Bihar Lok Sabha election results: highlights

first_imgThe BJP had a very slender advantage as of 9.30 pm, winning ten seats and leading in seven. The Janata Dal (United) was close behind, winning 7 and leading in 9. Bihar is set to face a tough battle with the BJP-led NDA pitted against the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan. This is the second time the Opposition alliance has come together to defeat the BJP.In 2014, the BJP held 22 of the 40 seats in the State. Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) are in eight seats. The JD(U) was originally a part of the Mahagathbandhan, but Mr. Kumar resigned as Chief Minister in 2017 and allied with the BJP.Here are the updates: Trends as of 12 p.mThe BJP and its allies are leading in 36 of the State’s 40 seats as of 12 p.m. The BJP fought the elections in Bihar this year Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and the Lok Jan Shakti party. The BJP is leading in 16 seats, the JD(U) in 16 and the Lok Jan Shakti Party in 6. The five-party alliance of the Congress and Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal has managed to bag just 2 seats. Exit polls had predicted a sweeping victory for the BJP alliance with 38 seats or so.  How are the key candidates faring?Prominent candidates in Bihar in this year’s polls included actor Shatrughan Sinha who fought for the Congress against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib. The Union Minister is leading with 64.91 % of the vote share against Sinha’s 22.98%. Former student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, the Left candidate in Begusarai is trailing at 24.44% of the vote share, against BJP’s Giriaj Singh at 55.33%.  Trends as of 10 a.mAs of 10 a.m., the BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is leading in 32 of the State’s 40 Lok Sabha seats. The five-party alliance of the Congress-RJD has managed to bag just 2. The Lok Jan Shakti Party, which has a seat-sharing formula with the BJP-JD(U) alliance is leading in six of the seats. Exit polls had predicted a sweeping victory for the BJP alliance with 38 seats or so. In the 2014 Parliamentary elections, the BJP-LJP-RLSP combine won 31 seats, with the RJD-Congress-NCP alliance winning 7; the JDU had bagged two and the RJD won 4. The Congress had won two seats and the JD-U, which contested separately had won two as well.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Ghana

first_imgMichael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng will be pivotal for Ghana in the World CupMichael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country’s pivotal players in Brazil.Ghana narrowly missed becoming the first African team to reach the semifinals at a World Cup when it lost to Uruguay in the quarterfinals in 2010. The Black Stars had a penalty in extra time, but missed from the spot. Uruguay won in a shootout.The core of that to team is back for another try.Here are five players to watch:MICHAEL ESSIENSome Ghanaians have the feeling that Michael Essien owes them.Often outstanding for European clubs Chelsea, Real Madrid and now AC Milan, the hard-working central midfielder has missed many of Ghana’s big moments recently, including the last World Cup, because of injuries and then his sabbatical.The 31-year-old Essien returned to the squad last year and his ability to power Ghana’s World Cup challenge from the middle of the field may be crucial to the Black Stars’ hopes of reaching the latter stages.KEVIN-PRINCE BOATENGHaving Kevin-Prince Boateng in the starting lineup has been a rare luxury for Ghana in the four years since the last World Cup.Boateng made himself unavailable for selection in 2011 and only returned late last year for the end of the qualifying campaign for Brazil, when he was eased back into the team by Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.He scored in the last playoff match against Egypt and offers big-game experience from Europe’s top leagues.A German youth international from under-15 level, Boateng chose Ghana, his father’s country, at senior level. His brother Jerome plays for Germany, which Ghana will face in the group stage at the World Cup.ASAMOAH GYANGhana’s leader from the front, Asamoah Gyan hasn’t always had the happiest time playing for his country.Gyan missed a crucial penalty in extra time against Uruguay that could have put the Black Stars into the 2010 World Cup semifinals. He also missed from the spot in the semifinals of the African Cup in 2012 as Ghana was eliminated.The 28-year-old forward has taken on the captaincy and often fights a lone battle as Ghana’s solitary striker.KWADWO ASAMOAHA defender or midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah is versatile and valuable.Asamoah plays on the left side of defense or midfield and can also operate as a central midfielder with the ability to push forward and create and score goals.At 25, the Juventus player already has six years of experience with Ghana and six years in Serie A.ANDRE AYEWThe son of Abedi Pele, who is still recognized as Ghana’s best player ever, Andre Ayew comes from the closest thing to Ghanaian football royalty.The 24-year-old winger has pace and skill and can also play as a second striker, but has sometimes been a troublesome figure in the Ghana setup.Ayew was excluded from the squad for the last African Cup after failing to report for duty at a pre-tournament training camp. He has since made up with coach Kewsi Appiah and is one of Ghana’s most creative players.last_img read more

