Teenage girl dead after Alberta collision between semi truck and school bus

first_imgREDWATER, Alta. – An Alberta school superintendent says the death of a teenage girl in a collision between a school bus and a semi truck north of Edmonton has devastated the small community.Police and paramedics responded to the crash that happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday in Thorhild County near Redwater.“EMS pronounced one teenage female deceased at the scene,” said Kirsten Goruk, a spokeswoman for Alberta Health Services in Edmonton.Fourteen patients were assessed by paramedics and no one else was transported to hospital, she said.Police said the preliminary investigation has determined the school bus had just turned southbound on to a road when it was rear-ended by the semi.The bus was carrying 13 students on the way to Thorhild Central School. The driver declined to comment when reached by phone.“This is an immeasurable loss and tragedy for our entire community,” Aspen View Public Schools Superintendent Mark Francis told The Canadian Press. “Thorhild is that small Alberta town where everyone knows everyone so a tragedy like this impacts the entire community.“We have a grieving mom and dad and family, grieving neighbours and community, and grieving staff and students — this is a tragedy that impacts our community to its soul.”The girl’s name has not been released, but Francis said she was a well-loved student.“A whole school grieves for her,” he said.About 300 students from kindergarten to Grade 12 attend the school.Francis said counselling is being offered to staff and students, including the other students who were on the bus at the time of the collision.Police said they continue to investigate the crash.“It was foggy, very foggy conditions reported this morning during the time of the collision and even for a couple hours after,” Cpl. Ronald Bumbry of the RCMP said Wednesday afternoon. “We look at all contributing factors … definitely weather may have played a factor in this one.”No charges have been laid in the collision, he said.— By Colette Derworiz in Edmontonlast_img read more

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Sixth annual Manito Ahbee festival launches

first_imgAPTN National NewsManito Ahbee is taking over Winnipeg concert halls for the sixth year in a row. The annual festival celebrates Aboriginal music from across Canada, culminating in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards on Friday and the International Pow Wow on Sunday.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson tells you what to expect and where to go in a week full of music.last_img

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Fort St John RCMP looking for ATV riders driving on local roads

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find local ATV drivers that have been racing on local streets late a night and early in the morning.Over the past week, the Fort St. John RCMP have received a number of noise complaints about drivers who are racing up and down streets, disrupting the peace late at night and during the early morning hours.Numerous reports have also been received from the public highlighting safety because at the same time as creating a lot of noise, ATV, quad and dirt bike drivers are ignoring the rules of the road throughout various areas of the city. Information has been received that some of the drivers have not been wearing any safety equipment raising the RCMP’s level of concern for their wellbeing.“The Fort St. John RCMP want the roads to be safe for everyone in the community, as it belongs to all of us”, said Cst Chad Newstater. “There is a huge concern that someone is going to get hurt, in the name of having fun.”The Fort St John RCMP take these complaints very seriously because of the safety implications for both the public and the ATV riders. The Fort St John RCMP has increased patrols in the areas where disruptive ATVers have been reported.The Fort St John RCMP is asking anyone with information about:who the drivers are,the descriptions of the drivers or ATV’s,where the drivers and ATV’s reside,possible video surveillance of the riders,or any other helpful information about these incidents.If you have any useful information, please call the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or attend the detachment during office hours at 10648 100th St, Fort St John, BC.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.last_img read more

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No one is happy with Modi government Priyanka

first_imgBhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying no one was happy with his government. Demanding to know what Modi had done in the last five years, Gandhi told the media here: “Be it farmers, youth or anybody, no one is satisfied with the government. Together they will change the government this year.” Gandhi, 47, is on a three-day boat ride on the Ganga as part of the Lok Sabha election campaign that will end on Wednesday in Varanasi, Modi’s parliamentary constituency. Gandhi began the day after offering prayers at the Sita Samahit Sthal temple in Sitamarhi. She was asked to comment on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s claim that the Congress had ruled Uttar Pradesh for most years since the country’s independence and so it was to blame for keeping the sprawling state economically backward. “This ‘what they did in last 70 years’ has an expiry date. Now the BJP should tell the people what it did in the last five years (after Modi took office). “Shiksha mitras and anganvadi workers did not get anything. The BJP had announced Rs 17,000 per month for them,” she said. “It is good to produce report cards but what has actually happened? There is nothing on the ground. I am meeting people daily, they are distressed,” Gandhi said. Gandhi, who set out from Prayagraj on Monday in a specially-built vessel with supporters, earlier met Congress leaders here and exhorted them to work hard during the elections. She spent Tuesday night at a guest house in Bhadohi. Before resuming her journey on the Ganga, Gandhi met Congress leaders in the area. Shivam Dubey, a party leader who attended the meeting, told IANS: “We will work hard to ensure that the Congress is strengthened and wins with a huge majority.” Gandhi is expected to reach Chunar in Mirzapur on Tuesday evening.last_img read more

