Heres a list May inflation rates for Canadian provinces territories

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 1.8 per cent (1.5)— Prince Edward Island: 2.4 (2.2)— Nova Scotia: 2.3 (2.8)— New Brunswick: 2.1 (2.2)— Quebec: 1.7 (1.7)— Ontario: 2.3 (2.1)— Manitoba: 2.7 (2.9)— Saskatchewan: 3.0 (2.5)— Alberta: 2.6 (2.3)— British Columbia: 2.7 (2.7)last_img

Crisis of internal displacement as severe as eight years ago UN report

Francis Deng, the Secretary-General’s Representative on internally displaced persons, says in his fifth report to the General Assembly that significant progress has been made in protecting and assisting displaced people, particularly through the development and promotion of Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and efforts towards establishing a better coordinated international response. “At the same time, it would be tragically ironic if the international community were to view these developments, encouraging though they are, as grounds for complacency,” he writes. “On the contrary, the crisis of internal displacement is as acute now as it was eight years ago. Moreover, as an understanding of the issues has increased and deepened, so has the challenge of responding.” According to the report, some 20-25 million people worldwide in at least 40 countries have been uprooted from their homes, exposing them to physical and psychological dangers, and depriving them of basic needs. The Guiding Principles developed by Mr. Deng over a period of several years set forth the rights involved in all phases of displacement, providing protection against arbitrary displacement and assistance during both the movement itself and the return or resettlement and reintegration. The Principles provide guidance to all relevant actors – the Representative in carrying out his mandate, States when faced with the phenomenon of internal displacement, all others in their relations with internally displaced persons, as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.Since 1993, the Representative has visited 19 States – including five countries over the past year – to research the subject of internal displacement. read more

UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons

“The treaty represents an important step and contribution towards the common aspirations of a world without nuclear weapons,” the spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres said following its adoption. “The Secretary-General hopes that this new treaty will promote inclusive dialogue and renewed international cooperation aimed at achieving the long overdue objective of nuclear disarmament,” Stéphane Dujarric added. The treaty – adopted by a vote of 122 in favour to one against (Netherlands), with one abstention (Singapore) – prohibits a full range of nuclear-weapon-related activities, such as undertaking to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, as well as the use or threat of use of these weapons. “We feel emotional because we are responding to the hopes and dreams of the present and future generations,” said Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez of Costa Rica, who serves as the President of the conference that negotiated the treaty in response to a mandate given by the UN General Assembly. We feel emotional because we are responding to the hopes and dreams of the present and future generations President of the conferenceShe told a news conference at UN Headquarters that with the treaty the world is “one step closer” to a total elimination of nuclear weapons. The treaty will be open for signature to all States at UN Headquarters in New York on 20 September 2017, and enter into force 90 days after it has been ratified by at least 50 countries. However, a number of countries stayed out of the negotiations, including the United States, Russia and other nuclear-weapon States, as well as many of their allies. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) did not join the talks either. In a joint press statement issued today, the delegations of the United States, United Kingdom and France said they “have not taken part in the negotiation of the treaty… and do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it.”“This initiative clearly disregards the realities of the international security environment,” they said. “Accession to the ban treaty is incompatible with the policy of nuclear deterrence, which has been essential to keeping the peace in Europe and North Asia for over 70 years.” In response to questions on the joint statement, Ms. Whyte Gómez recalled that when the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was adopted decades ago, it did not enjoy a large number of accessions. Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. Then in 1995, the Treaty was extended indefinitely. A total of 191 States have joined the Treaty, including the five nuclear-weapon States that are the permanent members of the UN Security Council – China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the beginning, it was unimaginable that those States would be parties to the NPT, she noted. “But the world changes and the circumstances change.” She added that the hibakusha, survivors of nuclear bombs, have been the driving force in the creation of the nuclear weapons prohibition treaty. The experiences they have been sharing “touch the human soul,” she said, adding that the negotiations were a “combination of reason and heart.” read more

