November 16

Panga director pens sweet note for Neena Gupta on her last day of shoot: We are friends for life

first_imgAs actor Neena Gupta on Wednesday wrapped up shooting for her part in upcoming sports film Panga, director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari couldn’t have a message sweeter than this for her!”Today was Neena Mam’s last day on Panga. All I can say is we go beyond the actor-director relationship,” Ashwiny wrote on Instagram.Detailing her relationship with the veteran actor, the director expressed that the two are ‘friends for life’ and went on saying, “We are friends for life who chat about everything under the sun. There were times when we had serious overwhelming talk too that went into smiles of transparent innermost thoughts.””That’s how we understood each other,” she added.After singing praises of Neena, Ashwiny summed up her post by thanking her and wrote, “In silence. In the expression of oneness. Thank-you so much for your precious time and role and making Panga a part of you. I am great full for life and our story of friendship will only continue.”advertisementShe also shared a selfie with the actor in her post.While Ashwiny showered all her love on Neena, the latter also reciprocated the love in comments as she wrote, “Love you.” Swara Bhaskar also complimented Neena in the comments by writing, “Ma’am is the BEST! Nuff said!!” The last schedule of the film shooting began somewhere earlier in June as the director herself revealed through a post.Richa Chaddha who will also be seen in a significant role in the movie wrapped up shooting in June after which Ashwiny thanked her for ‘bringing out the best of her’.The upcoming sports-drama will feature Kangana as a Kabaddi player. Apart from her and Richa, the film will also feature Punjabi singer Jassie Gill, and Neena Gupta in the pivotal roles. Panga is scheduled to release next year on January 24.Kangana is also awaiting the release of her upcoming film Judgemental Hai Kya where she will be seen sharing the screen with Rajkummar Rao.ALSO READ | Kangana Ranaut pens emotional note to Panga director Ashwiny Tiwari. See picALSO READ | Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari on directing Kangana Ranaut’s Panga: Kabaddi to leg-breaking, I am enjoying everythingALSO WATCH | Kangana Ranaut on being called witch, whore and psychopathlast_img read more

October 24

Liquor is Quicker at NYLO’s Willy Wonka-Themed Cocktail Factory

first_imgPrevious 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee How many people out there wished, when they were kids, that they were the one finding the Golden Ticket while reading Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (or watching one of the film adaptations)?Most of us here at The Manual did. How could you not? Everything was edible. You literally couldn’t go wrong. You could try the plants or the chocolate river or … or … or …It didn’t matter. That, to us, was heaven. Unfortunately, it also wasn’t real. It wasn’t real, that is, until now.Thanks to Cody Goldstein of Muddling Memories and the team at the New York City hotel NYLO, you can now experience all of the joys that Charlie Bucket and crew got to experience on their trip to the candy factory and boy, are those joys damn tasty.Held in the LOCL Bar at NYLO Hotel, the Willy Wonka-themed Cocktail Factory is a pop-up bar designed to tap into your finest childhood memories (and get you buzzed at the same time).Snozzberries Taste Like SnozzberriesEach drink at the bar is designed to resemble something from the books, ranging from drinks like “The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries” (gin, Jägermeister, lemon, cinnamon foam, and snozberries, of course) to the “Factory’s Special Chocolate Blend” (hot cocoa, cinnamon, fluff, mint, and bourbon or vodka) to the Pièce De Résistance, “Goodie Goodie Gumballs,” which is made with tequila, St-Germain, bitter lemon, and white cranberry and is served in a freaking gumball machine. Eager drinkers will get their candy, nostalgia, and booze fixes all at the same time.While these cocktails may seem hard to conceive of without having them in front of you, the process for creating them, Goldstein says, hinged on the idea of guest experience (and his love of the Willy Wonka books, of course).“[When designing the cocktails,] I try to think about what I want the experience to be for the guest. What I mean by that is will the drink evoke some kind of emotion (happiness, excitement, curiosity, surprise, etc.) and then I try to figure out how can I create that type of experience,” he says. “Once I have perfected how the drink will be presented (what will be the glassware, type of garnish, what will be the color, how is it poured, etc.) I then decide what will be inside the vessel and how will it represent the concept of the drink.”Take the “Goodie Goodie Gumballs,” for example. The most insta-worthy drink on the menu comes from Goldstein’s passion for finding wacky vessels to serve drinks in.Goodie Goodie Gumballs“The theme of Willy Wonka really got me thinking outside of the box and allowed me the freedom to suspend peoples’ disbelief, much like in the movie. The vessel itself took months and months to perfect as you can imagine putting liquid inside of an actual gumball machine is defining physics. I was very fortunate to have sourced some of the last remaining gumball machine vessels that existed with a glass bottom,” he says.So far, while the “Goodie Goodie Gumballs” was predicted to be the hands-down favorite, Goldstein says another drink, “That’s the Ticket” (vodka, hibiscus, apple, pop rocks, and edible gold) has been the sleeper hit.“The drinks concept was to create something that was shiny and gold to resemble the famous Golden Ticket from the movie,” Goldstein says. “I underestimated peoples love of all things glitter and Pop Rocks.”If you’re going to a cocktail bar for more than just cocktails, the Cocktail Factory has got you covered there, too. Candy is strung around the bar to match the theme, the hotel’s library doubles as a candy shop throughout the pop-up and if you are looking for something to take you a little higher, the Champagne Bubble Room (an off-shoot of the main bar) will offer Fizzy Lifting drinks.That’s the TicketWilly Wonka said it best, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker,” so what are you waiting for? (If the sheer thought of living out the highlights of your childhood isn’t enough, $1 from every cocktail will be donated to Save the Children.)The pop-up experience opened on December 1 and will last through January 31, so if you find yourself in New York City, you best make plans to find your way to the Cocktail Factory.If you can’t, maybe you could re-watch Charlie & The Chocolate Factory instead: Goodie Goodie Gumballs Should Bars Be Kid and Dog-Friendly? We Asked the Experts That’s the Ticket 1 of 7 Goodie Goodie Gumballscenter_img Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara Become a Tiki Garnish Master With These 6 Expert Tips Editors’ Recommendations Next Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale last_img read more

