Wilmington Police To Offer Citizen CPR Course On December 78

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department is offering a Citizen CPR course on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10am to noon, at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street). Attendance at BOTH classes is required.The course is taught by certified instructors from the Wilmington Police Department. The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a lifeThese classes are open to anyone who lives or works in Wilmington and are free of charge. Spouses, parents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning a new skill and meeting new friends are encouraged to apply.There is some minor physical activity required for the course, such as kneeling on the floor and practicing skills learned in the class on manikins.Due to the extreme popularity that this course has enjoyed, the application periods are open for just short periods of time prior to each course.This course is sanctioned by the American Heart Association.Register HERE to sign up for the course.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police To Offer Free Citizen CPR Class On December 9In “Citizen CPR Class”10 Things To Do In Wilmington Today (December 9, 2015)In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Police & Fire Chiefs Recognize The Officers & Citizens Who Responded To The Silver Lake TragedyIn “Government”last_img read more

Trumps Revolutionary War airport quote creates highflying meme

first_img Dearest, the battle for gate C4 was hard fought, but we prevailed. Alas, we ran out of ammunition, and had to lob our stores of Cinnabons at them. The sacrifices of war try our souls. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Diane@hpochocolate1 (@hpochocolate1) July 5, 2019 One if by land/Two if by sea/Three if arriving at Terminal C #RevolutionaryWarAirport #loganairport pic.twitter.com/5HA58phVKP— Clint McGuire (@clintster) July 5, 2019 One if by land and two if by sir, you need to remove your belt and shoes. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Swiftian Byronic Volcanic Robotics (@JbarGarden) July 5, 2019 Share your voice Betsy Ross and I joined the Mile-High Club on the red eye to Boston.#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— BenjaminFranklin (@BenFranklinofPA) July 5, 2019 One if by land, two if by sea, I’ll text if by air.Paul Revere #TrumpHistory #ContinentalArmy— Nate Bell (@NateBell4AR) July 5, 2019 Dearest Harold, Please expect a delay of about a fortnight. I’ve been detained by security forces for carrying three extra ounces of moisturizer. Again. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— 🏝 Kim (@kim) July 5, 2019 White House releases 1776 era painting as proof of Trump’s startling history lesson.#RevolutionaryWarAirports #TrumpSpeech #TrumpParadeFail pic.twitter.com/0uqsO90nzM— End All Pointless Wars Now 🎥 🎸 ☮️ (@ProleUprising) July 5, 2019 During his July 4th speech, President Donald Trump says American forces “took over the airports” during the US War of Independence in the late 18th century.Planes were not used in warfare until the 20th century. pic.twitter.com/pxhYVdfGz4— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 5, 2019 One of the prized possessions in my family is this commemorative postcard of the Lexington, Va. Militia occupying the terminal at DCA in 1777. #RevolutionaryWarAirports#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/EYtlXcRmZE— Keith Gaddie (@GaddieWindage) July 5, 2019 Martha,Trying my damndest to make the 5:15 flight out of Philly, but the Valley Forge traffic is a nightmare. Leave a lantern on for me…Your, George#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/ynerShnylr— Laura E. Hess (@LauraEHess2) July 5, 2019 #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories Little-Known Fact: We won because so many British soldiers couldn’t fit their muskets in the overhead bin on their flights over.— ReallyDon’tTrump (@reallyDontTrump) July 5, 2019 National Archives discover new pictures of the War of Independence. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/dvGaLYQoYE— Acdcnut (@Acdckcnut) July 5, 2019 Comments George Jefferson. Who famously rammed the ramparts at the battle of LaGuardia International at Gettysburg. #4thofJuly #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/sourin13P5— Liisa Lee 🦋 (@Liisabelle) July 5, 2019 Little known fact: An immense fog that rolled in off the Atlantic grounded all flights at Logan. Otherwise, Paul Revere would have been able to implement his original plan:#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/Gg7T3EbMxC— cosmo (@agpennypckr) July 5, 2019 More presidential memes Hey @Lin_Manuel, why did you leave the airports out of Hamilton?