Amber Alert issued for baby boy believed abducted by father in Alberta

first_imgFAIRVIEW, Alta. — Police in northwestern Alberta have issued an Amber Albert for a seven-month-old boy believed to have been abducted by this father.RCMP say Jameson Sundby was taken about 9:45 a.m. from his home in Fairview, about 550 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.Police say he has blond hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a blue T-shirt with a star on it and grey sweat pants with cars on them.His father, John Sundby, is five-foot-11 and 230 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.They were last seen travelling in a 2012 black Dodge Ram 3500 with Alberta licence plate CBF 3313.Police say the truck was last seen leaving Fairview in an unknown direction.They are urging the public not to approach the suspect.The Canadian Presslast_img

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Jackson Browne And Bonnie Raitt Announce Benefit Concert At Standing Rock

first_imgJackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joel Rafael, and Bad Dog will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, November 27 for the Water Protectors on the front line and the Standing Rock community.Jackson Browne And Bonnie Raitt Benefit Concert At Standing Rock To Stand In Solidarity With Standing RockThe concert will be held at Prairie Knights Pavilion in Fort Yates, ND. Turtle Island Storyteller and founder of the Standing Rock Sioux Camp at Sacred Stone Ladonna Brave Bull Allard, and others to be announced, will speak at the concert.The link to purchase tickets is HERE.All gross proceeds from the concert will benefit the Oceti Sakowin Camp.The Oceti Sakowin Camp is a historic gathering of Native nations, friends and allies, from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.“Just as we give thanks for our good fortune and the bounty of our lives as Americans, let us thank the Native people who are gathered here at Standing Rock to protect the natural world and defend our place in it,” said Jackson Browne.“I’m proud to be standing in support of the courageous and dedicated Water Protectors at Standing Rock. This movement is growing by the day with solidarity actions happening around the country, yet the media isn’t covering it nearly enough. Our hope is that this concert will help bring more awareness and media attention to the issues being raised at Standing Rock, and to put pressure on The Obama Administration to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline until protection of sacred sites is ensured,” said Bonnie Raitt.“We are honored to have these great artists stand with us!” says Ladonna.Those who can travel to North Dakota are invited to Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Prairie Knights Pavilion at 6:30 PM.For more information, and to contribute, please visit www.standingrock.org.last_img read more

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MOCA Toronto names director of programs

first_img Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twittercenter_img With the naming today of November Paynter as the director of programs for Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the unpredictable evolution of the museum’s leadership took another turn. Paynter’s appointment comes seven months after Chantal Pontbriand left MOCA as its first-ever chief executive officer. Pontbriand’s surprising departure had occurred less than eight months after she assumed the newly created position.Paynter joins MOCA from SALT, a Turkish not-for-profit institution based in Istanbul and Ankara. British-born and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, Paynter was the founding associate director of research and programs at SALT from 2011 to 2016.She arrives at her new post in Toronto with the museum in the midst of significant transition. The opening of MOCA’s new home (in rented quarters at Tower Automotive Building, a century-old former factory in the city’s west end) has been delayed from the spring of this year to the fall. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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Tunisia Teachers Suspended After Refusing to Take off Niqab

Rabat – The Tunisian Ministry of Education suspended a teacher and a supervisor for refusing to remove the niqab (face veil showing eyes only) in their primary school, on Friday.Ministry press officer told AFP the teachers were suspended when the women continued to wear the full veil after several warnings to remove it.“The ministry warned several times a teacher in Hammam Lif (south of Tunis) and a supervisor in Jendouba (North West) to remove the niqab when they work, but when they refused, they were suspended,” Mohamed el Haj Ettaeïb said.The  two women may be sacked if they do not comply with Ministry guidelines which include new measure to ban the niqab in schools. In a bid to counter terrorism in the country, Tunisian authorities conduct “enhanced monitoring” of people wearing the garment, since February 2014.“Due to of the appeal suspects [who wear] niqab, to disguise themselves and escape justice.”The polemic Islamic outfit has experienced a rise in popularity since the ousting of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 who notoriously banned all forms of extreme Islamism.Earlier this year, two women wearing the full face veil were arrested in suspicion of spreading ISIS propaganda.In the wake of several incidents like these, Religious affairs minister Othman Battikh told reporters he would have “no problem” with a country-wide ban on the veil.“Religion necessitates covering the body with a respectable outfit but does not require the wearing of the niqab as some believe,” he said in April.Since then, Tunisia has been the victim of several terrorist attacks which include the two attacks claimed by the so-called Islamic State which killed 59 foreign tourists. Many security forces have also been killed by jihadist movements. read more