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

first_imgFILE – In an Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures founder Dan Gilbert is seen during a basketball game in East Lansing, Mich. Gilbert is recovering, Sunday, May 26, 2019, after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)CLEVELAND — Billionaire businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care.Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert “received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably” after going to a Detroit-area hospital early Sunday with “stroke-like symptoms.” Gilbert is the company’s founder and chairman.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Elite get balanced scoring in winning a third straight game Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles10:14Sotto to new Senate: We are legislators, not prosecutors or judges02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The company said Gilbert’s family requests privacy at this time.Gilbert has owned the Cavs since 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 57-year-old Gilbert introduced new Cavs coach John Beilein at a press conference Tuesday at the team’s training facility in Independence, Ohio.His hospitalization comes a month before his Rocket Mortgage is to host Detroit’s first PGA Tour event. It also follows his launch of a ballot drive just days earlier to push auto insurance reform in Michigan. The state Legislature passed a landmark insurance reform bill Friday. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

Carpal biopsy

first_imgBiopsy of the wrist and carpal structures.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img

IPL 2019: Andre Russell needs freedom to express himself, feels Robin Uthappa

first_img No data available! scorecard graphs commentary view more view lesscenter_img IPL 2019: Andre Russell needs freedom to express himself, feels Robin UthappaIndian Premier League 2019: Robin Uthappa said West Indian Andre Russell is very important for the Kolkata Knight Riders and added that all-rounder also knows how important his role is in the team. Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 19:26 IST Robin Uthappa had nothing but praise for Andre Russell ahead of KKR facing Delhi Capitals (IANS Photo)Andre Russell plays an integral part in the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) set up and batsman Robin Uthappa made no bones about the fact that Russell firing helps the cause of the team.Speaking to the media on the eve of KKR’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals, Uthappa said the Caribbean all-rounder enjoys his role in the team.”Russell plays an important role. We understand the impact he has for the team to go from 180 to 200. It is important for him to have freedom. He looks at himself as a senior statesman in the team. He understands the role.”If he fails, it is about balance. If it wasn’t a no ball and Russell had gotten out (in the last game), I would have played an attacking role. But with him around, you have to be sensible about what the team needs. Russell will have a few bad days, it is bound to happen. We need to take that in our stride and deliver,” he explained.Training and smiles ahead of #DCvKKR!The boys look ready to get back to winning ways! #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals (1/2) pic.twitter.com/5A5oPI02rADelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 29, 2019Uthappa had himself played a quality knock in the game against Kings XI Punjab, but it was all about the Russell show and the batsman doesn’t mind serving the team.”It is sometimes a double-edged sword. Sometimes you can play a knock like I played the last day and it can fly under the radar, but it was important for the team. It’s important to hold that position. I love serving the team,” he said.advertisementFind someone who looks at you the way @rinkusingh235 looks at @Russell12A’s weapons #KKRHaiTaiyaar pic.twitter.com/3OrcRyyTfrKolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 29, 2019This will be KKR’s first away game and the batsman said it is important to start well as they have four away games on the trot.”First away game… This is important as we need to start well. Winning is important in away games. DC have always been a tough opponent in Delhi. It doesn’t look like a regular wicket. If it is a good wicket, we will get runs.”The importance of away wins is huge. We have four away games, so starting well is important. We need to create that momentum away from home,” he said.While there have been a lot of talks about the wickets being prepared for the IPL, Uthappa said the T20 format is meant for the batsmen.”It is not conducive for the viewership. But you want it to be evenly balanced. Slow wickets are fine, but rank turners are not conducive for T20 games. It is a batsman’s game and viewers want to watch that,” he said.Also Read | IOC bars India from hosting future sporting events after Pakistani shooters denied visasAlso Read | Pakistan Olympic Association hails IOC decision on revoking Olympic quotas from Delhi World CupAlso Read | NRAI thanks IOC for sparing 14 out of 16 Olympic quotas at Shooting World CupAlso Watch | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians eye first winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Robin UthappaFollow Andre RusselFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Delhi Capitals advertisementlast_img read more