— drew olanoff (@yoda) July 5, 2019 Trump sits in a big truck, internet drives meme into ground Trump touched an orb and now Twitter is glowing crazy Who dis? First Presidential Alert prompts jokes on social media #RevolutionaryWarAirportStoriesThe Battle of Baggage Claim (1776) Many Lives were lost. And Bags too. Some people are saying it was the worst massacre they had ever seen.Art from @Acyn pic.twitter.com/ZuKfgy3ghd— Covfefe Jones- King Of Shade👑 (@King_Of_Shade) July 5, 2019 President Donald Trump on Friday blamed a malfunctioning teleprompter for his July 4 statement that Revolutionary War soldiers took over airports in 1775, a century before the Wright brothers were even born. At an Independence Day celebration in Washington, the president began speaking about the bravery of Revolutionary War troops and then seems to have shifted to the War of 1812, with some erroneous additions.”Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports, it did everything it had to do,” the president said.  One if by land. Two if by Hartsfield International. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) July 5, 2019 Dearest Martha, please find enclosed a tracking number for my lost luggage at Philadelphia. It shall arrive to Mount Vernon via carriage in 21-25 days. Also enclosed is a receipt for the cost of parking my horse at Dulles for the weekend. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Shawna 🇺🇸⚔️🇬🇧 (@shawna1776) July 5, 2019 Online Politics Whatever the cause of the error, the presidential gaffe led to the creation of the Twitter hashtags #RevolutionaryWarAirports and #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories. Naturally jokes flew faster than an F-15.Many jokesters took famous Revolutionary War paintings and added airplanes and related items. “One of the prized possessions in my family is this commemorative postcard of the Lexington, Va. militia occupying the terminal at DCA in 1777,” Keith Gaddie wrote on Twitter. Dearest Maisie, we are holding the line at Auntie Anne’s near B7. Reinforcements just arrived from Newark, but they fled down the escalators. I fear we’re on our own. #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) July 5, 2019 Actual footage of the U.S. Army storming the airports during the War of 1812: pic.twitter.com/z4CvvgjvzP— Derek Litvak (@TheTattooedGrad) July 5, 2019 2 Tags Others envisioned a very different history for the US, inventing battle names and heroic war stories. One Twitter user envisioned “The Battle of Baggage Claim (1776) . Many lives were lost. And bags too. Some people are saying it was the worst massacre they had ever seen.” “One if by land and two if by sea, and three if by air — don’t pahk the cah at Logan, the traffic is wicked hahd to get through.” #TrumpParadeFail pic.twitter.com/6p7c3dXxSW— Light_It_Up (@Light_It_Up27) July 5, 2019 One if by Land.Two if by Sea.Three if by the Delta Shuttle from LaGuardia. ~Paul Revere#RevolutionaryWarAirports #facts— Marco Price (@Primar13) July 5, 2019 And Paul Revere’s famed “one if by land, two if by sea” phrasing turned out to be very useful for the meme. “One if by land. Two if by sea. Three if by the Delta Shuttle from LaGuardia,” ran one version. Commander Sully crossed the Delaware and suprised the Hessians at Trenton #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/JZ6Fl97UNF— JoeHarte (@therealjoeharte) July 5, 2019 General George Washington, #ContinentalArmy Fighter Pilot Specialist(The inspiration for Bill Pullman’s US President character in the motion picture,” #IndependenceDay “) #RevolutionaryWarAirports #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories pic.twitter.com/PrLfqNJhZu— Aldo F. Rodriguez (@AldoFRodriguez) July 5, 2019 “I knew the speech very well,” the president said, according to Fox News. “So I was able to do without a teleprompter, but the teleprompter did go out and it was actually hard to look at anyway because [there] was rain all over it.” The quote also inspired numerous parodies of letters home from soldiers, of the type made famous by dramatic readings delivered in filmmaker Ken Burns’ documentaries. “Dearest, the battle for gate C4 was hard fought, but we prevailed,” wrote one. “Alas, we ran out of ammunition, and had to lob our stores of Cinnabons at them.” Dearest Eliza,The men are near mutiny. The 4 ounce liquid limit means their rum ration has been severely curtailed. We may not survive this campaign.Yours Always,A. Hamilton #RevolutionaryWarAirports#RevolutionaryWarAirportStories— Charlie Heat (@earlyamhistory) July 5, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

