Rabat – A 3.8 magnitude tremor was felt Thursday in the province of Ifrane, the National Geophysical Institute said.The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at 5:13 p.m., was located in the town Dayat Aoua, the same source said in a statement. On Tuesday morning, a 4.9 magnitude quake hit the same province.
October 12, 2019
Rabat – Moroccan authorities have made six arrests in connection with Thursday’s evening shooting, in which one was killed and two were injured at La Créme café in Marrakech.The arrests took place between Thursday evening and Friday morning in Casablanca, according to a statement issued by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN). The shooter’s identity has also been determined by the police, who said they are intensifying their search operations. The assailant was already sought by the national authorities for charges of money laundering, extortion and international drug trafficking. The search operation for the main suspect, and any other parties involved in the crime, is still under way.According to the DGSN, determining the motive behind the shooting and the involvement of the victims is a top priority. According to the preliminary investigations, the shooting was an act of “settling scores” in connection with an international drug trafficking network. The statement added that this network is also involved in similar crimes in other European countries.An Evening ShootingOn Thursday evening, two armed masked suspects opened fire on the cafe’s terrace, killing one victim and severely wounding two others. The suspects fled the scene immediately after the shooting at about 7:45 p.m. local time, using a T-Max motorcycle.Moroccan media have reported that the victim was named Hamza Chaib, a 26-year old medical student, whose father is a highly placed judge in the city of Beni Mellal. A second victim, also a medical student, is now hospitalized in Marrakech’s clinic. The third victim was a waiter at the cafe.The preliminary search operation conducted immediately after the act resulted in the discovery of the motorcycle, firearm, and bullets used in the crime. The attackers abandoned them in an empty lot before setting them on fire, according to the DGSN. Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani took to his Twitter account after the incident, saying that the DGSN managed to arrest the shooters. His tweet was immediately relayed by many news outlets, who announced the arrest of the suspects. But 34 minutes later, El Othmani posted another tweet saying that authorities were still looking for the suspects.
October 6, 2019
At Mr. Annan’s request, envoy Lakhdar Brahimi held consultations with Government officials, as well as a broad spectrum of people in the country, the spokesman said.A ceasefire agreement in February 2002 ended two decades of fighting between Government and separatist forces of the minority Tamils, in which tens of thousands of people are reported to have been killed. Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, a Tamil who joined the Government, was shot to death in Colombo last month.”The heightened attention by the United Nations is meant to reinforce, and in no way to replace, the ardent efforts of Norway to facilitate the peace process. The Secretary-General reiterates his full support for the Norwegian-led efforts to advance the peace process,” the UN spokesman said.
October 4, 2019
TSX rises amid weak U.S. consumer spending data, mixed earnings news TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed with a solid advance Thursday even as a disappointing read on American consumer spending raised concerns about economic growth.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 56.09 points to 15,030.74.The Canadian dollar rose 0.25 of a cent to 93.52 cents US.U.S. indexes were in the red with the Dow Jones industrials down 21.38 points to 16,846.13, the Nasdaq 0.71 of a point lower at 4,379.05 and the S&P 500 off 2.31 points at 1,957.22.The U.S. Commerce Department says consumer spending rose 0.2 per cent last month after no gain in April, missing expectations for a 0.4 per cent rise.“More importantly, in real terms, consumption fell for the second straight month, down 0.1 per cent in May,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Jennifer Lee, who also observed that consumers still account for the “lion’s share” of the U.S. economy.“Going forward, the second quarter will still see rebound but something in the order of around a three per cent annualized pace, down from our call of 3.8 per cent. This is very disappointing,” Lee said.U.S. incomes rose a solid 0.4 per cent in May, which met expectations, after a 0.3 per cent April gain.Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the final revision to American economic growth in the first quarter showed that U.S. gross domestic product shrank 2.9 per cent, larger than the two per cent contraction economists had expected. However, the decline was due in large part to severe winter weather.Analysts also point out that markets are close to record highs and susceptible to negative news.Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors in New York, said the stock market has been rising a little too fast recently, so a slight drop in the summer months wouldn’t come as a surprise.“I fully expect to see a hiccup here, but I wouldn’t get too worried about it,” he said.On the corporate front, grocer Sobeys plans to close about 50 of its underperforming stores, most of them in Western Canada where parent company Empire Inc. (TSX:EMP.A) purchased the Canada Safeway supermarket chain.Empire made the announcement as it also posted fourth-quarter adjusted net earnings from continuing operations of $131.3 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, beating estimates of $1.29. That compared with $95.7 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, in the same quarter of last year. Sales were $5.94 billion, up $1.68 billion year over year, narrowly missing expectations of $5.95 billion. It also upped its dividend 3.8 per cent to 27 cents a share but its shares gained 59 cents to $67.69.Also, media giant Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) reported quarterly earnings per share of 47 cents, two cents less than estimates. Revenue in the quarter was $1.34 billion, up one per cent year over year and its shares were unchanged at $26.35.The TSX finished the day close to session highs as financials gained ground, up 0.43 per cent, and energy and golds erased early losses.The energy sector was ahead 0.73 per cent as oil prices declined while fears diminished somewhat over supply disruptions from Iraq, with the August contract down 66 cents US to $105.84 a barrel.The gold sector advanced about 0.38 per cent even as August bullion faded $5.60 to US$1,317 an ounce.September copper was up a cent at US$3.17 a pound and the base metals component edged up 0.07 per cent. by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 26, 2014 6:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
