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The Gallaghers most festive light display

first_imgThe light display started when the family use to live in town, close to Bert Ambrose school. Gallagher admits the substantial display at that time would expand out of his yard into a neighbouring park.  Four years ago when he purchased this new property, Gallagher said as soon as he looked at the property he knew it was perfect for his light display “the winding entrance would be the perfect ‘Candy Cane Lane”.To create the growing display Gallagher has purchased light displays from the States then found a Supplier in Edmonton and chooses to purchase second-hand lights. This is more meaningful as he uses his time in the summer to refurbish the lights by stripping the frames of their old incandescent lights, sanding and repainting the frames and then rewiring with new LED lights.  Gallagher says residential displays this big could not happen with the old incandescent light as the power usage would be too great.“LED technology uses 90 percent less energy,” said Gallagher yet he still upgraded to a 400 amp service to be able to power the over 65,000 lights in the display. Gallagher tells me he already has plans for next year and I could tell he is eager to continue to grow the size of the display.Gallagher has received help from his friend Bob Amon a local Electrician, who has donated a lot of his time to help install panels and all the underground wiring.  Gallagher’s youngest daughter also enjoys helping by going outside to work on and look at the lights.This year the Gallaghers offered a spot on the property to house a Red Kettle for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Gallager admits he was surprised by the success that the kettles received.  About 500 vehicles passed through his property each night, the week before Christmas giving the Red Kettle great exposure. Gallagher was happy to do this by providing help to the community.Typically the lights of the display are turned off at midnight, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day they were left on all night and the family saw approx 1000 vehicles pass through the property on Christmas Eve alone. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – For the past 15 years Gallagher’s light display has been the fulfillment of a childhood dream and continues as the display grows in size every year.Many residents of the North Peace have come to look forward to and have created their own family traditions by visiting the Gallagher’s ‘Candy Cane Lane’. Set on their property which can be seen from the West Bypass, the light display is impressive and inspiring.Sean Gallagher shares “As a little kid I always loved Christmas more than the average person, I dreamed of doing this even as a little boy. I never dreamed it would be this big, its a real love for Christmas and it has never gone away.” There is still time to view the display as the lights will be turned off for the season on January 15th, 2019. To see the lights travel north on 100 Street past fish creek and taking a left onto the west bypass road, take a left onto the 244 Road for approx half a km and the property is on the left. You can also approach the property if you continue on the bypass and take a right onto the property. You get a different view of the display when approaching from either direction.last_img read more

Will be Indias last election if Modi is reelected Mamata

first_imgMathabhanga (Cooch Behar): Stepping up the ante against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called him a “jhootha chowkidar” and alleged that he would “throw away” the Constitution and turn India into a totalitarian regime if he is re-elected and the upcoming Lok Sabha elections could be the last one in that case.Addressing a rally here on Thursday, Banerjee challenged Modi to win more than 125 Lok Sabha seats in the general elections across the country. She claimed that the government of the “expiry babu”, the term she has coined for the Prime Minister, will be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls after losing seats across north and central parts of the country. The people of India are sick and tired of the “fake (jhootha) chowkidar” because of his arrogance and endless lies and will replace him in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee said.last_img read more

Samsung India unveils Galaxy A70 for Rs 28990

first_imgGurugram: Samsung India on Wednesday announced Galaxy A70, earlier than its reported launch next week, which is the sixth smartphone in the popular Galaxy A series. Priced at Rs 28,990, Galaxy A70 will be available for pre-booking between April 20-April 30. The device has 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with micro-SD slot up to 512GB. Consumers who pre-book can purchase Samsung U Flex, a premium Bluetooth device worth Rs 3,799 for Rs 999 only, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “Our recently launched Galaxy A line has seen an unprecedented success since its launch. It has reached a milestone of $500 million in sales within 40 days of launch,” said Ranjivjit Singh, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung India. Galaxy A70 comes with 32MP triple rear camera capable of shooting super slow-mo videos. The device has a 4500mAh battery with 25W super-fast charging capability. “With its best-in-class display, Samsung Pay, path-breaking triple rear camera and top-notch processor, the Galaxy A70 is all about experience,” Singh added. For Selfie buffs, there is a 32MP front camera with features like AR-Emoji and Selfie-Focus. Starting May 1, Galaxy A70 will be available for sale in three colours — white, blue and black. Galaxy A70 will also be available on Flipkart.last_img read more

