APTN National NewsIs the federal government pushing an agenda to privatize First Nations land? The Department of Indian Affairs has launched a nation-wide tour of reserves on what officials describe as a “special project” aimed at improving economic development on reserves. Critics, however, fear that the feds want to swap Aboriginal Title for business opportunities. APTN National News Vancouver reporter Rob Smith has more. List of 65 First Nations communities selected by Indian Affairs for land privatization study:Draft Indian Affairs letter to chiefs outlining special project to study privatization of reserve lands
APTN National NewsIn a letter published on her website earlier this month, Ontario Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak refused to back down from controversial comments she made in April.Back then she said “some good” had come out of residential schools.As a result, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose dropped Beyak from the Senate’s committee on Aboriginal Peoples.The letter dated September 1 is in response to the federal government’s decision to split the Department of Indigenous Affairs into two separate ministries.But Beyak used the occasion to defend her previous comments on residential schools, saying many people had shown support for her position.“A small number of aboriginals found the schools bad and a slightly smaller number found them good,” she wrote in the letter. “Only one in three Indigenous children ever attended them.“Very few were torn from their parent’s arms, but rather were enrolled by loving parents who were away trapping and trading for months on end, and who wanted to prepare their children for the future.”Beyak went on to say that the Indian Act was holding back Indigenous people.And that the 1969 white paper, which advocated assimilation into non-Indigenous society, “got it right.”“Trade your status card for a Canadian citizenship, with a fair and negotiated payout to each Indigenous man, woman, and child in Canada, to settle all the outstanding land claims and treaties, and move forward together just like the leaders already do in Ottawa,” she said.“All Canadians are then free to preserve their cultures in their own communities, on their own time, with their own dime.”Beyak also commented that the recent talk about removing John A. Macdonald’s name from schools and monuments is misguided.“Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in the founding of Canada is significant. There is no need for a divisive debate on monuments and statues, or buildings and bridges when valuable tax dollars could be used to provide clean water and decent housing instead.”Several people condemned her comments.“Senator Lynn Beyak is a paid right wing troll,” NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus posted on social media. “She was appointed to the Senate by Harper where she lives off the salary and benefits of Canadian taxpayers despite having no credibility, competence or fitness for public office. Canadians deserve better.”Mohawk musician Murray Porter posted:“(Beyak) suggested that we trade in our status cards for Canadian citizenship cards and accept a payout and rescind our Native status!!’ I suggest that she rescind her ‘lifetime’ status as a senator and become a regular citizen without getting a huge salary for doing nothing!!”And in a statement to APTN National News, Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said she was disappointed. “I am deeply disappointed that Senator Lynn Beyak continues to provide these uninformed and simply offensive comments for issues which she clearly doesn’t understand,” she said in the statement. “What is also worrying is that she still won’t admit she has a lot to learn. Once again we suggest she sit down and listen to some of the survivors of residential schools. They have a great deal to teach her.”Multiple attempts by APTN to contact Senator Beyak went unanswered.Contact APTN National News here: firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Provincial Government is introducing new legislation to bolster British Columbia’s employment standards.According to the Government, the changes will better protect children and youth from dangerous work and deliver improved support for workers whose rights have been violated.Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, says the changes are bringing back basic rights and protection for employees in the workplace. “When British Columbians head out to their workplace, they need to know their safety and rights are being protected in law. We are making improvements that are long overdue – bringing back basic rights and protections that were gutted by the old government.”The Government says these improvements directly address the priority problems identified from changes made in 2003 when protections for workers with legitimate complaints were weakened and children as young as 12 were put at risk of serious workplace injuries.The amendments will build on updates to the Employment Standards Act from last spring.The amendments incorporate recommendations from the B.C. Law Institute, as well as from the B.C. Employment Standards Coalition, the B.C. Federation of Labour, and feedback from workers, employers and the public.For more information on the changes to employment standards, you can visit the B.C. Law Institute’s website.