Interspecies friendship blooms as young narwhal swims with St Lawrence belugas

first_imgMONTREAL – With its dark grey skin and prominent tusk, the young narwhal stands out from the pod of snowy white belugas it has joined in the St. Lawrence River, some 1,000 kilometres from home.But against all odds, the wayward arctic mammal appears to have become a fully integrated member of the group, serving as an example of the complex social bonds the animals can form, according to the scientific director of a whale research group.Robert Michaud said the narwhal was first spotted in 2016 swimming with a group of juvenile belugas in the river, well south of its usual Arctic range.Drone footage captured by the Michaud’s group earlier this summer confirmed the narwhal is still with the same group, and had apparently become “just one of the boys,” as Michaud puts it.He said the games and interactions between the narwhal and belugas were indistinguishable from those between the rest of the pod, suggesting the newcomer had been fully accepted by its companions.“This young narwhal is interacting with the belugas as if he was just another beluga, swimming with belugas,” said Michaud, the scientific director of the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals based in Tadoussac, Que.The interspecies friendship is rare but not surprising, given that the two species are closely related and have similar habits, Michaud said.They’re similar sizes, have similar lifespans, and both live in large, complex family groups.Michaud believes the belugas may have saved the narwhal’s life, since many lost animals end up near boats or humans, which increases the chances of accidents.“Vagrant belugas that are isolated from their population, from their social groups like that often end their lives as solitary and have dramatic ends because they look for interaction,” he said.“This little narwhal is a lucky one because he found some buddies.”Marianne Marcoux, a marine mammal researcher with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, said the narwhal found in the St. Lawrence is “way south” of its range and likely just got lost.But even in the Arctic where they occasionally cross, groups of narwhals and belugas usually stick with their family groups.She’s only seen one instance of a beluga swimming with a large group of narwhals, but didn’t know if the animal had joined the group or was just passing through.But Marcoux says that narwhals are very social animals who show preference for certain companions over others, so she’s not surprised the vagrant whale has made some “friends.”“They need to create associations in order to survive in this environment, so they need to have co-operation between them, so if you want you can call it (friendship)…but I prefer to call it social relationships,” she said in a phone interview.For Michaud, the interactions are yet another proof that whales exhibit much more complex social behaviours than previously thought.He said researchers have recently discovered that belugas are one of the few species on earth that go through menopause — or stop reproducing before the end of their lives — which he interprets as a sign that older generations remain with their pods to pass down knowledge to younger generations.As for the young narwhal, Michaud said it appears to be healthy, and researchers are curious to see whether it mates with a beluga in a few years to create a hybrid narwhal-beluga baby, which has been observed in skeletons but never studied in the wild.last_img read more

Dollarama profit jumps 32 as discount retailer boosts sales and prices

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. had a net profit of $49.8-million in its second quarter, up 32% from the comparable period last year, as the Montreal-based discount retailer benefited from higher sales and thicker profit margins.The profit amounted to 66 cents per diluted share in the 13 weeks ended July 29, up from $37.6 million or 50 cents per share in the comparable period last year.Dollarama’s revenue was up 13.8%, rising to $441 million from $387.5 million for the corresponding period last year.Dollarama originally sold products for a dollar each but now offers items of up to $3 — a move that has helped boost its revenue and margins.The Montreal-based company has also grown by expanding the number of stores in its network, which now total 735 locations across Canada.Comparable-store sales grew 7.3% from the second quarter of last year’s fiscal 2012, showing organic growth. The company also increased the number of stores by 55, or 8.1%, over the 12-month period.Profit margins improved to 36.9% of sales, up from 36.7%.“We are very pleased with our second quarter financial and operating results,” Larry Rossy, Dollarama’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.“Our strong comparable store sales are a good indicator that our customers appreciate our great merchandise value and our diverse product offerings.” read more

