first_imgAPTN National NewsA senior Chief in BC is warning of civil disobedience if the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline is approved.The proposed pipeline would cross Northern BC bringing bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to ships on the west coast.But as APTN’s Rob Smith tells us, some First Nations leaders are warning the project could spark the kind of opposition seen at Oka and Ipperwash.last_img

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By Natalie YazharyWashington, D.C – The Council of Arab Relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (CARLAC), in collaboration with the OCP Policy Center, the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the University of Maryland, has organized an event regarding “Low Carbon Renewable Energy: Lessons from MENA (north Africa and Middle-East countries) and Latin America Regions.”This event will take place during the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7 to 18. The session will unite all levels of deployment experts, and non-governmental organization partners, and government officials, including high level government representatives of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, according to CEO of CARLAC Ambassador Hasan Abdelraham.CARLAC is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization created to strengthen relations between the Arab World and Latin America and the Caribbean. Their mission is to develop communication on a range of topics, including trade, commerce, investment, social involvement, education and cultural exchange.Officials and non-governmental organization partners alike will convene to discuss renewable energy options in pursuit of the Paris Agreement, potential developmental pathways between countries in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa regions, international collaboration for sustainable support, and more.Expected speakers at the event include Director at the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland Dr. Nathan Hultman, Managing Director of the OCP Policy Center Dr. Karim El Aynaoui, Morocco’s Minister of Environment Dr. Hakia el Haite, Qatar’s Minister of Municipality and Environment, Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Metab Al-Rumaihi, Representative of Fundacion Getulio Vargas in Brazil Eduardo Braga, Minister of Environment & Sustainable Development of Columbia Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at Ministry of Energy in Mexico Erika Streu, and Executive Secretary of REN21 Christine Lin. read more

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are formidable and ambitious but still achievable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he urged the world’s leaders to direct their countries’ resources to the areas where they are needed most in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease.In a call to action a week before nearly 140 heads of State and government are expected to gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York for a summit measuring progress on the MDGs, Mr. Ban told journalists that it is clear that the targets can be achieved by their 2015 deadline with the right amount of will and effort.“The MDGs are difficult and ambitious, but doable,” he said. “Many poor countries have made enormous progress. The world as a whole is on track to reduce poverty by half by 2015 – a tremendous achievement.”But Mr. Ban acknowledged that many countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, are falling short of the targets.“Inequities are growing within and among countries. Too often, global economic management neglects the poor and vulnerable. And the money we need – even though it is modest – is not yet there, a problem compounded by the economic crisis. Our challenge is to put our resources where they will have the greatest impact: education, jobs, health, smallholder agriculture, infrastructure and green energy.”The three-day summit on the MDGs, convened by the General Assembly, kicks off in New York next Monday and is expected to attract not only heads of State and governments but dozens of representatives from civil society groups, foundations and the private sector.Mr. Ban said today that he would use the summit to launch a global strategy for women’s and children’s health, one of the target areas in the MDGs.“No area has more potential to set off a ripple effect – a virtuous cycle – across the Goals than women’s health and empowerment. All the key players have lined up behind this effort.”The Secretary-General said he had been “very encouraged by the strong support” shown by UN Member States for the summit.“Next week’s summit is meant to propel us forward for the next five years… Time and again, whatever the issue, we have seen the difference that high-level political engagement can make. I look forward to what world leaders will do here next week. In this race against time, we all have promises to keep.”The MDGs were formed in 2000 at the Millennium Summit in New York, with world leaders pledging to do their utmost to try to attain the goals by 2015. The targets include slashing poverty, fighting disease, halting environmental degradation and boosting health. 13 September 2010The Millennium Development Goals are formidable and ambitious but still achievable, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he urged the world’s leaders to direct their countries’ resources to the areas where they are needed most in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease. read more

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WINNIPEG — Prices were higher in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Friday:Canola: July ’17 unchanged $554.20; Nov. ’17 $5.70 higher $508.20; Jan. ’18 $6.00 higher $512.40; March ’18 $5.90 higher $515.90; May ’18 $5.20 higher $515.00; July ’18 $6.40 higher $516.60; Nov. ’18 unchanged $471.40; Jan. ’19 unchanged $472.20; March ’19 unchanged $472.20; May ’19 unchanged $472.20; July ’19 unchanged $472.20.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00. read more

