BEIRUT: Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a ceasefire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over the past two days, after warplanes struck there on Thursday. A rebel official said fighters were on high alert and had reinforced the frontlines. “We are responding directly by targeting the positions from where the shells are fired,” said Naji Mustafa of the National Liberation Front insurgent force. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USSyria’s northwest corner, including the Idlib region, is the last major chunk of territory still in rebel hands after more than eight years of war. The ceasefire Damascus declared on Aug. 31 brought a lull in air strikes, after a five-month offensive which the United Nations says killed hundreds of people. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and his key ally Moscow have said they were responding to attacks by militants formerly linked to al-Qaeda. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsTurkish President Tayyib Erdogan will host the presidents of Russia and Iran on Monday. Talks will focus on securing an Idlib truce, asserting control over jihadists there, and preventing a fresh refugee wave into Turkey. In early August, another ceasefire had collapsed within three days, after which the army pressed its offensive and advanced along a main highway. A senior Assad adviser, Bouthaina Shaaban, described the ceasefire this month as a temporary means to serve the strategy of “liberating every inch” of the country. Syrian state TV said on Sunday that troops had opened a corridor for residents who want to cross out of insurgent territory in Idlib towards army lines. It accused miiltants of preventing people from leaving. The Civil Defence, rescue workers operating in opposition territory, said artillery shelling on Idlib villages killed seven people since Friday. Ankara, which backs some rebel factions in northwest Syria, brokered a “de-escalation” deal with Russia in 2017 that sought to curb fighting in Idlib. It does not cover jihadist militants.
Ibrahim Gambari met this morning with Mrs. Bush and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley to discuss the world body’s efforts in the context of the Secretary-General’s good offices mandate for Myanmar, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters. Mr. Gambari, who has visited Myanmar twice since the Government began its crackdown against peaceful protesters a few months ago, is also scheduled to meet with the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Nicholas Burns. In addition, he is scheduled to meet with Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt in connection with the International Compact for Iraq – the five-year peace and development plan launched in May to help rebuild the strife-torn nation. Mr. Gambari will be at UN Headquarters in New York tomorrow, when he is scheduled to provide an informal briefing to the General Assembly on his efforts. 17 December 2007The Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Myanmar is in Washington, D.C., today for talks with senior United States officials, including the country’s First Lady Laura Bush, on United Nations efforts to promote democratic change in the South-East Asian nation.
8 July 2010Six months after being devastated by a massive earthquake, Haiti is on the road towards enhancing its food security, with assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in building a strong nutritional foundation for all of the impoverished Caribbean nation’s people. Six months after being devastated by a massive earthquake, Haiti is on the road towards enhancing its food security, with assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in building a strong nutritional foundation for all of the impoverished Caribbean nation’s people.“In the hours immediately after the quake, WFP provided emergency food assistance that prevented this catastrophic event from evolving into a hunger crisis for the people of Haiti and the world,” said the agency’s Executive Director, Josette Sheeran.“Now we are working with the Government and other partners on programmes that use a mixture of food- and cash-for-work, school meals and nutritional initiatives to rebuild the food security system in Haiti,” she added.More than 200,000 people were killed in the magnitude-7.0 earthquake, which left 1.3 million more homeless and destroyed countless buildings, including Government facilities, hospitals and schools.WFP has implemented temporary work schemes across the country, in partnership with the Government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Although the initiatives vary, they all seek to contribute to Haiti’s reconstruction and give agriculture a boost.Workers are typically paid in both food and cash, giving them enough money for necessary expenditures, such as medicine and clothing, and also stimulating the local economy. The food and cash packages given to individual workers are intended to sustain families of up to five people.Currently, some 35,000 people are employed in the WFP schemes, and that number is set to balloon up to 140,000 before the end of this year.“We’re supporting huge numbers of people who would otherwise struggle to put food on their tables,” said WFP Country Director Myrta Kaulard.The agency is also working with Haitian authorities to reach 655,000 school-aged children with hot meals every day, hoping to expand this to 800,000 by the end of 2010.“The school meals programme is a cornerstone of our operations in Haiti,” Ms. Kaulard said. “It is a simple and effective way to guarantee children at least one nutritional meal every day and keep them learning.”For pregnant and nursing women, as well as children under the age of five, WFP is distributing special nutritional food supplements to ensure that the most vulnerable groups do not become malnourished.With the hurricane season under way in Haiti, WFP has pre-positioned enough food to feed 1.1 million Haitians for six weeks, and has also organized a barge service, for the entire humanitarian community, to link Haiti’s main ports to its capital, Port-au-Prince, and the capital of neighbouring Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, should rain and landslides block roads.“We need to keep a balance between improving access to food for the most vulnerable Haitians, while taking care not to disrupt local markets or exclude local farmers from selling their produce,” Ms. Kaulard said. WFP, she said, will purchase food locally when possible, with the upcoming harvest bringing new products to the market.
