On Monday, February 29, 2016, experience An Evening With Neil Young when Fathom Events, Warner Bros. Records and AARP present a special, one-night screening of the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic musical comedy, “Human Highway,” along with the Neil Young’s concert feature, “Rust Never Sleeps,” in select movie theaters nationwide live at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. PT, HI and AK.The special cinematic event also features an exclusive live Q&A with Cameron Crowe interviewing Young and his eclectic cast, which includes Gerald V. Casale of Devo, Russ Tamblyn and Charlotte Stewart.Audiences will first enjoy “Human Highway,” Young’s 1982 comedy starring Tamblyn, Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper and Devo, in an all new digital restoration. Then, “Rust Never Sleeps,” the full-length feature about Young’s 1978 concert tour, will give cinema audiences a spectacular set list full of Young’s most popular songs, showcasing classic hits such as “I Am a Child,” featuring Crazy Horse, “Cinnamon Girl,” “Like a Hurricane” and both the acoustic and electric versions of his landmark song “Hey Hey, My My.”Tickets for “An Evening With Neil Young” can be purchased online beginning Friday, January 15, by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.With multiple GRAMMYs, Juno Awards and many other notable accolades earned during his illustrious career, Neil Young is one of the most influential musicians of the generation. The New York Times described “Rust Never Sleeps” as offering “some of [Young’s] strongest songs, both new and old, in performances as fine or finer than those on his recent, partly live record album of the same title,” and said “the intensity of the singing and playing of Crazy Horse, Mr. Young’s longtime partners for electric-rock projects, is as moving as rock can offer.”John Rubey, Fathom Events CEO, said, “We are proud to present ‘An Evening With Neil Young’ to fans across the nation. Music lovers will get a unique opportunity to experience over three-and-a-half hours of landmark rock n’ roll entertainment from one of music’s most beloved singer-songwriters.”“Neil Young is a singular talent and an icon of American popular music, and we are proud and honored to support this event, knowing full well how much our members will enjoy it,” said Robert Love, editor in chief of AARP The Magazine. “I have many fond memories of seeing Neil and Crazy Horse at the Fillmore East in New York City, solo at Carnegie Hall, and have followed his career since Buffalo Springfield.”
Chris Cornell’s family has released a new PSA video vowing to continue raising awareness for the human rights causes their father was dedicated to set to the backdrop of his current Best Rock Performance GRAMMY-nominated song, “The Promise.”Video: Chris Cornell Vows to ‘Keep the Promise’As part of his long career as a songwriter and performer, Cornell wrote and recorded the title song for “The Promise” (2017), the first feature film to highlight the story of the Armenian genocide. All proceeds from the film have gone toward human rights causes, including creation of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law. Cornell donated all of his proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee.The PSA video follows the announcement of the creation of an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at UCLA School of Law. The Chris Cornell Scholarship honors Cornell’s commitment to justice, human rights and advocacy for those in need.
7 September 2010Recycled urban wastewater can be used to irrigate crops, helping to ease the problem of water scarcity and reduce pollution, a new United Nations report says as it calls for the practice to be scaled up. The report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), released yesterday to coincide with the start of World Water Week, finds that reclaimed and treated wastewater is used in agriculture in more than 50 countries around the globe.In some countries, such as Spain and Mexico, a high proportion of treated wastewater is used for irrigation.But the FAO said the data indicates that overall the practice is not being as widely implemented as it should.Pasquale Steduto, the Deputy Director of FAO’s Land and Water Division, said the re-use of wastewater brings benefits beyond a mere increase in food production, such as by helping “to mitigate competition between cities and agriculture for water in regions of growing water scarcity. In the right settings, it can also help to deal with urban wastewater effluent and downstream pollution.”Mr. Steduto added that farmers can also avoid some of the costs of pumping groundwater, while the nutrients contained in wastewater would reduce their fertilizer expenses.In addition, recycling wastewater frees up freshwater for so-called high-value urban or industrial use, reducing the costs to municipal authorities.
