Courtesy Calls at Government House

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 13, 2017 – Nassau – Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General (centre) welcomed Executives of the National Junkanoo Committee in a Courtesy Call at Government House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.Pictured from left: Ellery Deveaux, Junkanoo Co-ordinator, Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture; Kishlane O’Brien, Co-Chair, National Junkanoo Committee; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Nicole Sutherland-King, Legal Representative, National Junkanoo Committee; and Vernon Rolle, Parade Management & Task Force, National Junkanoo Committee.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Minister Ricardo Miller (seated centre left) and the Children’s Ministry paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General (seated centre), at Government House on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Brenden Ross Named To Deans List At Norwich University

first_imgNORTHFIELD, VT — Brenden Mark Ross, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2018 semester at Norwich University.Full-time undergraduate students, who earned a semester grade point average of at least 3.0 and had no failures in the previous Fall or Spring semester are awarded Dean’s List honors.About Norwich UniversityNorwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates  traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning  programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees.Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of the nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).(NOTE: The above announcement is from Norwich University.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Halliday Named To Dean’s List At Norwich UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of MaineIn “Education”last_img read more

State Rep Ken Gordon Joins Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission

first_imgBEDFORD, MA – State Representative Ken Gordon (D – 21st Middlesex), who represents Precinct 3 in Wilmington, has officially been named to a commission tasked in part with breaking the cycle of arrest and incarceration for those with mental health and/or substance use disorders in Middlesex County.The Massachusetts Legislature established the 11-member Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission in 2018 to develop a plan for creating a restoration center in Middlesex County. The center would help expand community capacity for treatment while supporting law enforcement diversionary efforts.Co-chaired by Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health Dr. Danna Mauch, the commission includes State Senator Cindy Friedman (D – Fourth Middlesex), and representatives of the judiciary, as well as public and behavioral health stakeholders.“Rep. Gordon brings valuable insight and experience to this process,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “His voice will be critical as we seek to break the cycle of incarceration and produce better outcomes for those in our communities with mental health and substance use disorders.”“Representative Gordon has a leadership track record in addressing the special needs of persons with behavioral health conditions through community stakeholder engagement and targeted program initiatives,” noted Dr. Mauch.  “His contributions will be instrumental in crafting feasible solutions to the problem of overrepresentation of people with these conditions in our jails.”“I’m thrilled that Rep. Gordon have joined the Middlesex County Restoration Center Commission,” said Senator Friedman.  “His background and experience will provide valuable insight to our commission and will help us in our continued effort to establish a restoration center to improve the lives of those with behavioral health needs and reduce unnecessary incarceration throughout the county.”“It is an honor and a tremendously valuable experience to contribute to this worthy commission and to work with [Bedford Police] Chief Bongiorno who adds an important voice in representing the law enforcement community,” added Rep. Gordon.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMiddlesex County Restoration Center Commission Holds Inaugural MeetingIn “Police Log”State Rep. Ken Gordon To Hold Office Hours At As Good As It Gets On September 7In “Government”State Rep. Ken Gordon Provides Updates On State Budget; New Shuttle Bus Service; Hanscom Air Force Base & MoreIn “Government”last_img read more

Sujoy Ghoshs Badla beats Kahaanis week 1 box office collection mints USD

first_imgBadla box office collectionYouTube ScreenshotThe recently released movie Badla has hooked the nation with it’s intriguing and thrilling content.Sujoy Ghosh’s murder mystery starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, leaves the audience on the edge of the seat. Like Kahani shocked everyone with its brilliant thriller climax, Badla too offers a story full of twists and turns.As Badla completed its week 1 at the box office, the Sujoy Ghosh directorial has surpassed the collection of his last outing Kahaani by raking in Rs 38 crore at the Indian box office. Kahaani had garnered Rs 23.79 crore in its first week.Globally, the film has collected USD 2.45 million (few territories yet to report) in its first week.Post engaging the audience in the lucrative run of Kahani, Badla has been minting moolah at the box office presenting equally captivating, if not more, murder mystery.The crime thriller revolves around Taapsee Pannu’s character Naina who is stuck in a murder case.Playing Badal Gupta, a lawyer to Naina, Amitabh Bachchan has recreated the magic of Pink.Also starring Amrita Singh, Tony Luke and Manav Kaul in supporting roles, Badla has been gauging appreciation for the remarkable performances.Badla is presented by Red Chillies Entertainment in association with Azure Entertainment, Co-produced by Gaurav Verma and produced by Gauri Khan, Sunir Kheterpal and Akshai Puri , the crime thriller is directed by Sujoy Ghosh, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles is running successfully in theaters.last_img read more

