Stars Support The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundations Fight Against Batten Disease

first_imgIfOnly, a platform that delivers extraordinary experiences for good, has partnered with The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to help with their goal of raising 10 million dollars.The money will be used to fund urgent medical research needed to save the lives of film producer Gordon Gray’s two young daughters, and others who are battling Batten disease. To support the cause, IfOnly and the Gray Foundation have tapped their talented rosters of luminaries across multiple disciplines to create a curated shop of unique experiences with proceeds going to find a treatment and cure for this rare disease.Batten disease is a fatal, genetically inherited disorder of the nervous system that typically begins in childhood. The average lifespan for a child suffering from the disease is 6 to 12 years old. Due to its rarity, solutions for this presently incurable and fatal disease have received minimal research, focus and funding.Through the Cure Batten shop, the Grays have the opportunity to educate millions about the fatal disease and reach a wide audience to join in helping to save their two daughters and other innocent children suffering from this disease. The Cure Batten shop features incredible experiences including set visits, behind-the-scenes access, and private screenings, with new experiences launching weekly.Experiences range from set visits with stars like Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg on their latest blockbuster films to a private screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” complete with a private tour of Lucasfilm. Featured film experiences include a first glance of Finding Dory with director Andrew Stanton and a tour of the Pixar Animation studio; tickets to attend the premiere of the final Hunger Games film including a photo with Liam Hemsworth; or a once-in-a-lifetime dream experience for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film.IfOnly has established itself as a destination for members to purchase coveted experiences that amaze and inspire while being equally dedicated to helping others in need. By melding these unique experiences with worthy causes, IfOnly has the ability to turn consumers into benefactors. In partnering with IfOnly, The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation will acquire additional funds desperately needed to accelerate life-saving research.Members can access the Cure Batten shop here.last_img read more

Teen offered lift raped by cabbie

first_imgGurugram: In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was raped in Gurugram on the pretext of offering her a lift. The alleged incident took place on Saturday at IFFCO Chowk. The victim was raped by her cab driver. The Gurugram police is investigating the case.The teenager victim, a resident of Mahipalpur area in Delhi, works with food caterers. The victim was allegedly raped by a cab driver on the pretext of offering her a lift. According to police, the victim had gone to work at a wedding on the Old Delhi Road. The victim was accompanied by three other girls. After finishing her work, the victim went looking for transport to return to Delhi. A cab with two people already in it offered them a lift. The four girls entered the car and sat on the back seat. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe victim alleged that the cab driver dropped the person sitting on the first seat at Shankar Chowk before driving to a secluded area. She added that the cab driver locked the three other women inside the car and then raped her. Following this, he dropped the four women near Mahipalpur and warned them against informing the police. The Delhi Police registered a zero FIR and transferred the case to the Gurugram Police. The police registered a case again at the DLF-2 station. Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was added to the FIR. Gurugram along with its counterpart Faridabad is leading in terms of sexual crimes against minors. In 2017, 106 cases of sexual crimes against minors were reported while in 2016 it was 115.last_img read more

