Its disheartening Teepees start to come down at Saskatchewan legislature

first_imgREGINA – Teepees came down at an Indigenous protest camp on the grounds of the Saskatchewan legislature on Monday, and protesters say more will be brought down on Tuesday.The Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism said in an email late Monday that teepees would be coming down throughout the day Tuesday, and there would be a round dance for supporters and campers at sunset.On Friday, a judge ordered that the Justice For Our Stolen Children Camp be dismantled after the government applied for a court-ordered eviction.The campers have been protesting racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children in care since late February.There had been 15 teepees in the camp at one point, but that number was down to 10 by Monday morning. At least two of the teepees came down after the court order, while others were taken down for the annual Treaty 4 Gathering taking place in Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask., this week.Regina police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich said in an email earlier Monday that the department had been in talks with the province and protesters, and Chief Evan Bray “expects a resolution in the near future.”No deadline was specified in Justice Ysanne Wilkinson’s order to take the camp down.Protester Richelle Dubois said Monday it was “disheartening” to see the number of teepees shrink.“It shows the province’s true colours and how they feel about First Nation children and communities,” she said.Robyn Pitawanakwat, a spokeswoman for the camp, said earlier in the day that protesters were still undecided about where to go from here, and they held several meetings over the weekend to discuss their options.“We’re hopeful — hopeful that there’s still a future for our cause and there’s still a future for our children,” Dubois said.Lawyer Dan LeBlanc, who represents the protesters, wasn’t immediately available for comment. A spokesperson for the provincial government declined to comment further on the future of the camp.Pitawanakwat said spirits have been good at the camp and people have been united since the court order. She said the focus should be on the issues they’ve brought forward, rather than bylaws and permissions.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

Grant from UNrun fund enables Cambodian village to reap ecotourism benefits

Funds from a global environment grants scheme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will enable an indigenous community in one of Cambodia’s poorest provinces to build an ecotourism project at a lake recently returned to them from private ownership.The mostly indigenous ethnic Kuoy residents of Romchek village in northeast Preah Vihear province are to receive a share of almost $20,000 in grant money from the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Small Grants Programme, according to a press release issued today by UNDP.They will invest the money in environmentally sensitive visitor sites in the pristine forestland around the Choam Prei lake.The lake, used by the Kuoy as a cattle-grazing site and as a water and food source, was returned to the 213 families of Romchek from private ownership this year after a process that involved the local, provincial and central Government.A plan to develop the 70-acre lake into a site for hosting tourists was approved in June by GEF’s Small Grants Programme.“The site has a lot of potential for the entire village,” said Ly Setha, a project officer for a provincial civil society organization, Ponlok Khmer, that will channel funds from the small grant into eco-tourism projects for the area.“Villagers hope there will be a spill-over from the tourists coming every year that will allow them to earn income by selling local products, and that will help them improve their livelihoods,” said Mr. Setha.The two-year project aims to accommodate tourists to carry out conservation-related research, or to experience the wild animals and plant life around the lake. Activities include production of publicity material, building campsites, and training community members to become tour guides.Ponlok Khmer was already running a programme that employed villagers to repair the lake’s drainage and water level and to improve it as a fish spawning ground. Before January, the lake had been part of a fish-farming enterprise run by the family of a local entrepreneur, who was given permission by a village chief in 1998 to use the area for private business.Villagers accused him of blocking public access to Choam Prei. They collected 86 thumbprints to file a petition through their local government office.The head of Romney commune took up the case in 2008 and raised its profile through a nationwide local government-association. The association, the National League of Commune/Sangkat, receives technical and financial support from UNDP as part of a project for democratic reforms at the local level. 26 August 2010Funds from a global environment grants scheme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will enable an indigenous community in one of Cambodia’s poorest provinces to build an ecotourism project at a lake recently returned to them from private ownership. read more

