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WANTED GTA RESIDENTS IN NEED OF HOME RENOVATIONS

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott are looking for more GTA homes to renovate in their new series Forever Home. HGTV CANADA GTA residents with homes that need renovating are in luck: two TV series are seeking properties to fix up.Property Brothers: Forever Home has been airing since June 3 on HGTV Canada (and since May 29 in the U.S.) and has proved so popular that another 12 episodes have been ordered. That means property owners in Woodbridge, North York, Etobicoke and Mississauga have a chance to have their houses transformed by stars Drew and Jonathan Scott. Facebook Twitter Advertisementcenter_img The idea is that the work benefit “deserving families” who need a major renovation, whether it’s someone going through hard times or someone who gives back to their community.The “feel-good renovation series” will be hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and will debut in spring 2020.Go to HomeRenoHelp.com to nominate someone.By Debra Yeo ~ Toronto Star If that sounds like you, go to propertybrothers.com to apply.Meanwhile, the new HGTV Canada series tentatively titled Big Home Overhaul is seeking residents in the GTA, Hamilton and surrounding areas who deserve a major makeover by the network’s star contractors and designers. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The production team is looking for homeowners who are “outgoing, energetic, opinionated and fun”; have a need for expert help; a minimum renovation and design budget of $100,000; and up to seven days available for filming, staggered over five to seven weeks.last_img read more

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Paris shutters itself in fear of worsening protest violence

first_imgParis monuments and shopping meccas are locked down and tens of thousands of police are taking position around the country, fearing worsening violence in a new round of anti-government protests.President Emmanuel Macron’s government has warned that Saturday’s “yellow vest” protests in Paris will be hijacked by “radicalized and rebellious” crowds and become the most dangerous yet after three weeks of demonstrations.Authorities are deploying barricade-busting armoured vehicles and 8,000 police in the capital alone, part of 89,000 security forces fanned out around France.The Eiffel Tower and Louvre are shut along with hundreds of stores and businesses, fearing damage after rioting last Saturday that saw 130 people injured and the worst urban unrest in Paris in decades.The protesters are angry at Macron and high taxes, among other problems.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Sri Lankan in Canada found guilty of 10 criminal offences

There is a publication ban on the identities of the three victims. The victims eventually moved away from Cornwall due to concern for their safety. Mahendrarajah is due back in to court for sentencing on August 4. (Colombo Gazette) With no corroborating witnesses to the April 17, 2012, incident, Justice Laurie Lacelle had to rely on the testimony of the three victims and Mahendrarajah, who took to the stand to defend himself during a five-day trial. A Sri Lankan man in Canada faces likely imprisonment after a judge found him guilty of 10 criminal offences, including forcible confinement involving a minor.Liginthan Mahendrarajah is also convicted of two other counts of forcible confinement, involving a man and a woman, two counts of assault, two counts of assault using a weapon, threatening to cause death, threatening to kill the victims’ pet dog, and entering a dwelling to commit an indictable offense, standard-freeholder.com reported. Mahendrarajah had testified there were hard feelings between himself and one of the victims after his relocation from Sri Lanka in the late 1990s.He and two companions drove from Toronto to visit the victims’ Cornwall house to settle a property dispute involving Mahendrarajah’s sister. But the visit turned tense as Mahendrarajah ordered the three victims at specific points of time to stay put, in the basement.Lacelle also believed “box cutters” were used to threaten the family.One of the victims was also forced to drink salt water — a kind of payback for abuse Mahendrarajah said he suffered at the victim’s hands many years ago. read more

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A home sweet home loan for young newly married couples

The Government has proposed a “home sweet home” loan scheme for young, newly married couples.The proposal has been included in the 2019 Budget which was presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera today. “This is a really good proposal,” Samaraweera said.He said that under the loan scheme a young, newly married couple will be able to obtain the loan from state banks with a repayment period of 25 years for a 6% interest. (Colombo Gazette)

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WatchCanadian Tire profit falls but revenue and sales gain ground

TORONTO — Canadian Tire Corp. reported its first-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as revenue moved higher.The retailer says it earned a profit attributable to shareholders of $69.7 million or $1.12 per share for the quarter ended March 30.That compared with a profit of $78 million or $1.18 per share a year earlier.Revenue totalled $2.89 billion, up from $2.81 billion in the first quarter of 2018.The increase in revenue came as retail sales at its Canadian Tire stores increased 7.4 per cent and comparable sales gained 7.1 per cent.Meanwhile, sales at its SportChek stores gained 2.8 per cent, while comparable sales rose 3.4 per cent. Mark’s sales grew 5.5 per cent, while comparable sales at the clothing chain increased 4.9 per cent.Related Stories:HBC Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsDollarama misses expectations on profit, but hikes sales forecastRoots stock dives 14% after retailer lowers profit target for the year read more