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Cabreras Millions And Baseballs Billions

I was surprised by my colleague Neil Paine’s analysis of Miguel Cabrera’s record-breaking new contract extension. I thought the Detroit Tigers would come out looking much worse.According to Neil’s estimate, which used projections from Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA system, Cabrera’s market value for the next 10 years is roughly $275 million. That’s not as much as the $292 million that the Tigers will be paying him, but the difference is modest.Neil’s valuation assumed that teams are willing to pay about $6.5 million per additional win in the free-agent market, based on research from Dave Cameron and Lewie Pollis. These estimates come from comparing the salaries given to free agents against their expected on-field production. (Neil further assumed that the market price of a win will increase by 5 percent per year.)In other words, Cabrera isn’t that vastly overpaid as compared to recent free agents. If Mike Napoli is making $16 million per year, then Cabrera’s $29 million per year doesn’t look so bad.But Cabrera’s market value is not the same as Cabrera’s economic value to the Tigers. It could be that free agents as a group are vastly overpaid, relative to the revenue they bring to their teams.In the 2006 book “Baseball Between the Numbers,” I estimated the marginal value of a win to a baseball team, based on how responsive different categories of revenue (such as ticket sales and TV deals) are to a team’s quality. I estimated that an additional game won added only about $1.2 million to a team’s bottom line, after subtracting revenue-sharing payments. (This assumes that the value of a win is constant from team to team, which it isn’t, but we’ll leave that aside for now.)That estimate is now eight years old. Total gross revenue accruing to the 30 Major League Baseball clubs has increased since then; it was $7.1 billion in 2013, according to Forbes, as compared to $4.7 billion in 2005.If the marginal economic value of a win has increased proportionately, a win would now be worth about $1.8 million. That’s still far less than the $6.5 million that teams are willing to pay for a win. Are baseball owners being irrational?Perhaps, but their motivation to own a baseball team may not be based solely in profits and losses. They may just be having fun. (I can think of a lot of worse ways to splurge.)And they may know that if they choose to sell their teams, they can do so — probably at a significant profit. The market value of an MLB franchise has increased by more than 600 percent since 1990, according to valuations from Financial World and Forbes magazine (see Rodney Fort’s website for the data). By comparison, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose by about 450 percent between March 27, 1990, and March 27, 2014. (Framed in terms of compound annual growth rates, baseball teams have increased in value by 8.5 percent per year since 1990, as compared with 7.3 percent for the stock market.)Not only have baseball franchises outperformed the stock market, but the patterns in their growth rates have been quite different. The stock market rose dramatically in the 1990s, but has teetered back and forth since then. By contrast, the rise in MLB franchise values has been much steadier.What accounts for this?Here’s a theory. The average baseball franchise is now worth $817 million, according to Forbes. Loosely speaking, you need to be a billionaire to afford one. And there are a lot more billionaires than there used to be.Forbes estimates that there are 492 billionaires in the United States, as compared to 99 in 1990. The increase in the number of billionaires, like the increase in baseball franchise values, has been relatively steady. (The number of American billionaires fell after the financial crisis of 2007-09 but has risen to a new high since then.)In a sense, the Tigers may be betting less on Cabrera’s performance and more on economic and regulatory conditions. If the number of billionaires continues to rise, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch (worth $3.6 billion) should find plenty of buyers should he sell the team down the line. Cabrera’s presence might make the Tigers a more attractive purchase — or if not, the liability might be modest as compared with the Tigers’ resale price. But if the rise of the billionaire reverses, Cabrera’s contract might come to look like the peak of a bubble. read more

