British Heart Foundation ambassador Pippa Middleton joined 22,000 cyclists on the London to Brighton Bike Ride, supported by Tesco, during the weekend.Pippa Middleton and her team at the finish line at BrightonCredit/Copyright: TwitterPippa and her team, along with thousands of BHF supporters, gathered over the weekend at Clapham Common before setting off on the 54-mile route taking them from city to coast as part of Europe’s largest and oldest charity bike ride.The event was initially launched in 1975 by street performer Robert Stredder and his partner who wanted to organise a bike version of the London to Brighton car rally. Since then ride has grown from 36 riders in the first year, to over 22,000 cyclists in 2015.In the event’s history, over 800,000 cyclists from all over the UK have taken part in the ride and helped to raise over £65m for BHF’s life saving research into heart disease.“I am thrilled to be involved in this milestone year of the London to Brighton Bike Ride,” said Pippa. “There was such a great atmosphere at Clapham and I can’t wait to get down to Brighton and see all my fellow riders cross the finish line.“This event is testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy. Through the money raised, the BHF can continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer.”As part of her fundraising activity, Pippa has teamed up with London based designer, Tabitha Webb to create a limited edition dress and scarf. All profits from the sale of the items will help fund essential research.You can also sponsor Pippa through her JustGiving page.Source:British Heart Foundation
Charles Mattocks, a celebrity chef and Emmy-nominated actor, announced the release of his new documentary film, Trial by Fire, that explores the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD), a nerve disorder that causes excruciating pain, skin problems, swelling and, in some cases, death.Trial by Fire, directed by Mattocks, stems from his efforts to help his mother, Constance Marley – a sister of Reggae legend Bob Marley – as she suffers with CRPS.This movie exposes the suffering of millions and the need for further education, research and treatment options for those that live with what has been described as one of the most painful diseases. While there have been some new developments to treat the disease, not enough progress has been made, necessitating the medical community to focus more attention in order to find better treatments and a cure.Charles Mattocks said, “The film’s message not only touches my life personally, but tens of thousands of others around the world who are suffering. I hope the film can draw attention to the disease and explore the latest developments on the causes and treatments, as well as the challenges patients face each and every day.”“It has to be told,” Laurie Tankleff, who has CRPS, said. “I have suffered with this disease for over 10 years. Several years ago I was in a wheelchair for several months until I met Dr. Donald Krieff (a neurosurgeon), Dr. Glen Brooks (an anesthesiologist and ketamine infusion specialist) and Dr. Enrique Aradillas-Lopez (a neurologist). This movie highlights the struggles that I, and millions of others, go through daily. The medical community and society need to see this movie.”The film has been selected among thousands of submissions for the NYC Indie Film Festival, the Miami Film Festival, the Hollywood, Florida Film Festival and The Online Film Festival. The film is being shown at the Hollywood Film Festival on February 11, 2016, and The New York City Independent Film Festival on April 27, 2016.Find out more about the movie here.
Alan Cumming was presented with PETA’s Humanitarian Award at a special bash on Sunday at South Florida’s gourmet vegan eatery, Sublime Restaurant & Bar.The Cabaret and Good Wife star was recognized for his efforts to help animals, including by calling on the controversial Miami Seaquarium to free the marine park’s lone orca, Lolita, just last week; starring in PETA’s Not a Dairy Queen pride poster campaign advocating for plant-based treats; and appearing in the group’s vegetarian icon postage stamp series, among other compassionate actions.“Alan Cumming is more than living proof of the energy and youthfulness that come from going vegan — he’s a tireless advocate for animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews. “As his cheeky PETA campaigns show, he’s not afraid to turn heads if it means inspiring others to make kind choices.”Earlier last week, PETA selected the Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats from restaurants and bakeries across the U.S., and Sublime landed the top spot, winning the Best Vegan Sweet Treat Award, thanks to its decadent Chocolate Nirvana cake.