Instant Pot adds an air fryer to its line up with the

first_img Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected At the very least, the Instant Vortex still includes enough modes to be versatile. The $119 price is also reasonable, though our favorite Simple Chef model from a year ago is just $60 on Amazon right now. Part of our hesitation with air fryers was how poorly they stacked up to an actual Instant Pot. It’ll be interesting to see if the makers of the popular gadget can do better where the others faltered.  null Chris Monroe/CNET The newest kitchen gadget from the makers of the Instant Pot has an impressive seven cooking modes designed to serve up meals like a rotisserie chicken, as well as snacks like mozzarella sticks and french fries. The Instant Vortex Plus is an air fryer with a sizable capacity. In addition to the usual options, the Vortex includes extra presets like a dehydrate option for homemade jerky.The Instant Vortex Plus launched on Monday at Walmart. You can buy it now for $119. According to Instant Brands, the Vortex will roll out to other major retailers within the next couple of weeks. It holds 10 quarts of food. While it’s primarily an air fryer, six other cooking presets mean it can roast, broil, bake, reheat and dehydrate, plus there’s an option to rotate the included rotisserie spit. “We’re really excited to deliver a new product that gives our consumers the amazing deep fried taste without compromise,” said Katie Whiting, Instant Brands Marketing Director in a statement emailed to CNET. “They can create healthier versions of their favorite dishes and do so in a fast, easy and convenient way.”The Instant Pot pressure cooker gained popularity thanks to its versatility. The different cooking modes let you whip up a wide variety of delicious meals. When we tested air fryers last year, we found them to be more limited. They’re functionally just convection ovens shrunk down for your countertop, but the more focused heat of the smaller body supposedly makes them perfect for snack foods. We did have some tasty pizza rolls during testing, but still found it hard to get excited about any model. Instant Pot Smart WiFi lets you pressure cook from your phone Don’t believe the hype about air fryers Update, 8:12 a.m. PT: Added quote from Instant Brands’ Katie Whiting and a new image. • Share your voice See All CNET Smart Home CNET Smart Homecenter_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Tags reading • Instant Pot expands into air fryers with the $120 multifunction Instant Vortex Plus Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house 6 Photos 2:16 Smart Home Small Applianceslast_img read more

Crude Oil Prices Could Fall into 4050 Range Again Barclays

first_imgAlready reeling from excess supply, crude oil prices may fall further if sanctions on Iran are eased, since supplies from Iran would double the surplus, currently estimated at 1.2 million barrels a day.  Oil prices, which rallied last week following Saudi Arabia’s military attacks in neighbouring Yemen to suppress the Houthi rebels, gave up all the gains on Monday as talks progressed on Iran’s nuclear programme. Traders had believed that the escalation of geo-political tensions in the Middle East would lift prices up. However, oil prices extended their losses to hit $56 per barrel on Monday.Discussions are underway between officials from Iran and six world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme and both the parties will have to reach an agreement by next Tuesday. If there is a deal, sanctions on Iran will be lifted and the country will be allowed to export oil.”Iran is very important in terms of market balances because they can add in another million barrels. However, just to give you numbers again the current oil markets surplus about demand and supplies already 1.2 million barrels a day. So when Iran is also allowed to come back in to the market once the sanctions are removed that would double the market surplus,” said Miswin Mahesh, energy analyst, Barclays, to CNBC-TV18.Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, has recently rejected the idea of cutting oil production to shore up prices, even as some members of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) lobbied for cutback in supply.”We think Brent could easily fall into the $40-50 per barrel range again in terms of barrel per dollar and obviously with the WTI discount I would mean WTI in the late 30’s early 40’s that is the levels that we see as a point where you need that price at least for some of the low cost producers to actually make a good sizable return,” Mahesh added.last_img read more

37 dead in boat sinking in DR Congo

first_imgThirty-seven bodies have been recovered after another boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, a week after a vessel capsized with nearly 130 people on board.Sixteen survivers were found near the spot where the boat sunk on a river in the country’s east on 9 April, acting governor Papy Omeonga Tchopa of Maniema province told AFP on Tuesday.”We found and buried 37 bodies.”He said the motorised boat capsized near the village of Katalama, 120 kilometers (74 miles) from the provincial capital Kindu on the Kindu-Kibombo-Kasongo part of the river — a stretch that officially is not navigable.Tchopa added that the suspected causes included “a drunk skipper, travelling at night and overloading.””The skipper is on the run. He had already been banned because of previous violations,” said Tchopa.Exactly a week earlier, a boat went down on Lake Kivu with some 130 people on board. Dozens are still officially missing.This incident prompted president Felix Tshisekedi to declare a day of mourning last Friday, and decided to make it mandatory for boat passengers to have lifebuoys.River transport is one of the most used in DR Congo with its numerous waterways. Boat mishaps are common, typically caused by overloading of passengers and cargo.Tolls are often high because there are no life jackets and many Congolese do not know how to swim.Twenty-seven people were reported drowned in a boat sinking in September last year, 26 last July, another 50 last May, and 40 people in April whose boats sank while they fled fighting.Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country, the DR Congo is struggling with local conflicts, and in remote areas the control of the central government in Kinshasa is weak.last_img read more

