Pipeline ruptures sparks massive fire north of Prince George BC

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – About 100 members of a First Nation community in northern British Columbia were evacuated from their homes Tuesday evening after a gas pipeline ruptured, sparking a massive blaze.The rupture happened on a natural gas transmission pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge about 13.5 kilometres from Prince George on Tuesday evening, Enbridge spokesman Michael Barnes said in an emailed statement.It ignited at the site, which is in a rural area. There are no reports of injuries, he said.“Enbridge emergency crews have responded, have isolated and are currently depressurizing two natural gas transmission lines in the vicinity to contain the incident,” he said. “The incident area has been cordoned off to maintain public safety.”The evacuees largely belonged to the nearby Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and were asked to leave their homes as a precaution, he said.“Enbridge is working with area communities to ensure public safety,” he said.British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment said it had been notified of the incident Shelley, B.C., and involved an 900 PSI pipeline.Prince George resident Dhruv Desai said he was driving up a hill toward the nearby University of Northern British Columbia when he noticed several cars had pulled off the road taking photos of something.He pulled over as well and snapped his own shots of a massive blaze.“I was able to see it very clearly from the hill,” he said. “It was huge even from this distance.”Meanwhile, National Energy Board spokesman Tom Neufeld said the fire was along Enbridge’s Westcoast main line, which falls under the board’s jurisdiction.The Westcoast Transmission System transports natural gas produced in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin to consumers in B.C. and, through interconnecting pipelines, other Canadian provinces and the United States.“NEB inspectors have been deployed to this area. They’re going to monitor and oversee the company’s response to the incident, and they’re going to determine the impact and extend of the fire and release,” Neufeld said.The NEB has also activated its emergency operations centre in Calgary, he said.It will work closely with the Transportation Safety Board, which is responsible for investigating the incident, Neufeld said.last_img read more

All 32 NFL teams on hand to watch 2015 Ohio State pro

Now former-OSU wide receiver Devin Smith speaks to the media at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Smith is projected as a first round draft pick by many experts. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor some, pro day is a way to improve on subpar performances in certain events at the NFL Scouting Combine. For others, it is a time to introduce yourself, both personally and through your play, to the NFL scouts and coaches on hand.No matter what the goal was, the 10 former Ohio State players currently entered in the 2015 NFL draft had a chance to reach it Friday morning with OSU’s annual pro day event at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.At one end of the spectrum is wide receiver Devin Smith, who currently projects as a first-round pick in many mock drafts. Smith, who performed at the combine in Indianapolis last month, said he was using the opportunity to show off some of the finer points of his skill set.“I was really just trying to hush the critics of me, that I’m only able to run one route,” Smith said. “I thought it was really important to go out there and run all the routes, show them that I’ve improved and can run all the routes.”Smith said in addition to route running, he wanted to be able to showcase his ability to corral the ball on a regular basis.“A lot of teams felt that I’m not very consistent with my hands, so I made sure I did that,” he said. “I put a lot of work and training into working on my hands and my coordination.”On the other end, offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin, who was not a starter for coach Urban Meyer until his redshirt-senior season, looked to get his name out there and get one step closer to the NFL.“You just try to start one year, and now you’re here trying to impress NFL teams,” Baldwin said. “It’s great. It’s a dream come true.”Despite a total of 76 representatives from the NFL in attendance at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, including members of all 32 teams, Baldwin said he was able to block out most of the pressure coming from the most important job interview of his life.“I didn’t (feel the pressure). After we got the bench out of the way, and the first 40 (yard dash), I was just more relaxed and everything just seemed better,” Baldwin said.Among the 76 NFL representatives in attendance were Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Minnesota Vikings general manager and OSU alumnus Rick Spielman.Tomlin was accompanied by current Pittsburgh and former OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier.Another participant Friday was cornerback Doran Grant. Grant said he has attended past pro days to support his teammates, but he still did not know exactly what to expect.“You’re the performer. You’re the one doing the workout. You’re the one interviewing for the job with all this NFL personnel,” Grant said. “I was looking at (redshirt-sophomore cornerback) Eli (Apple), how he was watching at me, and I said, ‘That’s how I used to be.’”Grant said he is still not sure where he might go in the draft. The Akron native said all that matters to him is making an NFL roster, in any capacity.He said has talked to the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Steelers, amongst other organizations.Baldwin said he does not know what the future will hold for him, but he appreciates days like Friday to give him a chance to work toward his dream.“Whether it’s going late-round draft or free agent, it doesn’t really matter to me. Just getting the chances,” he said.Baldwin was not aware of his numbers Friday, as they were not released to attendees outside of the scouts, but said he believes he performed well. The Solon, Ohio, product said he has an interview scheduled with the Carolina Panthers at the end of the month.While 2013 OSU graduates such as offensive lineman Marcus Hall, wide receiver Chris Fields and kicker Drew Basil made their returns to the WHAC on Friday, so did one player who has been away for quite a bit longer.Troy Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2006 as a senior at OSU, returned to throw passes in receiving drills for tight end Jeff Heuerman and receivers Evan Spencer, Fields and Devin Smith.Devin Smith said it was a good experience to work with the former NFL starting quarterback.“It was great. Having a Heisman Trophy winner come out here and really giving us a good look, so we appreciate it and, and he’s always wanted to do stuff for us,” he said.In addition to Devin Smith, Baldwin, Heuerman, Spencer and Grant, the other recent OSU graduates participating Friday were defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Steve Miller, kicker Kyle Clinton, long snapper Russell Doup and linebacker Curtis Grant.Doran Grant said, while he enjoys the pressure and intensity of the pre-draft workouts, he is getting restless waiting for the draft to begin April 30.“It’s been just like everybody told us,” he said. “They said it’s a long process. That’s what makes it hard, is how long from January until draft day. That’s the hardest part, the wait.” read more