October 2, 2019
OSU junior forward Marc Loving (2) looks on during the Buckeyes’ loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on March 11 in Indianapolis.Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — It turns out the third time wasn’t the charm for the Ohio State men’s basketball team.Michigan State had beaten the Buckeyes two times within the last two weeks, and on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, it completed the trifecta.After staying within striking distance for the first 20 minutes, OSU (20-13, 11-7) faded as soon as the second half began, eventually falling to the second-seeded Spartans 81-54.The Scarlet and Gray’s 54 points were a season low.Leading the way for the seventh-seed Buckeyes was freshman point guard JaQuan Lyle with 10 points. Junior forward Marc Loving added nine points and six rebounds.Senior guard Denzel Valentine paced the Spartans (27-5, 13-5) with 19 points, while adding nine boards and eight assists.“He just makes that team go,” said OSU coach Thad Matta of Valentine. “He does so many things … hats off to him.”Like much of the regular season, OSU was plagued by turnovers, as it finished with 14 giveaways, which led to 21 points for Michigan State.The Buckeyes showed flashes at times, but the talent of the Spartans was just too much for them to overcome.“I think that team right there is one of the best I’ve seen,” Matta said.The Spartans’ offense was effective early on, using a combination of low-post play, outside shooting and transition game to sprint out to an early 14-7 lead through the opening five and a half minutes.OSU was mixing up its shot selection, too, but unlike Michigan State, a lot of its early looks wouldn’t fall. Although the Buckeyes had the length advantage, it seemed that every time a player went to the rim, whether it was junior forward Marc Loving or freshman guard JaQuan Lyle, a Spartan was there to contest it.Sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop said that there is no excuse for missing inside shots in such a make-or-break game.“It’s something where you’ve just got to finish, honestly,” he said. “Me, everybody else that got in the paint … we’ve made those shots pretty much all season.”Through the opening eight and a half minutes, the Buckeyes shot just 3-of-10 from the floor, whereas the Spartans posted a 6-of-11 clip, half of which were successful 3-pointers.Effort level was not the issue from the outset for OSU. The Buckeyes were matching the Spartans in intensity, but the same couldn’t be said about their execution.Matta said some of the mistakes OSU made were reminiscent of those from November when his young team was still learning to play together.The two teams leveled off a little bit from there, as baskets were traded to keep the Buckeyes’ deficit hovering near double digits.But, sensing his team’s dire need for offense, Lyle began looking for his shot as the clocked ticked near the 8:00 mark. The freshman guard connected on back-to-back field goals to make the game 25-19.After a nearly two-minute dry spell from both teams, a tip-in from freshman forward Deyonta Davis and four straight points from Valentine bumped the Spartans’ lead to 11 points, the largest of the first half.But instead of letting Michigan State separate further, Thompson and freshman guard A.J. Harris were able to score the half’s final four points, sending the Buckeyes into the locker room trailing 33-26.Lyle led OSU with seven points and three rebounds in the first half, while Loving added five points and three boards. As a team, the Buckeyes actually shot a higher percentage than the Spartans, 40.7 to 35.5 percent.OSU’s seven-point hole boiled down to its six turnovers, which translated into seven points for Michigan State, and its failure to connect from 3-point territory. The Spartans, by contrast, didn’t shoot a high percentage — 28.6, to be exact — but they were able net four triples, which helped keep them out front.Matta said part of the problem with the lack of 3-point shooting from the Buckeyes stemmed from the lack of spacing. With OSU not being able to make the Spartan zone collapse, shooters were left with contested looks. For the game, OSU made just one triple and it came with just over a minute left in the game from Lyle.In the two regular-season meetings, the Buckeyes were able to hold it close through the first 20 minutes, only to be outplayed in the second stanza.Players said after defeating Penn State they were hoping to buck that trend Friday.They didn’t.The Spartans came out of the gates blazing hot, scoring the half’s first eight points in less than two minutes.“I thought we were in pretty decent shape (to start the second period),” Matta said.But before anyone could blink, Michigan State was up 41-26 and Matta was forced to call a timeout amid blistering applause from the green-and-white faithful.Whatever the coach preached in the huddle didn’t make a difference.The Spartans continued to pull away from the Buckeyes, powered by three rim-rattling dunks and a long 2-pointer from Valentine.Bates-Diop said OSU’s turnovers translating into transition opportunities allowed the Spartans to get cooking early in the second half.“They just kept going and going, and we couldn’t stop it,” he said.At the 13:57 mark, OSU trailed 51-32, prompting Matta to burn another timeout to try and right the ship.The Buckeyes’ energy level spiked, and they were able to stop the vessel from veering too far of course on offense. The problem, however, came defensively.OSU struggled mightily to get a stop, even as its bench provided a nine-point scoring spark.Michigan State had a stretch where it connected on 10-of-11 field goals, which helped keep its lead hovering near the 20-point mark.Whether it was senior guard Bryn Forbes connecting from 3-point territory or post play from senior Matt Costello and junior Gavin Schilling, the Buckeyes couldn’t find a way to keep the Spartans from scoring.By the time there were four minutes remaining, OSU’s deficit had swelled to 26, the largest of the game. It stayed above 20 points all the way to the final horn.The Spartans are set to continue their tournament run Saturday 25 minutes after the conclusion the first semifinal, which pairs Michigan versus third-seeded Purdue at 1 p.m. Michigan State is set to take on the the winner of Nebraska and Maryland.