October 22

Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-752-4168 Fax: 902-755-7188 Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 Fax: 902-893-8175 PICTOU COUNTY: Bridge Repairs Scheduled The Trenton connector will be closed from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for repairs to the Trenton East River Bridge. A detour route will be marked but delays are expected. Drivers should take an alternate route. The George Street Bridge in New Glasgow will have one lane closed from Wednesday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 11, for sidewalk repairs. One lane will still be available in each direction, but delays are possible. Drivers should travel with extra care in the construction zone. -30-last_img read more

October 20

Delhi govt offers to help Bihar tackle AES

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi government announced on Wednesday that it is keen on lending a helping hand to the Bihar government to deal with the crisis in whichever form required. “The entire country is distraught and concerned by the visuals being played by the media. The images of children crying and suffering in Bihar’s hospitals have been heartbreaking for all of us. In this time of difficulty, on behalf of the Delhi government, I want to offer any help needed by the Bihar government in tackling this crisis. Delhi can offer help in the form of medical teams, paramedics, ambulances — and anything else that may be required,” said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkOver 100 children have lost their life in Bihar after consuming toxic lychee fruit. According to several reports, the fruit was found to be infested with virus and the patients showed symptoms similar to that of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a deadly brain disease. Meanwhile, the Delhi government held a fresh attack on BJP-led Centre over the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia termed the Ayushman Bharat scheme as a white elephant. He said that the scheme has failed the people of the country and is not practical as what is required is to strengthen our healthcare infrastructure and access for all to healthcare. He said that this scheme is more about paying the insurance companies, than taking care of the health of the people. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe Bharatiya Janata Party and their Central government ministers have been advertising the Ayushman Bharat scheme lately. Unfortunately, this crisis has proven that the scheme is a white elephant. The scheme does not provide healthcare coverage to most ordinary citizens since the eligibility requirements mandate that persons who own telephones, 2-wheelers or fridges are not covered under the scheme. Moreover, the scheme does not provide coverage for primary healthcare and Out-Patient treatment,” said the Deputy CM. He added that a strong network of healthcare infrastructure, not insurance schemes like Ayushman Bharat. Instead of enriching insurance companies, the government should have focused on building Mohalla Clinics, Poly Clinics, adding capacity to existing hospitals and building more hospitals. “Delhi has provided a model to the country by setting up Mohalla clinics, Polyclinics, and hospitals. More beds, more ICUs, more modern machinery is the need of the hour. That is the solution for today’s healthcare problem,” he said. Health Minister Satyendra Jain raised the question of why children suffering from AES in Bihar are not being treated at private hospitals under Ayushman Bharat scheme. He said, “Most of the children suffering [from AES] would have qualified under the eligibility requirements of Ayushman Bharat. Yet we find that all children are being treated at the government hospitals. What has happened to scheme in this case?”last_img read more

