Province Plans for Future Tidal Energy Testing

first_img FOR BROADCAST COPY: Nova Scotia is inviting expressions of interest from tidal developers around the world to participate in the tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy in the future. The province released the invitation today, (March 22nd) to gauge developers interest and readiness to demonstrate a tidal energy device as spots become available at FORCE — the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy. Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks says FORCE is already home to one tidal technology, with two more planned. Mr. Estabrooks says this invitation is designed to get a sense of who may be a part of the next wave of development. The application is available at W-W-W dot G-O-V dot N-S dot C-A slash tenders. More information on the tidal project is available at fundy force DOT C-A. -30- Nova Scotia is inviting expressions of interest from tidal developers around the world to participate in the Bay of Fundy tidal energy project in the future. The province released the invitation today, March 24, designed to gauge developers’ interest and readiness to demonstrate a tidal device as spots become available at FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy). “Tidal energy has the potential to become a key part of our future energy mix,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “But Nova Scotians want to see how these devices interact with the Bay of Fundy before considering larger development. “FORCE is already home to one tidal technology, with two more planned. Over time, we hope a number of different companies will participate at FORCE — it’s an opportunity to prove their device at the greatest test site in the world. This invitation is designed to get a sense of who may be a part of the next wave of development.” Tidal energy projects require time to plan, approve, finance and build. The expression of interest will start that process for future FORCE participants. The invitation includes potential projects inside the approved FORCE site boundary in the Minas Passage only. The invitation is for information purposes so companies that don’t apply will not be excluded from future selection processes. Developers seeking more information should contact Sandra Farwell at the Department of Energy by telephoning 902-424-1700, or e-mailing farwelse@gov.ns.ca . The invitation for expressions of interest is available at www.gov.ns.ca/tenders . FORCE is Canada’s leading centre for in-stream tidal energy research and technology, located in the Bay of Fundy. It is a public/private partnership that enables developers, regulators, scientists and academics to study the performance and interaction of tidal energy turbines with the Bay of Fundy environment. Estimates of the potential energy resource in the area range from 300 megawatts up to 2,500 megawatts (enough to power about 800,000 homes). More information on the tidal project is available at www.fundyforce.ca .last_img read more

Riding on Cloud India set to help farmers reap gold AWS

first_imgNew Delhi: India which currently hosts more than 450 start-ups in the agri-tech sector and every ninth start-up in the world in this field is originating from its soil, the nation has a humongous task at hand — educating farmers in Machine Learning (ML)-powered Cloud technologies. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is retail behemoth Amaozn’s Cloud arm, is currently busy enabling precision agriculture capabilities in farmers in India to help them make informed decisions about the soil, pest infestation and diseases and no predictability of yield, thus extracting more from their farms. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS who met Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog last week, is keen to create smart farmers who form 70 per cent of the Indian population. “I was ecstatic to see the level of energy and engagement in the government this time towards empowering farmers in new-age Cloud computing technologies and help local farming become a sustainable and profit-yielding enterprise,” Carlson told IANS during his India visit last week. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “I belong to the farming community so understand how important it is to drive innovation and provide digital infrastructure to enable real-time access to farmers in India. I see several start-ups doing precision, smart farming in the country. They can utilize our ML-driven Cloud capabilities and scale to new levels,” she elaborated. Agri-tech start-ups in India received more than $248 million funding in the first half of 2019, a growth of 300 per cent as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to IT industry body Nasscom. Growing at the rate of 25 per cent year-on-year, the country currently hosts more than 450 start-ups in the agritech sector, said the report titled “Agritech in India – Emerging Trends in 2019”. Take the example of CropIn — an agriculture technology solutions start-up that is delivering future-ready farming solutions to the agricultural sector in 48 countries. The start-up has touched the lives of nearly 2.1 million farmers and 70 per cent of those are in India. “With capabilities of live reporting, analysis, interpretation and insight that span across geographies, we’re digitizing every farm, while data-managing the entire ecosystem. Our smarter agri solutions are powered in real-time; for farmers to archive patterns, predict trends, to make a blueprint for their business in the times to come,” Kunal Prasad, Co-Founder & COO, CropIn, told IANS. The idea of providing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based services to agribusinesses came to Krishna Kumar, the Founder and CEO of CropIn, after observing the agrarian crisis looming large on the rural areas of Karnataka in 2010. Kumar then set up CropIn that would address several pain points of millions of farmers across the country. According to Carlson, the AWS Cloud is also enabling the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) to improve its IT operations efficiency, digitize agriculture across the country and empower farmers with e-commerce accessibility. “IFFCO has improved its IT operations efficiency by 80 per cent with AWS, generating cost savings by 50 per cent. The next aim for us is to educate the farmers in Cloud-related information,” said Carlson who reports directly to AWS CEO Andy Jassy. One of India’s biggest cooperative societies, the IFFCO is wholly-owned by Indian Cooperatives has a vast marketing network e about 36,000 cooperative societies and 55 million farmers. In India, new emerging areas like market linkage, digital agriculture, better access to inputs, function-as-a-service (FaaS) and financing are gaining traction. With more and more local farmers accepting the innovative start-up solutions, there has been a considerable shift witnessed from B2C (business to consumer) to B2B (business to business) start-ups, said the Nasscom report. It is estimated that by 2020, the agritech sector would be at the centre of innovation and will lead India’s journey towards overall transformation. For Carlson, this is so natural for India which is an agriculture-dominated country to infuse new-age technologies for smart, intelligent farming.last_img read more