UN partners launch humanitarian response for floodaffected Solomon Islands

According to a report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), heavy rain from a tropical depression caused severe flooding in Honiara after the Mataniko River burst its banks, washing away homes and bridges. On Saturday, the Government requested the support from OCHA, as well as the deployment of all Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) clusters. A partnership of UN agencies, Red Cross, regional and bilateral organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the PHT was set-up by OCHA in 2008 to ensure a regional responders work together in Pacific disasters. Ms. Osnat Lubrani, UN Resident Coordinator for the Solomon Islands and co-chair of the PHT, is in Honiara to meet with the Government, donors and humanitarian partners to determine where PHT expertise and supplies are most needed.“We express our deepest sympathies to the Government and people of the Solomon Islands for the loss of life and destruction of homes and infrastructure,” said Ms. Lubrani, expressing PHT’s commitment “to working with the Government across all response areas, including coordination, shelter, health, water and sanitation.”Donald Burgess, from UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist (WASH) in Honiara said, “At this stage, our priorities lie is making sure that the estimated 12,000 people spread out between 14 evacuation centres are safe and have adequate access to water, food and other non-food items such as blankets and sleeping mats.”Sune Gudnitz, the head of OCHA’s office in the Pacific is in Honiara, calling on the international community for support. He explained that funds are urgently needed “to assist the affected population, who are from some of the poorest urban and remote communities of the country.”Honiara International Airport reopened to commercial flights yesterday, enabling the movement of aid workers and supplies. Australia and New Zealand military aircraft have started delivering supplies and personnel, according to OCHA. UNICEF New Zealand Executive Director Dennis McKinlay explained that “the fact that the weather has cleared enough for initial assessments to be undertaken is a huge positive. Some shops are also up and running but warn they only have enough stockpiled to last a few weeks. Food security will be a huge concern in the coming weeks,” he noted. read more

Yemen one of worst hunger crises in the world UNsupported study finds

“Twenty of the country’s 22 governorates are in ’emergency’ or ‘crisis’ food insecurity phases and almost two-thirds of the population are now facing hunger and urgently require life and livelihood-saving assistance,” the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said in a press release.These numbers represent an increase of 21 per cent since June 2016, according to information from the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, a partnership of FAO, UN World Food Programme (WFP) and a number of governmental and non-governmental organizations.Given the number of people who are food insecure, “Yemen is currently one of the worst hunger crises in the world,” FAO said.The crisis is fuelled by the two-year long conflict, with almost 80 per cent of households in Yemen report having a worse economic situation than before the fighting.“The conflict has a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods. Crop and livestock production fell significantly compared to pre-crisis levels,” said Salah Hajj Hassan, FAO Representative in Yemen.UN officials are calling not only for immediate food aid but also for agricultural assistance to save livelihoods – and for access to the people in need. “Unrestricted access to all areas, including for commercial trade, will also be critical to ensure the food insecurity in the country does not further deteriorate,” said Stephen Anderson, WFP Representative and Country Director in Yemen.The food insecurity is causing malnutrition rates to spike. Of the 2.2 million children suffering from acute malnutrition, more than 460,000 are severely and acutely malnourished, a categorization known as “SAM” in the humanitarian community.“To put things in perspective, a SAM child is ten times more at risk of death if not treated on time than a healthy child his or her age,” said Meritxell Relaño, UNICEF Representative in the country. “The ongoing conflict and food insecurity will have long-term implications on the health and overall development of children in Yemen.” Note: The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 required $2.1 billion. The above represent prioritised, life-saving requirements to avert and respond to the risk of famine. Source: OCHA read more

Striking university lecturers warned they could be held liable for student failures

first_imgTeaching staff at more than 60 universities are due to begin a wave of walkouts if a bitter dispute over pensions is not resolved, affecting more than one million students. In emails seen by the Daily Telegraph, staff at both Reading University and City University, London, were told that by opting to take part in industrial action, due to start on Thursday, they could be liable for damages if students sue for breach of contract. The threats were likened to “bullying” by the University and College Union. Two universities have warned lecturers that if they go on strike they will be partly responsible for student failures and could face legal action. The scale of the strike action is understood…last_img

