WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of September 9, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, September 9, 2019Low Sodium Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Mariana Sauce; Green Beans; Mixed FruitTuesday, September 10, 2019National Hot Dog Day — Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Applesauce with CinnamonWednesday, September 11, 2019Toasted Cheese on Multigrain Bread (Middle School: Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread); Oven Fries; PeachesThursday, September 12, 2019Chipotle Seasoned Beef or Chicken; Whole Grain Burrito; Lime Cilantro; Brown Rice; Lettuce; Tomato; Shredded Cheese; Black Bean & Corn Salsa; Pico De Gallo; Guacamole; Pineapples; ChurroFriday, September 13, 2019Wholegrain Stuffed Crust Pizza with Toppings; Tossed Salad with Low Fat Dressing; StrawberriesLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, September 9, 2019Low Sodium Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Mariana Sauce; Green Beans; Mixed FruitTuesday, September 10, 2019National Hot Dog Day — Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Applesauce with CinnamonWednesday, September 11, 2019Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; PeachesThursday, September 12, 2019Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli; Wholegrain Pasta with Garlic Sauce; Breadstick; PineapplesFriday, September 13, 2019Wholegrain Stuffed Crust Pizza with Toppings; Tossed Salad with Low Fat Dressing; StrawberriesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, September 9, 2019Low Sodium Low Fat Mozzarella Sticks with Mariana Sauce; Green Beans; Mixed FruitTuesday, September 10, 2019National Hot Dog Day — Hot Dog on a Wholewheat Roll; Tater Tots; Baked Beans; Applesauce with CinnamonWednesday, September 11, 2019Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; PeachesThursday, September 12, 2019Popcorn Chicken; Broccoli; Wholegrain Pasta with Garlic Sauce; Breadstick; PineapplesFriday, September 13, 2019Wholegrain Stuffed Crust Pizza with Toppings; Tossed Salad with Low Fat Dressing; StrawberriesLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of June 2, 2019)In “Education”
CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Share your voice Google Assistant Alexa Siri Apple HomeKit Lifx Tiles are a set of color-changing LED panels that you can mount on your walls. They’re a slick smart home art piece, but they lack the touch controls of their chief competitor, Nanoleaf Canvas. Now, at CES 2019, the company tells me that’s about to change. Enlarge ImageBy February, you’ll be able to tap on your Lifx Tiles to switch between color-changing presets. Chris Monroe/CNET Apparently, Lifx Tiles were touch enabled all along. Lifx hasn’t rolled out the software that enables those touch controls yet, but plans to no late than February of this year. That means that, within weeks, all existing Lifx Tiles will become touch sensitive, allowing you to tap on them to change between your preset scenes. “It was just a matter of focus and resources,” Lifx CEO Tim Peters tells me, explaining that the company has a habit of launching products with “latent capabilities.” Sounds like Lifx was eager to get its Tiles on the market before Nanoleaf, which was already finding big success selling multiple versions of its own color-changing panels at major retailers like Best Buy, pulled too far ahead. It might also explain why the software that powers those Lifx Tiles felt a bit buggy and under-developed when we tested them out at the CNET Smart Home. For now, the touch controls seem very basic, but they’re still a step in the right direction. Tapping on a Tile to switch between presets is nice — dragging your finger on a tile to paint on them would be killer. It sounds like Lifx still has some work to do before that level of functionality is introduced. Still, it’s a nice, unexpected get for early adopters who bought into these things with no expectation of ever being able to control them using touch. We’ll see if Lifx has any other surprises in store for us as the year goes on. Smart Home 85 Photos Post a comment All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Tags CES 2019 CNET Smart Home 0
Comments Sphero Spider-Man Can we get a Spiderman & Deadpool movie now @VancityReynolds @TomHolland1996— Angel Hernandez (@ChaoticKing_) August 20, 2019 And Reynolds responded, “You can. But you can only see it in my heart.” Share your voice That’s an answer Reynolds has used before. Back in 2018, when asked if a fan image of Deadpool and Captain America (Chris Evans) was real, Reynolds responded, “It’s real in my heart.”In a statement issued Tuesday, a Sony Pictures spokesperson said much of the Spider-Man news has “mischaracterized” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise, and that it was the decision of Disney, owner of Marvel Studios, that Feige no longer continue with the Spider-Man films.Other Marvel and Sony actors, including Holland himself, have refrained from commenting on the news. Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit 32 Photos TV and Movies Spider-Man, you’ll be missed. Sony Pictures Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe expressed anger and sadness about Tuesday’s news that Spider-Man may be leaving the MCU. Two of those fans were Marvel superheroes themselves. Jeremy Renner, who plays Hawkeye, posted about the news on Twitter and Instagram late Tuesday. “Hey Sony Pictures, we want Spider-Man back to Stan Lee and Marvel please, thank you,” the actor wrote. Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty You can. But you can only see it in my heart.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 20, 2019 6 Tags Fans were thrilled to have an Avenger on their side. By Wednesday morning, Renner’s Instagram photo had been liked 1.3 million times, and his tweet had been retweeted more than 40,000 times and liked more than 99,000 times.One Instagram user snarked, “Sony, ‘if you’re nothing without Spider-Man, you shouldn’t have him.'”That’s a tweak of a line from 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which Spidey worries he’s nothing without his superhero suit and Tony Stark/Iron Man sets him straight.Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool for Marvel in the movies, didn’t directly plunge in to the Sony-Marvel fight, but did respond when asked about it. A fan tweeted at Reynolds and Spidey star Tom Holland, asking, “Can we get a Spiderman & Deadpool movie now?” Marvel Spiderman Sony
