Sol Mercado out for Game 5 of PBA Finals

first_imgMOST READ “Sol will not play Sunday, so it’s next man up for us,” bared Ginebra coach Tim Cone on Saturday.Mercado suffered a high grade left ankle sprain in the waning seconds of Ginebra’s 85-83 loss in Game 4 after landing awkwardly off his chasedown block on Jared Dillinger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe was taken out of the venue in a wheelchair and was rushed to Cardinal Santos Medical Center.Still, Cone remains upbeat and believes his wards are well equipped to survive the absence of Mercado in the al-important Game 5. View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES Kia trades top pick to San Miguel Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “It’s a best-of-3 now. Like in a game, we have lost our lead and now, we have to pick up our game. What’s done is done, we have to play from here. I have great faith in our players that we can regain control of the series. It should be an interesting game in Philippine Arena,” he said.center_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra will miss a key cog in Sol Mercado in Game 5 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals set on Sunday at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The Gin Kings and the Meralco Bolts eye a pivotal 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven series.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

TNT takes 3rd win, sends Phoenix crashing to 6th straight loss

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESTNT bounced back and humbled Phoenix, 110-103, for its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The KaTropa got out of the .500 plateau and improved to 3-2 and redeemed themselves after their humiliating 104-73 loss to Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Pogoy gave TNT a late buffer after his inside bank shot put the KaTropa up 107-101 with 1:46 left in before import Glen Rice Jr. secured the victory after picking off Brandon Brown’s pass with 40 ticks to go.Rice not only willed TNT to victory with his 38-point, 9-rebound, 5-assist line, he also bounced back from his subpar PBA debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We went to this game with the hope of Glen playing a lot better than he played the last game, and today he did,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela.Rice struggled mightily in his debut against the Elasto Painters chucking up numerous shots and finishing on a disastrous 6-of-22 clip for 19 points. Valdez: Vietnam really prepared for us View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Kelly Williams finished with 18 points to complement Rice’s scoring while Ranidel de Ocampo added 14.Pogoy and Jayson Castro also finished in double digits with 13 and 11 points, respectively for TNT.Brown lit up the Fuel Masters, who lost their sixth straight for a 2-6 record, with 49 points and 19 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

Tokyo governor won’t speculate on Olympic bribery scandal

first_imgHis last All-Star complete, Dwyane Wade turns focus on playoff push Members of the JOC executive board are up for re-election this summer. There is speculation Takeda will not run, or could be replaced. French investigators believe he may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics in a vote by the International Olympic Committee.Takeda has been JOC president since 2001. He is also a powerful IOC member and the head of its marketing commission. He has not stepped aside from either position while the IOC’s ethics committee investigates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesA similar vote-buying scandal tarnished the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and former IOC member Carlos Nuzman, who was also head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.French authorities suspect that about $2 million paid by the Tokyo bid committee — headed by Takeda — to a Singapore consulting company, Black Tidings, found its way to some IOC members in 2013 when Tokyo won the vote over bids from Istanbul and Madrid. MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Takeda last month acknowledged he signed off on the payments but denied corruption allegations. An internal report in 2016 by the Japanese Olympic Committee essentially cleared Takeda of wrongdoing.Tokyo is spending at least $20 billion to organize the Olympics. Games costs are difficult to track, but the city of Tokyo appears to be picking up at least half the bill.Much of Japan’s focus has been to show that the Fukushima area is safe and has recovered from a 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and the meltdowns at three nuclear reactors.“In regards to the 2020 Games, there are two points which I am repeatedly conveying,” Koike said. “First, that the games will only be successful if the Paralympics are successful and second, that the overall games will only be successful if they are the real recovery Olympics and Paralympics as well.”Koike said renewable energy being generated in the Fukushima area north of Tokyo would be converted to hydrogen and used to power the athletes’ village in central Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike reacts during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Gov. Koike has declined to weigh in on the future Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. Takeda is being investigated for his part in a bribery scandal that French investigators believe may have helped Tokyo win the 2020 Olympics in a vote by the International Olympic Committee.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO — The head of Tokyo’s city government has declined to weigh in on the future of Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, who is being investigated for his part in an alleged bribery scandal.Asked Monday if Takeda should resign, Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike told reporters: “This is an issue for the JOC. Therefore, as the government of Tokyo, we are looking at what efforts need to be made in order to ensure the success of the games.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