The Cavs Thread The Needle With Kyrie Megadeal

No matter who you feel won Tuesday’s blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade — the likes of which were unprecedented in NBA history — there is an irony worth considering in all this.After years of making win-now moves, the Cleveland Cavaliers began straddling the line between immediate contention and considering the future — a must, given Irving’s messy trade request last month and the threat of LeBron James’s pending free agency. In beginning to walk that tightrope, the Cavs effectively switched places with the Boston Celtics, who, until now, had been stingy with future assets, wanting to win the East while also playing the long game.At its core, this all-star point-guard swap was one of survival for the Cavs, even if it did net them a sizable haul. Irving made it known he wanted out, limiting any sort of leverage for the team. And Cleveland had to thread the needle here by not only getting a good, if not great, player to replace a chunk of Irving’s impact, but also landing something for the future in case James bolts next summer.Thomas, who averaged almost 29 points per game last season, and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick clearly checked off those two boxes. But for all the similarities Irving and Thomas share — they’re both undersized, top-flight scorers who struggle on defense — the way they go about generating offense is a bit different. Thomas should be able to shoulder just as much ball-handling responsibility as Irving did. But he played in a free-flowing offense with the Celtics, who boasted the league’s second-best assist percentage. Boston utilized handoffs more than any NBA team — about seven a game, according to Synergy Sports Technology — seeking to take advantage of Thomas’s quickness off the dribble.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ithandoffblur.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.By contrast, James and the Cavs — 20th in assist percentage — used the second-fewest handoffs in the NBA, with fewer than three per night. Only 22 percent of Irving’s 2-pointers were assisted last year, which suggests that he’s a bit more more self-sufficient from close range than Thomas (34 percent) is.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/irvingisojazz.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/kyrieiso.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Picking up Ante Zizic and Jae Crowder, a solid wing player who can both defend and shoot, should be viewed as icing on the cake for the Cavaliers.1Even more reason for celebration if you’re Cavs owner Dan Gilbert? According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the team saved more than $29 million in luxury taxes Tuesday by trading Irving. Probably not championship-level icing, though.Yes, Crowder gives Cleveland an additional perimeter defender, something the club badly needed in last year’s finals against the Warriors. That’s paramount, since Golden State might be more difficult to guard than any team in league history, given all the weapons they boast, and the highly unusual way they use off-ball screens to spring shooters open. But for all the ability Thomas possesses as a scorer — including the disappearing acts he performs around the basket — he stands 6 inches shorter than Irving, and, thus, is even less capable than Irving of stopping anyone on defense. A troubling omen: The Warriors feasted on Thomas’s lack of defense the past three seasons, scoring 108.6 points per 100 plays against the Celtics with Thomas on the court. For context, they only managed 87.2 points per 100 plays against Boston with Thomas on the bench, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.2In 170 minutes on court and 69 minutes off court over those three seasons with Boston.Besides being a liability on one end of the floor, Thomas, a 28-year-old who figures to want a max contract next summer, is still slowly working through the hip injury that sidelined him for the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals last postseason. If he isn’t right physically, and can’t get there next season, that figures to leave James overburdened offensively in a year when the Cavs are hoping to leave a positive lasting impression ahead of their superstar’s foray into unrestricted free agency.Should the Cavaliers get out to a hot start amid these changes, they could opt to go all-in to take greater aim at the Warriors by dangling the Nets’ pick in hopes of landing a player like DeMarcus Cousins. That would carry an absolute ton of inherent risk, though, given James’s status.The safer choice, of course, would be to hold onto the pick in case James decides to walk. If and when that happened, Cleveland — in hopes of bottoming out and rebuilding through the draft — might decide it makes sense to let Thomas do the same as opposed to signing him to a rich, long-term contract.For the Celtics, who got the best player in this deal, the calculus is more clear-cut: They got a better, younger and taller version of what Thomas was, and one who’s under contract at a reasonable dollar figure for a longer time. (The Celtics — who traded stud defender Avery Bradley to shed salary for Gordon Hayward’s max deal — were already facing cap challenges. Trading for Irving eliminates the max-or-no-max decision on Thomas and gives the Celtics an extra year to take stock of where they are before Irving hits the market.)3ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that the Celtics are confident that Irving will stay in Boston long term.It’s fair to wonder whether Boston may have handed over a future No. 1 overall pick in this deal for Irving, though that seems a bit more unlikely this season, given that the Nets have a halfway respectable roster, albeit a young one.4D’Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll and Trevor Booker are on the roster, among others.But beyond the players who were dealt, the teams seemingly swapped their long-term outlooks. The Celtics have reached a new stage — one where they finally felt they were within striking distance of LeBron. Only time will tell whether the gamble works out in their favor. The Cavaliers, showing Celtic-like prudence, found a way to replace their disgruntled No. 2 star — while also building an escape hatch should they lose their biggest star. read more

Ohio State mens basketball pounds Iowa 7647

The likely momentum gained from back-to-back wins against Wisconsin and Minnesota wasn’t enough to help spark Iowa to an upset win against Ohio State men’s basketball Saturday.The No. 6-ranked Buckeyes (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) traveled to Iowa City, Iowa, and ended the host’s two-game winning streak, defeating the Hawkeyes, 76-47. Sophomore forwards led the way for OSU as Jared Sullinger poured in a season-high 28 points while Deshaun Thomas contributed 10 points as well.In the Buckeyes’ first road test since a Dec. 31 loss to Indiana, OSU also improved their record away from the Schottenstein Center to 2-2.Iowa’s leading scorer, junior guard Eric May, managed only nine points. For the game, the Hawkeyes shot 32 percent and committed 20 turnovers.OSU continues conference play Tuesday at Illinois.  Tip off is scheduled for 9 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.Milestone winSaturday’s win against Iowa was also senior guard William’s Buford 100th career OSU victory. Buford scored eight points and tallied 11 rebounds and five assists in the win against the Hawkeyes. read more

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman seeing defenses he never dreamt of

Ohio State’s football’s coaches might spend days working on a game plan for the Buckeyes’ games on Saturdays, but offensive coaches have found that planning for the first three games of this season seems ineffective at times. The opponents’ defensive schemes, some coaches say, have been entirely different from anything they’ve seen on film. Rather, the opposition’s strategy has been geared toward stopping the running ability of sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller. “I’ve seen defenses in the last three weeks that I never dreamt of in my mind to try and stop the QB from trying to run the football,” said offensive coordinator Tom Herman. “It’s an interesting quandary to be in when you have such a dynamic runner back there, that defensive coverages tend to be completely skewed opposed to what you grew up knowing.” This specialized preparation by OSU’s opponents has shown in games. So far this season, the Buckeyes have scored a total 122 points and only 20 have come in the first quarter. That is eight points or more below in comparison to any other quarter. Coach Urban Meyer shared Herman’s sentiment. “All three defenses we’ve faced have been (unique)- we didn’t practice what they played because we didn’t know. So that tells you what they’ve been doing all offseason working on this one game,” Meyer said. Sophomore tight end Jeff Heuerman is aware of the differences in schemes by opponents’ defenses, but said he realizes it is something to be expected. “Not every team is going to do exactly what they say they are going to do,” Heuerman said. “They ran a different defense and a few other teams ran some stuff that we haven’t seen yet. That’s all a part of being Ohio State, you gotta come up with some unique to beat you.” The Buckeyes’ next opponent, University of Alabama at Birmingham, might present a similar problem, but Meyer said he does not expect to see such bizarre styles of defense once they enter Big Ten play in two weeks on the road against Michigan State on Sept. 29. “It’s harder as the season progresses for a team to do that, because they can’t just say, ‘We’re working on Ohio State,’ because they have some previous games. So after this game, we’ll see usually what we see, and that is what teams play, because you can’t change defenses in the middle of the year normally,” Meyer said. OSU is scheduled to play UAB in Ohio Stadium at noon Saturday. read more