LETTER Not satisfied with Diaspora Engagement Conference

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt committed to working with Guyanese Diaspora , says HarmonJuly 27, 2017In “latest news”Inaugural Diaspora Engagement Conference opens in Georgetown …President says UG central to ‘green’ development in GuyanaJuly 25, 2017In “latest news”LETTER: Guyanese at Indian Diaspora Conference in MauritiusAugust 15, 2017In “latest news” The Editor,The Guyana’s Diaspora Engagement Conference was held from 23 – 26th July 2017. It was held at The Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel and was organised by The University of Guyana (UG). I was privileged to attend.On entering the Hall for the conference opening, I thought I was in the wrong place. It appeared to me that the hard-working Vice Chancellor, or one of his organizers, had made a mistake by calling the conference, “Guyana Diaspora Engagement Conference.” I would have been more comfortable and understanding if the conference was called the “Afro-Guyanese Diaspora Engagement Conference.” I saw more Afro-Guyanese than any other race, from usher to registrar to technician. The musical performers were all Africans.From time immemorial, Guyana has been promoted as “The land of six races.” I expected to see the two major races in Guyana equally represented, but over 90% of those in attendance were Afro-Guyanese. Of course, there were the token Indian speakers and attendees (“hustlers”) looking for work and contracts from UG or from the new Granger Government.Listening to some of the speakers at the conference opening night, I am still a little confused about what contributions they made to their beloved country. How many Afro-Guyanese returned home to create employment and opportunities for their brothers in the Desmond Hoyte’s Government?.I thought that The Hon. Prime Minister Moses Nagamotoo would have graced the opening.Was he too afraid to attend the reception? He claims to be a Guyanese with no ethnic heritage.In his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, chanted like a mantra, the colloquial African term, “If me na com, me na kno, me com so me kno.”On the second day of the conference, His Excellency President David Granger, said Guyana is going forward, but he didn’t say how and where.  To me, his emphasis was more on promoting eco-tourism, the same speech he gave at many places all over the Caribbean. He spoke about The University of Guyana’s contributions to tertiary education and his experience as a student.President Granger didn’t say, or conveniently forgot, the same University he attended was established by the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan and C.R. Nunes. Granger’s predecessor, L.F.S.Burhnam had degraded the University of Guyana by referring to it as “Jagan’s Night School.” Ironically, Burnham’s protege, Ivelaw Griffith, who led the youth wing of Burnham’s party, PNC, studied at the university and was very hostile to Jagan. The opening speakers of the conference failed to remember that both major races as well as the Amerindians, Portuguese and Mixed have made, and continue to make, tremendous contributions to the development of Guyana. Ms. Farah Ali read more

The Wilmington Insider For July 29 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, July 29, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind around 6 mph.In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge. Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights.Welcome Home Ceremony: Sunday, July 29, 7pmWelcome: Lou Cimaglia, Director, Wilmington Department of Veterans’ ServicesHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; US Coast Guard Honor Guard; USS Constitution Navy Honor GuardInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Eric Lamarche, Director of Veterans’ Services, LowellGuest Speaker: Timothy Sullivan, US Navy, Vietnam Veteran, Silver State Recipient, Ex-POW, National Security Officer, Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ ServicesGold Star Families Place WreathsRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentBagpipes: Scruffy Wallace of the Dropkick MurphysTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranIn The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm. For one week only, the market will be located at the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility (9 Cross Street) to accommodate the Moving Wall at Town Common.  See this week’s lineup HERE. The Wilmington Memorial Library will be running a Story Time at 10am. Live music will be provided by John Lorentz & Anne Sandstrom.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 28, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