Opinion Time to start supporting the Columbus Blue Jackets after 7game win

The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate a goal during a game against the Los Angeles Kings Jan. 21 at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won, 5-3.Courtesy of MCTWhile Ohio State’s men’s basketball team seems to have forgotten how to win games, Columbus’ professional hockey team has decided to stop losing.The Blue Jackets are the NHL’s hottest team, having tallied seven straight victories after a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Columbus Tuesday night. They have risen from being a team that looked to be on its way to another underwhelming season following a 5-10-0 start all the way to becoming one that is currently in contention to make the playoffs after this franchise-best winning streak.It’s not completely luck, a beneficial schedule or even simply playing over their heads. They are doing it the old-fashioned way, using an excellent penalty kill, some of the best 5-on-5 offense in the NHL and fantastic goaltending to close out games.That goaltending comes courtesy of 2013 Vezina trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, who has started six of the seven games on this winning streak. Bobrovsky got off to a mediocre start to the year by his standards, but since returning Jan. 6 from a groin injury to play against the New York Rangers — a game ending in the first of the seven wins comprising the streak — he has been a force in the crease.But it has been the offense that has truly been the Jackets’ strength in the new year. The continued offensive firepower of centers Ryan Johansen and Brandon Dubinsky is converging with the midseason resurgence of defenseman Jack Johnson at just the right time. Johnson, whose disappointing first few months to the season likely led to his being excluded from the United States’ Olympic roster, has been playing with a chip on his shoulder since the Sochi selections were announced. In addition to notching five points in his last five games, Johnson has also been playing improved defense in front of Bobrovsky.The main cog on offense, however, has been right wing Nathan Horton. Horton, who sat out the three months of the season with a shoulder injury, has been everything coach Todd Richards could have hoped for when he was signed to a seven-year $37.1 million contract in July. Since making his Jackets debut Jan. 2, the team is 8-1-0, with much of the credit going to the point production and leadership Horton brings.This dominant Jackets run has been a pleasant surprise. But it was not completely crazy to think a postseason appearance could be possible before this year’s campaign had even begun, given the team’s 24-17-7 performance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season that captured the attention of many fans. Now that they have thrust themselves into the playoff mix again, it is time for a franchise that has yet to win a playoff game since their 2000 inaugural season to start dreaming big.If the playoffs began today, the Jackets would be the second of two Eastern Conference wild card teams and would have a first-round date with the Pittsburgh Penguins, against whom they are 0-4-0 this season.That is why the Jackets must now set their sights on capturing one of the top three spots in the Metropolitan Division, which are currently occupied by the Penguins, the Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers in that order. If they can take over one of those spots in the standings and secure a more favorable first round matchup, it is very possible that they could not only win their first playoff game but also emerge victorious from a series. As of Wednesday evening, the CBJ are just three points back of the Rangers and two behind the Flyers and are slated to play the latter at Nationwide Arena Thursday night.It is time for Columbus to start embracing the Jackets, the best sports team the city has going for it when football season is over. They currently rank 28th in average attendance, according to ESPN. While the fans at Nationwide Arena can be very loyal and passionate, nothing could top the atmosphere of a capacity sold-out crowd cheering on their team in a huge game.The Jackets appear to be going places this season, and I implore you to “Join the Battle” for these last 33 games and enjoy the ride. read more

The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group

first_imgCHINA AND THE US, which are embroiled in a bitter dispute over hacking, have agreed to set up a cybersecurity working group, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today.“All of us, every nation, has an interest in protecting its people, protecting its rights, protecting its infrastructure,” he told reporters on a visit to Beijing.“Cybersecurity affects everybody,” he said.It affects airplanes in the sky, trains on their tracks, it affects the flow of water through dams, it affects transportation networks, power plants, it affects the financial sector, banks, financial transactions. So we are going to work immediately on an accelerated basis on cyber.The world’s two largest economies have traded accusations this year over cyber attacks after US research company Mandiant said in February that a Chinese army unit had stolen hundreds of terabytes of data from at least 141 organisations, mostly based in the United States.China dismissed the report as “groundless”, saying its defence ministry websites were often subjected to hacking attacks originating in the US.Last month President Barack Obama said cyber threats affecting US firms and infrastructure were increasing and some were “state sponsored”.That prompted to Beijing to repeat an offer to hold international talks on hacking, with the foreign ministry saying it wanted “constructive dialogue and cooperation with the international community, including the US”.‘Major victim of cyber attacks’China’s new premier Li Keqiang last month used his first press conference after taking office to reject the US accusations, saying that Beijing did not support cyber spying and calling China a “major victim of cyber attacks”.Also last month, Obama signed a spending bill blocking government buying of information technology equipment “produced, manufactured or assembled” by firms “owned, directed or subsidised by the People’s Republic of China”.Federal government agencies could buy IT products from China if they passed an official assessment of risks involving “cyber-espionage or sabotage associated with the acquisition of such system”, the bill said.China criticised the bill as “biased”.The American Chamber of Commerce in China also said two weeks ago that more than a quarter of its members had experienced data theft.Beijing’s foreign ministry dismissed the report and called on the US to stop “hyping cybersecurity issues”.A US congressional report last year named China as “the most threatening actor in cyberspace”.- © AFP, 2013Read: Kerry tells China’s Xi that Korea situation is at ‘critical time’ >last_img read more