Football Malik Hooker thrilled for his brother Marcus who committed to Ohio

OSU sophomore safety Malik Hooker (24) selfies with fans following the Buckeyes 62-3 win over Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorFrom Joey and Nick Bosa to Jacoby, Justin and Zach Boren, Ohio State has had no shortage of brothers suiting up in scarlet and gray. The family lineage grew when 2018 three-star cornerback Marcus Hooker, the brother of former Buckeyes and current Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker, committed to play football for Ohio State Thursday evening.Hooker’s decision didn’t take long to transpire. Wednesday night, at 9:01 p.m., he tweeted that he received an offer from the Buckeyes. Then, the next day at 12:26 p.m., he pulled the trigger and committed.“I wanna thank everyone who believed in me throughout my recruiting process and showing me the right way to doing things,” Hooker wrote on Twitter when announcing his commitment to Ohio State.One of the those who had his ear during the recruiting process was his brother, Malik.“I was happy for him just to see, especially over these last couple of weeks, him stressing out about not been offered by Ohio State already and him wanting to train harder so that he could get that offer and show that he’s capable of playing there,” Malik said.Malik’s mother called the Colts safety the day Marcus finally received his coveted Ohio State offer, then the rising high school senior called his brother and told him that he was going to commit the next morning. Marcus told Malik that as soon as the Buckeyes offered him a scholarship, he wanted to go there.“Just to hear the excitement in his voice, there is nothing better than that as a big brother and somebody that he looks up to,” Malik said.It’s rare for someone to have a brother to learn from who has gone through the recruiting process such as Malik did as a three-star athlete from New Castle, Pennsylvania, in the class of 2014. It’s even rarer when that brother realized his dreams just a few months ago as Malik did when he was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.Given his experience through the recruiting process and in college, Malik wanted to be there to give Marcus advice.“He asked me a lot of advice about just how to go with it, how to pick the school he wanted to go to but it was never advice like, ‘Do you think I should follow your steps and go to Ohio State?’ or nothing like that,” Malik said.Instead, Malik said he told Marcus to follow his heart and get a feel for the schools he fit best.But, don’t get the idea that the 2016 first-team All-American safety isn’t biased in favor of Ohio State. He believes it is “the best of the best.”“I have high praise for Ohio State,” Malik said. “They have done a lot for me and obviously he sees where they have got me to this far so he wanted to follow my footsteps pretty much.”Malik and Marcus aren’t the same type of player – Malik said he’s a pure defensive back, but he believes Marcus has the size and physicality to play linebacker and defensive back – but both are rated three-star prospects. Marcus is one of just two three-star players in Ohio State’s still-incomplete 16-person 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports composite rankings. Malik was the 17th-highest ranked player in his Ohio State class. He believes Marcus will surprise people as a lower-ranked recruit just as he did.“I just can’t wait to see him out there and prove a lot of people wrong because like people were telling me in high school, ‘You’re not capable of going to Ohio State,’ I’m sure he is getting that too,” Malik said.Since Marcus will enter Ohio State with the last name of a player who had as much success as his brother, he will have ample expectations. But, Malik said he hasn’t had that discussion with his brother yet, and isn’t overly concerned.“He was always one of those kids that shined brighter than a lot of other kids because he was blessed and gifted athletically so I’m not really too concerned with him feeling like he is pressured because obviously they offered it to him for who he is,” Malik said. “ So, why go out there and try to change something that he already has been his whole life?” read more