Gurugram: Mohammad Sajid and his family that was subjected to physical violence on the day of Holi in Gurugram’s Bhoop Singh area, has now threatened to commit mass suicide over police inaction. The family has accused district police and civil administration of favouring the goons and have claimed that they are being pressured to withdraw the FIR. “The matter is in public domain. Everyone knows how goons have deliberately attacked us in a preplanned manner. Still, the district police are not helping us and allowing alleged attackers and their family members to threaten us to withdraw the FIR,” said Mohamad Akhtar, one of the victims.”They come to our house and abuse our women and girls. If the district administration and police will not help us to bring justice in this case, we will go for mass suicide,” Akhtar said. The victim’s family has submitted a memorandum to Sohna SDM for a speedy trial. “The local police have registered FIR against two youths of our family in a bid to put pressure on us,” Akhtar said. Meanwhile, Gurugram (South) DCP Himanshu Garg said that both the groups were involved in the altercation. The police had arrested 10 persons for attacking the family on March 21. There was a change in events when there was a cross-FIR was filed against the family. This riled the family to an extent that even planned to leave the city till they were stopped in doing so by the top police officials. The Muslim family in Gurugram that was attacked by a mob of 12-20 people on the day of Holi (March 21) with rods and sticks. The family had been living in Gurugram for the past 15 years. According to the FIR registered at Bhondsi police station, the incident took place when Sajid’s relatives had come to visit on Holi. In the complaint, Sajid’s nephew, Dilshad, alleged that they were playing cricket in a vacant plot near the house when some boys confronted them and said, “What are you doing here? Go to Pakistan and play.” When Sajid intervened, one of the two men on the bike slapped him, Dilshad alleged. In the moments that followed, the duo was joined by several others, allegedly armed with sticks, rods and swords, who barged into the family’s home, attacked them and stole their valuables. Videos recorded by the victims show them trying to close the door to the terrace, even as the accused try to break it down. In the video, a group of men can be seen beating up a man with rods and sticks, while another lies in the corner, even as two women plead with the attackers to stop.
Mumbai: Breaking its four-day rising streak, the BSE Sensex dropped about 180 points Wednesday on profit booking and forecast of below-normal monsoon this year. Despite a strong rally in global equities, Indian market failed to sustain at lifetime highs led by losses in oil and gas, telecom, metal and healthcare stocks. After swinging nearly 450 points, the 30-share Sensex settled 179.53 points, or 0.46 per cent lower at 38,877.12. The broader NSE Nifty too pared early gains and ended 69.25 points, or 0.59 per cent, down at 11,643.95. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Benchmark indices gave up all the early gains and ended in red after Skymet predicted below normal monsoon for this year, said Sunil Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, Sanctum Wealth Management. “This news comes just a day before RBI is expected to cut rates by 25 bps and adopt a pro-growth stance. However, expectation of poor rainfall and already slow economic growth alongside subdued inflation may pressurise RBI to go for a higher rate cut, thus surprising the street positively,” Sharma added. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is holding a three-day meeting between April 2 – 4 for the first policy statement for 2019-20. SBI was the biggest loser in the Sensex pack, shedding 2.40 per cent, followed by Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel, L&T, Sun Pharma, M&M, ICICI Bank, ONGC, RIL, Asian Paints, Vedanta and HUL, which lost up to 2.37 per cent. On the other hand, Maruti, HCL Tech, HDFC, Tata Steel, PowerGrid, Hero MotoCorp and TCS ended with gains of up to 2.78 per cent. Sectorally, the BSE oil and gas, telecom, capital goods, energy and healthcare indices fell up to 2.06 per cent. Broader indices too ended in the red, with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap slipping up to 0.87 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital markets, putting in Rs 543.36 crore Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) sold equities to the tune of Rs 437.70 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. In Asia, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 1.22 per cent, Korea’s Kospi rose 1.20 per cent, Japan’s Nikkei ended 0.97 per cent higher and Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.24 per cent. In Europe, Frankfurt’s DAX was up 1.33 per cent, Paris CAC 40 rose 0.74 per cent, while London’s FTSE slipped 0.04 per cent in early deals. The benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.53 per cent to USD 69.74 per barrel. Meanwhile, the rupee appreciated 30 paise to 68.44 against the US dollar intra-day.