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The amendments to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the 1979 International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR), coming into force tomorrow, oblige states to let those rescued disembark, thus relieving ships of the responsibility of caring for them and ensuring that those in peril are not therefore ignored. “Vessels fulfilling their humanitarian duty have encountered problems as states have occasionally refused to let some migrants and refugees rescued at sea disembark, especially when they lacked proper documentation,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva.“This state of affairs put shipowners and companies in a very difficult situation, even threatening the integrity of the time-honoured humanitarian tradition to assist those in peril at sea,” he said.UNHCR and the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) will soon issue an information leaflet to provide guidance on relevant legal provisions and procedures to help shipmasters, shipowners, government authorities, insurance companies, and other interested parties involved in rescues at sea. The amendments aim to ensure that the obligation of the shipmaster to render assistance is complemented by a corresponding obligation of states to co-operate in rescue situations, relieving the master of the responsibility to care for survivors, and allowing individuals who are rescued at sea to be delivered promptly to a place of safety.In short, they require signatory states and other parties to co-ordinate and co-operate to ensure that ships rescuing persons in distress face minimum disruption in their schedules by arranging disembarkation as soon as reasonably practicable. Shipmasters who have picked up persons in distress are obliged to treat them humanely.UNHCR has a direct interest in the fate of those taking to sea since, even if the majority may be migrants without international protection needs, a certain proportion turn out to be refugees.Every year, an unknown number of people drown in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Caribbean and other waterways around the world, as their vessels capsize. A few lucky ones are rescued by passing ships – for the most part merchant vessels – that heed the moral and legal imperative to assist persons in distress at sea. read more

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MORAGA, Calif. — Sabrina Ionescu scored a season-high 27 points, and No. 3 Oregon beat Saint Mary’s 79-55 on Saturday in the Saint Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic.Ionescu, a returning All-American point guard who went to high school in nearby Orinda, enjoyed a terrific homecoming weekend. The Ducks (6-0) routed UC Riverside on Friday and before cruising by the host Gaels (3-2).Oregon began the day ranked third in the country in scoring at 95 points per game, and Saint Mary’s at least managed to hold the Ducks below their average.But the Gaels had no answer for Ionescu, who went 11 for 20 from the floor and had six rebounds and six assists. Satou Sabally added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Ducks, who led 55-42 at the end of three quarters and pulled away in the final period.Megan McKay led Saint Mary’s with 12 points and Sydney Raggio added 11 points. They each had a team-high 10 rebounds.Ionescu scored 17 to help the Ducks to a 36-26 lead at the break. Oregon held Saint Mary’s to 31 per cent shooting (11 for 35) over the first two quarters.BIG PICTUREOregon: The Ducks showed they can dominate a game even when their high-octane offence isn’t clicking on all cylinders.Saint Mary’s: The Gaels showed they can play respectably against a national power, but they simply weren’t hitting enough shots from the perimeter to put pressure on Oregon.UP NEXTOregon is off until a Dec. 2 home game against Long Beach State.Saint Mary’s plays on the road Thursday at UC Santa Barbara.—More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Joe Stiglich, The Associated Press read more

