Sex trade worker attacked and sexually assaulted in Hamilton

Hamilton police are issuing a safety alert after a sex trade worker was attacked and sexually assaulted in Hamilton.Police say a man approached a woman around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday while she was standing alone on Barton St. near Birch Ave.The victim and the suspect walked to a secluded area a few blocks away where she was physically attacked and sexually assaulted by the man.He is described as having a dark complexion, in his 20’s to early 30’s, about 5’7”, with a heavy build, short black hair and black scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a grey or black hooded sweatshirt and a black baseball cap.Police say they are warning the community “should the suspect be intentionally targeting individuals working within the sex trade.”Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Candace Culp at 905-540-5545.Police seeking to identify a suspect after a woman working in the sex trade was attacked in #HamOnt. Read More:— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) February 21, 2017 read more

Hamilton police investigate threat made to local high school

A police presence could be seen at Sir Winston Churchill High School Friday morning after a threat of a possible shooting was made towards the school. Police say they received information that a threat had been made shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say the threat involved a “possible school shooting.”Police launched an investigation and determined there was no actual threat. The school was not placed under lock down while police investigated and classes remained in session. Police say at no time was the safety of staff and students in question.HPS has investigated a possible threat made towards SWC School & determined it to be false. The safety of staff and students was never in jeopardy. Read more… #HamOnt— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) February 16, 2018

UN team arrives in Liberia to jumpstart relief efforts

Delivering food to needy people is the top humanitarian priority, and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said it hoped to immediately resume full-scale distribution in the capital once access to its warehouse has been granted by the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebels who control it.Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Carolyn McAskie plans to meet with UN national staff and humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to discuss the most effective ways to proceed with relief operations now that UN international staff have returned. She also plans visiting a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that 10 international staff had arrived in Monrovia, including three specialists in child protection. UNICEF said high-energy biscuits and oral rehydration salts would be arriving by plane Thursday or Friday. UNICEF said its main priority was the protection of children and flagged the dire situation of street children in Monrovia who had no access to food or water.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is flying in supplies, including food and equipment, for re-stocking their office in Monrovia. Tomorrow it plans to fly in staff and fuel. On Friday a UNHCR ship carrying food supplies for some 7,000 people will arrive. That ship is expected to ferry Sierra Leonean refugees back to Freetown.On the peacekeeping front, the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) flew in no soldiers or equipment to Monrovia because of bad weather in the Liberian capital. Jacques Paul Klein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Liberia, is scheduled to leave later today for the region. read more

Rwanda UN tribunal and diplomats hold talks with Kenya on fugitive genocide

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow and the diplomats met Kenya’s Justice Minister Martha Karua and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Moses Wetangula in Nairobi yesterday, according to a press statement issued by the Tribunal.Mr. Kabuga, who has been under indictment for genocide and other charges since 1997, has been tracked for several years by the ICTR, which said it believes he has been a regular visitor to Kenya.He is accused of setting up and then operating a notorious “hate” radio station, as well as helping to fund and arm the Interahamwe militias responsible for many of the massacres during the genocide.In the press statement, Mr. Jallow and the representatives from the diplomatic missions said they “appreciated Kenya’s commitment to pursue all available leads in this case, including, through the investigation of suspected associates of Mr. Kabuga; investigation and, where appropriate, seizure of assets and provision of any records relating to the accused movements into and out of Kenya.”The statement concluded: “We are hopeful that these efforts will soon bear fruit with the apprehension and prosecution of Mr. Kabuga before the ICTR.”Last December Mr. Jallow told the Security Council that previous efforts to seize Mr. Kabuga in Kenya “appear to have been compromised by leakages.”More than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus are estimated to have been killed during the genocide, which took place between April and July 1994. The Security Council later established the ICTR, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha, to hear cases involving the most serious crimes committed during that period. read more