Financial crisis eroding development gains African leaders warn at UN

In sub-Saharan Africa, the current financial and economic crisis “threaten to erode decades of modest growth and thereby make the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] unattainable in any meaningful way,” Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills said at the Assembly’s annual high-level debate.The MDGs are a set of socio-economic targets which world leaders have agreed to try to achieve by 2015.Mr. Mills voiced support for “a global integration that ensures inclusive and equitable development and effectively contributes to substantial poverty alleviation, including full and productive employment as well as broad access to social services.”International trade bears the promise of lifting millions out of poverty, he said, with the Doha trade round being committed in principle to boosting poor nations’ access to market.“Unfortunately, the current global trading system discriminates against developing countries, hinders their participation in the global economy and damages the earning opportunities of farmer and rural communities.”Also pointing out how trade imbalances saddle poorer nations was President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone.“Our economy continues to be vigorously challenged by the falling prices of our exports,” including diamonds and cash crops, on the international market, he said in his address to dozens of heads of States and government. As a result, Sierra Leone cannot generate the foreign exchange reserves it needs to import the basic commodities it need to survive, Mr. Koroma emphasized.The President of Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika, questioned why industrialized countries continue to marginalize Africa and hold the continent back from its potential as a true multilateral trade partner.“Malawi is concerned that under the Doha arrangements, industrialized nations continue to protect their industries against processed and manufactured goods from Africa while insisting that the poor nations completely liberalize their economies,” he said.Mr. Mutharika called on the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations to take part in a “genuine” dialogue to assist in setting up an international trading system that is both fair and can promote sustainable growth and development in Africa and in other developing countries.The current financial crisis has been driven the by “selfishness and the desire of some to dominate others and to continue to be the prevalent vehicle in international relations,” President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea told the Assembly yesterday.“At every step, the gap between developed and developing countries has widened, despite the numerous resolutions, decisions and recommendations adopted to promote equality in political, economic and socio-cultural rights,” he noted.Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, President of Comoros, today added his voice to the chorus calling on the world’s richest countries to help developing nations face enormous challenges, including climate change and hunger.Small island nations such as Comoros could be wiped off the map within years, he warned. “Thus true international mobilization, particularly on the part of the richest nations, is vital to confront all the challenges that our countries face.” 24 September 2009The current worldwide recession is jeopardizing strides made toward reaching development targets, African leaders told the General Assembly today, calling for imbalances in the global trade system to be rectified to ensure that developing nations can grow their economies. read more

UPFA issues challenge to Sobitha thero

Perera said that the monk should now stand by his opinion and give the UNP poison for the alleged crimes they have committed towards the people of this country. The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today challenged the Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, to force the UNP to consume poison for allegedly stealing from the country.UPFA member Dilan Perera said that the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero had wanted those who steal from the country to take poison. “They must be asked to take poison or you must resign,” Perera told the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero yesterday.Perera also accused the UNP of committing “highway robbery” through the deals reached to construct new highways. The Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero had reportedly made this comment when he signed an agreement to support the United National Front for Good Governance. He also challenged UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to take part in a debate with the UPFA on the highway deals. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Subaru tells some Legacy Outback owners Dont drive them

Subaru tells some Legacy, Outback owners: Don’t drive them DETROIT – Subaru is telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail.The company is recalling about 52,000 of the cars and SUVs from the 2016 and 2017 model years. It also has told dealers to stop selling them until they’re repaired. About 22,000 of the cars have been sold in the U.S., with the remainder still on dealer lots, Subaru says.In documents posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru said the steering columns may have been manufactured improperly by a parts supplier. The columns may not engage properly with the rest of the steering system. “If this were to occur, the steering wheel may rotate freely and the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle,” the documents said.The problem was discovered May 3 when the owner of a 2016 Outback reported trouble. Subaru says there have been no crashes or injuries. The Outback is Subaru’s second-best selling vehicle.Dealers will send technicians to a customer’s location to inspect the steering columns. If they weren’t manufactured properly, they will be replaced starting in mid-May.The company will offer loaner cars until parts are available, Subaru of America spokesman Mike McHale said. “We have the details of the owners and are contacting them directly,” he said. Subaru does not know how exactly many cars will have the problem.The problem affects cars worldwide, but McHale said he did not know the number.The recall covers 2016 Legacys and Outbacks made from Feb. 29, 2016 to May 6, 2016. Also covered are 2017 Legacys and Outabacks made from April 18, 2016 to April 29, 2016. by The Associated Press Posted May 13, 2016 7:03 am MDT Last Updated May 13, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2011, file photo, a Subaru logo is displayed on a sign at a dealer’s lot, in Portland, Ore. Subaru is telling owners of some newer Legacy and Outback vehicles not to drive them because the steering can fail. The company is recalling about 52,000 of the cars and SUVs from the 2016 and 2017 model years. It also has told dealers to stop selling them until they’re repaired. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) read more