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OSU field hockey players gather in a huddle during a game against Iowa on Oct. 19, 2014 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 4-2.Credit: Lantern file photoThe Ohio State field hockey team walked away from the weekend with its third and fourth consecutive wins after topping Michigan State and Ohio.Sophomore back Caroline Rath scored the game-winning goal near the end of the first period against the Spartans (3-5, 0-1) in the Big Ten field hockey opener, which ended with a final score of 2-1.The Buckeyes started strong when sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey scored less than four minutes into the game by converting off a penalty corner with an assist from senior back Emma Royce. Just nine minutes later, the score was tied up 1-1 after Michigan State senior forward Mallory Tyler scored off a short pass in front of the cage with the help of teammate Heather Howie.The offensive action continued throughout the first half when Rath bobbled off a penalty corner and hit a hard shot to the cage past Spartans goalie Sierra Patton with an another assist from Royce 32 minutes in.OSU used its strong defense to its advantage as the team held the lead through the second half. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro had three saves in the half, two of which occurred with less than 15 minutes left to give her a game-ending total of four saves.Despite being outshot 13-7, OSU had five shots on goal, while less than half of Michigan State’s were on target.The women of the field hockey team returned to the home turf Sunday at Buckeye Varsity Field against Ohio University (3-4), pulling ahead in the second half after a slow start for their fourth win in a row.Senior forward Peanut Johnson, last week’s Big Ten Player of the Week, brought her offensive A-game by taking part in all three of the Buckeyes’ goals with two scores and an assist. The final goal was scored after she dribbled the ball into the circle and converted from five yards out. Ohio started strong, scoring the first goal seven minutes into the first half thanks to a shot off a penalty corner by Clarissa Leikly with assists from Kristen Buchanan and Adele Sammons. The Bobcats held the lead until Johnson dashed past her opponents 23 minutes in for a backhanded shot past Ohio goalie Lina Trucco.As the opening weekend for Big Ten play, Johnson said both her focus and determination were at an all-time high — specifically after the slow first half.“Big Ten games are just extra competitive, especially because we all have the championship in the back of our minds,” Johnson said. “(Going into the second half) our whole attitude changed — we looked at it as a new game and said losing can’t be an option.”The Bobcats took the lead again rounding off the first half with a goal from Maria Russel, but the Buckeyes gained momentum during period two. Nearly 40 minutes in, Royce tied up the score at 2-2 off a penalty corner with an assist from Johnson. OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said the team came back with much-needed aggression and a winning outlook during the second half.“The focus was we need to fight for every ball, and not sit back and give Ohio any opportunities. To me, we were not competing in the first half,” Wilkinson said. “When things started to go our way in the second half, we started to get our rhythm; we stepped up, gave a lot more effort and generated more chances.”Royce said her drive to make the most of her senior season gave her even more determination to fight for the win.“We, especially the seniors, put a little extra pressure on ourselves to just go out and execute when we had opportunities, and luckily we ended up doing that,” Royce said.With the game tied up at 2-2, Johnson’s swift control of the ball gave the Buckeyes the winning goal with only 10 minutes remaining and gave her the team lead of 15 points on six goals and three assists.Looking forward to the rest of the season, Wilkinson said she hopes more than anything the team brings its drive to the field every time.. “I like our fight. If they can go out there and play tough, the results will come,” Wilkinson said. “If they don’t, at least they know they fought hard … I prefer that over anything else.”The Buckeyes are next set to head to Oxford, Ohio, on Wednesday at 5 p.m. to face off against another in-state competitor, Miami University. read more

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCARICOM leaders to meet with UN Secretary General on VenezuelaJanuary 28, 2019In “Regional”CARICOM countries urged to treat fleeing Venezuelan nationals with compassionAugust 23, 2017In “latest news”CARICOM agrees to Venezuela missionJuly 7, 2017In “latest news” (CMC) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders on Tuesday held “varied and robust views” on the on-going political situation in Venezuela during a three-hour meeting.No official statement has been issued by the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat or from the office of the Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who is the CARICOM chairman and who is reported to have convened the special emergency meeting by videoconference.Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith MitchellHowever, the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a brief statement Wednesday said that the leaders who had participated in the videoconference call had engaged in “varied and robust views” and that the meeting “centred on promoting dialogue among stakeholders within Venezuela geared towards resolution of the political and social challenges in that country”.CARICOM leaders at their last summit held in Grenada last month issued a statement reaffirming their guiding principles of adherence to the rule of law, respect for human rights and democracy, as well as for the fundamental principles of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of states.But they noted that they were concerned about the “difficult political, economic and social situation in Venezuela, in particular the increase in violence and polarization between the Government and the Opposition, and its effect on the people of Venezuela”.As a result, the regional leaders “called for all parties to commit to engage in renewed dialogue and negotiation leading to a comprehensive political agreement with established time tables, concrete actions and guarantees to ensure its implementation for the well-being of the nation”.“In this regard, CARICOM Heads of Government offered their good offices to facilitate this dialogue,” the communique said, noting that they had also mandated Mitchell “to communicate with the parties concerned in Venezuela about this offer”.While there has been no public acceptance of the CARICOM offer from the opposition, President Nicholas Maduro in a July 7 letter to Mitchell said “he wholeheartedly welcomes the valuable proposal contained in that communique offering the good offices of CARICOM to reactivate an agenda of constructive dialogue among the political parties of (our) country”.Opposition forces in Venezuela have been staging street demonstrations in a bid to force the Maduro government out of office and in his letter, the embattled Venezuelan leader had proposed a ‘working meeting” in Venezuela on either July 11 or 12 to discuss the situation.But Mitchell received Maduro’s communication on July 12.On July 30, Venezuela staged an election to choose a 545-member constituent assembly with the power to rewrite the constitution and dissolve state institutions.The polls were boycotted by the opposition and criticised by many western countries, but Maduro said the assembly would help bring peace to the country where more than 100 people have been killed and more than 2,000 wounded since the street protest began in April. read more