Messi would have won the World Cup with Brazil – Roberto

first_imgBrazil legend Roberto Carlos believes that Lionel Messi’s desire to win the World Cup is something that not even he can achieve by himself and feels that the Argentine has just been unlucky with the team he hasThe Barcelona superstar played an integral role in guiding Argentina to the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but fell at the final hurdle with Germany grabbing an extra-time winner to lift football’s most prestigious trophy.Since then, Messi has lost a further two Copa America finals with Argentina and came very close to finishing his international career in 2016.But Carlos, who won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, feels that Messi has largely just been unlucky not to have the kind of team that would be able to win the tournament alongside him.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).The former Real Madrid left-back suggested that if Messi was Brazilian he would have already have won it.“If Messi were Brazilian then he’d already have a World Cup,” Carlos told TyC Sports, via Marca.The 45-year-old was then asked which current stars he would like to play and he named the following three players:Cristiano RonaldoNeymarMessilast_img read more

Hon Akierra Misick responds to failing grade by PDM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Minister of Education, Hon. Akierra Misick has responded to media about the recent failing grade that her ministry and the government have received from the Opposition. Appearing quite calm, Misick told local media that she predicted the failing grades from the opposition since they represent a portion of the society who may be of the opinion that the government is not doing a good job. Hon. Misick however noted that there will be improvements.last_img

Premier Appeal Stop Cloaking Crime

first_img Tourism Minister says protect TCIs reputation from crime Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PremieronTCICrime, #StopCrimeTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 13, 2017 – Providenciales – The cloaking of people – family or friends – who are breaking the law has to end says the country’s leader.  Premier Sharlene Robinson is a part of the chorus of leaders and residents who are calling on everyone to say something when they see something.The street knows, parents know said Premier Robinson in her words on crime.   “The street is clear aware of who is doing it.  Some parents are fully aware of who is doing it, and the truth is before you become a victim, before your family become a victim, say something.  If you don’t want to be named, we have the crime stoppers hotline that you can use, you need to be a part of the solution.”Amazingly, the Crime Stoppers hotline, which takes tips anonymously and is answered in Miami, Florida only received four calls on tips from the Turks and Caicos Islands for all of 2016.   Even hefty reward monies of $40,000 in the murder investigation of businessman, Robert Been Sr and the shooting of another businessman, Galmo Williams with the reward set at $30,000 did not to attract significant tips leading to arrests.#MagneticMediaNews #StopCrimeTCI #PremieronTCICrime Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Puel admits Saturday will be a difficult day

first_imgThe Leicester City manager knows that the first game at King Power Stadium without owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be a tough testSaturday will be the first time Leicester City plays at home since owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and five others perished on a helicopter crash.And for the Foxes’ manager Claude Puel, the match against Burnley will be a difficult one.“We tried to work a little on Wednesday – it was a light training session after the journey,” he told Sky Sports.“It’s not easy to prepare this game but I think the togetherness between ourselves is a good feeling.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It gives us good energy, fantastic strength and I think it will compensate with our spirit and positive attitude and all the support from our fans,” he added.“I think we need to find the right balance between the emotion and our concentration and focus.”“It’s the most important to manage our emotion around the next game and to have the possibility to give a good response,” he concluded.“We need to find this right balance. Of course, we did not have a lot of training sessions but this journey was important for us.”last_img read more

