Angus MacIsaac Becomes Acting Minister of Finance

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald today, April 24, announced that Angus MacIsaac has been appointed acting Minister of Finance, and will remain deputy premier and Minister of Transportation and Public Works. Mr. MacIsaac replaces Michael Baker who has taken time off for health reasons. Mr. MacIsaac has been the MLA for the constituency of Antigonish, since elected to the House of Assembly in 1999. -30-last_img

Maharashtra Four MLAs resign set to join BJP ahead of polls

first_imgMumbai: Four opposition Congress-NCP legislators in Maharashtra resigned from the State Assembly on Tuesday, amid talk of their joining the ruling BJP. NCP MLAs Shivendrasinhraje Bhosale (Satara), Vaibhav Pichad (Akole) and Sandeep Naik (Airoli) and Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar (Naigaon) handed over their resignation letters separately to Speaker Haribhau Bagade at the state legislature building Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai. I am more interested in protecting the interest of my assembly constituency,” said Bhosale, whose cousin Udayanraje Bhosale is NCP MP from Satara. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Vaibhav Pichad hails from Akole tehsil in Ahmednagar district and is the son of former NCP minister Madhukar Pichad. Vaibhav’s assembly segment adjoins that of Balasaheb Thorat, the new state Congress president. Maharashtra BJP leaders have been harping that the party aims to win at least 220 of the total 288 Assembly seats along with allies. Kolambkar is a seven-term lawmaker from Mumbai, while Shivendrasinhraje Bhosale won the Satara seat in 2014 by 47,813 votes. The four MLAs are likely to join the BJP on Wednesday, sources said. These would be the latest inductions in the BJP ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls due in just over two months. NCP’s Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir recently quit the party to join the Shiv Sena, while Jaydutt Kshirsagar, NCP leader and former Maharashtra Minister, joined the Shiv Sena in May.last_img read more

SiriusXM Canada launches new music channels showcasing music from the 1990s and

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement These new channels are the latest examples of SiriusXM developing and introducing unique audio formats not heard on traditional radio. Formats originated and unique to SiriusXM include The Coffee House (singer-songwriter and acoustic versions); Lithium (grunge rock and ’90s alternative); Chill (downtempo electronic and deep house); Pop2k (pop hits from the 2000s); Y2Kountry (country hits from the 2000s); and FLY (hip-hop and R&B from ‘the 90s and 2000s).For more information on SiriusXM Canada, please visit www.siriusxm.ca.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada, visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member, in addition to 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings in PROFIT 500’s list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on Youtube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada. Advertisement TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2017 – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced that it will expand its extensive and industry leading lineup of commercial-free music channels with the launch of two channels: Turbo and PopRocks. These full-time music channels will launch on August 17 on SiriusXM.Turbo and PopRocks will be curated by SiriusXM’s critically acclaimed music programming team. Turbo (ch. 41) showcases hard rock from the 1990s and early 2000s from artists such as Linkin Park, Korn, Papa Roach, Godsmack, System Of A Down, Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit and Disturbed.PopRocks (Sirius satellite & SiriusXM streaming ch. 17) will present pop rock from the ’90s and 2000s, including The Killers, Coldplay, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, No Doubt and Matchbox 20.center_img AppleMark Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Mustapha Buhendi: Muslims, Christians and Jews created a discriminatory discourse

