Somdev in semi-finals of South African Open

first_imgCommonwealth and Asian Games gold medallist Somdev Devvarman advanced to the semi-final of the South African Open after he fought back from a set down to beat local hope Rik de Voest.The 25-year-old Indian star triumphed 3-6, 7-6, 6-1 after a 138-minute battle at the Montecasino entertainment centre on Friday.With this victory, Somdev made amends for his last year’s outing in the ATP World Tour event in Johannesburg where he was eliminated in straight sets by Spain’s David Ferrer at the quarter-final stage.A couple of early third-set service breaks and Somdev was on his way. The victory moved the Indian within two matches of a USD 76,500 first prize and 250 ATP World Tour points.Somdev DevvarmanSomdev broke serve in the first game and led 3-1 before De Voest rode on two service breaks, which helped the South African win five games on the trot and take the opening set.The second set, too, saw Somdev take an early 4-1 lead before he dropped serve in the seventh game, which helped De Voest to force a tiebreaker.As Somdev surrendered an early three-point advantage, the South African levelled via a backhand cross-court shot, but like in the first set, the Indian didn’t buckle under pressure on this occasion and took the duel to the third set.After engrossing contests in the first two, the third set turned out to be a one-sided affair with Somdev holding all aces.”Rik is a great player whom I got on top of only in the closing stages and now I must face another South African (Izak van der Merwe) for a place in the final,” said Somdev.advertisement”We share the same coach and practise a lot together so we know pretty well how the other plays. It is great to reach the last four of such a prestigious tournament as the South African Open.” With PTI inputslast_img read more

Kabali: Music album of Rajinikanth’s gangster film to be launched on June 11

first_imgThe much awaited audio launch of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil gangster drama Kabali will reportedly take place here on June 11, a source said.ALSO READ:Kabali becomes the first Tamil film to be dubbed in MalayALSO READ: Rajini sir came up to me and said you are a fantastic actor, says Radhika Apte”June 11 has been locked as the date for the audio launch. By then, Rajinikanth sir should be back from his holiday in the US. The makers had earlier planned on June 9 but postponed it by two days to have it on a weekend,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.The grand event will take place at YMCA grounds in the city. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film will narrate the journey of a gangster.In the film, Rajinikanth will be seen as 32-year old and 60-year old sporting two different avatars.Recently, the editor of the film Praveen KL, in an interview with Indiaglitz, revealed that the film opens with Kabali (Rajinikanth) coming out of a prison after serving a period of 25 years. The film will then follow his journey of him becoming the biggest don in Malaysia.  Also starring Radhika Apte, Dinesh, Dhansikaa, Kishore, Kalaiarasan and Taiwanese actor Winston Chao, the film is slated for theatrical release on July 1.Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, the film has music by Santosh Narayanan.last_img read more

