TRAFFIC ADVISORY Town Announces Road Paving Projects For Shawsheen Ave Carter Lane

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Department of Public Works will be grinding and resurfacing the following roadways, potentially starting Wednesday, July 11, 2018:Shawsheen Avenue (Aldrich Road to Foot Bridge of Old Shawsheen Avenue)Carter Lane (Shawsheen Avenue to 23 Carter Lane)Sherburn Place (Shawsheen Avenue to End)During grinding and paving operations, the roadways will be closed to cut-through traffic.  Area residents will have access to and from their properties, although there may be short delays.  Please obey the directives of police details, detour signs, and warning signs during all construction operations.This date may be postponed due to inclement weather or scheduling delays with the Town’s roadway contractor.If you have any questions, or require additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington DPW.)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… RelatedTRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Paving Projects In Arlene Ave. & Burt Rd. Neighborhoods On Aug. 12-13In “Government”TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wilmington DPW Announces Upcoming Paving Projects For 8 StreetsIn “Government”TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Shawsheen Ave. Area Paving To Begin August 15In “Government”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time C.A.R.E.S. Site Coordinator at Boutwell Early Childhood CenterPart-Time C.A.R.E.S. Social/Emotional Mentor at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Emotional Assistant at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Supervisor (GEMS Breed) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Maintenance Worker at Janis Research CompanyPart-Time Track Operator at K1 SpeedFull-Time Event Producer at Art Of The EventFull-Time Management-Customer Service at Watson Marlow, Inc.Full-Time Merchandise Handler Customer Service at Crate & BarrelPart-Time Entry Level Package Handler at UPS Warehouse(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Fireballs dazzle two continents in a single night

first_imgA fireball lighting up the east coast of the US. AMS; video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET Late Tuesday into early Wednesday was a big night for combustible cosmic collisions, as multiple meteors flamed out over some of the biggest cities in the United States and Europe.  We might have the Lyrid meteor shower to thank for this show. The northern hemisphere’s annual spring shooting star bonanza officially became active Tuesday night and is known for producing fireballs.  One fireball was spotted in skies from Berlin to Amsterdam to Copenhagen just before midnight local time. Later, as midnight approached on the east coast of the US, another meteor was seen burning up as it crashed into our atmosphere. That fireball was spotted at 10:57 p.m. EDT and could be viewed all the way from New England to the Carolinas. The American Meteor Society received dozens of reports of the European fireball, which is estimated to have flamed out high over Germany, and hundreds of reports of the eastern US meteor that was over Delaware at its brightest moment of disintegration. Fireballs are actually a very common occurrence that might happen thousands of times every day, but the vast majority aren’t very bright, or they’re masked by daylight or happen over the ocean and other unpopulated areas and go unseen by human eyes. For two exceptionally bright fireballs to burn up over major population centers in the same night is more rare. Most fireballs are actually much higher in the sky than they might appear, generally well above 30 miles, which is why the same fireball was seen from a dozen different US states Tuesday evening.  There could be more to come this week. The Lyrid meteor shower is currently building toward its peak, Sunday night, when 10 to 20 shooting stars per hour may be visible, though some may be washed out by a nearly full moon.  Sometimes there can be an outburst of hyperactive meteor activity producing hundreds of visible trails per hour during a shower like the Lyrids. Though no outburst is predicted for this year, there’s always a chance, and this early fireball activity is reason to be optimistic.  Post a comment Sci-Tech Tags 14 Photoscenter_img 2018 Perseid meteor shower sizzles across the sky 0 Space Share your voicelast_img read more

Africa debt crisis looming

first_imgAfrica: debt crisis looming?2.6K viewsAfrica: debt crisis looming?2.6K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Africa: debt crisis looming?2.6K viewsBusinessDebt crisis. It’s a phrase Europe has made its own in recent history. Could it be Africa’s turn next? SOUNDBITE (English) JUDITH TYSON, AUTHOR, OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, SAYING: ”The riskVentuno Web Player 4.50Debt crisis. It’s a phrase Europe has made its own in recent history. Could it be Africa’s turn next? SOUNDBITE (English) JUDITH TYSON, AUTHOR, OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, SAYING: ”The risklast_img