Gerard believes that Dembele lives in his own world

first_imgBarcelona B manager Gerard Lopez, gave his honest opinion about the delicate situation between Ousmane Dembele and FC Barcelona.The whole situation with Ousmane Dembele has gotten way out of control by now, so much that even club members like Gerard Lopez have expressed their concern about the player.Just this Thursday, there was a report of the French winger owing €20,000 to his former landlord in Dortmund, who rented him the very same house in which Jürgen Klopp lived before he left to Liverpool.The reason for this situation was because the player left the house with several problems and never even responded for it, this is only one of many examples of Ousmane Dembele’s indiscipline that has sparked outrage within the Catalan club and major discomfort amongst the fans because they feel like the club signed him only because they wanted to cover Neymar’s exit as soon as they possibly could.President Josep Maria Bartomeu made a terrible mistake by paying Borussia Dortmund €150 million for a player who had so many problems before coming to the club, it seems that now it’s too late for the club to pull back and selling him would mean having a loss of nearly €60 million because any offer that comes wouldn’t go over €80 million.Gerard: “La sensación es que Dembélé vive en su mundo” https://t.co/xqyopebhkM pic.twitter.com/03vvYhcW2M— Sr.Deportes (@SrNoticiass) November 15, 2018The club has many authorized voiced that are currently sending him messages through any mean possible, the latest one was Gerard Lopez’s interview to L’Equipe that was echoed by Mundo Deportivo.“Dembele is still not a world-class superstar, he is very young, he lacks experience, but he came to replace Neymar with everything that entails and a massive price tag on his shoulders.”“The kid has carried the weight on his shoulders since he arrived in Barcelona. Adapting to a club is not easy, but he also has to adapt to a new country, a new language, and a whole new style of play which is very different to what he was used to in his previous club.”“We also need to remember that in the last year, he was injured for the first four months after he arrived with a very serious injury. He practically lost a whole season.”“He came back in great shape this summer, but the squad had a couple of bad results and Ernesto Valverde decided to change his tactical approach and he wasn’t going to sacrifice Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez just to let him play.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“The good part about all this is that if he succeeds, people will forget everything that happened, they will love him and cheer for him. The fans at FC Barcelona have a short-term memory if the results are there.”“Players like Romario, Ronaldinho, or Neymar weren’t the most disciplined players in the world but they were outstanding players.”“People don’t care about what players do with their private life as long as they perform. If Dembele plays at the same level that the people expect from him, he will become an icon,” he concluded.PORTADA @lequipe para DEMBELE. Nervios en Barcelona y Deschamps le pega un nuevo toque #mercato pic.twitter.com/jduyeKtveU— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) November 15, 2018As far as his current situation goes, Ousmane Dembele’s agent and the club have been on meetings for the last couple of days and they have all been discussing what the best strategy for the player is.The club still is reluctant to sell him because they are convinced that his skills should be more than enough for him to come out of this situation, but the player needs to start showing more commitment during training sessions and during matches, even if he doesn’t make the call-up list sometimes.Ousmane Dembele has help at Barcelona amid struggles – Gerard Pique #Barca https://t.co/YwV1Q9586k pic.twitter.com/EiEZy92MUG— Edi Permana Putra (@LionelEdiMessi) November 11, 2018What do you think FC Barcelona should do with Ousmane Dembele, keep him or sell him to the highest bidder? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Officials Hope To Certify Election Results By November 23

first_imgKSRM will be covering the results of today’s election starting at 9pm on KSRM 920AM. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享As of Tuesday, 62,581 ballots have already been voted and returned, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. The first results are expected around 9:15pm, and 2:30 a.m. is marked closing time for this years election. Note when voting: When approaching the election worker table, you will be asked for identification by the precinct register worker such as: Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID.center_img The state will count absentee and other uncounted ballots a week after Election Day. A final count will be done by November 21. Elections officials hope to certify the results by November 23, according to the DOE. Polls are open until 8pm, for a full list of those polling place locations can be found online with the Division of Elections.last_img read more

FOLIO Editors Weigh In on 2008

first_imgNot surprisingly, our annual roundup of media predictions has generated a ton of traffic for our little Web site here. What is surprising is that it did so without the benefit of the FOLIO: editorial staff weighing in on 2008. So, before we send the piece off to the Smithsonian for archival purposes, I figured we should round ’em up here:NAME: Matt KinsmanTITLE: Managing editor, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION: I think publishing companies in 2008 and 2009 will face a real talent pool crisis. Those companies that ignore new media training will be behind the curve, while those employees that have developed a new media skillset (and more importantly, a strategic understanding of new media) will say “enough” to product closures, lay-offs and pay cuts, and start jumping ship not only from their companies but the magazine industry in general. NAME: Bill MickeyTITLE: Senior editor, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION: Six of ’em …1. Site engagement metrics—time spent and session lengths—will play a larger role with more publishers in the online sales process as advertisers begin to understand that page view and unique visitor metrics are not the only window into an online user’s soul.2. At least one overly leveraged publisher will get squeezed this year, resulting in a rapid crumbling of a rapidly-constructed platform company.3. Publishers will begin to worry less about “extending the brand” and instead launch new brands to capture new audiences.4. Value-add will, once and for all, be shed from a publisher’s vocabulary, if only out of necessity. Nothing is free, everything has a price.5. There will be some dramatic and broad e-media strategy shifts as publishers become more comfortable with their audience’s online content habits. 6. There will be a noticeable rise in smaller, strategic, bolt-on deals—especially in the e-media sector—from large and small companies alike. NAME: Dan TrombettoTITLE: Art director, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION: 2008 will be the year that the few remaining Quark users finally see the light and come over to the world of InDesign. We will see one of the most controversial covers of all times hit the newsstands—one that makes each and every one of us question reality as we (think we) know it. Also, FOLIO: magazine will feature NO purple on it’s covers (but a pink/black color combo will be used liberally).NAME: Dylan StablefordTITLE: Senior editor, digital, FOLIO:2008 PREDICTION: Here goes, bros:1. Radiohead launches a magazine, and subsequently struggles to build subscription and advertising revenue with its failed pay-what-you-want model. Thom Yorke quits as editor.2. Revenues for Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn surpass those of Vanity Fair.3. A magazine launches a really cool, expensive online product that makes absolutely no money or business sense, but is written about, breathlessly and incessantly. It then folds.4. Samir Husni shaves off the moustache, quietly. He then grows it back, and counts it as a launch. 5. I finally snag a dream lunch date with Martha Stewart. I pick up the check.6. The American Magazine Conference is held in October in San Francisco. Pool-gazing editors complain. The MPA apologizes, and schedules 2009 for Cancun.7. FOLIO:’s rotating cast of bloggers becomes the Huffington Post of the magazine industry. As editor, I develop misplaced accent.last_img read more