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Former Buckeye Holmes traded suspended

Former Ohio State receiver Santonio Holmes was traded to the New York Jets on Sunday, but won’t see time on the field in the first four games of the 2010 season because of a violation of the substance abuse policy set forth by the league, the NFL announced Monday.The Pittsburgh Steelers traded Holmes for a fifth-round draft pick. ESPN 1050 in New York first reported the trade late Sunday, and Jets owner Woody Johnson confirmed the trade Monday morning. The league has suspended Holmes without pay, but he will be eligible to take part in offseason training and preseason games.The trade will be officially announced after Holmes undergoes a physical in New York and meets with Jets officials. Holmes signed autographs at the Ohio Union last Tuesday. read more

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Arsenal legends It would be a mistake to let Ramsey leave

first_imgArsenal legends Sol Campbell and Robert Pires have urged the club to agree on a new deal with Aaron RamseyThe Welsh midfielder’s current contract will expire next summer with fresh terms for an extension yet to be agreed on.Last season saw Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere all enter the 12 months of their contracts with just one of three players still at the team this season.And Ramsey, who has now reportedly caught the interest of Real Madrid, is in a similar situation and appears set to end a decade-long stay at the Emirates.Campbell told Standard Sport: “It is worrying. Rambo’s a fantastic player, a great guy. It’s a shame but it’s a recurring situation at Arsenal.“Ozil took a long time, Sanchez as well and then he went. Ramsey’s a top player, losing him for free would be a mistake.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Pires agreed with his old teammate and added: “I don’t know what’s happening at the end of the season. Maybe he will extend, maybe not.“He’s a great player, he’s been at Arsenal for a long time. He scores a lot of goals and is important to the squad.“Aaron needs to talk with the board and find a good solution for him and for Arsenal.”Both Pires and Campbell were a part of the famous “Invincibles” Arsenal team that went the entire 2003/04 Premier League season unbeaten.Nowadays, the duo have hung up their boots and have entered coaching. Pires works as a coach back at Arsenal, while Campbell has reportedly agreed to help out with the England U21 coaching set-up.last_img read more

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Lovren handed onematch suspension for Ramos incident

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been handed a one-match ban by UEFA for insulting Sergio Ramos, according to Marca.The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has handed Lovren a one-match following his actions towards Ramos at the end of Spain and Croatia’s UEFA Nations League clash last year.The pair had issues with one another and have had regular altercations on social media since Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final last May.European football governing body announced the disciplinary decision on Friday, resolving the case that was opened following Croatia’s impressive home win on November 15.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…In the report, the Croatian Football Federation was also fined 13,000 euros after fans threw objects and blocked gangways.Lovren hit out at the Real Madrid captain on social media after Croatia’s win over Spain.The Liverpool centre-half also pretended to be elbowing Ramos and attacked the entire Spanish National team, referring to them as a gang, before saying that his country’s flag is the only important one.UEFA also revealed that Villarreal will be without left-back Jaume Costa for two games after he received a ban for getting sent off in the 89th minute of the Yellow Submarines win over Spartak Moscow on December 13 at the Ceramica stadium.last_img read more

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HJ Students tearful one says Stop Hatin

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Feb 2016 – Reports are that it was tearful at the HJ Robinson High School Monday morning when the 350 students, faculty and staff of one of the country’s most iconic institutions gathered for the first time since a January 29th fire destroyed a new set of classrooms and just about all inside. A fifth form student wrote a poem which speaks to the rapidly changing times in student and young life in the Capital.Excerpt from ‘This is Your Appeal’ by Vanessa Fraser: “…what a shame, it was just yesterday that I knew their name, now it’s not the same, ‘cause guess what, they can’t even tame, so now they’re framed! Where’s our future generation, aren’t we all one nation? Where we come together as one, bond together with love but we rather be racist so we start contemplating about who does this and that then we judge and start hatin’!…”Vanessa Fraser encouraged her heartbroken school mates to keep God first, to keep going despite and that success is inevitable if they take her advice. The school’s new top story to the Administrative block along with student records were destroyed in that early morning fire two Fridays ago, which was heroically extinguished thanks to the airport’s fire crew. Police presence at night limited in Grand Turk, says PDA Education Officials set to tour fire ravaged HJ Robinson High Recommended for you HJ Opens Thursday with mass assembly Related Items:hj robinson, vanessa fraserlast_img read more