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Court rules Gota cannot be arrested under Public Properties Act

The FCID was looking to arrest Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the use of public funds for the construction of the D.A.Rajapaksa museum when he was the Secretary of Defence.Gotabaya Rajapaksa had filed a petition in court against the move to arrest him. (Colombo Gazette) The Court of Appeal today ruled that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa cannot be arrested under the Public Properties Act.The Court of Appeal had earlier extended a stay order preventing the arrest of former Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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FEATURE In Western Afghanistan an ancient love of poetry thrives again

Fatema Rahimi, (left), reads her poetry aloud to a group of 30 poets in Herat, Afghanistan. Above her is a portrait of Afghanistan’s most famous poet, Maulana Mohammed Balkhi, also known as “Rumi.” Photo: UNAMA/Fraidoon Poya Yet most of the poetry is subtle if not profound, hinting at notions of spiritualism, and an Afghan sense of the transcendental. “I grew up with poetry,” said Ghulam Haidar Ghudsi, 35, who looks forward to his weekly indulgence at the literary association. “We are tired of war. There are poems for peace, but after all, things happen all around us, even suicide bombers. In my district, up along the Turkmen border, the Taliban are active and it is hard to even move. “I like the Sufist poetry – that of Maulana [Rumi] Jalaladdin Mohammed Balkhi,” he added. “I like his outlook. His poetry – particularly his imagery — speaks to me about peace. I’ve learned that there is a big difference between my moon [romantic aspirations] and where the moon rises, and his imagery makes this clear to me. I can tell you this, though, the school of Maulana promotes peace, not a culture of violence.” In the United States and Europe, Rumi is a highly-appreciated poet and sales of his poetry have skyrocketed in recent years even as many in North America and Europe do not recognize him as an “Afghan poet,” since he rose to fame in Persia and Turkey, after his family left Afghanistan. The Sufi school of thinking that he founded and led still prides itself in creativity, tolerance, and an emphasis on unique spiritual journeys. It is not clear what the growing popularity of poetry will mean for Afghanistan. In many cases, poetry serves as a welcome outlet for frustrated men and women, who often feel cornered by war and tied down by tradition. Still, the interest is growing, and though the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) helps support events at the Herat Literary Association, the price to participate is always minimal, particularly when you compose lines on your phone as many literary club members do. “I’m not a poet myself,” said UNAMA Public Information Officer Fraidoon Poya. “But I like to come and listen. There is a special magic in the room every week. I like to hear the new voices, the young men and women who come looking to be heard for the first time.” The literary association’s Secretary-General, M. Daoud Monir, said he has seen a newfound appreciation of poetry across Western Afghanistan, one that is growing quickly and is often in line with aspirations for peace. “These gathering give the youth a chance to express their views – even, as you see, when they contradict each other. On any given week, you can be sure that the main subject will be war and peace, but there is a lot going on here, including that these sessions give our women a chance to critique the patriarchy.” The UN Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) has a mandate to support the Government of Afghanistan and its citizens in a shared goal of becoming a stable, open and peaceful nation. This feature story highlights one of the many ways the UN and Afghanistan are working together to overcome the many challenges to achieving this goal. Afghanistan has for centuries been a cradle of poetic expression. One of the world’s best-known poets, Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi, or “Rumi,” was born here over 800 years ago. His lines of poetry, in ancient Dari, speak to the thoughts of many Afghans, as do the lines of other great Persian, Pashtun and Arab writers. Much of Afghanistan’s newfound love of poetic expression – which has taken hold in Kabul and Kandahar as well – is coming from young Afghans seeking new ways to interact and express themselves. What is extraordinary about the graceful expressions this afternoon at the Herat Literary Association, however, is the newfound enthusiasm combined with the clicks of cell phone technology – which together suggest a cultural revival amid the uncertainty of war. Much of Afghanistan’s newfound love of poetic expression – which has taken hold in Kabul and Kandahar as well – is coming from young Afghans seeking new ways to interact and express themselves. “Our words are – in their way – a defense against war,” said Fatema Rahimi, 23. “Poetry is important to me because it can describe aspects of the conflict.” Weekly in Herat, poets meet to share their latest works. Some bring freshly printed booklets marked by ornate calligraphy but others read directly from lines composed on their phones. Invariably, as new poems are read out around the table mixed with men and women, a round of applause will go up as the poem ends. This is, however, the moment that the sometimes-dreaded critique begins, often initiated by rows of sharp-dressed young ladies, who are quick to remark on what they think is imprecise imagery or inappropriate language. The poetry is as often about love as it is about conflict, and an observer quickly notices that there is a curious interplay between the young men and women in the room. When an excited young man reads a poem about a tiger, representing a man, chasing a lovely gazelle draped in a veil, several women chirp up to insist that the veil seems out of place. When another man talks about an unattractive bride, who runs from her groom, stumbles and falls, only to be laughed at by a wedding party, the women are incensed. “You shouldn’t joke about the plight of women!” one pregnant mother snaps. “I’m not critiquing your language, only your subject matter.” When another first-time participant reads from a pamphlet of poems printed inside a glossy yellow cover, the women nod in appreciation and give him kind advice. One says, “It was beautiful but I didn’t find enough meaning in it,” adding, “You need to play more with the language, don’t be so direct, and a study of the classics will help you.” read more

