Wilmington Middle School Students Invited To Youth Town Hall Meeting On June 17

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition is holding a Youth Town Hall for Wilmington middle school students on Monday, June 18, 2019 at 10am at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street).Participants will get a better understanding of current substance use trends (e.g., vaping, underage drinking) and how they can be addressed.  Participants will then create and host their own event about underage drinking and vaping through a grant provided by BSAS. Light refreshments will be provided.Please email Samantha Reif (sreif@wpd.org) to RSVP your child. In the email, please attach the permission slip below to participate. Any questions or concerns? Contact Samantha at 978-694-2064.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 Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On September 29In “Community”Wilmington Public Schools Receives $13,000 Grant To Combat Vaping At High School & Middle SchoolIn “Community”Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition To Hold Candlelight Vigil On September 17In “Community”last_img read more

Tributes pour in for Kofi Annan

first_imgUN-Arab League mediator Kofi Annan addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva 2 August, 2012. Photo: ReutersTributes have been paid from across the world to former United Nations secretary-general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80.UN SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES:”In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organisation into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.”GHANAIAN PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO:”Consummate international diplomat and highly respected former Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr Kofi Annan was the first from sub-Saharan Africa to occupy this exalted position. He brought considerable renown to our country by this position and through his conduct and comportment in the global arena.He was an ardent believer in the capacity of the Ghanaian to chart his or her own course onto the path of progress and prosperity.”RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN:”Many years of the life of this remarkable person and great politician were devoted to the service of the United Nations. Heading the UN at a difficult time, he did a great deal to realise the purposes and the goals of the organisation, strengthening its central role in world affairs. His personal contribution to building the UN’s peacekeeping potential, as well as in the settlement of a number of regional conflicts, was particularly significant.I sincerely admired his wisdom and courage, his ability to make balanced decisions even in the most difficult, critical situations.”FORMER US PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:”Kofi was a gentle man and a tireless leader of the United Nations. His voice of experience will be missed around the world.”FORMER US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:”Kofi Annan was a diplomat and humanitarian who embodied the mission of the United Nations like few others. His integrity, persistence, optimism, and sense of our common humanity always informed his outreach to the community of nations. Long after he had broken barriers, Kofi never stopped his pursuit of a better world, and made time to motivate and inspire the next generation of leaders.”THE ELDERS (group of global leaders):”He played a vital role in leading The Elders’ work, and was a voice of great authority and wisdom in public and private.He was a constant advocate for human rights, development and the rule of law.Kofi Annan had a life-long commitment to the cause of peace and was known for his staunch opposition to military aggression, notably the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.”NIGERIAN PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI:”Annan’s humility, nobility and love for humanity set him apart for global greatness, achieving recognition and commendation for the reform of the United Nations’ bureaucracy and multiple interventions to bring peace to the world.”US AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS NIKKI HALEY:”Kofi Annan devoted his life to making the world a more peaceful place through his compassion and dedication to service. He worked tirelessly to unite us and never stopped fighting for the dignity of everyý person.”GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL:”Kofi Annan never gave up working for the good in the world. (He) knew how to get people engaged, and became a role model, especially for young people all over the world.”IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF:”A towering global leader and an unwavering champion for peace, justice and rule of law. Rest in peace my dear old friend.”BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY:”A great leader and reformer of the UN, he made a huge contribution to making the world he has left a better place than the one he was born into.”FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON:”France pays tribute to him. We will never forget his calm and resolute approach to matters, nor the strength of his commitments.”PORTUGUESE PRIME MINISTER ANTONIO COSTA:”As Secretary General of the UN, (Kofi Annan) was a world leader in the cause of peace, development and human rights. He was also one of the public figures who contributed the most to the independence of East Timor.”RAILA ODINGA, KENYAN OPPOSITION LEADER AND FORMER PRIME MINISTER:”A great African, a great leader of the world. We here in Kenya remember him for the role that he played in presiding over the process of reconciliation following the crisis that followed the 2007 general elections. Kofi Annan was able to bring the different factions in our country together.”FORMER GHANAIAN PRESIDENT JOHN MAHAMA:”He lived and worked for global peace, security and sustainable development in very challenging times. A proud son of Ghana and Africa.”SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA:Annan was “a great leader and diplomat extraordinaire” who had advanced the African agenda within the United Nations and had “flown the flag for peace” around the world.CYPRUS PRESIDENCY”Despite the fact that his efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, and the plan which bore his name were not met with success, his name has been linked to the issue of occupied Cyprus.”last_img read more