September 28, 2019
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell controls the ball during the first quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Idaho on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team had to ferociously compete in its 85-64 win against No. 14 Stanford and in its 95-90 overtime loss to No. 5 Louisville, but its road to victory against Idaho proved to be much easier.Behind a 59-35 rebounding advantage, No. 9 Ohio State (2-1) defeated Idaho (1-1) 99-56 to pick up the program’s 1,000th victory Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center.Redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper tallied a team-leading 18 points and 18 boards. Ohio State a 22-4 advantage in offensive rebounds and 5-foot-8 Harper, who started in the Buckeyes’ four-guard starting lineup, led the team with six offensive boards.“I’m just trying to be whatever the team needs me to be,” Harper said. “Yeah, I think it’s very versatile, but I think it requires a very mental, disciplined focus from me to be able to switch back and forth.”Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added 14 rebounds. She struggled in the Buckeyes’ second game of the year against Louisville after corralling a school-record 26 rebounds against Stanford in the season opener. “She gives that inside presence,” head coach Kevin McGuff said. “What it does is it gives us more balance. We can get shot-happy from the perimeter. If we can get the ball to her around the basket, just get a little more balance in what we’re doing.”Mavunga and Harper each had double-doubles before halftime. The Buckeyes held a 19-0 edge in second-chance points and 36 of their points came from inside the paint. Ohio State’s 59 rebounds were more than it had in any game last season.The Buckeyes trailed 7-5 to begin the game, then redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drained a jumper and they went on an 18-point run fueled by impressive ball movement. The Vandals, who made 18 3-pointers in their season-opening 83-69 win against Colorado State, had open looks, but failed to convert them into points. Idaho made six of its 32 3-point attempts.“We defended it well in practice and that just carried over to the game,” Harper said. “We just tried to focus on that and make sure that we kept them off the line because they’re a very great 3-point shooting team.”The Buckeyes connected on 13-of-34 shots from beyond the arc. Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell led Ohio State with four 3-pointers and scored 16 points while adding four assists.The Buckeyes ended the first half on an 11-1 run in the final 3:04 of the second quarter and entered halftime with a commanding 49-24 lead. Idaho never came within 23 points of Ohio State the remainder of the game.Calhoun rebounded from her 2-for-14 performance last game and made 6-of-13 shots for 15 points. Sophomore guard Jensen Caretti scored double-digits for the first time in her career, connecting on 5-of-9 shots for 14 points.“Tonight was really valuable for her and hopefully she can continue to gain confidence as we aspire to expand our rotation a little bit more,” McGuff said.Guard Mikayla Ferenz and forward Geraldine McCorkell led the way for Idaho, scoring 17 and 14 points, respectively.Ohio State will next take the court at 7 p.m. Friday against Quinnipiac.
September 21, 2019
As Mike Meyer’s Coffee Talk character would say, “I’m verklempt.” After watching two commercials from Google advertising its Chrome browser, I’m pretty choked up, and I kind of want to give someone a hug. Part of its “the web is what you make of it” campaign, the two commercials seem to focus on making us want to cry more than explaining what Chrome has to offer as your browser.The 90-second-long ads were actually made for TV and aired Tuesday night on Glee and One Tree Hill. It appears that Google is marketing towards teenage girls, but we know people outside of that demographic watch those shows, too.AdChoices广告The first commercial, “Dear Sophie,” shows a father who’s keeping a sort of digital scrapbook of his daughter’s life using Gmail and starting at the moment she’s born. Using Gmail for scrapbooking is definitely a lot faster than traditional scrapbooking, plus there’s no sticky glue to deal with. The video, which is based on a true story, shows the father creating a Gmail login for his daughter. He then composes messages, and uploads videos and photos of her as she grows up. Kudos to Google for having us reaching for the tissues at 13 seconds in.The viewer is carried to birthdays, to ballet class, to losing teeth, and so on. The video shows the dad simply dragging photos from Picasa into Gmail, and even showing a Google Map of the home she lived in for her first four years. It’s actually a really fantastic idea for a simple way to keep a record of memories for years to come.The second video is part of the “It Gets Better Project.” The project, started by columnist and gay-rights activist Dan Savage, began with just one YouTube video of him telling gay teens that are dealing with being bullied that it does in fact get better. Savage encouraged other people, both gay and not gay, to make their own YouTube videos to spread the message. According to the It Gets Better website, there are more than 10,000 user-created videos that have been viewed over 35 million times. The Chrome video shows how easy it is to use the browser to create, upload, and share YouTube videos. Again, we teared up during the shot from the “Gay Cop, Gay Vet” video saying “you are perfect and wonderful just the way you are.”For people who don’t really care about what browser they use, the heartstring-pull tactic may work. These users don’t really care about things like speed, or features like the Chrome Web Store where you can get apps, themes, and extensions. It may just be that Google is trying to get us to tear up a little, and, in our bleary-eyed stupor, click and download Chrome.via NYT
September 21, 2019
The Government wishes to ensure that the process for obtaining a divorce is fair, dignified and humane and allows both parties to move forward with their lives within a reasonable timeframe. Other aspectUnder the proposals, other aspects of divorce – such as only a court may grant a divorce, that there is no prospect of reconciliation, and that there will be proper provision for spouses and children – will continue as part of the Constitution. The other aspect of the Constitution that will change if the referendum is passed relates to the recognition of foreign divorces.Cabinet first approved the holding of the referendum in December of last year. Subject to the approval of Oireachtas, the proposed amendments will be:(a) to delete the following paragraph from Article 41.3.2° of the Constitution:“i) at the date of the institution of the proceedings, the spouses have lived apart from one another for a period of, or periods amounting to, at least four years during the previous five years,”, and(b) to delete the following subsection from Article 41.3 of the Constitution:“3° No person whose marriage has been dissolved under the civil law of any other State but is a subsisting valid marriage under the law for the time being in force within the jurisdiction of the Government and Parliament established by this Constitution shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage within that jurisdiction during the lifetime of the other party to the marriage so dissolved.”,and to substitute that subsection with the following:“3º Provision may be made by law for the recognition under the law of the State of a dissolution of marriage granted under the civil law of another state.” Short URL Mar 26th 2019, 7:32 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 58 Comments Updated Mar 26th 2019, 8:17 PM THE WORDING OF the proposed amendments for the divorce referendum has been announced by government.Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan today announced the wording for the amendments to the constitutional provisions on divorce that will be voted on by the Irish electorate in May. At a Cabinet meeting today, ministers today discussed the amendments to be proposed in the referendum – which is due to take place on the same day as the local and European elections on 24 May.If the referendum is passed, the government would introduce primary legislation on the time period before you can get a divorce, rather than having it in the Constitution which must be put to a public vote when changes are proposed.Under the current system, married couples need to have lived apart for at least four years during the previous five years.The new proposals would see that reduced to just two years, with the Oireachtas providing the legislation for this.“This important referendum will allow the people of Ireland to have their say on an issue that unfortunately affects people across the country,” Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said today.“The irreconcilable breakdown of a marriage causes immense sadness and stress for all concerned. https://jrnl.ie/4561038 28,951 Views Image: Shutterstock/wk1003mike With reporting from Christina Finn and Cormac Fitzgerald Share878 Tweet Email Government announces wording of amendments for the divorce referendum Through primary legislation the government would introduce, you would have to live apart for two years before getting a divorce. By Sean Murray Image: Shutterstock/wk1003mike Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, 8:17 PM
September 19, 2019
May 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm May 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 This is cool. I like the f1 style commercial breaks. Makes it feel more like a sporting event. Good move wwe. Facebook Now Playing Up Next Cameron Huff WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX May 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm WhatsApp Streaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz Says Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Broadcasting and Cable is reporting that Smackdown Live on the USA Network will be undergoing a new commercial break format going forward that will see the show’s commercial breaks be seen on a picture-in-picture basis.This format changed would allow advertisements to run while the action continues on in the ring. WWE tested this format on a trial basis for a couple episodes last year, most notably during the 2016 WWE Draft special.The article notes:“When the commercial break starts, the sound will go down on the action, but viewers will still be able to see the “Superstars” bash each other with steel chairs and jump from the turnbuckles. Meanwhile, the ad message plays with sound and motion.” Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Gerald Bocook They did that last year with the draft. Comments are closed. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Scarlet Fu Now Playing Up Next 3 COMMENTS themagnus316 . Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Pinterest Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipStreaming Is Taking Big Position in Media Landscape, Koplovitz SaysVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 4:57/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 34.31%0:05Remaining Time -4:52 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Neat!
September 17, 2019
Related Items:#50Dominicanpoacherssenthome, #DRNavycomesforpoachers, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – A Dominican Naval vessel was in country on Thursday, in The Bahamas to pick up 50 fishermen who were charged and sentenced for poaching in Bahamian waters last year November. The Royal Bahamas Defense Force reports that the two Dominican vessels, Sheyla and Johnniel, were caught with approximately 68,000 pounds of fish and crawfish aboard.Altogether, 51 Dominicans were arrested. 50 of the poachers were subsequently charged with illegal fishing and sentenced to 6 months in prison or a fine of $20,000 each. However, the captain of one of the vessels was charged with endangering a vessel and subsequently sentenced to 16 months in prison because he rammed a defense force boat in a failed attempt to escape.The Captain, Victor Diaz, remains locked up until 2018 for his crimes. Diaz pled guilty to an additional charge of eight counts of causing the safety of HMBS Madeira to be endangered with intent to cause danger or harm; and one count of Damage. The Dominican naval vessel was escorted in and out of Bahamian waters by a Defence Force patrol craft.#MagneticMediaNews#DRNavycomesforpoachers#50Dominicanpoacherssenthome
September 17, 2019
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool players chose Virgil van Dijk as captain in their Champions League match against Red Star Belgrade at Anfield on Wednesday.Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson was absent for the game and his deputy James Milner was rested on the bench and Virgil Van Dijk took the armband and led the team in their 4-0 win at home in their Champions League group stage game.Usually, the longest-serving player on the pitch takes the armband, but in a break from tradition, van Dijk wore the armband and Klopp has revealed how the decision was made.“It was not my decision. I decided Hendo and Milly will stay, that is the 100 percent logical thing to do.” Klopp told Sky Sports.“But I said the next two, the players can vote for, and now we have two Dutch guys in the role.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The team decided number three for Virgil and number four for Gini Wijnaldum.“If somebody would have told me that that would have happened in my life, a German and two Dutch guys in such an important role [I would have laughed].“But yes, it was a players’ decision.”
September 16, 2019
CLARK COUNTY — Here’s a sweet initiative: Camp Fire children are selling this month boxes of candy to Vancouver residents to send to U.S. troops serving abroad.Camp Fire children are selling the candy through Feb. 14. Sales booths are set up at most Fred Meyer locations in Vancouver.Camp Fire children will take purchased and then donated boxes of candy to Serendipity’s, 4700 St. Johns Road, where they will on Feb. 26 count and sort the haul into boxes from 10 a.m. to noon. Last year, Camp Fire shipped 2,200 boxes of candy to service members. Camp Fire works with Give 2 the Troops, which coordinates the delivery of the candy.
September 16, 2019
Just as Wal-Mart prepares to open its second Neighborhood Market in Vancouver and its third Clark County Supercenter in Battle Ground, the giant retailer appears to be moving forward with plans for a long-mothballed project in Orchards.But first, developers are proposing revisions to the retail project, once called Eastgate Plaza. It once was part of a larger commercial site called the Birtcher Business Center, planned as a mixed use of industrial, office and flex space in a 218-acre pasture on the south side of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard between 137th and 152nd avenues.Once the revisions are made, Wal-Mart hopes to open the store by the end of next year, said Deborah Ewing, a vice president and managing broker with Eric Fuller & Associates Inc. commercial real estate firm.“They plan on being open by third quarter 2015,” she said. The plan fits right in with Wal-Mart’s dramatic Clark County expansion. Its newest Neighborhood Market, a smaller concept focused on grocery sales, is set to open May 1 at Fourth Plain and Grand boulevards, less than one year after the area’s first Neighborhood Market opened near Westfield Vancouver mall. A 154,000-square-foot Supercenter is under construction in Battle Ground and earmarked for a late spring opening.The company would not confirm or deny plans to start construction on the Orchards-area site.Ewing isn’t surprised the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer appears to be going forward, given an abundance of moderate income-level households in the neighborhoods surrounding the proposed Orchards site.