Zac Brown Band Necklace Benefits Charity

first_imgPennyroyal Studio and Grammy-Award winning Zac Brown Band announce the release of a handcrafted Zac Brown Band Necklace with proceeds benefiting Zac’s own Camp Southern Ground.Zac Brown Band PendantPennyroyal’s many charitable collaborations have raised over $230,000 for various charities since 2009.The limited release Zac Brown Band Necklace will be available to order from August 8th through September 9th with 30% of the proceeds benefiting Zac’s passion project, Camp Southern Ground. The handcrafted guitar pick-shaped pendant is available in sterling silver or bronze and features the Zac Brown Band logo on the front and the Camp Southern Ground logo and Zac’s signature on the back. The pendants will be available on both adjustable brown leather cord and sterling silver chain (prices vary). The Zac Brown Band Guitar Pick Pendant starts at $55 and will be available for purchase exclusively here.Camp Southern Ground, the passion project of Zac Brown, will be a 500-acre Georgia camp catering to children of all abilities and socio-economic backgrounds. It is the latest of many organizations to benefit from Pennyroyal Studio’s handcrafted charitable designs. Brown says, “There is nothing more worthwhile than helping kids. I want everyone who wears this necklace to know that they are helping to make a difference in the lives of these kids that will last them a lifetime.”Pennyroyal’s Owner/Designer, Tim Foster shares Zac’s passion for giving and had this to say about this latest collaboration, “Zac and I met a few years ago and talked about collaborating on a design to help kids and I am beyond proud to support his vision for Camp Southern Ground. I love working with passionate artists and passionate fan bases to make a difference in the world and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate than Zac and the Zamily.”Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he’s filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid crisis.Donovan alleged Tuesday that for over two decades the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma, minimized the health risks of opioids, claiming the prescription drugs were rarely the cause of abuse, addiction or death.Donovan says the Sacklers directed Purdue to promote products that were more dangerous, addictive and lucrative.Last September, the state filed suit against Purdue.An email to Purdue Pharma was not immediately returned Tuesday, but in a statement released after the September lawsuit, the company said it shared Vermont’s concerns about the opioid crisis, but denied Purdue acted improperly.The Associated Press read more