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PSG admits to racial profiling

first_imgParis Saint-Germain have admitted that their scouts illegally racially profiled young players as part of their recruitment process.The scouts were asked to list whether the youngsters were French, North African, West Indian or African, allegedly in order to limit the number of black youngsters coming into the club, according to the investigative news website Mediapart, citing documents from the Football Leaks dossier.Mediapart said the practice has been carried out for the last five years. The French champions confirmed racial profiling took place but said the club’s management was “not aware” of it and that it was carried out in completely secrecy.In a statement, the club said, according to the Guardian:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Paris Saint-Germain reaffirms its firm condemnation of all forms of discrimination, racism or ethnic monitoring. Forms with illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018 by the training centre’s department responsible for player scouting outside the Île-de-France region. These forms were introduced at the sole personal initiative of the head of this department.”Mediapart claims questions over racial profiling at Le Parisien were first raised four years ago after a talented 13-year-old player, Yann Gboho, caught the attention of the club’s scouts while playing for FC Rouen in Normandy.During Gboho’s evaluation, a PSG scout filled in a form in which there were four choices as to the origin of players: French, north African, West Indian and African. The scout was reported to have listed the teenager, who was born in the Ivory Coast, as “West Indian”.last_img read more

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New report military families do not feel connected to civilian communities

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- A new report paints a troubling picture for active duty military families under a lot of stress. It also says the divide between military and civilian populations has never been wider, especially for families living in military housing civilian neighborhoods.KUSI’s John Soderman is at USO Center at Lindbergh field with the story.To view the full report: https://bluestarfam.org/survey/ February 6, 2019 Posted: February 6, 2019 New report: military families do not feel connected to civilian communities KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Politico Takes Paywall Baby Steps with SixState Experiment

first_imgPolitical journalism site Politico announced today that it’s starting a limited, metered paywall experiment. Tests will begin this week in six states and internationally to see if readers will pay for the site’s general content. Iowa, North Dakota, Vermont, Mississippi, New Mexico and Wyoming were chosen  because they represent a “tiny sliver” of readers, says a note to staff.The test is a fairly long one, lasting six months, but simple. “What we will look for with this experiment is whether or not we can bring in more revenue through paying subscribers than we lose as a result of any decline in traffic,” says the note.That’s the crux of every paywall calculation, and the memo adds that the experiment represents a shift in strategic thinking, thanks largely to the growing number of content sites with established paywalls. Here’s the full release, via Dylan Byers.The site already has a paid content service through its Politico Pro offering, which broke the 1,000 subscriber mark in March. But the staff memo indicates that this experiment is simply an effort to keep the brand’s options open in case there in fact turns out to be an opportunity to sell content to the general readership.last_img read more

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Base Redevelopment Track Set for Summit

first_imgThe base redevelopment track for the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit will include seven sessions covering the key challenges facing local redevelopment authorities, including property transfer, project management, financing, and environmental cleanup and insurance.ADC is introducing a new format for the track this year that will place an emphasis on participation by Summit attendees. Rather than being organized around a panel of experts, each session will have one or two moderators who will facilitate presentations from invited guests as well as attendees. LRAs, DOD officials and consultants will be encouraged to come to the Summit ready to participate during any of the session topics.The format is designed to be interactive, maximizing audience participation and encouraging a free-wheeling discussion about the pressing issues in base redevelopment. The new format will allow attendees to bring up questions and concerns about problems they are dealing with or introduce other emerging issues.The base redevelopment track will cover:The state of base redevelopment — project directors and industry experts will discuss the progress made by communities to reuse closed bases and identify key challenges facing BRAC communities;Environmental issues — subject matter experts will discuss environmental insurance, UXO, emerging contaminants and funding sources;Property transfer and real estate management — representatives from each of the services will update attendees on progress made to date transferring property; also featured will be a discussion on the hurdles to successful  redevelopment;Federal perspectives – federal officials will talk about programs that support base closure communities;Redefining redevelopment — LRAs and real estate experts will talk about new trends in real estate development, along with emerging challenges and opportunities for base reuse;Funding sources — LRAs, developers and industry leaders will discuss fundraising strategies; Public involvement — Experienced LRA directors and consultants will lead discussions on managing community expectations, obtaining the support of the public and private sector, maximizing public involvement and forming a board of directors. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS 5 Things That Happened At Last Weeks Meeting