Fisherman killed in ChilawMeanwhile in Negambo, a town close to Sri Lanka’s only international airport, another group of fishermen staged a demonstration over the fuel price hike by blocking the main road.The fishermen are demanding a reduction in the price of fuel or some sort of concession as they use fuel to operate their fishing boats. Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka on Wednesday as fishermen protested over a fuel price hike implemented by the government last weekend.One fisherman was killed and several others were injured when the police clashed with the protestors in Chilaw in the north western coastal belt. He however said that there were no immediate reports of the police firing live ammunition towards the fishermen despite reports that the fisherman who died in Chilaw succumbed to gunshot injuries. Sri Lanka police spokesman Ajith Rohana said that the police were forced to fire tear gas towards the fishermen as the protest got out of hand. Earlier this week private bus operators also went on strike over the fuel price increase but the government subsequently gave the approval for private bus operators to increase bus fares to cushion any loss they may incur from the fuel price increase.The Sri Lankan government last week increased by the price of petrol, diesel and kerosene saying it was in line with the world market price of oil.
MONTREAL – Lowe’s has boosted its offer for Rona’s remaining preferred shares, more than four months after the U.S. home renovation retailer closed its $3.2-billion takeover of its Canadian rival.Lowe’s is offering a total of $165.5 million, or $24 per share in cash, to the holders of the 6.9 million preferred shares.The preferred shareholders rejected a $20 per share offer in March.At the time, preferred shareholder Stirling Capital of London described the prior offer as “oppressive” because it was less than the $25 face value for the shares.Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) says the purchase of the outstanding preferred shares and retiring of $117 million in debentures will simplify its financial reporting obligations by eliminating administrative functions associated with publicly traded shares.The company would also no longer have to pay quarterly dividends to the preferred shareholders.The offer must be approved by at least two-thirds of preferred shareholders at a meeting expected to take place in November.Fidelity Investments Canada, which owns a significant number of these shares, has agreed to vote in favour of the deal.Preferred shares have a higher claim than common shares on the assets and earnings of a company and generally have dividends that must be paid out first. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 7, 2016 10:25 am MDT Last Updated Oct 7, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lowe’s makes another run at Rona preferred shares by boosting offer
The NFL draft is a week away and players from Ohio are attempting to make their final impressions. On April 17, OhioCollegeFootball.com will host its first senior bowl for college athletes only in the state of Ohio. The North and South teams will play against one another to impress NFL scouts. “In this game, you are looking for exposure for your players,” said Andy Lewis, the head of a scouting agency Lewis Representation Services. “Any way that [the players] can increase their stock and get their names out to additional teams that might not be aware of who they are and what they can actually do is important.” Andre Amos will be the sole representative from Ohio State. Amos was plagued by injuries most of his college career. He recorded 24 tackles and one interception as a member of the winningest senior class in Ohio State history. The bowl game will feature 34 different schools from Ohio, ranging anywhere from D-1 to D-III football. The game will be played at 1 p.m. at Marv Moorehead Stadium at Upper Arlington High School.