Donors pledge 358 million in contributions to UN humanitarian fund

14 December 2010Donors today pledged a total of $358 million in contributions to the United Nations-managed humanitarian fund created five years ago to ensure rapid and reliable assistance for people affected by conflict and natural disasters. Fifty-nine Member States, several private sector firms and a Turkish non-governmental organization (NGO) made pledges in New York at the replenishment conference of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which is managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).“In these tough economic times this is a significant success for the CERF, and of course over the coming year we will continue to raise funds for this Fund,” Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and head of OCHA, told reporters on the sidelines of the pledging conference.“Such support for the CERF helps us quickly reach people caught up in crisis, when they most need assistance,” said Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the conference today that CERF helped bring equity to humanitarian response by making resources available even to the least publicized humanitarian emergencies.“It ensures that we can give all emergencies the attention they need and deserve, including the so-called ‘neglected crises’ that are often under-funded and overshadowed by disasters that get greater media attention,” said Mr. Ban, urging donors to give generously to replenish the Fund with the $450 million needed for 2011.Contributions at today’s conference brought the total amount raised for the global emergency fund to more than $2 billion since it was established by the General Assembly in 2005.Since 2006, a total of 124 Member States and Observers – almost two-thirds of all members of the General Assembly – have made contributions to the CERF. A 2006 resolution of the General Assembly specifies that the CERF should be funded at $500 million per year, of which $50 million is a revolving loan fund.“The Central Emergency Response Fund is one of the world’s leading tools for disaster response. It is fast. It is effective. Most importantly, it saves lives,” said the Secretary-General.Five new donors stepped up to the plate at today’s pledging session – Kyrgyzstan, the Gambia, Costa Rica, the Regional Government of Flanders, and the Turkish NGO Kimse Yok Mu.Several long-standing donors also announced significant increases in their contributions, including Sweden, with the largest increase of over $10 million, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, and Singapore.The top 10 donors account for 90 per cent of the funding for the CERF. They are the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and Australia.Contributions from the private sector this year increased significantly, mainly because of the outpouring of solidarity following disasters in Haiti and Pakistan. Private sector donors have contributed $6.8 million since CERF’s inception.This year, private sector donors, including corporations and individuals, contributed almost $4.4 million, almost double the total amount received in the past four years combined.Since 2006, CERF has committed more than $1.8 billion to humanitarian partners in 78 countries and the occupied Palestinian territory. Five countries – the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia – account for approximately one-third of all CERF allocations.Meanwhile, OCHA and Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading post and logistics service provider, today renewed their successful partnership, started in 2005, for another three years.The partnership enables Deutsche Post DHL to assist authorities in disaster-affected countries and the humanitarian community with the handling and storing of relief cargo at airports.OCHA benefits from the logistics and warehousing expertise of Deutsche Post DHL, a service that the UN would not be able to maintain on their own all year long. The cooperation has also enabled the “Disaster Response Teams” of Deutsche Post DHL to integrate into humanitarian relief operations, benefiting from the UN’s strong links with other parts of the international community responding to difficult disaster situations. read more

Man found not criminally responsible for attacking soldiers wants to attend

The man found not criminally responsible for attacking soldiers at a military recruitment event in Toronto wants to attend classes at Mohawk College.Ayanle Hassan Ali has been in secure psychiatric custody at the St. Joseph’s Healthcare West Fifth Campus since the attack two years ago.Now, doctors feel he can be given passes to leave for education purposes, even though they still consider him a considerable risk to the public.March 14, 2016, Ayanle Hassan Ali walked into the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre in North York, and immediately started punching the soldier at the entrance in the head, before pulling a large kitchen knife from a folder and stabbing him, leaving a three-inch gash to the corporal’s arm.Another officer jumped over a desk armed with a chair to subdue him.A Sergeant slipped on some spilled coffee and Ali lunged, stabbing over and over, only his knife was pointed the wrong way and he was using the blunt handle.Eventually Ali was hit with either a photocopier or a garbage can and fell. He was pinned with chairs and soldiers piled on top of him until they gained control. He had been listening to the Koran in his Ipod and murmuring a prayer.Two years later, the now 30-year-old was found not criminally responsible. He is schizophrenic and had been hearing bothersome messages from everywhere.Ali has been in a secure psychiatric facility at St. Joseph’s Healthcare for two years with no privileges, other than the use of a fitness room and courtyard. He tried to escape once, shortly after admission, by buzzing at a door and asking to leave.Now his doctors think he should be allowed passes to leave, and go to a class at Mohawk College across the street. They say he would initially be accompanied by staff, and if that goes well, he could go on his own.Mohawk College says this decision was news to them. Ali has not applied to Mohawk, so if he was to become a student, it wouldn’t be this fall. The college says it can’t deny someone education based on mental illness, but it can develop a plan so that student safety is ensured.His doctor opines that Ali’s psychotic disorder is well managed when he is on medication but he has a second risk factor: “His potential to act out on political, or radical ideas. There is no treatment for this.” he says.The reasons for the review board disposition go on to say doctors do not believe Ali is a terrorist, although his offences stemmed from a psychotic episode in which he felt compelled to act against the Canadian Military and “Mr. Ali holds some of the same delusions, that he experienced at the time”Ali’s lawyer agreed with the board that he does constitute a significant threat to the safety of the public.Mohawk College heard from a lot of concerned parents and students after news reports about the review board decisions. The school says it would likely make some sort of arrangement with Ali to get his education remotely. read more