October 20

Fire at two factories in Noida Special Economy Zone

first_imgNoida: A massive fire broke out at a private factory which spread to a nearby factory in Noida Special Economy Zone (NSEZ) on Monday afternoon. Officials said that no casualties were reported in the fire, however, heavy damage to the property has been caused to both the factories. As per officials, the fire broke out around 3 pm at a plastic product-manufacturing company which spread to nearby factories. Huge plumes of dense smoke were seen billowing out of a factory building in the commercial area. Nearly two dozen fire fighters performed the rescue operation till late evening. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsArun Kumar Singh, Chief Fire Safety Officer, Noida said that both the companies that were engulfed in fire had a lot of plastic material which compounded the fire. “As we received the information, we rushed to the spot and around 20 fire fighters performed the rescue operation. It had come to light that both the factories had a lot of plastic manufacturing material and chemicals which made fire spread rapidly,” said Singh. Police officials said that the two factories that were affected in the fire were RBF Latex limited at plot number 24 in NSEZ and Plastic processors and export private limited at plot number 24 A.last_img read more

October 7

BC First Nation buys 5 per cent stake in 25 billion cleanenergy

The Canadian Press VICTORIA — An Indigenous nation in northwest British Columbia has bought a stake in clean energy operations worth more than $2.5 billion dollars.The Tahltan Nation says it purchased five per cent of three run-of-river hydro-electric projects located in its traditional territories, which include the communities of Iskut, Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek.Tahltan Central Government President Chad Day says the deal is a historic economic achievement for the nation as it will generate revenue and provide clean energy for generations.The Tahltan purchased its portion of Northwest British Columbia Hydro Electric Facilities for more than $124 million from Axium Infrastructure Canada and Manulife Financial Corporation.The power-generating facilities include run-of-the-river projects, Forrest Kerr, McLymont Creek and Volcano Creek, which produce electricity sold to BC Hydro, the province’s Crown-owned energy utility.The Tahltan Nation says in a statement its territory is home to three of B.C.’s 19 operating mines and represents about 25 per cent of current mining exploration activities. read more

October 6

Iraq donor funding woefully short to counter massive displacements UN agency warns

“We fear hundreds of thousands more Iraqis who have waited to see an improvement in the situation are now teetering on the brink of displacement,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva, noting that there are at least at least 1.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).There are up to 1.8 million Iraqis in neighbouring states and while many fled before the 2003 United States-led invasion an increasing number are fleeing now, he said. “We had initially prepared for in 2002-03,” he added, reporting on a briefing UNHCR gave donor governments in Geneva yesterday. “Yet we’re sorely lacking in funds to cope with the growing numbers of displaced and increasingly desperate Iraqis needing help both within and outside their country.”As part of its preparations for a possible exodus of up to 600,000 refugees in 2002-03, UNHCR had originally set a budget of $154 million. “Today, we are faced with hundreds of thousands more displaced than we had planned for then, but have a $29 million budget that is only about 60 per cent funded,” Mr. Redmond said.“In fact, we have already had to suspend a number of crucial activities – to the extent that some of our staff in the region are volunteering to forego their salaries for the next two months just to keep some of these projects going.”While the international community has provided billions of dollars in funding for recovery and development programmes, many of which have not been implemented because of security concerns, humanitarian programmes inside Iraq and in neighbouring states remain neglected. “We’re now calling for a renewed focus on the humanitarian crisis in the region,” Mr. Redmond declared.“The enormous scale of the needs, the ongoing violence and the difficulties in reaching the displaced make it a problem that is practically beyond the capacity of humanitarian agencies, including UNHCR,” he added, reiterating a warning he delivered last month. “And the longer it goes on, the more difficult it gets as both the internally displaced and their host communities in Iraq run out of resources,” he said, noting that some 425,000 Iraqis are estimated to have fled their homes for other areas inside Iraq this year alone, with internal displacement now running at a rate of some 50,000 a month. read more