Womens Basketball With the future uncertain it is now or never for

Ohio State then-junior guard Kelsey Mitchell drives to the basket and atttempts a layup against Purdue in the Big Ten tournament semifinal in Indianapolis on March 4. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station ManagerThis season almost feels like destiny for Ohio State’s women’s basketball team. With senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, a two-time first-team All-American and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, returning for her final season and a strong, veteran-laden supporting cast surrounding her, Ohio State seems poised to make a deep run in the 2018 NCAA tournament. Head coach Kevin McGuff’s first full recruiting class in Columbus is in its fourth year in the program. Columbus will be at the forefront of collegiate women’s basketball because it will host the Final Four. Ohio State also kicks the season off with a Countdown to Columbus event featuring some of the nation’s top teams, including Connecticut, Stanford and Louisville.Despite the talented senior class and top-two Big Ten finishes the past two seasons, the Buckeyes have fallen short of their goals as they have lost in the Sweet 16 in 2016 and 2017. “You get tired of the same thing happening,” Mitchell said. “I think we reached a point in our lives off the court and on the court where we’ve got to make a statement, we’ve got to do what’s needed to be done.”The seniors understand this is their last chance to break through, and McGuff said it is easier to coach a team with the sense of urgency the Buckeyes have this season.But when taking a step back and looking past this upcoming season, which holds great promise, one thing becomes clear — the future of Ohio State seems bleak, especially when compared to the talent on this year’s team.Ohio State’s roster consists of just nine players on scholarship. It returns seven players who have played significant minutes in prior seasons. Five of those players are either seniors or redshirt seniors. Only one player — sophomore guard Jensen Caretti — has more than two seasons of eligibility remaining. The Buckeyes did not add a single freshman or transfer this season. They only have one high-school prospect committed.The two most promising freshmen last year, forward Tori McCoy and guard Kiara Lewis, transferred to Marquette and Syracuse, respectively. McCoy averaged 8.1 points per game in 35 appearances and 10 starts, while Lewis averaged 6.7 points per game in 35 games and 15 starts. Tim McCoy, Tori’s father, told the News-Gazette Tori left Ohio State because she was unhappy and said his daughter “was miserable every day.”When asked what she want to achieve in her final season, Mitchell said it was simple — she just wants to be able to “play happy,” seeming to confirm the dissatisfaction of last year.“We’ve always been a team where if something goes wrong, our season just is in shatters,” Mitchell said. “That’s how it feels. I just want everybody to play, just play as free as possible. And I think that would take care of a lot of things, myself included.”Until three-star post Aaliyah Patty committed to Ohio State Oct. 12, the Buckeyes had not landed a commitment in 23 months. Including Patty, the Buckeyes will have three seniors, one junior and one freshman next season. McGuff expressed displeasure at the difficulty of landing recruits, despite having four open scholarships on the current roster and just four scholarship players returning for the 2018-19 season. “In theory, it should be easier, but people want to play,” McGuff said. “But then all of a sudden you get, ‘Who am I going to play with?’ You get all these questions, it’s different. Everybody wants to play on a great team, but play right away. It’s like, eh, those things don’t always go hand in hand. If there’s opportunity, then you can play right away and then maybe that, the group you come in with evolves into a great time, sort of like the people we have now that are seniors.”McGuff was hired in 2013 to replace Jim Foster, whose teams did not reach the Elite 8 in his 11 seasons at Ohio State, despite the Buckeyes making the NCAA tournament in his first 10 seasons at the helm.But McGuff’s teams have had similar issues. The Buckeyes missed the tournament his first year, made the second round in 2015 and reached the Sweet Sixteen the past two seasons. The Buckeyes have shown no challenges reaching the tournament, but the inability to advance further in the postseason has plagued the team through the past two coaching tenures.With the loss of five seniors after this season, minimal talent returning next year and a talented, yet small group of upperclassmen in their final season, the time to strike is now.Ohio State has not made it to the Final Four since 1993, and if the Buckeyes do not make it this season, it could be a long time until they reach this level again.“Three years, we’ve fell short and we can’t keep having that being an excuse,” Mitchell said. “We’re either gonna get it or we’re not, and I think we have a team right now where as long as we keep going, we can make something happen.” read more

BIG WORK LOAD FOR RODNEY ADAMS ACTG DEPUTY COMMISH

first_img Related Items:Colin Farquhar, deputy commissioner, rodney adams, royal turks and caicos police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2014 – One week from today, Rodney Adams will return to work on the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police force and his portfolio is full. Taking up the post of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police and focused on Corporate Services in the Force which means he will oversee Human Resources, Finances, Training, Assets, Strategic Planning and Policy Development. Seems like the work load is piled high for Adams who has been off the job for about a year and who was on Monday November 17 exonerated of charges by the Integrity Commission which said he overstepped his boundaries dangerously when he spoke to a witness in a murder probe to which his son was linked; that witness had not yet been interviewed by the investigating officers. The 11 member jury could not agree beyond a shadow of a doubt and returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Adams. The Commissioner of Police, Colin Farquhar and Governor HE Peter Beckingham confirmed the reinstatement over the weekend; Adams gets back to work December 8th. Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Recommended for you Freeze proposed on new security firmslast_img read more

Chelsea interested in signing Eriksen

first_imgChelsea are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.The Blues manager Maurizio Sarri wants to find a playmaker to help bolster the team’s midfield while also splashing the cash on a proven creative player in case Eden Hazard leaves the club for Real Madrid.A report in the Express says Eriksen fits the bill on both counts. Chelsea would are expected to receive top dollar for Hazard, even if he were to run down his contract into his final year, and Tottenham CEO Daniel Levy is expected to demand a huge fee from the West London club.It is believed that Eriksen would cost around £100million. The Denmark international is not the only playmaker to be linked with Chelsea of late either.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Real Madrid’s Isco and Barcelona’s playmaker Philippe Coutinho have also been mentioned as Chelsea look to prepare for a summer of spree.Meanwhile, Chelsea defender David Luiz is closing in on a new contract with the club.Luiz’s current deal with the Blues expires at the end of the current season, and reports suggest he’s closing in on a new one-year deal.last_img read more