If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Aug. 4, 2015), we discuss whether mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey is unbeatable. We also talk about the winners and losers coming off the MLB trade deadline, as well as leaked data suggesting that one-third of medals at endurance events in the Olympics and at World Championships between 2001 and 2012 might have gone to athletes with suspicious blood-test results. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: What if you broke a world record by accident?Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above.Below are some links to what we discuss on the show:Andrew Flowers on Ronda Rousey fighting like an outlier.Rousey’s controversial stance on trans fighters in her sport.Neil Paine and Nate Silver break down the MLB trade deadline using the brand-new “Doyle Number” metric.58 prospects at the trade deadline.Large-scale allegations of doping among endurance athletes.The International Association of Athletics Federations president calls the allegations a joke.Significant Digit: 2 — the number of times swimmer Katie Ledecky has broken her own world record, this week. Hot Takedown
Maryland quarterback Perry Hills calls a play against FIU in the third quarter on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at FIU Stadium in Miami. Credit: Courtesy of TNSWhile the narrative of how much of a difference a week can make has been run dry, the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes will be looking for back-to-back strong performances after last Saturday’s complete domination of Nebraska. This week, OSU travels to College Park to face the Terrapins in Maryland. Maryland started the year on a hot streak, earning four straight victories. Since then, however, D.J. Durkin’s team has picked up just one win in five weeks, and are coming off an embarrassing 59-3 loss to Michigan. And with OSU up next, it seems safe to say Maryland’s in for another rough week.All-time, the Buckeyes are 2-0 against Maryland. After being introduced into the Big Ten prior to the 2014 season, the Terrapins have given up a combined 101 points to OSU, and this year should be no different. Although senior quarterback Perry Hills has had success against the Scarlet and Gray in the past, a defense that has been gashed by the run all season could spell trouble for Maryland at home.OSU coach Urban Meyer has been repeating the same phrase all week.“Beat Maryland,” he said multiple times.So just how will the Buckeyes beat Maryland?OffenseHills is the man under center for Maryland, and has earned the moniker of one of the most accurate passers in the Big Ten. He leads the conference in pass completions, and has made good use of his legs to keep plays alive. Last time the two teams met, the Pittsburgh native moved with ease through OSU’s defense, compiling 170 yards on the ground. Another big day for Hills on the ground might be in store, but with his status in the air after reinjuring his shoulder, Maryland could instead lean on the ability of freshman running back Lorenzo Harrison III. The quick feet of Harrison have helped him on his way to 633 yards, just 57 shy of a freshman record set in 1997. The way OSU’s secondary has been playing, expect to see the Terrapins looking his way often on Saturday.The offensive line for Maryland has been disappointing at best so far. Allowing the quarterback to be hit is never a good sign for an offense, and that’s become the norm for Durkin’s unit. Giving up more than three sacks a game, Maryland ranks near the bottom of all Division I teams in terms of sacks allowed. The defensive front for OSU should be in for a field day.Staying true to never underestimating your opponent, redshirt junior defensive tackle Michael Hill doesn’t want to take anything for granted.“They seem pretty good at what they do,” he said. “They like to do (guard and center) pulls a lot, and they can move well and run well in open space.”DefenseOSU redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber has enjoyed a solid season of production against some stout defenses, but Saturday will present a new challenge; playing injured. A sprained AC joint could be a problem for Weber, but against a defense like Maryland, he could still be in for a great day. The Terrapins allow 245.6 yards per game, and have a defensive line that represents a sieve more than it does a run-stopping unit.Numbers are sometimes deceiving, according to redshirt junior guard Billy Price. He said Maryland’s defense still promotes a dynamic challenge to the Buckeyes and the offensive line.“Team has had some bumps and bruises, no doubt,” Price said. “But you know what? They’re going to come back this week, they’re going to come at us. They’re very athletic. Their defense … they got a backup quarterback playing linebacker, which is always cool. You never really see that that often. Their defensive front, they’re big guys; athletic.”That “backup quarterback playing linebacker” happens to Shane Cockerille, a redshirt junior who played as a quarterback against Indiana last season to fill in for now-senior Caleb Rowe. Now, however, Cockerille is the man in the middle of Maryland’s defense, and currently leads the team with 79 tackles. Look for his name to be called more than once on Saturday for making a play.BreakdownAfter dominating a quality opponent in Nebraska last week, OSU is itching to see what it can do against some less-than-stellar teams, like Maryland. While the Terrapins deserve praise for improving from last season, there is no indication of a close game this Saturday. OSU’s defense should dominate a Maryland offense that averages less than 200 yards passing per game, and relies on the legs of a freshman running back for most of its rushing yards. Expect a few more forced turnovers this week, along with another big-time blowout by the Buckeyes.OSU redshirt junior J.T. Barrett had one of his best overall performances last week, and could be in for another huge day. The Terrapins are allowing just 204.5 yards passing to opponents this season, but were torched by Michigan junior quarterback Wilton Speight last week for 362 yards and two touchdowns. If Barrett were to ever rack 300-plus passing yards for the first time since Week 1, this would be the time.