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Smoking cannabis as teenager increases risk of depression by 40 per cent

Smoking cannabis at teenage parties ended with depression at university Like many teenagers, Liam* started smoking cannabis at parties and at friends’ houses when their parents were out.At first, the habit he began at 16 was occasional.But by the time he was 18, he found himself smoking cannabis everyday with his friends, reflecting that he originally started because it “looked cool”.He said he and his group of grammar school friends then kept it up because it “felt good”.But it was just a year later – during the Summer before he left his home in Buckinghamshire to go to university in Sheffield – that Liam, a sociable and outgoing teenager, noticed an unfamiliar shift in his mood.He was feeling increasingly lonely and unproductive, and experiencing low moods that he didn’t understand how to deal with over his three years at university.“I had no idea what anxiety or even depression were. At the time I didn’t realise how common they were, therefore I didn’t realise it was affecting me,” said Liam, now 24. It comes as the Royal College of Psychiatrists reviews its opposition to the legalisation of cannabis, with politicians including former Tory leader William Hague among those calling for a change in the law.   “My symptoms also reflected the paranoia I experienced when I was smoking, and I had a friend going through a similar thing,” he added, describing how he now believes his symptoms, which often surfaced at night, were directly related to his use of the drug.In his mid-twenties now and working in sales, Liam has completely stopped smoking cannabis, having taken a break from it at university – he said he has “pretty much fully recovered, although you always have that doubt.”Although the salesman, who now lives in London, thanks exercise and good relationships for helping him out of depression, he isn’t shocked by the new findings. “To me, the link is obvious,” he said.*Liam’s name has been changed at his requestBy Laura Fitzpatrick Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The study by researchers from McGill University in Canada and the University of Oxford, is the largest meta-analysis in the field.  It included teenagers who had used cannabis at least once before the age of 18 and did not distinguish between the frequency of use.In England, about four per cent of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years old in England are estimated to have used the drug within the last month.Animal studies have suggested a link between exposure to cannabinoids, the active component of cannabis, and the onset of depressive symptoms in adulthood.Prof Cipriani said: “For teenagers there may be an effect which is biological, with some consequences which can be devastating.“It is a vulnerable period of development of the brain – [so] exposing young teenagers to cannabis is likely to increase the risk of depression.” The father of two teenagers said parents needed to know the facts about the risks of drug use. He said the evidence did not support having a relaxed attitude towards teenage experimentation.“My bottom line message is… to avoid using cannabis,” he said.“I think we should stress the importance of education and prevention programmes.”The studies were observational, meaning they could not prove that use of the drugs triggered the later depression, researchers said. It it possible that those who were struggling in adolescence were more likely to turn to drugs, they said. Professor Andrea Cipriani, from the University of Oxford, said: “It’s a big public health and mental health problem.””The number of people who are exposed to cannabis, especially at this vulnerable age, is very high and I think this should be a priority for public health and the mental health sector.” Tripling in rates of attempted suicide among such adults 60,000 cases of depression might be avoided among adults in their twenties and thirties if teenagers avoided all cannabis, researchers say 1 million young people likely to take cannabis if it was legalised, estimates suggest Prof Sir Robin Murray, Professor of Psychiatric Research, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London (IoPPN), said the study appeared robust, but had limitations.He said: “Information about the patterns of cannabis use in the original studies being re-examined is not very detailed; for example they do not quantify the amount of cannabis being smoked or what kind of cannabis is being used -we know from studies of psychosis that the risk is much greater with daily use of modern high potency (high THC/Low CBD) cannabis than old fashioned low THC varieties.” Dr Joseph Firth, Senior Research Fellow, NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, said: “Among young adults worldwide, depression is the leading cause of disability, and suicide is the most common cause of death.”By linking cannabis as a contributing factor to both of these huge issues for public health, this latest study provides new insights into importance of reducing adolescent cannabis use.“However, it is important to consider that not all cannabis is equal. In particular, high-THC strains of cannabis are typically associated with more severe impact on mental health – whereas another component of cannabis (known as ‘CBD’) may even attenuate some of the adverse effects.” Smoking cannabis as teenager could increase the risk of depression in adulthood by almost 40 per cent, a landmark study by Oxford University has found. Researchers warned that use of the drug in adolescence may be responsible for around 60,000 cases of the condition in subsequent decades – around one in 14 of all cases.They urged parents to be less relaxed about teenage use of cannabis, warning that some of the strains being pushed today are 10 times as strong as the drugs which were dealt 30 years ago.And they called on ministers to prioritise prevention of drug taking, warning that the damage caused by cannabis was now a public health risk with “devastating” consequences.The research examined 11 major studies involving more than 23,000 individuals from adolescence until their 30s.It found that those who tried cannabis in their teens had a 37 per cent higher risk of depression between the ages of 18 and 32, and more than three times the risk of attempting suicide. Professor Cipriani said: “Although the size of the negative effects of cannabis can vary between individual adolescents and it is not possible to predict the exact risk for each teenager, the widespread use of cannabis among young generations makes it an important public health issue.”Regular use during adolescence is associated with lower achievement at school, addiction psychosis and neuropsychological decline,” he said.Fellow researcher Dr Gabriella Gobbi, from McGill University, said teenagers often thought cannabis was safe because it was derived from plants.“It’s very important to inform adolescents about the risk and about the kinds of cannabis they use,” she said.“Today, it is not as in the 1980s and 1990s, when THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) was about three per cent in joints. Now we have joints of 10, 20, 30 even more per cent and adolescents must be aware of this.”She also highlighted the dangers of consuming ‘hash cookies’ and other foods containing drugs.“Many cannabis today, we have edibles. Adolescents buy cookies with THC and cannabidiol with different percentages. They are not aware that edibles have some risks,” she said. read more