Fewer Editors Expect Salary Cuts in 2010

first_img“Doing more with less” applies to every publishing function but particularly editorial, where the internal demand for new product is increasing. But while they’re doing more, editors-which have traditionally been viewed as a cost center by publishing management-aren’t expecting much in the way of additional compensation in 2010, according to the latest Folio: Editorial Salary Survey, conducted by Readex Research. On the bright side, fewer editors are expecting salaries to decline this year. Seventy-eight percent of respondents say they’ve taken on additional editorial responsibilities (88 percent are doing more with digital content; 40 percent are doing more with print; 37 percent are taking on more with event development).However, just 6 percent of respondents say they feel “very well compensated” for these additional responsibilities, while 35 percent say they aren’t compensated at all. “The biggest challenge is accountability for new revenue projects that launch late due to lack of resources (technical and human),” says one respondent. Few Editors Expect Raises or Cuts A total of 31 percent of respondents say they expect their salaries to increase in 2010 (with 7 percent saying they expect a bump of 10 percent or more). Meanwhile, 58 percent say they expect salaries to stay about the same this year, with just 7 percent expecting a decrease (compared to 27 percent who anticipated a drop in salary last year). Some respondents say they expect salary cuts implemented in 2008-2009 to be reversed, at least partially. Business-to-business publisher Source Media says that in July the company will reinstate 50 percent of salary reductions that were instituted last year.Compensation aside, 43 percent of respondents say they are “very satisfied” with their job, which helps explain why just 14 percent of editors say they are actively looking for new work, 31 percent are considering looking and 54 percent are not looking. A full look at the 2010 Folio: Editorial Survey will be available in the July/August issue of FOLIO: Magazine. Mean Editorial Salaries 2010Editorial Director/Editor-In-Chiefb-to-b: $90,400consumer: $90,000association: $87,900Editor/Executive Editorb-to-b: $70,900consumer: $64,600association: $64,500Managing/Senior Editorb-to-b: $55,500consumer: $62,100association: $61,600Source: 2010 FOLIO: Editorial Salary Survey, conducted by Readex Researchlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Price Accuracy Team Member at TargetPart-Time Merchandiser at Lawrence MerchandisingFull-Time Software Application Support Rep at LoadSpringFull-Time/Part-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Merchandiser Relief at Frito LayFull-Time Accounts Receivable and Cash Applications Specialist at AMETEK, Inc.Full-Time Market Research Manager at Charles River LabsFull-Time Associate Director Marketing (Global Discovery) at Charles River LabsPart-Time Office Manager at Group 5 POSFull-Time Elementary Teacher at Abundant Life Christian 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: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

MISSING CAT Have You Seen Nala

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Nala has been missing from Dexter Avenue, near the Tewksbury line, since Sunday, August 12. If seen, call 978-761-4761.Nala(NOTE: The above information is from a post on the Wilmington Community Board Page.)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… RelatedMISSING CAT: Have You Seen Mic?In “Missing Pets”MISSING CAT: Have You Seen Lakshmi?In “Missing Pets”MISSING CAT: Have You Seen Loki?In “Missing Pets”last_img read more

Govt likely to offer relief to disqualified directors of shell companies

first_imgMoney seized by police officials post the raid [Representational Image]Twitter/ANIThe Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is likely to come up with a scheme soon to provide relief to about 3 lakh company directors associated with shell companies.Since August, the central government has crackdown heavily on shell companies and their directors. Earlier in September, as many as 2 lakh companies were blacklisted by the Finance Ministry and the suspected shell companies bank accounts were frozen as part of a crackdown on illegal transactions and tax evasion.In the latest development, the government likely to offer some breather with which the blacklisted companies can apply for a pardon for three month period starting January, Mint reported.For this period, directors’ disqualification will be temporarily lifted to allow them to file all the financial and tax documents. The time window for filing the pending documents is till June 30, according to a draft circular reviewed by the business daily.”The companies that do not appear to be working cannot subscribe to the scheme. They will first need to revive the company and show that they are in a working condition and get an approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to meet other compliances,” sources said.Most of these companies were penalised for not filing their tax returns and financial documents for the past three years.In September, in an attempt to improve corporate governance, an MCA directive had barred over 3 lakh directors of these shell companies from serving on the board of any company for the next five years.Last month, MCA had revealed that of the total companies whose registrations were struck down, over 1.3 lakh companies did not have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) even as they were dealing in currencies worth crores of rupees.Market experts have welcomed the government’s move to give directors a chance to come clean.”I look at this as a pragmatic move by the government to differentiate between companies that are black sheep and companies that are in the grey. With this, the government will be able to focus its energies on companies that are truly non-compliant (rather than a) larger set of companies and directors who appear to be in the grey zone,” Samir Paranjape, a partner at consultancy firm Grant Thornton India, told the business daily.last_img read more

Sandhar Technologies IPO opens 10 points to consider before investing in it

first_imgGurgaon-based firm’s IPO will remain open for subscription from March 19 to March 21, 2018 The company proposes to list on both BSE and NSE and net proceeds from the fresh issue will be utilized towards repayment or prepayment of loans availed by the company. Remaining proceeds will be used for the general corporate purpose ICICI Prudential Indo Asia Equity Fund, SBI Equity Savings Fund, Theleme Master Fund and Aurigin Master Fund, DSP BlackRock Small Cap Fund, IDFC Tax Advantage (ELSS) Fund, are among the anchor investorsSandhar Technologies is a diversified auto component manufacturer of products including lock assemblies, rear view mirrors, wheel assemblies, cabins and sheet metal components. The company has product categories and manufacturing facilities in India, Spain, and Mexico. On Friday Sandhar Technologies has garnered Rs 153.74 crore from anchor investors ahead of the issue The IPO size amounts to Rs 509.28 crore. The company will dilute 15 percent of its post-offer paid-up equity share capital in the issue Sandhar Technologies’ IPO comprises the fresh issue of equity shares worth Rs 300 crore and an offer for sale of up to 64 lakh shares The book-running managers of the IPO are ICICI Securities Limited and Axis Capital Limited Sandhar Technologies IPO opens: 10 points to knowIBT Raghavendra NAuto component manufacturer Sandhar Technologies Limited has opened its initial public offer (IPO), which is eyeing to raise Rs 513 crore.Know Sandhar Technologies IPO details:The price band for the issue has been fixed at Rs 327-332 per equity shareThe face value of the shares is Rs 10 each. The minimum lot size consists of 45 shares Sandhar Technologies will not receive any proceeds from the Offer For Sale as all the proceeds will go to the selling shareholderslast_img read more