Memorial services for Timothy Traquair

Details have been finalized for memorial services for Timothy Traquair, a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student in Child and Youth Studies who passed away last week.A funeral will be held at 10 am on Friday March 31 at Wagg Funeral Home, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry, Ont.  Immediately following the funeral will be a service to celebrate his life at 11 a.m.Memorial donations may be made to the Niagara Community Foundation in Care of Investing in St. Catharines Youth. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.comIn honour of Timothy, the University’s flags will be flown at half mast on the day of the service.

Womens Basketball Highpaced Ohio State beats Minnesota 9088 to advance to Big

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun dribbles through the defense during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Minnesota in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament on March 3, 2018. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — With 41 seconds remaining and her team leading by one point, Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell clanked a shot off the rim to give Minnesota a chance to take the lead. The ball bounced out to Golden Gopher junior guard Kenisha Bell, who sprinted back down the court.Mitchell darted backward and Bell accelerated, then went up for a layup of her own. Mitchell reached out her arm and swiped the ball, which hit Bell on the leg as she attempted the shot and dribbled out of bounds, giving possession to Ohio State. “All I know is when I saw her coming, I’m like, ‘I’ve got to do something. They’re going to win, they’re going to win.’ I just made sure I was there,” Mitchell said.Following up her clutch defensive play, Mitchell drained two free throws to give her team a three-point lead with 29 seconds remaining that it would not relinquish. Using an 11-3 run in the final four-and-a-half minutes of the game, the top-seeded Buckeyes completed a late comeback and knocked off fourth-seeded Minnesota 90-88 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday to which sent them to Sunday night’s Big Ten championship game. Ohio State will take on the winner of Saturday’s Maryland-Nebraska game.During the fourth-quarter run, the Buckeyes picked up key offensive rebounds to give them second chances and drain the clock. On the possession which ended with Mitchell’s missed jump shot, Ohio State held the ball for 90 seconds due to redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga snagging three offensive rebounds. Of their 30 rebounds, 19 came on the offensive end.“I thought that was a very significant — probably the possession — that was probably the possession of the game even though we didn’t score because we took the time off the clock,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said.Ohio State and Minnesota, two of the top-five scoring offenses, sprinted on transition at every opportunity and combined for 25 fast-break points. Both teams utilized their fast-paced natures to go on short run, never allowing either team to take a lead greater than six points in the second half.“It’s March. I mean, the madness has begun,” Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga said.With Minnesota lacking a dominant player on the interior, redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga dominated the post, making 10-of-13 shots for 26 points and grabbing a game-high 21 rebounds. “I just tried to get every single rebound that was out there offensively and defensively,” Mavunga said. “Anything that could help my team, and my team did a really good job of patting me on the back and getting me riled up.”Mitchell pushed the ball at every possible chance. She had 30 points on 10-of-26 shooting, but often worked as a facilitator and picked up nine assists. Buckeye redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun added 14 points.Minnesota senior guard Carlie Wagner gave the Buckeyes trouble from the opening tip. She scored her team’s first points just 19 seconds into the game and by the end of the first quarter, she had 19 points, the most by anyone on her team in any quarter this season. Wagner finished the game with 26 points.Minnesota junior guard Kenisha Bell added a game-high 10 assists to go along with 27 points and nine rebounds. Her teammate, sophomore guard Gadiva Hubbard had 20 points.Both teams took advantage of the game’s high-paced nature on offense. The Buckeyes shot 44 percent from the field and went 8-for-20 from 3-point range. The back-and-forth game featured 11 ties and 16 lead changes.Mitchell’s free throws at the end of the game helped Ohio State come out victorious, but the Buckeyes struggled the entire night from the charity stripe. They went 14-for-28 and missed four of their last six free throws in the game’s final 19 seconds. “We’re usually a pretty good free-throw shooting team, but sometimes that happens,” McGuff said. “You get on a run the wrong way, and that kind of happened to us tonight.”However, the Golden Gophers took advantage of the foul trouble and hit 21-of-26 free throws. The Buckeyes played without senior guard Asia Doss, who missed Friday’s game as well with a sprained ankle. She is day-to-day, but will be back for the NCAA tournament. In her place forward Alexa Hart picked up her second start in a row and had eight points and six rebounds. read more

