Will reply to HC on appt of exLoP 2 others as ministers

first_imgMumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said a reply would be submitted to the Bombay High Court which has sought a response from Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, and two other ministers in the state government on a plea challenging their appointment. The high court on Monday sought the response of Vikhe Pateil, the former leader of opposition in the state Assembly, NCP-turned Shiv Sena leader Jaydutt Kshirsagar, and RPI(A) leader Avinash Mahatekar who were recently appointed as ministers in the Fadnavis-led government. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana “Let the respondents (ministers) also get a chance to object or respond to the petition,” the court said while posting the matter for further hearing after four weeks. Speaking on the issue in the state Assembly, Fadnavis said, “A response would be given to the high court after we receive thenotice. This is notice before admission. The High court did not find any urgency in the matter and hence, it has given four weeks to reply. Fadnavis was responding to Congress member Prithviraj Chavan, who demanded that the state advocate general be summoned in the Assembly to explain what advice he had given to the chief minister about the three ministers. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah Chavan cited the 91st constitutional amendment,which states that an MP or MLA shouldnot be made minister after he/she resigns from the membership of Parliament or Legislature. He said the member can be made minister only after getting elected again. Fadnavis said he had taken advice from legal experts and was ready to cite the Supreme Court’s directives to substantiate the appointment of Vikhe Patil, Kshirsagarand Mahatekar, who are not members of either of the two Houses in the state legislature, as ministers. Chavan demanded that the three ministers not be allowed to conduct official duties till the court gives directions in the case. To this, Fadnavis said the court has not prevented the three ministers from conducting their duties and hence, they cannot be barred from functioning as ministers. Meanwhile, reacting to NCP leader Ajit Pawar’s comments on the chief minister’s official bungalow ‘Varsha’ defaulting on water bills, Fadnavis said, “The payment was held back for a month when it came to notice that bills were getting repeated despite the payment.” “There was no default. It took a month to rectify the bills,” he added.last_img read more

Storm blew historic building to Canada Maine wants it back

first_imgLUBEC, Maine – A fishing-industry building on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places is half-submerged in waters near a Canadian island, and conservationists fear it could disintegrate before legal tangles are resolved.The Jan. 4 blizzard tore the brine shed from its mooring at McCurdy’s Smokehouse off Lubec, Maine, and it was blown to nearby Campobello Island in New Brunswick, the Bangor Daily News reported .The shed is among five buildings that comprise the last traditional smoked-herring facility in the U.S., and an organization called Lubec Landmarks has worked for almost 25 years to preserve it.Lubec Landmarks President Rachel Rubeor said legal tangles, including salvage rights claims by some Canadian citizens, could doom the building.“The bureaucratic nonsense is hampering us big time,” said Rubeor, who said vandals with chain saws are threatening to dismantle the building.A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said the senator’s staff has worked to facilitate communication among organizations across all levels of government on both sides of the border “to help save and possibly preserve this historic landmark.”The shed’s remains, which include significant portions of its roof, flooring and fireplace plus some side walls, floated under the bridge between Lubec and the Canadian island.“It is just a miracle that it didn’t hit the bridge. It just sailed right through the pilings,” said Lubec Town Administrator Renee Gray.___Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.comlast_img read more

Budget 2016 expectations Nunavut residents seek relief from high food costs

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe cost of living is always a huge issue in Nunavut which has some of the highest grocery costs in the country.Nutrition North is the program that is supposed to subsidize the cost of healthy food in Canada’s remote Northern communities.The Liberals made promises about the program and tomorrow we’ll find out if they deliver.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has this story from Iqaluit.last_img