IT HAS BEEN controversy and problem after controversy and problem since Qatar was revealed as the host of the 2022 World Cup.The latest scandal to hit the kingdom emerged yesterday with revelations about the abuse of construction workers building the stadiums and infrastructure.In light of an investigation by The Guardian – which found that dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses – the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on footballing bosses to intervene.General Secretary of the ICTU, David Begg, has written to his counterpart in the FAI, John Delaney, urging him to ensure respect for the rights of workers in the run up to the tournament.He asked Delaney to raise the concerns at the next meeting of the FIFA Exectuive Committee next week.Specifically, he has asked the FAI, as a member of FIFA, to:Revisit the bid conditions of the Qatar 2022 World Cup to ensure respect for human rights of migrant workers in Qatar in line with the International Labour Organisation’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.Members gathering on 3 and 4 October are due to discuss the impact of Qatar’s extreme summer temperatures on players.Earlier this month, European football bosses agreed that a summer tournament cannot take place in Qatar. They supported a proposal for the Finals to be played off during the winter months.“We would like to remind FIFA that the 1.2 million migrant workers in Qatar are forced to work in these conditions….extreme temperatures and lack of protection … cause an average of at least one death in the construction sector every day,” wrote Begg.A record number of (migrant) Nepalese workers – 32 – died in the searing heat of July this year….many were young men in their twenties.“People should not have to pay with their lives for the World Cup to be a sporting and commercial success….Despite more than two years of dialogue with and entreaty to the Qatar authorities, no substantive steps have been taken by them to guarantee the fundamental rights enshrined in international law,” he continued.Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup winFIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’European countries agree that 2022 World Cup ‘cannot be played in the summer’
MET ÉIREANN HAS issued a weather warning to 12 counties today.Snow-ice is expected in Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.The meteorologists predict snow showers which will give accumulations of between three and eight centimetres across the country.“Snow will lie at lower levels, as well as on high ground. Amounts will be highest in coastal counties of Leinster.”There will also be fresh to strong, gusty northeast winds, making for blizzard conditions in places during snow showers.Highest temperatures will be between 2 and 4 degrees Celsius. There is better news for tomorrow with “good sunshine and temperatures of 4 to 5 degrees”.AA Roadwatch has urged caution on roads today because of icy conditions, snow coatings and fallen trees.If you spot any of those powdery flakes in your area over the next few days, snap a picture and sent it to email@example.com. More: Weatherwatch: Has it snowed where you are?>
OVER 4000 MORE child care orders were put through the court system in 2015 compared to the previous year, a new study has found.The figures compiled by the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) with the help of the Courts Service found that there were 14,124 applications in 2015 compared to 9,864 in 2014.The highest volumes of applications were in Cork, Wexford and Donegal while towns and cities in the midlands had the fewest.Kilkenny, Tullamore in Offaly and Carlow had the fewest applications for child care orders.Dr Carol Coulter, director of the CCLRP warned that the numbers do not always reflect the cases.Child care ordersShe said: “The inclusion since 2014 of the categories ‘Review of Care Order’ and ‘Extension of Care Order’, which reflects the practice in some courts, undoubtedly also pushed up the total number of child care matters recorded.“With all these caveats, we can say that the courts service figures for all child care applications, which reflect units of work as recorded by the courts service staff, do reflect court activity in this area and provide useful information on the volume and spread of child care applications around the country.”Dr Coulter also pointed out that the figures show that some courts are more likely to grant orders than others.She added: “Nationally, 13.4% of applications are either refused or withdrawn or struck out. However, in certain courts, a relatively high numbers of cases are refused, struck out or withdrawn.”The figures are published on the website of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, www.childlawproject.ie, under the heading ‘statistics’. The Courts Service child care statistics for previous years are also there. Outrage as Government accused of U-turn on mental health budget commitment >‘Chemical incident’ shuts down London City airport > The number of care order applications which went through the courts surged by 4,000 in one year The midlands had the fewest applications for child care orders while Cork, Wexford