October 6

UNICEF appoints South African artist Zola as regional Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced the appointment of the prominent South African singer and actor Zola as the agency’s Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa. “Being named an ambassador is like a calling. You can’t refer to this as a job. UNICEF’s work in Africa has influenced me,” said Zola.“It is my responsibility to speak out loud and to make noise on behalf of children. I grew up in a ghetto and I understand what it means to struggle. Now, as long as I live, I am going to fight social injustice wherever it happens,” he pledged.UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rima Salah said the appointment was made in recognition of Zola’s dynamic efforts and personal commitment in highlighting the difficult challenges facing the youth in Africa today.“Zola has used his creative talents to draw the public’s attention to the terrible impact of HIV/AIDS, female genital mutilation, and poverty on young people on this continent,” said Ms. Salah at a side session during the Fifth African Development Forum in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.She said the artist’s “personal story in overcoming poverty in Soweto to become one of Africa’s budding young superstars gives hope to millions of youth in Africa who are in a similar situation.”The 29-year-old Zola’s lyrics reflect the world in which he grew up – one of hunger, abuse, and gun violence. His signature role came in the Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi, where he starred as the smooth-talking leader of a carjacking syndicate. Zola also hosts his own television show, Zola 7, which, with a weekly audience of 5 million viewers, is one of the most watched programmes in South Africa. In becoming a UNICEF ambassador, Zola joins a list of well-known and highly regarded personalities from sports, music, and performing arts who are supporting the Fund’s work. read more

September 28

Womens Basketball Kelsey Mitchell sets career 3point record in Ohio State win

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team (6-1) cruised to a 104-62 victory against Florida Gulf Coast (6-1) behind senior guard Kelsey Mitchell’s 34-point performance in the second round of the Play4Kay Showcase on Thursday in Las Vegas.On her fourth triple of the game, she passed Connecticut’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to become the Division I all-time leader in career 3-pointers made. She went 11-for-15 from the field and hit 7-of-11 3-pointers. Ohio State had no issue scoring and jumped out to an early 32-9 lead after the opening quarter. It made 58 percent of its shots and Florida Gulf Coast converted just 35 percent of its shot attempts.That discrepancy extended beyond the 3-point line. The Buckeyes hit 14-of-24 shots from beyond the arc. The Eagles also made 14 3s, but attempted 42 triples.The Buckeyes dominated the glass for the second game in a row, though no player had more than six boards. Ohio State held a 47-29 rebounding advantage and scored 42 points in the paint, while the Eagles had just 16 points in the paint. Ohio State forward Stephanie Mavunga added 14 points, and guards Linnae Harper and Asia Doss dropped 17 and 10 points, respectively. Doss led the game and set a career-high with eight assists and zero turnovers.Forward Rosemarie Julien and guard Taylor Gradinjan each scored a team-leading 15 points for Florida Gulf Coast.The Buckeyes will take on the winner of Stanford and Belmont in the finals of the tournament at 11 p.m. Saturday night. In the first round on Thursday, Ohio State beat Memphis 100-69. read more

September 17

Bret Downgraded to Tropical Wave and Tropical Storm Cindy


September 17

UCSD research team receives 9M in grants for diabetes research

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – UC San Diego announced today it received roughly $9 million in grants for a pair of research projects that will attempt to identify the cellular actions that lead to the development of Type 1 diabetes.The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, awarded grants of $3.8 million and $5.1 million to the projects that will study pancreatic beta cells, whichproduce insulin and lead to the development of diabetes when damaged.A research team led by Dr. Maike Sander and Kyle Gaulton, two professors in the UCSD School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, will use the $3.8 million grant to analyze the genes associated with elevated geneticrisk for type 1 diabetes and beta cell functions by using a “reference map” of pancreatic cells.The research team will then use CRISPR gene editing to determine which genes lead to cell survival or death and test that information on a pancreatic organoid, which is being developed with the $5.1 million grant fromstem cells from people with type 1 diabetes.“We are using technology that, for the first time, allows us to create human conditions that mimic type 1 diabetes in a culture dish in order to understand the mechanism or genes by which beta cells are killed,” Sander said.“Our hope is that we can generate the information we need to eventually make beta cells survive in people living with type 1 diabetes.”According to the research team, people with type 1 diabetes may still have beta cells remaining, just reduced in numbers. Identifying ways to improve beta cell survival could eventually lead to improved therapeutic treatment for the disease.“We will activate and deactivate genes we think are involved in whether beta cells live or die,” Sander said. “We want to know what causes the attack on beta cells because no one has been able to identify it.” KUSI Newsroom UCSD research team receives $9M in grants for diabetes research KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 13, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 13, 2019last_img read more