OnePlus 7 with pop-up selfie camera and triple rear cameras leaked in new renders

first_imgOnePlus 7 is expected to launch very soon. Some details about the phone have already been leaked in the past. Now, some new renders and a 360-degree video showing the phone have been leaked by a popular tipster Onleaks in association with website Pricebaba. The new renders go in line with the old ones and show the OnePlus 7 with pop-up selfie camera setup.The OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T introduced the wide notch and waterdrop notch, respectively. The OnePlus 7 – as the rumours suggest – will not come with any sort of notch. To avoid the notch it seems OnePlus is introducing the pop-up selfie camera similar to what we have seen on the Vivo V15 Pro so far. In fact, the Oppo F11 Pro which is set to launch in India on March 5 will also come with pop-up camera on the front. The only difference in the pop-up between the OnePlus, Vivo and Oppo phone will be of the placement. In the Vivo V15 Pro, the pop-up sits on the extreme right, on Oppo, it will be on the middle, while the renders show that the OnePlus 7 will include the pop-up in the middle of extreme left and centre.The presence of pop-up should mean all screen display. But looks like that isn’t happening. The renders show the OnePlus 7 with a fair amount of chin at the bottom. Rumours suggest the OnePlus 7 will come with a big 6.5-inch display and we believe the company will use AMOLED panel for it. The renders also show the OnePlus 7 from the back side.advertisementThe renders show that the OnePlus 7 will not come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, in fact, include an in-display fingerprint sensor on the front. The renders also show the OnePlus 7 with triple rear cameras. This is for the first time a OnePlus phone is said to come with three cameras on the rear panel which will be paired with a LED sensor.During the Mobile World Congress 2019 OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shut all rumours and confirmed that the next OnePlus phone will not come with wireless charging as the company doesn’t feel the need for it as of now. The renders also show the OnePlus 7 to come alert slider and home button on the right side of the phone while the volume rocker will be on the left. The pictures also show the phone with USB type-C port at the bottom next to which is the speaker grill. Past rumours had suggested that OnePlus 7 will come with Snapdragon 855 processor and Warp Charge 30 fast charging.ALSO READ | 5G smartphones are all over MWC 2019, but you should not be excited just yetALSO READ | OnePlus hasn’t forgotten OnePlus 3, will rollout Android Pie update very soonALSO READ | Meizu teases its OnePlus 6T killer for India, rumoured to sport Snapdragon 855 chipsetlast_img read more

NSLC Wins Two Public Relations Awards

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation received two awards for excellence in business communication at the Canadian Public Relations Society annual conference and awards ceremony in Regina, Tuesday, June 16. The NSLC won a Silver Award in the multi-media projects (internal) category for the social responsibility campaign, Plight of the Reaper, and a Bronze Award in the print projects (external) category for its 2008-2009 annual report, The Faces of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. “We are proud to be recognized nationally by our peers and experts for work in two key areas of our business. We are honoured to be placed shoulder-to-shoulder with the best work in Canada,” said Rick Perkins, vice-president, communications, Corporate Responsibility and Business Development. The Plight of the Reaper social responsibility campaign continued the NSLC’s tradition of using a light-hearted, humour-based approach when dealing with a topic that often uses consequence-based messaging. The Plight of the Reaper campaign asked, Who would lose if everyone in Nova Scotia enjoyed alcohol beverages responsibly? The answer was obvious – only the Grim Reaper would suffer since increased incidents of responsible drinking means fewer alcohol related deaths. The Faces of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is a coffee table style book that brings critical business information to a personal level. The report, produced by Sean Williams Marketing Group, integrates key financial information and standard data while celebrating the people that make it all happen. The NSLC recognizes its special ingredient to ensure on-going success is its people. The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, the largest single banner retail business in Nova Scotia, generates more than half a billion dollars of revenue a year, returning more than $200 million profit annually to the province. It employs more than 1,500 Nova Scotians, offering almost 6,000 products from around the globe through 160 retail outlets, and 2,100 licensees. The NSLC is driven to be a sustainable and community focused organization helping to make Nova Scotia an even better place to live.last_img read more