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first_imgA 32-YEAR-OLD cyclist was killed last night after he was struck by a car.The man was involved in a collision with the vehicle in Waterford just after 7pm last night.Gardaí say that the incident happened at Ballyvoile, near Stradbally.They say that nobody else was injured and the road was closed subject to a forensic analysis.The cyclist was taken to University Hospital Waterford, where he was pronounced dead.Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact Kilmacthomas Garda Station on 051- 295630 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.last_img read more

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first_imgA LEADING ECONOMIC think-thank has urged the government to cut less than half of the planned €2 billion from the 2014 Budget.The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) says that a cut of €800 million would be sufficient this year to allow the government hit the debt-to-GDP ratio target of 3%.NERI says that the current government tax income, coupled with the public fatigue with austerity means that the €2 billion figure is unnecessary.NERI also argues for a stimulus package and no further public sector cuts.Dr Tom McDonnell of NERI told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that investment is needed.“We’re now bottom of the table for capital spending in Europe. We want to bring this back to the European average.”McDonnell said that NERI was advocating a three-pronged strategy.This would include increases in spending on social housing and mental health services, an increase in capital spending and a return of money allocated abroad to be used on infrastructural deficits.NERI says that doing nothing is not an option.Read: A senator wants to stop the pre-budget ‘kite flying’. Here’s how…last_img read more

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first_imgAthens is the 38th most expensive city in the world, just below Hong Kong and above Lisbon, according to a triennial report published by UBS Wealth Management Research. The study shows the effects of currency moves and compares prices and earnings in 73 cities for 122 goods and services worldwide. Oslo, Zurich and Geneva were the three most expensive cities. In terms of wage levels, residents of Athens come 33rd on the UBS list, below Lisbon, earning just under half of the average New York salary. According to the study of Prices and Earnings goods and services were particularly low in Mumbai, Manila and Delhi. The American cities surveyed show lower price levels than in previous years. UBS economists attribute this in great part to the depreciation of the US dollar against many of the world’s other currencies. Meanwhile, Venezuela’s capital Caracas suffers from high inflation; this, together with its pegged currency, resulted in higher prices, lifting its position in the price rankings. Should Venezuela devalue its currency again, it would result in a downward shift. Finally, surveyed emerging markets hover around a similar level with Caracas, Doha and Shanghai and exhibit high gross domestic product growth and, as a consequence, were able to increase their positions in the rankings. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgA competition presented by Think Global and Film Local is calling everyone to get their cameras out and film the local environment. St George Environmental Film Competition and Festival is all about “showcasing our local environment and highlighting the effort made by individuals and local communities to protect the environment”. The competition is open to everyone under different categories, and the winners and runner’s up receive cash prizes. – Primary schools – $750 and $350 – Secondary Years 7-10: $750 and $350 – Secondary Years 11-12: $750 and $350 – Open individual entries under 18 years: $500 and $250 – Open individual entries over 18 years: $600 and $350 The films need to relate the following themes: What are you doing to help the environment? What part of your local environment is most important to you? The two best films from each category will be screened at the Think Global/Film Local St George Environmental Film Competition and Festival to be held in November 2012. Each video must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes and are to be submitted by 5:00 pm on Friday 26 October. Entries are to be saved as .mov on a DVD and sent to: Rockdale City Council, Think Global/Film Local Film Competition, c/o Madeline Hourihan, PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216. For further information visit the Rockdale City council’s website: www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au/ Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgMixed marriages in the Greek community have tripled since 1989, reaching a record 62 per cent in 2011, according to data released by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. But the numbers could be even higher when you take into consideration civil services and ceremonies. Greek Australians are leaning toward civil services due to mixed religions and cultures in the partnership. However, the number of mixed marriages that took place in Greek Orthodox Churches around Australia had increased in the last ten years by 20 per cent. 32 per cent of marriages that took place in Greek Orthodox Church in 1989 were mixed marriages, in 1999 this increased to 42 per cent and a massive jump in 2011 to 62 per cent. According to the Archdiocese, Greek Australians are choosing to marry people of Italian descent first, followed by Anglo-Saxons and then smaller ethnic groups. An increase in divorce rates for Greek Australian has also been noted. 600 marriages were celebrated and 96 divorces were issued in 2011, in Melbourne alone, according to data from the Archdiocese. However, the church believes the rate may be higher, taking into account the Archdiocese only issue divorce certificates for Greek Australians wishing to remarry in the church. The state secretary of the Holy Archdiocese in Melbourne, Mr Dimitrios Batzios said that it is “a sign of the times”. The number of those who decide to be joined with matrimony within the Greek community tends to decrease, with the number of marriages almost double decrease in last decade. “In 1999, 1,100 marriages were conducted. In 2010, the number has decreased to 700, and in 2011 – to 600 marriages,” Mr Batzios said. “It is evident that the number of marriages has dropped significantly, inversely proportional to the mixed marriages that’s increasing in rates,” Mr Batzios said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_imgCompteurs Kinky : écologiques mais pas économiquesFrance – Le coût des compteurs Kinky, dont Bruxelles a imposé l’installation à la France pour des raisons écologiques, s’élèverait à 8 milliards d’euros, deux fois plus que prévu. La France a l’obligation d’installer un compteur Kinky dans 80% de foyers d’ici 2020, selon une décision de Bruxelles. Ces compteurs devraient réduire la consommation en électricité des citoyens en les permettant de voir en temps réel l’avancement de leur consommation, d’en modifier les paramètres et d’envoyer les informations aux fournisseurs. Le coût de l’opération avait été évalué à 4 à 5 milliards d’euros environ par le gestionnaire de réseau ErDF mais la Fédération nationale des collectivités concédantes et régies (FNCCR) parle d’un coût avoisinant plutôt les 8 à 9 milliards d’euros. Cependant ce coût sera réparti. D’une valeur de 120 à 240 euros, chaque abonné devra payer 1 à 2 euros par mois pendant 10 ans via le Tarif d’utilisation des réseaux publics d’électricité (Turpe). Sa facture devrait en principe être réduite de 50 euros par an (sur la base d’une facture de 400 euros).La raison de cette hausse : un temps d’installation supérieur à ce qui avait été prévu. La mise en place d’un compteur Kinky dans un foyer avait été estimée à 20 minutes, dans le fait elle pourrait nécessiter plusieurs heures.L’expérimentation de ce compteur mise en place en Indre-et-Loire n’est guère reluisante pour l’instant. En effet, sur les 19.000 compteurs installés “seuls huit fonctionnent correctement”. Le 11 juin 2010 à 18:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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USPS holds dedication ceremony for US Flag Forever stamps