September 16

High fuel costs deter July Fourth travel

first_imgBy Paris AchenColumbian staff writerMany Clark County residents and other Americans are still largely deterred from traveling far from home this summer by high gas prices and skyrocketing airfares, but travel spending continues to inch up amid pent-up desire for a vacation in the wake of the Great Recession, according to two travel and tourism reports released this week by AAA and the U.S. Bureau of Economics.AAA today projected a decrease of 2.3 percent in the number of Americans in the Pacific Region who will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Fourth of July weekend. About 6.19 million, or 12.2 percent of the population in Pacific Region, made up of Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Hawaii, were expected to take trips over the holiday weekend, between June 30 and July 4. The overall national projection was an even greater, a 2.5-percent decline in travelers.“We used to do two vacations a year,” said Vancouver resident Steve Wahle. “My wife is a realtor, and I’m a general contractor, so we were hit the hardest (by the recession). We’re going camping somewhere in Washington this summer, and that’s pretty much it.”Travel and tourism spending across the nation grew by a nominal 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2011, a slowdown from the 2.6-percent uptick in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economics.However, the divide between those who can afford to travel and those who can’t also widened. The percentage of July Fourth travelers with a household income of $50,000 or less is projected to decrease from 41 percent to 33 percent as travelers with a household income of more than $100,000 are expected to climb from 26 percent to 35 percent, according to AAA.last_img read more

September 14

Time Inc Launches The InStyle Collection in Digital Brand Shuffle

first_img A Time Inc. spokesperson returned a request for comment with Webster’s email to staff. In a memo to staff yesterday, EVP Evelyn Webster wrote that the move is aimed at dramatically increasing the content output of, which saw its audience grow 112 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016 to 5.3 million unique visitors. Mimi, a social-oriented beauty site launched by Time Inc. last year, will be moved entirely onto, although it will maintain its unique voice and social channels, according to Webster. In an effort to expand its online style offerings, Time Inc. announced a reorganization, shifting titles InStyle, Mimi, xoJane, xoVain, and The Outfit under one umbrella: The InStyle Collection. InStyle editorial director, Ariel Foxman, publisher Patrick Connors and general manager of digital, Pam Abbott, will oversee The InStyle Collection, which will also launch new verticals related to weddings, home, and entertaining. InStyle creative director Rina Stone has been promoted to creative director of both InStyle and The InStyle Collection. Mimi’s editorial director, Deanne Kaczerski, has been named executive editor of digital innovation, while Mimi’s beauty editor, Victoria Moorhouse, will take over as Mimi editor. “With the trusted authority of its content and the spending power of its audience, InStyle is perfectly positioned to expand into new categories, and our vision for the new is a comprehensive, industry-spanning site for fashion and beauty lovers across every age, style and personality,” Webster wrote. The shuffle comes following a period of rapid expansion for Time Inc. through acquisitions, mostly targeting digital-only and distinctly millennial-focused brands such as HelloGiggles, Jane Pratt’s xoJane and xoVain, and, more recently, a partnership with global style network StyleHaul. In December, Popsugar veteran Jennifer Wong was tapped as the first-ever president of Time Inc. Digital.center_img Time Inc. is currently on the lookout for an InStyle site director, as well as an executive director of digital sales and a digital marketing director to support the new entity, according to Webster. Five additional digital-only sales reps will be added, based in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. xoJane and xoVain, which Time Inc. acquired in October, will maintain dedicated websites, but readers can expect the amount of syndicated content from the Jane Pratt-led brands to increase significantly beginning in April. While company revenues are receding, mostly driven by steep declines in print advertising revenue and newsstand sales, InStyle may represent a bright spot—both in print and digital. Average circulation has essentially remained stable since 2005 (down a mere 0.8 percent, according to the Alliance for Audited Media), and its rate base has remained unchanged at 1,700,000. Angela Matusik, executive editor of InStyle Digital, has been named director of branded content strategy. A series of staff changes have been announced as part of the reorganization. It is unclear at this time if any staff have been let go.last_img read more