Sadhan Pande travels with commuters in Metro to learn about their predicaments

first_imgKolkata: State Consumer Affairs minister Sadhan Pande on Monday travelled in a crowded metro rake along with regular commuters and learnt about their experience of travelling.The minister boarded a train bound from Noapara to Kavi Subhas from Girish Park and entrained at Park Street interacting with passengers during his journey. “I have urged the Metro authorities to regularise the services to an extent so that the frequency should be every 3 minutes. They have informed me that a proposal in this regard has already been forwarded with the railway board,” Pande said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring his journey, a number of passengers complained about the irregularity in services and lack of air conditioning facilities in old rakes, which the Metro has not been able to phase out as yet. “It is the oldest Metro in the city. The East-West Metro is coming up and all rakes running in that route will have air-conditioning facilities. All metro rakes in this route should also have same facilities and I have urged the authorities to expedite the process of introducing new rakes with AC facilities to phase out the old rakes that do not have AC,” Pande added. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayPande asked the Metro rail authorities to introduce toilet facilities for passengers at every station in the route. “There are toilets for Metro staffs. They can open it up for use of the passengers too,” the minister said. He further asked metro officials to install glass doors at stations to prevent suicides. “The doors should open up only when a train arrives at a station,” he said adding that the sensor of the sliding doors of the Metro should be strengthened to prevent any untoward incident. More than 6.5 lakh commuters avail of the Metro services in the city and the number of stations in the network is 24.last_img read more

Russell Brand Offers Exclusive VIP Package To Benefit David Lynch Foundation

first_imgActor and comedian Russell Brand will sell a limited number of VIP ticket packages for his 2013 “Messiah Complex World Tour” to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit charity that provides meditation instruction at no charge to at-risk communities including inner-city students, homeless adults and teens, abused women and veterans with post-traumatic stress.Each package includes one premium reserved ticket located close to the stage, a meet-and-greet with Brand, a personal photograph autographed by Brand, a copy of David Lynch’s documentary Meditation, Creativity, Peace and Lynch’s book, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity.“Russell Brand is a great comedian and a great human being. I am very grateful that he is supporting the Foundation’s work to bring Transcendental Meditation to one million at-risk youth around the world,” said David Lynch, filmmaker and founder and chair of the David Lynch Foundation.“I have become a better person through Transcendental Meditation, and I want to help bring this gift to others,” said Brand, a four-year meditator and supporter of the David Lynch Foundation.The “Messiah Complex World Tour” examines “the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability.” “Meet-and-Greet” packages are available for purchase for select stops of the multi-city comedy tour by clicking here.The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) brings Transcendental Meditation to underserved populations and has provided scholarships for over 300,000 at-risk youth to meditate worldwide. The Foundation has received public support from Hollywood luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Scorsese, Laura Dern, Cameron Diaz, Naomi Watts and Gwyneth Paltrow.The benefits of meditation have been studied and found effective by the Harvard School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. Meditation has been proven to reduce acute and chronic stress and stress-related disorders, decrease anxiety and depression, help individuals overcome addictions and simultaneously develop the brain and creative potential of the individual for a healthy, productive and self-sufficient life.last_img read more