Kerala journalist killed as IAS officers car rams into bike at midnight

first_imgFacebookA journalist working with a Malayalam newspaper was killed after his bike was hit by a car allegedly driven by Sriram Venkataraman, an IAS officer from Kerala. The incident happened at midnight in Thiruvananthapuram. Several regional media outlets reported eyewitness claims that the IAS officer was completely drunk during the time of the accident.According to eyewitnesses, Venkataraman was at the wheel at the time of the accident. He was accompanied by a lady passenger. At around 01.35 AM, the car hit the bike and skidded to the wall of a public office. The journalist, KM Basheer, who works with ‘Siraj’, died instantly after sustaining serious head injuries. Shafeeq, an auto driver who was apparently present at the time of the accident, revealed that Venkataraman was drunk. “After the car hit the two-wheeler, a man came out from the driving seat. He was in a drunken state and his car was running at high speed,” he said, according to the Indian Express. It has been reported that the police did not subject Venkataraman or his friend to a medical examination. Instead, they booked a prepaid cab and sent the woman home. Venkataraman, who had some injuries on his hand, was later admitted to the general hospital. However, police officers did not insist on collecting the blood samples of the IAS officer even after doctors informed them that he was under the influence of alcohol.It was on August 01 that Sriram Venkataraman got posted as the Director of Survey and Land Records. The accident has already created an uproar on social media. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports said the police plan to arrest the IAS officer.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala have condoled the death of the journalist.last_img read more

Schoolgirl gang raped in Gaibandha

first_imgRapeA schoolgirl was allegedly gang raped at Naldanga village in Gaibandha’s Sadullapur upazila on Friday night.The victim, a student of class VII, was admitted to Gaibandha Modern Hospital, said Sadullapur police station officer-in-charge Borhan Uddin.He said when the girl was returning home alone after escorting her mother to Naldanga Bazar some local youths including Shohag, Babu and Shariful forcefully took her to an adjacent sugarcane field and raped her one after another.Locals rushed in hearing the scream of the girl and caught three youths and handed them over to police, added the OC.Victim’s uncle Halim Miah filled a rape case with the Sadullapur police station in this connection.last_img

Will Texas Have Enough Workers For LongTerm Recovery After Hurricane Harvey

first_img X – / 3One of the big workforce issues after a hurricane is purely practical, and that’s having places for recovery workers to live so they won’t have to drive in from long distances.Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema was one of the officials testifying before the House Business and Industry Committee at a hearing held on South Padre Island. “We already don’t have housing for our existing workforce right now,” said Hockema. “And so if you look at the people working in these hotels and restaurants, they don’t live here because we do not have adequate affordable housing.”Hockema said one thing the state can do is give counties more authority to establish building and floodplain regulations. That could lead to more storm-resistant housing.“Those tools are what allow you to establish a resilient, robust housing stock that can withstand a hurricane,” explained Hockema. “So you don’t lose such a large percentage of your housing and you have that housing available for your workforce.”Also testifying was South Padre Island City Manager Susan Guthrie, who said affordable housing is also an issue in her community. Guthrie said most of their city workers don’t even live on the island and commute from nearby communities.“Getting workforce, just the general workforce here post-storm, much less the relief workers, is really a challenge,” added Guthrie. “And especially when you’re talking about one way on, one way off this island.”The committee will hold another hearing Thursday in Brownsville. Share 00:00 /00:47center_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Study suggests common pesticide clothianidin causes immunity problems in bees