TORONTO — A strengthening U.S. dollar and falling oil prices put pressure on the loonie, as the commodity-sensitive currency closed at its lowest level in more than a month.The Canadian dollar fell for a third straight session, giving back 0.48 of a U.S. cent to 76.31 cents US. The loonie has not closed below this level since it finished at 76.08 cents US on April 7.Meanwhile, the S&P/TSX composite index in Toronto ended the day little changed as it found lift from materials, gold and consumer staples stocks. The index dipped 8.69 points to 13,817.32.In commodities, the July contract for North American benchmark crude lost 11 cents to US$48.67 a barrel, while June natural gas rallied four cents to US$2.04 per mmBtu.The June contract for gold bullion was down $19.60 at US$1,254.80 a troy ounce, while July copper shed two cents to US$2.06 a pound.Fears over the growing possibility of a June interest rate hike weighed heavily on Wall Street as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 91.22 points to 17,435.40, while the broader S&P 500 fell 7.59 points to 2,040.04. The Nasdaq composite lost 26.59 points to 4,712.53.
Aveos airframe business to be sold to five companies for $10.8 million by News Staff Posted Jun 27, 2012 5:13 pm MDT MONTREAL – After failing to attract any buyers for its airframe business, insolvent aircraft maintenance firm Aveos Fleet Performance is seeking court approval Thursday to break up and sell the unit’s assets to several buyers for $10.8 million, the monitor overseeing the dismantling of the company says.The prospective buyers include three Canadian firms, two U.S.-based companies and one liquidator.The purchase prices paid by the companies weren’t disclosed in case Aveos has to return to the market if the transactions don’t close.No single buyer was found to restart the airframe unit’s operations because its business model in Canada “has a limited role in a global context” and is not globally competitive, the monitor’s report said.The buyers include Avianor Inc. based in Mirabel, Que., Avmax Aviation Services Inc. of Calgary and Discovery Air Technical, a subsidiary of Yellowknife-based Discovery Air (TSX:DA.A).Premier Aviation Overhaul Center of New York, which has an operation in Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Illinois-based Aircraft Services Inc. will also acquire parts of the business.Liquidator Maynards Industries Ltd. will buy several lots of equipment that it will sell by private sale or at public auction in September before Aveos plans to vacate Air Canada hangars in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver.Work on repairing and overhauling airframes has increasingly gone to low-cost operations in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere.Consequently, the assets were offered in smaller “digestible” lots so that Canadian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operators could have an opportunity equal to that of a global buyer to acquire parts of the business.“The result is that most of the strategic asset buyers under the transactions which are being recommended for approval are MROs operating in Canada who intend to expand their current service offerings or develop new lines of service in Canada, utilizing these specific assets,” Jonathan Solursh, chief restructuring officer at Aveos.The airframe unit received 22 bids for its various parts, including 17 from strategic purchasers and five liquidators, but none that wanted to keep the business together.The Aveos airframe business employed about 1,500 of the company’s 2,600 workers before it closed its operations in March and obtained court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Monitor FTI Consulting said the sales process for the engine business has been extended until a July 26 court hearing. The delay will give prospective buyers additional time to “address and resolve various issues, including exhausting all options to determine is there is the possibility of a going concern or modified going concern solution.”Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) and Aveos have signed a new exclusive engine repair contract through 2017, provided the purchaser of the business is one of five deemed acceptable by the airline in terms of operational requirements.Canada’s largest carrier also agreed to conduct a request for proposals for work on about 1,000 component parts serviced by Aveos. Work on the five- to 10-year contract must be done at Aveos’s facility.The sale of the landing gear assets have also been deferred.