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Big buses drive big growth in August

UK bus and coach market increases 97.9% in August with 469 units registered.Growth driven by surge in demand for double-deck and converted buses, up a staggering 437.5% and 100% respectively.Year-to-date figures still strong with overall registrations reaching 5,796 – a 19.9% increase on 2014.“The bus and coach market enjoyed amazing year-on-year growth in August, with new registrations almost doubling to 469 units,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The significant growth in the bus segment, with big purpose-built single-deckers and double-deck vehicles posting significant increases, is encouraging and contrasts with the depressed August of 2014. However, ongoing uncertainty pending the government’s spending review and the outcome of the Buses Bill means that continued growth is far from assured.” Click through to download the full August 2015 bus and coach news release and data table. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Womens Hockey Ohio State rallies for win against St Cloud State

Ohio State freshman forward Emma Maltais (17) heads back out on the ice to start the second period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe No. 4 Ohio State women’s hockey team (8-3, 4-1 WCHA) sent Buckeye fans home happy with the exciting come-from-behind win over the St. Cloud State Huskies (4-7, 2-5 WCHA).Senior forward Madison Field was the playmaker for the Buckeyes on Friday, scoring two goals and giving the Buckeyes the 3-2 win after being down for more than half the game. “Madison’s strong, her area of the ice is right there in that red zone, and that’s the majority of her goal scoring area,” said Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall. “That’s where we want her and that’s where we want her to have the puck. She just bears down and out-muscles people and buries it.” In the first period, the game was dominated by Ohio State throughout the first 10 minutes. The Buckeyes led the first period in shots on goal 18-6, and they were controlling the puck for the vast majority of playing time. However, momentum quickly turned in favor of the Huskies when senior forward Julia Tylke snuck one past Ohio State freshman goaltender Andrea Braendli in the first period to give St. Cloud State a 1-0 lead, assisted by sophomore defenseman Taylor Wemple and junior forward Kayla Friesen.“The first goal was our deep inch, and that was OK because we had a recovery from an offensive player,” Muzerall said. “We had a bad habit of swinging on two hands, she did a nice toe drag, and we had to be more disciplined with one hand on our stick. She faked the shot so Andrea went down and wasn’t able to her post in time as the girl wrapped it. Defensively, we should’ve cut her off and not even allowed her to come across.”Riding high off that goal, the Huskies won the next face off and immediately converted it into a second goal off a shot by freshman forward Jenniina Nylund to give them a 2-0 lead. “We lost a battle on the wall and we never should have exposed the middle there,” Muzerall said. “We got to stay in position defensively. They came in on a two on one and we should have had a better gap with our staggered defense in the defensive zone. It was a nice shot though, and Andrea has to do a better job of angling that puck.”The Buckeyes continued their aggressive attack in the second period and missed on several key opportunities. But just over halfway through the second period, it was sophomore forward Emma Maltais putting Ohio State on the board with her fifth goal of the season. “You’re not one of the best players in the WCHA and win player of the month for not being able to score those goals,” Muzerall said. “Sometimes the pressure comes with that, but that is what you need from your big dog and she got us on the board. That was a huge momentum shift for us because it finally just broke that ice of if we were going to score.”With time winding down in the second period at 18:42 into the second period, Field came through with her first goal of the night to tie the game up at two. Maltais and freshman defenseman Madison Bizal came away with assists on the play. Continuing its comeback, Ohio State took the lead for the first time of the night in the third period when Field scored her second goal of the game,her fifth goal on the season, as freshman forward Sara Saekkinen and sophomore forward Liz Scheppers recorded assists on the goal. “It’s always great to get those goals for the team,” Field said. “I think that it was a great team effort leading up to those goals. We had 45 shots on net, so it was just great to bury them. We always don’t want to self-doubt when we’re down in those games we just try and keep pushing.”The Huskies went on the offensive and removed their goalie for an extra attacker with two and a half minutes left to go in the game to try and force overtime, but the Ohio State defense and Braendli held strong to give Ohio State the win. Ohio State will go for the sweep of St. Cloud State in the second game of the weekend series on Saturday, Nov 2 at 3 p.m. read more