first_imgRabat – The national library in Rabat hosted an academic conference earlier this week on “religious discourse in Morocco between innovation and tradition.” It was organized by the Moroccan Youth Network in collaboration with the Moroccan Center of Youth and Democratic Transition sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation.Three panelists participated in the colloquium, including Professor Khadija Sabbar, a researcher and activist, Professor Mustapha Buhendi, a lecturer and researcher in comparative religions, and Professor Nourdine Zahi, a sociologist. The purpose of the event was to highlight the regression of religious discourse in Morocco and to hold a debate on the desperate need for transformation regarding religious discussions.Professor Sabbar explained the benefits of the Arab Spring regarding the position of women in society and religion, despite the vacillation of religious discourse in many Arab countries. “The Arab uprising led youngsters to ask for change in the position of women in society and religious discourse,” Sabbar said.Throughout the seminar, the panelists agreed on the importance of creating a stable environment suitable for healthy discussions about religion. The professors also stressed the need to avoid a discourse that would prompt Moroccan youth to make accusations against one another and increase discrimination among Moroccans.Professor Azahi talked about the importance of changing our perception of religion so we can renovate religious discourse. “Society creates the image of religion,” Azahi said. “While there is one God, we tend to create different images of God depending on the religious discourse,” Azahi explained.Professor Buhendi added that “religious ideologies are mortal; they must die in order for other religious ideologies to emerge because they are related to certain era only.”Moreover, he also explained that the books of the Abrahamic religions are addressed to human beings, and that Muslims, Christians and Jews have created the discriminatory discourse that exists to some extent today. According to Professor Buhendi, we should focus on progressive thinking rather than sticking to Islamic regulations.Edited By Liz Yaslik© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Lake Erie at record high level

Property owners and visitors to the Lake Erie shoreline are warned to expect flooding for the foreseeable future now that the lake is at its highest level ever recorded.National Hydrological Services confirmed May 6 that Lake Erie has reached its highest level since record-keeping began. NHS reports that the lake is three centimetres higher than the previous record of May, 1985.On the basis of this information, the Long Point Region Conservation Authority warns that water over the road and ponding in low-lying communities such as Turkey Point and Long Point will be chronic until further notice.Ben Hodi, the LPRCA’s water resources analyst, said the record water volume has given rise to new effects along the lakeshore.“Typically, flooding along the lakeshore results from strong and sustained south-west winds,” Hodi said Wednesday in a news release.“However, over the past few weeks, winds from the north, north-east, and north-west have caused flooding. The extremely high lake level is greatly increasing the risk of flooding with relatively mild winds from any direction.”LPRCA warns property owners to expect periodic “shoreline flooding, beach submersion, crawl space and septic system inundation, and wave-driven erosion along the shoreline.”The situation at Long Point Provincial Park at the east end of Erie Boulevard in Long Point is a harbinger of things to come. The park was shut down and occupants evacuated Sunday due to flooding of the 375-acre facility.On Monday, Ontario Parks took the unusual step of cancelling camping in Long Point over the Victoria Day holiday weekend. The park’s status will be reviewed next week.Port Rowan Coun. Tom Masschaele raised the matter near the end of Tuesday’s council meeting. He said regular visitors to Long Point will be surprised at how little beach is left after months of raging wave erosion.As well, Masschaele is working with Norfolk staff to get the message out to southern Ontario that Long Point Provincial Park will be indisposed this weekend and that tourists should tailor their plans accordingly.Mayor Kristal Chopp said she understands the need for this but added there are many fine businesses in Long Point that deserve the public’s patronage. Chopp advised all involved to “finesse the language” so that commercial activity in Long Point doesn’t stop entirely.In the LPRCA’s latest “flood watch,” Hodi said Lake Erie — at rest — is now 175 metres above sea level. There is potential for the lake to go even higher if this spring’s steady rain continues into June.During the previous record year of 1985, a fierce winter storm damaged or destroyed dozens of cottages in Long Point. The damage was so severe along Hastings Drive that the former Haldimand-Norfolk Region responded by imposing a hazard land designation.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