and Donegal topped the list. Image: Niall Carson/PA Oct 24th 2016, 6:15 AM Short URL 8,622 Views Monday 24 Oct 2016, 6:15 AM http://jrnl.ie/3040091 Image: Niall Carson/PA 28 Comments By Garreth MacNamee Share50 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new meeting between Greece’s coalition leaders on Tuesday failed to yield any results, amid objections from junior partner Democratic Left to plans to revive a labor reserve scheme to reduce the public sector wage bill.Sources told Kathimerini that Democratic Left chief Fotis Kouvelis expressed his opposition to the measure, leaving Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in no doubt that another option should be considered. Kouvelis pointed out that when the scheme was adopted last year, it was soon abandoned as only a few thousand civil servants were placed in the labor pool, where they earn 60 percent of their salary but do not need to go to work.PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos is also said to have expressed his doubts about the scheme, but added that he was also against the idea of mass sackings in the public sector.Sources said Kouvelis was angry that the idea of reviving the labor pool had been leaked to the press and that it was being considered as an option, given that the measure was not contained in the policy framework drawn up by New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left before they formed a coalition government.Earlier, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras had met President Karolos Papoulias to inform him about the latest economic developments. Upon exiting the meeting, the minister told journalists that the measures was being considered as part of the effort to find the 11.5 billion euros in savings that Greece needs to make over the next two years to satisfy the troika.“We will look at the labor reserve because the numbers just don’t add up easily,” he said. “11.5 billion euros is a significant number and we haven’t reached it yet. We still need to find 3.5 to 4 billion euros,” added Stournaras, who told Papoulias there was still “hope” for Greece.Sources said that to find the remainder of the cuts Greece’s lenders are demanding, Stournaras will need to cross some of the red lines drawn by the parties. This includes scrapping the already-reduced Easter and Christmas bonuses for civil servants and pensioners or making cuts to farmers’ pensions.Speaking to party members earlier in the day, Venizelos doubted whether the cuts would work and predicted that they would worsen the recession, making it last until 2016. Source: Kathimerini
La Russie reporte le lancement d’une fusée ProtonLundi, un porte-parole du centre spatial Khrounitchev au Kazakhstan a annoncé que le lancement d’une fusée Proton initialement prévue ce soir n’aurait pas lieu en raison d’un problème technique. L’engin devait emporter le satellite de télécommunications hollandais NSS-14.La fusée Proton ne décollera pas ce soir. L’engin en piste au cosmodrome russe de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan devait quitter terre avec à son bord un satellite de télécommunications hollandais baptisé NSS-14. Mais dans la journée, un porte-parole du centre spatial Khrounitchev a confié que le tir devait être reporté “pour des raisons techniques”, précisant qu’il pourrait toutefois n’être repoussé que de 24 heures. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAL’Agence spatiale russe qui avait annoncé que la fusée Proton était “prête au lancement” à 18H41 GMT, a confirmé le report dans un communiqué. Un évènement qui survient trois jours après l’échec du lancement d’un satellite russe qui est retombé en Sibérie en raison d’une panne à bord de la fusée Soyouz qui devait le mettre en orbite vendredi. Selon une source spatiale, citée par l’agence Interfax, ce serait une “défaillance de l’équipement des installations terrestres” à Baïkonour qui serait à l’origine du report du lancement.Le satellite NSS-14, fabriqué par la compagnie américaine Space Systems/Loral pour la société hollandaise New Skies Satellites, vise à assurer des services de télécommunications en Europe de l’Est, en Afrique d’Ouest, ainsi qu’en Amérique du Sud et du Nord. Le 26 décembre 2011 à 20:43 • Maxime Lambert
April 27, 2018 Posted: April 27, 2018 San Diego unveils Courthouse Station, first new trolley station in more than a decade KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego has unveiled its first new trolley station in more than a decade, and city leaders gathered Friday to celebrate.The Courthouse Station, at the south side of C Street between State and Union streets, will replace the American Plaza station as the new endpoint to Metropolitan Transit System’s Orange Line, which serves nine million passengers annually.The station will begin serving passengers Sunday.It’s the first new trolley station in the city since 2005.Apart from being located outside the city’s new 22-story courthouse, which opened late 2017, the trolley station is located within access to 44,500 jobs, according to MTS.Station construction began in August. KUSI Newsroom,
WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is hiring a new Town Clerk. Current Town Clerk Sharon George is retiring in February after 13 years in town.Town Clerk Job Description Unit: Non-UnionStatus: ExemptReporting To: Town ManagerBase Wages: MS-10, $66,135 to $83,690/ annuallyHours: Town Hall hours, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Required to be available after-hours for meetings and other needs of the Town.Application Deadline: November 30, 2018DefinitionResponsible for managing the operations of the Town Clerk’s office to include the management of elections, Town records, vital statistics, registration, and licensing.Essential FunctionsWorking under the general direction of the Town Manager, perform the following functions:Supervises two (2) full-time-equivalent employees in such positions as Assistant Town Clerk and Senior Clerk.Supervisory activities include establishing work procedures and performance, providing performance feedback, conducting formal performance reviews, developing the operating budget, hiring and orientating new employees, scheduling work hours/granting time off, providing training and development, assigning/reviewing work, and disciplining employees.Supervises part-time election officials, the work of a contracted archives/records management service, and the Board of Registrars.Plan, direct, evaluate and exercise general supervision over the work of the Town Clerk’s office to include the management of the Town census; Town elections, including enforcement of campaign finance laws, training and recruitment of election workers, and administration of statewide Central Voter Registry; issuing of permits and licenses; and record keeping, including records of official Town actions, by-laws and state statutes, membership lists of all boards and committees, state tax liens, vital statistics, public records, and other required official filings and notificationsDevelop, manage and monitor annual operating budget and capital budget for the Town Clerk’s Office, including the Board of Registrars budget and the Election budget.Establish policy and enforce departmental rules, regulations, work methods and procedures.Serve in numerous official capacities required by the Commonwealth. Perform official functions including Chief Election Officer, Official Recording Officer, Public Records Officer, Licensing Officer, Clerk of the Town Meeting, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Member of the Board of Registrars, and Federal Census liaison.As Official Recording Officer for the Town: Record and certify all official actions of the Town. File and maintain all state statutes, Town by-laws, Selectmen/Town Manager Act, Representative Town Meeting Act. Maintain membership lists of all boards and committees; serve as resignation authority. Serve, as filing agent for Planning Board, Historic District Commission, Board of Appeals and all other required official filings and notifications, such as pole/conduit locations. Sign all notes for borrowing. Keeper of the Seal and notary public for official certifications and notarizations. Record state tax liens. Receive and circulate notices of claims and legal actions against or relating to the Town.As Registrar of Vital Statistics: Register all vital events occurring within the community and those events occurring elsewhere to local residents. Create, record and preserve original birth, marriage, and death records providing the basis for the Commonwealth’s central vital registration system.As Public Records Officer: Administer the oath of office to all elected and appointed members of local committees and boards. Develop system and provide training and guidance for all officials and employees regarding Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest laws and requirements. Develop systems and oversee postings of meetings of all government bodies. Provide access to public records in compliance with state Public Record Law and corresponding regulations. Create initial licenses and certificates, and provide certified copies of vital records. Plan and implement cross-departmental records management and records preservation program. Records Manager for the Town.As Clerk of the Town Meeting: Attend all meetings. Record all attendance, motions submitted, and actions taken. Process as necessary all by-laws to the Attorney General, acts to the Legislature, reports to state agencies; maintain Code of Wilmington as official comprehensive publication of Wilmington’s bylaws, regulations, and special acts.Process, verify, route, and maintain official records and documents, vital statistics; issue permits and licenses.As Chief Election Officer: Administer local, state and federal elections. Supervise voter registration, and compile and maintain voter registrations and voter lists. Certify nomination papers and petitions. Prepare, record and report official results to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Maintain and ensure accuracy of elections system.Administer campaign finance law. Explain laws and requirements and filings, serve as reference and resource.Coordinate and oversee registration procedures and setup and administration of polling sites. Recruit, train and provide direction to election workers. Responsible