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports today that its Flash Appeal for $201 million is now about 60 per cent funded, but said that more support is still needed.The UN estimates that about 40 per cent of the 2.4 million people affected by Cyclone Nargis have been reached with some form of aid from local, national or international agencies. Most of those reached are in the Yangon Division in the south of Myanmar, since they are in areas that are relatively accessible. However, UN aid officials remain deeply concerned that in the rest of the Ayeyarwady delta, and in the fifteen worst-affected townships, many victims have received little or no aid.OCHA estimates that relief efforts will likely last for at least another six months.In a related development, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today that it will work with the Myanmar Government to open schools in cyclone-affected areas by 2 June. UNICEF said it would focus on damaged and collapsed schools which have not yet been reached by aid agencies.More than 4,000 basic education schools affecting approximately 1.1 million children were either damaged or totally destroyed, according to UNICEF, which says it is working with the Myanmar Ministry of Education to distribute repair materials to areas badly affected by the storms. Essential school supplies, learning materials and recreational kits for primary schools have also been distributed.“In any disaster affecting entire communities, the opening of local schools is an important step in the recovery process. Children particularly rely on their daily routines for a sense of security, including the routine of attending school,” said Ramesh Shrestha, UNICEF Representative in Myanmar.Across the cyclone-affected areas of Myanmar, UNICEF is providing 100,000 essential learning packages for affected children, text books for 150,000 children, 2,000 school kits for affected schools, and 200,000 roofing sheets and construction kits. 28 May 2008The United Nations is urging donors to turn pledges into contributions and to commit funds to the Myanmar relief effort without delay, now that visas for all international UN personnel have been approved.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Jul 28, 2014 2:42 am MDT LONDON – Russia has been ordered to pay over $50 billion for expropriating what was once the country’s largest oil producer, Yukos, in a court ruling that said President Vladimir Putin’s government used tax claims to destroy the company and its CEO, a political opponent.Monday’s verdict by the Permanent Court for Arbitration increases the economic and diplomatic isolation of Russia at a time when it faces new, potentially painful sanctions from Western powers.The court, a body that rules on corporate disputes, said the Russian government owes the money — a huge sum, even for such an oil-rich nation— to the former majority shareholders in Yukos Oil Co.Moscow vowed to fight the decision, raising the prospect of a new round of legal battles as the shareholders seek to enforce the decision by seizing Russian state-owned assets in 150 countries around the world.They can attempt to seize any assets used for commercial purposes. That means that while embassies are safe, planes, art, commercial property, gas pipelines and oil rigs are not.“It’s the end of the beginning,” said Tim Osborne, executive director of GML, formerly Group Menatep Ltd., whose subsidiaries brought the suit to the court based in The Hague, Netherlands.The court said Russia had used tax claims to take control of Yukos in 2003 and silence its CEO, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an opponent of Putin who had begun to use his vast wealth to fund opposition parties challenging Putin’s power. Khodorkovsky was arrested at gunpoint as he boarded a plane in Siberia that year and spent more than a decade in prison as Yukos’ main assets were sold to a state-owned company. Yukos ultimately went bankrupt.Monday’s ruling, one of the largest commercial arbitration awards in history, adds to Russia’s economic problems just as the U.S. and European Union are debating further sanctions against the country because of its support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. Though the country has ample reserves, uncertainty over the impact of the sanctions has seen economic growth forecasts plummet and investors are pulling money out of the country at almost twice the pace as last year.The court’s three-member panel, chaired by Yves Fortier, Canada’s former permanent representative to the United Nations, determined Russia was not acting in good faith to collect taxes when it levelled massive claims against Yukos, even though some of the company’s tax arrangements might have been questionable.The state launched “a full assault on Yukos and its beneficial owners in order to bankrupt Yukos and appropriate its assets while, at the same time, removing Mr. Khodorkovsky from the political arena,” the court said.The blunt verdict accusing the Kremlin of giving the go-ahead to crush one of the nation’s biggest companies contrasts sharply with earlier cautious rulings from other international courts, which were carefully phrased to avoid blaming the Russian leadership for destroying