OSU then-junior attackman Eric Fannell (20) during a game against Michigan on April 16, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team’s success thus far has been bolstered by a strong defense. For a win this weekend in University Park, Pennsylvania, that production will have to be consistent.On Sunday, the No. 5 Buckeyes (9-1) will take on No. 3 Penn State (9-0) in a clash of team strengths. OSU heads into the contest with the No. 3 scoring defense in the NCAA, averaging 7.20 goals given up per game. In contrast, the Nittany Lions are ranked No. 4 in scoring offense, averaging 15.33 goals scored per game.The Buckeyes have faced stiff competition all year, but they must regroup after suffering their first setback of the season in a 12-7 loss to Notre Dame. It was the second time this season in which the Buckeye defense had given up double-digit goals in a game.Penn State is one of the toughest challenges for the stellar Buckeye defense. Freshman attack Mac O’Keefe leads the way with 34 goals on the season, and he dictates how the PSU offense flows.OSU coach Nick Myers has taken notice of his team’s opponent, and the Nittany Lions offense is a focal point.“You’re immediately drawn to the fact that they have been able to generate offense in a number of ways,” he said. “They have a very skilled attack and are very well-coached.”From a player’s perspective, it comes down to what they have on their own sideline and the trust they have with their teammates to continue to play well defensively.“They have threats on offense and we know that, but we like our guys,” said Tom Carey, OSU’s redshirt senior starting goalie. “We want to do our best to put their shooters in spots that we want and give up the looks we want.”Like Carey mentioned, the Buckeyes have supreme faith in whoever is tasked at stopping the Penn State offense. The team wants to force the issue using its style of play to limit them to very few chances at scoring opportunities. With that being said, the goalie position has stepped up and contributed while using a rotation between Carey and junior Matthew Smidt.With rotations at a position in any sport, there can be concerns about inconsistent play. For the OSU defense, they have been an exception and have excelled with the duo. Both Carey and Smidt have kept their goals against average within Myers’ acceptable range, and they exert their upperclassman leadership whenever they enter a game.As for this weekend, Myers has his eyes set on who will lead the team onto the field in the Big Ten opener.“Tom (Carey) is our starting goalie and will start on Sunday night, and I think we need to do a really good job of supporting him,” Myers said.He said the duo is able to step in at any point due to the chemistry between them.“At the end of the day we’re great friends, and that (competition) comes with the territory of playing goalie,” he said. “It’s definitely clear that the coaching staff trusts both of us. Whichever one it is (on the field), we’re confident in the team in front of us.”Whether the team sticks to a rotation this weekend remains to be seen, but the team believes it will be prepared for whatever Myers chooses based on the flow of the game.Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. Sunday.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he saw Pele in Kylian Mbappe from the very moment he first set eyes on him.The 20-year-old forward has already achieved things in his short career that most footballers can only dream about and appears destined for a long and glorious future.Mbappe first rose to prominence at AS Monaco during the 2016/17 campaign, where he became a regular scorer to help the club win the Ligue 1 title over the heavily-fancied Paris Saint-Germain.The Parisians then secured a €180m transfer for Mbappe’s services the following season to make him the world’s second most expensive player of all-time behind team-mate Neymar, who arrived from Barcelona for €222m.Mbappe later helped PSG claim a domestic treble in his debut campaign and then went on to win the World Cup with France last summer at Russia, which saw him even score their last goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in the final at Moscow.It meant that Mbappe, who was 19 at the time, became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele, who managed a brace in Brazil’s 5-2 victory over Sweden in the 1958 final.Since then, The French youngster has been regularly compared to the legendary Pele.And this season has seen Mbappe reach even greater heights with 25 goals and 14 assists in 30 appearances for PSG.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…Lyon defender Marcelo claimed this week that stopping Mbappe has proven to be an even more daunting task than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.Now Wenger has given his verdict on Mbappe and recalled the moment he first saw him in action.“When I saw him the first time in the first period, I said: ‘It’s Pele,’” Wenger told CNN.“He has a combination of pace, intelligence, relaxed attitude to deal with stress. You cannot give that to people.