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony was held for the U.S. Flag Forever stamps, Friday morning.The event took place at the War Memorial Auditorium, in Fort Lauderdale.“We look at the stamp. It’s a forever stamp, and America and the flag — all the glory — is forever,” said a man at the event. “You see that, on the bottom of it, it really is vibrant. It’s got some vibrant colors, so we’re very happy to have it. It’s so bold, and it sends a message.”The postal service hopes the new, modern American flag design will remind Americans to show their patriotism all year long.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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OBITUARY Anne V Whitehouse Kaizer 81

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Anne V. Kaizer (Whitehouse), age 81, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 17, 2018, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.Anne was born on May 21, 1937, in Darlington, England; she was the cherished daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Whitehouse. Anne was raised and educated in Darlington, and she always spoke of many wonderful childhood memories. In 1962 at the age of 25, Anne, ventured to the United States to see what America had to offer; she settled in Billerica, MA and took a job in Cambridge, MA. Anne journeyed to work by train and was met every evening by a handsome taxi driver named Sidney Kaizer; the two talked every evening on her ride home and soon their friendship blossomed into love and they were married in 1965.Anne and Sid settled in Wilmington; the couple raised a wonderful family and shared over 48 years together before Sid’s passing in November of 2013. Anne was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend; she went out of her way to help anyone in need and she never expected anything in return. Anne’s unconditional love for her children, their spouses and her grandchildren was unwavering; Anne cherished the time they spent together and she looked forward to going out with them whether it was for a drive, out to dinner, a family holiday or vacation she was happy to be with her family.Anne was very giving and kind when it came to others; she took care of many friends and neighbors who were ailing or in need of help and she was glad to do it. Anne provided “hospice” care to several friends throughout the years; she was always trying to make them as comfortable as she could during their last months, weeks and days.Anne was a woman of great faith and an active communicant of St. Dorothy’s Church for many years where she was regularly attended Mass on Holy days as well as 7:30 Mass on Sundays. Anne could be found at the back of church after Mass chatting with friends; she always had a big smile and a friendly “hello” towards everyone.Joyce Dalton was one of Anne’s closest friends. They enjoyed their nearly daily tea times as well as Friday bingo games at the senior center. She also enjoyed her regular get-togethers with her past co-workers from Sweatheart Plastics.She loved spending time with her sister, Marie, whether it was shopping trips, traveling together, or reminiscing on times past.Anne will be fondly remembered for her outgoing personality and her huge heart; she was pleasant, friendly, loving and kind to everyone. She will be forever in the hearts of those she loved and those who loved her.Anne was the beloved wife of the late Sidney R. Kaizer, devoted mother of Edward C. Kaizer & his wife Mary Tassone Kaizer of Wilmington, Annemarie Clark & her husband Ron, Cathleen Brown & her husband Jaythomas all of North Andover and the late Daniel Kaizer, loving “Gran” of Samuel and Charlotte Kaizer, cherished daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (Nugent) Whitehouse, dear sister of Marie Whitehouse of Norwood.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, September 22nd at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, September 21st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Memorial donations in Anne’s name may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Susan G. Komen, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.Anne V. Kaizer(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Doris May (Allen) Squibb, 88In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Bertha G. (Gouveia) Deprez, 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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VIDEO Analog Devices Holds Science Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle School