“There are multiple suitors for the Component Maintenance business who are engaged in meaningful discussions with the company, the union and other stakeholders,” the monitor said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The study, which involved 270 from the areas around Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes, found that lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress were associated with the number of birds people could see in the afternoon. It did not matter what species of bird they were watching. Last night, University of Exeter research fellow Dr Daniel Cox, who led the study, said: “This study starts to unpick the role that some key components of nature play for our mental well-being.”The researchers, who included academics from the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queensland, also found that those who spend less time outdoors than they are used to are more likely to report they feel anxious or depressed. You don’t have to be a professional bird watcher to benefit from the lower levels of depression, anxiety and stressCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Images Officer workers can de-stress by watching birds out of their window, a study has suggested after it found it makes people less anxious and depressed. Being able to see birds, shrubs and trees can help mental health, even if people are not in a rural area, the academics found. The positive association between birds, shrubs and trees and better mental health applied, even after controlling for variation in neighbourhood deprivation, household income, age and a wide range of other socio-demographic factors.Dr Cox added: “Birds around the home, and nature in general, show great promise in preventative health care, making cities healthier, happier places to live.”Previous studies put the change in well-being down to the fact people feel relaxed and connected to nature when looking at birds and trees. The research was published in the Bioscience journal. This study starts to unpick the role that some key components of nature play for our mental well-beingDr Daniel Cox, who led the study
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJamaica hit by Dengue outbreakJanuary 4, 2019In “Health”Six confirmed dengue deaths in JamaicaFebruary 13, 2019In “latest news”Chikungunya cases increase to 76, another 580 suspectedAugust 21, 2014In “Business” (CMC) – Grenada has been put on alert amid fears of a dengue outbreak after Jamaica reported an upsurge in cases at the start of the year.“We are all keeping a close eye on the development of the dengue fever situation in the region, and so in order to prevent and control this upsurge in a timely manner, we are taking early and decisive action now,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr George Mitchell.Earlier this month, health authorities in Jamaica confirmed two dengue-related deaths for the period January to December last year and said that the virus had surpassed the epidemic threshold for December.The island reported that there were seven suspected and two confirmed cases of dengue-related deaths for the period January to December 2018 and that a total of 830 reported cases have been classified as suspected, presumed or confirmed as at January 3 this year.Mitchell said that the Health Promotions Department and vector control officers have been mandated to scale up their intervention programmes nationwide aimed at preventing an upsurge in the spread of dengue fever in Grenada.He said that given the regional situation and the fact that there is likely to be an increase in the mosquito population around this time of year, the ministry was not taking any chances and will not sit complacent.The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of the dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses.Symptoms of dengueinclude sudden onset of high fever with severe headache, fatigue, pain behind the eyes, muscle, bone or joint pain, skin rash and vomiting or feeling nauseous.
A guitar that never goes out of tune, condom for children, a bra made out of gas mask, a smartphone that never dies, and a familiar meat dress all made this year’s New York Times Year in Ideas list. The paper published its 10th annual list featuring “innovations and insights from a spectrum of fields, including economics, biology, engineering, medicine, literature, sports, music and, of course, raw-meat clothing.”The list includes the controversial “Youth Condom,” a smaller-than-standard prophylactic targeted at youth in Sweden after a study found that kids had problems fitting into regular ones. “Relaxation Drinks,” meanwhile, promise to offer an alternative to he Red Bulls of the world, helping consumers slow down a bit.The “Bra Mask” is a bra comprised of two gas masks, designed by a Ukrainian science to help women reduce their intake of radiation. The “Armored T-Shirt” is dipped in boron carbide, the stuff they make bulletproof vests out of. A British firm introduced the world to the concept of the Revive smartphone, a phone that evolves over time so the user never has to but a new one.The “Guitar That Stays in Tune” uses a series of levers and strings to save the player precious tuning time. The Concept 1 basketball shoes, meanwhile, promise to add four inches to a player’s leap. And the “Meat Dress?” Well, you saw the footage from the MTV Video Music Awards, right?