Piper Toolkit teaches kids to build electronics with the help of Minecraft

first_imgRichard Feynman, the late nuclear physicist and Nobel Laureate, once said that the universe doesn’t make sense except through the lens of mathematics. As our world grows more technologically dependent, the same thinking could extend to encompass understanding circuits and code.Education is nice and all, but there are lot of barriers to learning about electronics. After all, computers, quite famously, don’t exactly think like we do. And it’s hard even for many adults to wrap their head around the obtuse idiosyncrasies of computing.That’s where the folks at Piper hope to step in. By teaching children early, they want to help introduce kids to the weird world of the digital when their brains are the most plastic and able to take in new knowledge. And the team thinks that by pegging computer science to one of the most popular games in the world — Minecraft — it might be able to take some major steps towards educating kids.Mark Pavlyukovskyy, Piper’s project lead, believes that using something children already know and are familiar with can help acclimate them to circuitry and tech. With that in mind, he launched a very successful Kickstarter last year, raising almost six times their original $50,000. Now the group’s started shipping out their “Piper toolbox,” a totally open-source kit that you assemble yourself.There are no instructions, so you’ll have to fashion the case together with an included screw-driver and a bit of time, but from there you can jump into Minecraft and follow Piper’s customized levels. They’re designed around a loose story about a cheese-meteor that threatens Earth. You, playing as the long-abandoned PiperBot, must restart yourself and assemble the tools you need to save the day. It’s a bit corny, sure, but it serves its purpose well, providing a rationale and sense of investment in connecting bits of hardware together. And that hardware manages quite a bit.Between the latest Raspberry Pi, a small LCD monitor, some bread boards and sensors, a speaker, battery bank, miniature mouse, cables and buttons, plus the wooden case — you get quite a bit of gear. It’s pricey — running $300 — but it comes with lots of options for schools, who will likely the get the most out of the kit.Set-up is simple, again requiring just a single illustrated sheet to help you get started — though I’ll admit I had a tougher time than I’d like to admit, and some of the team’s documentation isn’t quite up to date. Piper is using the latest Raspberry Pi — a tiny computer that can pack a stunning amount of horsepower. That means that the Pi the Piper group uses also has a built-in Wi-Fi antenna, but my documentation suggested I needed an additional dongle.It stopped my build for about 30 minutes as I shuffled through the kit looking for the add-on. The initial button connections are similarly confusing and it took a bit of fiddling with those to get the system working. Adult supervision, at least for the initial build, is definitely suggested, and while the goal of ditching traditional manuals is noble, I couldn’t find the standard guide to help with the set-up. I’m not sure if it was a simple oversight, but after tearing through my kit to find the Wi-Fi dongle, I know I, for whatever reason didn’t receive one. So your mileage may vary.Once I got that all sorted, I booted up the machine and jumped… right into Minecraft. With a quick video and some on-screen tutorials, I was on my way to connecting all manner of wires and sensors. And the stuff I built was really cool. You start with the controller so that you can play and run the game, before adding all kinds of sensors and motion detectors. These custom levels are loaded with secrets that you can only find with the help of all the included tech, and that’s… really freaking cool. I get that I’m an adult and that I’m way above the target age for this, but… well I remember this Star Wars Lego kit I got as a kid. It had a programmable (I’m talking really simple here, this was the 90s) R2D2 that could move around in basic patterns.That kick started my love of electronics, tech, and robots. It was one of the most formative experiences of my life. From there I started building my own computers, then playing games on my custom PC, and ultimately writing about them.If I’d had this as a child? I don’t even know where I could or would have ended up. Tying learning to Minecraft, a game that’s already insanely popular with kids is, quite frankly, genius. Particularly given that it’s such a natural fit. Minecraft is all about building and modifying what you have to learn and expand. Piper’s mission and execution is stellar, and I hope that schools can buy or rent these units en masse to help teach valuable skills to children.It’s common for adults to flub products aimed at children. It’s hard for most to remember exactly what those formative years were like, and how hard it can be to learn something totally new. Most of us take our years of experience for granted and don’t do well when we try to empathize with kids. But Piper seems to have really nailed it.For the Kickstarter, the group worked with hundreds of kids to make sure they got their system right. And it’s paid off. While many of those reading this probably won’t be looking to buy kits like these for yourselves, I’d encourage you to talk to local schools, get involved — whether you have kids of your own or not. This is a tech product that has a lot of potential for good, and I for one would love to see it fulfill its potential.last_img read more