Four elephants killed in train accident

A Sri Lanka Railway official told Xinhua that an investigation by the Railway and Wildlife Departments was underway and added that the accident took place in a spot which was not frequented by wild animals. The elephants were walking towards a newly constructed railway line in Chettikulum, in the Vavuniya district when they were hit by the Colombo bound Thaleimannar Express train.No passengers were injured in the accident. “The Wildlife Department together with the Sri Lanka Railways have been trying to identify paths where wild animals usually roam around. Along these routes trains usually reduce their speed and are very cautious. Wednesday’s accident took place in an area where there have been no wild life movements,” the official said.He added that the four elephants had been hurt when they suddenly moved on to the tracks while the train was crossing. One baby elephant had been dragged meters away. (Colombo Gazette) Four elephants were killed when they were hit by a passenger train in northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Police said.The accident is termed as one of Sri Lanka’s worst involving wild animals, according to the Xinhua news agency. read more

UNsponsored forum looks at transparency in government

The sixth Global Forum on Reinventing Government brings together Government officials from around the world to discuss strategies for improving governance and building partnerships among governments, business and civil society. This year’s meeting is focusing on the importance of increasing transparency within the public sector and developing mechanisms that will enable and encourage greater participation.In a message to the forum, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said good governance – based on the rule of law and guided by the principles of participation, accountability and transparency – was vital for the rights of citizens to be protected and economic and social development to be advanced.”It depends on the State, civil society and the private sector working openly and cooperatively in order to be answerable to citizens,” he said, adding: “The State must provide leadership and set the framework for a sustainable, people-centred development. Each State which does so, and which cooperates with other States in doing so, is making a real contribution to the global effort to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).”Echoing that idea, the Forum’s co-host, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic Affairs José Antonio Ocampo, told the nearly 5,000 participants representing 140 countries that transparent governance must play a central role in any country’s development agenda.”Participatory governance provides citizens with access not only to information, but also to decision-making and power,” he said. “It means access not only for a privileged few, but for all, including those who are still too often excluded from the benefits of development, particularly the poor and minorities.” read more

Veteran UN humanitarian official named deputy envoy to Middle East

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today named Kevin M. Kennedy, a national of Ireland and the United States with extensive humanitarian experience, as his Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.“The United Nations does great work in the Middle East in peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and development, and I look forward to being part of that effort,” Mr. Kennedy, who leaves Monday for the region, told the UN News Service.In his new post, Mr. Kennedy will also serve as UN coordinator for humanitarian and development activities in the occupied Palestinian territory. He will function as the deputy of Alvaro de Soto, the chief UN envoy to the Middle East peace process.Mr. Kennedy was, most recently, the Director of the Coordination and Response Division in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), where he has spent the last thirteen years of his career. He also held senior humanitarian positions in Sudan, Iraq, the Balkans, East Timor and Somalia. read more

At UN debate Barbados describes failure of global trade talks as very

Speaking during the Assembly’s annual debate at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Dame Billie Miller said that the differences between countries should not be insurmountable.“There is nothing more important for small developing countries than an improved multilateral trading system if we are to have the chance to participate in and benefit from the ingoing process of globalization,” she said.Dame Billie stressed that the trade negotiations must not only focus on liberalizing trade rules and enhancing market access for poorer countries.“For while it is important to have agreements that open up access to markets, it is even more essential for any negotiated trade agreement to contain provisions that would assist developing countries to implement policies aimed at transforming their economies. In other words, market access is meaningless without goods and services with which to trade.”The Barbadian Foreign Minister also called for extra support to be given to the world’s most vulnerable economies to allow them to integrate better into the multilateral trading system.Also calling for strengthening the multilateral trading system, Belela Herrera, the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, underscored the need to bring the Doha development round to a successful conclusion. This, she said, should “ensure that the development dimension is reflected in specific results and is not limited to a simple list of programmes.”In order to achieve this, she stressed that talks in Geneva must resume as soon as possible “always bearing in mind that we will not be able to reach a satisfactory fact result unless we eliminate the agricultural subsidies… and also significantly open up access to markets, particularly in the developed countries.” read more