BelRay Clear Gear Lubricant provides superior results on open gear systems

first_imgTotal performance lubricant manufacturer, Bel-Ray says it provides superior lubrication of Type 2 open gear systems with its high viscosity Clear Gear Lubricant. Used in mining and industrial equipment such as mills, cement kilns and driers, the product is proven to reduce consumption, vibration and temperature of machinery.Clear Gear Lubricant is engineered to operate in the full fluid film or hydrodynamic mode of lubrication that is especially suited to maximise gear tooth protection. The fluid easily drains from the open gear shroud and will not accumulate or harden in tooth roots. Clear Gear is a completely transparent product “that ensures easy dynamic and static gear tooth inspections and offers a clean appearance.”As a friction modified lubricant, Clear Gear reduces energy consumption and operating temperature. Clear Gear is available globally in five viscosity grades including Light, Medium, Standard, Heavy and Extra Heavy.Clear Gear Lubricant Light, Medium, Heavy and Extra Heavy are approved by Metso Minerals for intermittent spray lubrication of open gears and Grades Medium and Heavy are approved by Outotec. Clear Gear Lubricant exceeds ANSI/AGMA 9005-E02 Specification Annex D for minimum viscosity recommendation for open gearing – intermittent lubricant application.last_img read more

Versatile condition monitoring system introduced by Monitran

first_imgThe latest condition monitoring system from Monitran can monitor and log vibration on as many as 32 channels. Parameters that can be measured include velocity and envelope g, as well as temperature.Known as the MTN/5032, the microcontroller-based system has an easy-to-navigate 7-in colour touch screen that enables users to set alarm thresholds and delays either individually or across all channels. Data sampling periods, ranges and accuracy levels can also be easily set. The channels are configured to customer specifications and offer 12 bit sampling, with an input range of 25 mm/s for velocity and 10 g for envelope g. Temperature channels, which can be used to monitor bearings or gearbox oil for example, can monitor up to 120oC.AC output data for each channel is accessible via door-mounted BNC connectors for easy analysis, while Modbus and remote PC monitoring are available as options. The stainless steel enclosure provides IP66 ingress protection.“The versatility of our MTN/5032 makes it ideal for monitoring a wide range of rotating machinery, including industrial, power, water, mining and marine applications,” said Andy Anthony, Monitran’s Managing Director.last_img read more