JK womens football team nets a goal, led by stone-thrower-

first_imgturned goalie(Eds: Minor changes in para 2)New Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) As a disgruntled student, Afshan Ashiq led other girls in throwing stones at the police on Srinagar streets. Today, the poster girl of stone throwers is the captain of Jammu and Kashmirs womens football team — a dream transformation that also speaks of the governments success in winning the hearts of Kashmiris.The 21-year-old Ashiq walked across the lawns of the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today, saying she does not want to “look back.””My life has changed forever. I want to be an achiever and do something to make the state and the nation proud,” said Ashiq, whose life story may soon be turned into a biopic.A renowned Bollywood filmmaker, who for now wishes to remain anonymous, plans to make a film on the tall Ashiq, her teams goalkeeper who is studying for her B.A. in Srinagar.She led her 22-member football team that called on Singh, along with three officials. Ashiq said she was pleasantly surprised to see how he wasted no time in redressing their grievances over the lack of sports-related infrastructure in the state.”When we told the home minister that Jammu and Kashmir lacks sports infrastructure, he immediately called up the Chief Minister (Mehbooba Mufti) and requested her to do the needful to help us,” Ashiq, who is from Srinagar, said.Ashiq, who defends the 24-foot-long and 8-foot-high goal post for her team, said the youth in Kashmir Valley was talented and all that they required was a platform.advertisement”The minister also told us that Rs 100 crore had already been sanctioned (under the Prime Ministers special package) for the state,” the captain of the CM?s-XI team told PTI.She agrees that her life and career had made a remarkable U-turn since the days when her picture was splashed in the national media as a stone pelter.The same hands that threw stones at the forces now ward off many a hard kick as she guards the goalpost.During the 30-minute meeting with Singh, the team members conveyed to him that if proper infrastructure — such as training facilities — came up in Jammu and Kashmir, the youth could be motivated to hone their talents and bring laurels to the state, staying away from terrorism and other unlawful activities.Team manager Tsering Angmo said the sports infrastructure in the border areas was particularly poor and needed urgent attention so that young Kashmiris could be weaned away from illicit acts.”With proper infrastructure in place, the youth can take up sports to nourish their talents and no one can brainwash anyone. No one will join terrorism or indulge in stone pelting,” Angmo, who is from Ladakh, said.Ashiq and Angmo thanked Singh for listening to them and for speaking to the chief minister about their problems.Later, the home minister tweeted, “Met the young and energetic girls of JKs first ever Women Football Team. They are highly motivated and driven when it comes to football.”He also said they were examples for others to follow.”Playing the role of new age Gender Benders, these girls are setting an example for others to follow. I wish them success and a great future,” he tweeted. PTI ACB SKL VJ BDS BDSlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal midfielder Ramsey in Bosman talks with Juventus

first_imgArsenal midfielder Ramsey in Bosman talks with Juventusby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is in Bosman talks with Juventus.The Gunners withdrew the offer of a new deal for Ramsey earlier in the season after months of negotiations – with the player’s deal to expire in says Inter and AC Milan have recently been linked with the Wales star, but it now looks likely that Italian champions Juve will pip their rivals who have been dissuaded by the player’s high wage demands.Ramsey is thought to want £9million a year from any prospective deal, and Juve will consider sanctioning the move as it will be offset by the fact that no transfer fee will be involved.Ramsey was voted Arsenal’s player of the season last term by Arsenal fans – the second time he was won the award during his ten-year stay. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Wärtsilä ReLiquefaction Plants Ordered for New LNG Carriers

first_imgzoom Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has won a deal to supply its re-liquefaction plants to three liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, currently under construction.One of the vessels in question is being built at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard for the international owner and operator Gaslog. The other two are for Norway-based Knutsen and are being built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard. The ships were ordered in April, May and June 2017, respectively.The re-liquefaction plant ordered for these vessels features Wärtsilä’s latest mixed refrigerant (MR) technology, an energy efficient solution for smaller liquefaction applications. The new installation will have a capacity of 1.5 – 2.5 tons/hour (t/h). The Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for delivery commencing February 2018.“We are proud of the success of Wärtsilä’s advanced re-liquefaction plants based on MR technology, and this success is reflected in these latest orders,” Timo Koponen, Vice President, Flow & Gas Solutions at Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said.last_img read more

Special Wild Places Celebrated

first_imgAs life becomes more complicated and demanding, Nova Scotianshave more appreciation for those special places where they canenjoy life’s simpler pleasures. Those special wild places are also the focus — and the theme –of National Wildlife Week, April 10 to 16. “We are so lucky to have a province that offers something foreveryone,” said Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Natural Resources.”We have beaches, forests, wetlands and savannah. People cancamp, hike, picnic, swim or just perch on a hill and enjoy theview…there is something for everyone.” During the week, the Department of Natural Resources issponsoring a wildlife scavenger hunt on the Internet. Studentsfrom grades primary to six are invited to visit the departmentwebsite to explore the habitats and discover native wildlife.Participating classes can enter a draw to win one of thefollowing prizes: First prize — Members of the winning class will have theopportunity to visit a provincial park and discover the residentwildlife for themselves. Each student in the class (maximum of30) will choose between a family pass for a day at theShubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park or a one-night stay at anyprovincial park campground. Second prize — This winning class will be awarded a set of fourprovincial park posters for the class. Third prize — The winning class will receive a copy of DiscoverNova Scotia Wildlife Viewing Sites by Julie Towers and AnneCamozzi, and of 120 Common Inland Birds by Jeffrey C. Domm. The Department of Natural Resources has circulated more than1,000 teachers’ kits from the national program to all schools,libraries and individuals. National Wildlife Week is sponsored by the Canadian WildlifeFederation, a non-profit, non-government organization. The eventtakes place each year around April 10, which was the birthdate ofJack Miner, a pioneer in Canada’s conservation movement. The weekwas proclaimed in 1947 by Parliament to celebrate Canada’snatural heritage. More information is available on the Department of NaturalResources’ website at . The Department of Environment and Labour is also sponsoring aspecial photo contest for National Wildlife Week. Details areavailable at .last_img read more