10 things to look for at 2014 Big Ten Media Days

Then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) rushes the ball during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Lantern file photoWith kickoff just a little over a month away, the best players from the Big Ten are set to join their coaches for a media frenzy in Chicago scheduled for July 28 to 29.There will be plenty to talk about as the players and coaches take the podium, but here are 10 of the top storylines to look for during the 2014 Big Ten Media Days.10. Player unionizationThe topic of player unionization has been discussed throughout the past year with former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter leading the charge for the players. While the discussion of player unionization has died down over the past few months, look for it to resurface in Chicago, especially when Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and his players take the stand.9. Michigan vs. Notre Dame in its final yearWhen Notre Dame signed a contract last year to play six ACC teams per season, it was announced that the Fighting Irish would not renew their yearly battle with the Wolverines after the 2014 season. Michigan coach Brady Hoke famously called out the Fighting Irish last spring saying that Notre Dame was “chickening out” of the rivalry game.Michigan went on to win the 2013 matchup in Ann Arbor, Mich. However, with the final year of the rivalry game looming, expect more bulletin board material coming from the Wolverines.8. Record amount of night games for Ohio StateOSU coach Urban Meyer has always been an advocate of night games in college football, and with the recent announcement of the Buckeyes’ fifth night game in 2014, he has gotten his wish. The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and Illinois at home under the lights as well as Penn State and Michigan State on the road in prime-time starts.The matchup with the Spartans is the game that seems to be circled on everyone’s schedule as the game of the season, as the two met in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game when MSU won 34-24, snapping a 24-game winning streak for OSU.7. OSU’s defenseFor a team that went 12-2 last season, the Buckeyes boasted a less than stellar defense.Enter new defensive coordinator Chris Ash, who joined the Buckeye staff after leaving Bret Bielema’s staff in Arkansas. Ash is no stranger to the Big Ten, as he coached under Bielema while he was at Wisconsin, even helping coach the Badgers to an upset win against the Buckeyes in 2010 –– the only game OSU dropped that season.Expect OSU’s only defensive representative, defensive lineman Michael Bennett, to receive plenty of questions about not only Ash but also of longtime Penn State coach Larry Johnson Sr., who replaced Mike Vrabel after he bolted for a coaching job with the Houston Texans in the NFL.6. Braxton Miller’s off-seasonEver since getting banged up in the Orange Bowl against Clemson, OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller has stayed out of the spotlight, something a Heisman Trophy candidate usually doesn’t do.Miller sat out all of spring practice after undergoing minor shoulder surgery as redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett took the majority of the snaps.Buckeye fans are hoping for a Troy Smith-like jump from Miller’s junior to senior year, but Miller and Meyer will surely be bombarded with questions as to whether Miller can stay healthy for an entire season.5. Addition of Maryland, RutgersWith Maryland and Rutgers now in the Big Ten, we will see two new coaches and a handful of players who largely have not been heard from by Big Ten fans and members alike.Coaches Randy Edsall of Maryland and Kyle Flood of Rutgers will likely be bombarded with questions as to what their expectations are in the Big Ten East Division and how they plan to make a smooth transition. Players to watch for from these two teams are Maryland wide receiver and preseason all-conference selection Stefon Diggs and now-former Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson.Nelson was a two-year starter for the Minnesota Golden Gophers before transferring to Rutgers this offseason. He was then involved in an altercation with another man and is facing charges of first and third degree assault. He was kicked off the team by Flood. Expect both Flood and Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill to receive plenty of questions on the situation.4. Penn State coach James FranklinThe second coach to take the reins of the Penn State program since the unfortunate Jerry Sandusky scandal, Franklin will face the Big Ten media for the first time.The former Vanderbilt coach led the Commodores to three consecutive bowl games, something that had never been done in the history of the Vanderbilt program.Franklin inherits a scholarship-deprived team in Happy Valley but brings an intensity that could very well be contagious in the PSU locker room.3. College football playoffAlthough it has been discussed for years, 2014 will be the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Gone are the ways of the controversial BCS, and players and coaches will undoubtedly be asked about their feelings on the new process.This topic will be very hit-or-miss as coaches will either dismiss the questions concerning the process completely or express strong opinions either for or against the playoff.2. OSU vs. Michigan State rematchAs alluded to earlier, the Buckeye-Spartan rematch is being tabbed as the biggest game in the conference this year –– as it should be.The Spartans’ upset of OSU in the Big Ten Championship game last year kept the Buckeyes out of the national championship discussion and sent MSU to Pasadena, Calif., where it defeated Stanford.The winner of the Nov. 8 showdown will be the favorite to go on to represent the East Division in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game, and both Meyer and MSU coach Mark Dantonio will probably be asked if it is circled on their calendars just like it is on everyone else’s.1. Bob Bowlsby’s commentsThe Big 12 commissioner’s comments concerning the NCAA have sent wavelengths through not only the college football landscape but college athletics in general.Bowlsby thrashed the NCAA saying that “cheating pays” and that the NCAA “enforcement is broken.” This will absolutely be one of, if not the most, discussed topics at Big Ten Media Days, especially for OSU and PSU, who have been the most recent Big Ten schools to receive heavy punishments for NCAA violations. read more