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ADRIATIC World Young Female playmaker 20152016

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Maladies cardiovasculaires les femmes aussi touchées que les hommes

first_imgMaladies cardiovasculaires : les femmes aussi touchées que les hommesFrance – Les maladies cardiovasculaires seraient la première cause de mortalité chez les femmes. Pourtant, le phénomène est méconnu et beaucoup de patientes qui se croient en bonne santé seraient en réalité sujettes à ce type de pathologies.Dans les pays industrialisés, les pathologies cardiovasculaires sont la première cause de mortalité. Ces dix dernières années, les décès entraînés par ces maladies sont de plus en plus nombreux. Des femmes de plus en plus jeunes seraient également impliquées avec un taux de mortalité de 10% chez les 25-44 ans.Les femmes étaient auparavant moins sujettes à ce type de maladies, “protégées” par les hormones (œstrogènes). Depuis plusieurs années, en adoptant des comportements plus classiquement masculins comme le tabagisme, la consommation d’alcool ou une alimentation déséquilibrée, les femmes sont devenues tout aussi susceptibles que les hommes de développer des maladies cardiovasculaires.”Ainsi, aujourd’hui, plus de 80% des femmes d’âge mûr présentent au moins un facteur de risque cardiovasculaire”, explique le docteur Marianne Zeller, de l’Observatoire des infarctus de Côte-d’Or. Cependant, les femmes s’inquiètent moins de ce type de pathologies que les hommes, pour qui les campagnes de prévention ont porté leurs fruits. Des médecins militent donc pour augmenter la surveillance des patientes afin qu’un dépistage précoce puisse être effectué. A noter que les symptômes féminins sont plus atypiques que ceux des hommes avec de la fatigue, des nausées ou plus classiquement des symptômes respiratoires.À lire aussiCoeur, embryon et panneau solaire, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 aoûtSouhaitant réduire les inégalités hommes/femmes de prise en charge des maladies cardiovasculaires, la Fondation recherche cardiovasculaire – Institut de France lance un appel aux dons pour financer le premier programme de recherche sur le risque cardiovasculaire des femmes.”Le tabagisme, la contraception orale et notamment leur association après 35 ans, le traitement hormonale substitutif, le stress engendré par le cumul des responsabilités professionnelles et familiales (…) fragilisent le cœur des femmes et ce de plus en plus tôt. Les statistiques sont connues, et pourtant, personne ne réagit ! Aucune action n’a été menée pour sensibiliser les femmes à ce risque inadmissible alors que des milliards ont été investis pour protéger le cœur des hommes” indique Danièle Hermann, présidente de la fondation.Le 30 septembre 2010 à 10:19 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Man who drowned Sunday was Battle Ground police officer

first_imgThe man who drowned Sunday afternoon in the Columbia River has been identified as Battle Ground police Officer Michael M. Molzahn, 41, of Battle Ground.“He was really liked in the community. A terrific motor officer,” Chief Robert Richardson said this afternoon. “Everybody in Battle Ground knew Mike.”Authorities said Molzahn jumped from a boat in the Columbia River off Government Island and struggled against the current and the cold. Those in the boat could not reach him, a person on a personal watercraft reached him later and took him to the island. A Portland fireboat then took Molzahn to Vancouver’s Steamboat Landing, where efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m.He was hired by the Battle Ground Police Department in March 2000 after serving for at least two years as a reserve office, said Lt. Roy Butler.He was a detective for four years and had served four years as a motor officer on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.He had prior law enforcement experience in California, Butler said.“He always rode the bike, even when it rained,” the chief said.He leaves a wife, an 18-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter.The family suggests that people who wish to do so can contribute to the North County Food Bank in memory of the officer.An autopsy by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled for today.Services are pending.last_img read more