RBI Magazines Back on the Block

first_imgIn connection with its first half earnings report, London-based Reed Elsevier said it plans to divest nearly all of the magazines published under the U.S. division of Reed Business Information. The announcement, the company said, followed a portfolio review conducted by RBI Global CEO Keith Jones.The company also said that RBI U.S. CEO Tad Smith has resigned. Executive vice president and CFO John Poulin was appointed acting CEO, reporting to Jones.“This has been a difficult decision to reach as there are many strong brands here, with very experienced and professional teams running them, but we have concluded that they are less well suited to RBI’s strategy going forward,” Jones said in a statement. “We have had to contend with a far harsher advertising environment than any of us have experienced before and, in such a climate, we have to focus not just on innovation and efficiency, but also on ensuring that our portfolio is well-matched with our long-term ambitions.” Among the magazines for sale are Broadcasting & Cable, Mutichannel News, Professional Builder, Publishers Weekly and Tradeshow Week.Reed said it will retain its Reed Construction Data, RSMeans, Variety, MarketCast, LA411 and BuyerZone properties. The company put RBI on the block in February 2008.”I think RBI U.S. is an attractive package, but with advertising in such sharp decline for all b-to-b media it will be harder to find a buyer than it would have been a year ago,” DeSilva + Phillips managing partner Reed Phillips told FOLIO:. “Nevertheless, I think Reed Elsevier will be successful in selling the business this time around.”Profits PlungeReed reported operating profit through the first six months declined 29 percent to roughly $518.3 million. Revenues were up slightly to $5.57 billion.RBI, however, saw adjusted operating profits plunge 43 percent to approximately $64 million during the period and revenues decline 17 percent to approximately $759.2 million. Reed Exhibitions reported an adjusted operating profit decline of 26 percent while revenues fell 22 percent.During its earnings call, Reed CEO Ian Smith said the company will issue up to 9.9 percent of share capital to pay down the company’s $8.4 billion in debt—$4.17 billion of which is associated with its acquisition of risk analytics company ChoicePoint. Reed had hoped to offset that debt by selling RBI, but dropped the sale late last year after bids were said to have fallen from approximately $2 billion to $1 billion.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF CVS Offering No Cost Heart Health Screenings This Valentines Day

first_img(Editor’s Note: CVS has a Minute Clinic location at its pharmacy at 222 Main Street.)WOONSOCKET, R.I — As part of its ongoing commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health recently announced it will be offering no cost “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings at MinuteClinic, the company’s retail medical clinic, every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day. MinuteClinic locations can be found inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia.The company also announced it has extended its support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign with a new three-year, $15 million commitment to life-saving cardiovascular research and education. CVS Pharmacy customers will have an opportunity to give the gift of heart health by making a donation at the register at their local CVS Pharmacy stores through February 23.According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, yet most women don’t know their personal health numbers that are critical to determining one’s risk.“Women tend to put others before themselves, but it is imperative that women make their heart health a priority. The stark reality is cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. But by empowering women to be aware which includes knowing your numbers move more, eat smart and manage blood pressure, we can change that fact,” said Jennifer Mieres, M.D., an American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women medical expert.Consumers can visit their local MinuteClinic on February 7, 14, 21, and 28 and receive a no-cost heart health preventive screening, supported by TYLENOL , to learn the five key personal health numbers that can help them determine their risk for heart disease: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index. MinuteClinic is a high-quality, convenient and affordable destination for preventive care all year long, with 1 in 2 Americans living within 10 miles of a MinuteClinic.“Knowing your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke is critical to improving community health, which is why we’re pleased to be offering no cost Know Your Number screenings at all of our MinuteClinic locations on Valentine’s Day, and every Thursday during February,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health, and national volunteer chair for Go Red for Women. “Health starts at the community level, and that’s why we feel we can make a real difference by increasing access to cardiovascular screenings and providing customers with an opportunity to show their support for family, friends and neighbors who are affected by cardiovascular disease.”To receive a free screening, download the voucher, print a copy and bring it with you to scan at the MinuteClinic registration kiosk. Alternatively, you can use your mobile phone to show the voucher to the provider after you register at the kiosk.CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red for Women by making a $1, $3 or larger donation at the register at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide or online at http://www.cvshealth.com/GoRed through February 23. Additionally, 3M is proud to support the 2019 American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give Campaign by donating $100,000.About CVS HealthCVS Health is the nation’s premier health innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Whether in one of its pharmacies or through its health services and plans, CVS Health is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. CVS Health is community-based and locally focused, engaging consumers with the care they need when and where they need it. The Company has more than 9,800 retail locations, approximately 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with approximately 93 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. CVS Health also serves an estimated 39 million people through traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including a rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage offering. This innovative health care model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from CVS Health.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCVS Opens 1,000th Minute Clinic In United StatesIn “Business”ANOTHER Wilmington Pharmacy Change Coming: CVS Buys Target’s PharmaciesIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: CVS Fights Rise In E-Cigarette Use, Donates $1M+ To Tobacco-Free Policies On College CampusesIn “Business”last_img read more

Wilmington Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello Named One Of Massachusettss Unsung Heroines