September 14, 2019
• Gotcha journalism • And speaking of “pasted,” why do we still use “cut-and-paste?” • Beat • Cutlines. This actually refers to a caption that was pasted onto a makeup board below a photo, which was then turned into film, which was then printed. • Op-ed. This used to mean the position opposite the editorial page in a newspaper. Now it just means an opinion piece. • Morgue. This was also known as the library, where story clippings were cataloged and stored for future reference. Think of the morgue as a much less functional Google of the 20th century. • Exclusive • Ink-stained wretches. What journalists were called—usually by themselves—until 15 or 20 years ago. • Byline • Stop the presses. Okay, this one is used more for dramatic effect than its actual literal meaning these days, but it is still around. • Clips. PR folks love this one. They love to collect clips. Except that no one “clips” stories anymore. • Press release. Seriously, why are they still called this? • Above the fold. Why do we use this term in 2014? It refers to the front side of a broadsheet-style newspaper, like the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times. It is not really an effective metaphor for how Web pages scroll. And then, finally, there are the terms from the old days of journalism that are still true to their original meanings today. Which terms and phrases have I missed? What can you come up with? I’d love to hear from you! • Yellow Journalism. This was used to mean unfair reporting, but it came from a type of ink used in a cartoon in the New York World. And it got me thinking about those phrases and why they’re still with us. Here’s a partial list (that is, all I can think of.) I was editing a report the other day about a PR person who got into a spat with a news organization. And the report used the phrase, “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” • Hot off the presses. Another term that’s more theatrical than literal these days, but still around. • Breaking news • The Press. This reference to the journalism industry is still common (think “Meet the Press,” the TV show. But it has a diminishing relationship to media today. You could just as easily call the show “Meet the CMS,” and you’d be just as accurate. Then there are a few phrases and words that have not really survived. • Puff piece Some of you might know that one. Many of you may not have heard it. But that phrase and many others like it are so clearly out of date that it’s interesting—even comical—how they’ve hung around long after their original meaning has faded into history. —Tony Silber @tonysilber
September 11, 2019
Second, I will take a solid stance on the Olin site and will revert back to the town’s old position of no development without a plan for remediation. If we allow development before a plan is in place where is the town’s negotiating power to get a proper cleanup? Children as well as adults across town have died more than likely because of the contamination on site. Wilmington residents are unable to drink from their own private wells to this day and news of NDMA being absorbed through vapor during showers makes simple tasks such as showering a very dangerous game for those families effected. The fact is, we have learned through public records requests that the current chairman has sat in on all executive session meetings regarding Olin even after his brother approached the town on behalf of the project which certainly gave a window into the the town’s strategy for its opponents. Having a family member sitting in on executive sessions on the Olin matter now is akin to having the wolf watch the hen house and it cannot continue. WILMINGTON, MA — Incumbents Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira, and challengers Rob Fasulo, Mark Maselli, Dan Murphy, and Suzanne Sullivan, are running for TWO three-year seats on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen.Wilmington Apple is asking the candidates multiple questions each week leading up to the April 27 Town Election.The latest question:If you are elected, what are at least three big things that you hope to accomplish during your 3 years on the board? How would you accomplish these things?Below are the candidates’ responses, in their own words:Kevin CairaFirst and foremost I would continue my efforts to address the Town’s economic health by continuing the Town’s successful policy of conservative budgeting. Ensuring that we have adequate resources enables the Town to meet its present and future obligations including those expenses that may be extraordinary or unforeseen. I would continue to insist that we maintain substantial operational and capital reserves, continue our policy of paying down long term liabilities, maintain a low debt burden and resist any attempt to impose onerous fees. This fiscal course of action will enable the Town to begin to finance the capital building proposals outlined in the Facilities Master Plan with limited impact on the taxpayer.In furtherance of the Town’s fiscal health, Selectmen helped to craft a Tax Increment Finance agreement with its largest employer and taxpayer, Analog Devices. This first of its kind agreement undertaken by the Town, ensures Analog’s investment of $143 million in new construction. Analog will bring 600 new employees to Wilmington, in what will now be its global headquarters. Selectmen have established an economic development committee to address similar opportunities to attract and retain clean manufacturing businesses and desirable retail stores and restaurants. I will continue to work with representatives from Textron and any other owner of underutilized or vacant commercial properties.Second, we need to focus on providing appropriate affordable housing opportunities that meet the needs of a diverse population. That is why I support Article 41 on this year’s Annual Town Meeting Warrant relative to inclusionary zoning. Passage of this article would expand and diversify the Town’s housing stock, increase the supply of affordable housing and assist the Town in maintaining its 10% affordable housing inventory. I applaud the collaborative efforts of business and Town leaders to craft a practical and workable solution which when implemented will enable the Town to make substantial strides in meeting critical housing goals for both the senior and non-senior populations.A third area to address would be traffic and public safety. I am proud to have initiated the proposal which resulted in the State’s agreement to fund the Butters Row Bridge Improvement project. This successful effort was accomplished in large measure due to neighborhood outreach galvanizing strong support in our efforts to convince the Department of Transportation to undertake this important project. We have also received commitments from the Commonwealth to make improvements to the Woburn Street/Lowell Street intersection and the Route 38 corridor. Efforts are also underway to address the problems faced by residents who live on unaccepted ways.We are working with MBTA officials and our legislative delegation to ensure public safety at the North Wilmington Train crossing. We also continue to actively oppose any redirection of traffic to Wilmington roadways in conjunction with the City of Woburn’s Ledges housing project.I am also in support of the Town Manager and Finance Committee proposal to hire eight additional firefighters to reduce overtime costs and better assist the Town in meeting critical public safety obligations including the eventual staffing of a North Wilmington Fire Substation.Kevin CairaSuzanne SullivanThis is a hard question because there are so many needs and challenges the Town faces that I believe are equally important. Economic development is important, but not really in the purview