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Pat Holder one of the founding members of GMRSC passes away

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedExcitement anticipated for Friday night’s Grand PrixFebruary 23, 2017In “Sports”Massive turnout expected for ‘Drag Warz 2’September 22, 2016In “Sports”GMR&SC King of the Strip 2019: Goliath crushes every stoneMarch 25, 2019In “latest news” One of the founding members of Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) and a true icon of motorsport in Guyana, Pat Holder passed away at a city hospital at the age of 84 on May 2, 2018.Pat actively participated and provided his services to motorsport in Guyana for 43 years in succession, from 1955 to 1998.His career in racing started at the young age of 14 with bicycles where he was the “A-Class” champion and was selected to represent British Guiana, as Guyana was named back then, in Suriname. Unfortunately, or fortunately for us in motor sports, Pat’s cycling career hit a road block when he suffered a near fatal motorcycle road accident in 1953.Upon his recovery, he turned to motorcycle racing with his brothers Billy and Clive. Pat raced in the 50 cc classes early on, and then eventually moved up to the 250 and 350 cc classes as the years went by, riding Victoria, Ducati and Yamaha bikes.After much success in bike racing, Pat turned his attention to power boat racing in 1960, starting off with a 40 hp engine. At his first race event, having very little knowledge of power boat racing, Pat lost all of the races of the day, with the exception of the final race. Pat’s luck had gotten him into the news and he was then known as a champion.Pat also competed in rally racing in Barbados, Trinidad and Suriname several times! Additionally, he participated in endurance racing, dexterity events and even horse riding.In the ensuing years, Pat became more involved in the organizational aspects of motor sports and served as the president of the GMRC / GMR&SC from 1983 to 1987. During those years, Pat played an essential role in having the headquarters of the GMR&SC established at the COSMOS ground, where it stands to date.As the years went by, he continued to serve as the chief starter for circuit events at the South Dakota Circuit up until 1998, when he passed the position on to his nephew and apprentice, Suren “froggy” Singh.From there,  he retired to the club house, attending almost every circuit race event. In honor of his contributions to motor sport in Guyana and to the GMR&SC, the club house at South Dakota Circuit was renamed after him a few years ago.Pat Holder’s contributions to motorsport in Guyana and to the GMR&SC will never be forgotten and his legacy will continue to live forever in the hearts and minds of those he touched in his 84 years, and of course, in the motor sport community that he helped to build from the start.(Adapted from articles by Avery Gomes, Stephan Sookram & Calvin Chapman) read more

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Cork mother to complete 12 marathons of Christmas in sportsshop window

first_imgMARATHON RUNNER AND new mother Joanne Fearon today ran the first in a dozen marathons she plans to complete in the days before Christmas.The Cork woman — who gave birth just four months ago — plans to finish ‘The 12 marathons of Christmas’ with the final leg on Christmas Eve, in a bid to raise fund for the neonatal ward of the CUH.“My husband has the Guinness world record for the fastest marathon in a fireman suit and we’re, to put it mildly, a little bit competitive,” the Cobh native told the TheScore.ie after her first 26-mile run this afternoon in Maher’s sports shop in Cork city centre.“So I thought I’d come up with an idea and I’ve just had a baby myself so the marathon distance suits me because it fits between feeds. And then I thought it was a good play on the 12 pubs of Christmas and it was a a good opportunity to raise a few quid for a good cause.“We had the baby four months ago,” the Cobh native continues. “I left hospital on the Friday, took Saturday and Sunday off and was back in the gym on the Monday. I have 60 marathons done — I did Clonakilty last weekend — and then I’ve done a lot of ultra marathons, Ironman triathlons and various other events.”Despite her running experience however, Fearon insists the task ahead is daunting.“It’s a challenge. The first couple of days should be fine but then you start moving into unknown territory. It’s never going to be straight-forward but it could be anything from a little bit complicated to very, very painful,” she says.Though tonight the runner admits she’ll have a better idea of a fundraising target when the donation buckets are emptied out and tallied up, Fearon says she won’t have much time for recovery sessions.“My husband says he has to take the children for the four hours and half hours while I’m running so it’s back to normality the minute I step off the treadmill.“I’ll have earned my turkey this year, won’t I?”You can find Joanne Fearon’s donations page hereThree keys battles for Leinster to win against Northampton‘Tradition is a terrible reason to give people avoidable brain damage’ – Chris Nowinskilast_img read more