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Wilmington Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello was recently named one of the state’s “Unsung Heroines” by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for her valuable, yet sometimes unnoticed, contributions to Wilmington.Marciello, who has served as the town’s Elderly Services Director for 21 years, was honored in a ceremony at the State House on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.According to the Commission, “the Unsung Heroines are women who don’t always make the news, but truly make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. They are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. These women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community has them.”Wilmington’s State Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) nominated Marciello for the honor.  Tarr and Wilmington’s State Representative David Robertson (D-Tewksbury) was at the ceremony to honor Marciello.“The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make a big difference. Terri Marciello of Wilmington is a perfect example of the women in every community of the state that perform unheralded acts on a daily basis that make our homes, neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live,” wrote Robertson in a statement to Wilmington Apple. “She’s used her time, talent, spirit, and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others in their community. She is a mentor, volunteer, and innovator who strives to protect and represent the interests of seniors, victims of violence, children, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations. She is the glue that keeps a community together, and I’m glad she was recognized for her years of selfless work.”Marciello follows in the footsteps of several other recent Wilmington recipients, including Selectwoman and WOW founder Jomarie OMahony, former Historical Commission Chair Carolyn Harris, the late Superintendent Joanne Benton, “Heaps of Hope” founder Holly Walton, and teacher Donna Murphy.Terri Marciello receiving her citation with State Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative David Robertson, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Town Administrative Assistant Beverly Dalton, and family. (Photo courtesy of State Rep. Dave Robertson’s Office)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”VIDEO: Wilmington Senior Center Holds Annual CookoutIn “Cookout”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

5 free apps to keep you alert during emergencies

first_img1. Disaster AlertFunctions: Early warning; real-time coverageWith Disaster Alert, you get early warnings of disasters. It is created by the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), which is a 20-year-old applied research centre. Their app Disaster Alert is available on iOS and Android. It has an expanded desktop version as well. The app provides early alerts for 18 different hazards from a global, scientifically verified geospatial database. They use modelling tools to predict the path of disasters like cyclones and hurricanes, eruption timing of volcanoes and other natural disasters. Keep track of your family with this app.2. Life360Functions: Safety Status Communication; GPS TrackingLife360 is an app for you to check up on family members and keep them informed about your status. The app uses GPS tracking to alert members during emergencies and even calls for help from emergency services. The app shows all family members on a map, which makes it easy to track someone in an emergency. The app also allows users to create different groups for family, friends, colleagues etc. With a chat function, members can each other know what they are up to. The app sends push notifications to alert family members of when you will reach your destination. Respond to crises through Facebook’s tool3. Facebook Crisis ResponseFunctions: Safety Status marking; Sending/Receiving supportA built-in function of popular social networking app, Facebook’s Crisis Response is a tool that informs users about disasters around them. This function relies on the community-building capabilities of people and spreads awareness among the masses. It lets users mark themselves safe during disasters and provide resources (food, transportation, supplies) in disaster-struck areas. It also enables users to request help from the community. Facebook allows people to create posts and let the public know if they need help or are capable of helping. Let paramedics know about your medical details.In times of crisis, it is important to keep in touch with loved ones. Often our technology fails us in emergencies, but we can always take precautions to minimise damages. Here are a few free tools that can prove helpful with early warnings of disasters and information on disaster management. Even if you find yourself in danger, these apps can notify family and friends to help you out. Get early warnings of disasters with Disaster Alert. 4. ICE – In Case of EmergencyFunctions: Display details in the notification tabICE is a simple app ideated by a (now retired) paramedic. He attended to countless accidents and would often find himself scrolling through injured patients’ contacts to find who to call. Often in critical states, it would take a lot of time for paramedics to identify the victims, their blood type and their next of kin. The app asks users for their name, emergency contacts, blood group, and any other vital information. It also has an optional “if found” message in case you lose your phone. There are also identification tags, cards and keyrings available from ICE in case your phone breaks or gets powered off. Send panic alerts to contacts through SMS, email and Tweets.5. Red Panic ButtonFunctions: One-button alert when you’re in dangerPressing the red panic button sends the users’ location to emergency contacts via Google Maps. You can add as many contacts as you like. The app can help you by sending SMS messages, emails and Tweets describing the location and local time. The paid version of the app features additional tools like a voice recording feature, enabling users to record and send a 10-second distress message. The app can pair with specific wearables – Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble – allowing users to discreetly send distress messages to contacts.Staying safe is your own responsibility.The upshot is that safety is a rising concern for people. You never know when a natural calamity may strike or when harm may reach those close to you. These apps can keep you informed and provide you with the means to act. The action must be initiated by you, though. Keeping yourself safe is your own responsibility before anyone else’s.In view of Cyclone Fani, travellers should be careful about their routes and modes of transport, especially while using aviation. A travel advisory issued today by GoAir stated that passengers travelling to and from Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi might be inconvenienced due to the cyclone. GoAir is waiving cancellation and change fees for Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi flights from 2nd to 5th of May. Passengers can re-book their flights within a week of scheduled departure. Customers may contact GoAir’s airport ticketing offices or call their customer service centre at 18602 100 999.last_img read more