HISD Has New Option To Consider On Risk Of State Takeover

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share HISDKashmere High School has missed state standards for going on seven years. If HISD doesn’t improve it and all its other chronically failing schools, it could face a state board of managers.The Houston Independent School District has new options to consider for struggling schools, which could give them a two-year waiver on the state’s accountability system and looming sanctions.In a closed-doors meeting Thursday afternoon, the HISD board of trustees discussed plans to improve chronically low-performing schools — and avoid a state takeover or massive school closures next year.One new option on the table: convert schools that have missed state standards for four or fewer years to in-district charters, or contract their management to outside charter management groups. That would give the board a two-year reprieve. It would also give them an extra $1,000 per student at those campuses.“I’m hopeful now because if you give me a thousand dollars extra per student, do you know what that would do for a campus?” said HISD Board President Wanda Adams after the meeting. “You can look at re-organizing magnet programs, re-organizing career and technology programs, reorganizing to see where we start.  So, it’s like a wonderful, wonderful thing.”Adams said that the board hasn’t made any decision on that option, but plans to meet early next week to continue the discussion.That option, however, wouldn’t apply to schools that have failed state standards for five or more years, such as Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston.“I feel more informed, but I’m in the same spot as far as the sense of urgency,” said HISD Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones, who represents Kashmere. “The situation that we’re in, it’s not any different yesterday than today, but what we do know is that we’re very clear on what the options are, what the rules are under the option. And I appreciate that they (the Texas Education Agency) was willing to have the conversation and give us some guidance.”In some ways, the meeting replayed what the state’s Deputy Education Commissioner told some Houston trustees a year ago — that chronically struggling must improve, or the district will face tough sanctions, like state appointed managers, under a new state law known as House Bill 1842.The same administrator, A.J. Crabill, returned to HISD as the elected board faces even more pressure, with more than a dozen schools currently on that list, and only one year to fix all of them. Even one school that has missed standards for five or more years can trigger those sanctions in August 2018.“My decision process is let’s do everything we can, so that a year from now we’re having a conversation about how we improved student outcomes — not a conversation about how we implement this particular aspect of state law,” Crabill said. “What I know is that we absolutely can ensure that these students are successful at the highest levels.”Crabill told News 88.7 that his focus was to give the board information about the law and to support those schools’ improvement.“Our role is really to be an adviser and to identify what are the things that are working, where people are facing some similar circumstances, where students are struggling and where they’re really getting it done, where they’re seeing significant improvements in student outcomes,” Crabill said.He said that early projections show that HISD will have fewer chronically failing schools when new state ratings are released next week, but the Texas Education Agency is still concerned about the 14,000 students in HISD that attend a low-performing school or who themselves are performing below grade-level.“For those students, we need a better solution. We need something that will help them be successful and help them catch up. Because these children have all of the energy and the intellect and the enthusiasm and the curiosity — all the things they need to succeed at high levels. All that’s necessary is for us collectively — all the adults involved in the public education system — to lend whatever support we can,” Crabill said. 00:00 /01:12last_img read more

Prevent Blindness Luncheon

first_imgThe Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington will host a Low Vision Lunch & Learn on Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St., N.W. The event will feature guest speaker Olivia Dryjski, M.D. Participants are encouraged to learn how a dilated eye exam can save sight and perhaps the health of a heart. Space is limited. To register, call the Eye Center at 202-877-6159. Ask about parking.last_img