Shinnernomics Opponents call them fantasy so how realistic are Sinn Féins budget

first_imgSINN FÉIN’S SUCCESS at the ballot box last month is likely to result in even more scrutiny of the party and its policies over the next few months and years.Chief among the attacks from opponents are that Sinn Féin’s budgetary policies are “fantasy economics” and “not credible”. The chief argument is that Sinn Féin proposes to abolish the property tax among other things yet has proposed no way of paying for the shortfall this would create.As Enda Kenny said last month: “All of these things are abolished. Nobody has put up the alternative of who’s going to pay for it and what the level of services that people are going to have as a consequence.”An unfortunate inconvenience for the Taoiseach is that that is simply not true. The reality is that Sinn Féin has proposed ways of paying for the likes of abolishing property tax and outlined a series of taxation measures in their last pre-Budget submission, ‘A Fair Budget’The question is whether the proposals, such as a third rate of tax at 48 per cent in incomes over €100,000 or a wealth tax, are realistic. Are the proposals costed properly?The government claims they aren’t, but Sinn Féin disagrees. The party’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said last year that the party’s numbers were costed by the budgetary costing unit of the Department of Finance and this claim has been reinforced several times since.So we asked the Department of Finance if it had indeed costed the Sinn Féin document. The answer we got was:“It is a long standing practice in the Department of Finance to provide, on a confidential basis, a service to cost potential Budget proposals for political parties. “Effectively:  ’We can’t tell you’.‘Standalone basis’ Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandBut what the Department of Finance was able to say was that it “costs the individual measures [their emphasis] on their own merit (and on a standalone basis)”  and provides the yield i.e. the amount of revenue raised for each measure.This isn’t the same as an actual Budget, as a spokesman pointed out: “Unlike in the costing of the Budget, no aggregate savings or yields are provided, the interaction of individual measure with others is not examined and importantly no impact is taken of the second round impacts of measures, such as their impact on economic growth, job creation, inflation or their impact on tax buoyancy.”So while each Sinn Féin measure may well have been costed the overall economic effect of implementing all of the measures wasn’t. That is crucial to the whole idea of Sinn Féin’s economic proposals and how realistic they are. You can say policy X will cost Y and raise Z, but you can’t definitively say what impact it would it have on the wider economy.For that you’d need an expert, so we spoke to Trinity economist Ronan Lyons.It would be impractical to go line-by-line through Sinn Féin’s proposals so we decided to focus on big ticket items such as the proposal for a third rate of tax at 48 per cent on the portion of income over €100,000 which the Department of Finance said would raise €365 million.But the issue is what impact would introducing such a rate have on people’s habits. Lyons explained: “A good tax is one that doesn’t change people’s behaviour. Most taxes do have an impact on people’s behaviour.“The concern with a third rate is that that could have an impact on people trying to make themselves get under a line so they don’t get into that third bracket.”“Ireland already has one of the largest marginal rates of tax,” Lyons points out, saying that he would be wary of what he hears about multinationals based in Ireland struggling to attract executives because the marginal rate is so high – 52 per cent according to the OECD.Of the 48 per cent rate, he added: “It wouldn’t be a way to go from a competitiveness point of view.‘Common ground’ Pearse Doherty, Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald and Caoimhghin O’Caolain launc Source: Sam Boal/PhotocallOf course economists never tend to agree on anything, so that view wouldn’t necessarily be shared by those who lean leftwards in the direction of Sinn Féin. Marie Sherlock is an economist at SIPTU who notes there is “common ground” between the union’s call for a third rate of tax and Sinn Féin’s.