US Cities States Defy Trump Still Back Paris Climate Deal

first_imgTwitter User @thehill A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.But the alliance, which has an economy larger than Japan and Germany combined, says it won’t be able to achieve the necessary cut in greenhouse gas emissions without some efforts at the federal level.“It is important for the world to know, the American government may have pulled out of the Paris agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals, and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us,” former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany.Gov. Jerry Brown of California echoed those comments.“In the United States, we have a federal system, and states have real power as do cities. And when cities and states combine together, and then join with powerful corporations, that’s how we get stuff done,” he said.His speech was briefly interrupted by anti-coal and anti-fracking protesters, who held up banners and shouted “We’re still in! Trump’s still out!”The group calling itself “America’s Pledge” said states, cities and private groups have been taking considerable steps to reduce emissions by promoting renewable energy use and climate-friendly transportation systems.“This is a pledge, and it’s a pledge that you can cash, because it’s real,” Brown said. “We are doing real stuff in California.”In a report, however, the group said that “we cannot underscore strongly enough the critical nature of federal engagement to achieve the deep decarbonization goals the U.S. must undertake after 2025.”Daniel Firger, one of the report’s contributors, said it was intended to show that many in the U.S. aren’t prepared to wait for Trump to change his mind on climate change again or wait for the next administration to tackle the issue.“The good news around Trump’s announcement to withdraw is that it has galvanized a groundswell of bottom-up support from all corners of the U.S. economy,” Firger told The Associated Press.Cities, regions and businesses in other nations around the world could look to the group for inspiration and support, he said, noting that the lessons learned by local authorities and businesses in the U.S. could be applied elsewhere.Also Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her weekly podcast that every country needs to pitch in to keep global temperatures from rising.Merkel also said it’s the responsibility of the industrial countries to develop environment-friendly technologies that are future-oriented, but “don’t lead to a loss of jobs.”“We don’t gain anything if steel mills, aluminum plants and copper mills leave our countries and go somewhere else where environmental regulations are less strict — because then we haven’t made any gains for world climate,” she said.___Jordans reported from Berlin. Kirsten Grieshaber contributed from Berlin. Sharelast_img read more

Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers

first_img 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. The problem lies in the way findings are presented. If a group of researchers, for example, applies something (chemical, food, energy, etc.) that is to cause an effect on something else (nerve cells, populations, inanimate objects, etc.) and finds the amount of change caused by the main thing that is being studied is “significant” but the change in the control group is not, they cannot then, reasonably compare the two results and come up with something that they consider significant unless the differences between the two are actually statistically significant (based on additional research).Why such errors appear in so many research papers is open to debate. Whether it’s due to researchers wishing to overstate their findings, ignorance, or simple sloppiness, it’s clear that more scrutiny and peer review must be done by researchers before submitting their work. Of course, that’s only half the equation, why are journals who obviously take their reputations very seriously not properly vetting such papers before publishing them?In their study, the group reviewed 513 papers published in five different highly regarded journals over a two year period. They found half of the papers (where such an error was possible) had the error in them. In addition they also found that when looking at 120 articles published on Nature Neuroscience (with cell and molecular themes) that 25 had the error in them.Clearly there is a serious problem here; this research project highlights a problem that is likely present in other areas of science as well; namely the inaccuracies present in science journals, mainstream science magazines, the media and perhaps even in classroom lectures. Failing to check for and fix simple statistical inaccuracies in papers presenting results obtained in research, calls into question their very integrity.Hopefully research studies such as this one will cause alarm both in the research and publishing communities and bring about better controls on both. Citation: Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers (2011, September 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-statistical-error-large-neuroscience-papers.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: Erroneous analyses of interactions in neuroscience: a problem of significance, Nature Neuroscience 14, 1105–1107 (2011) doi:10.1038/nn.2886AbstractIn theory, a comparison of two experimental effects requires a statistical test on their difference. In practice, this comparison is often based on an incorrect procedure involving two separate tests in which researchers conclude that effects differ when one effect is significant (P < 0.05) but the other is not (P > 0.05). We reviewed 513 behavioral, systems and cognitive neuroscience articles in five top-ranking journals (Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron and The Journal of Neuroscience) and found that 78 used the correct procedure and 79 used the incorrect procedure. An additional analysis suggests that incorrect analyses of interactions are even more common in cellular and molecular neuroscience. We discuss scenarios in which the erroneous procedure is particularly beguiling.via Guardiancenter_img Explore further US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research (PhysOrg.com) — Sander Nieuwenhuis and his associates from the Netherlands have done a study on one particular type of statistical error that apparently crops up in an inordinately large number of papers published in neuroscience journals. In their paper, published in Nature Neuroscience, they claim that up to half of all papers published in such journals contain the error.last_img read more