“It looks like all the ingredients are there. Now for him, it’s how much does he continue to improve and how much can he keep a rigorous attitude to think: ‘Okay, where do I go from there.’“When a guy is a world champion at 20 years of age, has won championships — two or three already — what can you say? And the numbers don’t lie. He’s an exceptional football player and France is gifted to have him.”Mbappe will likely feature for PSG today in their Ligue 1 match against Nimes at home with kick-off set for 5:00 PM (CET).MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 15: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup trophy following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Oct 2015 – Sandals Resorts International cleaned up at this weekend’s World Travel Awards which was for the first time held in Great Exuma, in The Bahamas. Although company CEO, Adam Stewart was unable to make the gala at the Sandals Emerald Bay, he should have been pleased to hear that when it came to Caribbean’s Leading prizes, Sandals and Beaches and Island Routes again got the gold. Beaches Family All Inclusive was named best family all inclusive in the region and the TCI Beaches also earned an individual prize. Island Routes is leading tour company, Sandals Emerald Bay is leading conference hotel and Sandals was named Caribbean’s Leading Hotel brand. World Travel Awards is hailed as the Oscar’s of the Travel industry and its creator, Graham Cooke said: “What a night for Sandals! Over the past two decades the brand has grown into an institution here in the Caribbean and that success has been recognised by our voters…” The World Travel Awards was hosted by TV personality Andrew Kennedy and former Miss Bahamas and broadcaster, Anastagia Pierre with entertainment from the Crusaders Junkanoo Group, the Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Band and Alia Cole. Recommended for you Related Items:adam stewart, beaches, Sandals Resort International, world travel awards Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCI
KUSI Newsroom Attorney for abuse survivors calls for probe of San Diego Diocese Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, November 9, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An attorney who represents survivors of clergy sexual abuse is calling for an investigation of the San Diego Diocese. San Diego attorney Irwin Zalkin held a news conference on Thursday, accusing the diocese of trying to hide information about abusive priests.In August, the Pennsylvania Attorney General released a grand jury report that found more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses had been victimized by priests in cases dating back to 1947.Following the disclosures in Pennsylvania, the San Diego Diocese in September released a list of 51 priests in the San Diego and San Bernardino dioceses who had been credibly accused of abuse. However, Zalkin told reporters that he knows of at least 10 to 12 priests who abused children but are not included on the list.”We have clients that have been calling us since this list has come out and have been telling us, ‘Hey, my priest is not on this list.’ This is what happened to me,” Zalkin said.The attorney who negotiated a nearly $200 million settlement on behalf of 144 abuse survivors in 2007 believes the San Diego Diocese destroyed past records of predator priests and is continuing to cover up the broader scope of the clergy abuse scandal. He is calling on the California Attorney General to launch an investigation similar to the one in Pennsylvania to look into the internal records of the San Diego Diocese.He said an independent investigation is needed “because you cannot trust this diocese to be transparent.” Zalkin said the Church has decided to place more importance on protecting its reputation. “My view is that they are more concerned about protecting their “brand” than they really are about the protection of children and making it right.”The San Diego Diocese released a statement that read in part, “All accusations of priest misconduct are taken seriously. If anyone believes the published list is incomplete, they may contact the Diocese at (858) 490-8353.” Posted: November 9, 2018
Carlsbad teen injured after he was shot KUSI Newsroom August 13, 2019 Posted: August 13, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter CARLSBAD (KUSI) – An 18-year-old man was shot and wounded after meeting another man in an alley in Carlsbad, police said Tuesday.Dispatchers received a call shortly before 4 p.m. Monday from a person who reported hearing gunfire and finding the victim in an alley in the 2700 block of Via Juanita, a dead-end driveway located in a neighborhood of townhomes off Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad police spokeswoman Jodee Reyes said.Officers responded to the area and found the 18-year-old man in the alley suffering from a gunshot wound, Reyes said.The victim told officers he had been shot “following a meeting with another male,” who fled the area in an unknown vehicle, she said.No details about the meeting or descriptions of the suspect were immediately available.The young man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Reyes said. KUSI Newsroom,