Evan Turner to miss eight weeks

Turner sustained the injury early in the first half of Ohio State’s 111-60 victory over Eastern Michigan Saturday. Turner landed on his back after a dunk attempt. He left the court under his own power before going to the Ohio State Medical Center for tests. He was released from the facility and is home resting. Turner left the game with four points in seven minutes. After eight games, Turner led Ohio State in scoring (18.5 ppg.), rebounding (11.4 rpg.), assists (47), field goals (62) and free throws made (22). He is shooting 61 percent from the field (62-102) and was the only Big Ten player averaging a double-double. COLUMBUS, Ohio– Ohio State junior guard Evan Turner has been diagnosed with a transverse process fracture on the second and third lumbar vertebra of his spine. He is expected to miss the next eight weeks, Vince O’Brien, athletic trainer for the Buckeyes’ men’s basketball team, said. Here is the press release, from the OSU athletic communications department: Ohio State is off to a 7-1 start, but will be without junior guard Evan Turner for the next eight weeks, the team announced Saturday in a press release. Turner was injured early in the first half of Saturday’s 111-60 win over Eastern Michigan when he was fouled attempting a dunk. Turner leads the Buckeyes in just about every statistical category, including points, rebounds and assists. Ohio State is off the next week for final exams and will resume competition at noon Dec. 12 at Butler. read more

Yellow weather warning issued as heavy rain and strong winds expected to

For the southern half of the UK then it it currently a cloudy and wet picture, with rather widespread rain. Further north there are a scattering of showers. Keep an umbrella handy today ☔️ However from above the satellite shows an impressive swirl of low pressure. ☁️ pic.twitter.com/l01Nnmg5ze— MeteoGroup UK (@WeatherCast_UK) April 27, 2018 As well as a lot of rain in places on Monday 🌧️ there is the potential for a little bit of wet snow over some hills in England ❄️ and this got us thinking … when was the latest widespread late season snow in the UK? (poll to follow) pic.twitter.com/cmjYZaTEDX— Met Office (@metoffice) April 28, 2018 Heavy downpours and strong winds are set to batter much of England and Wales on Sunday and into next week, as the Met Office issued a Yellow weather warning for rain.Experts cautioned that spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions, some road closures, and a small risk of damage to homes and businesses.Heavy precipitation is likely to affect much of eastern, southeastern and central England on Sunday night and Monday, as a deep area of low pressure makes its way across the UK from Europe. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We’ve got a breeze coming in off the North Sea so temperatures along the east coast will reach only 8C is some places, and the wind is going to pick up a little bit throughout the day.“Further to the north, in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland we’ll see a mixture of sunshine and showers, some of which may be on the heavy side, perhaps with a bit of thunder towards Northern Ireland as well.“There may perhaps be some brightness on Sunday along western parts of wales and the far south west of England.” Temperatures on Sunday are expected to reach a high of 9-12C (48-54F), with lows of 7-10C (45-50F) more likely along the length of England’s east coast. Rain and winds are also anticipated in much of Wales, and the overall UK outlook one of light rain and drizzly spells going into Tuesday. Forecasters had previously warned that it would be cold enough to produce snow on high ground such as the North and South Downs, with some snowfall still possible on higher ground such as the Chilterns and the Pennines on Monday.For most areas, however, Sunday was expected to start with sunny and dry spells in the north and west, with a few showers.Elsewhere the outlook is cloudier and wetter, with 50-70mm of rain falling locally in the south east, coupled with strong north to north-easterly winds, making it feel colder. A Met Office spokesman said: “It will be quite a story of two halves across the UK.“Sunday will be quite cloudy across many southern parts, with some outbreaks of drizzle and still feeling quite cool. read more