A blast of colours

first_imgWith the intimate use of colours and instinctive curves, he comes up with engaging artworks for art lovers. From 2 to 7 August, India Habitat centre would host  Fury of Colours, works by Manoj Kachangal.  His paintings are not exquisite only because of the use of vibrant colours, but also because it is a commentary contemporary conflicts and revolts around us.Kachangal is not a neutral and an apathetic creator; this can be perceived by any patron of art by spending even a little bit of time with his paintings.Every painter’s philosophy of life is always present in his creations.  In these paintings, a deep pang and call of humanity is expressed. The open antagonism of violence, terror, anarchy in these paintings, is an evidence of his favour to human virtues.There is also an impression of Indian values in these paintings. Illusion of shades and lights forcibly invite each towards mysteries but these mysteries are not other worldly. Go and venture into the world of this artist and discover a world of your own.last_img read more

Govt ushers in sea change in agri aqua culture in state

first_imgKolkata: Bengal government has brought about significant improvement in sectors like agriculture and aqua culture in the state. For the first time, the concept of aqua retailing has also been introduced in the state.Subrata Mondal, chief general manager of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) said one of the biggest problems the government has been facing is the fragmented land. The density of population in the state also affects the agricultural sector. Despite the challenges, the Bengal government has gone through significant improvement in the sector. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeNABARD extends financial assistance to the state government for its various rural projects. It has 31 regional offices and 2,000 consultancy centres for the better implementation of rural projects. It also provides funds for construction of rural roads and bridges in the state. NABARD plays a strong role in the rural and farming economy of the state. There are approximately more than 71 lakh families under the agriculture sector in the state. Bengal records the highest amount of paddy production and comes second highest in potato production. Emphasis is being laid on the development of sustainable aqua culture in order to prevent death Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedof fishes. “The population density and fragmented land are the major challenges for the state. Hence, we are advising banks for group mode finance for Bengal. It is the only state which has 100 percent financial support from NABARD in the cooperative sector. Agriculture can move forward by merging production and marketing together. To combat various issues related to climate change, four different funds have been generated in the country by NABARD out of which two projects are operational in Bengal,” Mondal said. What is most important here is that the average annual income of farmers in the state has gone up threefold in 2017-18 financial year than what it was seven years ago. According to Agriculture department sources, the average annual income of a farmer now stands at Rs 2,91,000 in 2017-18 financial year, while it stood at Rs 2,39,123 in 2016-17. During 2010-11, the average annual income of a farmer remained Rs 91,000. This has become possible due to various social schemes introduced by the Mamata Banerjee government to improve the socio-economic conditions of the farmers across the state. While the Centre aims at doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, the Bengal government has already increased the income level of farmers three times in the state. The present government has started distributing certified seeds to the farmers at 50 percent subsidised rates and also giving a platform to sell off their produce directly at various state government-managed outlets. No wonder that the food production in the state has gone up by a huge margin.last_img read more

Google Is No Longer Working on HighAltitude Drones

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag January 12, 2017 Google has suspended research on its solar-powered drone, the company confirmed on Wednesday, less than three years after inheriting the project through its acquisition of Titan Aerospace.First reported by 9to5Google on Wednesday, the drone cancellation took place early in 2016, according to a representative from the X subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The representative told PCMag that X plans to refocus its efforts on development of a high-altitude balloon called Loon that can deliver internet access to remote areas, as well as the Project Wing drone delivery service.  “The team from Titan was brought into X in late 2015,” X Communications Manager Jacquelyn Miller wrote in an email to PCMag. “We ended our exploration of high altitude UAVs for internet access shortly after.”Miller explained that the decision to stop drone research was one of several reorganizations that occurred after Alphabet was established, but that X’s overall mission to expiriment with alternative ways of delivering Internet access hadn’t changed.”By comparison, at this stage the economics and technical feasibility of Project Loon present a much more promising way to connect rural and remote parts of the world,” she wrote. “Many people from the Titan team are now using their expertise as part of other high flying projects at X, including Loon and Project Wing.”The challenges of delivering Internet access via solar-powered drones have not deterred Facebook, which performed a test flight of its own Aquila drone last year. That flight ended in disaster, however, when the prototype crashed due to a structural failure.Facebook was also rumored to be interested in Titan Aerospace before Google acquired it in 2014. The company instead picked up UK-based Ascenta, which had also been working on solar-powered drones. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 2 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Ford is a speed rusher right now as he doesnt ha