Several Sri Lankan domestic workers in Lebanon deported

The country hosts more than 200,000 migrant domestic workers, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).They are employed under the “Kafala” sponsorship system, which binds them to a single employer and leaves them vulnerable to abuse.HRW called for the General Security to make public its position on migrant workers who have children in the country. HRW said Kumari was detained in 2016 and then deported to Sri Lanka with her daughter who was 14 at the time, while her husband stayed in Lebanon for work. Some of the women, who also include Ethiopians and Filipinos, are detained for two to three weeks before being deported, according to Hamati. In many cases both parents are migrant workers in Lebanon.The General Directorate of General Security, Lebanon’s agency in charge of immigration, was not immediately available for comment. Dozens of migrant domestic workers who have given birth in Lebanon, including several Sri Lankans, have been detained, deported and denied residency renewals, a human rights charity said.Lebanon has deported at least 21 domestic workers with children, many of them Sri Lankan, since the summer of 2016, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, according to the Reuters news agency. More than 80 percent of the world’s 53 million domestic workers are women, according to the ILO. Often unregistered and unprotected by labour laws, they are among the most vulnerable groups of workers in the world. “There is no rule that bans domestic workers from having children in Lebanon,” Roula Hamati, research and advocacy officer at Insan told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. The deportation figures come from Insan, a local human rights organisation that said none of the deported women had violated their visas by, for example, working with multiple employers. In a statement to HRW on April 19, the agency said it “did not deport or send away any domestic worker with a child that she wanted to bring with her.”Some women told HRW by phone the deportations had interrupted their ability to work and their children’s schooling.“I worked for people [in Lebanon] all my life, for 32 years. We worked, worked, me and my husband, to put our children through school, to pay money to educate them there, and they treat us like that?” Kumaria, whose name was changed by HRW for her protection, told the organisation. read more

UN refugee agency to begin airlift to flooded Sahrawi camps in Algeria

“Dozens of flights are needed during the coming week to quickly bring more than 2,000 lightweight tents, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheets and jerry cans to the affected refugees, said Ron Redmond, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.Most of the Sahrawi refugees have been living for more than 30 years in the desert regions of western Algeria, totally dependent on outside assistance. They started arriving in Algeria in 1976 after Spain withdrew from the Western Sahara and fighting broke out over control of that Territory.UNHCR is presently supporting 90,000 of the most vulnerable refugees in five camps in the Tindouf area.Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium and the United States have offered support to the airlift, the agency said. Today, relief supplies from UNHCR’s regional warehouse in Jordan will be loaded onto a Portuguese plane that will fly to Oran, near Algiers, from where the Algerians will transport them on to Tindouf. A UNHCR emergency team – including logistics, emergency, and water and sanitation specialists – arrived in Tindouf yesterday to reinforce our team already on the ground.At the same time, a high-level UNHCR delegation, including the Geneva-based deputy director for the region, is visiting Tindouf with representatives from various donors. The agency said they visited the Awserd camp yesterday and were shocked by the level of destruction. The Laayoune and Smaara camps will be visited today. read more