Greenko in talks with Reliance Infra to buy out Mumbai power business

first_imgAn employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012 (Representational Image).Reuters fileGreenko, one of the leading operators of clean energy projects in India, is in talks with Reliance Infrastructure to acquire the company’s power business in Mumbai.Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure’s shares surged more than 6% after Greenko showed interest to buy the business for an enterprise value of $ 1.75 to 2 billion (Rs 10,000 – 13,000 crore), Economic Times reported.Two years ago, Reliance Infrastructure wanted to sell 49 per cent stake in the business to Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) of Canada, but the deal fell through.An electricity company in Hong Kong, China Light and Power Co. (CLP), has also evinced interest in the business. Greenko is the frontrunner to close the deal, however.Spokespersons of Reliance Infrastructure and Greenko declined to comment on the developments.”India is a primary growth market for CLP Group and the company has built its portfolio steadily for the last 15 years. In line with its growth strategy, the company routinely evaluates different opportunities. The matter in question is speculative and as a policy, we don’t respond to market speculation,” a CLP spokesperson told Economic Times.India’s power needsThe power demand in India will likely cross 300 GW in the next ten years. To meet the surging demand, India has to increase the pace of capacity addition by fivefold to tenfold, according to a McKinsey report.Analysts said if India continues to grow at an average rate of 8 percent for the next 10 years, the country’s demand for power will soar from the current 120 GW to about 315-335 GW by 2017, which is about 100 GW higher than recent estimates.The Indian government is also taking steps to boost power generation in the country. The centre had proposed to extend power subsidy of Rs 1,600 crore to another financial year. ReutersAt present, those consuming up to 400 units get 50 percent subsidy.Earlier this month, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said India could also be the first nation to replace all light sources with Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights by 2019.If that happens, it could help the country save $ 400 billion (Rs 40,000 crore) every year.last_img read more

Houston Municipal Courts Offer Amnesty Period until November 17

first_imgGoogle MapsThe City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department is offering a Fall amnesty period until November 17.The City of Houston’s Municipal Courts Department announced Thursday its Fall amnesty program, by which any defendant who voluntarily appears at any Municipal Court location during the amnesty period will be allowed to resolve all of their eligible delinquent cases and will not be arrested.The amnesty period will begin Friday, October 26, at 8 a.m. and will end on Saturday, November 17, at 11:59 p.m. It includes Failure to Appear cases.Cases eligible for amnesty include cases that were delinquent prior to September 1, 2018.Only the defendant named in the citation or their attorney can participate in the Amnesty Program.  Bonding companies, friends, relatives, and spouses cannot make the amnesty request on behalf of someone else.“Many of our citizens are still putting the pieces back together from Harvey, and we understand that sometimes many are not able to meet all their obligations,” said Judge J. Elaine Marshall, Director and Presiding Judge of the Municipal Courts Department. “We are hoping this final Amnesty of the year will give everyone the opportunity to clear up old business, reduce the stress that delinquent cases cause, to start the new year off fresh.”The Amnesty Program does not apply to a defendant that is in custody, previously adjudicated cases, parking citations, administrative violations, bond forfeitures, or civil cases. Individuals may call the Houston Helpline by dialing 3-1-1 or 713-837-0311 for questions about whether their specific case(s) is amnesty eligible. Share Defendants may take advantage of the amnesty program by phone, US Mail or in person at any Municipal Court location.last_img read more

Tips for hair and skincare this holi

first_imgProtect your skin from the sun as well as chemical colours by applying a sunscreen with SPF higher than 20, half an hour before stepping out of your house, suggests Shikhee Agrawal, Head-Training, The Body Shop India. She further suggests some basic routine to follow before and after the celebration to avoid getting blemishes.Before:Don’t ignore fingernails: Fingernails are as important as your face especially on the day of Holi where the sensitivity of your cuticles and nails are quite evident. So it is best to pay attention to areas like your fingernails and apply transparent nail varnish, polish or a petroleum jelly as a protective coating. This helps to protect the nails from absorbing Holi colours and keep stains off. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOiling to the rescue: Holi colours can presumably damage your hair to a great extent. Applying coconut or even a normal hair oil, half an hour before stomping out can cut back the damage scope to a nominal level. The oil with its natural ingredients will make a shield on your hair to reduce the ill effect of harmful colours and will make it easy for you to get rid of it later.Lip balm: As there’s always a risk of colour entering into your mouth through lips, it would be nice to apply a thick layer of lip balm jelly generously over them so that the Holi colour does not stick to them. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAfter:Cleansing the right way: Once all the celebration gets over, comes the real problem of removing the colours from your face. First, rinse the face with plain water and then apply a cleansing cream or face lotion over it so that it gets clean from deep within. It’s suitable to use a cleanser containing less of chemicals and more of natural ingredients to get rid of all the toxic substances. Shampoo and conditioner: Wash off the impurities and colours with a good hair shampoo. Also, once you are done with the washing part, don’t forget to apply conditioner as your hair needs to have the nourishment, shine and strength that a good conditioner offers to give.Eye Cream: It is important to apply a good and efficient eye cream full of vitamin E before dozing off to sleep. This will make you feel fresh the next morning and will clear your dark circles and patches overnight.last_img read more