Grand Council in Akwesasne taking different path to resolve cannabis issues

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsThe council of Akwesasne has decided to take another path towards settling its issues with cannabis stores in the community.This was the decision after two police raids split the community.The stores were raided because they didn’t have a license from the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, but instead, they were licensed by a group called the Indian Way Longhouse.Now, despite the different perspectives on the issue, ongoing efforts are being made to encourage a peaceful solution.“We have since been in conversation with various representatives of the community into discuss what a more fullsome collective process would look like for the ongoing development of a framework regulatory for our community to be able to regulate and license the cannabis industry within Akwesasne,” said Abraham Benedict, grand chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne.Roger Jock Kanerahtiio has been sitting on the men’s council for 13 years in the Indian Way Longhouse.As one of the representatives of the Longhouse, he denounced the interference of the Akwesasne Mohawk police and other non-Mohawk police on the Cannabis dispensaries.“Two times they were robbed,” he said. “Two times they were set back but they open the next day.“We do not live in a dictatorship we are Onkwehonweh and Onkwehonweh they are free.”Kanerahtiio says that things can be turned around in a positive way.“Communication is the most important thing and I think by working to come to peaceful understanding because basically I see that we can do that without having to say he won or we won or they won you know the people has got to win,” he said.Kanerahtiio is also hoping that the police will cooperate to the ongoing discussions.“I hope we do not see the aggression of the police again I really hope that they see that we are working it out and they need to stay out of the business as we know tensions get high really quick.”There is one thing that everybody agrees on – that some aspects of the cannabis business are good.“We want to create jobs in our community, we want to have small businesses,” said Abraham. “We want to have an economy that supporting our community as well as having a collective benefit for everybody it is just a matter of getting through the framework what the framework will look like.” read more

Annan set for visit to Washington DC meetings with senior US officials

Mr. Annan is slated to leave Tuesday afternoon to attend the UN Association of the US International Visionaries Award Dinner, where he will be honoured and make remarks.On Wednesday, the Secretary-General will travel to the University of Maryland to deliver the annual Anwar Sadat Memorial lecture, focusing on the current state of peace efforts in the Middle East. He will also receive an honorary doctorate.Mr. Annan “will take advantage of his presence in Washington to meet with US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Tuesday afternoon before the UNA dinner, and then with President George W. Bush on Wednesday afternoon,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Rogers family unveils 10tower condo project estimated cost 15 billion

by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 27, 2016 10:18 am MDT Last Updated Sep 27, 2016 at 11:56 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A private company owned by the family of telecom and media mogul Ted Rogers has announced plans for a $1.5-billion real-estate development in Mississauga, Ont.The M City project would include a 10-tower residential condominium development with frontage on Burnhamthorpe Road, one of the city’s major streets.Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd. will own and develop the project. It has engaged New York-based Cooper Robertson to design the framework for M City and Canadian developer Urban Capital to manage the process.The project was announced by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Edward Rogers, whose father Ted became one of Canada’s most wealthy people through broadcasting, publishing and the Rogers cable and wireless business.The family says the Mississauga real-estate project has been in the planning process since 2007. Ted Rogers died in December 2008 at age 75. Rogers family unveils 10-tower condo project; estimated cost $1.5 billion read more

Walkon receiver hopes to remain involved in sports after OSU career

Ricky Crawford, from Lewis Center, Ohio, followed his dream and joined the Ohio State football team as a walk-on wide receiver during spring drills in 2008. “To come to Ohio State has been my dream since I can remember,” Crawford said. “I never wanted to go to a different school.” Despite only being on scout team, Crawford worked hard helping OSU prepare for upcoming opponents. In his first two seasons at OSU, Crawford received the scout team workhorse award five times. It should also be noted that Crawford has never missed a practice. Going into his senior year in 2010, Crawford changed his position to tight end adding a little bulk to his 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound frame. “I had to work hard to gain the weight,” Crawford said. “I’m helping with being a receiver/tight end, just going out there doing whatever I can do to help the team.” Crawford’s hard work, dedication and willingness to help the team have finally paid off. He was awarded a scholarship this season and has earned playing time in five games. “It’s a little different. I really haven’t noticed it too much other than the fact that I can stay after practice and eat,” Crawford said. After the season is over, Crawford said he wants to work out for the OSU pro day. However, if professional football falls through for Crawford, he has a backup plan. “I want to go back to school and get a degree in education and maybe coach high school football,” Crawford said. “I just know I want to stay close to sports.” read more