UN rushes emergency aid to over 50000 people fleeing fresh fighting in

For hours yesterday, the road between Totota and neighbouring Salala town was packed with a sea of anxious and tired people, dragging their feet under the enormous weight of their belongings, uprooted by fears of fresh violence in the area. Without immediate assistance, the UN fears they could walk all the way to Monrovia, already tense and overcrowded after months of fighting between rebels and government forces. As part of an inter-agency emergency effort, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today dispatched trucks with plastic sheeting, food and water for the thousands of newly displaced people. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other non-governmental agencies are providing high-protein biscuits and other necessities.”It is not completely clear why the people decided to leave en masse, but it is clear that they are afraid,” said Julien Vrancken, the agency’s Field Security Advisor. “The news of a nearby attack by LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) and the arrival of government militia in the camps, harassing and looting, were enough for more than 50,000 people to pack their bags and leave.”Even on the road, militiamen in stolen cars continued to harass the fleeing population all the way to Salala, UNHCR said. Most of the people ended up for the night in one of the IDP camps there. This camp, Salala 1, was built for 7,000 people but is presently housing 30,000. The new influx could increase that number to over 80,000.To improve security in the area, the West African peacekeeping troops inside Monrovia have agreed to send patrols all the way to Totota. Additional convoys of emergency aid have been planned for Friday and Saturday. At the same time, a temporary transit centre may be built in Salala or Kakata, further south towards Monrovia, where many people were seen heading.Back in the capital, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative and Coordinator of UN Operations in Liberia, Jacques Paul Klein, meet with a delegation from the Women in Peace-building Network Liberia (WIPNET). The women expressed their concern over the suffering of the population in areas where incidents of fighting have been reported over the past few days. The leader of the delegation presented Mr. Klein with a petition calling on the UN to use every means to ensure that the warring parties adhered to the ceasefire. In their presence, Mr. Klein telephoned ECOMIL Force Commander Brigadier-General Okonkwo to relay the group’s message and to ask ECOMIL to do what it could to ensure a secure environment in as wide an area as possible. read more

Stability returning to Liberia but challenges remain UN report

United Nations troops have made steady progress in stabilizing Liberia and are now deployed almost throughout the country but challenges remain as the country attempts to consolidate peace, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report released today.Noting a number of positive developments, Mr. Annan hails the establishment of an interim national police force and the launching of the selection of recruits for the new Liberian Police Service. “The efforts to rehabilitate the judiciary, reform the corrections system and facilitate the extension of State administration throughout Liberia are similarly making progress,” Mr. Annan writes. The increasingly stable security situation has resulted in an improved human rights situation and facilitated wider humanitarian access, he adds.At the same time, the report cautions that “many daunting challenges still lie ahead.” The security situation could turn volatile again before the disarmament and demobilization of combatants is completed and the programme for the longer-term, sustained reintegration of ex-soldiers gathers momentum. In addition, the Government’s capacity to deliver services and extend its authority throughout the country remains “extremely limited,” the report notes. The country’s national resources must be managed properly in order to generate “sorely needed” national revenue.Mr. Annan also appeals for global assistance for Liberia’s peace process. “The programme for the reintegration of former combatants and the repatriation of non-Liberian combatants will equally require the generous support of the international community,” he says.”Without an effective reintegration programme, the entire disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration programme could be seriously undermined, possibly resulting in renewed insecurity in the country,” he warns. read more