Could prenups help Irelands young farmers

first_imgPRE-NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS could help young farmers take control of the family land at an earlier age, RTÉ agricultural show Ear to the Ground will hear tonight.The show’s presenter Darragh McCullough discovered that there is a growing fear among older people across Ireland that their farms could be split if their sons and daughters’ marriages break down.The concerns about having to split up farms have increased since divorce was introduced to the country, which has led to many farmers not to pass down the land as would have happened previously.It is a widespread problem, much discussed, that land in Ireland is not being passed on to younger generations as readily as it was in the past, leaving young farmers in limbo.Many families now have to wait until parents die to inherit the farm, meaning lands are being managed my much older men and women.“It’s the same as any other business,” explains farmer William Holohan. “If you owned a company, it’s half the income coming in to what they are used to.”He believes pre-nuptial agreements could be the answer for farming families facing the dilemma.“If pre-nups are there, it would increase the transfer of land to younger farmers, to the younger generation who want to get working. But there is the fear that would be in the back of parents’s mind.The world is evolving and this is an evolving step. It is just a safeguard situation for all people out there. We have to move with the times. We can’t stay in the Stone Age.The Kilkenny man is about to wed his fiancée Mairéad Whitty and the pair have arranged for a pre-nuptial agreement.“It is associated with what you see in the films…but it is very serious for our generation…because the fact is that there is marital breakdown and separations,” she tells McCullough.“Years ago, the woman was nearly offered with a dowry. And she was taken with that dowry. But a woman coming into a marriage now, she’s probably maybe in her late-20s, early-30s. She is educated, a career, and has an asset or two of her own. She wants to protect those as much as a farmer’s son wants to protect his farms.“If there was something there that was legally enforced, it might aid accession where the younger farmer might be able to take over the farm earlier instead of waiting until he is a mature man where, perhaps, a bereavement occurs in the family.”Currently, judges have discretion on whether to recognise pre-nuptial agreements in Ireland. They are not banned but they are not automatically recognised either.Earlier this year, the Justice Minister said his department will consider the legal position of the arrangements as part of legal reforms.Ear to the Ground will be shown on RTÉ One tonight at 8.30pm. Poll: Do you think prenuptial agreements should be legal in Ireland?Related: Laws recognising prenups to be considered by GovernmentAaron McKenna: Marriage is nothing more than a contract – bring on the prenupslast_img read more

Mega Drive Tetris signed by creator has 1 million price tag

first_imgTetris could be considered a household name. It can be found on nearly any platform, from a clamshell phone to the media console on most airlines. But there is only one version for the Sega Mega Drive that can be had for a bank-busting million dollars.After some legal fisticuffs with Nintendo, Tetris was released in very limited quantity for the Japanese iteration of the Sega Genesis, the Mega Drive. RacketBoy estimates that there are about ten copies of the Mega Drive version of Tetris in existence which has driven up prices for any aspiring or hardcore collectors.AdChoices广告Ebay seller shinsnk posits his Tetris copy as the rarest in existence. It is justified, though, because it is signed by the game’s creator, Alexey Pajitnov. With this in mind, shinsnk attached a $1,000,000 price tag to the game. He also has a photo of himself with Alexey on the eBay page. Based on that marker free game cover in that image, the photo was taken before the signing.He freely admits, however, that he only paid roughly 11,000 Euros, about $15,800, for the game. The jump in price is staggering, but shinsnk says he is willing to consider all serious offers.Currently, the game is being offered as a Buy It Now item for the heavy price tag, but it’s unclear what he considers to be a serious offer. He noted in the Q&A section that he has already rejected offers over £12,000 GBP, about $19,500.How much would you pay for one of the rarest video games on Earth?via Yahoo! Games UKlast_img read more

70 ton meteoroid explodes above California

first_imgUsually, when you hear a very load clap high up in the sky it means a jet had just passed over and caused a sonic boom as it broke through the speed of sound. But on Sunday, many looked up after hearing such a sound to see a bright white fireball. It wasn’t anything man-made blowing up, it was instead a rather large and fast moving meteoroid exploding.The meteor could be seen in fireball form at around 8am above Nevada and California. According to NASA‘s Meteoroid Environment Office the meteoroid was traveling at roughly 33,500mph when it hit our atmosphere. In terms of size and weight it is thought to have been solid rock, weighing 70 tons, and about 4 meters in diameter.A meteor roughly the same size as a minivan, weighing that much, and traveling at such high speed has a lot of energy behind it. It’s speculated that if it had managed to hit the ground it would have caused the equivalent of a 3.8 kiloton explosion. Instead, that energy was dissipated in our atmosphere, which protected us from a potential disaster. The sound the explosion caused did manage to set building and car alarms off, though.Spotting meteors of this relatively small size is difficult, and this one was missed. However, using infrasound stations it is possible to accurately figure out where the meteoroid was when it exploded. Such sounds were picked up at two stations relating to the explosion, allowing its position to be triangulated as 37.6N, 120.5W.Some suggest the meteor is part of the annual Lyrid meteor shower, but it’s more likely this is just a coincidence and anyone managing to see the fireball can count themselves very lucky.Read more at Discovery and Reuterslast_img read more

