RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Free Electric Car Show In Wilmington On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) invites customers to attend a free Electric Car Show on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 10am to 2pm. The event will be held in the Swain Green parking lot located at 140 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington during the Wilmington Farmers Market. Attendees are invited to view an assortment of plug-in electric vehicles from local automobile dealers. Local owners will also be in attendance with their electric vehicles to offer insider reviews and commentary. Information about charging stations, electric vehicle incentive programs, and RMLD rebate programs will also be available. This is a family friendly event featuring complimentary snacks, kids’ activities, and a raffle.Plug-in electric vehicles offer significant environmental benefits, reduce fuel and maintenance costs for owners, and help keep electric rates low.Electric vehicle owners interested in showing their vehicle may register at https://www.rmld.com/electric-vehicle-rebate-programs/webforms/electric-car-show-owner-registration.About Reading Municipal Light DepartmentEstablished in 1894, Reading Municipal Light Department is a municipal electric utility serving over 68,000 residents in the towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Lynnfield Center. RMLD has over 29,000 meter connections within its service territory.(NOTE: The above press release is from RMLD.)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… RelatedRMLD To Hold Electric Car Show At Wilmington Farmers Market On September 15In “Community”SAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”REMINDER: RMLD To Hold Free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event At Wilmington Farmers Market This Sunday (July 15)In “Community”last_img read more

SNL pits Game of Thrones against Avengers on Family Feud

first_img Avengers: Endgame has emotional Marvel fans saying #ThankYouAvengers Thanos vs. Game of Thrones Night King: Here’s who’d win 187 Photos Post a comment Share your voice TV and Movies 0 Thanos wants kick his growth hormone drugs addiction. Black Panther warrior Okoye wants to eat Taco Bell and binge-watch Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. Game of Thrones characters also tried to share a few things they wanted to check off their bucket list. However, Arya Stark invades the game show just in time to mention her personal favorite bucket list item — “getting that booty.” Well played, SNL.  See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Black Panther Marvel Game of Thrones HBO Thor NBC The Avengers When Saturday Night Live spoofs Avengers: Endgame, you know it’s going to be good.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET With HBO’s TV series Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame both being at the top of every fan’s list of topics to debate online, it was only a matter of time before NBC’s Saturday Night Live decided to pit both of them against each other in a sketch. On Saturday, we got to see what would happen if favorite characters from both franchises played against each other in a friendly game of Family Feud. In the video posted on Saturday, Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) introduced both Avengers and Game of Thrones characters like Thor (Alex Moffat), Thanos (Beck Bennett), Brienne of Tarth (Kate Mckinnon), Tormund Giantsbane (Mickey Day) and Brandon Stark (Kyle Mooney).  Tags More Avengers “I am Steve of House Mustache,” Thompson said as game show host Steve Harvey. “Today we got Avengers versus Game of Thrones.  Let’s start with the Avengers because this show is just like their movies. We’re gonna open with 45 minutes of introductions.” Ouch.The best part of the introductions goes to comedian Leslie Jones as Groot who did her own take on the “I am Groot” with “Bitch, I’m Groot.”Up next was Game of Thrones character introductions, which included Thompson making a joke about the overly dark battle during the show’s most recent episode.snlgameofthrones1Saturday Night Live’s version of Game of Thrones was dead-on.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET “I got to be honest, I didn’t see the last episode,” Thompson said. “I mean, I watched it, but I couldn’t see it. Yeah, you know it’s dark when you can’t even see the white people.”The game show sketch also asks the characters what happens to be on their bucket lists now that both franchises are coming to an end. Brienne wants a one-night stand with Jaime Lannister, while Thor would really like to travel more. last_img read more

Man in police custody found hanging

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationThe hanging body of a person in custody of police was recovered from Bagatipara police station in Natore on Tuesday, reports UNB.Police claimed the arrestee Mohsin Ali, 30, son of a certain Mahiruddin of Chakgoash village in Bagatipara upazila, committed suicide by hanging himself.The law enforcement found Mohsin hanging from the window grill inside his cell on Tuesday noon and recovered it in presence of executive magistrate Najmul Alam, said additional police super of Natore Akram Hossain.On Monday, Gazipur police arrested Mohsin from Maona area in Gazipur city for his alleged involvement in the killing of three van drivers and snatching their vehicles.He was, later, handed over to Bagatipara police station, Najmul Alam added.last_img

