The Wilmington Insider For July 28 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, July 28, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge. Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights.Public Safety Ceremony: Saturday, July 28, 7pmWelcome: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; Police, Fire and Military Honor GuardsInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Katy Downey, MA State Police TrooperFly Over: Massachusetts State Police Air WingIntroduction of Guest Speakers: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisGuest Speakers: Lee Scalzilli & William McKenzieGold Star Families Place WreathsReading of Names on the WallRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranIn The Community: Town Beach is open. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Here’s what you need to know.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.Attention Drivers!: The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, July 28, 2018 into Sunday July 29, 2018.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Organic growth or aggressive approach Why Infosys needs to decide soon

first_imgA general view shows workers at a cafeteria inside a building at the Infosys campus in Electronic City, Bengaluru. REUTERS File PhotoFor long, the bellwether of Information Technology in India, Infosys, was percieved to have preferred organic growth, hence adopting a cautious approach to acquisitions. Indeed, its legendary co-founder NR Narayana Murthy, was mentioned as studying potential acquisitions until the time it was too late to decide whether the acquisition should go ahead.Given its avowed reluctance to inorganic growth, many investors and private equity firms held off in approaching Infosys with potential acquisitions since Infosys did not seem interested anyway, or at best, was expected to be tardy towards them.Things seemed to changed with the retirement of the founders and the consequent hiring of Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer. Sikka went all out to change the company’s perception with a series of high profile acquisitions that included the Israeli startup, Panaya, and Skava.The changes under Sikka buoyed the markets to such an extent that analysts were soon proclaiming a changed vision and a transformed approach to inorganic growth. Former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka speaks during the announcement at the company headquarters in Bengaluru. [File photo]Within Infosys, however, there were murmurs of dissent, though the majority were of the opinion that it represented a New Infosys, unencumbered with the baggage of the past.As the events transpired, Sikka left the company with a cloud hanging over the Panaya deal and for a while, uncertainty crept in with the return of Nandan Nilekani at the helm. However, the reconstituted Board of Directors was quick to divest the firm of its Panaya acquisition and adopt a more cautious stance as far as new acquisitions were concerned.Now, with global IT majors such as Capgemini and Accenture gaining market share in the IT space with their aggressive approach to acquisitions, there has been a debate surrounding Indian firms like Infosys, with many of the opinion that the company should decide soon if they want to remain without acquisitions and base their business models on good old organic growth.In other words, it is time for Infosys, under its new CEO, Salil Parikh, to make its stance known on the future growth strategies in a fast changing global landscape where the outsourcing deals are dwindling which calls for a new strategy to sustain its growth momentum.last_img read more