Yukos.The dismantling of Yukos and the arrest of Khodorkovsky were a defining moment in Putin’s rule.It was then that his government began to take back control of the country’s energy industry and sought to re-assert itself internationally as a force to be reckoned with rather than a crumbling post-communist shell. Putin most recently went on to assert Russia’s claims over Crimea, annexing the peninsula on the Black Sea in March, and to offer support to rebels in Ukraine’s east.But the wake-up call for the West began in the early 2000s, when Putin forged a deal with Russian businessmen who had created empires by snapping up the jewels of the Soviet state in oil, gas and chemicals. The Kremlin offered its protection for the oligarchs’ often murky deals. In exchange, the tycoons pledged to not meddle in government policy. Khodorkovsky was the only man who broke this rule.After his imprisonment, Yukos’ main assets were ultimately bought up by state-owned Rosneft, making it the largest oil producer in Russia.In Monday’s ruling, which was dated July 18, Russia was ordered to pay the damages within 180 days or begin paying interest. If Russia declines to pay, shareholders can attempt to seize Russian assets abroad.“We’re over the first and most important hurdle,” Osborne said. “It’s now a question of enforcing it.”The amount of damages, although half as much as originally claimed, is colossal — nearly as much as Russia spent on the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the most expensive Olympics in history.Russia’s options are limited. Though the arbitration decision is final, it can seek what is called a “setting aside” of the award before courts in the Netherlands. The threshold for review is high, however, and lawyers for GML said they were confident Russia had no chance on that front.The Russian finance ministry said it would take that path, fight what it called a one-sided and political verdict in the other courts in the Netherlands.Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russian authorities “will use all possible legal means to defend their position.”Leonid Nevzlin, the top beneficiary of a trust controlling GML that has launched the suit, told Ekho Moskvy radio shareholders would search for and freeze Russian assets around the world if Moscow doesn’t pay up.Nevzlin pointed at a suit won by a Swiss company, Noga, which claimed $1.1 billion from Russia and led to seizures of Russian assets worldwide in 2008. It eventually forced Moscow to opt for a settlement.Khodorkovsky, who had given his stock in Yukos to Nevzlin, said the ruling will make a “strong impression” on Putin, saying his lieutenants had sought to downplay the likelihood of such an outcome.“I’m sure that they haven’t told Putin how disastrous the ruling will be, and I’m very happy today,” he said on Ekho Moskvy.Though the case has been a decade in the making, the timing of its release is unfortunate for Russia, experts said. Between the crisis in Ukraine, the possibility of sanctions and the payment of a massive judgment on Yukos, investors in Russia now face “the perfect storm,” said Gianna Bern, who teaches finance at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.Bern said that while Russia could probably handle paying $50 billion, not paying could prove more problematic.“Foreign investors are going to be on the sidelines waiting to see how they handle this,” she said. “They will look at this and see if the Russian Federation respects the rule of law.” The main stock index in Moscow fell almost 2 per cent on Monday.Rosneft said in a statement it is not party to the litigation and it did not expect to be affected by it. It believes the deals to purchase former assets of Yukos “were fully legitimate.” Shares in Rosneft were down 3.6 per cent in trading in London.Monday’s decision is not the only one facing Russia this week. The European Court of Human Rights is set to rule Thursday on another Yukos lawsuit — one involving 55,000 shareholders that were not part of the GML group. This group includes $6 billion in investments by U.S. pension funds and other institutions.No one involved seems to think this is even close to over, with lawyers on all sides taking up positions.“The Yukos affair is likely to come back to haunt the Russians,” said Anders Aslund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute in Washington and a long-time Russia watcher. “You don’t steal companies.”___Nataliya Vasilyeva and Vladimir Isachenkov in Moscow contributed to this report. Court orders Russia to pay investors over $50B for expropriation of Yukos oil company