OBITUARY Patrick C Bourgelais 74

first_imgMERRIMAC, MA — Patrick C. Bourgelais, 74, of Merrimac, MA passed away peacefully Monday, May 13, 2019 at his home in Merrimac. At the time of his passing he was surrounded by his loving family. Patrick was born March 31, 1945 in Exeter, NH the son of the late Marie (Bourgelais) Glidden. He was a lifelong resident of Merrimac, MA.Patrick attended Haverhill Trade School and later worked as an Engineer with Transitron in Wakefield, MA for ten years. He would later be employed as a Production Control Manager with Dynamics Research Corporation in Wilmington, MA for 30 years until his retirement.In his spare time, Patrick enjoyed computer programming, casino entertainment and photography. In his youth, he enjoyed being on and near the ocean. He loved diving, deep-sea fishing and water skiing. He was an intelligent self-taught man that used his knowledge and ability to build his home in Merrimac where he lived for many years. His grandchildren would refer to his vast knowledge as “an encyclopedia”. More than anything he cherished time with his family and most especially his adoring grandchildren. Patrick enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and supporting their teams.Patrick is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Judy Bourgelais of Merrimac, MA, two children, Patrick Bourgelais, Jr., of Derry, NH and Crissy Hadley and husband Steven of Merrimac, MA. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Daniel Bourgelais, Bronwyn Hadley and Benjamin Patrick Hadley, one great-grandchild, Zander Bourgelais, three nephews, Philip Bourgelais, Paul Bourgelais and Peter Bourgelais and many friends. He will also be dearly remembered by his large extended family and in-laws. In addition to his mother, Patrick was predeceased by his Step-father, William Glidden and his brother Frederick Bourgelais.Services are private and in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. For online condolences please visit http://www.GrondinCarnevale.com.Patrick C. Boureglais(NOTE: The above obituary is from the Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Anthony Charles Mack, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”last_img read more

2014 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift Caught Testing Again to be Unveiled at Auto

first_imgMahindra & Mahindra has once again been spotted testing its upcoming Mahindra Scorpio Facelift, this time in Pune.Though the new Scorpio SUV has been making headlines for quite a while now and numerous spy pictures of the test mule have hit the web before, this is the first time the images revealing different parts of the vehicle surfaced.The latest images posted by the Cartoq reveal that the Mahindra Scorpio Facelift is in the final stage of production and likely to see a launch in early 2014.If reports are to be believed, the latest version of Scorpio is likely to make its first appearance at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014, which is scheduled in February.Check the images hereThe test mule is believed to be the top-end variant of Scorpio. The vehicle parades a new set of headlamps, the front grille, a revised front bumper and the revamped tail lamps on the exterior. As far the interior is concerned, the all new Scorpio appears to be inspired from the XUV 500. The test mule interior sports beige paint job and features AC vents in rectangular shape. According to Cartoq, the car also sports a redesigned infotainment system.On the mechanical front, the upcoming Scorpio is likely to draw its power from the same 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engine that powers the current version, which can churn out a power of 120 bhp with a torque of 290 Nm. Going by the rumours, the new Scorpio might also get 6-speed automatic transmission for improved performance. Considering the fact that the competition in the SUV market is getting tougher every day and the 2014 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift is spotted again and again in different parts of India, the imminent launch of Scorpio is inevitable.last_img read more

Colin LeBron publicly dismissing the importance of the regular season is a

first_img There is no bigger fan of LeBron than Colin, but today in The Herd he explained why James’ comments, and the lack of a compelling regular season are huge problems for the NBA.He pointed out that NBA ratings are down because of a regular season devoid of compelling story lines, and a lack of parity. James comments only feed into the stereotype of NBA players as aloof, and unconcerned with the regular season product.“This is not a blip. It is a massive problem.”Either way, Adam Silver has a big problem on his hands, and he needs to get this fixed before next season. The players are walking all over him and the result is the NBA product has declined.“This is a terrible optic. Ratings are down 20%, and this is why.” Advertisement The NBA is promoting the Cavs/Celtics game tonight as a battle for the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. LeBron James doesn’t think it’s an especially big deal.After last night’s game, when James was asked about playing the Celtics, he downplayed its importance, and said he doesn’t really care about regular season games.last_img read more