Google Play et Youtube accueillent les oeuvres de la MGM

first_imgGoogle Play et Youtube accueillent les oeuvres de la MGMLa Metro Goldwyn Mayer aurait signé un contrat de distribution de ses films sur les services de Google Play et de Youtube. Et de 5 pour Google ! Après Paramount et les autres trois plus gros studios de cinéma américain, le géant de l’internet vient de co-signer un contrat avec la Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) pour la mise à disposition de 600 oeuvres cinématographiques pour son service de vidéos à la demande, Google Play, ainsi que pour Youtube.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Autant en emporte Google dans sa volonté d’attribuer l’ensemble des films américains sur Google Play pour faire de son service la plus grande bibliothèque de vidéos en ligne du monde…Et il ne lui reste qu’un studio à accrocher à son compteur, et pas le moindre : la 20th Century Fox ! Une position sur laquelle le studio pourrait utiliser pour faire valoir ses arguments…Alors est-ce que la Guerre des étoiles aura lieu ou la mécanique de Google va-t-elle coulée comme le Titanic ? Dans l’espace du web, personne ne l’entendrait crier…Le 18 avril 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Time Inc and Video Platform Wochit Announce Partnership

first_imgToday Time Inc. announced a partnership with Wochit, a cloud-based video creation platform, to help the brand deliver premium video storytelling across digital, social, OTT, and film. The company’s video producers will use Wochit’s technology in their daily editorial workflow to create and distribute videos across its brands and social platforms. The partnership comes in the wake of several moves aimed at growing Time Inc.’s online video presence, a major goal for the brand according to chairman and CEO Joe Ripp. Most recently, at NewFronts this past May, the company revealed it had increased video viewership by 200 percent year-over-year, and planned on aligning its distribution strategy in three primary video formats (social and live, short form, and long form). It also revealed a partnership with Xumo to stream more of its content on smart TVs and OTT devices. Time Inc. is now on track to produce over 40,000 videos in 2016, which has so far led to consumption gains across-the-board. This includes double-digit year-over-year percentage growth in video views across 23 brands, triple-digit growth across nine brands, and even quadruple-digit growth across seven brands. “Partnering with Wochit gives us a powerful tool to further accelerate the volume of our real-time video productions, which we can integrate at the deepest levels across our sites and social channels,” said Brandon Fong, Time Inc.’s vice president, business development, in a statement.center_img The company’s commitment to video production was first announced at the 2014 NewFronts. Since then, it’s obvious Time Inc. has followed through on its promise to actively increase video content and distribution. Wochit is well geared toward real-time, short-form video, and Time Inc. video producers have already utilized the platform to create several short videos across a number of its brands, including EW, InStyle, and Health. In December 2015, for instance, Time Inc. announced new distribution partnerships with Hulu, Yahoo, and Zealot Networks to grow the company’s original videos across its brands. “We are honored that one of the world’s most esteemed media companies has selected our technology as a critical part of their forward-looking business strategy and commitment to online video,” Wochit’s senior vice president Drew Berkowitz said in a statement.last_img read more