Geek deals 599 for HP Envy dv6t quadcore laptop 329 37inch LCD

first_imgWhile the HP Envy line of laptops may be relatively new, the more mainstream versions we see in the dv6t and dv7t models have a long lineage in HP’s Pavilion lineup. Recently revamped with a sleeker, thinner design like the more premium Envy models, these laptops have long been an excellent choice for any PC shopper.Even back as far as the AMD Athlon XP days, HP’s Pavilion laptops have always offered a great mix of quality and features at a very competitive price point. That’s probably why they’re still, ever so barely, clinging onto the #1 spot of computer manufacturers. Of late, the Pavilion (and now Envy) machines sported a solid design that one would be hard to criticize and for the most part allowed you to fully customize any PC you bought from them. As part of the bid to be more efficient, Lenovo and Dell typically offer specials on a variety of pre-configured consumer laptops, HP does not.Today’s offer is a new low price on the dv6t Quad Edition which — as you guessed — comes with a quad-core Core i7 processor. While this is a fully customizable model, it still comes with a very impressive base configuration including 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive. The customization is where things really get impressive, with options like a 1080p screen, high-end Nvidia graphics, SSDs, and more.The dv6t’s design is simple, but pleasing. A brushed metal finish across the entire machine looks sleek in black, while the silver trim around the edges gives a nice contrast. Its size is in the middle of the spectrum for a 15-inch machine, coming in at 1.16-inches thin and 5.66 lbs. You won’t want for connectivity with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0, both VGA and HDMi video output, media card reader, 802.11n WiFi, and more.Most of the time when we see a quad-core Core i7 laptop, it’s priced starting at $650-700, but lacks the customization and standard features we see in the Envydv6t. This is the lowest price we have seen on the dv6t yet and an overall bargain for such a powerful laptop.HP Envy dv6t-7300 15.6-inch Quad Edition laptop for $599.99 + free shipping (reg. $799.99 | use coupon MU1743) Update: This deal has ended, but you can find the latest HP Envy dv6t deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Our other top deals:LG 37CS560 37-inch 1080p HDTV for $329.99 + free shipping (reg. $449.99)SOUL by Ludacris SL300WB High Def Noise Canceling Headphones for $99.99 + free shipping (reg. $299.95 | ends TODAY)BenQ 27-inch Widescreen LED-Backlit HD Monitor (GW2750HM) for $209.99 + free shipping (reg. $359.99 | use coupon EMCXSWW78)last_img read more

Ethnic broadcasters rights at stake

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) is determined to introduce qualitative criteria to the funds distribution for ethnic broadcasting media.The CBF is attempting to create two different kinds of grants for ‘content’ and ‘development’ respectively, a move that has resulted in confusion, frustration and outrage. Up until now, funding is distributed on an ‘hourly rate’ method, according to the number of eligible programming hours and the size of the funding pool. Moreover, a suggestion has been made to change the way ethnic broadcasters elect their representatives to the CBF and the committees that administer funding. The National Conference of Ethnic Broadcasters, which was held in Melbourne from 27 to 29 November, shunned the proposals.Just as adamant was the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV), expressing concerns about the rights of ethnic communities broadcasters jeopardised by the Community Broadcasting Foundation.GOCMV, which has played a leading role in ensuring access to the media by ethnic minority Australians, unanimously rejected the proposal during its annual meeting (AGM) held on 13 December 2015. The AGM called upon the federal government to fund ethnic broadcasting directly through the democratically-elected National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) – as it does for indigenous broadcasting.Mr Bill Papastergiadis, president of the Greek Community, emphasised the importance of the ethnic media in general and community media in particular in serving their communities and playing an irreplaceable role with respect to language and culture maintenance. The meeting also called upon SBS, in light of the federal government’s decision not to extend the Free to Air licences to community television broadcasters beyond the end of 2016, that one of SBS’s four channels be dedicated after 2016 to broadcasting programs produced by ethnic minorities and other community volunteers.A letter to the Minister for Communications, the Hon. Mitch Fifield, was also sent, outlining the organisation’s concern in regard to the recent developments in the area of ethnic broadcasting.last_img read more