Security Council and region must speak with one voice end suffering in

Wide view of the Security Council Chamber during its meeting on South Sudan. UN Photo/Manuel Elias The UN chief also said that violence has spread to include previously stable areas of northern Jonglei. Noting that the peace process remains at a standstill, Mr. Guterres said that Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, who returned yesterday from a trip to South Sudan, emphasized the critical importance of an inclusive political process in ensuring the well-being of the country’s people.Mr. Guterres warned that despite the alarm sounded by the UN and the international community over this crisis, the Government has yet to express any meaningful concern or take any tangible steps to address the plight of its people.“On the contrary, what we hear most often are denials – a refusal by the leadership to even acknowledge the crisis or to fulfil its responsibility to end it,” he said.Mr. Guterres underscored the need to ensure unrestricted humanitarian access, including freedom of movement for UNMISS and a future Regional Protection Force, which was authorized by the Security Council in August 2016.“But no such force, and no amount of diplomacy, can substitute for the lack of political will among those who govern the country,” emphasized Mr. Guterres, noting that there is a strong consensus that South Sudanese leaders need to do more to demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of the country’s people, who are among the poorest in the world. “If there is to be any hope of those leaders changing their current calculations, greater pressure is needed. This means first and foremost that the region and the Security Council must speak with one voice,” he stated.He also warned that the dangers of South Sudan’s trajectory should not be underestimated. “Atrocity crimes have occurred with impunity, and the potential for serious deterioration remains very real. Credible mechanisms for accountability are a must,” he said. “All the optimism that accompanied the birth of South Sudan has been shattered by internal divisions, rivalries and the irresponsible behaviour of some of its leaders,” Mr. Guterres said during a Security Council briefing.“As a result, a country that had seen a brief glimmer of hope for a better future has plunged back into darkness. We have to do everything in our power to change this,” he stressed.South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but a political face-off between President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar plunged the country into full blown conflict in December 2013.Providing a detailed overview, Mr. Guterres said civilians continue to be subjected to horrendous attacks, including rape and the recruitment of children. More than 1.9 million people are displaced internally, more than 220,000 of whom are seeking safety in protection sites of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Some 1.6 million people have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.“The humanitarian crisis continues to deepen. One hundred thousand people are enduring famine, one million are on the verge of that fate, and 5.5 million may be severely food insecure by this summer,” he explained.Moreover at least 7.5 million people across South Sudan – almost two thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance. Three years of conflict have eroded livelihoods and disrupted farming, including in the Equatorias, the country’s breadbasket. read more

Online registration wwwInterTyrecom

Visitors will be able to register for the tyre industry’s premier event, InterTyre, online at www.intertyre.com from today. The site already contains a wealth of information about the show, and online registration is yet another enhancement enabling visitors to beat the queues and make the most of their time at this exciting event.SMMT Exhibitions Manager, Tim Maunder explained the system, ‘Online registration couldn’t be simpler’, he said. ‘It’s just a matter of logging on to the site and with just a couple of ‘clicks’ from the front page you’re into the registration form. This fast-track system has been used by the SMMT for several other shows, and to great effect’.Along with the show itself, the Website is an entirely new concept, conceived to deliver everything that both exhibitors and visitors need to make maximum use of their time at the event. Along with all the latest show news and press information, there are full exhibitor lists and detailed information of all the products and services on show.-Ends-Notes to Editors Visitors will enjoy free entry to the Show with a complimentary Show guide, and they will be able to pre-register entry on the official Show Website – www.intertyre.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) InterTyre runs alongside The European Automotive Trade Show at the NEC, Birmingham, from 29 April-2 May 2001. Visitors will be able to move freely between the shows, which are held in adjoining halls. Opening hours for the exhibition are: Sunday 29 April – Wednesday 2 May, 09:30-18:00 read more