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PHOTOS A day in the life of a 9yearold living in one

first_imgTHIS IS GAUDENSIA NYANGWESO. She is nine years old.She lives in Korogocho, one of Kenya’s largest slums with her family.The area in the capital of Nairobi is home to between 150,000 and 200,000 people.“Millions of children are living in extreme poverty in Africa today, without access to adequate water, sanitation, education, and healthcare services,” Goal says. “Many of these children live in some of Africa’s many slums, such as Korogocho.”Gaudensia lives in a one-room flat in Korogocho with her family.To mark International Day of the African Child, Irish charity Goal documented a day in her life with an aim to raise awareness of how children live in some of the poorest parts of Africa.Angela Huddleston from the aid agency – which is providing water, sanitation, hygiene and other services to some of the residents of Korogocho – spent a full day with her, from the moment she woke at 5am in the morning, until she was ready for bed at 8pm.In Gaudensia’s own words, and with the help of Angela’s pictures, this is a typical day in the life of an African child living in one of Kenya’s largest slums.A normal day for Gaudensia begins between 4.30am and 5am, when she wakes and gets ready for school. She lives in a one-room, rented flat, with her mother, Rose (pictured here) and two older sisters. The family all wake at around the same time.As the youngest child, Gaudensia shares a bed with her mother. The building in which the family live consists of 14 one-room flats, and has around 42 other tenants. There is a pit latrine just outside the building, which serves all of the residents. Rose cleans the latrine every day, to earn some extra money.A normal breakfast for Gaudensia and her sisters includes strong or ‘true’ tea (which is black tea brewed with water and sugar). The girls shared some ugali (boiled maize meal and water) on the morning that GOAL visited. We were treated to boiled sweet potatoes and a bean mixture, as well as ugali and strong tea.Even though lessons do not begin until after 8am, Gaudensia and her sister Yunia leave the house at around 6.30am for the 30-minute walk to school. They both attend Kariobangi Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG) Primary School. Since Yunia is in the later classes, she starts at around 7am. On their 30-minute walk to school, Gaudensia and Yunia must cross a major street, traverse dirt roads, follow small pathways, and pass isolated housing estates.GOAL donated ten desks to the school at the end of 2013, and Gaudensia shares one of these new desks with another pupil.Since last year, there are four latrines for the girls, two for the boys, and one for the teachers. There are tanks outside the toilets for the children to wash their hands. The water in the tanks is mostly rainwater, collected from the gutters. It is used for hand-washing, flushing the toilets, and even for drinking.The school does not have a food programme, which are common at public schools in Kenya. Instead, a local church supplies food for the pupils three days a week. On the remaining days, food is cooked on school premises. Pupils must pay 50 shillings (€0.42) for lunch.Some of them bring food from home, because they cannot afford the cost, while others go hungry because they have neither food nor money. On this day, the church brings lunch to the school – beef stew, cooked cabbage and ugali.Gaudensia has a large chunk of ugali, three pieces of meat with sauce, and a good-sized scoop of cabbage. Some parents give their children money to buy an avocado or a banana to supplement the meal. Although Gaudensia is quite a studious girl, often preferring study over play, one of her favourite games is ‘katii’, which translates as ‘throw-and-catch’. There are two playgrounds at the school, one in the centre and another at the front. The playgrounds are on bare ground, which turns into mud during the rains.Gaudensia and her two friends, Marion and Michelle, finish school at 3.10pm. After the teachers assign homework, the students are free to go.Her mother is usually out working when Gaudensia gets home. Her routine is to remove her heavy school shoes, put on flip flops, make some tea, wash the dishes and do her homework. She generally goes to bed between 8 and 9pm.How does that compare to the life of an Irish girl of the same age? GOAL went to Wexford to find out…and found some simalarities – and stark differences. Source: PicasaSusie O’Gorman is also nine years of age and lives in a house in the countryside just outside Wexford town, in the south-east of Ireland. Approximately 150,000 people live in County Wexford, across an area of just over 2,300 square kilometres. Korogocho slum is 1.5 square kilometres in size, an area less than quarter the size of Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Source: PicasaSusie is the second eldest in her family. She has her own bedroom, as does her older sister, while her younger sister and brother share a room. Source: PicasaA normal breakfast for Susie consists of broad bread and jam, readybrek with honey and raisins and a glass of fruit juice.Lessons start at 9.20am for Susie. She is in third class, while her older sister is in fifth class. Susie will normally travel to school by car, or she will walk down the road a short distance to catch the bus to school. School is approximately two miles away. Source: PicasaSusie also shares a desk with a classmate. There are 22 boys and girls in her class. Some of her subjects include English, Irish, Maths, History, Geography and music. Source: PicasaIn Susie’s school, the toilets are at the back of the classroom. There is one toilet for boys and another for girls. The sinks are positioned outside the cubicles. Source: PicasaSusie’s brings her lunch into school every day. On this day, she had a brown bread sandwich with tuna and salad; a slice of cucumber, a mandarin and a small bar of chocolate. Source: PicasaSusie enjoys basketball, athletics and gymnastics. There are two playgrounds in the school, one for the junior classes and another for the senior classes. Susie plays on the senior side and has access to a court and grass area. Source: PicasaSusie and her friends (pictured here are from left to right: Susie, Eimear, Ava and Alana) finish school at 3pm. Source: PicasaWhen Susie gets home, she has a snack before starting her homework at 4pm. After she has finished, she will go outside to play and later set the table for dinner and feed her cats. She normally goes to bed at 8.30pm.Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I metlast_img read more