Yesterday we heard that the Ouya developer consoles had started shipping, and just a day later the folks on the Ouya developer team have been kind enough to do an unboxing video. You can watch it above.This is by no means final hardware, but promises to give developers everything they need to start developing apps and games for Ouya. Included in the jet-black box is an official developer welcome letter, frosted translucent developer console, two frosted translucent controllers, the power adapter, HDMI cable, Micro USB cable, and batteries for the controllers. The only surprise in that package is the Micro USB cable because they decided to add a Micro USB port to the hardware making it easy to hook up to a PC.These versions of the console are special and form a very limited run. Although they allow developers early access to the hardware, they also come with a few issues that need to be worked out before the final hardware ships. Most notably, the controller has a D-pad and triggers that are less than great. Although still very usable, fine tuning the controls for a game wont be possible as the controller Ouya gamers use will be different.The Ouya development team now wants feedback, and they are expecting a lot of bug reports to come in. But that’s a good thing, as it’s not until the hardware is used in anger that it starts to become a real product you can ship to consumers. As for the software, the dev units are also shipping with a very early version of the user interface, which is aiming to look like the screenshot below:More at Ouya
With the growing popularity of smartphones and tablet, manufacturers have continued to miniaturize components so we can fit more into ever thinner devices. But that has also opened up the way for electronics to be embedded in other objects you wouldn’t normally associate with needing such components.One example of this is an experiment coming out of the Fluid Interface Group at MIT Media Lab. It’s called Glassified, and embeds a transparent OLED screen into a ruler, which is then hooked up to a PC and Wacom digitizer.What this allows is for objects to be drawn using the basic functionality of the ruler–drawing straight lines, but then additional information added to the drawing using the transparent display, digitizer, and stroke recognition by the PC. For example, drawing a triangle and then covering it with the screen automatically works out the dimensions and area and displays them as an overlay. If you create a closed shape and then add a ball and direction arrow, the ball can be seen bouncing around inside the shape starting in the direction specified.Glassified clearly has uses for both math and physics, and if expanded upon could end up being a useful learning aid. As it’s just a prototype at the moment, there’s exposed circuitry and a wired connection required, but a final implementation would need to embed all electronics within the actual ruler to be workable. Is that possible? Based on how much functionality that gets embedded in smartphones, I don’t see why not. The final ruler may just end up being a few millimeters thicker and require charging on a regular basis.The creator, Anirudh Sharma, has promised to post instructions on how to make your very own version of Glassified on his personal site. Once they are available it shouldn’t take long for people to start improving on the design and adding functionality. Who knows, there may even be a Glassified Kickstarter appear in the near future.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek economy may emerge from the deep, protracted recession of the last six years in 2014, but prospects for one of the locomotives of growth in the past do not look promising. The residential real estate market is bound to have another poor year, although home prices may decline at a slower pace and transactions may pick up a bit compared to last year’s depressed levels.The government, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other private forecasters see the Greek economy growing by a mere 0.2 to a more respectable 1 per cent this year after a cumulative output loss of 24 per cent in the previous six years. The optimists bet on stronger export performance, a positive reading in investment spending and a much smaller decline in consumption outlays to produce the economic turnaround. Others, namely some German think-tanks and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), disagree, forecasting a continued – albeit milder – recession in 2014. Even if one sides with the optimists and economic activity picks up steam, it is unlikely the residential market will follow suit, as it takes time for growth to make a noticeable impact on the job market and drastically improve expectations regarding incomes.In contrast, there are reasons to argue that prices will continue their downward trend but at a declining pace this year. Undoubtedly, the large fall in urban housing is directly related to the sharp drop in demand on the heels of the protracted recession and the accompanied huge job losses, bringing the unemployment rate above 27 per cent. Therefore, it is not surprising that house prices in urban areas have fallen by more than 33 per cent since the last quarter of 2008 through the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Bank of Greece data collected from credit institutions. Even so, real estate agents argue prices have fallen even more, putting the drop at between 40 and 60 per cent on average during the last six years.Although the large drop since 2008 has made prices more attractive, it should be put into context. House prices had more than doubled between 2000 and 2007, as in Ireland and Spain, making the residential market prone to a severe correction. Expected small job gains and the possible stabilisation in disposable incomes in 2014 are positive signs – assuming they turn out to be correct – but demand for urban residences