Guyanas application to ICJ seeks to prevent Venezuela from threatening investors

-Calls for Venezuela to cease operation in Guyana’s territory, including eastern half of AnkokoGuyana, in its application filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Venezuela is requesting, among other things, that Venezuela refrain from threatening or using force against any person and/or company licenced by Guyana or engaged in economic or commercial activity in Guyanese territory.Registrar of the International Court of Justice, Mr Philippe Couvreur (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl GreenidgeGuyana is seeking that Venezuela “refrain from threatening or using force against any person and/or company licensed by Guyana or engage in economic or commercial activity in Guyanese territory as determined by the 1899 Award and 1905 Agreement, or in any maritime areas appurtenant to such territory over which Guyana has sovereignty or exercises sovereign rights, and shall not interfere with any Guyanese or Guyanese authorised activities in those areas,” a statement by the Principal Judicial Organ of the United Nations said.Venezuela, an oil production nation that is currently reeling from hyperinflation, has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where US oil giant ExxonMobil has found more than 3.2 billion recoverable oil-equivalent barrels.In fact, Venezuela’s National Assembly had approved an agreement to reject the oil exploration activities in March of 2017.Moreover, Guyana in its application, also requested the ICJ to declare that “Venezuela shall immediately withdraw from and cease its occupation of the eastern half of the Island of Ankoko, and each and every other territory which is recognized as Guyana’s sovereign territory in accordance with the 1899 Award and 1905 Agreement,” and that Venezuela claims responsibility for “violations of Guyana’s sovereignty and sovereign rights, and for all injuries suffered by Guyana as a consequence.”Since 1966, Venezuelan soldiers have been occupying the eastern half of Ankoko.The decades old controversy between the neighbouring countries began in 1962 when Venezuela claimed that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which established the Guyana-Venezuela border, is null and void.Guyana on March 29, 2018, submitted its Application to the ICJ requesting the Court to confirm the legal validity and binding effect of the 1899 Arbitral Award.The Application follows the decision of UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, in choosing the ICJ as the next means of resolving the controversy.In its application to the ICJ, Guyana is claiming that that the 1899 Award was “a full, perfect, and final settlement” of all questions relating to determining the boundary line between the colony of British Guiana and Venezuela.“Guyana affirms that, between November1900 and June 1904, a joint Anglo-Venezuelan Boundary Commission ‘identified, demarcated and permanently fixed the boundary established by the Award’ before the signing of a Joint Declaration by the Commissioners on 10 January 1905 (referred to by Guyana as the ‘1905Agreement’)” the ICJ statement said.As such, the application requests that the Court adjudge and declare that “the 1899 Award is valid and binding upon Guyana and Venezuela, and the boundary established by that Award and the 1905 Agreement is valid and binding upon Guyana and Venezuela.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedForeign Affairs ‘deeply concerned’ with images of Guyana’s map without EssequiboMay 28, 2018In “Crime”Cease intimidatory tactics and respect Guyana’s territory- Govt to VenezuelaJanuary 3, 2019In “Business”Fmr. Ambassador proposes strategies to defend Guyana against VenezuelaJuly 4, 2015In “Opinion” read more

Veselin Vukovic had a wish We could beat Spain in the Final

Serbian NT coach, Veselin Vukovic missed the chance to become a golden again as 26 years before, when he won Gold Medal with the Yugoslavia at the World Championship in Switzerland. At the PRESS conference, Vukovic admited that he had one wish for the final:– My wish was Spain. I had everything in my head prepared for that match. I knew all the things about them and I think that we could beat them, because, they were the only team more tired then we were. It is impossible with that type of defense (3-2-1) to stay fit during all the tournament as we saw in the last two match, when Spain stayed without a medal – said Vukovic and add:– We can be very proud. Maybe we aren’t the best team in Europe, but we made strong team for respect. We are very happy. I told to my players that they are the Champions. ← Previous Story Anita Gorbitz in Gyori until 2017 Next Story → Stefan Lovgren for HP: “Swedish problem is self-confidence” read more

Save Hundreds Off This Elite Cybersecurity Training Package

first_imgStay on target This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves Internet crime probably isn’t going to go away anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t minimize the threat. Learn how to keep hackers from invading your space with The Complete White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle, offered to readers for just pennies on the dollar.This bundle, valued at $1169, includes eight courses that introduce students to the field of computer and network security. You’ll learn the techniques that cybercriminals employ and discover how to use those same skills to test your own network for weaknesses. It’s flexible, convenient, and far more economical than traditional college courses.Interested? Then go to the deal page at the Geek Shop and check out the current average price. To lock in all eight courses, simply beat that valuation and the whole thing will be yours to take whenever you want. If, however, the average price is a little more than you want to spend, just enter any lesser dollar figure and you’ll still receive a portion of the bundle for that amount. Either way, you’ll get something awesome for a fraction of the value.If you’ve considered a career in security but weren’t sure where to start, this might be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. But don’t wait too long to purchase, as the average price of The Complete White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle is expected to trend upwards over time. Pay What You Want: The Complete White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle – $8See Deal Like this deal? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Try it free for 14 days now!Prices subject to change.last_img read more