Des sénateurs américains inscrits sur Megaupload

first_imgDes sénateurs américains inscrits sur Megaupload ?Kim Dotcom, le fondateur de Megaupload aujourd’hui libéré sous caution, affirme dans un entretien que des sénateurs et juges américains auraient enregistré un compte sur le site de téléchargement.Kim Dotcom aurait trouvé un nouvel axe de défense concernant la plainte engagée contre lui par les Etats-Unis à propos de son site Megaupload, et le téléchargement massif et illégal d’œuvres protégées par le droit d’auteur.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ce dernier a indiqué dans un entretien accordé au site Torrent Freak avoir trouvé la trace de comptes enregistrés sur le site par des sénateurs et des juges américains. Ainsi, Kim Dotcom compte prouver que Megaupload servait bien à héberger des fichiers légaux et compte mettre le doigt sur la difficulté pour ses équipes à gérer et distinguer ce qui relève de la contrefaçon ou de la copie privée.Le fondateur de Megaupload négocie actuellement avec les autorités américaines afin que les liens de téléchargement soient remis en place afin que les utilisateurs puissent récupérer les fichiers qu’ils ont stocké au préalable, comme des packs de photos privées ou d’autres documents privés.Kim Dotcom s’avère confiant à ce sujet, indiquant que “l’équipe de Megaupload travaille dur pour permettre à nos utilisateurs de retrouver leurs données.” Pour rappel, l’homme est toujours accusé de blanchiment d’argent et de contrefaçon.Le 13 mars 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Kickstart These Adorable PlantBased Cyborgs

first_imgWe don’t all have that parental instinct required to keep house plants alive (my windowsill cactus has been shriveling up for months).Green thumbs be damned, though: Citizen Scientific Workshop (CSW) is crowdfunding the production of 100 Plantoid Robotics kits.The plant-brained cyborgs (essentially weeds on wheels) gravitate toward fresh air, water, and sunlight—ideal for the accidental plant killer in your life.Or, according to creator David Ultis’s vision, for “first-time robot builders of all ages.”“I came up with the concept for Plantoids when I noticed a lot of educational robotics kits taught very similar lessons,” Citizen Scientific Workshop President Ultis said in a statement.But the abstract models never expanded beyond artificial logic or intelligence, denying a level of connection between human and machine.“I wanted to incorporate something real and alive into a robot in order to affect its motivations and behaviors,” Ultis continued. “Now the plant organism’s life is elevated by abilities it never had before by being incorporated into a robot.”Only 16 days left in the all-or-nothing campaign (via Citizen Scientific Workshop)The key, according to CSW’s Kickstarter campaign, is using sensors and data to “expand and support the survival of the plant specimen.”Each kit comes with an Arduino-based microcontroller and sensor pack for determining soil moisture, air temperature and humidity, ambient light, and air quality.Designed for indoor and (some) outdoor terrain, the robot—shipping with tractor-wheel and treads kits—can communicate its current condition or sound an alarm using built-in LEDs and speaker.The DIY pack also includes a terrarium, live carnivorous plant specimen, and 3D-printed parts for at-home construction of your own roving Plantoid.CSW has so far collected more than $2,000 from 35 backers. But with 16 days left in its campaign, the organization is still chasing its $5,000 all-or-nothing goal.A full Plantoid robot kit, expected for global delivery in February, is available at an early-bird price of $64, or $139 for a two-pack.Supporters can also “adopt a garden” by pledging $389 or more: Choose a local botanical or community garden to receive six Plantoid kids and host a workshop. (Oh, and you get a laser-cut keychain and handwritten “thank you” card.)“With Plantoid Robots, we are bringing new educational activities to homes, classrooms, and gardens across the world,” the project page said. “The key is science, and through all experiments in science, something can be learned.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Betting Who will win La Liga