One of Canadas oldest oilsands projects to stay shut until crude cracks

CALGARY – One of Canada’s oldest oilsands projects, which was shut down during the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alta., will remain closed until benchmark oil prices rise above US$50 per barrel, its operator said Monday.The Hangingstone thermal oilsands project, operated by Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. since 1999, was shuttered in May as a precaution when staff were evacuated due to the wildfires.Satoshi Abe, the company’s executive vice-president, said the facility won’t be restarted for economic reasons.“It was our plan before the wildfire to shut it down temporarily because of the very, very weak oil price market,” said Abe in an interview.“With WTI (West Texas Intermediate) in the lower $40s, we are losing money for every barrel we produce. So we decided to suspend production to improve our short-term results while at the same time leaving resources in the ground to be produced when market conditions get better.”The project was built with capacity of 10,000 barrels per day to test the use of steam to produce bitumen from wells but had been producing only about half of that in recent years. At full capacity, Canada’s oilsands industry produces about 2.5 million bpd.Abe said construction continues on the company’s nearby $1.8-billion Hangingstone expansion project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year and begin producing by the middle of next year. Japan Canada Oil Sands is planning to ramp up capacity of that site to 20,000 barrels per day, with room for a future expansion to 30,000 bpd.Japan Oil Sands, owned by a consortium of Japanese companies, doesn’t expect any layoffs from among its 200 current permanent staff because they will be needed during construction and when the new project opens, Abe said.Analyst Michael Dunn of FirstEnergy Capital said the Japan Canada operation had higher than average costs per barrel because of its relatively small size, the age of some of its wells and equipment and the fact it was trucking its product to market instead of using a pipeline.He said the expansion project, which will be connected to a pipeline, will be more economically sound.Abe said about 800 people were evacuated from the construction site and about 40 from the operating site when the wildfire erupted. They were able to return by late May.The projects are 25 per cent owned by Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned firm CNOOC Ltd.The Alberta Energy Regulator recently reported provincial oilsands production in May dropped by about 25 per cent, mainly because of the wildfire and the resulting evacuation of about 90,000 people from the region.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 8, 2016 12:40 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email One of Canada’s oldest oilsands projects to stay shut until crude cracks US$50 read more

Archers star says controversial editor chose to ditch tradition of voice matching

first_imgWhen Pip and Tom from The Archer’s eponymous family were recast in 2014, fans were outraged that the new actors sounded different. This was not an oversight, however, but the result of a deliberate choice by the show’s then editor Sean O’Connor, who ditched the traditional practice on the Radio 4 favourite of ‘voice matching’ – a mistake, according to Timothy Bentinck, who plays David Archer in the series.Speaking about the recasting of his fictional daughter Pip, Bentinck told the Oxford Literary Festival: “That was Sean O’Connor – that had never happened before,” . When actors left the show in previous years, their replacements would try to imitate their predecessors to maintain continuity, he explained.It was “always in the brief that you should do a voice match”, Bentinck added.  English peer and actor Timothy Bentinck pictured at Century Club, London, UK “But Sean for his own reasons decided that didn’t matter, so when he cast those parts, none of them sounded the same.“On radio, you can’t see it’s a different actor. It’s the same character, but they’ve had a vocal transplant. I don’t like to criticise, but I think going onwards, we shouldn’t do that.”It makes it very difficult,” he said. O’Connor recast the roles after telling The Daily Telegraph that he wanted to get rid of younger actors on the show without professional acting trainingA former EastEnders producer, O’Connor also drew the ire of audiences for turning the Archers into ‘EastEnders in a field’, with racy storylines and a domestic abuse plot between characters Rob Titchener, and his wife Helen.On leaving the show after nearly three years at the helm, O’Connor went back to EastEnders, becoming the show’s executive producer in June 2016. Bentinck however said he disagreed with the criticism of O’Connor’s soap background. “He was great,” he said.  “He was accused – oh he worked for EastEnders once, so therefore he’s going to turn it into EastEnders, which I thought was a bit… it’s like it’s a disease that you’re going to transmit.” Bentinck’s fictional daughter Pip Archer has been voiced by a different actress since 2014, angering some fans Credit:Rii Schroer Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