Aide to Labour MP accused of lying over speeding says he was

Dr DeFeo told the court he had run Ms Onasanya’s 2017 election campaign and had also penned a “Westminster Life” column on her behalf in the local newspaper. Dr Christian DeFeo has given evidence Fiona Onasanya Asked by prosecutor David Jeremy QC whether he “had it in” for Onasanya as a result of the dispute, Dr DeFeo said he did not, and added: “From day one I wanted her to succeed. He said after realising the alleged offence had taken place on the road where he lived on the night she had visited him, he decided to contact police.Asked what time she arrived, he said: “I cannot say a specific time, however she arrived late and was there quite late because we offered her a bed to stay the night.”She arrived in her car, a Nissan Micra. She arrived alone. She pulled up her car in front of our house and I greeted her at the door.Asked how long the meeting lasted, he said: “As far as I am aware, no less than two hours.” He said: “I worked for Ms Onasanya and I have had enormous hopes invested in her. I never dreamed in my darkest dreams or thought that I would be sitting here.”It is with the greatest reluctance that I have had to do this, but to do otherwise; I cannot. It is morally and legally unacceptable.” Fiona Onasanya won the Peterborough seat for Labour in the 2017 General Election Fiona Onasanya was elected MP for Peterborough in 2017Credit:UK Parliament Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Dr Christian DeFeo has given evidence Fiona Onasanya Festus Onasanya, the brother of Labour MP Fiona, has admitted charges “I wanted her to be a great MP and I said on a number of occasions that I wanted her to be an MP as long as she wanted to be.”It’s a terrible thing to have to do this.”Ms Onasanya, from Peterborough, denies one count of perverting the course of justice.Her brother has pleaded guilty to three charges of perverting the course of justice, including to one related to the July 24 incident.The trial continues. Festus Onasanya, the brother of Labour MP Fiona, has admitted chargesCredit:John Stillwell/PA Fiona Onasanya was elected MP for Peterborough in 2017 The former aide to a Labour MP felt “morally and legally” obliged to give evidence against her after learning she had tried to dodge a speeding ticket, a court has heard.Peterborough MP, Fiona Onasanya, told police she was not driving her car when it was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in Thorney, Cambridgeshire on the evening of 24 July 2017.But she is accused of lying about the incident and plotting with her brother, Festus, 33, to  blame a Russian man, Aleks Antipow, as person behind the wheel when the camera was triggered.After reading about the trial her former head of communications, Dr Christian DeFeo contacted police to say that the MP had visited him on the night of the alleged speeding offence.Appearing at the Old Bailey, Dr DeFeo said he had discussed with his wife, Christina Earle, whether to come forward and give evidence against the MP, and decided it was his moral duty. Fiona Onasanya won the Peterborough seat for Labour in the 2017 General ElectionCredit:PA Archive Dr DeFeo also told the court he had never seen anyone but Onasanya behind the wheel of her Micra and was not aware of her knowing anyone else in the village of Thornley.The court heard there had been a “bit of a falling out” between the MP and Ms Earle after an event marking 100 years of Labour in Peterborough was cancelled by Ms Onasanya. read more