The site now features more than 20 bloggers and other topical experts—part of a push for fresher daily content. “This is a big difference from what we had before,” says Charles-Pierre. “The marquee and other stories will rotate on a daily basis, which gives a person a reason to come back.”The site is built on the Drupal Web CMS, and the relaunch is based on an upgrade to version 6. So far, Charles-Pierre has not reworked the ordering process for any of the new ebook content. The initial focus was to funnel the users to the right place—the conversion architecture will be worked on next.Charles-Pierre opted to forego adding any discussion forums to the site, he says. Instead, the home page features a live feed from the Guideposts Facebook page, which currently has 14,000 fans. “It’s a more efficient way to bring them into the site,” says Charles-Pierre. “Whenever we post something we get lots of responses. The goal is to make it so you can see the comments [on the home page]. Commenting is one thing, but community is another. Instead of creating a new one, we’ve leveraged an existing one.”Charles-Pierre says about 2 percent of the site’s overal traffic is referred from Facebook. Late last week, Guideposts launched its new Web site. The redesigned site has a new user interface and navigation, more free content in the form of e-books and has integrated a feed from the brand’s Facebook page. All the new elements were added with the intention of growing audience.The redesign follows a year of explosive growth for the site. According to the company, Guideposts.org grew its traffic 850 percent from July 2008 to July 2009. Currently, the site is averaging about 250,000 monthly uniques.According to Philip Charles-Pierre, vice president of digital media, the e-books—on such topics as daily devotionals , angel sightings and other inspirational stories—are offered for free as a way to collect email registrations. Following that, Guideposts has developed a collection of email newsletters that coincide with the ebook topics. There are nine ebooks currently available, with 20 to 30 planned by the end of the year.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Purchasing Manager at Koch ChemicalFull-Time Payroll Supervisor at UniFirstFull-Time Activities Coordinator at Windsor PlaceFull-Time Delivery Driver at J. Polep Distribution ServicesPart-Time Caregiver at Assisting Hands of WilmingtonPart-Time Package Handler at UPSFull-Time Senior Systems Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time General Labor at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Warehouse Sort Supervisor at OptimaFull-Time Client Development Manager at Serur Agencies(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at firstname.lastname@example.org.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”
BOSTON, MA — Below is an announcement from State Senator Bruce Tarr:I had the pleasure of introducing the members of the Wilmington High School Girls Soccer Team at [Thursday’s] Senate session. The team was recently named a recipient of the 2019 Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Coaches Association Program of Excellence Award for their 2018 season. I am proud of the accomplishments they have achieved. It was a delight to provide them with a tour of the Senate Chamber.Accompanied by coaches Susan Hendee, Shane Kligerman, Erin Cowden, and Andrea McCullough, the team comprised Thea Alberti, Hailey Collins, Cassidy Collins, Gina Mastrorilli, Olivia Rourke, Tori Sheehan, Jessie Wargo, Aly Colantuoni, Madison Grace, Jessie McCullough, Alyssa Morrison, Annie Wingate, Amber Flynn, Tori Gemellaro, Samantha Papastathis, Jenna Sweeney, Kali Almeida, Amanda Broussard, Audrey Curdo, Alyssa Granara, Kaitlyn Maguire, Kayla Bourrell, and Joycelyn Palmer.Best wishes for a good summer and congratulations on your accomplishments on and off of the field.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”State Senator Bruce Tarr’s Bill Honors World War II Era Cadet NursesIn “Government”Wilmington High School Wins Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association’s Program Of Excellence AwardIn “Sports”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Monday, July 15, 2019:#1) PJ Storytime At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a PJ Storytime at 6:30pm. Wear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#2) Zodiac Cross Stitch CraftThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Zodiac Cross Stitch Craft at 2pm. Weave the stars together with this zodiac cross-stitch craft! Create your own zodiac sign in a 3” hoop. Whether you’re new to cross-stitching, or a long time sewing master, you’ll love this easy to do unique craft! Led by avid crafter and needle worker, Nancy Kirwin. All supplies included. Register at the Front Desk. $10 supply fee. For ages 16 and up.#3) Vacation Bible School StartsAbundant Life (173 Church Street, Wilmington) is hosting an ecumenical Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9am to noon.The camp, which is designed for ages 4 to kids who have completed Grade 5, is a collaborative effort from all Wilmington churches. This year’s theme is “ROAR!.”The camp costs $35 per child, with a $75 family maximum. Camp t-shirts cost $8 each. Applications are available online HERE.