Texas AM Extremely Concerned About White Nationalist Richard Spencer On Campus Plans

first_img“Yes, it is of extreme concern to those of us who are on the campus as well as to Aggies everywhere that this person who spews poison, basically, about races and about other religions is on our campus”, says Senior Vice President Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Texas A&M University,  Amy Smith.Smith talks about the leader of the so-called Alt-Right movement, Richard Spencer, who is scheduled to participate in a privately-organized event at the Texas A&M campus on Tuesday the 6th.Spencer, who leads a white nationalist movement that has proclaimed itself close to president-elect Donald Trump, has also made clear his views on what he believes to be the supremacism of the white race and the need to find a way to expel immigrants out of the country, among other ideas.Texas A&M , however, did not invite him, Smith stresses. But the university also does not want to censor Spencer because of his First Amendment rights, according to a conversation between the university’s president, Michael K. Young, and the Texas Tribune. “We looked at a variety of different options for this”, Smith explains. “We are a state-supported school and they have free speech as do we, so we are using Aggies United which is Tuesday night at 6 pm and open to the public.”Smith refers to a counter event that the university has organized as a response to Spencer’s presence on campus: “Aggies United is an opportunity for us to come together as a campus and we have it open as well to the surrounding community to tell our story of who we are as a united front, as an active unity committed to the success of each other.” Spencer’s event was “through no invitation from us”, says the VP. “We are a public university, as you know, and we have private rooms that are available… and the administration was made aware that this person quietly booked the room, which I think is their m.o. that they are doing throughout the nation, where you have someone who would quietly book a room and then invite the speaker and that is indeed what happened.”Hence, the idea of Aggies United: “We were planning on a big end the semester party which we annually have and kind of a holiday party before students head off, and we pulled our money instead to support the students who wanted to pull together an event for each other that would talk about the things and the core values that they stand for that are in direct opposition to the speaker that is coming on campus”, Smith says. Blueag9 | CC BY-SA WikipediaTexas A&M University Sharelast_img read more