Russian VOD service Tvigle is launching on the Pla

first_imgRussian VOD service Tvigle is launching on the PlayStation3, bringing shows like zombie drama The Walking Dead to the console.Tvigle’s entire free-to-view library of more than 20,000 films and TV shows are now available for PS3 users. Key Tvigle television titles include The Walking Dead, Misfits, Skins and Luther.The launch means Tvigle becomes the first Russian VOD platform available through the PS3. To this point, only video site YouTube had been piped through the console.“We are proud to be the only online broadcaster in Russia on PS3,” said Egor Yakovlev, Tvigle’s founder and CEO. “Connected devices are growing at an explosive rate in Russia, and tapping into this segment represents an important part of our strategy to grow this market further.”“It is important for us to launch a video service for Russian gamers,” added Sergey Klisho, general manager, PlayStation Russia and CIS.last_img read more

Hulu ended 2018 with 25 million subscribers an in

first_imgHulu ended 2018 with 25 million subscribers, an increase of 48% year-on-year, marking its best year yet for signups and total subscriber gains, according to official company stats.The US video streaming service added eight million subscribers in 2018 and expanded its on-demand library to over 85,000 episodes – adding series likeThe Good Doctor, Killing Eve, The Orville, Superstore and Grown-ish.It also generated the most advertising revenue in its history last year, increasing ad revenue by more than 45% to nearly US$1.5 billion and its advertiser base by 50%.“Consumers have spoken loudly about their desire for more choice and control in their TV experience. They are seeing the enormous benefits of streaming, they’re deciding which content and brands are most important to them, and they’re choosing Hulu,” said Hulu CEO Randy Freer.Elsewhere, Hulu said that Hulu + Live TV customers now spend 50% of their time watching on-demand or recorded programming and claimed that over the past year it has reducing buffering on its live TV service by 90%.It also claimed that that the median age of a Hulu viewer is 32, some 24 years younger than the average broadcast TV viewer, and that the average time subscribers spent on Hulu per-month increased by 20% during the year.“In 2018, Hulu led the industry in attracting and engaging subscribers, building a powerful technology stack and cultivating a brand that both consumers and advertisers love,” said Freer. “Looking ahead, Hulu is in the best position to be the number one choice for TV – live and on-demand, with and without commercials, both in and out of the home.”last_img read more