by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2016 6:39 am MDT Last Updated Jan 7, 2016 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fewer people sought US unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains insulated from the turmoil abroad WASHINGTON – Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, suggesting that the job market remains healthy and insulated from the turmoil abroad in Europe and China.THE NUMBERS: Applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 277,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile 4-week average dipped 1,250 to 275,750. Over the past 12 months, the number of people receiving benefits has fallen 8.3 per cent to 2.2 million.THE TAKEAWAY: U.S. employers appear to be secure, even as the Chinese stock market is collapsing, oil prices are plunging and Europe continues to slowly nurse its way back to financial health. The relatively low level of applications for unemployment aid indicates that job growth should be healthy in the December jobs report being released by the government Friday.Weekly figures below 300,000 — a level not seen in the past 10 months — tend to correspond with strong monthly job gains. Applications for benefits are a proxy for layoffs, so the consistent lows for claims suggest that employers are holding onto staff and possibly looking to expand.KEY DRIVERS: Businesses expect their revenues to keep improving, increasing their need for workers even as the manufacturing sector copes with a broader global slowdown that has hurt exports abroad and turned the financial markets volatile. Employers have hired about 210,000 workers a month this year. And unemployment last month held at a seven-year low 5 per cent.A private survey from a payroll processor ADP released Wednesday said that the economy added 257,000 jobs last month. Economists expect the government employment report to show that roughly 200,000 people found work in December.BIG PICTURE: Consumers have kept the more than six-year recovery from the Great Recession going. Auto sales climbed last year to record levels, while home sales and spending at restaurants and online retailers improved. Still, low oil prices and weak international demand coming out of Europe, China and several emerging economies such as Brazil are raising alarms about a global slowdown.
Britain’s University of Derby will be hosting an interactive debate titled Mining: To dig or not to dig, which will address mining in the 21st century. The event will take place on March 14, 2016 between 17.30 and 18.30. Andrew Bloodworth, Science Director for Minerals and Waste at the British Geological Survey, will be arguing for mining and Dr Alex Stewart, formerly from Public Health England, will argue against mining.The debate will form part of the launch of a new Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Assessment and Control. The course will provide knowledge and understanding of contaminated land and freshwater environments and review management policies and strategies to achieve effective governance.Professor Aradhana Mehra, Head of Conservation Biology and Ecosystems at the University of Derby, said: “The controversial issue of mining being debated here serves as an excellent taster for what the new Masters has to offer in terms of the understanding of contamination of land and water, and strategies for its prevention and control.”The course will provide a learning approach suitable for recent graduates seeking a full-time study approach, and mature students in current employment as a part-time route to suit their time commitments.Ahead of the event, Bloodworth said: “Mining will remain the dominant provider of metals needed to meet the rising demand from a growing and increasingly aspirational global population. At the same time, we will also need large quantities of metals to manufacture the new energy, transport and digital technologies we require to migrate to a low carbon economy.“Despite its poor past record, the environmental footprint of the modern mining industry is significantly reduced by effective monitoring, management and mitigation of contamination of air, water and land.”Stewart added: “Mining has been and continues to be contentious. While providing essential contributions to lifestyle and the economy, it can blight not only the lives of miners and their families but also the wider community through environmental contamination and significant health impacts.“This debate will explore some of the important issues around mining, offering a taster of the wide range of issues, attitudes and outcomes that make an understanding of, and practical involvement in, environmental assessment and control exciting, timely and essential.”To find out more and book your place on the event, go to: www.derby.ac.uk/mining
SIMON COWELL HAS taken over television screens and radio airwaves around the world. Now he’s taking aim at the Internet.Cowell’s Syco Entertainment empire and YouTube announced Thursday that they are launching “The You Generation,” a global online talent contest that is seeking entries from people with “unconventional and original talents” — from musicians and photographers to makeup artists, magicians and chefs.You GenerationSyco says the contest, which starts next month and is due to run for a year, will seek auditions in a different category of talent every two weeks. Entrants can upload their pieces on a dedicated YouTube channel, to be viewed by the public and judged by professionals associated with Syco.There will be prizes — exactly what they are has yet to be announced — every fortnight and a grand prize at the end of the year.Syco calls the initiative an experiment aimed at discovering new talent. It’s the company’s bid to tap the power of social media, which has launched millions of wannabe celebrities — and some genuine stars, including Justin Bieber.You Generation will be available in 15 languages and 26 countries around the world.Syco is a joint venture between Sony Music and Cowell, the entertainment mogul who became a household name as an acerbic judge on TV talent shows. Syco’s projects include the “X Factor” and “Got Talent” TV shows in the US and Britain, and its music acts range from Susan Boyle to One Direction.Read: The Dredge: Simon Cowell is your new action hero>Read: X Factor returns: 6 of the show’s most painfully embarrassing moments>