Body found on BNSF railroad tracks in Camas

first_imgThe body of a 22-year-old Camas man was found Sunday morning near railroad tracks that run along the Washougal River.Sami Nesta-Serrano’s body was discovered at about 6:15 a.m. when a pair of trains traveling in opposite directions spotted and confirmed a man’s body was lying to the right of the tracks. The cause of death is still pending an examination by the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. The Camas Police Department released the man’s name.Camas fire and police and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway responded to the tracks near Sixth Avenue and Franklin Street, close to the Washougal River.“We are investigating,” said Gus Melonas, a BNSF Railway spokesman. “All indicators point to it being a train. It was believed to be a westbound train.”It’s unclear when, exactly, Nesta-Serrano was struck.The area where his body was discovered is popular among fishermen.About 30 trains cross the Washougal River Bridge each day, Melonas said. “All railroad property is no trespassing,” he added.BNSF is monitoring the area today “to make sure no one else was injured during this unfortunate fatality situation,” Melonas said.last_img read more

Sketch of suspect issued in Washougal homeinvasion attack

first_imgPolice artist drawing Washougal police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in a home invasion in which an elderly woman was attacked, bound with duct tape and robbed.The attack was reported by a neighbor at 8:44 p.m. Jan. 22 after two men forced their way into the woman’s house in the 3200 block of 37th Court.The 74-year-old woman told police she was home alone when she answered the door to a man who asked if she had seen his dog, according to Washougal police. Then, police say another man appeared and knocked the woman to the ground.The two men used duct tape to bound the woman’s hands, feet and mouth and dragged her by her hair to another room of the house, said Cmdr. Allen Cook.After not hearing either man for several minutes, the woman worked herself loose and ran to a neighbor’s house, where the neighbor called 911, Cook said.last_img read more

King Fishing On Lower Peninsula Streams Open With Restrictions

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) have opened the Anchor River, Deep Creek, Stariski Creek, and the Ninilchik River drainages to sport fishing limited to one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure. The sport fishing restriction is effective starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 16 through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 31. Area Management Biologist Carol Kerkvliet: “With the current low king salmon returns, gear restrictions are necessary to protect upstream migrating king salmon needed for escapement needs.” In conjunction with this restriction, a sport fishing regulation closure was issued closing king salmon fishing within the conservation zones surrounding the Anchor River, Stariski Creek, Deep Creek, and Ninilchik River. King salmon incidentally caught while fishing for other fish may not be removed from the water and must be immediately released. Kerkvliet: “To minimize the shifting effort due to conservation actions for the Anchor River and Ninilchik River, it is warranted to restrict gear on Deep Creek and Stariski Creek, as well. Anglers are still allowed to fish for hatchery king salmon using one unbaited, single-hook, artificial lure.”last_img read more

What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of July 22 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, below are the town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, July 22, 2018.Sunday, July 22No MeetingsMonday, July 23The Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team meets at 9:30am in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, July 24No MeetingsWednesday, July 25No MeetingsThursday, July 26No MeetingsFriday, July 27Today is the DEADLINE to submit letter of interest to serve on the Wilmington School CommitteeThe Wilmington DPW is holding a Public Shade Tree Hearing at 9pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Learn more HERE.Saturday, July 28No MeetingsAll meetings are open to the public unless noted.(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)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… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