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the April 9th Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting:#1) SAVE THE DATE. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis to use Rotary Park on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for a National Night Out celebration.#2) SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SET. With little discussion, Selectmen unanimously closed and signed the Special Town Meeting warrant. The warrant consists of two articles, petitioned by Selectman McCoy and others, and can be read HERE. The Special Town Meeting will take place inside the Annual Town Meeting on May 5, 2018 at approximately 10:45am inside the WHS Auditorium.#3) SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Fourth of July Committee Chairman Scott Garrant to restrict hawkers/pedlers and transient vendors from conducting business within one-half mile of the Town Common during the Fun on the Fourth celebration. This annual vote is taken to  encourage attendees to purchase snacks at the carnival and from the non-profit organization booths in the Food Court.#4) NEW TOWN ELECTION WORKERS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Town Clerk Sharon George to appoint five new election workers — Phyllis Gorman, David & Susan Reese, Janet Marchiello, and Ruth-Ann Soderholm. These workers will replace election workers that recently stepped down.#5) SELECTMEN ANNUAL REPORT. Chairman Mike Champoux read the Board of Selectmen’s Annual Report, which will be published in the Town’s Annual Report booklet, into the record.  Watch the reading HERE at the 7:22-mark. Champoux discusses several big issues, including New England Transrail, Butters Row Bridge, Yentile Farm, Fun on the Fourth, the town’s new Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, affordalbe housing, and more.Aside from the Sciarappa Farm discussion, Wilmington Apple has already covered the other news made at the meeting, including:Selectmen To Create A Town Economic Development CommitteeFree Little Library & Kindness Rock Garden Coming To Rotary ParkPLOT TWIST: Massachusetts Attorney General DELAYS Ruling On Town Meeting Article Relative To Detox Facility ZoningResidents Invited To Informational Forum On Proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement With Analog Devices On April 26The Moving Wall Is Coming To Wilmington This SummerFind Out if YOUR Street Is Scheduled To Get Paved Over The Next 7 MonthsLike 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… RelatedSELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 MORE Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 10 Things That Happened At Last Week’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

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Wilmington Kiwanis Club To Hold School Supply Drive On August 11

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington is joining with other Kiwanis Clubs from around Massachusetts to collect needed school supplies for children attending Massachusetts schools.The Kiwanis Club’s School Supply Drive will take place on Saturday, August 11 at 9am to 1pm at West Real Estate (386 Main Street).Items needed include: backpacks, pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, glue sticks, kid’s scissors, rulers, calculators, highlighters, boxes of tissues and reems of paper.For further information, contact Stu Neilson at 978-430-1652. No time to shop? Cash/check donations will be used to purchase needed supplies.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… RelatedVIDEO: Learn About The Wilmington Kiwanis Club’s Upcoming Fundraisers & ActivitiesIn “Videos”Wilmington Kiwanis Club To Collect Relief Supplies For Puerto Rico On November 11In “Community”The Wilmington Insider For August 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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NOW HIRING Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job Openings

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following FIVE job openings over the past week:Full-Time Sign Language Interpreter at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Sign Language Interpreter at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time 1:1 Educational Assistant (Compass PreK) at Wildwood Early Childhood CenterFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Wilmington High School(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more