Advertising Confidence Declines in June

first_img A third executive noted that he downgraded his confidence. “I think auto sales are slowing down, so that might lead to more budget cuts in the back half otherwise I’d say 10, not eight,” he said. “Our goal is to stabilize declining revenues in print while we secure growth and new revenue through our emerging channels. And not just ad revenue, but also direct-to-consumer revenue.” A second executive, a chief revenue officer, points out that his growth is going to come from digital, primarily. “The reality is that print revenue is limited, whereas “digital” does not truly exist in the same manner — it represents all digitized media — thus, naturally provides more opportunities for brands.” Welcome to the Magazine Media Advertising Confidence Index, a new proprietary data initiative that each month will measure how executive managers are feeling about their prospects for the coming months. The index asks participants to rate their confidence on a scale of one to 10, and to indicate where their ad spend is coming from, print or digital. Participating companies come from all sectors of the industry and reflect a broad profile of today’s magazine-media world. (See accompanying list below). In this month’s iteration, we find that advertising confidence has declined as we start the month of July from the same period last month. Our respondents combined for an average confidence rating of 6.5 on a scale of one to 10, down from 6.8 in early June. A slew of factors in the participants’ individual businesses played a role in this new sentiment, with some more optimistic, but most less. For example, one CEO says, “The reason for my optimism is that June was one of the strongest months in company history, and was 135 percent higher than June the previous year. “And the reason for caution is that we announced a fairly healthy price increase effective July 1st. We had a number of long-term clients who locked in campaigns under the old pricing. We may have just pulled forward our normal sales. Historically, July is a decent sales month, with August being light,” the executive added. “We’ll see what happens over the next 60 days.”last_img read more

Wilmingtons Lisa Brothers Receives UMass Lowell Alumni Award

first_imgLOWELL, MA — UMass Lowell has recognized seven distinguished graduates with this year’s University Alumni Awards.“Through their professional achievements, public service and personal character, these honorees exemplify the very best of UMass Lowell,” said UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney. “They are all wonderful ambassadors for our university and a powerful inspiration for our students.”A ceremony honoring the alumni award recipients was held Thursday, April 26 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. The honorees were selected from graduates of each of UMass Lowell’s six schools and colleges. One recent graduate who is already having a positive impact was also recognized.The 2018 University Alumni Award honorees are:Nana Osei Bonsu ’10, ’15 of Fairfax, Va. (Young Alumnus Award) – Bonsu is an international student recruiter for George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. He holds two degrees from UMass Lowell: a bachelor of science in business administration and a master’s degree in education. A native of Ghana, he served as president of UMass Lowell’s Association of Students of African Origin and as an adviser for international students while in graduate school. Today, he is a member of the Young Alumni Council and the Multicultural Alumni Network.Elizabeth Brackett ’84 of Vernon, Conn. (Kennedy College of Sciences) – Brackett is principal internal dosimetrist for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, where she helps determine levels of work-related radiation exposure of workers who took part in nuclear weapons-related activities for the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors. She earned her master’s degree in radiological sciences and protection at UMass Lowell and serves on the advisory boards for the Kennedy College of Sciences and for the Radiological Sciences Program, and is a generous supporter of student scholarships.Lisa Brothers ’84 of Wilmington (Francis College of Engineering) – Brothers is the chairman and CEO of Nitsch Engineering, which has been named one of the Top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1989, Nitsch Engineering has grown into a $17.5 million company with four offices in Massachusetts and one in Washington, D.C. Brothers earned her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at UMass Lowell and now serves on the Francis College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and on the advisory board for the UMass Lowell Center for Women and Work.Pauline Dyer-Cole ’57 of Paxton (College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences) – For three decades, Dyer-Cole was a school psychologist with the Worcester Public School system and Nashoba Regional High School, where she also chaired the special education department. She earned her undergraduate degree in music education with a voice major at Lowell State Teachers College, her master’s in education at Boston State and her doctorate in educational psychology from Clark University. She has been a member of the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences advisory board since 2010 and is a generous supporter of the UMass Lowell Music Department and student scholarships.Richard Grande ’72, ’80 of Concord (Manning School of Business) – Grande is a managing director at First Republic Investment Management in Boston. Previously, he served as a partner at Kidder-Peabody, a managing director at Bank of America and a senior vice president at Morgan Stanley. He earned both his bachelor of science degree in industrial management and his MBA from UMass Lowell. He has taught in the Manning School of Business and has served as a member of its advisory board since 2006. He is a generous supporter of scholarships for business students and the school’s brand-new, 54,000-square-foot building.Richard Lynch ’87 of Sudbury (Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences) – Lynch is the executive vice president of Beacon Health Options, a Boston-based behavioral health company where he also serves as president of the Northeast Market Region. He earned his nursing degree at UMass Lowell and then worked for several years at Boston Children’s Hospital before making the transition to health-care management. He has been an active and generous supporter of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences and has served on the college’s advisory board and as a judge for the university’s DifferenceMaker entrepreneurship program.Miriam Smith ’57 of Gilford, N.H. (College of Education) – Smith is a longtime elementary school teacher who taught in three states and on two continents. A Tewksbury native, she grew up in a family of educators and earned her degree from Lowell State Teachers College. With her husband, Bob, she continues to have a considerable impact on education through their philanthropy, including support for UMass Lowell’s College of Education.“We are so proud to celebrate these outstanding alumni who have used the education they received at UMass Lowell to make a lasting impact in their professions, for their communities and at the university,” said Executive Director of Alumni and Donor Relations Heather Makrez ’06, ’08.UMass Lowell is a national research university located on a high-energy campus in the heart of a global community. The university offers its more than 18,000 students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, humanities, sciences and social sciences. UMass Lowell delivers high-quality educational programs, vigorous hands-on learning and personal attention from leading faculty and staff, all of which prepare graduates to be ready for work, for life and for all the world offers.(NOTE: The above press release is from UMass Lowell.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Audrey LaConte Participates In Prestigious Band CampIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 57 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At UMass LowellIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 15 Wilmington Students Graduate From UMass AmherstIn “Education”last_img read more