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Sandow Finds Investor CEO for Fashion Retail Brand

first_imgLuxe magazine publisher, Sandow, is expanding its fashion and lifestyle retail business, Fred Segal, the company announced Tuesday.Terms weren’t disclosed, but Sandow is partnering with Evolution Media Partners, global investment firm, TPG, and entertainment company, Participant Media, in the deal and has named Paul Blum CEO of Fred Segal.”The convergence of fashion, technology and media has created a great opportunity to leverage Fred Segal’s Southern California celebrity heritage,” Blum says in a statement. “I’m very excited to partner with Sandow and our new investors Evolution Media Partners, to build a new and engaging customer experience in the luxury sector.” WWD (via Hollywood Reporter) says that, under Blum, the company has plans to launch 10 “lifestyle centers” worldwide in the next five to seven years.It’s the second major move for the division under Sandow, which purchased the brand in May 2012 for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based business signed a distribution deal in Japan later that year.last_img read more

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Wilmington Boosters To Hold Rock N Roll Bingo Fundraiser On October 13

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Boosters Association is holding a Rock-N-Roll Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, from 7pm to 11pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus (112 Middlesex Avenue).Rock-N-Roll Bingo is a fun game where a DJ plays live music and participants must identify the artists to cover the corresponding squares on their card.  The bingo will be run by Wilmington’s own Dave Glinner.Tickets cost $20.  Doors open at 7pm. Bingo begins promptly at 8pm. There will be at least 4 rounds of bingo with prizes for each round’s winners. All winners will get a chance at the Grand Prize. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and dinner. Email wilmingtonboosters[at]gmail.com to reserve your spot.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… RelatedWilmington Youth Lacrosse Announces ‘Rock & Roll Bingo’ Fundraiser On March 24In “Community”Wilmington Travel Basketball To Hold Rock-N-Roll Bingo Fundraiser On November 16In “Community”Wilmington Strings To Hold Rock ‘N Roll Bingo Fundraiser On March 8In “Community”last_img read more

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Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of January 20 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of January 20, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, January 21CLOSEDTuesday, January 22Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Appleslices with ToppingWednesday, January 23Meatballs on a Wholewheat Sub Roll; Reduced Fat Cape Cod Chips; Green Beans; Fresh FruitThursday, January 24Rotisserie Chicken or Breaded Chicken; Wholegrain Biscuit; Whipped Potatoes; Mixed Veggie; Cranberry SauceFriday, January 25EARLY RELEASELunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, January 21CLOSEDTuesday, January 22Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Appleslices with ToppingWednesday, January 23Mini Pancakes with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; PeachesThursday, January 24Asian Chicken Fresh Stir Fry; Brown Rice; Pineapple; Fortune CookieFriday, January 25EARLY RELEASELunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, January 21CLOSEDTuesday, January 22Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Appleslices with ToppingWednesday, January 23Mini Pancakes with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; PeachesThursday, January 24Asian Chicken Fresh Stir Fry; Brown Rice; PineappleFriday, January 25EARLY RELEASELunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau’s Airgoz Aerial Photography.)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… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

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4 gold bars recovered from Dhaka airport toilet

first_imgCustoms officials recovered four gold bars weighing four kilograms from a toilet of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Monday, reports UNB.Othello Chowdhury, deputy commissioner (preventive team) of Dhaka Customs House, said that on secret information, a team of customs raided the toilet of 8 No. boarding bridge of the airport around 1:00am and recovered the gold bars from a bin.last_img

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Galveston Police Identified Little Jacob Mother And Her Girlfriend Arrested