Baltimores Wendy Davis Shines in OWNs Love Is

first_imgBy Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFROIt’s common for sci-fi shows to play around with time shifting. Characters show up in the past or the future or even in alternate versions of the present day. It takes gumption to create a romantic comedy series where you do the same. Well, Mara Brock-Akil and Salim Akil, who created the popular sci-fi comic book series Black Lightning have gone there with their new series on OWN called Love Is___, with spectacular results. One of the show’s stars Wendy Davis tells the AFRO, “It has a really specific style and flavor that’s infectious. The show takes place in the nineties as well as present day and it has in many ways the flavoring of the nineties rom-coms. It has this feel of a much more innocent time and it brings back memories. If you’re over thirty, it’s just going to bring back memories of the nineties.”Wendy Davis, who grew up in East Baltimore, is one of the stars of ‘Love Is__’ on OWN. (Courtesy photo)Cleverly called Wiser Nuri, Davis plays the present day version of the main character Nuri. Davis laughs, “My character’s name is “Wiser Nuri” because look, if you’re getting older and you’re not getting wiser, there’s a problem. Younger Nuri is in the midst of this brand new hot and heavy beautiful amazing love story. It’s interesting to watch the brand new relationship of this couple and be able to also see them twenty years later.”This show isn’t just any romantic comedy though. Much of the material draws from the actual relationship of the show’s creators. The Akil’s have been a Hollywood power couple for over twenty years. Creators committed to their craft, they are laying it all out there for the world to see and learn from. “They also air some dirty laundry,” Davis states. “More than I would if I were in their position and I love that they are getting real with it.”Davis grew up in Joppatowne, Maryland but lived in East Baltimore until she was eight years old. She never forgot about her old haunts though, and regularly trekked to Baltimore when she got older. “I used to love going to Inner Harbor,” she recalls fondly. “That’s where all the cute city boys were.”The Howard University graduate is perhaps most well-known for her award nominated seven season turn as Colonel Joan Burton on Lifetime Network’s Army Wives. That show began in 2007 and Davis marvels at the changes she has seen on the industry since then. “On Army Wives, Sterling K. Brown and I often were the only two people of color on set. With this show, about seventy percent is African-American and that feels miraculous.”Her delight isn’t just about changes in front of the camera.  “Many of the directors are Black women. That’s Mara making a choice to say these women are already super talented and they’re gonna get a chance to work. Traditionally directors have been White men but to have Black women in charge is thrilling.”Part of the reason she feels this way is her own daughter. “I am thrilled to see Black women of all shades but especially dark skinned and brown skinned women get a shot. I have a beautiful brown skinned fifteen-year-old at home and I am thrilled that she can now turn on the TV and see herself as the leading lady.”Davis, like her character, has also grown in wisdom. As satisfied as she is with her career, there is one thing she says she would change. “Professionally I would have developed myself more as a screenwriter and a director. There’s a part of me that is still considering moving into directing. I own an acting school called Acting Pros, and I love helping other actors. It’s my favorite thing to when I’m not working on set.Passionate about her art as well as helping people, Davis started teaching while she was still working on Army Wives in Charleston, South Carolina where the show was filmed. She remembers, “Some days I’d be really busy, some days I wouldn’t. It was in Charleston and I wanted to do something for the local actors who really needed help.”Personally she said, she would have also changed a thing or two. “I would say leave yourself alone. I spent too much time trying to be something I’m not. Life is short. Eat the donut. Enjoy your life, enjoy your friends.”last_img read more

German city to test viability of inductive charging system on two real

first_img More information: www.bombardier.com/en/corporat … cID=0901260d80299a7dprimove.bombardier.com/ © 2013 Phys.org Explore further Plans call for two Swiss built busses (Carrosserie HESS AG) to be retrofitted with the PRIMOVE Technology—streets will be dug up at bus stops to embed the other half of the technology beneath the road bed. Once installed, an initial test run of the system will commence to ensure all of the parts are working correctly. Once that is completed, the two busses will run their normal bus routes (with passengers) for 12 months, during which time researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will be analyzing data from the system to monitor, tweak and build a knowledge base of information to be used in building future test sites to optimize the system overall.An inductive charging system is wireless; current is passed through the air—in this case from beneath the roadbed to components installed in the undercarriage of a bus. For such a charging system to work as part of a bus line, the right size batteries must be used. Ideally, small batters can be employed as they will be given frequent charges—this allows for increased efficiency due to a lighter battery load. The batteries must be just large enough to ensure a bus can complete its route each day without ever having to stop for just recharging purposes. In addition to providing a city with zero emissions (at the point of use), electric busses also reduce noise pollution. As part of testing the system, researchers will also be speaking directly with passengers to get their ideas on how well the busses work within the system.The German government has stated its intent to pursue electric technology for busses in the country and has backed up that pledge by offering funds to various projects. For this test, the country’s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development will be footing the bill to the tune of €3.3 million (US$4.35 million). Citation: German city to test viability of inductive charging system on two real bus lines (2013, February 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-german-city-viability-inductive-real.htmlcenter_img (Phys.org)—Canadian company Bombardier, Inc’s rail division based in Berlin Germany, has announced the approval of a test run of an all electric bus recharging system in the city of Mannheim. The power systems are based on the company’s PRIMOVE Technology, whereby vehicles are charged inductively while pausing to load and unload passengers. The primary purpose of the test-run is to determine whether such a system is viable in a real-world environment. Arctic Whisper – First fast-charging hybrid electric bus debuts in Sweden This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more