Is the SaudiRussian oil agreement another false dawn

first_imgOil futures spiked by over 1.5% on Monday (5 September) after Saudi Arabia and Russia – two of the worlds leading oil producers – said they would work towards seeking solutions aimed at stabilising global crude supplies.With both countries collectively pumping over 20m barrels per day of oil between them, a statement issued at the G20 summit in China calling for cooperation to support oil markets by Moscow and Riyadh saw global benchmarks extend Fridays gains supported by Russian President Vladimir Putins comments.At 13:15 pm BST, the Brent front month futures contract was up 1.51% or ¢76 to $48.02 per barrel, while the West Texas Intermediate was up 1.69% or¢ 75 to $47.49 per barrel.Despite the statement being low on details, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid al-Falih made clear their desire to support the stability of the oil market ensuring a stable level of investment in the long term.Novak added that the agreement was a historic moment between OPEC members, among whom Saudi Arabia is the largest of oil producers, and non-members, where Russia leads the way.Saudi Arabia and Russia, along with other OPEC and non-OPEC producers, are scheduled to hold talks in Algiers on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum due to be held from 26 to 28 September.Analysts at Vienna-based JBC Energy said the announcement appeared to be on the cards for much of the weekend. It follows a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the fringes of the G20 meeting in China.Market got further [demand-side] clarity, after China released data for its strategic petroleum reserve of crude oil, showing that the reserve had reached a level of 233m barrels at the beginning of 2016, up 43m barrels from mid-2015.Analysts at ABN Amro said the development was indicative of the fact that yet another verbal intervention by major producers was needed to trigger a recovery towards $50 per barrel.If oil prices remain too low ahead of the [September] producers meeting, there is a risk that at some point Russia and Saudi Arabia actually need to act. That would probably be the last thing they want as long as Iran is raising output.Away from the oil market, precious metals headed higher after disappointing US non-farm payroll (NFP) data saw the immediate risk of a US interest rate hike recede.At 1:06pm BST, Comex gold for December delivery rose 0.28% or $3.70 to $1,330.40 an ounce. FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga said gold benefitted as dollar bulls were left empty handed by Fridays NFP report.Soft US jobs data may have provided a strong reason for the Fed to remain on standby in September. For December to be a live meeting for the Fed to break the tradition of central bank caution, US data may have to repeatedly exceed expectations. Nonetheless, gold is zero yielding and the dollar connect makes it quite vulnerable to rate hike speculations.Finally, Comex silver futures were 0.85% or ¢16 higher at $19.53 an ounce, spot platinum was up 0.78% or $8.31 to $1,072.15 an ounce.last_img read more

2 journalists killed while reporting on US storm

first_imgFile photo of fallen trees in US. A television news anchor and a camera operator were killed on Monday when a tree in North Carolina fell on their vehicle. Photo: CollectedA television news anchor and a camera operator were killed on Monday when a tree in North Carolina fell on their vehicle as they were covering the effects of a rainstorm in Polk County, officials said.WYFF News anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of the NBC affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina, died after the tree hit their sport utility vehicle on a highway, the station reported.Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said he had just given an interview to McCormick when, minutes later, he received a call about the incident. He arrived to discover the victims were the two men he had just met.”It personally affected me a little bit because I had done an interview with Mr. McCormick about 10 minutes before we got the call, and we had talked a little bit about how he wanted us to stay safe and how we wanted him to stay safe,” Tennant told reporters.The ground was saturated from the rain, and a large tree about 3 feet (1 m) in diameter fell on the journalists’ SUV, apparently as it was driving along Highway 176, Tennant said. When first responders arrived, the engine was running and the transmission was in drive, Tennant said.”It is a freak of nature,” Tennant said. “I think it was a matter of the tree root system had failed and the tree came down.”McCormick had been with the station since 2007, first as a reporter and later as anchor of two Sunday broadcasts, WYFF said. Smeltzer joined the station in February of this year. Both were born in 1982.Polk County is about 90 miles (145 km) west of Charlotte.last_img read more

New Houston Police Chief Says He Will Go After Celebratory Gunfire

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Photo: Kese Smith (HPD)HPD chief Art Acevedo works at his office in the department’s headquarters, located in downtown Houston.Firing guns into the air is one of the ways some Americans celebrate the new year and Texans are no exception, but the new Houston Police Department chief says he plans to go after this practice.Celebratory gunfire is in the news because Texas State Rep. Armando Martinez was hit in the head by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve in Weslaco.Martinez survived, but he says he plans to propose legislation against this practice.That is despite the fact that discharging a firearm in a public place, other than a public road or a shooting range, is already illegal in the state.Recently appointed Houston police chief Art Acevedo patrolled the city on the last night of 2016.He didn’t see any incidents, but he is determined to go after anyone who engages in that kind of activity.“In the future, we are going to deploy officers, not just in black and whites, looking for these people that are engaging in what I consider to be deadly conduct. We are going to actually deploy people in cool cars, in cars that don’t look like police cars, so you don’t see us coming,” Acevedo said.Additionally, Acevedo said deployments could also take place on the Fourth of July and added, “we are going to evolve, our methods are going to evolve and we are going to start arresting some of these people.”On New Year’s Eve 2014, a Houston man was killed by celebratory gunfire. 00:00 /01:10 Share Xlast_img read more