Agitating RMG workers are seen in front of a factory in Savar on Wednesday. Photo: Suvra Kanti DasAt least 30 people were injured in sporadic clashes between readymade garment workers and police in different areas of Savar and Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, on Wednesday, reports UNB.The workers from different RMG factories in Ulail of Savar and Kathgara in Ashulia area brought out processions demanding their wage hike, witnesses said.At a stage of the procession, the workers reportedly threw brickbats at police triggering a chase and counter-chase that lasted for about an hour.Police charged baton and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse them, leaving at least 30 people injured, according to the witnesses.A tense situation is prevailing in the area following the incident. A team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was seen patrolling in the area to fend off further troubles.Following the clash, traffic movement on Baipail-Abdullahpur highway remained suspended for about an hour as the RMG workers put up barricades in Narsinghapur of Ashulia.Agitating RMG workers are seen chanting slogans blocking road in Savar on Wednesday. Photo: Suvra Kanti DasThe garment workers also blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway at Kalampur in Dhamrai in the morning, halting traffic movement for nearly an hour.They, however, left the place upon request by the law enforcers.Earlier in the morning, thousands of RMG workers in different parts of the industrial zone of Savar started demonstration for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, demanding cancellation of the ‘discriminatory’ wage board announced by the government for them.Officials of the Industrial police said the workers from several RMG factories in Ulail and Genda areas started gathering on the streets since morning and began demonstrations by setting tyres on fire.The agitated workers also hurled brick chips at their factories, witnesses added.The workers of five factories put up barricades on Bishmile-Jirabo road in Kathgara of Ashulia demanding wage hike.Besides, the production in four factories in Ulail, Hemayetpur of Savar and Charabagh of Ashulia, remained suspended since Wednesday morning following the unrest of the workers.Agitating RMG workers are seen in front of a factory in Savar on Wednesday. Photo: Suvra Kanti DasThe factory authorities, meanwhile, have hung closure notices at the gates of their respective factories.Additional police have been deployed in Savar and Ashulia areas to avoid further troubles, said Shana Shaminur Rahman, director of Industrial Police-1.Police were in discussions with the factory owners to find out ways to restore the working environment in the factories.Agitating RMG workers blcoked road in Savar on Wednesday. Photo: Suvra Kanti DasEarlier, Sumon Mia, 22, a worker of Anlima Textile, was killed and 30 others injured in clashes with police during demonstrations in Hemayetpur of Savar on Tuesday.Police are seen in action as the agitating RMG workers blocked roads in Savar are on Wednesday. Photo: Suvra Kanti DasThe authorities of Anlima Textile declared a general holiday for Wednesday following the death of its worker.
By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROIt was billed as a major policy shift for Baltimore, but could also be the opening salvo in the battle for the mayor’s office in 2020. July 31, current City Council President Brandon Scott rolled out a series of ambitious legislative initiatives and charter amendments he promised would fundamentally change the way business would be done at City Hall. Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott, recently revealed a set of proposals that have many speculating he is poised to run for Mayor of Baltimore. (Courtesy Photo)“Everyone who loves Baltimore must commit to being uncomfortable. We must take an honest look at everything we do and assess what must change,” Scott said. Among the changes were ideas Scott has floated in the past, including creating an administrator position that would run day -to- day operations of the city, and reducing the number of seats on the city’s Board of Estimates, the body that approves contracts with the city.In all, Scott said the policy shifts were aimed at deep structural change for a city that has been plagued by intractable poverty and stubbornly high crime. But also, he hoped would offer an opportunity to re-examine long standing practices of the city that rarely make the spotlight, like parking fines and other fees that often fall disproportionately on the city’s poorest residents. The proposals run the gamut from public safety, youth initiatives, public engagement, and equity. The latter, an area Scott had addressed through previous legislation sought to subject proposed legislation to a racial “equity” analysis. It was also part of a larger theme for Scott of shifting some of the practices that had only exacerbated the city’s formidable social ills.“We must embed a framework of equity into how we do business. This means requiring ordinances to have a fiscal and equity impact analysis,” Scott said. One specific area the proposals touched upon that is often overlooked is the city’s practice of adding penalties to overdue parking fines and towing scofflaws to the city’s infamous impound lot. Scott said he would take a hard look at how the plethora of fines and penalties affect city residents and quality of life. Scott also said he wants to take a deep dive into the inner workings of the city charter by reviewing the core set of laws that dictate how the city operates. To do so, Scott is proposing a review of the charter every decade by a special committee that would pass recommended changes to the council. “Baltimore’s government has been unwilling to evolve and remains committed to outdated structure and systems that do not work,” Scott said. “It is time we build a better structure.” The most substantial change to the charter proposed by Scott is shrinking of the Board of Estimates from five members to three. The current configuration, which includes three elected officials and two members of the mayor’s cabinet makes the body an ineffective check on city spending, Scott said.“It is time to change the structure of the Board of Estimates to increase accountability by ensuring only elected officials are making decisions about how taxpayer dollars are being spent.” Scott also vowed to pass legislation that would ban so-called gag orders; controversial clauses in police brutality settlements that force victims to remain silent. Recently, the council introduced legislation to stop the city from requiring them, even as the city’s legal department said they had phased them out.He also proposed asking the state to reduce the age residents are eligible to vote to 16, a move he said would increase the civic engagement of Baltimore’s young people. Looming over the proposal was the upcoming battle for the top job at city hall. Both Scott and current Mayor Jack Young are rumored to be exploring a run, but neither has formally announced. Asked if he was setting up a showdown by trying to draw a contrast to his possible opponent, Scott was non-committal. “This is solely about my time as Council president, the discussion about running for mayor is for another day,” Scott said.