Nokia CEO calls company burning platform kills first MeeGo phone

first_imgNokia is in big trouble, and it knows it. New CEO Stephen Elop has already promised to unveil his new vision on how to save Nokia at a meeting on Friday, but setting the stage for his plan, Elop sent out an internal memo to staff diagnosing Nokia’s problems and telegraphing his intentions: Nokia is going to radically reinvent itself, and heads are going to roll.In Elop’s 1300-word memo, which has just leaked, the ex-Microsoft exec likens the company to an oil platform burning at sea while the hands try to put out the fire by dousing it in gasoline instead of water.“We poured gasoline on our own burning platform. I believe we have lacked accountability and leadership to align and direct the company through these disruptive times. We had a series of misses,” Elop wrote. “We haven’t been delivering innovation fast enough. We’re not collaborating internally. Nokia, our platform is burning.”Elop then goes on to lament Nokia’s impotence when it comes to countering Apple and Google.“The first iPhone shipped in 2007, and we still don’t have a product that is close to their experience. Android came on the scene just over 2 years ago, and this week they took our leadership position in smartphone volumes. Unbelievable,” he said.But what of MeeGo, Nokia’s next-gen touchscreen OS? Says Elop:“We have some brilliant sources of innovation inside Nokia, but we are not bringing it to market fast enough. We thought MeeGo would be a platform for winning high-end smartphones. However, at this rate, by the end of 2011, we might have only one MeeGo product in the market.” That comment is fascinating, since many expected the first MeeGo phone to debut this weekend at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, sources speaking to Reuters now indicate that Elop has killed off the development of the first MeeGo handset, putting that platform’s debut even further out.It’s an exciting time in mobile. Nokia’s spent the last four years as the slumbering giant, but in Elop’s hands, it seems as if the colossus is about to waken, dust itself off and go to war. Will the Finnish giant be able to make a dent in the Jupiter and Saturn of iOS and Android? Time will tell, but Elop, at the very least, seems bold enough for the try.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

Poll Which British PM would be better for Ireland

first_img 99 Comments Poll Results: Jeremy Corbyn (5702) Apr 19th 2017, 9:10 AM Corbyn and May at least year’s remembrance services. Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Short URL Theresa May (2992) Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 9:10 AM Share Tweet Email Corbyn and May at least year’s remembrance services. Theresa MayJeremy CorbynDon’t knowVote By Rónán Duffy Don’t know (3875) AFTER BRITISH PRIME Minister Theresa May yesterday called for a general election to be held, it’s almost certain to be approved by MPs today.It means that British people will return to the polls less than a year after the Brexit vote and just over two years after they returned the Conservatives to power.May has attempted to draw the battle lines along Brexit lines, an issue that is undoubtedly of great interest to Ireland.Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed the chance to face the UK electorate as Labour leader. But of the two, which one would be better news for us?So we’re asking, Which British PM would be better for Ireland? 25,111 Views Poll: Which British PM would be better for Ireland? May or Corbyn? Corbyn or May? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong New mural