http://jrnl.ie/3240085 Share209 Tweet Email Image: Mark Lennihan AP/Press Association Images 21,577 Views By AFP A JURY HAS today convicted a man of the kidnapping and murder of a six-year-old boy almost 40 years ago in New York in a case that still haunts US parents and changed how child abductions are handled.Etan Patz vanished after leaving his parents’ home in Manhattan to walk alone for the first time to the school bus stop on 25 May, 1979.His parents only discovered he was missing after he failed to come home from school at the end of the day. His body has never been found.Pedro Hernandez, who was 18 years old at the time and worked at a convenience store near the bus stop, was convicted at the end of a second trial, held after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict in 2015.“He was convicted on one count of murder in the second degree and one count of kidnapping in the 1st degree,” a spokesman for the district attorney’s office in Manhattan confirmed to AFP.The jury had spent nine days deliberating at the State Supreme Court in Manhattan before reaching their decision. Etan Patz’ father Stan in court today Source: Richard Drew AP/Press Association ImagesHernandez, 56, is to be sentenced on 28 February, said a clerk to Judge Maxwell Wiley, who presided over both trials.Wiley was forced to declare a mistrial in May 2015 after the first jury informed him they could not agree to acquit or convict him after three weeks of deliberations.Hernandez has been in custody since 2012 when he confessed to police that he killed Etan in the basement of the convenience store before dumping his body out with the trash.He later retracted his confession and pleaded not guilty when the first trial opened in January 2015.But that jury reached deadlock when just one person on the 12-member panel refused to convict Hernandez.The dissenting juror said he was swayed by arguments over Hernandez’s poor mental health and described the accused’s confession as “very bizarre no matter how many times it happened.”Etan’s disappearance awakened Americans to the dangers of child abduction and fueled a generation of hyper-vigilant child rearing by parents terrified of letting their offspring out of their sight.The defense had argued that Hernandez had an IQ of 70, which would put him in the bottom two percent of the population, and said that convicted sex offender Jose Ramos was the real culprit.Prosecutors fought hard to build a case despite having no physical evidence to tie Hernandez to the crime. Pedro Hernandez was found guilty today of the murder of Etan Patz. Source: Louis Lanzano AP/Press Association Images“The disappearance of Etan Patz haunted families in New York and across the country for nearly four decades,” said Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance.“It is my hope that today’s verdict provides the Patz family with the closure they so desperately deserve,” he added.“This case will no longer be remembered as one of the city’s oldest and most painful unsolved crimes.”Etan’s father Stan was a photographer and his pictures of Etan were the first of a missing child featured on milk cartons as part of a national search.In 1983, then US president Ronald Reagan declared the anniversary of his disappearance National Missing Children’s Day.Etan was declared legally dead in 2001.- © AFP, 2017 Read: Wife and stepson of KKK leader charged with his murderRead: ‘Taunts and lies’: Why the Adrian Donohoe case is a personal mission for gardaí 5 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 8:43 PM Image: Mark Lennihan AP/Press Association Images Feb 14th 2017, 8:43 PM Short URL New York jury finds man guilty of killing six-year-old boy in 1979 Etan Patz was walking to school on his own for the first time when he disappeared in May 1979.
After putting the district on notice earlier this month that its members were willing to vote on a strike, the Vancouver Association of Educational Support Professionals demonstrated at a special Thursday school board meeting in support of improved wages and working conditions.As board members and district staff held their meeting — which lasted 10 minutes — VAESP members and supporters marched past the windows at the Robert C. Bates Center for Educational Leadership. The meeting was advertised as a “special meeting,” meaning the school board did not accept public comment.“We didn’t feel like we could go without being here,” said Lynn Davidson, who works for the Washington Education Association’s regional office and is the lead bargainer for VAESP.The Thursday meeting, which started at 4 p.m., was at an unusual time and day for the school district. The board typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m.But the board postponed its Dec. 11 meeting, saying there was nothing urgent on the board agenda. That meeting, however, coincided with a planned VAESP rally at district headquarters. The district denied there was any connection.