#4) Girls Soccer & Volleyball Clinics StartDuring the summer, the Wilmington High School Athletic Department will be sponsoring a series of sports clinics for children in Grades 1-8.The clinics will be held at the Wilmington Middle School (25 Carter Lane). Please note this is a change from last year’s high school location.All clinics will be run by WHS Coaches, Alumni and Athletes.The cost of each clinic is $175 per child per clinic with the exception of Boys Soccer and Track, which has a cost $150 per child. Additional clinic enrollment is discounted $25 per clinic. (I.e. Siblings attending camps are $175 each; the next camp is $150 per child per clinic).Here is the summer sports clinic schedule:June 17 to June 21: Boys Basketball, Field HockeyJune 24 to June 28: Girls Basketball, Flag FootballJuly 1 to July 5 (no clinic on July 4): Boys Soccer, TrackJuly 8 to July 12: All SportsJuly 15 to July 19: Girls Soccer, VolleyballAll clinics, with the exception of Boys Soccer and Track, will run 8:30am-2:30pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am -12:30pm on Friday. Boys Soccer and Track will run 8:30am – 2:30pm Monday- Friday (no session on 7/4).The focus of each clinic is the development of skills through activity based drills and scrimmages. The ultimate goal of the clinics is to develop children who enjoy participating in athletics.For additional clinic information and registration forms, click HERE.#5) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 2, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, July 31, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
CenturyLink customers started experiencing outages early Thursday. James Martin/CNET A nationwide outage for CenturyLink customers, including those trying to reach 911 emergency service, dragged on for the better part of two days before its resolution late Friday.The outage hit customers of CenturyLink, a phone, internet and TV service provider, in areas including Idaho, New Mexico and Minnesota. The company’s site lists residential services in 35 states.It also affected 911 service across the country, prompting nationwide alerts to cellphones. The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it’s launching an investigation into the disruptions. As of about 6 p.m. PT on Friday, the problem seemed to have been resolved. CenturyLink said in a tweet that “all consumer services impacted by this event, including voice and 911, have been restored” and that any latency issues would be cleared within a few hours. CenturyLink has been dealing with a network event. All consumer services impacted by this event, including voice and 911, have been restored. Any latency issues will clear in the next few hours.— CenturyLink (@CenturyLink) December 29, 2018 Restoring impacted services for our customers is very important to us. We are seeing good progress, but our service restoration work is not complete. Our teams are continuing their efforts to resolve these issues and we will continue to provide updates throughout the day.— CenturyLink (@CenturyLink) December 28, 2018 32 A company representative confirmed that efforts continue.As of Friday afternoon, the company said on Twitter that it’s “made progress in restoring services across the network in the last several hours. We are focused on resolving remaining issues.”The FCC steps inFCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the disruption of service “particularly troubling” in its “breadth and duration.” The effect on people’s ability to reach 911 emergency services is “completely unacceptable,” Pai said in a statement. He added that he has been in contact with CenturyLink to emphasize the urgency of restoring service and that he would be monitoring progress closely. CenturyLink has not yet given any indication what caused the problems.DownDetector reported initial signs of the outage around 1 a.m. PT Thursday.”Our network is experiencing a disruption affecting customer services,” CenturyLink tweeted Thursday morning. “We know how important services are to our customers and are working to restore services as quickly as possible.”On Friday morning, the Louisiana-based company tweeted that it was continuing to experience disruptions. It earlier expected to restore operations by Friday. Internet CenturyLink didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the FCC’s investigation. Originally published Dec. 27 at 1:47 p.m. PT.Updated Dec. 28 at 9:09 a.m. and 2:03 p.m. PT: Added company comment about progress toward restoring service and added FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s comment.Updated Dec. 29 at 4:57 a.m. PT: Added CenturyLink’s statement that service has been restored,CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. The nationwide @CenturyLink service outage and the delay in restoring critical 911 capabilities is unacceptable. I have spoken to CenturyLink to express my concerns and have directed the @FCC’s public safety staff to launch an investigation. My statement below. #publicsafety pic.twitter.com/HgQas1xtyB— Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) December 28, 2018 Comments Share your voice Tags