first_img Share Tweet Email2 By Cormac Fitzgerald ‘Why would you continue to perpetuate something that is wrong?’: New mural challenges Ireland’s drug laws A new piece of art went up in Trinity College this week. Art has always been political and always will be political.In terms of his latest piece, Caslin said he has been affected personally by addiction, which is what motivated him to focus on it.“I would have had friends and family that would have had suffered addiction in different guises so I would have lived through addiction or experienced addiction through my lifetime,” he said.In terms of the current approach, Caslin said it has failed repeatedly to address the social issue of addiction, and that a new one was needed.“Since the first drug intervention policy came in in this state, we have had 16 successive governments that have allowed addiction to be completed through the court system and through the criminal justice system,” he said.“So for 16 successive governments and 50 years it has not worked.“If you look out and any street that is in any city centre in Ireland, it has not worked. It is fundamentally not capable of solving the drug addiction issue that is in Ireland.Caslin said the piece is to start a conversation around moving away from this and towards a more compassionate, humane approach.“It just makes sense to move in that direction,” he said. “Like, why would you continue and perpetuate something that is wrong?”If I was within my classroom where I work every single day and I did something wrong and continued to do it wrong, it wouldn’t make any sense.Read: This powerful new mural by artist Joe Caslin just went up in Trinity’s Front SquareRead: Renowned artist Joe Caslin is transforming Trinity’s front square to advocate for kinder drug laws 22,975 Views Sunday 11 Jun 2017, 6:15 AM THE ART PIECE towers above the Front Square in Trinity College.Four drawn characters span the height of the Trinity building – a man and three women.Two of the women hunch down. One woman stares in the direction of the other, who herself stares out into square. Above them, the third woman pulls on the elbow of a man, who is turned away from her.The giant mural is the latest piece of work from Offaly street artist Joe Caslin.It is the first of three pieces of the The Volunteers, the second and third of which will be be unveiled later this year.The three pieces will have as their central theme volunteerism and the people who volunteer.A poem by Erin Fornoff – We will let no life be worth less – accompanies the piece. A video around it is due to be released next week.Speaking to, Caslin – who works as a teacher in a Tullamore – said that the project had been “about two and half years in the pipeline”.He said it was part in response the the 1916 centenary and the commemorations of the volunteers involved in the Easter Rising.“I was looking at how and what similarities are between then and now,” Caslin told“And there was this kind of striking piece that stood out and it was the idea of volunteerism.“100 years ago there were these people that took it upon themselves to look at a huge social issue at the time and take it upon themselves to take up arms and to become volunteers and to change our country for the better. The unidentified man with his back turned represents the medical establishment shirking its responsibilities, as it has historically played less of a role than the criminal justice system in tackling drug addiction.While part of the piece is to honour those involved in assisting and advocating for those caught up in drug addiction, Caslin said it has a strong political message. It is a call out for the transferring of drug addiction from a criminal justice issue to a medical one.“It’s a call to arms to the wider general public to look at volunteerism and how imperative it is and how important it is,” he said.“But also how they can interact with the social issues. The piece itself is to provoke and to create a discussion around certain themes.And this theme is the movement of drug addiction away from the criminal justice system and into a primary healthcare approach.Socially engaged artWhile The Volunteers is his newest work, Caslin’s previous pieces too have focussed on prevalent social issues in Irish society.Perhaps his most famous work was the mural advocating for same-sex marriage which appeared on George’s Street in 2015.Another series of works – Our Nation’s Sons – looked at the issues facing boys and young men in the state.For Caslin, it’s important that his art is socially engaged – that it reflects and deals with the issues of the times in which we live.“I would consider myself political but not in a political party type of sense,” he said.I believe that the project is a social awareness project, slightly more than political. Sometimes politicians dance around the most necessary social issues that need to be engaged with or looked at.center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 21 Comments Jun 11th 2017, 6:15 AM So I looked at how volunteerism was set up in Ireland and I look at the huge work that is done right across the island by volunteers.Caslin said that he then looked at what the most prevalent and pressing social issues in Ireland today are – what issues the volunteers of 100 years ago would be fighting if they were alive today. He said he settled on three:Drug addictionMental healthDirect provisionEach issue will have a piece dedicated to it.Drug addiction Aside from the man in Caslin’s Trinity College art piece, the characters are all real life people.The standing woman is Fiona O’Reilly – managing director of SafetyNet, a primary care service for people who are homeless.In the centre of the piece is Rachel Keogh, an advocate recovering from heroin addiction. The third woman is Senator Lynn Ruane, who recently introduced a bill to the Seanad that would decriminalise drug possession. Short URLlast_img read more