VIDEO Watch Highlights From Wilmington Public Schools Art Show

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools held its 7th Annual Art Show at the Wilmington Middle School earlier this week.  Artwork from each grade and each school was displayed throughout the school’s cafeteria, main hallway, and lobby.  Student-created films were shown in the auditorium.Wilmington Community Television was on hand for the event. Watch the highlights they captured, including a short interview with one of the show’s organizations, Wilmington Middle School Art Teacher Neal Roberts:——Below are 750 photos capturing many of the 1,200 submissions: 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… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”PHOTOS: 750 Photos From Wilmington Public Schools Art ShowIn “Education”NEW STEW: Meet Local Author Marty Conley On July’s Book StewIn “Videos”last_img read more

Californias attorney general files lawsuit against EPA and NHTSA report says

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 5 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Make pizzas on the go with the zero-emission Toyota Tundra Pie Pro More From Roadshow Share your voicecenter_img Enlarge ImageCalifornia’s State Attorney General giving the camera is his best, “Come at me,” face. Getty Images California is a powerful state. With an economy larger than most countries, it can do things that other states wouldn’t dream of. Specifically, California is able to set its own emissions and economy standards for cars as long as they’re more strict than those set at the federal level.The Trump administration hasn’t historically been a fan of this, as evidenced by its multiple attempts to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards despite protests from numerous states and even some automakers.California has fought the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House every step of the way, and now California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is suing those agencies for not releasing information, according to a report published Friday by Reuters.The California Attorney General’s Office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.California filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents that would support claims made by the EPA and NHTSA used to justify their emissions rollbacks. The agencies never responded, and now they’re being sued by the state with the world’s fifth-largest economy.”The public has a right to see all the facts and analysis used to support a rollback that increases oil consumption, hurts consumers, and pumps more air pollution and hundreds of million tons of climate-changing gases into the atmosphere,” Mary Nichols, chairperson of the California Air Resources Board, said in a statement.Part of the state’s tenacity likely stems from the Trump administration’s move to strip California of its waiver that grants it the unique ability to set its own emissions standards. This would not only affect California but the 14 other states — and the District of Columbia — that adopted those standards.It’s unclear just how far this escalating war over fuel economy will go, given the immense resources of both parties involved. What is clear is that successfully stopping California would be a big win for the White House and a severe setback for the environment.Neither NHTSA nor the EPA immediately responded to requests for comment. 20 Photos Tags Comments Car Industry Politicslast_img read more