September 11

STATE REP RACE Representative Shaunna OConnell Campaigns For Pina Prinzivalli

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — On Thursday night, State Representative Shaunna O’Connell (R- Taunton), headlined a fundraising event at the Knights of Columbus for Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District“I’m pleased to be able to come all the way up from Taunton because that’s how important it is that we support Pina,” said O’Connell who represents the 3rd Bristol District and is best known for uncovering fraud, waste and abuse in the welfare system to make sure benefits are going to those who are in need.“The fact that Pina has been in this race since October, working hard, knocking on doors, meeting people, talking to business owners, finding out the concerns of the people she wants to represent says a great deal about her. She is the kind of person who has the drive, the commitment and the perseverance that we need on Beacon Hill.”Since launching her campaign last year, Prinzivalli has worked to lower the sales tax and establish an annual tax free weekend by collecting signatures for a ballot question. She’s the only candidate to have signed the Taxpayers Protection Pledge. Prinzivalli has also pledged to never vote herself a pay raise and in the event there’s an increase in salary, she will donate the money to charity.“If Pina was with us during the pay raises, she would have stood up against it because that’s the kind of person she is,” said O’Connell. “Pina will stand up and fight for what’s right. She will fight for her district and she will work to expose what’s going on to change the culture of our legislature so it’s truly the house of the people.”Earlier in the week, the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee unanimously endorsed Prinzivalli’s candidacy over another Republican in the race.“Pina has already shown that she will fight for her core values,” said Ruth Chou, chairman of the Tewksbury RTC. “Pina has also shown her determination to create opportunities to achieve her goals rather than wait for opportunities to fall into her lap. This is why we’re proud to endorse her.”(NOTE: The above press release is from State Rep. Pina Prinzivalli.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Billerica State Rep. Marc Lombardo Endorses PrinzivalliIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Receives Endorsement Of Tewksbury Republican Town CommitteeIn “Government”last_img read more

September 9

VPSOs Prepare For Possibility Of Being Armed

first_imgThe effort to allow VPSOs to carry guns cleared a major hurdle this week when the Alaska House unanimously passed the bill that does just that.Download AudioThe decision is in the hands of legislators in Juneau now, and while the bill passed the 38-0, the issue on the ground is more nuanced. Several Y-K Delta VPSOs were in Bethel for training last week and spoke to KYUK about the prospect of being armed.Jacob Tobeluck is from Nunapitchak and is an eight-year veteran of the VPSOs. He said he initially had mixed feelings about being armed, and that’s because many of the people he meets in his job are people he’s known for years.Tobeluck and Otto. Photo by Ben Matheson, KYUK – Bethel.“In the back of your head, you think, if you carry a firearm, how is this person going to react, this person you’ve dealt with for so many years. Going to a call where guns involved and having someone else point a firearm at you, for a lack of better words, it freaks you out and you realize how quick things can go bad,” said Tobeluck.Sergeant Jonathan Otto has been a VPSO in Kongiganak for 20 years. He says conversations with community members have largely been in favor of arming. And that’s critical, because communities will have some say in whether their VPSO is armed.“I’ve been told by some people it’s about time you guys are getting armed, all the young people are getting aggressive, we should be able to go home to our own families instead of just being killed,” said Otto.Two officers have been killed in the line of duty, the most recent being Manokotak’s Thomas Madole. That’s what spurred the most recent legislative push. That law would require some level of training standards. Otto says part of that training came very early for most VPSOs.“Most of the people in the rural villages have been taught to hunt with a long rifle, most of them have been told about not pointing a gun to anybody, we’ve been told since we were kids when our dads taught us how to use a gun,” said Otto.Tobeluck says it is ultimately is a matter of officer safety. He says guns are part of the lifestyle in his community. Having a VPSO armed just makes sense.“I don’t care if it’s shack, they’ll find a gun. You’ll see kids walking around holding guns, going out hunting. It’s a common thing in the villages. For a VPSO to carry a sidearm I don’t think it will be anything new. A trooper comes out with a sidearm, a kid looks at his sidearm and walks away. It’s going to be nothing new,” said Tobeluck.The bill to allow arming VPSOs now goes to the Alaska Senate. If passed, the bill would go to the governor’s desk for signature.last_img read more