first_imgThe 2018/2019 La Liga campaign is now just two weeks away from starting and the question everyone will be asking is if a Real Madrid side without Cristiano Ronaldo be able to take the fight to Barcelona this season?  Or will it be city rivals Atletico Madrid doing the honours instead?It was Barcelona who dethroned reigning champions Real last season in dominant fashion with the Catalan club, under the newly-appointed Ernesto Valverde, going on to clinch their 25th title with an incredible 93 points and 99 goals.Valverde’s men will be gunning for a repeat of the last term with Lionel Messi leading the charge but, even with Ronaldo no longer at Real, the defending champions will have to contend with threats of Los Blancos’ signing of the summer in Vinícius Júnior and Ballon d’Or contender Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid with new €70m teammate Thomas Lemar.One thing that is certain is that this season promises to be just as exciting as ever with three major contenders fighting it out to be Spain’s best.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.But WHO will win?Easyodds have gathered the best odds from leading online bookmakers and betting exchanges to help us better understand how things are shaping up for the new season:The predicted 2018/19 La Liga tableBarcelonaReal MadridAtletico MadridValenciaSevillaVillarrealReal SociedadCelta VigoAthletic BilbaoReal BetisRayo VallecanoEibarEspanyolGetafeGironaLevanteLeganesAlavesHuescaReal ValladolidLa Liga will begin on Friday August 17 with Girona set to take on the newly-promoted Real Valladolid at Estadio Jose Zorrilla.last_img read more

More Marketing in TCI for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

first_imgProvidenciales, 19 Mar 2015 – Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival contingent from the Ministry of Tourism today arrived in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. It is the second group into the TCI in under a week to promote the upcoming, inaugural Bahamas Carnival festival: In the Spirit of Junkanoo set for April 17-18 in Grand Bahama and May 7-9 in Nassau.The one day visit will include a press conference today at Blue Haven Resort & Marina and a showcase tonight at the Island Fish Fry at 8pm; where the notion of the Bahamas Junkanoo carnival will be pitched and yes, performed.It is believed, Bahamas Tourism Minister, Hon Obie Wilchcombe is leading the delegation. Related Items:bahamas, bahamas junkanoo festival, ministry of tourism, Obie Wilchcombe Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowcenter_img Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Recommended for youlast_img read more

Junior Achievement Bahamas Reps Welcomed at Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 29, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard, his Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Nicole Campbell and Director of Youth K. Darron Turnquest welcomed representatives of Junior Achievement (Bahamas) during a courtesy call at the Ministry, on August 28, 2017.Pictured (from left) are Mr. Turnquest, JA Club Coordinator Chanda Roberts, JA Accounts Manager Shanda Smith, JA Vice Chairman Philip Simon, Minister Pintard, Permanent Secretary Campbell, JA Programme Manager Tammy Lecky and JA Scholarship and Fundraiser Coordinator Erica Morris.(BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Neymar reveals how a lack of cookies made him a superstar

first_imgBrazilian star Neymar opened up on his difficult upbringing and revealed how a lack of food and money was what ultimately made him the footballer he is todayAt 26 years old, Neymar has enjoyed a glittering football career which has seen him represent some of the biggest clubs in history in Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.He’s also a Champions League winner and has tasted a lot of domestic glory in both Spain and France over the last five years.Neymar’s dribbling skills, along with his tricks and creativity, have gathered a lot of admirers in the past with some comparing him to Brazil greats Ronaldinho and Pele.But, in a very open and honest interview, Neymar opened up on his humble upbringing and told the story of what prompted him to become one of the world’s best and richest players.“There’s a story with my mum and I think most people know it,” Neymar told YouTube channel O Primo Rico.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“I really wanted to eat cookies but we didn’t have any, so my mum said: ‘Son we don’t have more money, there’s no way. I’ll owe you this week, maybe next week when dad gets his payment, we can buy it.’“At the same time I told her, ‘Mum it’s OK. One day I will be very rich. I’ll buy a cookie factory so I can eat whenever I want.’“My mum cries when she tells that story because it was really touching for her.”“I think it was by the time I was 14 or 15 years old that I realised I wouldn’t lack anything anymore if I did things right, if I had my parents take care of everything.”Neymar has since returned to Brazil to recover from a groin problem and will miss PSG’s game against Nantes at the Parc Des Princes, which begins at 21:00 (CET) today.last_img read more

26 Properties Sold In Wilmington In May

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 26 properties were sold in Wilmington during May 2018: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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related40 Properties Sold In Wilmington In AugustIn “Business”42 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JulyIn “Business”44 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JuneIn “Business”last_img