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Analog Devices held its 18th Annual Science and Tech Fair at Wilmington Middle School on Friday, April 12, 2019 during the school day.Approximately 50 engineers from Analog Devices brought science and technology to life by partnering with students to conduct hands-on experiments. Activities included battery powered electrical wiring, shortwave radios, soldering practice, magnets and electro-magnets, strobe light demonstrations, hands-on shop activities (drilling etc), an integrated circuit (IC) demonstration and a dry-ice demonstration.Students also participated in a fact-finding competition, with prizes awarded to the winners.View highlights from the event and hear from event organizer Chuck Kitchin, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/647059b0-cb6a-45dc-a837-125ee45925db/video.original.mp400:0000:0017:17Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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… RelatedVIDEO: Analog Devices Holds Science & Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle SchoolIn “Videos”VIDEO: Analog Devices Holds Science & Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle SchoolIn “Videos”Analog Devices To Host Science & Tech Fair At Wilmington Middle School On April 12In “Education”last_img read more

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first_imgSustaining and strengthening the Alaska Marine Highway System is the top priority in a recent plan from a Southeast Alaska economic development group. Southeast Conference puts together a plan about every five years that outlines goals for job and business growth in the region. The state budget picture plays a crucial role in this latest proposal.A passenger on the deck of an Alaska Marine Highway ferry. (Flickr Creative Commons – supafly)Meilani Schijvens works with Rain Coast Data in Juneau.“It looks at the specific elements that are really Southeast Alaskan,” Schijvens said.Schijvens put the Southeast Alaska 2020 Economic Plan together for Southeast Conference. More than 400 people from businesses, tribes, Native organizations, municipalities, non-profits and more were involved in developing the plan. Schijvens said it outlines the challenges and opportunities in the region’s economy.“How does the Southeast Alaska economy tick? What are the opportunities here for us? I mean, we know we have our challenges,” Schijvens said. “There’s more than 1,000 islands in Southeast Alaska, so transportation is obviously an issue. So there are pitfalls, so how can we work around that and work together to grow and plan for a strong economy? I really think that’s what this plan does.”Transportation is the number one priority in Southeast Conference’s plan. Regional business leaders rated cost of transportation, both for freight and for travel, as one of the top barriers to success.Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright said state budget cuts to the marine highway made it an even more crucial area to address.“Lack of service, lack of dependability, that’s all been happening in the past two to three years,” Wright said. “And we just didn’t see an end in sight to that happening and to have the marine highway go away isn’t an option.”Southeast Conference made progress towards its goal of creating a more sustainable marine highway recently. The group signed an agreement with Gov. Bill Walker to come up with a new business and management plan for the ferry system.“And actually design a new governance strategy and develop a strategic plan for 25 years to come,” Wright said.Southeast Conference is spearheading work on the marine highway initiative. But the group hopes local governments, businesses and non-profits can use the plan and its priorities to support their own goals.“So this is just an overall guideline for all of the communities to be able to use this as a planning tool and finance tool, trying to get grants and financing for their projects within their communities,” Wright said.The state budget crisis is bound to have impacts far beyond the marine highway. The economic plan notes that local, state and federal government accounts for a third of all workforce earnings in Southeast. Fourteen percent of direct wages come from state government.Wright said the state budget woes make development of other economic sectors even more important.“Grow mariculture, and the seafood industry, and the timber industry, resource development, tourism — small business that isn’t really dependent on the government,” Wright said.Those areas are included in the plan’s list of top economic priorities. They include improving energy security, training a maritime industrial workforce, and advocating for the seafood sector.“If you look at all jobs in Southeast Alaska, you look at all dollars paid in Southeast Alaska, one out of four is paid to somebody who is working directly with or on the ocean,” Schijvens said.Growing tourism is also a major goal. Schijvens said the visitor industry is the strongest industry overall in Southeast right now.“We’re going to surpass our million-person cruise ship mark this summer,” Schijvens said. “So how can we attract more visitors to Southeast Alaska and how can we attract more visitors that are going to be spending more money and staying longer?”Decline in government spending and jobs, the high cost of transportation and living – Southeast faces many economic challenges in the next five years and beyond.But many of the people surveyed for the plan say quality of life and ‘Southeast Alaskan spirit’ are top benefits to living and working in this part of the world. Southeast Conference hopes that optimism will help motivate economic growth, despite the obstacles.Read Southeast 2020 Economic Plan here.last_img read more