is not expected to receive a boost from another important factor. Mortgage loans, which underpinned the rise in prices a decade earlier, are not expected to increase significantly. On one hand, banks have become more cautious as they nurture significant loan losses and on the other, households are more hesitant to ask for loans given the economic uncertainty and the six-fold rise in property taxes since 2009. Real estate analysts and advisors say the average mortgage loan provided by banks accounts for 35 per cent of the value of the house nowadays, compared to 70-100 per cent in 2006-2007.Given this history, it should come as no surprise that bank loans finance a much smaller percentage of residential market transactions than prior to the economic crisis. Some claim they partly finance less than 20 per cent of total transactions, compared to an estimated 80-95 per cent before 2008. Even if banks start gradually providing more mortgage loans in the next few months, following their ongoing capital enhancement exercises, the volume of transactions may not increase significantly in 2014 from last year’s depressed levels.This is not good news for the residential market because it means it will take a long time for the oversupply of houses in the market to clear. It is hard to estimate the number of houses available for sale, but it may exceed 200,000 units as homeowners and construction companies look for liquidity and want to reduce the associated tax burden. Others put the number of unsold houses even higher. It is reminded that the country experienced a construction boom in 2006-2007, following a surge in construction permits in 2005 as firms and individuals scrabbled to avoid the imposition of value-added tax on new buildings from the start of 2006. The latter partially explains the oversupply.The fact that the construction of new houses has been falling steadily through the first half of 2013, after peaking in 2006, is not enough, since the number of transactions also fell during the same period. Also, there has been a change in the composition of transactions, with a shift from new to old houses since 2009, according to real estate agents. The situation on the supply side of the residential market may be aggravated further if the ban on first home foreclosures, which was extended by one more year, is partially lifted in 2015. Moreover, one should not overlook the fact that the state has become more active in selling confiscated property.Although there are some positive signs from the demand side, assuming the economy recovers and labour market conditions improve over the year, other factors such as the tight credit criteria will continue to weigh in. On the supply side, conditions do not look good as the overhang of unsold houses is not going to go away anytime soon. So, it will take a brighter economic outlook for house demand to pick up enough to offset the pressure exerted on prices from the oversupply.Source: ekathimerini
Le cola pourrait réduire la qualité du sperme chez l’hommeDanemark – Une consommation trop importante de cola pourrait diminuer la qualité du sperme des hommes, selon une étude menée au Rigshospitalet (hôpital du royaume) situé à Copenhague.L’étude, publiée dans l’American Journal of Epidemiology, a porté sur plus de 2.500 hommes qui passaient un examen de santé dans le cadre du service militaire. En moyenne, les hommes qui buvaient au moins un litre de cola par jour voyaient leur quantité de spermatozoïdes par millilitre de sperme diminuer de 30%. Selon l’OMS (Organisation mondiale de la santé), ces résultats restent tout à fait convenables. Toutefois, il faut souligner que les hommes présentant de plus petites quantités de sperme ont, logiquement, plus de risques d’être stériles.À lire aussiExpérience : que se passe-t-il quand on mélange du coca-cola et de l’azote liquide ?Les hommes ne buvant pas de cola avaient un sperme de meilleure qualité, avec environ 50 millions de spermatozoïdes par millilitre de semence tandis que les 93 hommes qui en buvaient plus d’un litre par jour voyaient cette quantité descendre à 35 millions. L’hypothèse selon laquelle cette baisse serait due à la caféine a été infirmée par les scientifiques puisque le café, qui contient de grosses quantités de cet alcaloïde, n’avait pas cet effet sur le sperme des hommes testés. D’autres ingrédients contenus dans le soda sont donc mis en cause, voire le mode de vie même des gros consommateurs de cola. En effet, ces derniers ont tendance à se nourrir plus souvent au fast food que les buveurs plus modérés, et de même, mangent moins de fruits et légumes. C’est pourquoi les scientifiques ne peuvent pas affirmer que la baisse de la qualité du sperme est à coup sûr due au cola : il est aussi probable que la mauvaise alimentation en soit la cause, et seules des recherches ultérieures plus approfondies permettront de confirmer ou d’infirmer ces hypothèses. Le 5 avril 2010 à 12:19 • Emmanuel Perrin
For the Arsenal manager, the priority is doing good in the UEFA Europa League to go back to the UEFA Champions League.Arsenal coach Unai Emery says the team is looking for two possible ways to return to the UEFA Champions League.The Gunners want to end in any of the top four positions in the English Premier League in order to qualify to the 2019-2020 Champions League season.But there is also the possibility of winning the UEFA Europa League, as the champions qualify to the biggest European competition.For Emery, being in the Round of 32 makes the Europa League a big priority for the team.“Our target is clear,” he said in the pre-match press conference in Minsk on Wednesday as reported by the team’s official website.“That is to play next year in the Champions League. But we know it’s not easy and we have two ways now.”“One is Europa League, but to win the Europa League is very difficult. We know it’s a very big challenge in the last 32 against BATE Borisov and then other matches,” he added.