Tell a person that its a big beautiful world ful

first_imgTell a person that it’s a big beautiful world, full of fresh opportunities and a sense of freedom that is just not available by staying put and you will inevitably be treated to a litany of reasons why expanding your life into more than one country just isn’t practical. Let’s consider some of those commonly stated reasons, and why they might be unjustified. While largely directed at Americans, these are also applicable to pretty much anyone from any country. “America is the best country in the world. I’d be a fool to leave.” That was absolutely true, not so very long ago. America certainly was the best – and it was unique. But it no longer exists, except as an ideal. The geography it occupied has been co-opted by the United States, which today is just another nation-state. And, most unfortunately, one that’s become especially predatory toward its citizens. “My parents and grandparents were born here; I have roots in this country.” An understandable emotion; everyone has an atavistic affinity for his place of birth, including your most distant relatives born long, long ago, and far, far away. I suppose if Lucy, apparently the first more-or-less human we know of, had been able to speak, she might have pled roots if you’d asked her to leave her valley in East Africa. If you buy this argument, then it’s clear your forefathers, who came from Europe, Asia, or Africa, were made of sterner stuff than you are. “I’m not going to be unpatriotic.” Patriotism is one of those things very few even question and even fewer examine closely. I’m a patriot, you’re a nationalist, he’s a jingoist. But let’s put such a tendentious and emotion-laden subject aside. Today a true patriot – an effective patriot–- would be accumulating capital elsewhere, to have assets he can repatriate and use for rebuilding when the time is right. And a real patriot understands that America is not a place; it’s an idea. It deserves to be spread. “I can’t leave my aging mother behind.” Not to sound callous, but your aging parent will soon leave you behind. Why not offer her the chance to come along, though? She might enjoy a good live-in maid in your own house (which I challenge you to get in the US) more than a sterile, dismal, and overpriced old people’s home, where she’s likely to wind up. “I might not be able to earn a living.” Spoken like a person with little imagination and even less self-confidence. And likely little experience or knowledge of economics. Everyone, everywhere, has to produce at least as much as he consumes – that won’t change whether you stay in your living room or go to Timbuktu. In point of fact, though, it tends to be easier to earn big money in a foreign country, because you will have knowledge, experience, skills, and connections the locals don’t. “I don’t have enough capital to make a move.” Well, that was one thing that kept serfs down on the farm. Capital gives you freedom. On the other hand, a certain amount of poverty can underwrite your freedom, since possessions act as chains for many. “I’m afraid I won’t fit in.” The real danger that’s headed your way is not fitting in at home. This objection is often proffered by people who’ve never traveled abroad. Here’s a suggestion. If you don’t have a valid passport, apply for one tomorrow morning. Then, at the next opportunity, book a trip to somewhere that seems interesting. Make an effort to meet people. Find out if you’re really as abject a wallflower as you fear. “I don’t speak the language.” It’s said that Sir Richard Burton, the 19th-century explorer, spoke 10 languages fluently and 15 more “reasonably well.” I’ve always liked that distinction although, personally, I’m not a good linguist. And it gets harder to learn a language as you get older – although it’s also true that learning a new language actually keeps your brain limber. In point of fact, though, English is the world’s language. Almost anyone who is anyone, and the typical school kid, has some grasp of it. “I’m too old to make such a big change.” Yes, I guess it makes more sense to just take a seat and await the arrival of the Grim Reaper. Or perhaps, is your life already so exciting and wonderful that you can’t handle a little change? Better, I think, that you might adopt the attitude of the 85-year-old woman who has just transplanted herself to Argentina from the frozen north. Even after many years of adventure, she simply feels ready for a change and was getting tired of the same old people with the same old stories and habits. “I’ve got to wait until the kids are out of school. It would disrupt their lives.” This is actually one of the lamest excuses in the book. I’m sympathetic to the view that kids ought to live with wolves for a couple of years to get a proper grounding in life – although I’m not advocating anything that radical. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids: to live in another culture, learn a new language, and associate with a better class of people (as an expat, you’ll almost automatically move to the upper rungs – arguably a big plus). After a little whining, the kids will love it. When they’re grown, if they discover you passed up the opportunity, they won’t forgive you. “I don’t want to give up my US citizenship.” There’s no need to. Anyway, if you have a lot of deferred income and untaxed gains, it can be punitive to do so; the US government wants to keep you as a milk cow. But then, you may cotton to the idea of living free of any taxing government, while having the travel documents offered by several. And you may want to save your children from becoming cannon fodder or indentured servants, should the US re-institute the draft or start a program of “national service” – which is not unlikely. But these arguments are unimportant. The real problem is one of psychology. In that regard, I like to point to my old friend Paul Terhorst, who 30 years ago was the youngest partner at a national accounting firm. He and his wife Vicki decided that “keeping up with the Joneses” for the rest of their lives just wasn’t for them. They sold everything – cars, house, clothes, artwork, the works – and decided to live around the world. Paul then had the time to read books, play chess, and generally enjoy himself. He wrote about it in Cashing In on the American Dream: How to Retire at 35. As a bonus, the advantages of not being a tax resident anywhere and having time to scope out proper investments has put Paul way ahead in the money game. He typically spends about half his year in Argentina; we usually have lunch every week when in residence. I could go on. But perhaps it’s pointless to offer rational counters to irrational fears and preconceptions. As Gibbon noted with his signature brand of irony, “The power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.” Let me be clear: in my view the time to internationally diversify your life is getting short. And the reasons for looking abroad are changing. In the past, the best argument for expatriation was an automatic increase in one’s standard of living. In the ’50s and ’60s, a book called Europe on $5 a Day accurately reflected all-in costs for a tourist. In those days a middle-class American could live like a king in Europe; but those days are long gone. Now it’s the rare American who can afford to visit Europe except on a cheesy package tour. That situation may actually improve soon, if only because the standard of living in Europe is likely to fall even faster than in the US. But the improvement will be temporary. One thing you can plan your life around is that, for the average American, foreign travel is going to become much more expensive in the next few years as the dollar loses value at an accelerating rate. Affordability is going to be a real problem for Americans, who’ve long been used to being the world’s “rich guys.” But an even bigger problem will be presented by foreign exchange controls of some nature, which the government will impose in its efforts to “do something.” FX controls – perhaps in the form of taxes on money that goes abroad, perhaps restrictions on amounts and reasons, perhaps the requirement of official approval, perhaps all of these things – are a natural progression during the next stage of the crisis. After all, only rich people can afford to send money abroad, and only the unpatriotic would think of doing so. The most important first step is to get out of the danger zone. Let’s list the steps, in order of importance. Establish a financial account in a second country and transfer assets to it, immediately. Get moving toward an alternative citizenship in a fourth country; you don’t want to be stuck geographically, and you don’t want to live like a refugee. Keep your eyes open for business and investment opportunities in those four countries, plus the other 225; you’ll greatly increase your perspective and your chances of success. Where to go? In general, I would suggest you look most seriously at countries whose governments aren’t overly cozy with the US and whose people maintain an inbred suspicion of the police, the military, and the fiscal authorities. These criteria tilt the scales against past favorites like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. And one more piece of sage advice: stop thinking like your neighbors, which is to say stop thinking and acting like a serf. Most people – although they can be perfectly affable and even seem sensible – have the attitudes of medieval peasants that objected to going further than a day’s round-trip from their hut, for fear the stories of dragons that live over the hill might be true. We covered the modern versions of that objection a bit earlier. I’m not saying that you’ll make your fortune and find happiness by venturing out. But you’ll greatly increase your odds of doing so, greatly increase your security, and, I suspect, have a much more interesting time. Let me end by reminding you what Rick Blaine, Bogart’s character in Casablanca, had to say in only a slightly different context. Appropriately, Rick was an early but also an archetypical international man. Let’s just imagine he’s talking about what will happen if you don’t effectively internationalize yourself, now. He said: “You may not regret it now, but you’ll regret it soon. And for the rest of your life.” Spreading your wealth to different countries is like giving it diplomatic immunity – it protects what’s rightfully yours from the shenanigans of your home government. That’s the subject of a must-see video from Casey Research: Internationalize Your Assets. This timely event features five financial luminaries who will show you how to legally transfer assets abroad: Casey Research Chairman Doug Casey; Euro Pacific Capital Chief Global Strategist and CEO Peter Schiff; GoldSilver.com founder and owner Michael Maloney; World Money Analyst Editor Kevin Brekke; and Casey Research Managing Director David Galland. Internationalize Your Assets premiers at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 30. Details and signup information here.center_img Purchase a crib in a suitable third country, somewhere you might enjoy whether in good times or bad.last_img read more