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Bikers with a cause in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: Combining entertainment with a will to spread a social message is what the motto of the Backpacking and Riding Squad (BARS), a non-profit social community of bikers. The BARS is on a mission to spread awareness on civic sense with impetus on road safety was in Warangal en route to Bheemunipadam waterfalls located in Mahabubabad districts on Saturday. The 22-member group of bikers led by P Vijay Bhaskar Reddy set out on a five-day trip from Hyderabad on Saturday. The group that visited Bheemunipadam waterfalls on Saturday headed to Bhadrachalam. Sileru, Araku, Lambasingi and Maredumilli are in their itinerary before they return to Hyderabad on August 14.last_img read more

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Reliving college days The University Bistro

first_imgThe very first thing you would notice on entering ‘The University Bistro’ is the cool and vibrant interior decorated with funky and ‘Hippy’ hangings on the wall covering every dimension of college life – music, travel, sports, studies and even politics – a sure attraction. A part of the wall is entirely covered with bright sticky notes which have some honest as well as funny reviews by the students that who been there. Located near GTB nagar metro station, the restaurant is crowded with the Delhi University students. If you reside or study in North Campus, this should be one of the ‘must visit’ places in the area. They say ‘there is hardly anything wrong about a place that serves you hukka right’. This place has an amazing sheesha and is commonly known as the ‘sheesha place’ among the students of the locality. Keeping the location, north campus, in view the restaurant usually caters to the university students. Restaurants around such areas should be economical and most importantly serve delicious food. While the delicious quotient is kept in mind, it might be more economical and pocket friendly for students when they tag along with a group of friends on a lazy Sunday.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPizza is that one item in their menu that clearly stands out. As it was mentioned on many of the reviews on the sticky notes, the pizza in reality is something to come back for, even if you’re not local resident. Their pizza is made entirely in the kitchen from scratch – from the crust to the topping – all are prepared in the resturant which makes it unique and fresh! The drinks are well made, but their quantity might be have a subjective review. The Oreo chocolate shake is on their ‘must try list’’ for it contains great amount of Oreo biscuits, which makes it very thick and creamy. Coming back to the food, the lemon fish is quite a feat of brilliance. Succulent and tender the  fish melts in your mouth coming on a bed of cabbage making sizzling sounds. The flavour of lime and butter makes a thorough presence. Served along with butter rice and veggies, theatricality well appreciated the Peri Peri Pasta is an authentic Italian dish. One can never go wrong with it, and ofcourse The University Bistro does not fail to impress foodies. The pasta is delectable and simply marvelous with loads of chicken and the spicy tomato based sauce it could win anybody’s heart. Though their waffles are a tad bit disappointing .The University bistro gives an otherwise wonderful experience in their spectacular hangout spot.last_img read more

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