Physicists first to create new molecule with record-setting dipole moment Molecules with atoms that have unequal numbers of electrons are known as dipoles—different sides can be positively or negatively charged causing interactions with other molecules to come about. Interactions between dipoles is a major area of research because it is part of such important processes as photosynthesis. In plants, dipole interactions aide chromophore couplings—helping to transfer energy from sunlight to other molecules that later convert it to energy. How exactly this process works is still not fully understood, unfortunately, and for that reason, researchers have been trying to capture images of it as it occurs—but until now, have been unsuccessful because light based microscopes can only see images to a certain small size. In this new effort, the researchers used scanning tunneling microscopy to get the job done.To capture the images, the researchers used chromophores that were made using a purple dye and then focused a red light on them to further highlight details. Next, they used the tip of the tunneling device to push some of the chromophores together—as they did so, they noticed that at approximately 3 nanometers apart, the light given off by the chromophores began to change; imagery of that change showed the process of dipole-dipole interactions taking place.But, that was not the end of the story, in recent years some scientists have begun to suspect that entanglement occurs during dipole-dipole interactions. As part of their experiments, the researchers varied the numbers of chromophores involved in the coupling, trying clusters up to four in size. In so doing they found that the way that the light changed between them, might be an indication of entanglement. 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. Journal information: Nature (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Science and Technology in China has for the first time, imaged dipole-dipole interactions using scanning tunneling microscopy. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes how they captured the imagery and why they believe they may have also captured an instance of entanglement of chromophores. Guillaume Schull with Institutde Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg outlines the work done by the team in a News & Views article published in the same journal issue and explains in more detail the importance of better understanding the interactions of dipoles in biological processes. Explore further © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Dipole-dipole interactions imaged at sub-molecular resolution for first time (2016, March 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-dipole-dipole-interactions-imaged-sub-molecular-resolution.html STM image showing isolated single ZnPc molecules adsorbed on either a three-monolayer NaCl island or bare Ag(100) (image size: 34 nm × 25 nm; scanning parameters: −1.7 V, 2 pA). Credit: (c) Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature17428 (Left) Artistic rendering of the experimental scheme (Right) The spatial distribution of the excitonic coupling of zinc-phthalocyanine dimers in real space mapped by STM-based electroluminescence at sub-nanometer resolution. Credit: Image on left provided by WANG Guoyan and SUN Daping, Image on right provided by DONG Zhenchao’s group More information: Yang Zhang et al. Visualizing coherent intermolecular dipole–dipole coupling in real space, Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature17428AbstractMany important energy-transfer and optical processes, in both biological and artificial systems, depend crucially on excitonic coupling that spans several chromophores. Such coupling can in principle be described in a straightforward manner by considering the coherent intermolecular dipole–dipole interactions involved. However, in practice, it is challenging to directly observe in real space the coherent dipole coupling and the related exciton delocalizations, owing to the diffraction limit in conventional optics. Here we demonstrate that the highly localized excitations that are produced by electrons tunnelling from the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope, in conjunction with imaging of the resultant luminescence, can be used to map the spatial distribution of the excitonic coupling in well-defined arrangements of a few zinc-phthalocyanine molecules. The luminescence patterns obtained for excitons in a dimer, which are recorded for different energy states and found to resemble σ and π molecular orbitals, reveal the local optical response of the system and the dependence of the local optical response on the relative orientation and phase of the transition dipoles of the individual molecules in the dimer. We generate an in-line arrangement up to four zinc-phthalocyanine molecules, with a larger total transition dipole, and show that this results in enhanced ‘single-molecule’ superradiance from the oligomer upon site-selective excitation. These findings demonstrate that our experimental approach provides detailed spatial information about coherent dipole–dipole coupling in molecular systems, which should enable a greater understanding and rational engineering of light-harvesting structures and quantum light sources.