“However, to be more precise, ICTU and SIPTU have called for a targeting of the top 10% of earners in the country and alternative ways to generate savings is to phase out the personal tax credit above a certain threshold and increase the minimum effective rate,” Sherlock said.Other big ticket items that Sinn Féin talk about are wealth taxes. These include increasing capital gains tax to 40 per cent and increasing capital acquisitions tax to 40 per cent and lowering thresholds. When combined these measures raise €206 million.But one of the big policies is an actual wealth tax, which was excluded from the party’s budgetary arithmetic last year on the basis that the Department of Finance couldn’t cost it. But the party still strongly proposes its introduction.The proposal is to introduce a 1 per cent tax on net wealth in excess of €1 million with exclusions for “working farmland, business assets, 20 per cent of the family home and pension pots”. There is no exact estimate of how much this would raise but Sinn Féin reckons it is about €800 million in a full tax year.A wealth tax proposal is supported by SIPTU, Sherlock said, but not for the purposes of facilitating the abolition of the property tax.“All in all, while a wealth tax does merit consideration, we as a country remain far from having a strong grasp of what the stock of wealth is and how wide or narrow the potential tax base is,” she said.Minimising liabilityLyons believes the proposed exemptions create a problem, saying: “The more reliefs and exemptions you put in the more you end up back where the reliefs are exploited to minimise tax liability.”He added: “They could end up making it easier for wealthy people to gain the system which is the opposite of what they want to do.”In any case Lyons believes that the proposal to tax wealth is already staring Sinn Féin in the face. In fact it’s the measure the party wants to abolish – the property tax. Sinn Féin Property tax protest. Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland“I mean the single biggest form of wealth in Ireland is real estate,” he said. “If you are in favour of wealth tax you are in favour of property tax and this is something they might realise now. They’re a bit out of step with most left wing parties in Europe.” Real estate is not mobile. You can tax lavish property and a billionaire businessman cannot move it to Switzerland to avoid paying the tax on it that is owed in Ireland. Yet Sinn Féin is adamant that the property tax should be abolished, describing it as an “unfair, regressive form of taxation”. If in government the party would abolish it.Now it holds a degree of power at a local government it will look to do what it can to minimise the amount people have to pay in local property tax (LPT).This means reducing LPT by the 15 per cent that council’s have the discretion to do. Sinn Féin says its councillors are “mandated to do all they can to end this unfair tax. That includes reducing it by 15% in each council”.The property tax problemThis is happening already. Earlier this month, Cork County councillors voted through a Sinn Féin motion to cut LPT by 15 per cent. Much like it would arise at a central government level, the question now is how does that council make up that lost revenue? When we spoke to one of Sinn Féin’s chief economic thinkers, councillor Eoin Ó Broin, before last month’s elections he told us that any party committing to cut a tax would have to explain “where the lost money will be made or what services they will cut”.He said: “The Labour Party says that they will cut the property tax in council. But, if we reduce property tax, where will the council get the lost revenue? Because central government isn’t going to make up that money. The only option is service cuts.”When we put this seemingly contradictory stance to Sinn Féín this week we were told that councillors will seek to make-up the lost revenue from the 15 per cent cut in LPT “without reducing front line services or jobs”.But how?“We will look in the first instance for central government to make up the shortfall. Given that many local authorities did not receive a single cent of property tax this year such a request would not be unreasonable.“However in the event that this doesn’t happen we will seek to absorb the cost within existing budgets through efficiencies and reductions in office holders expenses .”So Sinn Féin WILL ask central government to make up the shortfall, despite Ó Broin acknowledging last month that “central government isn’t going to make up that money”.Even if we act on the assumption that central government doesn’t make up the shortfall then Sinn Féin says it will will seek “efficiencies and reductions in office holders expenses”.But taking the example of Cork County, which took €25 million in LPT revenue this year, a 15 per cent cut would force it to find some €3.75 million in lost revenue. That’s lot of money to try and squeeze out of unspecified “efficiencies and reductions in office holders expenses”.The situation in Cork is just an example of what now faces Sinn Féin.The party has had success at the ballot box and has some degree of power at a local level. Now it must show that the proposed ’fairer’ alternative can actually be implemented. The evidence suggests it won’t be easy.- Jack Horgan Jones and Paul Hosford contributed reporting Read: Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property taxRead: Fine Gael says there’s a €350m hole in Sinn Féin’s pre-Budget proposallast_img read more