Minerals4EU project meeting set for London in November

first_imgThe Minerals4EU project will be co-hosting a presentation and discussion in London, on November 11 2014, at the offices of Grant Thornton UK LLP. Minerals4EU says it “strongly believes in engaging with stakeholders at all stages, both to inform and to receive comments that will help to steer its development.” The Minerals4EU project, which is designed to meet the recommendations of the EU Raw Materials Initiative, will produce the most comprehensive and official European Minerals Yearbook as well as a foresight study on raw material supply and demand in Europe.A unique pan-European minerals knowledge data platform accessible through a web portal is being developed around an EU Mineral Intelligence Network structure, which will permanently maintain the system and mineral intelligence, and underpin the Yearbook. The system will especially enable sharing of mineral information and knowledge, and to find, view and acquire standardised and harmonised georesource and related data.Minerals4EU integrates into a leading European mineral information network structure “the best available mineral expertise and information from the unbiased knowledge base of the European national Geological Surveys and of other key stakeholders.” The Network will provide data, tools, services, and expertise to both sustain the enhancement of resource efficiency and minerals supply security, and to foster sustainable mineral development for Europe in support of public policy-making, industry, society, communication and education purposes at European and international levels. The project, which is co-financed by the European Union, is developing fast and will be concluded in 2015. Further details can be found at http://www.minerals4eu.euInvitations are being sent to senior professionals from a wide spectrum of the mining sector, together with those involved with mining in the financial, regulatory and broker communities. Senior representatives from the European Commission will be present, as will a number of management and technical staff from the project.last_img read more

Traumatised Seventh nurse attacked by patient in Kerry psychiatric unit

first_imgWilliams said that the situation was not good for patients, either.“It’s not a very conducive environment to patients getting well. You need to be in a calm environment that’s conducive to recovery.”An inspector from the Health and Safety Authority visited the hospital on Monday to evaluate the situation. A spokesperson from the HSA confirmed that an investigation is ongoing.St Finan’sWilliams said that the unit in Kerry General Hospital has had to deal with extra patients with challenging behaviour since St Finan’s Hospital in Killarney closed last year.He said that a new four-bed facility due to be opened at the hospital in September may alleviate some of the pressure. However, he warned that there may not be enough nurses to run it.“Staffing has got so reduced, people are very disillusioned.”Williams said that the HSE recently started closing psychiatric day centres throughout the county on certain days due to staffing concerns.He claimed that patients were having to reschedule appointments as a result.Mother-and-baby home inquiryWilliams also called for psychiatric institutions to be included in the mother-and-baby homes inquiry.He said that in the past many women were institutionalised “if they didn’t fit in with what was the norm of Irish society”.Williams added that public recognition of their “injustice” was “the least they deserve”.Read: TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is ‘inhumane’Read: It’s not just Tuam… Mother-and-baby probe needs to examine at least 100 institutions, Minister told A SEVENTH NURSE has been attacked by a patient in the psychiatric unit of Kerry General Hospital.The attack took place yesterday morning.From 7-17 June, six other nurses were attacked in separate incidents.A female patient struck a female nurse in the face and head yesterday.Cormac Williams, branch leader of the Psychiatric Nurses Association in Kerry, told that the nurse in question had been left “traumatised and sore”.“In general people are pretty scared. Nurses are slow to come in, even though the HSE are offering overtime. People are reluctant to do overtime when you’re coming into an unsafe environment.”It’s the most dangerous working location in Kerry, I don’t think anywhere else could say they have had six assaults in a ten-day period.Williams said the assaults are a result of “dwindling and dwindling” staff numbers. He said that Kerry had lost about 25% of its psychiatric nurses in the last few years, noting that those retiring were not being replaced.“In any hospital – psychiatric or other – if you have low staffing, you have high risk. You can apply that to any given situation.”He added that none of the attacks were too serious, but involved kicking and punching.[The nurses] are disillusioned and demoralised, it’s not a very nice environment to work in. It’s very tense.last_img read more