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Sinodinos criticises Liberal email

first_imgLiberal senator Arthur Sinodinos has criticised the Liberal Party for a fundraising email which uses the issue of removing Australian citizenship from dual national terrorists as an incentive to donate. ‘Donate now to support a safer Australia’ is the theme of the email, circulated by the Liberal’s Victorian division, and quotes Prime Minister Tony Abbott, saying: “Terrorists who are dual nationals will have their citizenship stripped.”The copy continues with a request for funds. “With a federal election due next year donations are critical to allow the Abbott government to continue on with the job of keeping Australia safe.”Speaking to Sky News, Senator Sinodinos said “it’s not appropriate” and “not a good look” to exploit the issue for financial gain, particularly as the Abbott government is seeking bipartisan support to pass laws regarding national security. On Wednesday the government tabled its controversial bill to strip terrorists of Australian citizenship, with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton describing the measure as a response to the need to “modernise provisions concerning loss of citizenship to respond to current terrorist threats”. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has expressed his support for the bill, saying that “we will do what is necessary to fight terror abroad and at home”, and that Labor would also consider the potential for retrospective application of the law. The prime minister has said that individuals who leave Australia to fight for terrorist groups “have committed the modern form of treason and perhaps we need a modern form of banishment to deal with such people”, adding that “most Australians” view the issue in a similar manner. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

first_imgWILMINGTON, N.C. — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous.Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 90 mph (135 kph) winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend. Tens of thousands were without power.Winds and rain were arriving later in South Carolina, and a few people were still walking on the sand at Myrtle Beach while North Carolina was getting pounded. Heavy rainfall began after dark.Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland. Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet (3.4 meters) of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet (0.9 meters) of rain, touching off severe flooding.Florence’s winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 140 mph (225 kph) earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgraded from a terrifying Category 4 to a 1.But North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: “Don’t relax, don’t get complacent. Stay on guard. This is a powerful storm that can kill. Today the threat becomes a reality.”last_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Kratman Is Dedicated To Helping Families Businesses Supports

first_imgDear Editor,We are writing this letter in support of Mark Kratman for State Representative in the Primary election on September 4th, 2018. My wife Erin and I have been Tewksbury residents for over 20 years and have raised our three children here. I currently serve as president of a Tewksbury based non-profit organization called Liam Nation Inc. We provide free athletic programs to children and young adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. Erin and I founded this organization over 10 years ago in our son Liam’s name who himself was born with Down Syndrome and Autism. Mark has been a strong supporter of our organization, attending our fundraisers and individual events. He has always been engaged with us and the families we serve. He’s also always had a soft spot in his heart for our organization and for our kids.We first met Mark Kratman during his run for Tewksbury Town Selectman back in 2015. We came to realize how dedicated and committed he was to this town. He truly cares about speaking for and helping families and businesses here. He was also a strong supporter of my wife Erin during her run for school committee back in 2016. Mark’s tireless dedication and service to this town is very impressive and as such, we give him our utmost support in the coming primary election for State Representative.Warm Regards,Adrian & Erin KnyffLike 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… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wilmington & Tewksbury Will Be Well Served With Kratman As State RepIn “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tewksbury Selectmen Chair Jay Kelly Endorses Mark Kratman For State RepIn “Letter To The Editor”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Democratic State Rep. Candidate Mark KratmanIn “Government”last_img read more