Woman found dead in Ramona home identified suspect also identified and remains

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitter Posted: January 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:20 PM RAMONA (KUSI) — A woman found dead in a home in Ramona was identified Thursday as 22-year-old Samantha Hayes Benegas of El Cajon.Deputies were sent just after noon Wednesday to a home in the 24400 block of Del Amo Road, near Sargeant Road, where a 911 caller reported there had been a murder-suicide, according to Lt. Rich Williams of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department homicide detail.The caller then hung up, Williams said.“When deputies arrived, they found an adult female deceased at that location,” Williams said. “They also located an adult male nearby with a serious wound, and called for paramedics to help provide medical aid.”The man, who was later identified as 35-year-old Bryan Hinkle of Ramona, suffered a life-threatening wound and was airlifted to a hospital, but is not expected to survive.He had suffered a head injury and deputies saw what they believed to be a handgun inside the home, a sheriff’s spokesman said at the scene.The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office completed the autopsy on Benegas and preliminary results have been released. The cause of death has been ruled a gunshot wound and the manner of death is homicide.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. center_img KUSI Newsroom, Woman found dead in Ramona home identified, suspect also identified and remains hospitalized January 4, 2018last_img read more

Bob Mankoff Retires as Cartoon Editor after 40 Years at The New

first_imgBob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker, will retire on May 1. Just 72-years-old, Mankoff will continue as a regular contributing artist, in addition to editing an upcoming anthology, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons. Mankoff, who took over the cartoon desk in 1997, sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1977, giving him a 40-year career at one of the most distinctive art sections in publishing. Replacing Mankoff is Emma Allen, editor of The Talk of the Town and Shouts & Murmurs. She joined The New Yorker in 2011, just one year after graduating from Yale with BA’s in English and Studio Art.  “He brought a real sense of originality to this work, but, even more important, a sense of the artist and their interests,” Remnick wrote. He is credited with creating one of the most replicated cartoons in the magazine’s history, “How About Never–Is Never Good For You?” In a memo to staff today, editor-in-chief David Remnick described Mankoff as sustaining the magazine’s voice while bringing new and unique artists onto its pages. ​last_img read more

Towns Current Bidding Contract Opportunities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsNoneInvitations To BidButters Row Boiler Replacement — Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 11amRedevelopment of (15) Gravel Packed Wells at Brown’s Crossing Wellfield — Deadline: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 10amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.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… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”last_img read more

PRETEND YOURE TOWN PLANNER What Should Go In At 281 Main Street

first_imgLike 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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat’s Happening With The Old Xpedx Building On Main Street?In “Business”New Restaurants Are Opening In Wilmington! What Would YOU Like To See Come To Town?In “Business”ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — The property at 281 Main Street in Wilmington currently has two commercial vacancies (1 at 1,100 square feet and 1 at 1,000 square feet), plus available  office space on the second floor (2,700 square feet).What would you like to see go there? Retail? Restaurant? Barbershop? Something else? Remember, both commercial spaces are small — Trader Joe’s wont fit!If you know a business that may be interested in the space, have them contact Jim Speros, of Retail & Restaurant Real Estate Services, at 617-592-7658 or jimsperosjr[at]gmail.com. Learn more about the property HERE.last_img read more