PORTLAND — A strong second-half team through the first half of their season, the Portland Timbers didn’t wait for their halftime break to put it to the Colorado Rapids.Frederic Piquionne and Will Johnson scored first-half goals on Sunday, and the Timbers reached the halfway point of their Major League Soccer schedule with a 3-0 win at Jeld-Wen Field that has them sharing first place in the Western Conference.Ryan Johnson added a late goal and Rodney Wallace had three assists in his return from the Costa Rica national team, thrilling the crowd of 20,674.Portland’s MLS unbeaten string has reached 15 games, and the Timbers record of seven wins, nine ties and one loss has them tied with Real Salt Lake at 30 points atop the conference standings. It was the sixth consecutive home shutout in league play for the Timbers.“What’s scary about this team is we’re just scratching the surface of the team we can be,” Timbers coach Caleb Porter said. “A lot of things today, even though it was 3-0, we can be better (at).” Portland Timbers Frederic Piquionne is congratulated by teammates after scoring the game’s first goal.
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 email@example.com.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”
Vijayawada: The University Grants Commission (UGC) had accorded autonomous status to Usha Rama Engineering College, said the College Principal Dr GVKSV Prasad here on Saturday. College Chairman Sunkara Rambrahmam, correspondent Sunkara Anil, vice-chairman Lanka Arun appreciated the faculty, and director Dr K Rajashekar Rao for their contribution in getting the autonomous status to the college. Also Read – Goldsmith steals gold by polishing jewelry in Bhimavaram Advertise With Us The principal said by receiving autonomous status, the college can take decision in preparing syllabus, course and exam under the guidance of the UGC. As per the prevailing situation, the college can include subject with industrial connect to create employment to students after completing the course, he said. He further said the college was established in 2008 and in 2013, the college received ISO certification, in 2016, NAC A Grade and received JNTU-K permanent accreditation.
Several Volkswagen engineers have admitted to manipulating carbon dioxide emissions data because goals set by former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn were difficult to achieve, Bild am Sonntag reported.The paper said VW engineers had tampered with tyre pressure and mixed diesel with their motor oil to make them use less fuel, a deception that began in 2013 and carried on until the spring of this year.”Employees have indicated in an internal investigation that there were irregularities in ascertaining fuel consumption data. How this happened is subject to ongoing proceedings,” a Volkswagen spokesman said, declining to comment on the Bild report.Volkswagen on Tuesday, 3 November, said it had understated the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of about 800,000 vehicles sold in Europe and later said it would foot the bill for extra taxes incurred by drivers as a result.The latest allegation has deepened a crisis, which erupted in September when Volkswagen admitted that it had rigged U.S. nitrogen oxides emissions tests. Auto analysts say the company could face a bill as high as €35 billion ($38 billion) for fines, lawsuits and vehicle refits.Volkswagen is encouraging its rank and file staff to cooperate with its internal investigation by promising not to fire or sue them for any misconduct although high-level managers would still be held to account, a person familiar with the matter, said.According to Bild, at the Geneva auto show in March 2012, Winterkorn had declared that VW wanted to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2015 and the engineers did not dare to tell him that this would be difficult to achieve.Volkswagen has declined to comment on whether the firm’s culture or the management style of Winterkorn, who resigned in September, had been a factor in the cheating. Lawyers for Winterkorn have not responded to a request for comment.An engineer at VW’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, who works in the Research & Development department, broke his silence at the end of October and told his superiors about the large-scale deception, Bild said, citing only what it said was information it had received.Volkswagen’s supervisory board is scheduled to convene on Monday, 9 November, for the first time in about a month, in a meeting also to be attended by CEO Mueller, to take stock of the fallout from the widening scandal, two close sources said.The non-executive board, which includes the state premier of VW shareholder Lower Saxony, labour representatives as well as members of the founding Piech and Porsche families, is not expected to decide on funding measures but rather to assess the scale of the damage, the sources added.Bild said the engineers used several illegal measures to manipulate the emissions’ values, including through a higher tyre pressure of 3.5 bar. They also mixed diesel in the motor oil so that the vehicle ran more smoothly and used less fuel.VW is conducting an internal investigation into its handling of all pollution-related issues after admitting that it had cheated on diesel nitrogen oxides emissions’ tests in the United States.Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Saturday, 7 November that VW managers were worried about travelling to the United States because U.S. investigators have confiscated the passport of a VW employee while on a visit there.