2020 Census Will Ask White People More About Their Ethnicities

first_img Share Hansi Lo Wang/NPRFrom left to right, Tommy Shiels, Dennis Hayden, John Houlihan and Thomas Ring attend the New York Irish Center’s weekly luncheon for seniors in Queens, N.Y. Many attendees say they support the 2020 census asking white people about their origins.The race question is going to get complicated for many people who identify as white on the U.S. census.Since 1960, when U.S. residents were first allowed to self-report their race on the census, just answering “White” has been enough to complete the race question. But the federal government is now preparing to essentially ask non-Hispanic white people where they and their ancestors are from as part of the Census Bureau’s inquiry into their racial identity.Last month, the Census Bureau announced it’s adding a write-in area for the “White” category on the 2020 census questionnaire so that participants can provide their “origins.”“Print, for example, German, Irish, English, Italian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc.,” read the instructions on the form the bureau is using in a practice run of the 2020 census in Rhode Island’s Providence County beginning in March.Those suggested answers are among the largest U.S. population groups descending from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa — regions with “original peoples” classified by the U.S. government as “White,” according to the federal standards for race and ethnicity data.‘I don’t know … where they’re from’The Census Bureau has not responded to NPR’s questions about why this change is being made to the “White” category for 2020. A similar write-in area will be added under the “Black and African American” category.The bureau has conducted extensive research into how to collect more accurate data about race and ethnicity in 2020. The data play a critical role in drawing legislative districts, enforcing civil rights laws and analyzing health statistics.Researchers at the bureau have recommended adding check boxes for the largest ethnic groups and a write-in area for smaller groups under the racial categories in a proposal that would radically overhaul the race and ethnicity questions on the census.But that extensive change would have required the White House’s Office of Management and Budget — which sets the standards on race and ethnicity data for the Census Bureau and other federal agencies — to approve an Obama-era proposal that census experts say the Trump administration is not likely to move forward.Nevertheless, in a report released last year, researchers at the Census Bureau wrote that it has been trying to address community concerns about the race and ethnicity questions, including a “call for more detailed, disaggregated data for our diverse American experiences as German, Mexican, Korean, Jamaican, and myriad other identities.”For Cindy Spector of Brooklyn, N.Y., the new write-in area she’ll be asked to complete after marking the “White” box in 2020 is raising questions about how well she knows her family tree.“According to my grandparents, we’re Russian and Romanian,” she says.But she’s not sure where her great-grandparents and earlier ancestors were from.“They may have been from another country altogether,” she adds.‘What kind of white’The census has asked all U.S. households about their origins previously. Recent questionnaires, including the one used in 2010, have asked all participants about ethnicity in terms of “Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin.” But questions about ancestry have appeared on forms separately from the race question.Asking about origins in the context of race is a significant detail for Peter Farnsworth of Brooklyn, who says this change to the “White” category gets into personal territory.“Don’t make me specify what kind of white,” he says. “If you want to know my race, that’s fine. But I don’t need to give you details about what kind of white I identify with.”Farnsworth says he identifies as “American,” though his family has ties with England, Scotland, Ireland and Jamaica.“Nobody ever believes me when I say this,” he adds, “but my dad’s side of the family has lived in Jamaica for hundreds of years.”Elizabeth Grasso, also from Brooklyn, says her ancestors came from Germany and Italy.“We came here from Sicily pretty recently,” she explains, referring to her Italian grandparents, “but not me.”Being asked to give a more detailed answer about her white identity, she adds, brings back stories she’s heard about her immigrant grandparents.“There was discrimination against them when they were younger that … I’m very lucky to not experience now,” Grasso says. “But there was a time when Italians weren’t considered white.”‘No problem with that’At a recent luncheon for seniors at the New York Irish Center in Queens, N.Y., many said they support the 2020 census asking white people about their origins.“There would be no problem with that,” said Thomas Ring of Queens, who plans to write “Irish” on his census form. “I don’t think it makes a difference. We have all kinds of nationalities in the country.”Hansi Lo Wang/NPRErica Paul (left) and Danielle Gallagher serve lunch to John Houlihan and other seniors attending the New York Irish Center’s Wednesday Lunch Club in Queens, N.Y. On a wall of historical memorabilia hanging behind them is an old sign saying “HELP WANTED, NO IRISH NEED APPLY.”Fellow Queens resident Martina Molloy helped served slices of pizza to Ring and other seniors lined up in front of a wall of historical memorabilia, including an old sign saying “HELP WANTED, NO IRISH NEED APPLY.”Molloy said she recently thought about how limiting the “White” box is when she recently filled out a form that asked for her race.“It’s nice to be able to add something extra,” she said.Born in Northern Ireland, she has lived in the U.S. longer than in her birth country. But she said with a laugh, “I always consider myself Irish first and American second, which may not be the right thing to say in this country but that’s how I feel.”‘Is that accurate?’Julia Clear, another Queens resident who attended the senior luncheon, is also planning to write “Irish” for her origins. Her late husband was of Italian descent, and she’s worried their sons will have trouble fitting in both “Irish” and “Italian” in the write-in area.Still, she hopes the 2020 census responses will lead to a better count of people of Irish descent in the U.S., estimated to be at 32.7 million according to 2015 data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.“Is that accurate? Or is there a heck of a lot more of us out there?” Clear asked, wondering if the numbers from 2020 could show whether she’s part of a shrinking population of Irish immigrants in the U.S.“There are some people here that are in their 20s and 30s,” she said, “but they’re going to be the last bastions of people that are going to come in here and especially if the president wants to come along and just lock down the borders.”But Charles Gallagher, a sociologist at La Salle University in Philadelphia who studies white identity, warns that any 2020 census numbers about white origins may not be reliable.“If you have a population that’s been in the U.S. for a very long time and people have been, you know, crossing the ethnic line and dating and marrying,” he says, “people aren’t going to have a real accurate record.”He adds that if you’re thinking about mailing out your DNA for testing, beware: So far, the results are not a reliable guide, he says, for how to fill out your census form accurately.Copyright 2018 NPR. 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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