LGBTI conversion therapy is quickly being phased out of the United States

first_imgThe practice of ‘conversion therapy’ or ‘gay cure therapy’ is slowly dying in the United States. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Hawaii becomes 12th US state to ban conversion therapy for minorsDelaware becomes 15th US state to ban conversion therapyMaryland officially bans conversion therapy for LGBTI minorsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/lgbti-conversion-therapy-quickly-phased-united-states/center_img Tell me moreThe Hawaii State Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, 10 April banning any attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBTI youth. On Thursday, 12 April, Maine narrowly managed to pass a similar bill.‘By passing this legislation, Hawaiian legislators are clearly demonstrating a passion for action to care for LGBTQ youth,’ said Sam Briton, a non-binary survivor of conversion therapy who works as head of advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project.‘Conversion therapy is a dangerous and discredited practice that I and nearly 700,000 LGBTQ people have survived. We are so grateful to Hawaii for protecting our youth from its trauma,’ they continued.The Maine bill was spearheaded by Rep. Ryan Fecteau, who once had a university administrator urge him to go to conversion therapy.‘I know there are young people who are far more vulnerable than I was back then,’ Fecteau said. ‘I want to protect them from the harm that can come from a trusted professional telling them, one way or another, that they are broken, that the core truth of who they are is wrong and even disgusting.’There are now 11 states plus Washington D.C. where this inhumane practice is banned. These states include Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Illinois, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont. As of 4 April, the governor of Maryland pledged to sign a bill banning the practice there as well. A bisexual house delegate gave a passionate speech about why such a ban is needed. This would bring the total number of states outlawing the practice to 12.Additionally, cities such as New York and Philadelphia have also made conversion therapy illegal, as have several municipalities in Florida.Backwards statesHowever, some states like Virginia are slower to end this practice. Back in January, Virginia’s Senate’s Health and Education Committee rejected a bill that would ban conversion therapy for minors.United States is ahead of the gameAccording to The Daily Beast, this one area of pro-LGBTI legislation is where the United States is ahead of the curve. While nations like Canada and the United Kingdom are typically ahead of America in LGBTI rights and protections, they are falling behind when it comes to outlawing conversion therapy.In the United Kingdom, conversion therapy is not yet banned despite other protections against discrimination for LGBTI people. In Canada, only the province of Ontario has a ban of conversion therapy in place. Large cities like Vancouver have yet to bar the practice.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Love is Law graffiti (Photo by David Goehring on Flickr).last_img read more

Bank of Cyprus appoints new CEO updated

first_imgBy Stefanos EvripidouTHE BOARD of the Bank of Cyprus (BoC) announced the appointment of John Patrick Hourican as the bank’s new CEO on Tuesday night.His appointment was considered one of the key priorities of the board.In January 2012 the Irish national was appointed Chief Executive of Markets and International Banking at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), having served as Chief Executive of its predecessor, Global Banking and Markets, since October 2008, around the time when the bank was recapitalised by the British state.The BoC press release said Hourican contributed to “the successful redefinition of the Group’s strategy which remained competitive in international markets recording significant profits”.From 1997 until 2008, Hourican held a variety of positions across the RBS Group, including Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Group, Head of Leveraged Finance and Chief Operating Officer of Global Banking & Markets.He received a degree in Economics and Sociology from the National University of Ireland and received a postgraduate diploma in Accounting from Dublin City University before starting his career at Price Waterhouse, where he worked in Dublin, London and Hong Kong. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.The BoC board said his appointment was made taking into account his qualifications and experience.“The Board of Directors believes the appointment of the new CEO is a key step in the implementation of the restructuring development of the bank’s activities to the benefit of our shareholders, our clients and the economy of the country,” the statement said.Board chairman Christis Kasapis described him as a “dynamic, experienced and recognized professional in the international banking sector who is able to respond effectively to the challenges facing the Group”.“Welcoming Mr Hourican to Cyprus, we feel confident that under his direction and in close cooperation with the board, we will begin a new chapter in the history of the Group, contributing positively to the economic life of the country,” he added.In his first comments, Hourican told the Financial Times that he was “very excited” about the new challenge.“The opportunity to make a real difference not only to the bank but to the country as a whole is a significantly interesting challenge.”He said his appointment was indefinite but envisaged three to five years for the restructuring, the FT reported.As part of the recent €10 billion bailout of Cyprus, international lenders demanded the winding down of Laiki bank and the restructuring of BoC, which entailed being lumped with most of Laiki’s assets, including €9.2 billion in emergency liquidity assistance.BoC shareholders were wiped out while large depositors saw a 47.5 per cent haircut on savings to help provide a significant buffer for the bank over the next three years, in the face of an increasing non-performing loan portfolio.  You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoSUVs | Search AdsLuxury SUVs For SeniorsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more