killing must stop. The violation of women and girls must stop,” Najib, the leader of Muslim-majority Malaysia told a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called by Malaysia to discuss the Rohingya.”The persecution of your fellow men and women, simply on the grounds that they are Muslim, must stop,” he said.Refugees, residents and human rights groups say Myanmar forces have committed summary executions, raped women and burned homes.But the Myanmar government led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has denied the accusations, saying many of the reports are fabricated. It insists the strife in Rakhine State is an internal matter.Najib, who joined protesters in Kuala Lumpur last month calling for foreign intervention to stop “genocide”, said Myanmar must act.”We call on the government of Myanmar to cease all discriminatory actions and attacks against the Rohingyas immediately, and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice,” he said.Rohingya have faced discrimination in Myanmar for generations. They are not classified as a distinct group under citizenship law and are regarded instead as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, entitled only to limited rights.The violence in the north of Rakhine State since October is the most serious since communal clashes in 2012 in which hundreds of people were killed.’SAVE THEM’Malaysia summoned Myanmar’s ambassador last year to protest against the treatment of Rohingya, breaking a tradition of non-intervention by members of the Association of South East Asian Nations in each other’s affairs.Najib said it would be a disgrace if the Southeast Asian group did not live up to it principles and do its utmost to “avert the catastrophe that has been unfolding”.He told the fellow Muslim countries of the OIC they could not “stand by and do nothing”.”It is incumbent on us all to do what we can to save them from the humanitarian tragedy they are suffering,” he said.The OIC represents 57 states with a population of more than 1.6 billion people, and acts as the collective voice of the Muslim world.Najib called on Myanmar to provide unimpeded access for humanitarian aid to the affected areas and to facilitate the return of refugees.He said Malaysia would give 10 million ringgit ($2.25 million) for the humanitarian efforts, and send a food flotilla. No further details were made available.About 56,000 Rohingya live in Malaysia having fled and unrest and persecution in Myanmar.The OIC’s special envoy to Myanmar said this week the United Nations should intervene to avert genocide.OIC Secretary General Yousef Al Othaimeen said Myanmar must prevent “ongoing discrimination and the unwarranted systematic abuse against the Rohingya”.Malaysia’s top counter-terrorism official has said Myanmar faces a growing danger of attacks by foreign militants in support of Rohingyas.
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