of the Board alone, and we do have some action finally being taken on this. So here are challenges and issues that the Board needs to address.Implement capital improvements. Several seniors I have spoken to love the Senior Center where it is, on the town common, but state it is just not big enough. I would like to see an addition looked at as possible solution. It seems to me there is sufficient land there to accommodate an addition. I hope to finally get an affordable senior housing project off the ground and running. The people were told when the land was bought at St. Thomas that it would be used for this purpose. The Whitfield site is another good spot, with the train and other amenities and worthy of discussion. It is time to take action on this, no more lip service. I want the elementary school challenges to move to the top of the list, not the Town Hall. We need a timeline set for dealing with the school issues. What I heard at the School Committee debate was disturbing and unacceptable that staff and students are complaining that they believe the Wildwood School makes them ill and a new Town Hall is the priority project. I strongly disagree, schools need to come first. The Wildwood School is not worth saving. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed now! How to offset these financial impacts? See answer #3.Work harder to negotiate for Scirrappa’s Farm for the future municipal and recreation space (both passive and active) needs of the town. There is very little undeveloped land left in Wilmington. We live in a very stressful world. It is well proven that recreation, both active and passive, are beneficial for our well-being, whether it is taking a walk in a quiet place, exercising, or enjoying a game. My kids could not play hockey because of the cost. I want to see a plan come forward for a town rink that pays for itself and the best location for that could be the farm, while also providing passive open space, maybe even a community garden. Being outdoors, gardening, walking, exercising is one of the best things you can do to maintain good mental and physical health. We need to do better offering this to our residents. Right now the only real choice is to walk on our busy streets. Neighboring communities have resources like Horn Pond, AVIS trails, Lake Quannapowitt, Mill Pond Reservoir and Ipswich River Park for walking. As we continue to develop, future generations will be thankful and this will become even more valuable to the town. Open Space has also been proven to keep taxes lower too. I hope to accomplish through negotiations and a special town meeting warrant article . We already have the money to pay from “free cash” plus maybe get creative to find other funding sources.Get fair compensation for the loss of the our water supply because of the contamination from the Olin Site and work to get town water to the Cook Ave area and have Olin pay for it. They owe us more than a just pipeline and entrance fee to MWRA . We lost a whole resource they claim they can not feasibly clean up. I want to see a solution to the development of this site when, and only when, there is an adequate remediation plan in place. Not one that is incomplete through an “expedited” process that does not address the real issue. The town has been impacted enough and we deserve to have a project that will not cause further harm to the residents in that area. Time to be a Board that does more than just attend functions but one that actively stands up for its residents. This is what I hope to accomplish the most.Suzanne SullivanGreg BendelIf re-elected the first thing I would do is maintain the level of civility that I have displayed since day one in office. Residents elected me to make tough decisions, sometimes decisions that some will disagree with. Those residents deserve to be treated with the same respect, regardless if we differ in opinion. I take great pride in knowing that I have always treated people with respect and I believe I have been a positive role model for others. I will continue to do what I believe is best for all of the people of our town, listen to residents feedback and make informed decisions, just as I have for the past three years. Like most things in life, I know that very little gets done working alone. I have proven to be a team player and I look forward to continue working with others to get things done and keep the town moving forward in a positive direction. Our residents deserve nothing less.I would continue to be a strong advocate for conservative budgeting. Massachusetts is an expensive place to live and Wilmington is no different. What makes us different is that we budget conservatively, spend wisely and save for the future. I want us to continue these things so that we can keep providing excellent services to the residents at no additional costs. Unlike most surrounding towns we do not pay fees for all day kindergarten, trash pickup, transportation to school and participation in athletics, just to name a few. Our residents get top notch services from our Elderly Services Department, Veteran Services Department, Recreation Department as well as our Library. The DPW does a great job of plowing our streets and keeping all of our parks clean in addition to so much more. Here in Wilmington we are fortunate to have the finest Police and Fire Departments around that keep us safe each and every day. I want to help maintain all of these high level services. Additionally, our savings in reserve accounts will position us to take on a large capital improvement project such as a North Wilmington Sub Fire Station, a new Wildwood Elementary School or a new Senior Center with little or no additional impact on residents. We have positioned our selves well to tackle whatever project the residents see fit to start planning for next.I plan to continue to be an advocate for upcoming infrastructure projects in our town. I voted to support three major infrastructure projects that will help with traffic issues and make some of our main roads more attractive to new businesses. The entire stretch of Rt. 38 from the Rt. 62 bridge to the Woburn line is being redone, the Butters Row Bridge is scheduled to be redone, and the intersection of Woburn Street and Lowell Street is scheduled to be redone, all in the next five years. Each of these projects are being paid for largely with state and federal money. I will continue to advocate for improving our roads and creating ways for residents who live on unaccepted ways to have thee opportunity to have their roads improved too. I will continue to support efforts to improve conditions at our North Wilmington Train Station. These are all examples of concerns that I have heard from residents over the past few years and I plan to continue addressing residents concerns going forward. I plan on accomplishing these things by working together with other elected officials, town employees and residents.If you would like to find out more about my candidacy please visit gregbendel.com.Greg BendelRob FasuloI have to say, I have far more than three things I will work to accomplish in my first year, but if your going to hold me to three:My first is working for a one year holiday from ever rising property taxes. The fact is, the town has $26 million in free cash and another $11 million in the Capital Stabilization account. The C.S. Should not be touched but it is “free cash” should the town need it. With $37 million in what is essentially money obtained by over taxation, the difference between last year’s budget and this year’s is $5 million. If we leveled taxes this year we would still have $32 million in free cash. Enough is enough, residents deserve a break. We hear so often that town officials have concerns for the aging being priced out of town, this is a small