Hachette Livre a engagé un spécialiste contre le piratage des livres

first_imgHachette Livre a engagé un spécialiste contre le piratage des livresLa maison d’édition a fait appel à un spécialiste américain de la lutte contre le piratage numérique.Hachette Livre a décidé de prendre à bras le corps le problème du piratage des livres. La maison d’édition a ainsi annoncé jeudi avoir fait appel à la société américaine de surveillance du Web Attributor, explique Les Echos. “Le piratage des livres scannés et publiés illégalement existe depuis longtemps mais la numérisation décuple les possibilités”, a ainsi expliqué Hachette Livre, qui fait appel à Attributor pour “protéger ses actifs et les intérêts de ses auteurs à l’heure où la lecture sur tablettes numériques se généralise”.À lire aussiTéléchargement illégal : le Japon tranche avec une loi ultra-repressiveBasée dans la Sillicon Valley, Attributor revendique le leadership mondial de la chasse aux pirates de livres numériques, que ceux-ci opèrent en “peer to peer” ou en téléchargeant depuis des plateformes de stockage. Cette société surveille et repère les sites indélicats, et leur adresse une mise en demeure, initiative dissuasive dans la plupart des cas. Deuxième maison d’édition au monde, Hachette Livre ne compte donc pas laisser le livre numérique et les possibilités qu’il offre au téléchargement illégal faire baisser son chiffre d’affaires.Le 17 décembre 2011 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Le WiFi nouvelle génération arrive

first_imgLe Wi-Fi nouvelle génération arriveLe Wi-Fi va enregistrer sa quatrième évolution majeure bien que nombre de celles-ci soient déjà opérationnelles. Néanmoins, cette norme 2012 s’appelle “802.11ae-2012”.L’alliance œuvrant pour l’évolution des technologies sans fil dans le groupe l’IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) a révélé l’instauration prochaine d’une nouvelle norme Wi-Fi. Il s’agit de la quatrième évolution majeure de cette norme et elle sera reconnue en tant que “802.11ae-2012”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le standard 802.11 évolue donc encore, en intégrant des amendements à la version précédente le 802.11n, qui date de fin 2009. Il s’agissait alors de la troisième évolution majeure de la norme. Le 802.11ae-2012 permettra l’utilisation de nouvelles fréquences (comprises entre 3650 et 3700 MHz) selon Clubic. Un avantage de taille; le Wifi n permettant d’utiliser les fréquences de 2,4 et 5 Ghz pour séparer les flux et en optimiser les réceptions, la nouvelle norme permettra d’obtenir encore plus de fréquences pour se fabriquer un réseau optimum à plusieurs étages : l’un pour les webradios,lapin wifi et smartphones, l’autre pour les ordinateurs et enfin un dernier niveau pour les accès NAS et autres services gourmands en bande passante, par exemple. Et tout cela, sans interférences, ni pertes de données.Alors que cette norme est en évolution constante, l’IEEE a déjà planifié des réunions permettant de définir les évolutions futures.Elles prévoient notamment une hausse très importante des débits – ce qui sera apprécié des consommateurs de vidéos en streaming – et une extension des zones de couvertures.Le 9 mai 2012 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Paul Anka to do it his way at ilani

first_imgWhen Frank Sinatra was doing it his way, he was actually doing it Paul Anka’s way.Sinatra’s towering tribute to tough-guy individualism was provided for him by Anka, a native Canadian of Syrian-Lebanese extraction, who adapted the music from a French pop tune that he bought for a song (pun intended). Anka wrote new words for the song with Sinatra in mind. It seems to take an international village to declare your solo glory. Ironic, isn’t it?Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for a 60th anniversary celebration of Anka’s career at ilani. The concert, set for 8 p.m. Oct. 11, is called “Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way,” but it also reviews the many hits Anka has enjoyed as a solo artist and composer for other artists, too.Anka, now 76, has had that kind of career: successful on stage, but even more influential and important behind the scenes.The young crooner from Ottawa started scoring hits he wrote himself in the late 1950s and early 1960s — songs like “Diana” and “Lonely Boy” — but had even greater success writing for famous friends like Sinatra, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones and Johnny Carson, whose swinging “Tonight Show” theme song was an Anka composition.Anka’s career sagged after British Invasion rock ‘n’ roll came to America, but by the 1970s he was back on top with hits like “Having my Baby” and “Times of Your Life.” It even emerged after pop superstar Michael Jackson’s death that his posthumous hit “This Is It” was a collaboration with Anka. In 2013, Anka released a 14-song album called “Duets” featuring special guests stars such as Celine Dion and Michael Bubl?.“Duets” set a record for the music business and for Anka: He’s the only artist to appear on the Billboard Top 100 chart seven decades in a row.last_img read more

No time change for Turks and Caicos

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Oct 2015 – For The Turks and Caicos, there will be NO observance of Daylight Savings time so do not turn your clocks back an hour this weekend. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:daylight savings time, no observance Recommended for youcenter_img PDM to reinstate Daylight Savings Time Day Light Saving Time Delayedlast_img