September 3

5314 sacks hoarded rice seized in Rajshahi

first_imgA mobile court in a raid seized 5,314 sacks of hoarded rice at two rice mills of Sopura area of Rajshahi city on Monday afternoon, reports UNB.Subrata Paul, additional district magistrate, said that the mobile court conducted the drive in Ha-mim and Aslam rice mills in the afternoon and found 4,029 sacks and 1,285 sacks of rice hoarded in the mills respectively.The mill owners could not show any valid documents in this regard.Two people were arrested from two separate mills in this connection, added the magistrate.last_img read more

September 3

Venezuela govt calls two new counter protests

first_imgVenezuela`s president Nicolas Maduro, next to his wife Cilia Flores, waves as he takes part in a ceremony to mark the 17th anniversary of the return to power of Venezuela`s late president Hugo Chavez after a coup attempt and the National Militia Day in Caracas, Venezuela on 13 April 2019. Photo: ReutersVenezuela’s government announced on Monday two marches to counter the ones opposition leader Juan Guaido has planned.The street demonstrations in favour of president Nicolas Maduro will take place on Saturday, and 1 May, Labour Day.Saturday’s event will also mark Venezuela’s official exit from the Organisation of American States, two years after Maduro made the decision to leave the bloc, accusing it of being part of a US campaign to “intervene” in Venezuela.”We want to summon our members to two great demonstrations,” said Hector Rodriguez, a leader of Maduro’s United Socialist Party in Venezuela (PSUV).”We summon the whole chavista population to mobilise and celebrate the definitive exit from this area of US domination and subordination,” he added, referring to supporters of the late president and Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez.Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido (C) flashes the `Victory sign` as he leaves after presiding a consultation commission meeting at the Federal Legislative Palace, which houses both the opposition-led National Assembly and the pro-government National Constitutional Assembly, in Caracas on 16 April 2019. Photo: AFPThe government’s announcement comes three days after Guaido revealed his plans for events on those two dates, including what he said would be “the biggest demonstration in this country’s history” on 1 May to demand the end of Maduro’s “usurpation.”Guaido, 35, and the National Assembly have branded Maduro a “usurper” over his controversial re-election last year in polls widely viewed as rigged.The National Assembly head launched a challenge to Maduro’s authority in January, declaring himself acting president, quickly receiving the backing of more than 50 countries including the United States.The government’s announcement is in line with its recent policy of calling a counter demonstration every time Guaido plans a protest of his own.last_img
September 1

Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families

first_imgBy COREY WILLIAMS, Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Darlene Hardison would have loved to have a funeral for her father and uncle and bury them in marked graves at a Michigan cemetery. But she and her family could come up with only enough money to have Hoover Heags and Arthur Hardison cremated, then they left the remains to a Detroit funeral home to bury.Authorities later discovered Heags’ and Hardison’s cremated remains among nearly 300 others in bags, boxes and other containers inside Cantrell Funeral Home, one of two Detroit funeral homes police and state licensing officials are investigating for allegedly improperly storing remains. Heags had died about a year earlier; Hardison had been dead for about two years.In this Nov. 2, 2018, photo Darlene Hardison speaks during an interview in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)“The funds were limited … to paying house bills and we just didn’t have the money to cover everything we needed,” Darlene Hardison said at a cemetery where a memorial service was held for some of the people whose cremains authorities found in the now-closed Cantrell Funeral Home on Detroit’s east side. “We were just able to do a cremation and that was it,” Hardison said, wiping away tears.Hardison’s story illustrates how the funeral homes now under scrutiny may have ended up having so many remains and why it is that families didn’t notice. Many poor families in the U.S. have been priced out of funerals and burials. People who can’t afford those services are left with the cheapest option: cremating their loved one’s remains and leaving it to a funeral home to dispose of them. Others may simply abandon relatives’ remains altogether, leaving it to coroners and funeral homes to pay for cremation and disposal.How to pay for indigent burials is a question that has stymied local governments across the U.S. Many states have programs that help pay for burials and cremations. Michigan pays up to $365 toward cremations and $485 toward burials without memorial services. Last year, a coroner in western Illinois resigned after facing criticism over his practice of keeping poor people’s remains until their relatives could pay $1,000 ; state officials noted they had funds available to help cover burial costs.In Detroit, where more than one-third of residents live in poverty, traditional funerals that include services at a funeral home, cemetery burial and headstone can top $5,000 on the low end, according to the website. Frill-free direct burials are listed for about $1,300 and up.Estimates for simple cremations without services and memorials start at about $650.Coming up with hundreds or even thousands of dollars to bury someone can be difficult for many families in Detroit, where U.S. Census Bureau figures show the median household income was below $30,000 in 2017 , compared with more than $61,000 nationally . Faced with the costs, some families have little choice but to leave a loved one’s body to someone else.“The idea of paying $6,000, $7,000, $8,000 for funeral services was really an impossibility for many,” Sara Marsden, a spokeswoman for New York-based U.S. Funerals Online, a consumer information website and funeral home directory, said. “There isn’t that life insurance or that burial insurance that’s going to kick in and cover the cost.”The Associated Press could find no data on the number of remains or cremains abandoned by families at funeral homes in Detroit. The medical examiner’s office in Wayne County, where Detroit is located, says it buries about 125 unclaimed bodies each year.Authorities shut down Cantrell Funeral Home last April. In October, authorities received a tip that led them to the mummified remains of 10 fetuses and a full-term infant in the building’s ceiling. Days later, the remains of 63 fetuses were removed from Perry Funeral Home in Detroit.Then in December, a suburban cemetery closed after authorities found remains of 300 fetuses and infants — handled by Perry — in leaky plastic containers.The Associated Press has been unable to find a telephone listing for Raymond Cantrell, who owned the Cantrell Funeral Home when its license was suspended last April. The AP left a message Thursday seeking comment from a spokesman for Perry Funeral Home.In Indiana, stay-at-home mom Linda Znachko started helping bury such abandoned remains through her ministry called He Knows Your Name. Znachko saw a need after learning about the discovery of a baby’s remains in a trash bin in Indianapolis in 2009; it turned out a funeral home had dumped the remains along with others after going out of business. Znachko was shocked to learn that unclaimed remains would be buried in a mass grave.“We live in America. … I said, ‘Why do we even have those?’” Znachko said.last_img read more

August 31

Use depressionfighting skills to get a job

first_imgThese skills included identifying negative thoughts and countering them with more positive responses and planning enjoyable activities to improve the mood.This study is the first to show that cognitive behavioural (CB) skills not only predict changes in depression symptoms, but also in real life functioning, said co-author of the study Daniel Strunk, associate professor of psychology at The Ohio State University in the US.“Searching for a job is difficult in any circumstance, but it may be even more difficult for people who are depressed,” Strunk said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“But we found that there are specific skills that can help not only manage the symptoms of depression but also make it more likely that a person will receive a job offer,” Strunk noted.The study involved 75 unemployed people, aged 20 to 67, who participated in two online surveys taken three months apart.About a third of the sample reported symptoms that would put them in the ‘moderately to seriously’ depressed category, although they were not formally diagnosed. The remaining two-thirds had scores that ranged from mild depression to no symptoms. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe results showed that participants who reported more use of cognitive behavioural skills were more likely to show an improvement in depressive symptoms in the three months between the surveys– and were more likely to report they had received a job offer.The findings appeared in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.“The people who got jobs in our study were more likely to be putting into practice the skills that we try to teach people in cognitive therapy,” Strunk explained.last_img read more

August 9

Father arrested suspected of driving while stoned with 4monthold in the car

first_imgA man who was driving with his 4-month-old baby as a passenger was arrested after he tested positive during a narcotest and cannabis was found in his possession early on Tuesday in Paralimni, police said.The suspect, a 21-year-old resident of a village in the Famagusta region, was stopped for a routine check at 1.10am. Officers detected a strong smell of cannabis and searched the vehicle.During the search police said they found a half-smoked cigarette containing cannabis and a bag containing 25 grammes of the drug.A four-month old baby, the man’s child, was strapped in a child seat.Police officers took the baby home, left it with its mother and searched the residence, without finding any incriminating evidence.The driver was taken to the offices of the drug squad in Famagusta where he was tested for drugs and detained. He was later remanded for four days.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more