Win this LG 65inch OLED TV

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No cookies biscuits with chai only healthy snacks for meeting

first_imgNew Delhi: Biscuits and cookies, the ubiquitous snacks offered in almost every official meeting are now on their way out, at least inside the Health Ministry, which is replacing them with healthier alternatives such as dates and roasted chana! In a step towards healthy eating, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has now sent out an advisory to all its departments asking not to serve cookies, biscuits and other fast food during official meetings. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The circular dated June 19 suggests replacing unhealthy fast food with healthier snacking options that include almonds, walnut, dates and roasted chana. The Ministry headed by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan has issued a circular on June 19 where it made mandatory not to serve cookies, biscuits or unhealthy fastfood with immediate affect. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us An official from the ministry told ANI, “We are happy with the move. Our minister being a doctor himself knows the ill-effect of eating fast food hence ordered this step. We in the ministry are happy to accept the order.” The circular provides strict directive not to serve biscuits and other unhealthy fastfood during official or any other meetings in every department of the ministry as well as the canteens of its department. Advertise With Us Fastfood affects living in multiple ways involving directly or indirectly with the health issues. Eating fast food causes obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and at times can also be fatal. The Ministry circular stressed on ‘healthy eating’ and said is only healthy snacks such as with ‘Lobiya channa, Khajor, Bhuna Channa, Badam and Akhrot” will be served at official meetings of the department.last_img read more

Bangladesh China agree on Intel sharing

first_imgA home minister-level meeting between Bangladesh and China holds in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: UNBBangladesh and China signed three documents on security cooperation at a home minister-level meeting on Friday.The documents were signed at a home minister-level meeting between the two countries, said home minister Asaduzzaman Khan while briefing journalists after the meeting at the Secretariat.Bangladesh side sought China’s role to repatriate Rohingya people from Bangladesh to their homes in Myanmar, said the minister.“Chinese side has appreciated Bangladesh government support in protecting Chinese investment and for providing safety for them,” the minister added.Chinese minister and party committee secretary of the public security ministry Zhao Kezhi and home minister Asaduzzaman Khan led the two sides at the meeting.Before the bilateral meeting that last for around two hours, the Chinese minister was given guard of honour in presence of his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan.The chinese minister arrived on Thursday on a three-day visit to attend the meeting.He met prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday evening.This is the highest-level visit so far from China this year.The bilateral relations between Bangladesh and China elevated to the ‘Strategic Partnership of Cooperation’, which maintains a new momentum of cooperation between the armed forces of the two nations, said the Chinese side.last_img read more

Robert Guillaume Groundbreaking Emmy Winner In Soap Benson Dies

first_imgFrederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesActor Robert Guillaume in 2005. He died Tuesday at 89.Actor Robert Guillaume, who became the first black actor to win comedy Emmys for playing sharp-tongued butler turned lieutenant governor Benson DuBois on Soap and its spinoff, Benson, died Tuesday at age 89.Guillaume was born Robert Peter Williams and was raised in a St. Louis slum. He adopted his last name for its sophisticated French sound. He told Tavis Smiley in 2004 about the impact his career had had on him.“I found out who I was, Robert Guillaume, Robert Williams, whatever. I found out who I was through acting, and through being Robert Guillaume, I found out how to act. And it was something that satisfied me, and I don’t think one ever gets enough of that. I’m sort of addicted to the notion that I have something to say.”He started as a stage actor, in Purlie and an all-black revival of Guys And Dolls, and returned to the stage often in his career. But playing the refined DuBois for nine years starting in 1977 made him a TV star and a symbol of hard-won success, says NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.APActor Robert Guillaume, star of Benson, gets a hug from Linda Gray of Dallas, who presented him with the 1985 Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, in Pasadena, Calif. Guillaume was the first African-American to win the award.The part won him Emmys for best supporting actor in a comedy in 1979 and best actor in a comedy in 1985; he was the first African-American to win either. Guillaume told Smiley in a 2002 interview that he wasn’t sure about the part when he first took it.“I had some misgivings and trepidation that perhaps taking the role of a butler was not the greatest thing I could do. But I’d been in the business for 17 or 18 years, and not a hell of lot had happened. So I said, ‘I’d better get on this train.’ “Guillaume also portrayed abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the 1985 pre-Civil War miniseries North and South and managing editor Isaac Jaffe on the Aaron Sorkin-created TV show Sports Night. The Robert Guillaume Show, a sitcom he helped launch in 1989, broke ground in its single season by focusing on a growing romantic relationship between a black man and a white woman.Guillaume’s lengthy on-screen career tapered off after a mild stroke in 1999, but his role as the eccentric mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King — you may remember him hoisting a certain lion cub to present him to the rest of the animals — helped provide him with a busy career as a voice actor in later years.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