Deputy Premier attends TwentyEight InterSessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Heads of Governments of the 18-member body and its associate membership are also scheduled to discuss issues relating to the region’s slow recovery from the global economic crises; the heavy debt burdens of some members and the effects policies by international financial institutions have had on the economies of CARICOM.Amongst the key topics to be discussed are Tourism in the region, corresponding banking, regional security and information and technologies for development.  The delegation returns to the Turks & Caicos Islands on February 19, 2017.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGeorgetown, Guyana, February 16, 2017 – Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Hon. Sean Astwood led a delegation to the Twenty-Eight Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana on February 16 & 17 2017 to examine a wide range of issues of concern to the Caribbean Community and the Turks & Caicos Islands.During the two-day conference, Astwood is expected to hold bilateral with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador, Irvine LaRocque and region leaders including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bahamas Hon. Fred Mitchel. Commenting on the visit, Hon. Astwood said; “I am excited to be attending this meeting as the newly elected ambassador and Minister of Border Control and Employment as it offers many opportunities for the Turks and Caicos to collaborate with regional leaders in advancing my Government’s mandate and our country’s prosperity.   This meeting also offers us the opportunity to network with CARICOM leaders to address the body of Caribbean leaders to garner support for our challenges ahead.” The meeting is expected to focus on the effects on the economic climate on member states of the Caribbean Community and framework by which the Community can achieve growth and development amidst the current environment. Additionally, the issue of crime and security is top among the three broad area that are up for discussion.last_img read more

Police Investigates Aggravated Burglary

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating an Aggravated Burglary that occurred earlier today (Friday 7th April 2017) on Grace Bay area of Providenciales.Around 3:09AM police responded to the Hope Street area where the victim was met and told officers that 3 am him and his family were awakened by dogs barking in his yard, and shortly after two males kicked open their front door and went straight into their bedroom, demanding their wallet. One of the males described as 5 feet 8inches, pointed a  gun at the victim while the other described as 6 feet tall took their backpacks and began taking their items which includes two (2) cellular phones, an IPad 2 and a  wedding band set.  No one was injured.  Investigations are ongoing.Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information that can assist with investigation, Contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Release: RTCIPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Towns Current Bidding Contract Opportunities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsNoneInvitations To BidLighting Replacement for Woburn Street and Shawsheen Street School — Deadline: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11amSingle Point Video Detection (SPVD) Traffic Signal Camera System — Deadline: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10amPorous Pavement Sidewalk Installation — Lawrence Street — Deadline: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at] with questions.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”last_img read more

CBI court grants bail to one more in NPCC bribery case

first_imgNew Delhi : A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to one more accused in an alleged bribery case relating to the National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC). Special CBI Judge Sanjay Garg granted bail to Aneesh Baid and directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and a surety of the same amount. Earlier, the court had granted regular bail to two other accused, Binod Singhi and Ramesh Kumar in the case. Baid, the owner of Shree Gautam Pvt Ltd. was granted bail on the condition that he would not leave the country without the prior permission of the court, shall join the investigation as and when required and shall not try to influence the prosecution witnesses in any manner. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us He was represented by Advocate Vijay Aggarwal. The CBI had arrested 7 persons including public servants in an alleged bribery case pertaining to contracts awarded by NPCC. The case pertains to bribes amounting to Rs 25 lakh for processing and passing of bills for contracts awarded by NPCC. Searches were conducted at the premises of the accused public servants, middleman and other individuals at 18 locations in Delhi, Silchar, Jalpaiguri, Guwahati and Gwalior.last_img read more