first_img#Breaking #Justice4Jayden we have identified #LittleJacob as Jayden Alexander Lopez 4 years old at the time of death. 2 arrest made for Tampering with of Fabricating Physical Evidence @galvestonpd @CityofGalveston pic.twitter.com/LHUWt0dAz6— Vernon Hale♦ (@ChiefHaleGPD) June 20, 2018 UPDATE: @galvestonpd release mugs of 2 suspects accused of dumping 4 y/o Jayden Alexander Lopez a.k.a. “Little Jacob” on the beach last Oct. His mom, 34 Rebecca Rivera (left) and her girlfriend 31, Dania Gomez have been charged w/ tampering/fabricating physical evidence. #khou11 pic.twitter.com/vsuIy9RZju— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) June 20, 2018 Share “No one reported Jayden as missing. No one was looking for Jayden. We had to become his advocate,” said FBI SSRA Bryan Gaines #JusticeforJayden pic.twitter.com/q2cmu7IJqq— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) June 20, 2018center_img Galveston Police have identified the body of a child found washed ashore in South Texas last year, and accused his mother and her girlfriend of dumping his body.Galveston police on Wednesday identified the body as 4-year-old Jayden Alexander Lopez. His body was found eight months ago, and authorities named the child “Little Jacob.”Police also announced his mother, Rebecca Rivera, and her girlfriend Dania Amezquita-Gomez have been arrested. Police say both are charged with fabricating or tampering with physical evidence. Investigators say they’re trying to determine whether the mother was connected to her son’s death.Investigators made the unusual move of releasing a photo of the face of the dead boy earlier this year, hoping it would generate new leads about his identity. The department had previously released a sketch of the child with a phone number to call with tips.Police on Wednesday said tips led to a possible name for the boy and a DNA comparison led to the positive identification.Bryan Gaines, a supervisory senior resident agent with the FBI, called the crime “appalling” at a press conference Wednesday announcing the arrests.“No one reported Jayden as missing. No one was looking for Jayden. Jayden had no advocate other than us,” he said. “Someone took a beautiful, innocent child and discarded him in the ocean as if he was a piece of trash.” #BREAKING: @galvestonpd identify toddler whose body washed up on a #Galveston beach last Oct. – this is 4 y/o Jayden Alexander Lopez. His mom and girlfriend have been arrested, accused of dumping his body on the beach. #khou11 pic.twitter.com/qm3slSWWSB— Michelle Choi (@MichelleKHOU) June 20, 2018last_img read more

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NAACP Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

first_img(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has released the following statement regarding the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO:“Today as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we must draw upon the example and the strength of those that sacrificed blood, sweat, tears, and in some cases their lives for the right to vote, as we work to restore a badly broken law that denies the most basic of civil rights to so many of our people.  Once the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law, communities of color registered to vote and turned out in historic numbers at the polls. African Americans were elected to offices across the country. Since then, and most recently with the Shelby County v. Holder decision, the VRA has come under attack by those who wish to suppress our vote and to suppress our power.  Opponents argue that 50 years later, the protections granted by Section 5 of the VRA are no longer needed. But we must fight as hard today as those before us fought 50 years ago to guarantee unfettered access to the ballot box.  The stakes are too high to be complacent. We are encouraged by the Federal Appeals Court’s ruling that a strict voter identification law in Texas discriminated against blacks and Hispanics  and was a violation  of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and we are challenging in the courts  and awaiting a decision on a North Carolina law that requires a photo ID for all residents to vote, eliminates early voting days, ends same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting, and stops the preregistration of 16- and 17-year-olds in the state.  We face the 2016 election without the protection of major provisions of the Voting Rights Act.  At this very moment, the NAACP and a coalition of social justice warriors of every age, hue and faith are in the midst an 860 mile march called America’s Journey for Justice. We are carrying the baton for justice as we march boldly and hold rallies through Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia until we reach Washington, D.C. Our message is clear: Our votes matter. We were pleased to hear President Obama publicly and vociferously endorse our efforts.  He understands that we must mobilize the masses and put boots on the ground to put laws that protect voting rights once and for all on the books.”last_img read more

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Semiconductor shish kabob nanostructures combine properties from different dimensions