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Headlines over the past couple of years have made it very clear that something is causing honeybees to die in unexplained ways. Whole colonies suddenly die, with no clear explanation. Now known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the problem has reached the point of panic as honeybees are the chief means for pollination of crops around the world. At this point, scientists suspect that the disorder involves something that is causing the immune system in the bees to break down, leaving them unable to fight off bacteria and viruses. In this new effort, the research team contends that they’ve found one of the missing links—a single pesticide that causes bees exposed to it, to develop immunity problems.In their lab, the researchers started by isolating a family of proteins (called LRR) that are similar to other proteins found in other animals that are known to regulate immune response—specifically, its presence, they found, causes another protein (NF-κB) directly involved in immune response, to be inhibited. Next, they exposed honeybees to the pesticide clothianidin and subsequently measured gene expression and protein levels in them. They found an increase in the expression of the gene responsible for LRR levels and lowered levels of NF-κB, which the researchers claim, suggests a direct link between exposure to the toxin and a damaged immune system. The researchers ran the same tests on bees exposed to another pesticide— chlorpyriphos—and found no ill effects, which they suggest means CCD might be caused by one or a just a few pesticides. Next, the researchers exposed the bees that had been exposed to clothianidin to a pathogen called the deformed wing virus. Normally, healthy bees show resistance to the virus and are not impacted by it. After exposure to clothianidin, however, the researchers found the virus was able to reproduce in the bees, suggesting the bee’s immune response had been compromised. (Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from several universities in Italy has found that exposure to the common pesticide clothianidin can cause immunity problems in honeybees, leading to an increased risk of dying from common viral infections. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers found that exposure to clothianidin resulted in an increase in a family of proteins that inhibit the development of other proteins that are involved in the immune process. More information: Neonicotinoid clothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees, PNAS, Published online before print October 21, 2013, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1314923110AbstractLarge-scale losses of honey bee colonies represent a poorly understood problem of global importance. Both biotic and abiotic factors are involved in this phenomenon that is often associated with high loads of parasites and pathogens. A stronger impact of pathogens in honey bees exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides has been reported, but the causal link between insecticide exposure and the possible immune alteration of honey bees remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that the neonicotinoid insecticide clothianidin negatively modulates NF-κB immune signaling in insects and adversely affects honey bee antiviral defenses controlled by this transcription factor. We have identified in insects a negative modulator of NF-κB activation, which is a leucine-rich repeat protein. Exposure to clothianidin, by enhancing the transcription of the gene encoding this inhibitor, reduces immune defenses and promotes the replication of the deformed wing virus in honey bees bearing covert infections. This honey bee immunosuppression is similarly induced by a different neonicotinoid, imidacloprid, but not by the organophosphate chlorpyriphos, which does not affect NF-κB signaling. The occurrence at sublethal doses of this insecticide-induced viral proliferation suggests that the studied neonicotinoids might have a negative effect at the field level. Our experiments uncover a further level of regulation of the immune response in insects and set the stage for studies on neural modulation of immunity in animals. Furthermore, this study has implications for the conservation of bees, as it will contribute to the definition of more appropriate guidelines for testing chronic or sublethal effects of pesticides used in agriculture. Explore further Researchers find high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Study suggests common pesticide clothianidin causes immunity problems in bees (2013, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-common-pesticide-clothianidin-immunity-problems.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Ktaka circular asks women employees not to loiter around

first_imgThe Secretariat of Karnataka Legislature has issued a circular directing women employees not to “unnecessarily” loiter around.The circular has also asked officers and employees to practice discipline at work and warned them of action against gathering in groups, talking loudly on mobile phone and unnecessarily walking in the corridors during office hours in the Assembly.It says “some officials and employees of this Secretariat are still found gathering in groups, talking loudly on mobile phone, and women employees unnecessarily walk in the corridors during office hours. This type of behaviour will not only disturb official functioning but also reflects indiscipline.” Referring to an earlier circular issued in 2011 that warns of action against such activities considering it as “disturbance to official functioning and indiscipline”, the Secretariat on May 21 has issued the fresh circular in this regard. It has also called on the officials and employees to cooperate in official activities by following “self- discipline”.last_img read more