BEUMERs drone and 3D modelling combination speed up conveyor builds

first_imgBEUMER Group’s ability to combine high-resolution drone surveys with detailed 3D modelling is reducing the amount of time required to develop and install complex conveyor systems in the mining space, Andrea Prevedello, Global Sales Director CL Systems, told IM on the sidelines of the Bauma fair in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday.BEUMER has been offering modelling solutions for many years, while it has been working with drones for about the past three years but combining the two for conveyor design is something new.The first project to involve this combination is a 6.5 km conveyor installation at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle underground coal mine in Illinois, US.The curved troughed belt conveyor carries coal from Knight Hawk’s new underground mine portal to its main coal preparation plant at Prairie Eagle. It allows Knight Hawk to seal a portion of its underground mine and bring coal to the surface near its current mining activities. Commissioning of the new conveying system was previously scheduled for this month.BEUMER’s solution at the mine features a single-flight curved conveying system that eliminates the cost of tower steel, and greatly reduces the quantity of components and necessary spare parts, according to the company. It reduces the dust, noise, maintenance and operating costs associated with the transfer points, and offers 98% reliability compared with roughly 92% reliability of four conveyors operating in series, Beumer said.In addition to this recent drone and modelling development, Prevedello said BEUMER is also now able to provide fully-erect shiploaders to customers. Instead of having to transport individual parts and erect on site, the company can now deliver a complete system that customers can slot in, he said.For companies looking to replace an old shiploader with a new one, this is very important, Prevedello said, allowing companies to make a quick switch that minimises operational downtime.last_img read more

Moneygall to open its Barack Obama visitor centre

first_imgSource: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandTHERE’S NO MISTAKING who Moneygall’s famous relation is – and now there’s going to be a visitor centre in his name.US President Barack Obama’s relations hail from the small Co Offaly town, and during his 2011 trip to Ireland he called to visit his distant family there.Just last month a Barack Obama Plaza opened in Moneygall, at a cost of €7m.The plaza will employ over 70 people and was developed by Pat and Una McDonagh, who are the founding directors of Supermac’s Ireland. Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandNow comes the next phase in the plaza’s development: the opening of the President Barack Obama Visitor Centre and meetings suite in the Barack Obama Plaza.It will officially open next Friday, 4 July. Pat McDonagh will give an address at the opening on opportunity in Irish business, which he has titled ‘There is a tide in the affairs of men’.The Barack Obama Plaza is located at Junction 23 just off the M7, and has a services station and food court.The visitor centre will commemorate the visit of President Obama and his wife Michelle to Moneygall, as well as focusing on Irish-American history and culture.Henry Healy, one of Obama’s closest Irish relatives, is the manager of Barack Obama Plaza.Read: Moneygall to get a ‘Barack Obama Plaza’, creating 60 new jobs>last_img read more

ECB puts Greek banks on emergency aid

first_imgThe Bank of Greece, the country’s central bank, is likely to step in to smooth funding for the country’s banks after an earlier-than-expected downgrade of the nation’s credit rating prevented them from borrowing against Greek government bonds. Rating agency Standard & Poor’s cut Greece’s long-term ratings to “selective default” after Athens launched a bond swap to lighten its debt burden as part of its second bailout. While such downgrades were expected, S&P moved before the eurozone could activate a deal to offset the impact of the ECB’s obligation to temporarily suspend the use of Greek bonds as collateral in its funding operations. The plan is for Greece to receive 35 billion euros worth of support from the EFSF, the eurozone’s rescue fund, to back central bank lending against Greek government bonds and other assets underwritten by Athens. But with this arrangement not yet in place, the ECB said national central banks would have to help banks through “emergency liquidity assistance” (ELA) until the 35 billion collateral enhancement scheme is activated, at which point Greek bonds would again be eligible in principle. “This is expected to take place by mid-March 2012,” the ECB said in a statement. That the eurozone’s deal makers and the ECB did not foresee the potential risk of the EFSF support scheme not being activated in time is likely to leave some with red faces. The issue is vital because Greek banks would almost certainly go bust if their central bank funding was withdrawn. Other banks in countries like France also own large chunks of Greek debt, though they have other assets to use as collateral. The timing is particularly awkward for the ECB, coming just a day before its eagerly-awaited second, and expected to be final, offering of three-year loans – a major crisis-fighting policy tool. The ELA is effectively underwritten by the states in which it is extended, putting more pressure on the finances of eurozone countries whose budgets are already strained. The ECB requires guarantees in the form of eligible collateral from all banks that seek central bank funds in its lending operations. RISKS AHEAD S&P’s downgrading of Greece could well be short, but there is a risk Athens could fall back into default later, S&P analyst Moritz Kraemer told Reuters Insider television. “It’s a distinct possibility that this will be a short default which will be cured,” Kraemer told Reuters Insider in London. “The more interesting question is not when it will be cured but whether it will be the last one. “I think the rating coming out of default of the Hellenic Republic will give some indication of what the likelihood of another restructuring down the road would be,” he added. When assessing what rating to give Greece in the future, S&P would look at the political environment, the growth outlook and the remaining debt stock. “We think that on all three fronts there are huge question marks,” said Kraemer. Commerzbank economist Michael Schubert said the collateral enhancement plan was implemented too slowly. “We do not know what they’ll accept as collateral, but the spirit of emergency liquidity assistance is to bridge a short-term liquidity squeeze, so in principle it is the ideal instrument,” he added. Source: Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Farmers Industry Gather with Federal Partners at Biotech Working Group Meeting in