Books penned by Bojja Tarakam released

first_imgBasheerbagh: On the occasion of 80th birth anniversary of noted literary critic and Dalit leader Bojja Tarakam, the books written by him were released at an event organised in the city on SundayThe event was organized jointly by Bojja Tarakam Trust and Hyderabad Book Trust at Press Club.His books ‘Antaranitanam inkana’ and the English translation of compilation of poems ‘The River Speaks’ and ‘Neeli Jenda’ (a compilation of articles published in various magazines) were released on the occasion. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us English and Foreign Languages University professor K Sathyanarayana, Professor Lakshminarayana Telangana State secretary of New Democracy DV Krishna, AP Raithu Sangham president Simhadri Jhansi, High Court advocate Bheema Rao and representative of Round Table India B Narendra attended the function as chief guests and paid floral tributes to the portrait of Bojja Tarakam. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Professor Sathyanaraya lamented that Bojja Tarakam did not get proper recognition for his works during his lifetime. He was known as an advocate, civil movement activist but very few knew that he had penned some of the revolutionary writings, Professor Sathyanarayana said. Bojja Tarakam’s writings have started a trend of Telugu writings in colloquial language, he said. Among those who participated in the programme include representatives of Bojja Tarakam Trust G Gnaneshwar, Neelima Bojja and others. Dappu Ramesh, noted folklore singer, captivated audience with his songs.last_img read more

Kabir Singh continues dream run but yet to beat Arjun Reddy record

first_imgKabir Singh and Arjun ReddyCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookShahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the US box office in the second weekend, but it is yet to beat lifetime collection record of Vijay Devarakonda’s Arjun Reddy.Kabir Singh opened to fantastic response and collected $1,124,937 at the US box office in the first week. But the movie faced a threat from the new Telugu films like Kalki, Brochevarevarura and Captain Rana Prathap, which hit the screens in the country on June 28. Trade analysts were finger crossed about its collection in the second week.As predicted, the Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer witnessed a decline on its second Friday but showed decent growth on the following days. Kabir Singh has collected $465,934 at the US box office in the second weekend, taking its 10-day total to $1,590,871. The breakup of its second-weekend business is $127,269 on Friday, $181,000 on Saturday and $157,665 on Sunday.Its original version Arjun Reddy has collected $1.78 million at the US box office in its lifetime. After seeing its pace many expected Kabir Singh to beat this record, but it is taking some more days. Jeevi tweeted, “#Kabirsingh collects $157,665 from 86 locations on second Sunday in USA. Total gross is $1,590,871. Crosses $1.5M. Will cross the original #ArjunReddy’s 1.78M in few days. Excellent .”Among the new releases, Brochevarevarura has emerged as the bigger winner, while Kalki turned an average grosser. Brochevarevarura and Kalki have collected $228,140 and $28,436 at the US box office in their opening weekend. Jeevi tweeted, “#Kalki collects $4,586 from 35 locations in USA on Sunday. Total gross is $28,436 “The trade analyst of Telugu movies tweeted, “#Brochevarevarura collects $52,250 from 86 locations on Sunday (30 June) in USA. Sunday collections are as good as Friday’s. A good sign for film’s potential in long run. Total gross is $228,140. Broke even for distributor already! Superb! “Interestingly, one of the last week’s Telugu releases has continued to make better business in the country. Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya has collected $57,545 at the US box office in the second weekend, taking its total to $256,169. Its breakup is $15,466 on Friday, $28,880 on Saturday and $13,199 on 2nd Sunday. Its collection is far better than the business of the new release Kalki.last_img read more