way we can help those seniors “and everyone else.” The incumbents called tax relief unrealistic, under their plan your taxes will continue to rise. Third, I plan on bringing the St. Dorothy’s land back up to a vote to fulfill the reason the town spent the money on it in the first place. The incumbents have spoken for three years about doing something for the aging, yet their actions have fallen far short of the finish line. I truly believe this land is the best location for our seniors and a new senior center. I will bring it back for another vote in hopes that other selectmen will see the potential I believe is there. Our seniors of today are the parents of my friends, my classmates and my teammates growing up. Their tax dollars made Wilmington what it is today. It’s time we stop using them as tools in a campaign and start providing them with those services that they expect.I have many plans beyond this, however, as good as these ideas may sound, I need open-minded folks on the board alongside of me. Having consistent four (three) to one votes, as we have had for the past several years, will not achieve anything other than one group’s agenda. I challenge you, the reader, to go back over the past three years worth of selectmen’s meetings and see if either incumbent strayed with their vote from the other more than one or two times. We need folks on the board who are willing to work together toward common goals and not soldiers willing to take orders and vote the way they are told. Wilmington has a chance right now to make the needed changes on the board.Rob FasuloMark MaselliThere are many big things that I would hope to accomplish as Selectman. Some things I would want to help accomplish would be to put an end to the Olin situation. It’s been going on much too long and Wilmington needs answers and monetary compensation for the loss of that land. Build a fire substation in North Wilmington, another item that is long overdue. I’d like to purchase Sciarappa Farm and put together a short- and long-term plan for development on that site that would benefit the entire town while still preserving the environment. I would put together a time frame for the expansion and/or consolidation of the Wildwood, Woburn Street and North Intermediate Schools.I would accomplish these things by working with my fellow Selectman to find common ground on these issues and the best ways to accomplish them in the near term. I’d listen to the residents of our town and hear their questions and concerns and give them direct, honest answers. As Selectman, it would be my responsibility to help make the right decisions in the best interests for all of Wilmington and that is what I intend to do.Mark MaselliDan MurphyNo response.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? 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September 3, 2019
A man was found dead in a water body at Khayersuti East Para in Sadar upazila of Pabna on Wednesday, reports news agency UNB.Local people spotted the body of Nuruzzaman Sheikh, son of Toyon Sheikh, floating in a water body and informed the matter to police, said Jalal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Pabna General Hospital.Police suspected that miscreants might have strangled him to death and dumped the body here, said the OC.
September 3, 2019
Murtaza Ahmadi, 7, an Afghan Lionel Messi fan, plays football outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan on 8 December 2018. — Photo: ReutersThe family of an Afghan boy who gained brief Internet fame after being photographed in a shirt improvised from a plastic bag in the colors of his hero, Argentine soccer idol Lionel Messi, has been forced to flee his home after a Taliban attack.Murtaza Ahmadi, now aged 7, grabbed world headlines two years ago when his brother made him a shirt out of a blue and white plastic bag, with Messi’s name and number 10 playing number.His sudden fame won him a meeting with his hero but caused problems for his family, members of the Hazara ethnic minority from Jaghori district in the central province of Ghazni.“Murtaza became famous around the world and we are not able to walk free and go anywhere. Murtaza and my other children were not able to go to school,” his mother Shafiqa Ahmadi said in the home in Kabul where the family is staying.“During the night suspected men were walking near our house and when the Taliban attacked our village we decided to leave.”Ghazni, about two hours drive south of the capital Kabul, has been the scene of intense fighting this year. The Taliban briefly overran Ghazni city in August and there has been heavy fighting in Jaghori, forcing thousands to flee.“The security situation is not good and I am afraid to go outside,” Murtaza said. “I want to become a footballer like Messi and I want to be able to go to school.”
September 3, 2019
File photo of migrantThe government of Malaysia extended a special opportunity for illegal expatriates to leave the country without meeting any legal action, reports UNB.A press release issued by Bangladesh high commission in Malaysia said a new programme named ‘Back 4 Good’ was launched to implement the plan which permits the expatriates, who entered the country without visa and who are overstaying there, to return home after meeting some ‘easy conditions’.Starting on 1 August, the programme will be continued till 31 December this year, said the press release citing Malaysian home ministry.The returnees will have to pay 700 Ringgit each for getting special pass and to submit their passport, travel documents and air ticket to Malaysian immigration.Then the authority will provide a special pass to the applicant within a working day. He or she will have to leave the country within seven days after receiving the pass.All the provinces except Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will be under the program.However, the government of Malaysia took the initiative following discussions with its Bangladeshi counterparts at different times.
September 2, 2019
Share APFILE- In this May 12, 2016 file photo, signage is seen outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)North Carolina’s Republican legislature and Democratic governor have reached a compromise to repeal portions of the state’s controversial “bathroom bill,” in the wake of a mounting economic backlash. The deal undercuts efforts by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to pass a similar bill (SB 6) in Texas.The final straw appears to have been an announcement by the NCAA that it would bar North Carolina from hosting any championship events through 2022, absent any changes in the law.Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute, says the move pulls the rug out from under Patrick and other supporters of the Texas bathroom bill, “because they’ve been highlighting over the past month the fact that North Carolina is firmly behind this legislation and that it isn’t having a negative impact.”Like the North Carolina law, SB 6 would require transgender individuals to use the restroom or changing facility of the gender on their birth certificates. The bill is a top priority for Patrick, but House Speaker Joe Straus sees it as a potential snare for his Republican colleagues.“If they vote in favor of it, they alienate the Texas business community,” Jones says. “On the other hand, if they vote against the bill, then they hand a potential Republican primary opponent a major issue that they can use against them in the March 2018 Republican primaries.”Less than two months remain in the current legislative session, and SB 6, which arrived in the House two weeks ago, has yet to be assigned to a committee. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:18 X Correction: The deal reached repeals portions of the bill, not the entire bill.