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TMobile Super Bowl 2019 ad goes for your stomach with vow of

first_img pic.twitter.com/isviUtoSdS— Jewels (@Jewels60618) February 4, 2019 🌮 What 🌮 is 🌮 everyone 🌮 eating 🌮 next 🌮 Tuesday?! 🌮Free tacos with @TacoBell for #TMobileTuesdays customers. #AreYouWithUs pic.twitter.com/pLKkCV9jBW— T-Mobile (@TMobile) February 4, 2019 Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Harrison Ford, The Dude, the Backstreet Boys and more Avengers, Captain Marvel, Twilight Zone: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers Super Bowl 2019: New Avengers: Endgame trailer shows heroes at their best Super Bowl 2019 commercials: Watch them all here Super Bowl 2019 memes: Game of Thrones, SpongeBob, Adam Levine’s nipples SpongeBob SquarePants barely shows up at Super Bowl 2019 halftime show See all of our Super Bowl coverage One of T-Mobile’s competitors went the humor-meets-celebrity route. In a Sprint ad released before the game, multi-sport star Bo Jackson showed up holding a mermaid clutching a keytar with a “bird horse” flapping over his shoulder, promoting the idea that Sprint delivers the “best of both worlds.”First published Feb. 3, 5 p.m. PT. Update, 5:56 p.m: Adds free Lyft credit offer. Most Super Bowl ads go for viewers’ eyeballs, and sometimes appeal to their hearts. This Super Bowl, T-Mobile decided to go for viewers’ stomachs. The telecommunications company announced that its customers can go to Taco Bell once a week and get a free taco, courtesy of T-Mobile. Super Bowl 2019 Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Legit the best commercial I’ve seen so far on the #SuperBowlLlll— Alice Himee 👑 @ twitch (@PervychuCos) February 4, 2019 That wasn’t the end of the freebies. A third-quarter ad showing a misunderstood message from a Lyft driver revealed that T-Mobile users can redeem a $10 Lyft ride credit, beginning Tuesday using the T-Mobile Tuesdays App. Super Bowl 2019 Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailer My husband wants me to run Out & get him some 🌮🌮🌮! Hell, I’m #MexiCAN I can make my own, but then again, FREE IS FREE! 😆— KharmynBaby (@BabyKharmyn) February 4, 2019 More Super Bowl Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar TV and Moviescenter_img reading • T-Mobile Super Bowl 2019 ad goes for your stomach with vow of free tacos • T-Mobile aired a number of ads showing humorous text exchanges. In one, a texter hesitates to express a meal preference (one wants tacos, one wants sushi), and the free taco deal is revealed. For the foreseeable future, qualifying T-Mobile customers can redeem the offer via the app and Taco Bell’s website, and then pick up the free crunchy or soft seasoned beef taco at a nearby Taco Bell.Some taco fans were ready to eat. “Legit the best commercial I’ve seen so far on the #SuperBowlLlll,” tweeted one person. Share your voice T-Mobile Nobody says bae anymore 😂— Kevin Eusebio (@kevineusebio) February 4, 2019 0 See All Post a comment Tags But not everyone was gobbling up the ad. “You paid $5.2 million on a Super Bowl commercial for that?” snarked one Twitter user. May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot You paid $5.2 million on a Super Bowl commercial for that? Lol— Isaac (@techmobileguy) February 4, 2019last_img read more

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Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for 719

first_img See It 2 $799 Share your voice 3:29 $999 Juan Garzon / CNET Cheap things come to those who wait. That’s probably going to end up on my tombstone, I’ve said it so often, but it’s true. Case in point: Samsung’s massive flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 9, made its debut in 2018 with a hefty $1,000 price tag.Now, for a limited time and while supplies last, Amazon has the factory-unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB) in Midnight Black for $719.46 shipped. That’s new, by the way, not refurbished.See it at AmazonThe Note 9 features a mammoth 6.4-inch screen, 128GB of storage and Samsung’s fairly awesome S-Pen.I’m not an Android guy, but of course my colleagues have you covered: For a deep dive into the phone’s pros and cons, look no further than CNET’s Galaxy Note 9 review.This is a good reminder that phones with sky-high prices will eventually see discounts — often after just six or seven months. No question, $719 is still a lot, but it’s a lot less than $1,000.Your thoughts? Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue) Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Best Buy Sprint Verizon Wireless $999 See It See It CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far Phones Galaxy Note 9 is a superphone through and through $799 See it Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt Comments Now playing: Watch this: The Cheapskate Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Samsunglast_img read more