Football Ohio State embraces Coach to Cure MD program this past Saturday

The Ohio State coaching staff wore Coach To Cure MD patches during the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Sep. 30. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAmerican Football Coaches Association coaches across the nation participate in Coach to Cure MD during one college football game per season. Last Saturday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes made an effort to raise awareness and tackle muscular dystrophy. The coaching staff wore patches during its game at Rutgers to spread awareness of MD. The team also raised over $10,000 collectively to fight the disease. MD is close to the heart of the football team as one of its biggest fan, Jacob Jarvis, is a person with the disease. Jarvis has been an honorary captain for the team, and scored the winning touchdown at the spring game in April.“When he comes into a room, it gives you a little perspective on your life,” redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett said in a statement. “He brightens up everybody each and every time he comes around us. He is a Buckeye and just a kid that loves Ohio State and the people around Ohio State.”Jarvis first met Meyer in 2013, and the Buckeyes have been raising money to help Jarvis win his battle since that season.To donate to help those suffering from MD, fans can visit or by texting CURE to 50555 to make a $10 donation. read more

Man 24 charged with rape and murder of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of schoolgirl Lucy McHugh.The body of the 13-year-old was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26. She had been stabbed to death.Stephen-Alan Nicholson, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.One of the counts of sexual activity with a child dates back to 2012 and involves a 14-year-old girl.He is to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.A Hampshire police spokesman said: “Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Lucy McHugh have charged a man.”Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, aged 24, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.”Lucy’s body was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26.”Mr Nicholson is due to appear before Southampton magistrates on Thursday November 15.”Lucy’s mother Stacey White described her as “a smiling, content little dolly who everyone adored and cherished”. 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. read more

Bonneville Dam fish count 410

first_imgThursday — 12 adult spring chinook, 43 steelhead. Friday — 32 adult spring chinook, 40 steelhead. Saturday — 57 adult spring chinook, 38 steelhead. Sunday — 62 adult spring chinook, 22 steelhead. Year to date — 201 adult spring chinook, 2,032 steelhead. Ten-year average through April 9 — 317 adult spring chinook.Water temperature: 47 degrees. Water visibility: 2.5 feet. Streamflow: 423,000 cubic feet per second (gauge height of 13.8 feet at Vancouver, 16 feet is minor flood stage)last_img

Readers can help choose next topic for Clark Asks

first_imgYou have questions, we have answers.But first, we need your help deciding the next topic The Columbian’s reporters will pursue as part of our Clark Asks feature.The questions for this month’s voting round come from three local readers who reached out through our Clark Asks page to take part in our community-led reporting project.You have the option of choosing one of these three questions:• “I’m curious what the future holds for Waterworks Park? Will the amphitheater ever be utilized again?” from Sara Morse of Vancouver.• “What is the history and story behind the mural and clock courtyard area at the intersection of Fourth Plain and Gher Road?” from a reader in Vancouver who identified herself only as Lauren.• “What happens to campaign money after the elections? Who monitors these funds and how often? Is that information available to the public?” from Kathy Heinemann of Vancouver.The voting round continues until May 26 at We will announce the winner once the voting is done and get to work on the story.If your favorite doesn’t get the most votes, don’t worry: We often pursue second- and third-place stories, as well. They’re all good questions. It’s just that the top vote-getter gets top priority.last_img read more