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Jaguar Land Rover testing automatic car doors with help from a veteran

first_imgEnlarge ImageDoors that open and close themselves aren’t just playthings for the rich, although most current iterations of automatic doors are precisely that. JLR is showing the tech in a different light. Jaguar Land Rover Some automakers have soft-close doors that don’t need to be slammed. Others have doors that will open or close themselves, and that’s the space Jaguar Land Rover is currently investigating.Jaguar Land Rover is currently testing automatic car doors to offer a dash of extra mobility to those who may need it. The doors are capable of opening themselves when a key gets within a certain range of the car. Not only can this aid those with mobility issues, but it can offer a helping hand to a person trying to carry something large, like a car seat, to a vehicle.Closing the doors is as easy as pressing an overhead button in the vehicle, no reaching required. The infotainment system can also display the status of each door and, if required, open or close them at will without any additional reaching. The doors can also close as the owner walks away from the vehicle after parking. Doors that open themselves run the risk of hitting things, so JLR threw some tech in the mix to prevent that. Ultrasonic sensors on the doors can detect objects and stop the door’s movement to protect from dents and paint chips. Tesla already has this system in production on the Model X, which uses the same kind of sensors to prevent its automatic doors from opening into objects. To help trial its automatic doors, Jaguar Land Rover brought on Mark Ormrod, a former Royal Marine and triple amputee with a gold medal in the Invictus Games. Ormrod will provide vital feedback as Jaguar Land Rover considers how to expand this technology. The automaker says it “see[s] the technology as relevant to all future vehicles,” so these doors may pop up on a production model before you know it. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Share your voice Jaguar Land Rover 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 64 Photos More about 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 Diesel HSE SWB 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Preview • 2018 Range Rover: New interior and tech with a plug-in on the way More From Roadshow 0 Post a comment 2020 Range Rover Evoque loads up on the tech Land Rover Jaguar Review • 2018 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Td6: Better tech with a delicious diesel Auto Tech Future Carslast_img read more

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I feel like crying for no reason After Deepika Padukone Alia Bhatt

first_imgAlia Bhatt speaks about suffering anxiety.Alia Bhatt/ TwitterAfter Deepika Padukone had spoken about her fight with depression, Alia Bhatt in a recent interview talked about how she has been facing anxiety.Alia has been having a happy phase, both professionally as well as personally. She has been giving back to back hit movies, and is now one of the top actresses in the industry. Her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor also seems to be going strong.However, the young actress revealed that she has been facing anxiety since the past few months, and she often feels like crying for “no reason”.”I haven’t been depressed but I’ve had bouts of anxiety. It comes and goes. It’s been happening quite a bit since the past five to six months. It’s not like an anxiety attack but I just feel low,” she told Filmfare recently.”No matter how bad it is, I just let myself feel it. Sometimes, I feel like crying for no reason. Then it passes. Initially, I would be a little confused. I would constantly give reasons that it’s because of work or maybe I am tired or haven’t been able to meet anyone,” she added.The Raazi actress further said that she has spoken about it to a lot of her close friends, and she believes one should never hide such negative feelings.”The kind of personality I have, I become a little on the edge. I spoke to friends about it. I spoke to Ayan (Mukerji) about it, I spoke to my sister’s friend Rohan (Joshi). Everyone told me that you have got to realise that it will go away. What is important is to accept it and not say that you are fine. If you are not feeling fine, then you should just say you are not feeling fine,” Alia told the publication.Alia revealed that her sister, Shaheen Bhatt also has been a victim of depression, and she fought it out. She said that Shaheen wrote about her experience in her book. Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone on Koffee with Karan 6.InstagramEarlier, Deepika had opened up about facing severe depression. She had said that she would often feel “empty” from inside, and would cry without reason. After fighting it out with the help of psychiatrist and counsellors, Deepika started “The Live Laugh Love” foundation to help people with depression.last_img read more

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Sadhvi Pragya celebrates death of 2611 martyr Hemant Karkare and calls it