Bodies of mountaineers Kuntal Karar Biplab Baidya reach home

first_imgKolkata: The bodies of mountaineers Kuntal Karar and Biplab Baidya reached the city airport on Saturday night.The duo, who had embarked on expedition to Kanchenjanga, had died a few days back due to their deteriorating health condition. The coffins of the two mountaineers reached the city on Saturday night and then the bodies were taken to Peace Haven. Kuntal’s body was taken to Howrah Mountaineering Club on Sunday morning where state Co-Operation minister Arup Roy, who is also an MLA from Howrah Madhya, paid tribute to him along with a sea of people who assembled to offer their condolence. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHis body was taken to his residence at Kona area. The last rites was performed at the Banstala crematorium in Howrah. Minister of state for Sports and Youth Affairs Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who was supervising the last rites of Kuntal since his arrival in the city airport said: “It is extremely sad. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed me to go to the airport to receive the bodies. We have guidelines for mountaineers and we also conduct thorough health check of those people who go on mountain expedition.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe body of mountaineer Biplab Baidya was also taken to his residence in Sonarpur on Sunday morning. The local people and neighbours turned up in huge number to bid adieu to him. It may be mentioned that Ramesh Ray and Rudraprasad Halder – who were on Kanchenjanga expedition along with Kuntal and Biplab had also fallen sick during the Kanchenjanga expedition. They were treated at Kathmandu Hospital and they had reached the city a few days back. Another mountaineer from the state Dipankar Ghosh’s body was airlifted on Saturday and has been brought to Kathmandu. Ghosh had died during his expedition to Mount Makalu in Nepal. His body is expected to reach the state by Tuesday. He had successfully scaled the fifth highest peak in the world but while descending to the base camp went missing and later died.last_img read more

Go Right to the Source Code

first_imgDecember 14, 2009 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals When I consult with a business about its website, I start by asking if it has ever viewed its site’s source code. For the uninitiated, source code–which can be generated by many different computer programming/scripting languages and is accessible under the “View” menu of most web browsers–is what makes your website operational.Comprised mostly of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and JavaScript, source code looks more like a mangled car wreck than anything resembling a website. But trust me. That mangled wreck, when coded according to universally accepted web standards, makes your website hum like a well-tuned race car.But if your code doesn’t meet minimum standards for the web, your business will suffer an increase in cost to maintain the site–as well as a decrease in usability, which almost always results in a loss of customers.To guarantee that your website runs according to the most basic of expectations and is optimized for indexing by search engines, make sure your webmaster is up to speed on the latest standards and recommendations from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).Founded by Timothy Berners-Lee, the computer scientist credited with inventing the web, W3C is recognized as the driving force behind the standardization of programming and design protocols and guidelines that ensure both long-term growth and stability for the web.Before W3C’s creation and distribution of standards, conflicting versions of HTML were the norm. Before that, web users experienced significant inconsistencies between websites. As a result of W3C’s efforts, with few exceptions, the web operates consistently.W3C offers free validation services for website owners. These open-source services, which are popular with web programmers and designers, provide valuable insight into the soundness of your website’s source code.To check the validity of your code, visit the W3C Markup Validation Serviceand enter your website address using the “Validate by URI” tab. The results should be shared and discussed with your webmaster. Keep in mind, though, that the overwhelming majority of websites–including W3C’s–contain some errors and operate just fine as is.Mikal E. Belicove is a market positioning, social media and management consultant specializing in website usability and business blogging. When he’s not working or ghosting blog entries for clients, Belicove can be found musing about the world on belicove.com and can be reached atmikal@belicove.com. This story appears in the January 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »last_img read more

UKbased media services company TVT is expanding w

first_imgUK-based media services company TVT is expanding with the launch of full access services business unit and a new office in Los Angeles.TVT said that the launch of its access services unit will allow the company to build up the access and localisation services it already provides to the BBC, Netflix and others.The company has also brought on former Ericsson, RedBee Media and BBC executive, David Padmore, as an international adviser to help with the launch of the new division.“We are definitely in growth mode at the moment,” said TVT CEO, Ian Brotherston. “This expansion fits perfectly with the growing demand for international services we are seeing around the world.“Broadcasters and content owners are looking to new markets and require a whole range of services to address cultural sensibilities and comply with regulations – including access.”TVT said that its LA plans are still “in the early stages” but the office is slated to open later this year, allowing it to work more easily US clients including A+E Networks, Discovery and Hulu.last_img read more