Make Fire Safety Part of Your Holiday Celebrations

first_imgSTOW, MA — Fire officials urge people to make fire safety an important part of planning for their holiday celebrations. The days with the most residential fires in Massachusetts are Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.“Firefighters are not the kind of guests you want during the winter holidays, so please make fire safety part of your celebrations,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “Start by making sure you have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of your home,” he said.Cooking Leading Cause“Cooking is the leading cause of fires in the home and the holiday season is no exception. It is important to remember two key things: Stand by Your Pan to prevent cooking fires and to Put a Lid on It if one does occur,” said Ostroskey. “Leaving cooking unattended, even for a minute, is the leading cause of fires. When baking, use a timer, and stay nearby.”On December 30, 2017 at 6:37 p.m., the Melrose Fire Department was called to a cooking fire in two-family home. There were no injuries. Alarms were present but did not operate because of a missing battery. The building did not have sprinklers. The total estimated dollar loss was $25,000.Heating Second Leading Cause of Holiday Season FiresHeating is the second leading cause of home fires during the holiday season.“Keep warm and keep safe by having the furnace and chimney checked by professionals, and when heating with wood, dispose of the ashes in a lidded metal ashcan outside the home,” reminded Ostroskey.A single ember can stay hot and undetected for days. Use the three-foot rule and keep combustibles, like holiday decorations, three feet away from heat sources.On December 14, 2017, at 7:47 p.m., the Oxford Fire Department responded to a fatal heating fire at a single-family home. A woodstove in the first floor living room started the fire. The victim was a 93-year old woman. Two firefighters were injured at this fire. It was undetermined if there were alarms and the building did not have any sprinklers. Damages were estimated to be $215,000. On December 16, 2017, at 6:22 a.m., the Holliston Fire Department was called to a heating fire in a single-family home. The homeowners were using a woodstove and the fire started in the chimney. There were no injuries. Smoke alarms were present and alerted the occupants. The building had no fire sprinklers. The total estimated dollar loss from this fire was $325,000.Heating Leading Source of CO in the HomeHeating is also the leading cause of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. A Wales man recently died and his wife was seriously injured when they were overcome by the invisible fumes from a coal stove. The carbon monoxide alarm was found on a kitchen countertop with no batteries. Both smoke and CO alarms are required in all Massachusetts homes, but they have to be working to alert people to danger.Burn Candles inside a 1-Foot Circle of SafetyState Fire Marshal Ostroskey said, “Many of the holidays celebrated at this time of year use candles. Sadly, the increased candle use at this time of year also causes a boost in candle fires.”Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are among the December days when the most candle fires occur. Consider using battery-operated candles instead, especially if you have children or pets.On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, at 11:13 a.m., the Boston Fire Department was called to a candle fire in a basement bedroom in a single-family home. The candle ignited a nearby holiday decoration. No one was injured at this fire. Smoke alarms were not present and the home was not sprinklered. Damages from this fire were estimated to be $150,000.On December 28, 2017, at 3:55 p.m., the Fitchburg Fire Department responded to a candle fire in an 8-unit apartment building. A candle ignited the partition wall in the living room. No one was injured at this fire. Smoke alarms were present and alerted the occupants. The building did not have fire sprinklers. Damages from this fire were estimated to be $1,000.Christmas Tree Safety TipsAlthough Christmas tree fires are rare these days, they are very serious when they do occur. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, one-third of home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems and one-quarter start when the tree is placed too close to a heat source such as a fireplace, woodstove, radiator or space heater.Ostroskey said, “Always keep your Christmas trees watered, place it well away from a heat source, and dispose of them promptly after the holidays.”For more information on fire safety, contact your local fire department or the Department of Fire Services at 1-877-9-NO FIRE or on-line at and search on Winter Holiday Safety.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.)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 You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedChristmas Is Second Busiest Day for Home FiresIn “Community”State Fire Marshal: “Make Fire Safety Part of Your Holiday Celebrations”In “Government”Massachusetts State Fire Marshal: September Is Campus Fire Safety MonthIn “Police Log”last_img read more