“But in the Premier League also we are with the possibility to take this position to play in the Champions League next year.”“Our challenge is to only think of the next game and the next game is tomorrow,” he continued.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Arsenal will play against Bielorrusian BATE Borisov on Thursday.“(We treat them) with respect, first. We can speak about two different situations from them. One is last year they played here and Arsenal won 4-2,” Emery continued.“The second is thinking about this year when they played in the groups, for example against Chelsea they lost one 1-0 but they had chances to score and to draw in this match.”“They are not in competition in the league but they prepared also in pre-season. We know they are a very organized team,” he said.“I prefer to think they can take their best performance against us tomorrow with good players and their motivation is going to be very high.”“For this competition, it’s the last 32 and they want to do well like us, respecting us. For us it’s to prepare and start this last 32 with very big motivation and ambition to do something important,” he concluded.What went down at our last session before the #UEL game at @FCBATE?All the latest training pics 👇— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 13, 2019
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, November 20, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Snow likely before 1pm, then rain likely between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%.ON SALE: Wilmington High will battle Tewksbury High in the 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game on Thursday, November 22 at 10am at Alumni Stadium in Wilmington. Advanced tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash only. Tickets will be on sale at Wilmington High School on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, from 8am to 2pm. On game day, tickets will also be available for $10 (all ages) at the gate. Cash only.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Board of Library Trustees meets at 7pm in the Library’s band Room. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The WHS Class of 2022 is holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) from 4pm to 11pm. Bring the flyer and 15% of your bill will be donated to Wilmington High School’s freshmen class. Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders. (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)In The Community: Wilmington Congregational Church (220 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Blood Drive from 2pm to 7pm. Interested donors can call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to book an appointment, but walk-ins ARE welcome.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon. Free. Handicapped accessible.At The Library: Tech Buddies Drop-In at 3:30pm. Trivia Tuesdays at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Zumba at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Tai Chi at 1pm. Gentle Yoga at 2:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For November 19, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
A view from Newhalen, one of the communities that would be impacted by Alaska Peninsula Corporation’s agreement. (Photo by Avery Lill/KDLG)The Alaska Peninsula Corporation announced Monday that it has signed a land agreement with the Pebble Limited Partnership, paving the way for a transportation corridor through APC lands.If the proposed mine makes it through the permitting process, APC has agreed to allow Pebble to build a transportation corridor on APC land.The corporation is celebrating the agreement, saying it would provide employment opportunities around the region and incentivize people to stay. APC said the deal would especially benefit the villages of Kokhanok and Newhalen.“I think it’s an incredible opportunity for everybody in the region,” said Brad Angasan, the vice president of corporate affairs for APC. “There’s a couple of benefits that are associated with the infrastructure development there. One is obviously the greater access to transportation and lower cost of energy through the construction of a natural gas pipeline from Cook Inlet to the port site at Amakdedori and through Alaska Peninsula Corporation lands to the project site. One of the deals we’ve worked out with Pebble is that APC villages at Kokhanok and Newhalen have access to that natural resource when it pipes into the region.”Under the agreement, Pebble would have access to about 1,400 acres of APC land to develop transportation infrastructure, including roads, pipelines and ferry landing sites.APC would receive annual toll payments and other fees from PLP before and during the mine’s construction and operation. It would also have preferred status in bids on Pebble-related contracts on the corporation’s lands.Pebble has several options for transportation routes. While this agreement gives PLP the option to use APC lands, it could still choose an alternative, such as a northern route between Williamsport and Pile Bay.APC is the merged Alaska Native village corporation of South Naknek, Port Heiden, Ugashik, Kokhanok and Newhalen. It has more than 900 shareholders and is one of the largest private landowners throughout the Bristol Bay region.This is just one of a slew of permissions Pebble Limited Partnership needs to acquire in order to build a mine in the Iliamna Lake region. On the local level, the Lake and Peninsula Borough would need to issue a large project development permit to PLP. Lake and Peninsula representatives are currently travelling to communities seeking input on the proposed mine.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement it expects to publish this January. It will then be opened to public comment. The Army Corps estimates that the final EIS will be published late next year.