Greek renewable energy subsidiary donates 50000 to Lonsdale St Greek Fest

first_imgManos Chaviaras, head of Biosar in Australia, has given a $50,000 donation towards the Lonsdale St Greek Festival.The generous offering follows the company’s $50,000 towards the Festival in 2018.Biosar, which is a subsidiary of Greek company Aktor, has been operating in Australia for just one year, and in that time has become one of the country’s largest renewable energy contractors.If things continue to go as well as projected, Mr Chaviaras said that they have an even bigger donation in store next year.READ MOREDiatribe: One people at the Lonsdale Street Greek FestivalFresh appeal and young people attend the 32nd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival in drovesFun and funds at the biggest Greek street party of AustraliaRead Bill Shorten’s address to the Greek community of Australia Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Final farewell to Dimitris Gogos Funeral details

first_imgGreek summer 2006. Neos Kosmos’ founder Dimitris Gogos spent carefree days at the house of Neos Kosmos editor-in-chief Sotiris Hatzimanolis at Egrigoros on the island of Chios. Along with journalist Babis Stavropoulos, Sotiris did all he could to make the experience positive for his boss; who was also his mentor, compatriot and friend.Surrounded by sun and sea, it was a memorable summer, and Dimitris’ last one on the island. But it was one he remembered with longing until Alzheimer’s disease slowly uprooted his fond memories. A debilitating disease that results in loss of identity and dignity, Dimitris was nonetheless able to express the wish that he would like to be cremated and have his ashes scattered around the island he dearly loved despite a lifetime of achievements and accolades in Australia.By returning to his birthplace, the wheel comes full circle on the life of a great publisher and campaigner for social justice.READ MORE: Farewell Dimitri Gogos: Obituary for a great publisher that the NK family will missHe is survived by his beloved children: George, Tania-Ross, and Christopher-Monika. He also leaves behind five grandchildren: Olympia, Athina, Dimitris, Antigone and Elektra.A funeral will be held at 11am on Tuesday, 28 May, in Melbourne at the Holy Church of Saint Katherine (3B Epping Street, Malvern East). Following the service, friends, family and community members will be able to pay their respects to the family at Canvas House (137 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne).The family asks that people donate to one of Dimitris’ beloved charities, among the many that he was involved in setting up, such as Fronditha Care, Pronia or Agapi. Envelopes will be available at the church.READ MORE: Dimitri Gogos: Reflection of his life, times and achievementsFor the world, Dimitris Gogos’ will be remembered as a great publisher, charismatic man and campaigner for social justice. For us at Neos Kosmos, the loss is extremely personal and we pledge to carry on the legacy of this great man with his son, Christopher Gogos, at the helm.The world of publishing may have changed, but Christopher shares his father’s spark and love for his community. We will continue to ensure that the legacy lives on. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le prion indispensable au fonctionnement des nerfs

first_imgLe prion indispensable au fonctionnement des nerfsSuisse – L’équipe des Dr Aguzzi et Bremer de l’hôpital universitaire de Zurich a démontré que le prion, une protéine animale mise en cause dans la maladie de la vache folle, était en fait essentiel à la protection de la gaine de myéline protégeant les nerfs.Si une forme défectueuse du prion s’est révélé être l’agent infectieux de la maladie de Creutzfeldt-Jakob, le prion normal n’avait jusque là jamais trouvé de fonction spécifique. De nombreuses recherches ont essayé d’établir son rôle dans le système nerveux, sans résultats probants.À lire aussiSyndrome du canal carpien : quels symptômes et comment soulager la douleur ?Les chercheurs suisses ont montré que la protéine prion est en fait nécessaire pour maintenir la gaine de myéline qui entoure et protège les nerfs. La perte de myéline est une caractéristique de maladies nerveuses comme la sclérose en plaques. Des tests menés sur des souris montrent que chez les animaux privés de la protéine, la myéline se dégrade de façon rapide. Sans prion, la gaine de myéline des neurones est atteinte, mais pas celle des cellules de Schwann qui pourtant fabriquent la myéline.Les chercheurs pensent que les prions ne sont pas nécessaires à la fabrication de la myéline, mais favorisent la transmission des informations vers les cellules de Schwann. Le prion servirait à indiquer à ces cellules qu’une réparation de la myéline est nécessaire. Cette découverte pourrait permettre de comprendre certains mécanismes des maladies neurologiques comme la sclérose en plaques.Le 26 janvier 2010 à 10:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Lambassade américaine virtuelle bloquée par Téhéran

first_imgL’ambassade américaine “virtuelle” bloquée par TéhéranL’ouverture d’une “ambassade virtuelle” américaine à Téhéran n’a pas été du goût des autorités iraniennes. Elles ont bloqué cette initiative.Le ministre iranien du Renseignement Heydar Moslehi a prévenu les internautes iraniens, notamment les jeunes, contre “l’ambassade virtuelle” lancée par les Etats-Unis. Washington avait annoncé l’ouverture d’une “ambassade virtuelle” permettant de mettre en ligne de déclarations politiques en anglais et en farsi.À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?M. Moslehi,cité lundi par de nombreux médias, a estimé que la création de ce site est “un appât, un filet pour entraîner notre population dans le piège de l’espionnage, particulièrement les jeunes qui doivent se montrer vigilants”. Le ministre iranien du Renseignement ajoute que l’ambassade américaine à Téhéran, attaquée et fermée en 1980 par des militants révolutionnaires “était un nid d’espions que la nation a conquis, (…) et il en est de même pour l’ambassade virtuelle qui connaîtra le même sort”. L’attaque de l’ambassade américaine et la prise en otages d’une cinquantaine de diplomates a scellé l’arrêt des relations diplomatiques entre les Etats-Unis et l’Iran pendant quinze mois. A travers un message vidéo, la secrétaire d’Etat Hillary Clinton a expliqué que l’objectif de ce portail “devrait permettre aux Etats-Unis de communiquer avec les citoyens d’Iran grâce aux nouvelles technologies”.Le site a néanmoins été immédiatement bloqué par Téhéran. Les internautes iraniens pouvaient lire un message en farsi disant “qu’en accord avec la loi sur la cyber-criminalité, l’accès au site n’est pas possible”. Mais ce blocage n’a évidemment pas été du goût de Washington pour qui “le gouvernement iranien a une fois encore démontré son engagement à dresser un rideau électronique de surveillance et de censure autour de la population”.Le 14 décembre 2011 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