DC Watch Company Releases Limited Edition

first_imgImages of Benson Watches new limited Phoenix collection. (Courtesy photo)Benson Watches, a D.C. Black-owned luxury watch company, released its limited edition watch collection, just in time for Father’s Day. “The Phoenix” watch collection is available exclusively on, a domain for high caliber Black owned products. It was released June 8, featuring a limited 100 watch stock of each watch style: sapphire blue crystal and pearl white glass.“On, we only feature high quality, luxury items and that’s what Benson Watches are,” Brian Williams, founder of told the AFRO. “These watches are so popular and sell out all the time; I have no doubt that these exclusive watches will do the same.”The luxury watches are a sequel to the company’s very popular “Cardinal I” watches, which retail for $299. The watches are fully equipped with three interchangeable leather straps to wear during any occasion and includes the Benson Watches signature engraving “Time should be spent doing what you love.”A June 10 Instagram post from Monica Mauro, designer of Druzy Jewlery, a collection of jewelry made from Agate stones, said the watch collection is “majestic.”Benson Watches was founded in 2014, by Marcel Benson, who said he noticed a decline in Black-owned products on his website, According to the website, Benson attended Morehouse College where he collected more than 100 different style of watches and asked himself, “Why can’t I make my own watches?” before launching his own company.Since 2015,, has been working with “Benson Watches” to sell and create watches. “Black people have over a trillion dollars in buying power, but often Black people don’t experience the benefit, so here at, we make sure consumers know how to buy Black the right way and experience high quality items, community support, and excellent customer service which is what Benson Watches also offers,” Williams said.last_img read more

Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films Likely Successor to ITO for Commercial Applications

first_img( — Will the legacy of Nobel prize winner Richard Smalley finally be fulfilled? Ever since his pioneering work in the mid 1990’s on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, companies have been struggling to find a commercial application for this amazing material. There was a nanotech “bubble” of start-up companies, none of which managed to successfully IPO due to lack of realizable commercial revenue. Is that about to change? Recent research by Rice University and Unidym indicate that a fully realizable application is finally here for carbon nanotubes. Fortunately, it’s in one of the fastest growing display markets, touch screens. Citation: Transparent Carbon Nanotube Films Likely Successor to ITO for Commercial Applications (2009, April 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are tiny hollow cylinders of carbon with tremendous electrical and optical properties. It turns out that very thin CNT films as thin as 10 or 20 nanometers are transparent to visible light and can conduct enough electricity to make them useful for many applications where these properties are needed. These applications include thin film solar cells, organic LEDs, and touch screens. Currently, a ceramic material called indium tin oxide (ITO) is used in these applications. This material is deposited in vacuum and is quite brittle. Carbon nanotubes, on the other hand, can be deposited from solution, and are remarkably robust and flexible. Films can be coated about 50 times faster than ITO films, and are almost unbreakable when flexed, tapped, strained, or smashed with a hammer, while ITO films are brittle and easy to crack under strain. Researchers predict that the first applications for these transparent CNT films will be as the electrodes in touch screens. This is because they already meet all technical requirements, and ITO has an issue in that it tends to crack after repeated use, thus degrading the touch screen response. Touch screens are a rapidly expanding market due to the popularity of the iPhone amongst other devices. By the end of the year, CNT films will begin to replace ITO in touch screens. As the technology continues to improve it will continue to take market share from ITO. This will be a remarkable achievement, and may issue in a new day for carbon nanotubes in various markets. I think Smalley would be pleased.More information can be found in: “Continuous and Scalable Fabrication of Transparent Conducting Carbon nanotube Films” by Dan, Irvin, and Pasquali in ACS Nano, published on the web April 08, 2009.© 2009 Will carbon nanotubes replace indium tin oxide? Explore further Flexible carbon nanotube film on plastic. Photo courtesy of Unidym. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Colin Of course Tom Brady is the NFL MVP Video

first_img Advertisement Tom Brady looks like the front runner to win the 2017 NFL MVP Award, but a vocal contingent believes that Rams running back Todd Gurley should get the award after racking up over 2,000 total yards and leading the NFL in TD’s for a team that has gone from irrelevance to Super Bowl contender.Colin thinks Gurley is an unbelievable talent, but in today’s NFL a running back is nowhere near as valuable to his team as the quarterback. Gurley is  arguably the third most valuable person on his own team behind head coach Sean McVay and Jared Goff.Critics argue that the MVP is nothing but a glorified quarterback award, and Colin is fine with that. It’s a quarterback driven league. This year the best quarterback in the NFL is Brady. He’s the MVP.“I love Todd Gurley, but I’d argue he’s not the most valuable person on the LA Rams. Of course Tom Brady’s the MVP.” — @ColinCowherd— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 3, 2018last_img read more