first_imgThe nation was in for a shock when the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party announced that Sadhvi Pragya will be the latest member of the political party.Pragya Singh Thakur, popularly known as Sadhvi Pragya, will be contesting from Bhopal against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. She will file her nomination on April 23.Sadhvi Pragya is known for her alleged involvement in the 2008 Malegaon blast which led to her arrest in Maharashtra. Many rival parties accused the BJP of spreading pro-Hindutva ideologies and accepting those involved in terrorist activities into their fold.Sadhvi Pragya alleged that she was tortured by her jailers during her arrest in 2008. She also included the name of Hemant Karkare, a Mumbai police officer who was martyred during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.Talking to reporters on Thursday, Sadhvi Pragya broke down into tears while recounting her experience in jail. She pointed out that Hemant Karkare treated her badly and that his death in the attack was karma.According to NDTV, she said, “The investigation team called Hemant Karkare and said if you do not have evidence, let her go. He said, I will do anything to get evidence against her. I won’t let her go. This was his hatred (kuteelta). He was anti-national. He was dharam virudh (anti-religion). You won’t believe, but I said, ‘tera sarvanashhoga’. Just after ‘sawa’ month, terrorists killed him.”#WATCH Pragya Singh Thakur:Maine kaha tera (Mumbai ATS chief late Hemant Karkare) sarvanash hoga.Theek sava mahine mein sutak lagta hai. Jis din main gayi thi us din iske sutak lag gaya tha.Aur theek sava mahine mein jis din atankwadiyon ne isko maara, us din uska anth hua (18.4) pic.twitter.com/COqhEW2Bnc— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2019 “Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me [in Malegaon blasts] and treated me very badly. I told him your entire dynasty will be erased. He died of his karma,” Sadhvi Pragya was quoted as saying by India Today.While most of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case were acquitted, it cannot go unnoticed that Sadhvi Pragya’s motorcycle was used as the container to house the bomb. However, the National Investigation Agency let her off the hook.Madhya Pradesh will go into elections as part of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th phases of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The polling date for Bhopal is May 12. The results of the election will be announced on May 23.last_img read more

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MP farmers begin 3day long demonstration to demand loan waiver MSP

first_imgIn picture: Congress leader Kamal Nath.Twitter/Kamal NathFarmers in Madhya Pradesh began a three-day long protest on Wednesday, May 29, demanding the fulfilment of Kamal Nath government’s loan waiver promise. The Congress government in the state had promised to waive loans up to Rs 2 lakh before the Assembly elections. Milk and vegetable supplies in #MadhyaPradesh are likely to be affected with #farmers in the state holding a three-day protest to press the #KamalNath #government to fulfill its #LoanWaiver promise.Photo: IANS pic.twitter.com/ciGOC1E35G— IANS Tweets (@ians_india) May 29, 2019 The state chief of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Anil Yadav said that the farmers are still getting notices from the bank, threatening them to be declared defaulters, so the promise made to the farmers is yet to be fulfilled. The Union leaders insisted for a meeting with the Chief Minister to discuss their demands.Implementation of the Swaminathan panel recommendations and Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce is also being demanded by the farmers.Sachin Yadav, the State Agriculture Minister met the farmers on Tuesday evening but was unsuccessful in convincing them to end the protests.Milk and vegetable supplies were disrupted in Dewas, Dhar, Ujjain and Rajgarh on the first day of the protests, and are likely to be affected throughout the state.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorseys Account Was Compromised By Hackers

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story originally appeared on Engadget July 11, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global We suppose it was inevitable, but the latest hacking of a high-profile Twitter account has occurred, and it’s hit the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey. After the hackers posted a few benign video clips, a tweet went up at 2:50AM ET saying “Hey, its OurMine,we are testing your security” and linking to their website. That tweet was quickly deleted, but it also linked to a short Vine clip which we’ve embedded below, and identical tweets continued to replace it. Hackers using the name OurMine have previously taken over some social media accounts of other CEOs, like Google’s Sundar Pichai (via a Quora account) and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, but going after this CEO on his own platform — he sent the first public tweet — seems new.All of the OurMine messages posted to Dorsey’s account (which, as of 3:25AM or so appears to have been scrubbed of the hacker’s tweets), came through from Vine. It’s possible Dorsey had an old/shared password on his Vine account or somehow connected it to another service that was compromised, which could’ve given OurMine access and matches what we’ve seen in previous hacks.However it happened, this problem appears to be growing. While hacked social media accounts anywhere are common, there’s been a run on Twitter accounts lately, from Katy Perry to Deray Mckesson. We’ve contacted Twitter to see if there’s any information on how this happened, but if you’re concerned about your account, here are a few things I can think of that you can and should do.Make sure you’re using a unique password for every site, if that sounds difficult then try using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass.Make sure all of your contact and recovery information is correct.Turn on two-factor authentication for services that have it — there’s a list available here.If a service only supports two-factor authentication via text message, then contact your phone company to put a password or PIN on your account that’s not your social security number.Check the list of apps connected to your account under Settings here. If there’s a service that’s old, out of use or that you don’t recognize then disconnect it, if you need it then you can reconnect it later. Register Now » 3 min readlast_img read more