TCI Residents not affected by US ESTA Notice

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSome confusion perhaps cleared up now for travellers from the territory as Border Control issued a notice to explain what is going on when it comes to US requirements and the ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization.  The Ministry says this notice from the US Customs and Border Control is for holders of British passports, which are ESTA qualified e-passports.  Related Items:border control, esta, ice, immigration, international, passport, Tci, travel, US While Turks and Caicos passports issued after July 2015 are E-passports, they are not ESTA category e-passports. I quote from the notice now, “Only Turks and Caicos Islanders who are holders of a British passport identifying them as a British Citizen are able to travel to the United States using an ESTA. The British passport is an e-Passport.”Individuals will still be able to travel to the USA using a US Travel Visa or Turks and Caicos Islands Police record.     TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse We’ve got the link for you to follow to find out how this notice impacts you, Web address: Recommended for you Hurricane Irma hits TCIlast_img read more

4 South Florida siblings meet for the first time thanks to Ancestry

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — Four elderly siblings who did not know each other existed met for the first time after they were brought together through an Ancestry DNA test.The four siblings, ages 84, 88, 93 and 102, met in Boynton Beach.“To learn, at this time in my life, to learn that I have a sister, and my sister is 102? And I have another brother, and he’s 93? Woah!” said Ralph Frier.According to WPTV, the four of them have the same father. That man divorced his first wife, changed his name and started a new family, never revealing the fact that the other family existed.However, years later, they all found each other through an Ancestry DNA test.A couple of the siblings live about 10 minutes away from each other and even go to the same synagogue.The siblings’ reunion was also witnessed by other family members who were glad to see the meet-up. last_img read more

Active Interest Media Acquires Outdoor and Fitness News Company

first_imgBackpacker magazine publisher Active Interest Media has acquired SNEWS, a news network serving the outdoor and fitness markets. SNEWS publishes magazines such as GearTrends and eFitBiz.”With this strategic alliance, AIM becomes a leading source of news, content and communication for both the engaged media consumer and the businesses who want to reach them,” AIM president and CEO Efrem Zimbalist III said in a statement.In 2007, AIM completed seven acquisitions, including the purchase of Rodale’s Backpacker for $14 million and Restore Media’s Old-House Journal and Old-House Journal’s New Old House titles. The company also acquired Yoga Journal in 2006. “We are actively looking for special interest media properties that fit within the segments we’re in, healthy living, home and arts, marine, and outdoor,” AIM COO Andrew Clurman wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “SNEWS is a great complement to Backpacker’s coverage of the outdoor industry.  We’re exploring how SNEWS might serve as a model for b-to-b media in our other markets.”SNEWS will continue to operate from it Grass Valley, California office and will retain a number of its senior staffers, including former San Jose Mercury News reporter Therese Iknoian and author Michael Hodgson. AIM, which also publishes Vegetarian Times and Better Nutrition, is based in El Segundo, California.The deal was completed on December 21. The terms were not disclosed.last_img read more