first_imgDespite single-digit temperatures and myriad travel delays, the members of ASA’s Biotech Working Group met this week in Washington to discuss the current regulatory landscape for biotechnology in the U.S.ASA’s farmer-leaders joined their counterparts from the United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), as well as representatives from industry technology providers, to meet with administration officials, including Dr. Michael Firko, Acting Deputy Administrator of the Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) office at USDA, Dan Rosenblatt, Associate Director of the Registration Division in EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs and Ed Porter, Director of the New Technology Division at the Foreign Agricultural Service.Deputy Administrator Firko provided an update on the USDA’s regulatory process, while Rosenblatt did the same for EPA, touching on ways the two agencies work together to streamline the regulatory process. Porter discussed the current state of biotech regulatory affairs in China, Korea and the EU.Attendees also heard more on the EU biotechnology landscape from industry consultant Benno van der Laan, as well as an update on the progress of the U.S. Biotech Crop Alliance from USBCA Secretariat Dr. Michael Phillips.This week’s was the first of two 2014 meetings for the Biotech Working Group. The group will meet again this summer, at a venue yet to be chosen.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Have You Seen This 14YearOld Girl Missing From Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a 14-year-old has been missing from Wilmington since July 20, 2018.Amerie Santiago, who was temporary living in Wilmington at the time she went missing, is a 14-year-old Hispanic female with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’3″ and 120 pounds.If seen, please call 911, 1-800-THE-LOST, or the Wilmington Police Department at 978-658-5071.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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 10: Kids Playing On Veterans Memorial?; Search For Missing Dog; Beer Cans Found Behind RistucciaIn “Police Log”BREAKING NEWS: Have You Seen This Missing Wilmington Teen?In “Breaking News”Wilmington Police Department’s New Explorers Program Now Accepting ApplicationsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Huge Home Show Comes To Wilmington On January 2527

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Suburban Boston Spring Home Show will emanate from Wilmington’s  Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Friday, January 25 (11am-8pm); Saturday, January 26 (10am-8pm); and Sunday, January 27 (10am-6pm). Admission is $10 at the door. (Free passes are available online in advance HERE.) Parking is free.The show describes itself as follows:Our Home Show events are designed for homeowners – such as yourself – who are in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each of our events includes home improvement and remodeling exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes. Many of our exhibitors go to great lengths to provide you with visual, interactive experiences designed to stimulate your creativity and dreams for your home improvement plans. Plus with our exhibitors’ special, show-only deep discounts, you have a fantastic opportunity to shop, compare and save all under one roof – in a fun, interactive environment!Think about that for a moment: you could spend days searching the internet for contractors, then setting up appointments and meeting them at your home. Or you can spend an afternoon with us getting to know our carefully selected home improvement professionals until you find the right one for your project. Saving you time – and money – is one of our primary goals!With a combination of new products and expert advice from the pros, we believe the Home Show will inspire you with countless ideas on enhancing your home’s comfort and functionality, as well as its aesthetic appeal and overall value.So whether you are a new homeowner, or someone who has lived in your home for years, anyone with an interest in updating, enhancing, or creating a new look or amenity for their home will enjoy the Home Show.Attend The Home Show And…• Shop, compare and save. Ask exhibitors for show specials• Save time by meeting a wide range of companies under one roof• Discover new ideas and interesting products for your home• Find the best resources in home improvement, landscaping, and design services• Meet face to face and get a “feel” before you hire• Get expert advice and learn from the pros• Get inspired and excited about your home and the countless possibilities(NOTE: The above information is directly from the Suburban Boston Spring Home Show’s website.)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… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Suburban Boston Fall Home Show Returns To Wilmington On September 21-23In “Business”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Suburban Boston Fall Home Show Set For September 23-25In “Business”Suburban Boston Spring Home Show Coming To Wilmington, January 26-28In “Business”last_img read more