first_imgFord is a speed rusher right now, as he doesn’t have the pass rushing moves of a player like Mack, but he wins with good anticipation off the snap and a good first step.He is a solid, yet unspectacular player against the run, does a good job of holding up at the point of attack, but isn’t always moving players backwards.Ford’s ability to rush the passer, coupled with his size limitations, will put him in range for the Cardinals to pick him come draft day.Where He’ll Go: Top 25 pickAnthony Barr, OLB, UCLABarr is a better athlete and offers more upside because of it than guys like Ford and Mack, but he’s just not as good of a football player…right now.Barr is a physical specimen with a long, lean build and room to add weight. He plays with a relentless, all-out mentality on the field.He lacks functional game strength right now, meaning he doesn’t play nearly as strong as he is, and he is hesitant at times because of his newness to the defensive side of the ball. Barr, who was recruited to UCLA as an athlete, has only played outside linebacker for two years.What scouts love about Barr is his upside, explosiveness and his ability to create havoc without completely understanding the ins and outs of the position. What worries scouts about Barr is that he will need to be coached up tremendously to ever reach his full potential and be more than a rush linebacker. He has experience dropping into coverage, and played in a 3-4 scheme at Georgia Tech making his transition to the Arizona Cardinals defense seem perfect.However, he doesn’t play with natural instincts, and plays too slow too often.Doesn’t use his natural strength enough, and at times can be physically man handled at the point of attack when he’s trying to read and diagnose a play.Early second roundCarl Bradford, OLB, Arizona StateBradford played big at ASU last season, but there is a concern with his size/speed/strength ratio heading into the NFL.He isn’t overly long, doesn’t use his hands well and is more of a speed rusher, without devastating speed, off the edge.He is a chase linebacker more than a mix-it-up linebacker, and does an excellent job coming off the edge with relentless pursuit.He measures more like an inside linebacker at the next level because of his lack of size, but his natural ability to get around the edge will give him an opportunity to rush the passer at the next level.—-Other names that could draw consideration on day two:• Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford• Christian Jones, DE, Florida State• Telvin Smith, OLB, Florida State Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South CarolinaOut of grasp for even one of the better GMs in the NFL in Steve Keim, Clowney may be one of the best NFL prospects to come out on the defensive side of the ball in years.While the numbers were not there in 2013 (only three sacks), his mere presence on the field in every game caused teams to game plan around him.Where he’ll go: Top five pickKhalil Mack, OLB, BuffaloA favorite of the draft community before the 2013 college season started, Mack burst onto the scene with his dominating performance against the Ohio State Buckeyes in week one of the college season.A relentless worker with an array of pass rushing moves, the speed to bend the edge and comfort rushing from either side of the line, Mack is the ideal outside linebacker for Todd Bowles’ 3-4 defense, but he’s likely out of reach for the Cardinals..Where he’ll go: Top ten pickDee Ford, OLB, AuburnThe placement of Ford comes down to the fact that some prefer production to upside.Ford was a dominant player in the SEC for the Auburn Tigers, who lost to Florida State in the BCS Championship Game.He’s a compact, powerfully-built 3-4 linebacker prospect who has experience rushing the passer against some of the best tackles in college. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Where He’ll Go: Top 25 pickRyan Shazier, OLB, Ohio StateA wiry, explosive and violent player, Shazier has all the makings of a star linebacker at the next level.While he wasn’t a rush linebacker at Ohio State, when asked to blitz off the edge he showed a natural ability to bend, dip and explode around the corner.What makes Shazier such a special talent is that he has the room to grow, but also has shown up on the field with huge levels of production.He is probably the best linebacker in coverage on this list, and plays with an a chip on his shoulder.His play is overly aggressive at times, he doesn’t always use his eyes well, as he can get beat because of peeking into the backfield and not reading his keys.Shazier has to learn to break down and tackle in space more consistently, as too often he is looking for a “kill shot” instead of just making the play in front of him.Where He’ll Go: First rounderKony Ealy, DE MissouriA relentless worker who has shown improvement in each of his seasons at Mizzou, Ealy is an intriguing edge prospect.Ealy shows exceptional read and react ability, a good first step and uses his hands as well as anyone not named Khalil Mack in this group. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling When the Arizona Cardinals step to the podium to use the 20th overall selection in the NFL Draft on May 8, there’s a small chance they’ll take one of the players being mocked to them — especially mocks that have occurred in March.With the Cardinals needs being fairly obvious, that leaves figuring out the players that could be available not just in round one, but throughout the draft.Starting with the highest need on the team — as I see it — edge rusher. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Where he struggles: he doesn’t bend the edge all the time, he wins more as a physical pass rusher than a guy with exceptional edge speed.My thought on Ealy: I like him more as a guy who adds weight and bounces down to a 3-4 defensive end rather than a stand up outside linebacker.First rounderKyle Van Noy, OLB, BYUVan Noy shows a succinct understanding of what he needs to do all the time on the football field. The question is: does he possess the raw athleticism to make those plays?Van Noy is an excellent pass rusher despite his lack of burst off the edge, uses his hands well and has a variety of pass rushing moves.However, he doesn’t use enough power in his pass rushing game and doesn’t set the edge consistently in the run game.Van Noy has the look of a secondary pass rusher, in the Sam Acho mold, who will benefit more playing with a dominant pass rusher and cleaning things up rather than wreaking havoc on NFL offenses.Where He’ll Go: Early second roundJeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia TechWhen you watch Attaochu on the edge as a rusher, you see why some people have talked about him as a top-20 draft pick in May.He is an explosive, powerful athlete off the edge who shows a devastating first step and excellent ability to bend and dip around the edge as a rusher. • Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State• Adrian Hubbard, OLB, AlabamaNames on deck to watch for on day two and three of the draft:• Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana• Devon Kennard, OLB, USC• Tyler Starr, OLB, South Dakota• Shaquil Barrett, OLB, Colorado StateWe’ll be talking edge rushers on the newest edition of the TSHQ Draft podcast Wednesday evening, so if you have questions about any players let me know in the comments. 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more