Environmental Group Urges Lawmakers To Focus On Renewable Energy Natural Gas

first_img X 00:00 /01:11 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen An advocacy group is urging Texas lawmakers to prioritize renewable power sources and natural gas over coal.In a new report, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) argues that would create jobs and help the state’s economy.John Hall is EDF’s Associate Vice President for Clean Energy and the report’s author. He says his group wants to see a comprehensive state energy plan that would prioritize wind, solar and natural gas.“We have all of these resources in abundance, so let’s utilize more of them, and less dirty imported coal.”The group wants the state Public Utility Commission to raise energy efficiency goals for utilities, and it wants regulators to make rules cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. The report says these and other recommendations would lead to new clean energy jobs and economic growth.Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti at the University of Houston says the jobs angle isn’t the best selling point for investing in renewables, because those jobs require higher-skilled workers than the coal industry. But he says renewables are increasingly attractive.“Wind and solar will increase because of market forces,” he says, “because of the fact that they have become price competitive, and because of an overall cleaner environment that they lead to.”Hall says at the very least, his group will feel good this session if lawmakers don’t pass bills helping the coal industry, and don’t make changes to the state’s competitive electric market. last_img read more


first_imgBALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore celebrates its’ legacy as the third oldest zoo in America on September 23, 2016 with Zoobilee 140 – a signature anniversary event presented by Stifel. Let the penguins wear the tuxedos – you can come mingle with friends in cocktail casual while supporting the wildest place in Baltimore!            Join the Zoo from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm under the stars at Penguin Coast for an unforgettable evening featuring live and silent auctions, extraordinary cuisine, beer and wine, music and dancing, in a uniquely zoo environment.  Tickets are $100 per person and go on sale on Monday, August 1st at .  VIP tickets are also available for $140 per person and includes exclusive access to two full bars, a special lounge area, private restrooms and visits from some of our Animal Ambassadors.            This one-of-a-kind event will benefit The Maryland Zoo’s conservation efforts, educational programs and zoo operations.            Individual and corporate sponsorships are also still available. By securing a sponsorship now you will be included in the exclusive VIP reception at The Maryland Zoo’s Zoobilee 140 –A Signature Event.  To secure your sponsorship, please contact Michelle Boyle at 443-552-5290.About The Maryland Zoo in BaltimoreFounded in 1876, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the third oldest zoo in the United States and is internationally known for its contributions in conservation and research. More than 1,500 animals are represented in the Zoo’s varied natural habitat exhibits in areas such as Penguin Coast, Polar Bear Watch, the Maryland Wilderness, African Journey and the award-winning Children’s Zoo. Situated in Druid Hill Park, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. For more information, visit, “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @MarylandZoolast_img read more

Reginald F Lewis Another Shining Chapter in Black Baltimores History

first_imgReginald F. Lewis has been an omnipresent and enigmatic figure on the Baltimore landscape for decades since his death in 1993.Baltimore native Reginald F. Lewis was the first Black American to launch a billion dollar American enterprise. (Courtesy Image)His name is emblazoned upon The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, a landmark at the corner of Pratt and President Sts., the gateway to glitzy Harbor East. Since 2005, when the museum opened its doors, people from around the state, the nation and the globe have visited and learned the stories of Maryland’s Black community. But, I didn’t know much about Lewis beyond the fact that he was the richest Black man in America in the 1980’s.I learned a lot more about this great son of Baltimore during a recent event at the Lewis Museum Dec. 7. “The Conversation: Reginald F. Lewis, The $Billion Deal, The Lifestyle, The Man,” celebrated what would have been the 75th birthday of Lewis, who died at age 50 from brain cancer.The conversation was led by my friend Charles Robinson, a veteran journalist and anchor at Maryland Public Television. On the panel were four men who were very close to Lewis including his brother, Jean Fugett, Jr., who helped Lewis found the TLC Group in 1983, the venture capital firm, which served as the platform for Lewis to purchase Beatrice International Foods for $985 million in 1987. I remember watching Fugett as a kid, when he was a standout tight end for the Washington Redskins. But, I learned Lewis was a star football player in his own right.Also on the panel, Clarence “Tiger” Davis, the former Baltimore City Delegate, who played football with Lewis at Dunbar High School. Davis, a force in East Baltimore politics for decades, spoke glowingly about Lewis as a charismatic leader, even as a high school football star.Lin Hart, another childhood friend of Lewis, was also a part of the conversation. He wrote the book, “Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before the Billion-Dollar Empire.” Hart, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills, played football with Lewis at Virginia State College, the Historically Black College where Lewis got his undergraduate degree in political science in 1965, before moving on to Harvard Law School.Harvard Law is where Lewis met William “Bill” Slattery, who was also part of the conversation celebrating Lewis’ life. I knew Lewis went to Harvard. But, what I discovered is Lewis was the only person to be accepted at Harvard Law without applying. He was recruited to attend Harvard when he was a student at Virginia State and never formally applied at Harvard, which seems implausible, but clearly not for Lewis.Beyond the insights of these four men, the two people who knew Lewis best were also in attendance at the event celebrating Lewis at the museum bearing his name; his widow Loida Nicolas Lewis and his mother Carolyn Fugett (who is 92 and still going strong).“He established the first Black law firm on Wall Street; he bought the McCall Pattern company on a leveraged buyout for $22 million, turned it around, and later sold it at a 90-1 return; and he sealed the $985 million deal that launched the first African-American billion dollar enterprise,” said Nicolas Lewis in a statement.I knew Lewis was the first Black person to close a billion dollar deal and build a billion dollar company. But, I didn’t know that the Beatrice deal was the largest leveraged buyout of overseas assets by an American Company at the time, period.Lewis wrote the book, “Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun?” It is a memoir of a Black man, with his roots in Black Baltimore, who emerged from our community to forge billion dollar Wall Street Deals and operated as a financial superstar, typically in rooms with nobody else that looked like him.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Ultimately, Lewis’ story, embodied by his signature statement, “Keep going, no matter what,” is yet another volume in the fabled history of Baltimore’s Black vanguard.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore editor of the AFRO and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday on the ARO’s Facebook page.last_img read more