North Korea Fires Missile Which Lands In Sea Off Japan

first_img Share North Korea fired a ballistic missile Friday night which flew longer than any of its previous missiles and landed in the ocean off Japan, according to officials from Japan, South Korea and the United States.There was no immediate announcement of the type of missile. On July 4, North Korea test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile in a major step toward its goal of developing nuclear-armed missiles capable of reaching the United States.Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the missile launched Friday flew for about 45 minutes — about five minutes longer than the ICBM on July 4 — and landed west of Japan’s island of Hokkaido.Suga said officials are analyzing whether it was an ICBM. He said Japan has lodged a strong protest with North Korea over the launch.“North Korea’s repeated provocative acts absolutely cannot be accepted,” he said.Japanese public broadcaster NHK said the coast guard issued safety warnings to aircraft and ships.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he called a meeting of Japan’s National Security Council.South Korea and the United States also confirmed the launch.“We are assessing and will have more information soon,” said Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis.South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was launched from North Korea’s northern Jagang province.There was no immediate confirmation of the launch by North Korea. The day’s broadcast on state-run television had already ended when the news broke at around midnight Pyongyang time.July 27 is a major national holiday in North Korea called Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War Day.North Korea generally waits hours or sometimes a day or more before announcing launches, often with a raft of photos in the ruling party newspaper or on the television news. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is usually shown at the site to observe and supervise major launches.Late night launches are rare. North Korea usually conducts its missile and underground nuclear tests in the morning. It’s likely the North launched the missile at night and from the remote province of Jagang to demonstrate its operational versatility. To have a real deterrent, it’s important for North Korea to prove it can launch whenever and wherever it chooses — making it harder for foreign military observers trying to detect their activities ahead of time.Yoji Koda, a retired admiral in Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force, said in an interview with NHK that information that the missile flew 45 minutes and landed west of Hokkaido suggest that it was most likely another ICBM.Analysts say the “Hwasong 14” ICBM launched by North Korea on July 4 could be capable of reaching most of Alaska or possibly Hawaii if fired in an attacking trajectory. It was launched at a very steep angle, a technique called lofting, and reached a height of more than 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) before splashing down in the ocean 930 kilometers (580 miles) away.last_img read more

The Show Is a Showcase For Home Grown Talent

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comMegan Rochon, an actress and producer is all too familiar with one of Baltimore’s essential rules; if you didn’t graduate from high school here there are certain customary “restrictions” placed on claims of Baltimore citizenship. Although she didn’t graduate from a Baltimore high school, she is fully invested in the city.“I’m born in Baltimore, my family is from West Baltimore, I live in Baltimore,” said Rochon who is also a graduate of Morgan State University. Baltimore is also the backdrop for Rochon’s new play “The Show,” which opens at the Motorhouse next month (Feb. 10).Actress, producer and director Megan Rochon’s new play “The Show” opens in February. (Courtesy Photo)“It’s a feel good musical…centered around a festival, The Show (modeled along the lines of AFRAM) that occurs once a year…Where Black artists have been coming since the 1960’s,” said Rochon. “It’s about a girl who is having relationship issues and decides to go to The Show to cheer herself up and release stress.” Rochon plays the lead role of Lekeisha Jones, whose character is comforted by her mother and grandmother in her time of distress in the wake of a broken relationship, before she makes her way to The Show. “She goes and while she’s there she runs into her boyfriend,” added Rochon who wrote, directed and is executive producer of The Show. In addition to being entertaining, the multi-talented performer hopes her new play and her professional example will inspire others in Baltimore who are pursuing a career in the dramatic arts.“I wanted to showcase the talent here,” Rochon said. “People have such a negative and distasteful look on the city. But, there’s so much talent in the city…fashion, hip hop and theatre.”Ultimately, Rochon is determined to be an integral part of Baltimore’s burgeoning cultural scene and to make it more viable for herself and others. “I’m a star; I’m an actress. I don’t want to just do community theatre and small TV stuff, I want to eat as an actress…I want to be able to eat and take care of my family with the acting,” Rochon said.“I’m at a place where I don’t feel like I have to leave Baltimore. All you need is the right people to see the potential that is here,” she added. “I want to be a part of the renaissance period of Baltimore.”last_img read more