Here are All the Black Friday 2018 Deals from AUKEY – Massive

first_imgAUKEY has unleashed its Black Friday 2018 deals and the discounts are pretty dope. You can save big on batteries, chargers, hubs and whatnot. Let’s have a look, shall we?Black Friday 2018 Deals from AUKEY are Now Live – Grab Amazing Accessories at Even More Amazing PricesAUKEY and Anker sit at the top of the food chain when it comes to mobile accessories. While Anker has already unleashed its set of pre-Black Friday 2018 deals, AUKEY has stepped in to take the excitement further. What’s on offer today? A lot of great stuff. Let’s take a look at them all.Please note that you have to apply the coupon on the Amazon description page of the product in some cases to get the discount. Don’t be alarmed if you see the full price. Just find that coupon button and click it for the discount, that’s it.Power Delivery ChargersAUKEY USB C Charger with 18W Power Delivery 3.0, Ultra-Compact USB C Wall Charger – Was $21.99, Now just $14.99AUKEY USB C Charger with Dual 18W Power Delivery 3.0 Ports – Was $39.99, Now just $27.99AUKEY USB C Charger with 30W Power Delivery 2.0 & 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger – Was $42.99, Now just $29.99Power BanksAUKEY USB C 10000mAh Power Bank, Portable Charger with 18W Power Delivery, Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Pack – Was $29.99, Now just $23.99 with code 3U77VI6YAUKEY USB C 20000mAh Power Bank, Portable Charger with 18W Power Delivery, Quick Charge 3.0 Battery Pack – Was $42.99, Now just $34.4 with code 3U77VI6YCablesAUKEY USB C Cable 6ft Fast Charge, [2 Pack] Durable & Flexible Type C Charger Cable – Was $7.99, Now just $5.99AUKEY Lighting Cable (3.3ft – 2 Pack) Nylon Braided [ Apple MFi Certified ] iPhone Charging Cable – Was $14.99, Now just $11.99HubAUKEY Powered USB Hub, Aluminum 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub with 1 Quick Charge 3.0 Port, 2 AiPower Charging Ports, 7 USB 3.0 Data Ports – Was $41.99, Now just $32.99Smart PlugsAUKEY Wi-Fi Smart Plug (2 Pack), Mini Smart Socket for use with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant – Now just $21.99AUKEY Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug Enabled Dual Outlet-Compact Size Socket Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant – Now just $19.99LampsAUKEY Night Light, Rechargeable Bedside Lamp with RGB Color-Changing & Dimmable White Light – Now just $14.24AUKEY LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charger and 4 Brightness Levels – Now just $25.99AUKEY Rechargeable Table Lamp – Now just $21.59AUKEY LED Floor Lamp – Now just $31.99OthersAUKEY 4K Dash Cam with 6-Lane Wide-Angle Lens Dashboard Camera Recorder with HDR – Was $89.99, Now just $68.29AUKEY Soundbar, 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Speaker with Enhanced Bass – Was $109.99, Now just $87.99You may want to check out the following deals too:GoPro HERO7 With Buttery Smooth Stabilization Gets a Massive Discount for Black Friday 2018Anker Kicks off Pre-Black Friday 2018 Deals with Never Before Seen Discounts on AccessoriesAmazon Has Discounted Several Great Android Smartphones for Black Friday 2018 [Limited Time Only]ESR’s Black Friday 2018 Sale Starts Today with Massive Discounts on Accessories for All Major Smartphones, TabletsBlack Friday 2018 Deals on All Amazon Hardware: Mega Discounts on Fire Tablet, Echo, Cloud Cam Bundles, MoreHot Black Friday 2018 Deal: $100 Off All OnePlus 6 Models Straight From the Official StoreBlack Friday 2018 Deal: Get the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Mobile Gimbal and Stabilizer for Just $124.95 [Usually $199.99]Black Friday 2018 Deal: More Than 50% Off on Samsung 32GB and 64GB microSD CardsBlack Friday 2018 Deal: Get the Belkin Boost Up 7.5W Wireless Charger for iPhone for Just $29.99 [Usually $59.99]Black Friday Deals From Koogeek: HomeKit $15.99 Smart RGB Bulbs and Door/Window Sensors Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

March 2 2007 The first group of workshop parti

first_imgMarch 2, 2007 The first group of workshop participants in 2007 completed their program. Graduation took place during morning meeting in the Arcosanti Vaults. Workshop graduate Yosuke Kitazawa receives his certificate from interim workshop coordinator Matteo Di Michele. [Photo & text: sa] Lauren Wessler receives her certificate. [Photo & text: sa] Maggie Lamb came to attend only the seminar-week. She enjoyed the program so much that she stayed for the entire four weeks. Maggie receives her certificate. Judith Bloom Criden, Jean-Luc Unger, Max Ritts and Andy Chao also graduated. [Photo & text: sa]last_img