August 30, 2019
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Listen Now September 6, 2017 How Success Happens Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Companies deal with a variety of risks to their business operations every single day, but there is a new threat originating in the Dark Web that they cannot afford to overlook: “crime-as-a-service,” or CaaS.Crime-as-a-service is when a professional criminal or group of criminals develop advanced tools, “kits” and other packaged services which are then offered up for sale or rent to other criminals who are usually less experienced. This is having a powerful effect on the world of crime — and cybercrime in particular — because it lowers the bar for inexperienced actors to launch sophisticated cyber attacks and scams. In 2017, Europol released a new study that flagged CaaS as a major facilitator of serious online crimes, as well as traditional crimes like illegal weapons sales.Related: Cybercriminals Are Targeting Small Businesses That Don’t Take Cybersecurity SeriouslyThis evolution in the world of cybercrime also coincides with a shift in the types of businesses that are being targeted. When people think of data breaches, they usually think of big corporate victims like Yahoo, Target and Home Depot. However, the reality is that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses over enterprises, because an small businesscan’t afford to spend what a large corporation does on cybersecurity.According to a 2016 study by the Ponemon Institute, half of all small businesses in the U.S. have been breached by hackers. They are also the top target for “spear-phishing,” or targeted fake email attacks, which have more than doubled since 2011. CaaS is a major contributing factor to the rise of these attacks on small businesses.It’s important to understand that crime-as-a-service is not some minor new trend in hacking. It is a game changer, particularly for small businesses. Because of CaaS, future online attacks will be harder to detect, harder to prevent, there will be far more of them and they will be considerably more expensive to clean up than they have been in years past.Here are five popular CaaS offerings on the Dark Web that are most likely to impact small businesses:1. Phishing kitsEmail attacks consistently rank at the top of the list when it comes to small business cyber threats. It used to be fairly easy to spot a fake email, as these scams were often riddled with spelling mistakes and bad English. Today, however, that is no longer the case. Professional “phishing kits” are now available online which are very good at helping criminals impersonate legitimate organizations like banks and the IRS. These kits may come with pre-written form letters which imitate the language, format and logos of real organizations; fake web pages to solicit the victim’s information; “crimeware” that automates the theft of online credentials; spamming software and more.Security tip: Use a malware detection service with anti-phishing support and consider “whitelisting” key operators in the company so they will only receive email from approved contacts. Security awareness training is also important.Related: What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Cybersecurity2. Exploit kitsThere are an abundance of software vulnerabilities out in the wild, but it takes skill to use them. For this reason, professional hackers sell “exploit kits” online (such as RIG, Neutrino and Sundown/Nebula) that incorporate these vulnerabilities into a ready-made hacking tool or set of tools that make it easier for a criminal to break into a company’s network and/or infect it with malware.Security tip: Make sure all software is updated regularly. Additionally, check the company’s website and network using a vulnerability scanning service.3. MalwareWorms, Trojans and viruses are the crown jewel of any attacker’s toolkit. But, developing “good” malware requires solid expertise, which not many cybercriminals have. Today, however, anyone can go onto the Dark Web and buy malware and malware kits, which they can use as-is or customize for specific targets. These online offerings even come with antivirus evasion (i.e., they hide or alter the malware’s “signature” in order to prevent detection by an AV product) and customer support. Ransomware is extremely popular today, but there are plenty of other dangerous products up for sale, including banking Trojans, remote access Trojans (RATs), keyloggers and mobile malware.Security tip: Assume your business will get infected with malware and plan accordingly. Have an outbound firewall in place to prevent malware from “phoning home” to the attacker. Segregate the network so malware can’t spread easily. Backup data regularly in case of loss. Use two-factor authentication for all online accounts.Related: What Businesses Can Do About a Trillion-Dollar Fraud Problem4. Criminal phone banksAs the name implies, this is a service in which criminals have created their own call center operation that can be rented out to other criminals. These are usually operated over VoIP lines in order to conceal their true location and make it easier to spoof phone numbers and impersonate legitimate organizations. They may even use “soundtracks” to imitate the background noises of a busy call center or office, and provide operators with specific accents. A criminal might rent a call center to support a phishing email campaign (“Call this number for assistance with your IRS claim”), or to social engineer an office employee or impersonate a company official to fool a bank.Security tip: Establish clear policies for employees about sharing sensitive information via phone, especially with respect to financial transactions.5. DDoS-for-hireDistributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks can be crippling to any business, as they can knock out websites, customer portals, email service and network connectivity. In the past few years, they have also become exponentially more powerful, due to methods like DNS amplification and NTP amplification attacks. It’s estimated that 73 percent of global brands and organizations are hit by DDoS attacks every year, and many are the victims of repeated attacks. Criminals used to have to build up their own “botnet” containing thousands of infected computers in order to launch these attacks, but now all they have to do is rent a botnet service online.Security tip: Consider hiring a DDoS mitigation service to protect your website.The importance of planning aheadCrime-as-a-service will increase the risks of financial fraud, cyber extortion and data theft for all types of businesses, but smaller companies are at the greatest risk. For this reason, it is essential for business owners to create a “defense in depth” approach that focuses equally on preventive security and post-breach containment. The latter is especially important because no business will be able to prevent every cyber attack. By planning ahead for a network breach, the company can minimize the damage.