Facebook starts restoring view as public feature after 2018 security breach

first_img 0 Post a comment Share your voice Facebook Facebook logo James Martin/CNET Facebook is bringing back a version of a privacy feature that it disabled last year after hackers exploited the tool to access the emails, phone numbers and other personal information of 29 million users.The feature, called “view as public,” lets you see how your Facebook profile looks to people who aren’t friends with you on the social network. The social network said the version of the feature it’s restored wasn’t impacted by the security incident. Facebook decided not to restore the “view as specific person” feature that lets you see how your profile looks like for a particular friend because it’s trying simplify the tool. The option to see how your profile looks to the public was also more popular than the “view as specific person” feature, according to the company. Facebook declined to say how many people used the “view as” feature, which was located near the top of a user profile, before it was disabled. Facebook is restoring the feature globally over the next couple of days. Facebook temporarily turned off the “view as” feature in September 2018 after hackers exploited code associated with the feature and stole “access tokens” that could be used to take over people’s accounts. Access tokens aren’t your password, but they let people log in to accounts without needing it.The social network initially said 50 million users were affected by the breach, but said two weeks later that fewer users were impacted. Still, about 29 million Facebook users had their personal information, including phone numbers, emails and recent searches on the social network, compromised. Facebook reportedly thought that spammers masquerading as a digital marketing company were behind the attack. Facebook users can check if they were impacted by the breach by visiting the social network’s help center. The company is also adding an “edit public details” button to make it easier for users to find settings that allow them to control the profile information that the public can see.  Tags Security Tech Industrylast_img read more

ONGC joins IOC HPCL BPCL to declare bonus issue

first_imgOil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the state-run Indian oil and gas explorer, has rewarded shareholders with a bonus issue of equity shares in the ratio of 1:2 and interim dividend at the rate of 90 percent (Rs 4.50 per share). The record date for dividend is November 5, 2016 and the payment will start from November 7, the company said in a statement.ONGC becomes the fourth public sector energy company to declare bonus issue this fiscal, after Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC).Read: After BPCL and HPCL, Indian Oil Corporation to consider bonus issueHindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) had declared 2:1 bonus in July, BPCL in the ratio of 1:1 in May and IOC in the ratio of 1:1 in August this year.ONGC has posted Rs 4,975 crore net profit for September 2016 quarter (Q2), 6.3 percent more than Rs 4,681 crore in the corresponding period last year, though revenues declined 10.3 percent to Rs 18,395 crore in Q2 from Rs 20,512 crore in the year-ago period.IOC saw its net profit zoom to Rs 3,121 crore in Q2 as against a net loss of Rs 450 crore in the corresponding quarter last financial year on better refining margins, though on a sequential basis, the Q2 net profit was lower compared to Rs 8,269 crore for the June quarter.The company’s total income rose three percent to Rs 1,00,274 crore from Rs 97,300 crore, YoY. It plans to increase its fuel retail outlets by 2,000 this financial year, IOC chairman B Ashok said.last_img read more

Home farm loan borrowers get 60 days extra to repay as RBI

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided a much-needed relief to people who had taken home, agriculture and other loans and were facing cash crunch. In its latest update, the bank tweaked asset classification and income recognition norms for lenders, directly benefiting borrowers who had taken loans worth up to Rs 1 crore. The relaxation is applicable to dues payable between November 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.”It has been represented to us that consequent upon withdrawal of the legal tender status of the existing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes (SBN) small borrowers may need some more time to repay their loan dues. Taking these representations into consideration, it has been decided to provide an additional 60 days beyond what is applicable for the concerned regulated entity (RE) for recognition of a loan account as substandard in the following cases:Running working capital accounts (OD/CC)/crop loans, with any bank, the sanctioned limit whereof is Rs1 crore or less;Term loans, whether business or personal, secured or otherwise, the original sanctioned amount whereof is Rs 1 crore or less, on the books of any bank or any NBFC, including NBFC (MFI). This shall include housing loans and agriculture loans,” the RBI said in its Monday update.”The additional time given shall only apply to defer the classification of an existing standard asset as substandard and not for delaying the migration of an account across sub-categories of NPA,” the central bank added.For dues payable before November 1 and after December 31, 2016, the existing rules will prevail, the apex bank said.Shares of home loan companies such as LIC Housing Finance, GIC Housing Finance, Gruh Finance and Dewan Housing Finance, Indiabulls Housing Finance were trading almost flat on Tuesday in response to the announcement.Meanwhile, the exceptions given for depositing defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes at select establishments end in two days (November 24, 2016). The government may review the situation and probably extend the deadline by another couple of days to ease the cash crunch being faced by people.last_img read more