United Way Womens Forum Meets in Baltimore to Tackle Tough Issues

first_imgWomen from across Maryland met April 22 in Baltimore to discuss ways to make life better for Maryland families in need.At the James Rouse Visionary Center at the American Visionary Art Museum, members of the United Way of Central Maryland’s Woman’s Leadership Council mulled issues including food deserts in Baltimore City, graduation rates, and how to keep teachers in the classroom.It was part of the group’s first Women’s Forum, and marked a special occasion for the United Way of Central Maryland.“This event not only marks United Way of Central Maryland’s Women’s Leadership Council’s 15th anniversary, it also celebrates United Way of Central Maryland’s 90th anniversary,” said the chair of the United Way of Central Maryland’s Women’s Leadership Council, Dana Gloor.The event was led by United Way’s U.S. president Stacey Stewart. Stewart, along with youth, nutrition and homeless experts from around the state discussed ways that things have changed for families in need, and things that still need improvement.“Women are the ones who nurture. They are the ones who are driving many of the decisions to keep families on track,” Stewart said before the event. “Women who have resources and have the ability to give back never lose touch with this. They understand the struggle and challenges that women face. This is an opportunity for women to give back and realize that individually, our impact is so much more amplified when we work together.“These are women from all kinds of backgrounds,” Stewart said. “Business leaders, community leaders, coming together around a common desire to want to lead and change things in the community.”She said that members of the council have made it their mission to tackle some of the biggest challenges in Maryland – including things like poverty and homelessness.  She said the group has helped spearhead a healthy food initiative.She said that the United Way is especially skilled at solving the problems that plague many communities because they know how to unite various agencies to create a positive solution.“There’s never a silver bullet solution,” she said. “United Way is the organization that looks at issues holistically and then galvanizes a community to work collectively.”The United Way of Central Maryland said that the Women’s Leadership Council is part of a network of 55,000 women worldwide. The group says they have raised more than $1 billion to help communities all over the United States.Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” was the event’s keynote speaker. She discussed the role of women in the workplace.last_img read more

When MST3K Met Who RiffTrax Takes The Five Doctors to Cinemas

first_imgStay on target GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Round Logo MatJoel Hodgson Talks MST3K Live, Eegah! and Returning to Riffs Between the upcoming in of Netflix original Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return and premiere of Doctor Who season 10, the time is right for a mashup.This August, RiffTrax Live meets “The Five Doctors” in a big-screen riffing of the 20th-anniversary Children in Need special.Former MST3K writers and performers Michael J. Nelson (host), Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) join an unprecedented five incarnations of the Doctor for a two-night engagement from Fathom Events.Someone is taking the Doctor’s past selves out of space and time, placing them in Gallifrey’s Death Zone—where they must fight Daleks, Cybermen, and other alien forces to defeat Time Lord President Borusa.The feature-length episode originally aired in November 1983, starring Fifth Doctor Peter Davison and companions Tegan and Turlough.Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee reprised their roles as the Second and Third Doctors, respectively, while Richard Hurndall took on the role of the First Doctor for the late William Hartnell. Since Tom Baker declined to appear, footage from the unfinished Shada serial was used to portray the Fourth Doctor.Boasting overtly 1980s graphics, cheeky performances, and classic costumes, “The Five Doctors” bursts with comedic commentary potential for Nelson, Murphy, and Corbett.The trio’s seemingly improvised narration style originated from their mid-to-late-’90s stint on MST3K, in which they would mock films aloud while watching them. After the show’s cancellation in 1999, they revived the tradition via RiffTrax—audio commentary intended to be played in unison with particular TV programs and films.RiffTrax also hosts semi-regular live events, filmed in front of an audience and simulcast to cinema screens around the country. The 2017 season begins this month, with Samurai Cop (April 13 and 18), and continues with the June showing of Summer Shorts Beach Party (June 15).On August 17 and 24, Whovians are invited to experience the hilarious stylings of RiffTrax and “The Five Doctors.” Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 13. Once you’ve secured your seats, tune into Netflix on the 14th for the revived Mystery Science Theater 3000, starring Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, and a slew of cheesy B movies. Peter Capaldi’s final season as the Twelfth Doctor begins on the 15th on BBC America.last_img read more