March for Our Schools Rallies for Adequate Funding and Equal Opportunities

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comMaryland leaders, teachers, parents and students rallied in Annapolis to advocate for adequate funding for schools and to ensure that all students in each district have access to proper education and tools necessary for learning at the March for Our Schools on March 11.According to the March for Our Schools website, Maryland public schools are underfunded by $2.9 billion annually, which averages to about $2 million per institution.Maryland leaders, teachers, parents and students rallied in Annapolis to advocate for adequate funding in schools.  In this photo, Prince George’s County Council member Tom Dernoga and Board of Education member Edward Burroughs pose with Benjamin Tasker student Shelemiah Griffiths-Johnson. (Courtesy Photo)“Our kids can’t wait. Students, educators, and schools deserve better.  So on March 11 we’re marching to make sure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school and an equal opportunity for success,” the March for Our Schools website explained.Some of the more specific issues that marchers hope to address from taking action include: “Better pay for educators. More school staff, including counselors and psychologists. Universal pre-kindergarten and expanded career technical education. Adequate and equitable funding for all of our schools,” March for Our Schools wrote.According to NBC4 News, many leading Democrats are asking for $1 billion in the state budget over the next two years, with much of the money being allotted for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).There were several leaders, students, parents and teachers participating from Prince George’s County.Parkdale High School’s publication, Parkdale Paw Print, tweeted a video of representatives from the school chanting, “We want funding.”Andrea Chavez, a student at Oxon Hill Middle School spoke at the rally and was featured on NBC4 News.“The number of the students receiving special education services has only increased noticeably.  We need to increase funding supporting these students, because right now, it’s not enough,” Chavez said during the rally.Prince George’s County School Board Chair Dr. Alvin Thornton spoke specifically about equal funding when interviewed on ABC7 News about the March for Our Schools.“Our children are a result of where the mail is sent,” Thornton said. “Those in low-income communities are around inexpensive, less valuable property- receive one level of education.  Those on the other end of it receive better education.  You don’t get equal citizenship under that.  Democracy is undermined.  If we fund equally across the board, we get good citizens.”last_img read more

Apple to Release Red iPhone 8 This Week

first_imgApple announced a red version of its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Monday. The limited-edition models will benefit (RED), a non-profit co-founded by U2’s Bono in 2006 to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.The new phones, officially dubbed the “iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition,” feature the same innards as the regular iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, combined with a red glass enclosure and aluminum bands as well as a black front.In addition, Apple is also making a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone X leather case available for sale Tuesday. The phones will be available for pre-order starting Tuesday, and reach stores on Friday.This isn’t the first time Apple has released red versions of its phones. The company partnered with the charity all the way back in 2006, and has since donated more than $160 million to its global fund, which makes Apple the biggest corporate donor. There is no word on how much money Apple donates per sale of one of these red phones, or how many of these devices it has sold over the years. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

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