Subsea electricity cable from Scotland to Norway planned

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Mr Salmond said an integrated grid would contribute to the European sustainable energy policy, and that connections from Scotland to Norway and mainland Europe were essential.Mr Salmond announced the signing of the agreement between a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy, SSE Interconnector, and three Scandinavian utilities to study the feasibility of building an interconnector to carry power between Scandinavia and the UK. He said the north-east of Scotland was the ideal location and this makes Scotland “ideally placed” to become the green powerhouse of Europe.The Scandinavian partners to the agreement are Swedish utility company Vattenfall and Norwegian utilities Lyse, E-CO Energi, and Agder Energi. The jointly owned development company will be known as NorthConnect. Independent, not-for-profit group The Scottish European Green Energy Centre has contributed 50,000 Euros towards the search for the best route for the cable.Scotland and Norway both have diverse and complementary ways of producing electricity, and an interconnector would allow them to share the resources and maximize supplies of low-carbon sources of electricity. Norway has flexible hydro-electricity sources, while Scotland has wind power sources, and so Scotland could import electricity on still days and export its excess on windy days.The high voltage, direct current (HVDC) cable between Scotland and Norway would be capable of carrying 1,200 to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity, and could be in place by 2020. Initial estimates are that it would need to be between 550 and 700 km long. NorthConnect will spend the next few years analyzing the economic and technical viability of the project.Head of Vattenfall’s Asset Optimization and Trading department, Harald von Heyden, said NorthConnect would increase competition in regional areas and provide a more secure supply of energy with more stable electricity prices.The UK is already connected to Ireland and France, and a sub-sea cable carrying 1,000 MW between the UK and the Netherlands will open in April this year. Norway has cables to Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, and a cable to Germany is under construction. Fears of eagle injury from wind farm Citation: Sub-sea electricity cable from Scotland to Norway planned (2011, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-sub-sea-electricity-cable-scotland-norway.html Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A study into a proposed North Sea interconnector will examine the possibility of a sub-sea electricity cable linking Scotland and Norway, according to an announcement earlier this week in Aberdeen by Scotland’s First Minister, Mr Alex Salmond.last_img read more

Microsoft Says Windows 10 Doesnt Violate User Privacy

first_img 3 min read September 29, 2015 This story originally appeared on Engadget Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Microsoft famously accused Google of “Scroogling” users by selling their private data to advertisers. But when it launched Windows 10, Microsoft was itself roundly criticized for over-zealous personal data collection. Critics say it does things like send parents reports of their kids’ PC use, prevent users from opting out of certain types of data collection, and scan PCs for counterfeit software. The software giant has responded to those accusations in a Windows blog post, saying that it only collects data that makes its products work better and that it gives users control over information collected.Microsoft started by addressing the “telemetry data” it collects when Windows or an app crashes. Company VP Terry Myerson explained that such info “help(s) us provide a secure and reliable experience,” and that it “doesn’t include any of your content or files, and we take several steps to avoid collecting any information that directly identifies you.” He added that the practice has already paid off, helping a Microsoft partner fix a faulty graphics driver within 24 hours.As for personal data, Microsoft says that it only collects it to “deliver a delightful and personalized Windows experience,” to give you updates on scores for your favorite team, for instance. Additional data is collected for features like Cortana because of its nature as a personal assistant. However, Myerson pointed out that you can opt out of collection of speech, typing, location and other activities.Finally, Redmond insists that “neither Windows 10 nor any other Microsoft software scans the contents of your email or other communications, or your files, in order to deliver targeted advertising.” In other words, Microsoft doesn’t use Outlook to create targeted advertising, unlike Google’s Gmail. As Ars Technica points out, however, the wording seems to indicate that Microsoft reserves the right to collect advertising data via other apps like Bing and Cortana.So what to make of this? Many of the original accusations were false: MIcrosoft doesn’t send your personal files to its servers like torrent sites claim, for instance. Also, it’s not new that Microsoft sends parents reports on their kids’ surfing activities — that feature was also available in Windows 8. However, Microsoft promised that it’ll update its policies to take your children’s ages into account.As for the collection of crash data, Microsoft didn’t address the actual complaint; namely that Windows 10 users can’t opt out of telemetry, unlike with previous versions (unless they’re a Windows 10 Enterprise licensee). You can, however, adjust the setting from full (the default) to basic, so that you transmit less data to Microsoft. And while the company collects unique user IDs after a crash, it only does so to determine how many users are experiencing an issue. Would it be good to be able to completely opt out of telemetry? Sure! Would you trade that for a potentially more unstable operating environment? Probably not!Microsoft concluded by saying it’s listening to users’ privacy concerns, and will update its policies if need be. That’s a good start — they probably don’t bother most users, but it needs to better communicate the hows and whys of them. It would do well to keep the dialogue going, especially considering Google’s ongoing problems in privacy-mad Europe. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more