Alaska Regional Hospital To Open Mountain View Clinic

first_imgDownload AudioAlaska Regional Hospital is planning to open a healthcare clinic in Mountain View by the end of year. There aren’t any primary care services in the neighborhood currently. That’s forcing residents to use Alaska Regional’s emergency room for routine care, according to Medicaid data from the state Department of Health and Social Services. That costs the hospital in uncompensated care and it costs the state in unnecessary Medicaid payments.When Julie Taylor became CEO of Alaska Regional a year ago, the board was already talking about opening a Mountain View clinic. Taylor says it was immediately obvious to her that there was a need.“If we’re looking at how we’re going to be using healthcare dollars effectively finding ways to reach populations to treat them closer to home at the right level of care is a better use of those funds,” Taylor said.Neighborhood residents have been asking for better access to primary care for years. In 2002, the Anchorage Community Land Trust hosted a summit where the need for local health services was a clear priority.Kirk Rose is executive director of the land trust. He says Alaska Regional has responded in a big way and residents are thrilled.“We’ve been working on it for it, patience is a virtue- good things come to those who wait, but we’ve been very tough and staunch about fighting for a health presence in the neighborhood so we’re hoping this is a really nice win in that in enhances quality of life for the people that live here,” Rose said.Taylor says the clinic will be large enough to offer about 3,000 patient visits a year.last_img read more

Physics for Rockstars

first_imgUnderstanding physics may seem daunting, but mechanical engineer, writer and musician Christine McKinley wants you to know, its all just chaos and it should be fun. The former Anchorage resident and author of Physics for Rock Stars, will be back in her childhood city for a Science Pub at the Tap Root Public House on Sunday, Jan. 8th.McKinley acknowledges that in the past, there has been an educational bias against girls in science, engineering and math career paths, but she told APRN’s Lori Townsend that too often, the negative pressure starts with families, as she recently found while working on a park project in Portland.Listen nowMechanical Engineer Christine McKinley is a self described thermodynamics geek. She’s the author of Physics for Rock Stars-Making the laws of the universe work for you.She will be speaking at a Science Pub at the Tap Root Public House on Sunday, the 8th at 4 pm.last_img read more

Trump defends Syria pullout during surprise Iraq visit

first_imgUS president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet military personnel at the dining facility during an unannounced visit to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq on 26 December 2018. Photo: ReutersPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria during an unannounced visit to Iraq, saying that many people will start seeing things on Syria the same way he does.Trump made the decision on Syria abruptly last week, against the advice of top aides and commanders, including Defence Secretary James Mattis, who resigned the next day.Trump said he had told his advisers, “let’s get out of Syria,” but was persuaded to stay, before deciding last week to bring the 2,000 troops home.”I think a lot of people are going to come around to my way of thinking. It’s time for us to start using our head,” the president told reporters at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad where he and first lady Melania Trump spent a little more than three hours on the ground with US troops.The base, in Anbar province, became one of the most important bases for US Marines after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. Since US forces returned to Iraq in 2014, the base has played an important role in the fight against Islamic State because of its location.Trump said the United States would remain in Iraq, adding, “In fact, we could use this as the base if we wanted to do something in Syria.”Reuters reported last week that the Pentagon was considering using special operations teams to target Islamic State militants in Syria, based out of Iraq.At the time, officials said a final decision had not been made and the option was being considered.While in Iraq, Trump indicated he would not rush to nominate a new secretary to replace Mattis, the first defence chief in decades to resign over policy differences with the president.Trump said Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan, whom he named on Sunday to replace Mattis in an acting capacity starting on 1 January, “could be there for a long time.”Trump has come under withering criticism from fellow Republicans, Democrats and international allies over his decision to pull out of Syria because he believed Islamic State militants have been defeated.Critics argue that the decision could undercut US leverage in the region and undermine diplomatic efforts to the end the Syrian civil war, now in its eighth year.Ankara is threatening a new offensive in Syria. To date, US forces in Syria have been seen as a stabilising factor and have somewhat restrained Turkey’s actions against Syrian Kurdish forces.On Sunday, Trump said in a tweet that he had spoken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan about a “slow and highly coordinated” withdrawal of the US troops, suggesting that he might slow down the process after the barrage of criticism.A complete withdrawal of US troops from Syria would leave a sizeable US military presence in the region, including about 5,200 troops across the border in Iraq. Much of the US campaign in Syria has been waged by warplanes flying out of Qatar and other locations in the Middle East.last_img read more