Socities pay price when journos are targeted Guterres

first_imgUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits a camp for displaced earthquake and liquefaction victims in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 12 October 2018. Reuters File PhotoUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to stand up for journalists, truth and justice saying truth never dies.”Reporting is not a crime.Together, let us stand up for journalists, for truth and for justice,” he said in a message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists that falls on 2 November.The UN chief called on governments and the international community to protect journalists and create the conditions they need to do their work.”On this day, I pay tribute to journalists who do their jobs every day despite intimidation and threats. Their work – and that of their fallen colleagues — reminds us that truth never dies. Neither must our commitment to the fundamental right to freedom of expression,” he said.In just over a decade, Guterres said, more than a thousand journalists have been killed while carrying out their indispensable work.Nine out of ten cases are unresolved, with no one held accountable, he added.”Female journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted not only for their reporting but also because of their gender, including through the threat of sexual violence,” Guterres said.This year alone, he said, at least 88 journalists have been killed and many thousands more have been attacked, harassed, detained or imprisoned on spurious charges, without due process.”This is outrageous. This should not become the new normal.When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price,” said the UN chief.He said he deeply troubled by the growing number of attacks and the culture of impunity.Meanwhile, the European Union said democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. “Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions.”But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity, it said in a declaration marking the day.”Free journalism is the backbone of free societies: undermining it means undermining our own freedom,” reads the EU declaration.The EU paid tribute to all those journalists around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their profession. “We also pay tribute to all those brave journalists who are taking up the work of their colleagues who can no longer pursue their investigations.”The EU said it will continue to use all appropriate external policy and financial instruments to enhance the quality of journalism, access to public information and freedom of expression.last_img read more

Another single girl in the city

first_imgA play depicting one such story of a girl will be soon staged in the Capital.Play titled, Safar is a social drama presented by Dhruv Arts and Cultural Society. It’s a story about a girl who comes from a small town to a metro city with a specific purpose. Here, unfortunately she has to share an accommodation with two me. Where unpredictable events create many comic situations in the house.As the play progresses, the story begins to unfold and reveals the purpose of the girl coming to the city, various facts, myths are confronted by different characters thus taking the story to a different level. The message of the play is as long as you live, you live under the protective eyes of the almighty. The play is scripted and directed by Pradeep Singh.When: 1 December, 4 and 7 pmWhere: Alliance Francaiselast_img

Why Fashion Guru Nina Garcia Says Thinking Shoes First Can Make You

first_img We all have morning rituals, and these habits can shape how the rest of our day goes. For Marie Claire fashion director, TV personality and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, it starts with her shoes.“Shoes set [the] tone for what kind of day I’m going to have,” Garcia told Entrepreneur.Related: 4 Marketing Ideas From the Fashion Industry Every Business Can UseBut for some women, fashion is so important that they’re willing to give up comfort for style, wearing shoes so uncomfortable it can be hard to focus. However, they shouldn’t have to. “Technology is moving very fast and it’s facilitating all aspects of our lives, so the next step is how to deliver on the fashion and the practical,” Garcia says. That’s why she’s serving as an advisor to True Gault, a tech infused shoe company.True Gault has customers scanning their feet to create a custom pair of shoes. The process is simple: the scanning is done via the True Gault app, which uses 3D imaging to create virtual models of a user’s feet, and users can then create and order a custom pair of shoes that will be handmade and delivered to their door in less than four weeks.And while nearly every industry — from food to education to automotive — has been getting its own tech makeover in the past decade, Garcia thinks fashion is next on the horizon. “We’re in a world where we get our groceries delivered, where we Uber everywhere — everything is in a streamlined process and the next [industry] is fashion,” she says.We spoke to Garcia to learn further insights on fashion and dressing for success.Shoes determine the type of day you’re going to have.Whether you’re running from meeting to meeting or have a day of running errands — choose your shoes accordingly. Because your shoes are not only an indicator of your personality or style, they can determine how you’re going to feel and what you’re going to achieve that day.Related: Why You Still Have to Dress for SuccessAt least that’s what Garcia believes. “The first thing I do in the morning is look at what my day is like and choose shoes first,” she says.And no, having a slew of back-up shoes under your desk doesn’t cut it. Focus on your presentation from when you wake up, and make sure your outfit caters to everything you have to do that day.“I think it’s very archaic to have a slew of shoes, or to be carrying your sneakers,” Garcia says. “I don’t think we’re living in that kind of world.”Comfort breeds confidence.The term “dress for success” isn’t far-fetched — many studies have found that when you like what you’re wearing, your confidence gets a boost. But that doesn’t mean you should slip into any old shoes just because they’re comfortable, or cram your feet into a pair of too-small pumps.Feeling confident starts with being comfortable. Not only is your confidence lifted when you’re comfortable, but research shows that productivity and efficiency are affected too. You won’t be productive all day if you’re worrying about your outfit or taking your shoes on and off.Related: 6 Ways to Immediately Boost Your Self-Confidence“I’ve always said comfort is confidence,” Garcia says. “When you are comfortable in what you’re wearing, you immediately emanate that confidence. It’s very much reflective in the way you handle yourself, and shoes are a big part of it.” 4 min read Listen Now Problem Solvers with Jason Feifercenter_img August 2, 2017 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.last_img read more