Shahid KapoorInstagramWith Kabir Singh’s phenomenal success at the box office, Shahid Kapoor seems to have substantially hiked his fee to Rs 35 crore a film.According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor, who was apparently charging Rs 30 crore a film, will now be charging Rs 35 crore.If this particular report turns out to be true, Shahid Kapoor will become one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood joining the likes of Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor.According to various reports, Salman apparently charges Rs 60 crore a film, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar charge between Rs 30-40 crore whereas Ranbir Kapoor charges Rs 30 crore a film.Kabir Singh has taken the box office by storm and has been rewriting record books not just in India but in the international market as well. The movie, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has, so far, collected Rs 243.17 crore in its third week and is all set to surpass the lifetime business of URI – The Surgical Strike.The movie has now become the 10th highest grossing films of all time in India pushing URI to the 11th spot.
Jayam Ravi and Yogi Babu in Comali.PR HandoutJayam Ravi’s Comali has occupied the numero uno position at the Chennai box office in the last weekend. It has pushed Ajith Kumar’s Nerkonda Paarvai down after garnering good word-of-mouth for the film upon release.In its second weekend, Comali has raked in Rs 1.15 crore from 423 shows, reports Behindwoods. The 11-day total collection of the Jayam Ravi-starrer now stands at Rs 3.71 crore. Thus earning a ‘hit’ status at the Chennai box office.Suseenthiran’s newly-released movie Kennedy Club is in second place at the Chennai box office. The film has made a collection of Rs 79.69 lakh in its opening weekend, which is considered to be an above-average opening for a film, which does not have an A-list actor in the cast.English flick Angry Birds 2 has opened to an average start at the Chennai box office. It has collected Rs 35.61 lakh from 138 shows in its first weekend.After occupying the top positions for the two consecutive weeks, Ajith’s Nerkonda Paarvai has slipped to the fourth place by collecting Rs 17.85 lakh from 63 shows. The total collection of Boney Kapoor-produced film now stands at Rs 10.43 crore.New Tamil film Bakrid has raked in Rs 16.22 lakh from 105 shows. Whereas Akshay Kumar’s Hindi film Mission Mangal has collected Rs 13.54 lakh from 54 shows in its second weekend to take its total tally to Rs 82.02 lakh.Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has earned Rs 7.56 lakh from 24 shows in its second weekend. The total collection of the flick now stands at Rs 48.32 lakh. Another Tamil new release Mei has collected Rs 5.58 lakh from 45 shows.
If you purchased Battlefield 4 at launch on either PC or PS4, you are probably sick to death of the so-called one-hit kill bug. It means that a single bullet can cause damage multiple times to a character meaning instant death and one shot kills. This occurrs for weapons that were never meant to be able to perform such quick kills.Thankfully, tomorrow that bug will disappear, as developer Dice is set to release a new patch for both the PC and PS4 versions. For the PS4, the patch also fixes a crash when playing a game when you have a lot of friends, and audio is also being enabled for video captures.PC gamers are getting a few more issues resolved. As well as the one-hit kill fix, a bug that saw audio randomly drop out has been fixed, the crash occurring when exiting the single player campaign and going back to the main menu shouldn’t happen anymore, and the network and PC performance screens will show the right values and perform true tests of your hardware.The PS4 patch is set for release tomorrow afternoon across Europe, so mid-morning EST most likely. The PC patch has a more specific timeframe, arriving at 10AM GMT, so 5am EST. An hour later the China Rising content is set to be released, which will also result in some server downtime so support for the China Rising content can be added.If all goes to plan, though, tomorrow evening access should be back to normal and your copy of the game should have fewer bugs to contend with.