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Oppo teases a phone with a selfie camera built into the screen

first_img Sprint $999 The video was also posted to Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, by Oppo Vice President Brian Shen. He noted (via Google Translate) that it’s difficult to make in-screen cameras as effective as the shooters we have on our current phones, but that this is a worthy step in the right direction.Oppo’s most recent phone, The Reno, also enjoys a notch-free screen, with its selfie lens attached to a pop-up camera. The company, following the likes of Samsung, will soon release a 5G version of the Reno. Oppo didn’t say when we’d see the in-screen camera on a buyable phone. Oppo Samsung $999 For those seeking the perfect, notchless smartphone screen experience – prepare to be amazed. 📲You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology. RT! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/FrqB6RiJaY— OPPO (@oppo) June 3, 2019 The Oppo Find X phone is dead sexy $999 Apple iPhone XS Comment Best Buy Phones Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It See Itcenter_img See It Boost Mobile Share your voice 1 See it Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Now playing: Watch this: Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 1:56 Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Part of an Oppo teaser posted to Twitter and Weibo. Oppo With phone makers struggling to differentiate themselves in a crowded market, the question often asked is how to best evolve the selfie camera. Right now a notch atop the display is the most common way of incorporating a front camera while taking up minimal screen space.Oppo on Monday offered another route: a camera built into the display. This means you get a phone with a clean, unencumbered screen, unlike the iPhone notch or the Samsung S10 hole punch.Oppo brought the tease through its official Twitter account. “You are taking a very first look at our under-display selfie camera technology,” the post read.last_img read more

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Googles third subsea cable connects Portugal to South Africa

first_img Share your voice Computers Internet Google’s Equiano subsea cable will connect Portugal, South Africa, Nigeria and likely other nations. Google Google’s third undersea network cable will shuttle high-speed data from Portugal to South Africa and countries in between starting in 2021, a fiber-optic line called Equiano. The fiber-optic line is part of Google’s massive investment in computing infrastructure — an investment that reached $47 billion over the last three years, Google said in a blog post Friday.Google, a digital colossus, needs to push immense quantities of information among its data centers scattered all around the world. And with operations like Google Cloud, Google handles the data needs for many other companies, too. Google subsea cable investmentsEnlarge ImageThe Equiano subsea cable is the 14th such project Google invested in and the third it owns outright. Cables it owns or partially owns are shown here in green; blue cables are ones Google has rights to use. Google Equiano, the latest member of Google’s alphabetically ascending sequence of cables, is named for Olaudah Equiano, an African writer and abolitionist, who was sold into slavery but bought his own freedom. He was born in Nigeria, which likely will be the first country to get an extension from the new subsea cable.Google has an ownership stake in 14 subsea cable projects, but Equiano is the third Google-owned subsea cable. The two earlier ones are Curie, stretching from Los Angeles to Chile and Dunant from the eastern United States to France.The cable uses a new data-pumping technique, called fiber-level switching, designed to transfer information more economically, Google said. Earlier long-range fiber-optic cables, with four or six pairs of fiber-optic lines, divided data by sending different wavelengths of light — colors — to each destination. Each fiber-optic pair can transfer data on 60 different wavelength channels.Google’s fiber-level switching uses 12 pairs or more of fiber-optic lines and devotes entire pairs to each destination. “This fiber-level switching results in a more compact, cost-effective and power-effective switching solution,” Google said.Google estimates it’ll be able to transfer 12 terabits of data per second for each fiber on the Equiano cable. That’s about 1,200 times the maximum speed of newer PCs, but undersea cables and other long-range fiber-optic lines typically send a continuous stream of data instead of the short bursts that most computers and phones need.Dunant introduced the technology needed to pack lots of fiber pairs into the cable, but Equiano is the first cable to use the fiber-level switching, Google said.Google in the past has invested in consortia that lay cables and secured rights to use others’ cables. Building its own speeds the process, though, in part because having a single owner simplifies decisions and discussions. Google’s undersea fiber-optic cables are designed to last 25 years.Alcatel Submarine Networks is installing the cable for Google.Alcatel Submarine Networks installs Google's Equiano undersea cable.Alcatel Submarine Networks installs Google’s Equiano undersea cable. ASN Originally published June 28, 5 a.m. PT.Update, 11:37 a.m.: Adds further detail about the undersea cable’s technology. 3 Comments Tags Googlelast_img read more

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