for oversight and operation of statewide Central Voter Registry.Conduct, administer and oversee activities and operations of the annual Town census. Perform and/or oversee the compilation of information for school department use and submittal to the Office of the Jury Commissioner. Prepare the street list of residents.Serve as the central information point, plan and oversee comprehensive communication systems including web presence for the Town Clerk’s Office with key office related information and respond to inquiries from the general public, other state agencies and municipal governments, as well as other Town departments and Boards. Frequently facilitates communication between and among these groups. Serve as reference resource.Serve as Federal Census liaison and perform preparatory activities in advance of conducting the census.Oversee cross-departmental records management initiatives.Actively participate as a member of the Senior Management Team. Work collaboratively to set the direction for the municipal organization, continually improve Town services, and appropriately allocate organizational resources across Town departments.Other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree in business, public administration, or a related field and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, records management, office management, or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.Graduate of the Town Clerk’s Institute or ability to obtain certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk.Special RequirementsMust be bondableValid State Driver’s License or be able to obtain one; notary public certification within six (6) monthsU.S. citizenshipMust be a registered voter.Knowledge of:Operations, services and activities of a Town Clerk’s office.Principles and practices of records management, program development; administration and evaluation;project management; staff supervision, training and performance management; and municipal budget preparation and administration.Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.Ability to:Lead and direct the operations, services and activities of a Town Clerk’s office.Develop and administer department goals, objectives, and procedures.Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of staff; select, supervise, train, evaluate, and discipline; delegate authority and responsibility.Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.Identify and respond to community and Board of Selectmen issues, concerns and needs.Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and recommend courses of action.Prepare and administer budgets; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time operating office equipment including computer, copier and telephonetraveling to various work locations. Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:making observationscommunicating with othersreading and writinganswering questionsspeaking in a clear and audible voice. Maintain mental capacity that permits:making sound decisions and using good judgmentdemonstrating intellectual capabilitiesestimating time and materials needed for projectsevaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnelrecommending effective policies and procedures\\prioritizing and assigning work activitiesanalyzing and interpreting data and trendsperforming mathematical and statistical computationscommunicating clearlyresponding to questions. Job EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is conducted in an open office, with frequent interruptions. The noise level is moderate.Physical RequirementsThe physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, hear, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.To Apply:Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to: Town Manager’s OfficeAttn: Assistant Town Manager/Director of Human Resources 121 Glen RoadWilmington, MA 01887or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.orgIf submitting by email please use “Position: Town Clerk” in the subject line. Resume, cover letter and completed application may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically in a file type other than PDF.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? 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University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh (Twitter Photo)BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland’s president says the name of an ex-university president should come off the stadium at the flagship campus because of the man’s racist beliefs.Wallace D. Loh told the university community Monday in an email he is recommending that Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium be changed to Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.University of Maryland Byrd Stadium (Wkimedia Commons)Byrd Stadium, where the school’s football and lacrosse teams play, is named for H.C. “Curley” Byrd, who was president of the university from 1936 to 1954.Loh said in his email that Byrd was an ardent proponent of “separate but equal” education.Loh made a formal recommendation to the university’s Board of Regents to consider the request. The board will do so at its meeting Friday.