Even though banks are aflush with money in the wake of demonetisation, their loan growth has taken a hit and is near historic lows. Between November 11 and December 23, 2016, credit offtake declined by Rs 5,229 crore, touching a low of 5.1 percent, while banks’ deposits increased by around Rs 4 lakh crore.Also read: Demonetisation: RBI responds to reports that 97% of banned notes have been returnedAnd that could be a matter of concern, State Bank of India (SBI) said in its research report, Ecowrap.The SBI note explained the link between rate cut and credit growth, saying when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced repo rate by 125 basis points (bps) during January 2015 till March 2016, and banks by 70 bps to the customer, there was a substantial increase in credit to housing to the tune of nearly Rs 1.5 lakh crore.Even prior to that, from November 2008 to August 2010, banks had slashed lending rate by 75-80 bps and they witnessed credit growth of around Rs 7.3 lakh crore from a yearly average growth of Rs 4 lakh crore.Interestingly, in July 2010, banks had shifted from the benchmark prime lending rate (BPLR) method of the lending rates to base rate system and that had resulted in a substantial decline in lending rates, which boosted the average credit growth to 22.0 percent in the period July 2010-March 2011, compared to 18.1 percent in April to June 2010. Last year in April, banks again shifted to the marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) from base rate system, but there were no significant differences in both the lending rates.But now that the SBI and other lenders have slashed MCLR rates almost 80-90 bps at one go, the report anticipates a strong case for a credit growth rebound, at least in the housing sector. It would be interesting to see if credit growth picks up in the near future, says the note.Sectoral deployment of credit for November 2016 indicates that there is a slowdown in credit across all the sub-sectors on year-to-date (YTD) basis, while on year-on-year (YoY) basis, credit to services has increased marginally. SBI says, “During this period, major sub-sectors in the industry which witnessed deceleration or contraction in credit include infrastructure, food processing, chemical and chemical products, all engineering, textiles and basic metal and metal products. Credit to housing has also declined, while auto loans are showing traction in YoY credit growth, which may be due to the low base.”Meanwhile, SBI expects demonetisation-led cash crunch to normalise by February.At the end of December, only 44 percent of the demonetised currency was replaced. SBI estimates that if the RBI continues to print as it is doing now, then by January end about 67 percent of the currency should get replaced and by February, at this rate, the RBI could print as much as 89 percent of the total currency. However, if the RBI decides to shift its printing more towards smaller denomination, this number could be close to 80 percent, the SBI note highlighted.”Either way, we maintain, contrary to market perception, that things will be closer to normal by Feb-end as opposed to predictions of the crisis lasting longer,” SBI adds.At the same time, India’s largest lender believes the RBI is unlikely to cut repo rate in February as global uncertainties may again play spoilsport.It said inflation trajectory is expected to remain significantly benign. The December inflation numbers may witness a reading closer to 3.2-3.3 percent.”Though inflation may increase in March, it may still be closer to the lower band of 4-4.5 per cent. Hence, the scope for an accommodative monetary cycle will continue even in the financial year 2017-2018,” the report said.