Coffee fair gospel concert and other events around Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:San Ramón celebrates, International Guitar Festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica Patriotic tunes, Children’s Day theater, and more events around Costa Rica Cultural Center anniversary, vegan fair, and more events around Costa Rica Serrat concert, live karaoke, and other happenings around Costa Rica “The Government Inspector”Espressivo Theater kicks off its new season with an adaptation Nicolai Gogol’s satirical play, a black comedy criticizing the government and corruption. Liubov Otto directs.“El Inspector” will be performed Jan. 22 – March 20 at Espressivo Theater, Curridabat. Fri.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 6 p.m. ₡7,500 – 10,000 ($15-20). More info: Teatro Espressivo Website.Coffee FairThis year’s edition of the Frailes Coffee Fair in Desamparados, south of San José, inaugurates the country’s very first Coffee Park, which will feature a coffee museum. The four-day fair will feature a bingo, activities for children and adults, and concerts with bands Los Alegrísimos, La Kuarta, and Pimienta Negra.“Feria del Café de Frailes” takes place Jan. 28-31 at Los Frailes, Desamparados. Adults ₡1,500 ($3), children ₡1,000 ($2). More info: Feria del Café Facebook page.Gospel ConcertThe concert in honor of the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature gospel group MasterKey and the Louisiana State University Gospel Singers. T“Concierto Gospel” will be performed Jan. 28 at Teatro Eugene O’Neill, Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center (CCCN), Barrio Dent, 7 p.m. Tickets for sale at the CCCN. ₡5,000 ($10), students pay ₡4,000 ($8). More info: 2207-7500. (Courtesy of MasterKey)Moonlit NightThe Children’s Museum will keep its attractions open into the evening hours for a special celebration including traditional games and food, plus a concert and dance with band Chiqui Chiqui.“Lunada Museo de los Niños” takes place Jan. 23 at The Children Museum. 6 p.m. ₡2,200 ($5). More info: Museo de los Niños Facebook page.De La Mano Con La CalleThe non-governmental social aid organganizations Vaso Lleno and Friends of the World are organizing the third edition of the volunteer project “De la mano con la calle” to help the homeless in San José. Participants form teams to walk through the streets and offer support, from food and clothing to medical attention, haircuts and shaves. Most importantly, volunteers will spend time with the homeless and hear their stories. At this edition DEMASA will donate all the food, but you can help by donating clothes, other materials, or money (complete list at the Event page below), or going as a volunteer.“De la mano con la calle” takes place Jan. 30 starting at 9 a.m. at the Parque España, east-central San José. Everybody is welcome, but those wishing to volunteer need to fill out a form. For that form, as well as a complete list of donations needed and how to contribute, visit the Event Facebook page.National Mule FestivalThe annual mule fest in the Central Pacific town of Parrita kicked off yesterday and continues through Feb. 1. There will be typical food, traditional games, dances, horse parades, contests, bullfights, bike and motorcycle competitions, and, of course, the national mule competition.“Festival Nacional de Mulas” takes place Jan. 21-Feb.21 at Campo Ferial de Asobipa, Parrita, Central Pacific. More info: festival.asobipa03@gmail.com or 8911-1280. (Courtesy of Festival Nacional de las Mulas)Palmares FestivalThis traditional Costa Rican festival features bullfights, horse parades and carnival rides, as well as bands Auténticos Decadentes and Los Pericos who will offer a concert at noon Jan. 24 (the concert is free, and only for people over 18). Many more activities are being held during the festival.“Fiestas de Palmares” takes place through Jan. 25 in the city of Palmares, northwest of San José. Most of the activities are free. More info: Fiestas Palmares Facebook page.Vacation WorkshopsNational Museum (San José): A total of 17 different workshops for children and adults are on offer during the ongoing school break, including notebook decoration, fossils of Costa Rica, secrets of antique photographs, traditional oxcart painting, pre-Columbian pottery making, origami, cardboard sculptures, Greek mask making, basic Tang Soo Do, indigenous spirituality, and more. Jan. 18 – 29. Free. More info: 2256-4139 or mcastro@museocostarica.go.cr.Juan Santamaría Museum (Alajuela): Artistic drawing, engraving, traditional games, puppets and handicraft making. Jan. 19 – 29. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Free. More info: 2442–1838, ext. 119; or educacion@mhcjs.go.cr.Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia Museum (San José): Drawing, pottery, painting, and lithography. Jan. 25 – 29. Different schedule options. Free. More info: 2222-6392, ext. 105; or musecal2016@gmail.com.Taller Nacional de Teatro (San José): Acting classes for adults, teenagers, children; public speaking and scriptwriting workshops. Jan. 11 – Feb. 2. ₡15,000 ($30). 4 classes, 3 hours each. More info: 2221-1273, or the Theater’s Facebook page.José Figueres Ferrer Cultural and Historical Center (San Ramón): Painting, violin, handicrafts, ballet, dance, origami, and kite making. Jan. 12 – Feb. 2. ₡5,000 – 20,000 ($10 – 40). Different schedule options. More info: 2447-2178.Upcoming Concerts:Reggae Nite: dj lion cub, dj knoxx, and dj vybz. Jan. 22 at Bar Amón. ₡2,000 ($4). 9 p.m. More info: Bar Amón Facebook page.Seedless Electro: Electro music night with special guest Luka Tacon from New York. Jan. 23 at Hoxton Pub. ₡4,000 ($8). 9 p.m. More info: Event’Facebook page. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Inspiring Canadian Signature Experiences