Les programmeurs Mac lont attendu cinq ans TextMate 20 arrive enfin

first_imgLes programmeurs Mac l’ont attendu cinq ans, TextMate 2.0 arrive enfinÉditeur de texte original, destiné aux programmeurs et proche de l’esprit Apple, TextMate passe en version 2.0 alpha publique. De nombreux ajouts sont à signaler, dont le support de thèmes, des sélections discontinues, la gestion de projets et bien d’autres.En programmation, bien des tâches peuvent devenir répétitives, abrutissantes et ennuyeuses. Certains outils sont donc conçus pour automatiser les modifications et permettre au programmeur de se concentrer sur l’essentiel. TextMate est de ceux-là. À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?Ce logiciel de traitement de texte est conçu exclusivement pour Mac. La première version était sortie il y 5 ans, et une V2 avait été annoncée deux ans après. Avec l’attente, les nombreux utilisateurs de TextMate premier du nom avait fini par ne plus y croire, devant se contenter de mises à jour diverses de la V1, jusqu’à arriver à une V1.5.10. Cette fois, comme il l’avait promis en septembre, le créateur, Odgaard, a sorti sa V2 pour de bon. Ce n’est pas une sortie commerciale, mais les détenteurs d’une licence de TextMate 1 peuvent télécharger gratuitement l’alpha de la V2. Les changements sont légions : themes, sélections discontinues, snippets, gestionnaire de projets, invocation Shell, Formatage de strings, gestion des grammaires, classes sémantiques… la liste est longue, et d’autres choses seront encore ajoutées.TextMate 1.5.10 peut toujours être acheté pour 54$ (un peu plus de 40 euros), ou testé 30 jours gratuitement. Envie d’une macro pour gagner trois heures de code ? TextMate est là.Le 20 décembre 2011 à 13:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

EMS agencies to help with studies

first_imgIf an individual does not want to be enrolled in the OHSU study, he or she can decline participation by wearing a “No Study” bracelet. To request a bracelet, call 503-494-8083 or email and cardiac arrest patients in Clark County may unknowingly be helping emergency responders answer a vital question: Are current treatment methods effective?Several Clark County emergency medical services agencies are participating in two National Institutes of Health trials. The trials, which are being led by Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of medical practices when treating people in cardiac arrest and people with trauma injuries.“Our goal in fire service and EMS is to provide the most advanced, research-supported, life-saving service,” said Cliff Free, EMS division chief for the Camas Fire Department. “We only can do that by validating the treatment.”The studies will be conducted under Food and Drug Administration regulations that allow the research without the informed consent of the patient, since patients are likely to be unconscious and unable to give consent.“As we look at strategies, we have to look at what we’re doing and if it’s causing more harm, we need to stop doing it,” said Dr. Mohamud Daya, associate professor of emergency medicine at OHSU and principal investigator for the studies. “We give these drugs without true evidence of whether they work or not. There’s really no other way to do these studies without the exception to informed consent.”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Mike Curtis Earns Spot on Assumption College Baseball Team

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — The Assumption Department of Athletics has announced that Michael Curtis, of Wilmington, has been named to the roster of the 2019 Assumption Baseball team. Curtis, Class of 2018, will compete during the Greyhounds’ spring season, which began in late February with a three-game series at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, followed by nine games during their annual spring break trip to Florida.“The 2019 baseball season has gotten off to a great start for us,” said sixth-year Head Baseball Coach Mike Rocco. “After concluding our spring break trip with a record of 8-4, we have been ranked regionally in the last three weekly polls. In addition to our success on the diamond, the team earned an average GPA of 3.14 for the fall semester and participated in a number of community service events, including helping out with Northbridge Little League’s Winter Clinic. We are very excited about what lies ahead for us this season and hope that we can carry our early success into our conference schedule.”The Assumption Baseball team opened the season 5-0, earning a sixth place ranking by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in early March; the team began the season ranked ninth. The team was ranked sixth in the Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Coach’s Poll for this upcoming season.For more information on Assumption athletics, visit Assumption CollegeFounded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 35 majors and 47 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Michael Curtis Earns Spot on Assumption College Baseball TeamIn “Sports”Wilmington’s Curtis Earns Spot On Assumption College Baseball TeamIn “Sports”Wilmington’s Ryan Earns Spot on Assumption College Women’s Track and Field TeamIn “Sports”last_img read more