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipal and federal authorities are investigating a pair who have been seen exploiting a toucan by offering tourists a photo opportunity with the bird.Municipal authorities of the Directorate of Inspection and the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone are investigating the exploitation of toucans in Playa del Carmen after public outcry.The pair have been reported to authorities by both tourists and residents who have seen the bird being offered as a photographic opportunity. The bird is tied to one of the handlers with a thin string to avoid escape. One man places the bird on the shoulder of tourist, while the other man takes the photo.The two have been seen in different parts of Playa del Carmen including the beach areas of Xcalacoco and the along the dock of Constituyentes Avenue. People have told authorities that the two men walk along the seashore showing the bird and offering various photographic packages.Wildlife welfare specialists have said that toucans are under the protection of the Official Mexican Standard (NOM) 059 and that they are on the Danger of Extinction list. Authorities say they need to verify if the men have the proper documentation, which is granted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, to have possession of the bird.“The municipality must be responsible for verifying that they have the corresponding documents and that these animals have welfare,” said the specialist.Gustavo Maldonado Saldaña, commissioner of Environment and Tourism, said they will file a formal complaint before Profepa and make a public pronouncement on the matter.“I am totally against the exploitation of animals. I will turn to both Semarnat and Profepa, and at the next council session, I will ask to make a public pronouncement against these activities,” he added.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
The incident occurred a week after the former union treasurer, Carlos Alvarello Pantoja, was shot and killed in broad daylight in central Playa del Carmen. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Tulum, Q.R. — A parked taxi with the driver inside was shot at several times missing the driver, but hitting other nearby vehicles. Windows on the drivers side were shattered by the spray of bullets. Two other parked taxis were also damaged. The taxis belonged to the Tiburones del Caribe union. The shooting happened around 7:00 p.m. in the Colony Tumben Kah in Tulum when subjects arrived and began shooting at a targeted vehicle. Although the vehicle was hit numerous times, the driver inside ducked along the front seat, avoiding being hit.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share TORONTO — Four minutes isn’t a long stretch of time by any means, but for Chris Gursky it felt like a lifetime.That’s because for nearly four minutes, the American tourist was left suspended from a hang glider after his pilot forgot to attach his harness.Talk about a major oversight!Gurksy and his wife, Gail, were recently on vacation in Switzerland where they decided to sign up for hang gliding for the first time. All was going well until lift-off when Gursky suddenly realized he wasn’t strapped to the glider.“Gail and her pilot took off first…looked cool as hell,” he wrote on social media. “Then my pilot and I lined up for takeoff. We waited a bit for the updraft to pick up and then we ran till we left the side of the 4000 ft mountain edge. I was expecting to level out above the pilot as we went, but quickly discovered that my harness was not attached to the hang glider or anything else…”.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyThe entire terrifying ordeal was caught on video, which shows Gursky trying desperately to hang onto the pilot with one hand and the other holding onto the glider as they soared high above treetops.TERRIFYING: Tourist clings for life while dangling from a flying hang glider in Switzerland after his harness wasn’t properly attached. https://t.co/4qOrvGkq9u pic.twitter.com/rF0gmnlD1L— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 27, 2018“My body weight shifted straight down and I found myself hanging on for my life. I remember looking down and thinking, ‘this is it’,” he added.The pilot can be seen struggling to steer the glider while at the same time holding onto Gursky, who at times appeared to be losing his grip.The pilot eventually managed to lower the glider, at which point Gursky let go of the glider and the pilot’s pant leg before hitting the ground. It wasn’t a smooth landing by any means, however, as Gurksy ended up fracturing his wrist, which required surgery.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedDespite his four minutes of terror, Gursky said he’d give it another go. He also harbours no ill-will towards the pilot, saying he “did all he could to get me down to the ground,” he told ABC’s Good Morning America. Watch a hang glider hang on for dear life while on vacation in Switzerland Tags: Hang Glider Posted by Travelweek Group Monday, December 3, 2018