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Global Sodium Lactate Market Growth Analysis and Forecast 2023

first_imgSodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, and has a mild saline taste. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market. Sodium Lactate Market Research Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). AKScientific Big MarketResearch Get Exclusive FREE Sample Copy Of this Report @  Big MarketResearch has a range of research reports from various publishers across theworld. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categorieswould help to find the exact report you may be looking for. The reportfirstly introduced the Sodium Lactate basics: definitions, classifications,applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturingprocesses; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’smain region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity,production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end,the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibilityanalysis, and investment return analysis. FinetechIndustry Limited …… On the basisof product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD),product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into- On the basison the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlookfor major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate ofSodium Lactate for each application, including- liquid Form Direct: +1-971-202-1575 …… …… TCIChemicals https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3167168?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SD About Us: center_img The majorplayers profiled in this report include: 5933 NE WinSivers Drive, #205, Portland, Food Beverage The report is a comprehensive exploration of Global Sodium Lactate Market offering growth rates, size of the industry, competitive landscape information, factors to the contributing growth of the Global Sodium Lactate Market and more. The endusers/applications and product categories analysis: Pharmaceutical Avail Discount On this Report @ ContactUs: Mr.Abhishek Paliwal https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3167168?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SD Aurora FineChemicals In thisreport, the global Sodium Lactate market is valued at USD XX million in 2019and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGRof XX% during the period 2019 to 2023. OR 97220United States TollFree:+1-800-910-6452E-mailhelp@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Tsipras says no Turkish guarantees for a united Cyprus

first_imgGreece “will not accept a united Cyprus whose security is guaranteed by Turkey under the threat of military intervention,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said at an event in Washington.The event was held in his honour by Greek-American organisations American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and the American Hellenic Institute (AHI).Tsipras arrived in Washington on Monday, concluding two days of contacts in Chicago. On Tuesday, he will be meeting US President Donald Trump. He also met with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.Speaking at the event, Tsipras said: “We have – and will continue to have – an active policy of resolving the Cyprus issue on the basis of a fair and viable solution outlined in UN Security Council Resolutions,” and he expressed hope that “the Turkish side would sit again at the table to continue talks on this basis.”Tsipras also expressed hope that he would be given the opportunity to discuss this crucial issue with Trump and the US political leadership. “That is why I contacted President Anastasiades,” he added.You May LikeGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementCalling All Carnivores! There Is One Protein That Can Restart Your Body’s Fat Burner, And No, It’s Not FishGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Government tries to allay fears of coop customers

first_imgBy Elias HazouThe government on Monday said it was moving to shore up confidence in the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB) as depositors pulled more money out of the lender.Neither the government nor the state-owned bank would be drawn on what these moves might be, though the goal was clear: to buttress the bank’s deposit base so that potential private investors would not get cold feet.Queues formed in co-op branches as worried customers withdrew their deposits amid news of government plans to privatise the lender, whose balance sheet is stacked heavy with delinquent loans.Speaking on the Alpha television channel, government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou asserted that the state has the ability to support the co-op banking sector, nationalised and consolidated in 2014.“The Cypriot state of 2018 is not the same as it was back in 2012,” he said, alluding to the lead-up to the 2013 financial meltdown.But he declined to say what actions the government had in mind.It was unfortunate, Prodromou added, that turmoil was being created within Cyprus at a time when the government was seeking to attract investment into the bank.According to media reports, the government was mulling one of two options: either to divert to the co-op bank some of its cash holdings held with the Central Bank, or to issue a sovereign bond and then deposit the money raised into the co-op.Either way, the ‘move’ could materialise either on Monday or Tuesday, a senior co-op official told the state broadcaster.Some media outlets reported that the government was looking to raise up to €2bn.Last month the co-op bank opened a virtual data room to be used by potential investors to securely exchange data and analyses, as the lender seeks to reduce the state’s share.The process launched by the bank has two parts, one offering the choice of acquiring the bank as a licensed entity, or part or all of its assets and liabilities.The process closed on March 29. Potential investors are to be given time to submit binding offers, with the month of May now being cited as the end of the process after the move was deemed a success by the level of interest shown by investors. .The co-op bank was recapitalised with €1.67bn in taxpayer money in 2014 and 2015, but it is struggling with some €6.4bn in non-performing loans (NPLs), accounting for more than half of its loan portfolio.Yiannis Stavrinides, head of the bank’s Strategy and Communications Service, said the lender would be making it harder for customers to break certificates of deposit, as it emerged that several depositors were scrambling to cash out.He said the bank has reminded staff that CDs with a fixed maturity cannot be broken. Exceptions would be made only in certain cases, such as where people can demonstrate they need the money to pay for healthcare bills.Seeking to assuage customers’ concerns, Stavrinides said the co-op bank would emerge stronger from the privatisation process initiated by the government.You May LikeHealth & Human Research7 Most Effective Herbs for Kidney CleansingHealth & Human ResearchUndo10Likes10 Inspiring Interior Design Trends For 201810LikesUndoAudiplus247These Invisible Hearing Aids Are Secretly Sweeping Our Country!Audiplus247Undo Four dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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