More information: software.intel.com/en-us/vcsou … eptual-computing-sdk A voice-recognition tool by Nuance called Dragon Assistant will start appearing in Dell ultrabooks later this year. A demo at the IDF featured a Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook running Nuance’s Dragon Assistant Beta.With next month’s release of Windows 8 from Microsoft, 40 upcoming Ultrabooks based on Windows 8 will be touch-enabled.Talk of the upcoming Ultrabooks at the IDF was laced with the key technology driver behind future innovation-loaded Ultrabooks, and that is Haswell, Intel’s upcoming processor architecture. Intel fashioned Haswell with beefed-up Ultrabooks in mind. Haswell can allow for the Ultrabook’s upcoming innovations, with a design that enables lower power requirements, power boosts, and more efficient energy management. Haswell’s capabilities translate into Ultrabook capabilities. The Haswell design carries the same 22-nm process as Ivy Bridge, but will deliver better power management and battery life. Haswell processors will support Intel customers building a new crop of tablet-morphing form factors, where a flip or swivel or fold-back changes the laptop into a tablet. There are about 70 ultrabooks on the market at the moment. Next year, Intel is banking on doubling that number. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Intel: Ultrabooks will be thin and light but heavy in innovation (2012, September 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-intel-ultrabooks-thin-heavy.html To prep developers, Intel announced this week that it will release an introductory software developer package, the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 Beta, in October. Developers will be able to add perceptual computing usage for immersive software applications that incorporate close-range tracking, speech recognition, facial analysis and 2-D/3-D object tracking on second and third generation core processor-powered Ultrabooks and PCs. This SDK supports the CREATIVE Interactive Gesture Camera Developer Kit, a USB-powered depth sensor camera tuned for short-range interactivity. This is for Intel-powered Ultrabooks, laptops or PCs used within a range of six inches to three feet. The camera developer kit, said Intel, will be available in Q4 of this year. Intel has also announced a Perceptual Computing Challenge with up to $1 million in awards and promotions for application developers. Intel will highlight next-gen Haswell processors at next week’s IDF (Phys.org)—Intel’s new breed of Ultrabooks will be lighter, thinner but loaded with new features and functions that end users will either see as bloat or muscle, and Intel is counting on the latter. The look and functions of Intel’s next-generation Intel Ultrabooks were revealed by Intel executives at the Intel Developer Forum. The new computers will bring in voice recognition, touch, finger tracking, augmented reality, and gesture-based interfaces. The technologies that generally are expected out of smartphones and tablets will be applied toward the thin and light computers. Ultrabook manufacturers will start to integrate sensors gyroscopes, accelerometers, GPS, NFC, and 3G and 4G-LTE connectivity. © 2012 Phys.org
In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old girl has alleged that she was abducted and gang-raped by three men in East Delhi area. One of the accused had befriended her on facebook– a social networking website. Two of the accused have been nabbed by the police.According to the victim, the accused persons tried to sell her off but somehow she managed to escape from the house where she was made hostage.