Artistic vision

first_img‘Naayika’, an art exhibition was inaugurated by Kala Drishti on the occasion of the Women’s Day in collaboration with the Airport Authority of India to highlight the contribution of Indian women to society through visual art like painting, sculpture, installation and photographs.The five-day event includes art exhibition, art competition, cultural programme and workshop lecture on art. The closing ceremony is on March 12 when the prominent and upcoming Indian women artists, social workers and winners of the art competition will be felicitated in the presence of a prominent guests and VIPs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Being a woman myself, I think women of India take a lot of load on them. We sacrifice and compromise so much for our families, but not too often women get that credit. So we are exhibiting the artworks of upcoming and promising artists who do not get the right atmosphere for promoting their art. We have given awards to Renuka for her sculpture, Sangeeta Singh and Nivedita Pandey and a special prize to Neelam Mansharamani, who has a special child. The aim is to provide the tools and platform for the artists to help them come up. There is much more liberal to visual art around the world, but India is still lagging behind in Art, since our education system has become lopsided.” Saluting the woman of today, the ‘nari shakti’ and ‘naayika’ of today’s India the event was coordinated mostly with women.Kala Drishti is an artist run trust for the promotion of Visual Art. They have conducted a number of art exhibitions where the works of the upcoming Indian artists have been showcased. Also, workshops, on art highlighting the various aspect of art, symposiums and conferences to attract special groups in the corporate world and other professionals to take interest in visual art, have been conducted.last_img read more

7 Basics for Keeping Your Companys Data Safe

first_imgJanuary 7, 2015 4 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Every other week there is a new high-profile data breach in the media. From Target to Home Depot to iCloud to JPMorgan to Snapchat to the White House—and most recently the devastating attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment—there’s always a headline highlighting the loss of data and breach of trust.But that doesn’t mean your business has to be one of them and suffer the staggering $3.5 million losses resulting from an average data breach.Here are seven practices and products you can adopt today to stay out of the data breach club.1. Arm yourself for the threats within.Data risks today don’t solely originate from malicious hackers, even if news headlines suggest otherwise. A recent PwC study found that internal threats and mistakes now constitute a bigger challenge to business security than external ones, meaning that regardless of size, today’s businesses must control not just data on storage platforms, but on employee and business partners’ devices and accounts.Related: 5 Lessons Leaders Can Learn From the Sony Hacking Scandal2. Get the lay of the land.Ask yourself: “What is the most sensitive, confidential data that our business holds, how is it handled, and who has access to it?” Create a spreadsheet matching data types and services to the employees and business associates who can access them. Make sure to include the two most sensitive types of data: customer information and intellectual property.3. Roles and permissions.Once you’ve identified your assets, review levels of access and if they can be regulated via policy, or, better yet, programmatically. An important factor to consider is whether your content management platform of choice allows the depth of control administrators need to set roles for each specific use case within the company. It’s important that these are refined, limiting access and edit of important data to authorized staff.4. Learn your weaknesses.Most people reuse the same password across services, including work-related programs. When a big retailer or service provider is breached, there is a very real chance that corporate emails and passwords are also impacted. A similar vulnerability recently enabled attackers to gain access to millions of Dropbox accounts as third-party services integrated with the product were compromised, laying millions of usernames and passwords vulnerable.To learn if this has happened before, start by heading over to security expert Troy Hunt’s site or Breach Alarm’s free tool and scan employees’ email addresses through their tool—their database is often updated with the latest published breaches.Related: 8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security5. Passwords hold the key.To prevent a similar incident, have a strong password management policy. Educating employees about never reusing passwords across services and creating stronger passwords (aim for length over variety of characters, though) is also key.Understandably, this requirement results in difficult to remember passwords, straining productivity. If possible, start using a password management application. They’re easy to use, automatically generate strong passwords for each service—and, most importantly, they’re secure. LastPass is a leader in this field.6. Anticipate the next Shellshock.There is another important reason to stay on top of security news. Within the past year alone, two major vulnerabilities were found to be lurking in widely used software—Heartbleed and Shellshock. We can safely assume that it’s only a matter of time until the next vulnerability is unearthed, and it’s important to pay attention to the news for when they come to light—especially if any of the software your business uses is compromised. Mass exploitation of these vulnerabilities can happen in as little as a week’s time after they’re disclosed, so your business is at risk if you wait around—or even worse, do nothing.7. Do your homework.When choosing services to implement into your business’s workflow, it’s important not to overlook pure security for productivity benefits, an easy mistake in today’s productivity-and-cloud-crazed environment. Do your due diligence, and make sure to go with services that are recommended by security professionals and your industry’s relevant associations, which often publish guidelines relevant to your market and regulatory environment. It’s also important to make sure the services that you decide to go with include privacy policies and guarantees that will inform you when their systems are breached.Related: ‘Bash’ Bug Could Be Bigger Than Heartbleedlast_img read more