Share Carolyn Kaster/AP Michael Flynn’s attorney says the former national security adviser is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for questioning. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner says no “reasonable person” with legal counsel would answer questions without assurances. Flynn was fired from his job as President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser after it was disclosed that he misled the vice president about a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the transition. Flynn’s ties to Russia have been scrutinized by the FBI and are under investigation by the House and Senate intelligence committees. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says he intends to review the documents the White House is providing about incidental surveillance of members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, but he is questioning the timing of the offer. Rep. Adam Schiff of California says he does not know if the documents offered up by the White House are the same ones the chairman of his committee, Devin Nunes, reviewed in a secret visit to the White House grounds last week. Schiff says if the documents are indeed the same, they raise “profound” questions about why the White House did not provide them to the president in the first place and whether the Trump administration is trying to “launder” information through the House committee. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says that that within the past 24 hours, a second hacking attempt was made against former members of his GOP presidential campaign team. Rubio spoke Thursday at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Rubio says his campaign team was targeted during the election and again within the past 24 hours from an unknown internet address in Russia. An expert says Russian-directed disinformation campaigns targeted all the Republican presidential candidates. During a hearing on Russian meddling in the election, Clint Watts of the Foreign Policy Research Institute told Sen. Marco Rubio that his presidential campaign was targeted. After the hearing before the Senate intelligence committee, Watts told reporters that all the GOP candidates were targeted. And he says the Russians continue to interfere in U.S. politics, specifically targeting House Speaker Paul Ryan of late. Watts told reporters that trolling networks his research institute monitors were disseminating propaganda about dissension in the ranks of the Republican Party regarding the vote for Ryan as speaker of the House. Sen. Ron Wyden is imploring the Senate intelligence committee to “follow the money” on Russia. The Oregon Democrat says fishy real estate deals and money laundering might mean that the “Russian government may be only a step or two away” from American institutions. He asked Russia experts testifying at a congressional hearing about Russian corruption. Clint Watts is with the Foreign Policy Research Institute Program on National Security. Watts suggested that the committee also “follow the dead bodies.” Watts says several Russians tied to the investigation into Kremlin disinformation activities have been killed in the past three months — not only in Russia, but in western countries as well.
By Edgar Brookins, AFRO General Manager, D.C.With over two decades of service to the country and to the AFRO, Army veteran, Edgar Brookins reflects on Veterans Day and why its celebrated in the United States.Sunday is Veterans Day and throughout the commemorative weekend there will be speeches, parades, specials and ceremonial services all across the United States and beyond. As a twenty-one year Army Vietnam Era veteran, I reflect back on when this special day got etched in the history of our Nation.Edgar Brookins as a young private when he first enlisted in the Army in 1969.A phrase that has become the definition of how Americans express their humble thanks to the members of the Armed Forces is, “thank you for your service.” Those words will be uttered numerous times.So with nearly 20 million veterans on the rolls, why a single holiday to honor our veterans?Historically, in November 1919, one year after the Armistice that ended World War I went into effect, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as the commemoration of Armistice Day.In 1938, Congress approved a bill that made Nov. 11 an annual legal holiday known as “Armistice Day” that honored the cause of world peace however it was used primarily to pay gratitude and honor World War I Veterans. In 1954, after World War II, the law was amended; the word Armistice was changed to Veterans and Nov. 11 became a day to honor Veterans of all American wars.Veterans Day continues to be observed in all Federal Agencies and local communities and is overwhelmingly supported by all major veterans’ service organizations like the VFW, the American Legion and the National Association of Black Veterans.So Veterans Day serves as a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the our beloved nation.Veterans Day 2018-we honor all those who served…the defenders of freedom-HOOAH!