FW CDO Chad Phelps to Resign

first_img Ogle’s memo to employees: Phelps’ decision to leave comes just weeks after CEO David Nussbaum stepped down to take a position as chief executive at America’s Test Kitchen. During that time, the company also made two quick divestitures of its World Tea Media group and its HOW Design events. Thanks, Jim Phelps joined the company about eight years ago and instantly made a mark by overseeing a digital transformation that a led to a significant ecommerce operation.  His departure will also trigger a reorg of the company’s digital team “in several ways,” says Ogle.  F+W chief digital officer Chad Phelps is resigning from the company, according to an internal memo from interim CEO James Ogle.  Again, I appreciate Chad staying on for the next short while to ensure we stay the course with this important business. I am in Fort Collins this week and we will continue to talk through these changes; but if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I would like to hear from you as your input will be valuable in setting our long term direction. In the spring of 2014, F+W underwent a corporate rebranding and then sold a majority stake to Tinicum, a private investment firm.   Early last week Chad Phelps, Chief Digital Officer, tendered his resignation effective December 1st. Chad has been a driving force for F+W for eight years and he is ready for a new challenge. We thank him for his tremendous effort transforming a primarily print-focused media company to the ecommerce and content leader we are today. While at F+W, Chad has also created a talented and results-driven team, second to none. The Digital Media team formerly centralized under Chad will be reorganized in several ways. Chad and I have spoken about this at length mindful of what’s best for the business and least disruptive in the short term. There will be some ‘moving parts’ so I ask everyone associated with these changes to be flexible knowing the ultimate structure we end up with will be dependent on the final candidate we choose to fill our search. And that you continue to perform the important work you do without interruption as we head into the critical holiday shopping season. Chad and I have had the pleasure of working together for nearly 15 years and I want to thank him personally for the innovation, drive, and passion he brings to his work. I hope you will join me in wishing him well in the next venture of his career. Chad will stay on through the next six weeks to allow for a smooth transition as we search for our next leader of the digital business.  According to the memo, Phelps’ last day will be December 1, allowing the company time to find his replacement.  Between 2008 and 2014 ecommerce revenues grew from $6 million to $60 million, and the company now has about 33 online stores that generate more than 100,000 transactions each month.  last_img read more

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 ( 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 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

Community in Unity Recognizing Racism

first_imgHuman interactions are all shaped by implicit biases – assumptions we unconsciously make based on media, experiences and societal influences. So how do we look beyond those biases to see people as they really are and strengthen our community? How do we recognize racism and combat it?Host: Anne Hillman, reporter, Urban Affairs Desk, KSKA-AnchoragePanelists:Darlene Trigg, First Alaskans InstituteKevin McGee, NAACP Anchorage ChapterLinda Carlson, Anchorage School DistrictLibby Roderick, UAA Difficult DialoguesBROADCAST TIME:KSKA: Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 2:00 p.m. on 91.1 FMKAKM: Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. on KAKM Channel 7ABOUT COMMUNITY IN UNITYCommunity in Unity is a series of public forums exploring contemporary urban challenges in Alaska.last_img