first_img The scientists, Chun Li, et al., at North Carolina University in Raleigh, North Carolina; and Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, have published a paper on the nanosheet-nanowire heterostructures in a recent issue of Nano Letters.So far, most research on growing nanoscale heterostructures has focused on combining materials that have the same dimensions. Studies that involve combining materials with different dimensions have remained limited because it is much more difficult to integrate these materials into a single structure due to their different growth mechanisms. However, as the researchers here explain, integrating materials with different dimensions is attractive because it can combine the advantages of both materials while mitigating the disadvantages. As a result, such heterostructures may enable novel functions that cannot be obtained from each of the components separately. (Phys.org) —By growing 2D nanosheets along the surface of a 1D nanowire, scientists have synthesized a new 3D nanoscale heterostructure that they call—for appropriate reasons—”shish kabobs.” Due to the integration of the two dimensionalities, the new structures could have a wide variety of applications, such as for solar energy conversion, energy storage, and photonics. Copyright 2013 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Phys.org. Explore further SEM images of nanosheet-nanowire heterostructures. The researchers found that air exposure facilitates the nucleation of nanosheets by modifying the surface of the nanowire. Credit: Chun Li, et al. ©2013 American Chemical Society Researchers create semiconductor ‘nano-shish-kebabs’ with potential for 3-D technologies 2D nanosheets grown on a 1D nanowire can combine the advantages of both dimensionalities and may enable novel functions that cannot be obtained from each of the components separately. Credit: Chun Li, et al. ©2013 American Chemical Societycenter_img Citation: Semiconductor ‘shish kabob’ nanostructures combine properties from different dimensions (2013, March 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-03-semiconductor-shish-kabob-nanostructures-combine.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Nano Letters More information: Chun Li, et al. “Epitaxial Nanosheet-Nanowire Heterostructures.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl303876a To synthesize the new nanosheet-nanowire structures in this study, the researchers used a two-step approach, first growing the nanowires and then growing the nanosheets at certain sites on the nanowires. They used germanium sulfide as the material for both components, but predict that the same approach will apply to other similar materials. In order to yield nanowire-nanosheet heterostructures, the researchers exposed the grown nanowires to air for a few minutes to a few days prior to the nanosheet growth step. The air exposure likely causes mild oxidation on the surface of the nanowires, which changes its surface properties. The researchers think that these surface imperfections may facilitate the nucleation of the nanosheets better than a perfect surface can.After the nanowires were exposed to air, the researchers could successfully grow nanosheets on the nanowire surface along the radial direction, so that they were arranged like pieces of chicken and peppers on a skewer. Besides their appeal due to this unusual architecture, the nanowire-nanosheet heterostructures also have an appealing combination of characteristics, notably a large surface area due to the 2D nanosheets and efficient charge transport due to the 1D nanowire. For these reasons, the new nanostructures could have applications in photovoltaics, supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, 3D optoelectronics, and chemical sensing.last_img read more

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YouTube modifies player size on desktop reception is mixed

first_imgYouTube modifies player size on desktop; reception is mixed by Martin Brinkmann on July 30, 2018 in Internet – 26 commentsIf you have been to YouTube in the past couple of hours  using a desktop computer you may have noticed that the player size and interface looked different to before. Google has done away with black bars and uses an algorithm to determine the best player size for users who visit the site to play videos.Google Community Manager Marissa published the news on the official YouTube Help ForumShe writes:We launched an update to the YouTube video player on desktop – the player now automatically adapts to provide the best viewing experience based on the video’s size (aspect ratio) and your computer’s screen/browser size.Basically, what YouTube does right now is take the aspect ratio of the video, e.g 16:9 and the size of the browser window into account to create the video player interface.One of the effects is that there are not any black bars anymore when you watch vertical videos on the site; this is true especially for vertical videos and 4:3 videos. Other video formats may have had their player size changed as well. Videos of the format 16:9 for example use a larger player interface in the updated version.Note that I ran a quick test in a couple of browsers and not all had the new experience. Google’s own browser Chrome and Mozilla Firefox used the new format while Microsoft Edge did not at the time of writing.One thing that users may notice is that they can’t change between normal and wide video player sizes anymore. The option to enable the wider video site appears to have been removed; it is still available in Microsoft Edge but no longer an option in browsers that show the new player interface already.Take a look at the two following screenshots of the same video. The first shows the new playback interface of YouTube in Mozilla Firefox, the second the old interface in Microsoft Edge.User feedback on the official support forum is mostly critical of the change. YouTube users state that videos do get cut off, that it is not possible anymore to play fullscreen videos, that the default resolution is set to a low resolution automatically, that nothing but the player interface is shown, that low quality videos, e.g. 240p videos are blown up, and that videos get cut if they are not in one of the default player resolutions.Browser extensions like Iridium may provide options to change the playback interface.One option to overcome the limitation is to watch YouTube on the desktop without using a browser.Now You: What is your take on the new viewing experience on YouTube?Related articlesGoogle making YouTube slower for non-Chromium browsers? SummaryArticle NamevYouTube modifies player size on desktop; reception is mixedDescriptionIf you have been to YouTube in the past couple of hours  using a desktop computer you may have noticed that the player size looked different to before.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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