OBITUARY Carol S Schweinefus Roche 84

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Carol S. (Schweinefus) Roche, age 84, of Nashua, NH, where she resided with her daughter Maureen and her husband Scott, passed away peacefully at home on April 21, 2019. She was formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA.Carol was born on August 18, 1934, in Castalia, Iowa, the daughter of the late Otto and Dorothy Schweinefus. Carol was the oldest of seven siblings who grew up on the family farm. She learned the value of hard work from an early age, being responsible for many chores on the farm before heading off to school.Following graduation from high school, Carol went straight to work for the FBI in Washington, DC. She was recruited by the FBI in her senior year of high school. Carol loved her job so much that when the position relocated to Massachusetts, she eagerly followed and resettled in Newton, MA. In the years that followed, Carol worked as a sales administrator for over 30 years at Northland Industrial Truck Co. in Wilmington, MA.Carol met her husband Robert F. Roche at a dance in Somerville, MA; they married in October of 1961. The couple, along with their family, spent many great times together before Bob’s sudden passing in November of 2010. Carol and Bob moved to Wilmington, MA, in the summer of 1965 and raised four children. Family was everything to Carol. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.Carol was a woman of strong faith and for many years was very active at St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington. She was a CCD teacher and an active member of the St. Thomas Woman’s Club.Carol will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady. She was hardworking, kind, and caring towards others. Carol was always eager to help out her family and friends. She will forever be in the hearts of those she loved.Carol was the beloved wife of the late Robert F. Roche, devoted mother of June Frechette and husband Armand of Hudson, NH; Maureen Lake and husband Scott of Nashua, NH; and Joseph Roche and Steven Roche both of Colorado Springs, CO. She was the loving “Grandma” of Amanda and Ava Scott, Josiah Roche, and Kristen and Sharon Lake. Carol was the dear daughter of the late Otto and Dorothy (Jahnke) Schweinefus, and eldest sister of Norma Schlee of Iowa, Ann Thomas of California, Laurie Schweinefus of Missouri, Brad Schweinefus of Iowa, and the late Jerry Schweinefus and Shirley Marting. Carol is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend Marguerite Little, who is formerly a long-time Wilmington resident.Family and friends are invited to gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, April 25th, from 10:30-11:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA, at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA, 02452, or on-line through Roche(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, 78In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Suicide bombs involved in two of Sri Lanka blasts

first_imgSri Lankan security personnel and police investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on 21 April, 2019. Photo: AFPSuicide bombers were involved in at least two of the deadly blasts that ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday killing around 160 people, according to police and hotel officials.The eighth blast, in a house in a northern suburb of the capital Colombo, was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives when police entered the residence to search it, a police source told AFP.The explosion brought down the upper level of the house and killed three police officers, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.And a hotel official at the Cinnamon Grand hotel, one of three in the capital that were hit by explosions, said a suicide bomber blew himself up at people at the facility’s restaurant.”He came up to the top of the queue and set off the blast,” he told AFP.The nature of the other blasts has not yet been confirmed, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attacks — the worst act of violence in Sri Lanka since the end of the country’s bloody civil war a decade ago.last_img read more

Ballet School Increases Dance Opportunities for DC Youth

first_imgThe Washington Ballet intends to increase the number of free dance classes it offers to D.C. public schools east of the Anacostia River.The announcement of the expanded offerings came at a April 29 fundraiser for the ballet.  The classes are part of DanceDC, an education and outreach program that provides a seven week in-school residency to second and third grade D.C. students.The program currently serves eight to nine schools every year, totaling more than 700 students. The ballet expects to increase the number of schools to 13 to 14 through the expanded initiative.Incoming artistic director Julie Kent placed heavy emphasis on the academic and emotional successes of students who participate in the program.“Dance is vital and really bridges the gaps between all areas of D.C., allowing people to see all the real colors and layers D.C. has to offer,”  Kent told the AFRO. “We think it is important that we expand our program and are currently making plans to add an additional five schools to DanceDC.”last_img read more