SIMON NOTT AINTREE Saturday Report

first_imgNATIONAL THOUGHTSInitially the punters steamed into the rails to bet on the Grand National but with so much time to get on there was a noticeable lull with 10 minutes to go when it would usually have been frenetic.What can you say about the Grand National, apart from what a race. Our brand ambassador Davy Russell rode a blinder on 10/1 winner Tiger Roll holding on by a fast diminishing neck from 25/1 Pleasant Company. We actually won a round of drinks in a posh London nightclub in the book but what it cost the firm is still being counted. Our offer to give £50 cash to new accounts attracted over 1,000 new clients, you can do the maths! The evening meal last night tasted a whole lot nicer after an excellent winning Ladies’ Day. The weather for the opener was glorious, too hot for our branded clobber which had served us well Thursday and Friday.1:45 Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)As expected, the 8/1 field heat yielded small bets with nothing of note staked with us.7/1 jolly Mr Big Shot winning wasn’t ideal but at last favourite backers started the day thinking the game was easy and wasn’t a disaster given the light staking.2:25 Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)The betting was very competitive in the next with some great value for the punters and bookmakers competed strongly for punters. On The Blind Side was steady at 13/8 but occasionally a firm would go 7/4 and get picked off by value-savvy punters, that looked great value with 6/4 collapsing into 11/8 at the off. Though once again the lumpy punters left us out.Black Op winning at 3/1 was a smaller cop in the book but we didn’t get our whack having not laid the favouite to any big punters despite the market move.3:00 Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)Petit Mouchoir was one of the bankers of the meeting and one Ben wanted to get in the book and beaten. Quite if he wanted the £50,000 he laid at 4/6 is another matter but that’s what the punter asked for so that’s what he’s got.The punter might have wished he’d waited because 5/6 was hawking with GW Sports next door as they were going down and Petit Mouchoir started playing up.It was still there in places at the off despite going off at 4/5, come racing for value.Diablo Du Charmil winning at 5/1 and more importantly beating the jolly was obviously a tremendous result but was otherwise very hard to lay.3:40 Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3)No sooner had the board sparked back into action for the next, the same punter asked for £150,000 – £10,000 each-way Holly Bush Henry, he was laid despite being 14/1 everywhere.That bet apart, the sun was beating down and the punters appeared to have largely retreated into the shade, unheard of on a Grand National day but business on the race was poor.The big bet obviously skewed the book and turning for home it looked very likely to be placed but faded out of the money after the last. The winning 3/1 favourite Thomas Patrick was a bad result taking away the lump, but the lump was laid.Would the punter be back? Eyes were peeled and the firm braces for a possible chunk on Sam Spinner.4:20 Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1)Just as they were lining up and it looked like he’d left us out the punter came in for a £60,000 – £50,000 Sam Spinner, had he come in earlier he’d have got 5/4 though.Even ignoring the £50,000 bet Identity Thief winning at 14/1 was a dream result for the betting ring. The perfect lead in to the feature event.5:15 Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)BEN BEFORE THE BIG RACE ROB KNEW6:20 Pinsent Masons Handicap HurdleBen had ducked out before the concluding race, and who could blame him. Lofty and Andrew were left to crack on with trying to get a few quid back.Surprisingly, after the big race and almost an hour’s gap business was steady, even managing to lay a monkey each-way Michael’s Mount at 4/1.At the off, the jolly was the only loser.Havana Beat winning at 12/1 topped off (Tiger Roll bonus aside) another excellent winning day. Thanks Aintree it’s been cracking.Even the sun came out. YIKES Simon Nott is author of:Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting RingCLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILSlast_img read more