Unalaska Coast Guard Petty Officer Passes Away

first_imgA member of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Unalaska has passed away in Anchorage.Petty Officer Michal Marciniak died at Alaska Regional Hospital on Tuesday morning while receiving treatment for a serious illness. Marciniak had fallen ill Monday morning and was medevaced to Cold Bay on a Coast Guard helicopter. A commercial medevac brought him to Alaska Regional’s emergency room in critical condition.Petty officer Shawn Eggert says the Coast Guard is investigating what happened, but at this point, he says it’s clear Marciniak’s illness wasn’tlinked to his job.Marciniak was a Marine Science Technician – one of five at the Unalaska MSD. He was 30-years-old.last_img

Over 65000 tablets of banned drugs seized from chemist shop in

first_imgCHANDIGARH: Police seized over 65,000 tablets of banned drugs from a chemist shop in Punjab’s Faridkot and arrested its owner, officials said on Wednesday. Police also recovered Rs 87.59 lakh in cash from the medical store and the owner’s wholesale drug licence had been cancelled, the officials said. A team of officials from the Punjab Food and Drugs Administration and police found 33 types of drug formulations, which are prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, in the store, they said. The recovered tablets included tramadol, buprenorphine, diphenoxylate, alprazolam and clonazepam, the officials said. A total of 65,845 tablets, 119 injections and 30 syrups, all habit-forming substances, were recovered from the medical store, they said.last_img read more

Gov Abbott Signs Bill Targeting Rape Kit Backlog

first_imgOffice of the GovernorOn June 4, 2019, Gov. Greg Abbott signed several bills to help victims of sex crimes, including one that aims at ending the backlog of untested rape kits in Texas.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a measure into law this week that aims to eliminate the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in the state.Abbott’s approval comes as states across the country are using legislation to bolster testing requirements and attempt to clear their own buildup of untested rape kits.The Texas measure mandates law enforcement agencies conduct an audit to determine the number, status, and location of all of the untested rape kits in the state and then set timelines to ensure they are analyzed. It also allocates roughly $50 million toward hiring more workers at the state’s crime labs and expands access to sexual assault nurse examiners for underserved populations.Abbott said at an afternoon press conference held on Tuesday in Dallas the law would better address and provide justice for survivors of rape and sexual assault.“One of the best strategies is the forensic testing of rape kits, but thousands of these kits have languished untested for years,” Abbott said.The new law follows Texas lawmakers’ latest attempt in a long effort to tackle the state’s rape kit backlog. In 2017, the Texas Legislature approved a bill that allowed drivers to offer donations to help the clear the pileup.Ryan Poppe/Texas Public RadioTexas State Representative Victoria Neave (center).Democratic state Rep. Victoria Neave, who authored the bill, said it is currently unclear how many untested rape kits exist across Texas. Neave said the new law will not only eliminate the current backlog, but prevent them from happening again.“When we have somebody who is willing to come forward, go to a hospital and undergo this very personal, invasive exam to collect DNA evidence — to just have those kits sitting on a shelf untested for years, sometimes to the point where they are growing mold on them, is absolutely unacceptable,” Neave said.A portion of the bill will also require that evidence be kept for at least 40 years or until the statute of limitations runs out, depending on which is longer.Abbott signed the measure along with four other bills designed to help victims of sex crimes. Sharelast_img read more

German mailorder firm Neckermann in bankruptcy

first_imgBERLIN (AP) – German mail-order company Neckermann says it is applying for bankruptcy protection from creditors after failing to satisfy its owner that cost-cutting plans would produce a viable business.Neckermann said the application was being filed Wednesday at a court in Frankfurt.The struggling company planned to cut 1,380 of its roughly 2,400 jobs in Germany in order to secure financing for the future. Earlier Wednesday, it agreed with employee and union representatives on a compromise that would have seen “limited” payoffs and other aid for laid-off employees. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories center_img 0 Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates But Neckermann said its owner decided the result wasn’t sustainable and refused to provide further financing. It said it would examine all options to keep the business going.Private investment firm Sun Capital Partners owns 100 percent of Neckermann.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more