Going into the root cause

first_imgSarla Chandra’s work is about trees and expanding greenery. She is presenting her works a though they drive home the message of trees themselves-as being a sacred and integral part of life on earth Kalakriti Art Gallery presents ‘Ashwatha – The Sacred Tree’ by Sarla Chandra. A thinking bold and experimental artist, Sarla Chandra’s tryst with art and Indian culture has spanned over forty years. With more than 50 solo exhibitions and 40 group shows to her credit, her signature paintings are treasured by connoisseurs of art all over the world. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Born in 1943, Sarla is a postgraduate in science from St. John’s College, Agra. However, subjects that have always fascinated her like Indian philosophy, mythology and the scriptures – have slowly manifested themselves onto her canvas. She has experimented with a variety of mediums – oils, acrylics, watercolor’s, etching, lithographs, but her unique use of ‘Bhojpatra’-parchment, ‘Repousse’-metal embossing and ‘Varakh’-gold and silver foil, are unorthodox techniques that recreate the aura of our ancient cultural heritage. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Sarla Chandrasays, “Trees are one of the earth’s oldest life forms; silent witnesses to the passing of time. Through ages, ancient people have bestowed veneration on Trees making them a sacred and integral part of their life on earth.” “To the Egyptians, the tree of life was symbolic of the process of creation -a chain of events that brought everything into existence. To the Mayans, the tree was a locus point joining the heavens, earth and the underworld. In Christianity, the tree of life planted in the Garden of Eden bore fruit that granted immortality. In Hinduism, the Atharva Veda speaks of the “Ashwatha” tree as the home of the Gods. And Lord Buddha himself chose the Peepal tree to meditate under and attain enlightenment,” She adds. Advertise With Us The Tree of Life represents many qualities like wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty, redemption and growth, however, the interpretation perceived by different faiths and cultures remains the same; that the Tree of Life resonates singularly with the concept of ‘interconnectedness’. Sarla Chandra’s art draws inspiration from the Sacred and the Eternal. The striking symbolism in her signature Tree of Life, her divine golden-winged birds and the incandescent Goliath stones – all implore you to seek meaning beyond their physical form. Metaphysical concepts like cosmic energy, evolution, time and duality, loom large over her canvas, awakening the viewer to an inner world and drawing them into an inward journey of spirituality. About her series ‘Ashwatha-The Sacred Tree’, she says, “I explored the interaction of ‘Purush and Prakriti’ – man and nature, through themes of religion and philosophy. I used the ancient art of ‘Varakh’ (wafer thin sheets of gold and silver foil) to bring a unique luminous quality to my art.” Sarla Chandra’s Tree of Life series symbolises that all forms of life and that all elements in this universe – earth, water, air, fire and space are interconnected with an invisible Golden thread of cosmic energy. “A simple yet strong reminder that our existence is intricately linked with others and that, we as humans should live in harmony with the rest of the universe,” She shares.last_img read more

I saw the plane landing and catching fire

first_imgHolding placards inscribed with the names of the plane crash victims, relatives wait in front of the morgue of the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital. Photo was taken by Kamrul Hasan on Wednesday.Shocked relatives of US-Bangla plane crash victims are eagerly waiting to receive the dead bodies of their near and dear ones two days into the tragic plane crash in Nepal.A total of 51 passengers including 26 Bangladeshis died in the plane crash of US-Bangla aircraft (BS 211) at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.The bodies have now been kept at the morgue of Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital.A number of relatives with placards with names of their near and dear ones were standing in front of the hospital morgue.One of them was grandfather of co-pilot Prithula Rashid, also waiting in front of the morgue.”I do not know when I would receive the dead body of Prithula,” said the grim-faced elderly man.Nepali woman Urmila, mother of Sylhet Rageeb-Rabeya Medical College student Shretha Thapa, was standing with placard of her daughter’s name and wailing continuously.Cap 2: US-Bangla airliner co-pilot Prithula Rashid’s grandfather is seen waiting in front of the morgue of the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital. Photo was taken by Kamrul Hasan on Wednesday.”I was waiting at the airport for my daughter’s arrival. I saw the plane landing and catching fire… I do not know when I will get the dead body,” she said when this author approached her.Deceased Alimuzzaman’s relative Faruk Ahmed said, “There is no certainty of receiving the dead body. Nobody can tell the exact date.”A total of 26 Bangladeshis, 24 Nepalese and a Chinese citizen died in the accident.The relatives fear it will take time to receive the dead bodies. The authorities said the dead bodies will be handed over after carrying out autopsies, chemical test and DNA test.The DNA test is being conducted to ascertain the citizenship and gender.Bangladesh civil aviation and tourism minister AKM Shajahan Kamal visited the hospital morgue.During the visit, head of the forensic department of the hospital Promoth Sherestha told the minister that autopsies of the dead bodies will be conducted soon. The identities of the bodies will be ascertained and later the bodies will be handed over to the family members, Sherestha added.*This report is rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more