The Jon Gruden to the Rams rumors are starting to pick up steam, and it appears to make a ton of sense for both sides. Just like in Tampa, Gruden would inherit an elite defensive team that lacks an offensive identity, which he can provide.It’s also tremendous for his business. Los Angeles is the television center of America, and if he got out of coaching again, he could be set up in the middle of Hollywood for a second run in broadcasting.“Carroll, Harbaugh, Payton and Gruden. What do they have in common? They’re stars. Stars sell PSLs.”Washington’s loss to Carolina puts Green Bay in control of it’s own destiny to make the playoffs. The Packers are healthy on defense and Aaron Rodgers has been playing out of his mind for the last month and a half.If the playoffs started today, the Packers, Cowboys, Steelers, Patriots and Giants would all be in. It’s going to be an amazing postseason for football with all their major brands in the playoffs, Colin can’t wait.“I think Green Bay’s playing as well as anybody in the league, and the playoffs are going to be unbelievable.”The recent announcements by Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey that they won’t play in their teams’ bowl games to avoid the risk injury ahead of the NFL Draft have stirred the debate if stars have an obligation to play in non-major bowl games.Colin thinks the toothpaste is out of the tube, and McCaffrey and Fournettes’ decisions signal a paradigm shift that will only become more common in years to come.The reality is that the bowl system is broken and most bowls don’t matter, and they don’t have the impact on recruiting they used to. Colin thinks there are too many bowl games nobody watches, and the NCAA would do a favor to the student athletes if they eliminated most of them.“This is a natural progression of the American sports culture. Bowl game exposure used to mean something, now it virtually means nothing.Guests:Tom Herman – University of Texas Football Head Coach joins the show to lay out how he plans to win in Austin, what he learned from Urban Meyer about preparing for big games, if he thinks players should be able to skip bowl games, and what it’s like being in MENSA.Willie McGinest – 3-time Super Bowl champ with the Patriots is in-studio to discuss what separates the Patriots culture from the rest of the NFL, if he thinks Gruden could end up with the Rams, his position on draft prospects skipping bowl games, and his Top 3 landing spots for Tony Romo next season.Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show to discuss Gruden to the Rams rumors, if there’s a chance Kirk Cousins could end up somewhere other than Washington, if there is any truth to the Coughlin to Jacksonville buzz, if Chip Kelly should be worried in San Francisco, and why the Giants are an “NFL unicorn” because they hit on so many free agents.Eric Mangini – Former NFL head coach with the Browns and the Jets is in-studio to confront Colin about his embrace of the Packers in his Hierarchy after criticizing Aaron Rodgers all year, and explain why he thinks it will be a huge transition for Jon Gruden to return to the NFL, on and off the field.
Share Travelweek Group Globus family launches 2017 Africa with EBB TORONTO — Globus and Monograms have launched their 2017 Africa programs with new itineraries and an early booking bonus offer for clients.Globus will offer four itineraries, each a Small Group Discovery with a maximum of 20 travellers. Tours include Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls; Kenya: A Timeless Safari Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond and Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience. Each tour includes Globus’ signature Local Favorites: culinary and cultural insights into the host destination.Monograms’ itineraries range from nine to 15 days, including two new itineraries: 11-day Jewels of Africa and 11-day East Africa Private Safari.For every Globus or Monograms booking to Africa, the companies will make a contribution to South Africa National Parks (SANParks) and its Honorary Ranger program to help SAVE THE RHINO.Clients can save 5% – up to $946 per couple – on 2017 Globus escorted Africa vacations when they book and deposit before May 2, 2017.More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsFor more information see www.agentlingo.ca and watch for brochures in distribution in August. Posted by Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Tags: Africa, Globus << Previous PostNext Post >>
Posted by Share The Canadian Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, August 17, 2016 HONG KONG – Cathay Pacific Airways has announced a tumble in profits in the first half of 2016, likely a result of economic weakness and cutthroat competition from rivals. Hong Kong’s biggest airline posted an interim net profit of 353 million Hong Kong dollars ($45.5 million), down 82% from the same period a year earlier.The airline said its earnings were hurt by “economic fragility and intense competition” in the January-June period, putting sustained pressure on revenue, which fell 9.2%.The company, which also operates regional carrier Cathay Dragon, said passenger numbers rose 2.7% but the money it earned from them fell 10%.Cathay said mainland China’s economic slowdown and weak conditions elsewhere cut into demand for lucrative business class seats from corporate customers.Fuel costs, the airline’s biggest expense, helped offset the poor performance somewhat. They fell by 20% to HK$3.4 billion after losses from hedging contracts were taken into account.“We expect the operating environment in the second half of the year to continue to be impacted by the same adverse factors as in the first half,” Chairman John Slosar said in a statement. “The overall business outlook therefore remains challenging.”More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthOn a more positive note, the airline also recently announced it will be increasing its checked luggage allowances. According to BoardingArea, passengers in all classes will get an extra 10kg in luggage allowance, effective Sept. 15, 2016. With file from The Associated Press Cathay Pacific profits take a nosedive; increases luggage allowance