5g network speed test: How fast is fast enough? Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series was launched recently to ease fans’ excitement and anticipation. The latest Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ made a powerful impact in the industry with their debut, but that’s not the only thing to look forward to when it comes to Samsung. There’s one more flagship-worthy smartphone in the offing that offers a strong appeal, even share a spotlight with the Galaxy Note 10.Samsung Galaxy A series will soon add a new member to its premium family, the Galaxy A91. The company has already shared quite a few details about the Galaxy A91, making it one of the most discussed topics among gadget enthusiasts. Yes, it is the same smartphone that is going to feature a 108MP quad camera setup.But that’s not why Galaxy A91 is worth getting hyped up over. Samsung Hungary’s website has revealed another major feature about the upcoming smartphone, which makes it nothing short of a flagship. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with 45W fast charging supportSamsungAccording to the listing, Samsung Galaxy A91 will support 45W fast charging – a feature currently exclusive to Galaxy Note 10+ and its 5G variant. The information comes from the listing for Samsung’s 45W Super-Fast Charging adapter, where the list of compatible models confirms support for “Galaxy Note 10+, Note 10+ 5G, A91 and higher.”Interestingly, the listing also mentions 25W fast charging support for a series of other phones in the company’s lineup, including Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 5G, S10 5G, A90 5G, A80, A70, Book S and later. If you look closely, the Galaxy A90 5G has also been listed under compatible models, which means the rumours about 5G variant of A90 are true. It could also be an affordable 5G smartphone from Samsung for those who cannot afford Galaxy S10 5G or Note 10+ 5G. Samsung Galaxy A80SamsungGoing back to the Galaxy A91, the smartphone is going to light up eyes when launched. The phone’s camera is going to be a huge selling point for the company. Samsung Galaxy A91 will feature a quad-camera setup consisting of a 108MP primary sensor, a 16MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and a ToF sensor.While the official launch of the Galaxy A91 hasn’t been confirmed yet, we can expect to learn more sooner than later. Stay tuned for updates. Close
A Prothom Alo IllustrationA suspected drug trader was killed in what the members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) called a gunfight with them at Fakirganj in Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon early Thursday.The deceased is Monirul Islam Babul, 35, son of certain Maidul Islam of North Sujalpur in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur district.A team of BGB arrested Babul from the bordering area on Wednesday night along with 112 bottles of Phensidyl and one bottle of wine, said lieutenant colonel Gazi Nahid Uz Zaman, a commanding officer of BGB-42.Later, the team along with Babul conducted a drive at Fakirganj around 2:00am to recover more drugs, he said.Sensing presence of the border guards, Babul’s cohorts opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, Nahid said, adding that at one stage, Babul was caught in the line of fire and died while others managed to flee.The BGB members also recovered 75 bottles of Phensidyl, a firearm, Tk 22,000 in cash and a sharp weapon from the spot, he said.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /01:04 X PexelsTexas leads the country, however, with the most officer fatalities in 2017, with 14 law enforcement deaths.While 2017 has marked one of the safest years since 1959 for police officers in the country, Texas still leads the country with the most officers killed in the line of duty.It’s actually not an unusual ranking for Texas. The Lone Star State historically has the most officer fatalities, partly because it has so many law enforcement agencies.“When you look at the breakdown of deaths in the state of Texas this year, it’s a microcosm of the country,” said Craig Floyd, president of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, an advocacy group that tracks these numbers.The group’s breakdown for Texas with preliminary numbers:Six officers were shot and killed;Four officers died in traffic-related incidents;One officer drowned during Hurricane Harvey;and three officers in Texas died on the job from stress-related illness. However, Floyd said that better public relations, safer equipment and training to deescalate tense situations are all paying off. Nationally, there was a 13 percent drop in the line-of-duty deaths for police officers, which reversed a three-year spike. Share
Share Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and officials with Texas Central, the company behind the project to build a high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas, unveil the next step for this enterprise.