Could Onex be aiming for a WestJet Transat merger

first_img TORONTO — Twenty years ago Onex Corporation was part of a $1.8 billion bid to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. At that time, one airline was dominant in the east, the other in the west. Could Onex be eyeing a similar set up now with WestJet and Transat?In the guessing game of who’s buying who, anything is possible, and while it seemed highly unlikely that WestJet on its own could make a play for Transat, yesterday’s announcement that Onex intends to acquire WestJet in a $3.5 billion deal (plus debt) puts things in a new light.According to reports, analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Securities said Onex might also look to acquire Transat. “We believe it would be easier for WestJet to acquire Transat once the company is integrated within Onex, as unlocking Transat’s full potential could take a few years (three to five years) – which might be less suited for a public entity,” Poirier said in an investor note.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upTo which WestJet CEO Ed Sims said: “We don’t speculate on any issues along those lines.”Transat announced on April 30 that it was in the very preliminary stages of acquisition talks with more than one company.Since then speculation about who if any Transat’s potential buyer could be has run rampant. Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Peladeau has expressed interest, along with Montreal developer Groupe Mach and financial services company FNC Capital.Air Canada has been drawn into the fray too. Asked by an analyst about acquisition opportunities in Canada and abroad in a conference call to discuss first quarter results on May 6, Air Canada President and CEO Calin Rovinescu said: “We will continue with our business plan,” adding, “that’s what brought us this far.”Onex, backed by American Airlines parent AMR Corp., failed in its 1999 bid to merge Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. Now it has WestJet, subject to a shareholder vote this summer. The deal, if it goes through, would close in the second half of 2019 or early 2020.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaSims has said there are no layoffs planned as a result of the Onex acquisition. WestJet’s profit sharing program is also expected to continue.With files from The Canadian Press Tags: Onex Corporation Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 14, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Posted by Could Onex be aiming for a WestJet, Transat merger?last_img read more

Google TV has introduced voice commands and swipe

first_imgGoogle TV has introduced voice commands and swipe gestures to a new Able Remote app that allows users to convert their Android smartphones and tablets into remote controls.Viewers can use voice commands and swipe gestures to change channels and bring up other apps, as well as create one-touch buttons to launch Google TV apps, bring up websites or access channels. The Able Remote app also allows viewers to create their own remote button layout and decide on the colour.Other features enabled by Google on Android devices via Able Remote include the ability to send photos and videos from the device to the TV and to access caller ID on TV.Viewers can download Able Remote to their Google TV devices and then use a QR reader app to scan a code displayed on the screen, allowing them to click on the line for the code to install the app on their Android device.last_img read more

Englishlanguage teaching channel English Club TV

first_imgEnglish-language teaching channel English Club TV has launched on Bouygues Telecom’s platform in France.The deal is the first for English Club TV in France, and covers both standard and HD versions of the channel. The channel is distributed in France by Gorse & Co.“I know that the French government decided to carry out an educational reform and make English classes obligatory at schools along with French and maths. All of our team appreciates the decision of Bouygues Telecom – choosing English Club TV and English Club TV HD as the means of learning English in France. Being a multinational company, we intend to make English a powerful tool in order to open new horizons for more people all over the world, saving their cultural identity,” said Andrew Semchenko, managing director of English Club TV Group.last_img read more