first_imgInspiring Canadian ‘Signature Experiences’ Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) invited media and tourism partners to showcase some of the ‘Signature Experiences’ visitors can have when travelling to Canada.The event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art was organised by CTC to encourage a boost in travel to Canada for 2012 and to promote their collection of Signature Experiences.CTC launched its Signature Experiences initiative late last year and this year is coming out in full force.CTC Managing Director Donna Campbell said Signature Experiences was born to sift through the clutter of the competitive market space, highlighting the exceptional experiences Canada has to offer those who visit. “Signature Experience is all about those exceptional only Canadian kind of experiences which are very uniquely Canadian,” Ms Campbell said.Ms Campbell said Signature Experiences is authentic and a truthful representation of Canada’s people and culture, which engage in a variety of senses allowing visitors to connect with Canadians.Currently there are 115 Signature Experiences which are expected to continue to grow covering 10 provinces and three territories.One of the 115 Signature Experiences is the Rocky Mountaineer, which this year has launched the new SilverLeaf service which offers visitors a unique way to experience the landscapes of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies through domed windows.Another Signature Experience is Banff National Park, Canada’s first National Park which offers incredible landscapes and has been nominated time and again as a must see destination for travellers.Edmonton, Alberta, Canada also a Signature Experience is located between Jasper National Park and Elk Island National Park, Edmonton is the gateway to majestic mountains, pristine lakes and an all year thriving arts and music festival.Coming soon is the ‘Glacier Discovery Walk’ which enables visitors a unique opportunity to interact with nature in the Jasper National Park.Scheduled to open by Spring next year the development will provide an immersive interpreted guided experiences focusing on the ecosystem, glaciology, natural and Aboriginal history of the Columbia Icefield area in the Rockies. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Pcenter_img CTC Ms Donna Campbell and CTC Mr Nathan McLoughlin thaked the industry for their ongoing support in promoting CanadaCTC Managing Director Donna Campbell said the collection of Signiture Expereinces are authentic and a true representation of CanadaRocky Mountaineer’s new SilverLeaf service launched this yearLake Louise Banff-National ParkGlacier Discovery Walk will be opening in Spring 2013Guests were entertained by Edmontons own singer songwriter Ann Vriend who treated guests with her lyrical beautylast_img read more

LPS Announces Addition to Board of Directors

first_img February 8, 2013 436 Views “”Lender Processing Services, Inc.””:http://www.lpsvcs.com/Pages/default.aspx (LPS) announced the appointment of Dan Carmichael to its board of directors. [IMAGE] [COLUMN_BREAK]Carmichael also serves as the chairman of the board at Platinum Underwriters Holdings and is on the board for EagleEye Analytics and Dovetail Insurance Corporation. In addition, he is an advisor to FirstMark Capital.Previously, Carmichael held the role of president and CEO at Ohio Casualty Corporation, where he was an integral part of helping improve the company’s financial strength and performance. Before joining Ohio Casualty, Carmichael was the president and CEO of IVANS, Inc. “”Dan’s extensive experience in building, operating and charting strategic direction for a wide range of diversified businesses will add significant value to LPS’ board and stakeholders,”” said Lee A. Kennedy, chairman of the LPS board. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, LPS delivers comprehensive technology solutions and services, as well as data and analytics, to the nation’s top mortgage lenders, servicers and investors. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing LPS Announces Addition to Board of Directorscenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lender Processing Services Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-02-08 Esther Cho Sharelast_img read more