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A look at nine candidates left in the governments supercluster competition

first_imgThe federal government has narrowed down to nine the candidates for $950 million in funding for supercluster sites. The government hopes to create dense business areas with the initiative where large and small companies can collaborate with research institutes and organizations to commercialize ideas. Here’s a look at the shortlist of sites of the more than 50 proposals — up to five will be selected for funding.The Oceans Supercluster (Atlantic Region): Maximize the economic potential and sustainable development of Canada’s ocean economy. Address shared innovation needs by investing in digital ocean technologies for industries such as aquaculture, capture fishery, offshore oil and gas, and clean energy to improve productivity and global competitiveness.The proposal is backed by Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador — one of over 25 firms, including Emera Inc., Clearwater, Aspin Kemp & Associates, radient360 and Dalhousie University.The “AI-powered Supply Chains” Supercluster (Quebec): Define a new global supply chain platform and bolster Canadian leadership in AI and data science. Empower Canada as a leading exporter — for example through demand forecasting, products customization and flow optimization — to profoundly impact the retail, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors.The proposal is backed by Optel Group — one of over 80 firms, including Agropur, Aldo, Alimentation Couche-Tard, Bell Canada, CGI Group, Cascades and Polytechnique Montreal.The “Mobility Systems and Technologies for the 21st Century” Supercluster (Quebec): Leverage digital technologies to advance Canadian industrial leadership in next generation mobility products and services. Focus on innovation and commercialization to serve market needs in aerospace, ground transportation and advanced manufacturing.The proposal is backed by CAE Inc. — one of over 170 firms, including Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., UrtheCast Corp., Marinvent Corp. and Polytechnique Montreal.The “Clean, Low-Energy, Engaged, and Remediated” Supercluster (Ontario): Transform Canada’s mining sector and position Canada as a global leader in clean resources, clean technology and responsible sourcing of metals. Tackle global challenges of energy intensity, water use, and environmental footprint through collaborative innovation, initiate export pathways and create new skilled jobs.The proposal is backed by the Canada Mining Innovation Council — one of over 90 firms, including Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., Teck Resources Ltd., Motion Metrics and University of British Columbia.The “Building an Advanced Manufacturing” Supercluster (Ontario): Supercharge manufacturing competitiveness in Canada by building an Industry 4.0 ecosystem. Drive collaboration between technology and manufacturing sectors to create and diffuse new solutions by scaling production and speeding adoption.The proposal is backed by Communitech Corp. and MaRS Discovery District — one of over 100 firms, including Linamar Corp., Maple Leaf Foods, Miovision Technologies Inc., Myant Inc. and the University of Waterloo.The “Protein Innovations Canada” Supercluster (Prairies): Position Canada as the world’s paramount supplier of plant-based proteins and related products. Capture the massive export market opportunity for safe, nutritious plant-based food and feed by stimulating collaboration on novel technologies and value-added supply-chain infrastructure.The proposal is backed by Ag-West Bio Inc. — one of over 60 firms, including AGT Food and Ingredients, Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc., ISM, DuPont Pioneer, Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. and the University of Saskatchewan.The “Smart Agri-food” Supercluster (Prairies): Make Canada the preferred global supplier of sustainable, high-quality, safe food. Advance market competitiveness by building information technologies, including data analysis and quality verification platforms, to add informatics, connectivity and traceability in the crop, livestock and agri-food processing sectors.The proposal is backed by Agrium — one of over 50 firms, including Telus Corp., Farmers Edge, BIXSco. and Olds College.The “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure” Supercluster (Prairies): Transform Canada’s built environment to make it more resilient, sustainable, productive and cost-effective. Revolutionize the design, construction and operations of infrastructure and make Canada a world leader with the use of advanced digital communications, cutting edge tools, and interconnected applications and services.The proposal is backed by Stantec Consulting Ltd. — one of over 25 firms, including PCL Construction Management Inc., Ledcor Group, Barry Johns Architecture Ltd., Athabasca University and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.The “Digital Technology” Supercluster (British Columbia): Make Canada faster, smarter and more collaborative in inventing, developing and applying digital technologies. Advance data collection, analysis and visualization to drive competitiveness across environment and resource tech, precision health and manufacturing.The proposal is backed by Telus — one of over 70 firms, including Avcorp Industries Inc., D-Wave Systems Inc., Timberwest Forest Corp., Microsoft Canada Development Centre and six post-secondary institutions.last_img read more

Quebec First Nation and feds reach claims agreement for more than 116

first_imgOTTAWA — A Quebec First Nation has reached an agreement to settle 29 claims with the federal government and receive $116 million.The federal government also says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation to guide how the two sides will partner to work on issues including the recognition of rights, socio-economic development and self-determination.Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation is located near the Quebec municipality of Maniwaki, about 130 kilometres north of Ottawa, with more than 3,400 members.The members of the First Nation accepted a settlement for 29 claims within the town of Maniwaki and can request that 363 acres of land could be added to the reserve as part of the settlement, or approximately the size of 180 soccer fields.Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says in a statement the announcement marks an important step to strengthen the relationship between the federal government and the community.In the same release, Frankie Cote, a band councillor with Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, said the settlement and agreement closes a chapter in the community’s history.“Together, we are moving away from the past where extinguishing rights was a requirement and moving on a path where we take our rightful place as an equal partner with Canada,” Cote said.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

How to hide a celebrity at the Toronto International Film Festival

first_imgThey’re the centre of attention at the Toronto International Film Festival — unless they don’t want to be.So just how do you hide a movie star?It’s a challenge, a bit like smuggling an elephant into a room underneath a washcloth. But there are ways. A limo to the stairs of a private jet, a brisk hustle through a hotel kitchen or ducking in through an inconspicuous entrance can be a celebrity’s best friend. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: The game of hide-and-seek begins as soon as they land in Toronto. Big stars tend to arrive via private plane.You may have noticed the huge Skyservice Business Aviation building across from the main terminals as your plane taxis at Pearson International Airport. The other half ends up here if they’re coming or going by charter jet.The 31-year-old Canadian company has what’s known as a fixed base operation, or FBO, at Pearson. It includes a sizable “luxury” private lounge with a wall of windows overlooking the runways.This private mini-terminal is open 24/7 for guests to shower, nap, or have a pre-arranged meal, from a fast-food burger to a gourmet feast. A 24-hour concierge is available to look after requests.“TIFF is our Christmas,” says Catherine Vettese, Skyservice manager of marketing and communications. “It is absolutely by far our busiest time of the year in Toronto. At any time of day you will see row after row of private jets parked.” Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Facebook Red carpets, after-parties and onstage screening appearances are when the famous are working at the festival. Otherwise, they’re off the clock and, at least for some, trying to stay out of sight.1. The ‘other’ Pearson airport Advertisementlast_img read more

TIFF 2018 How the film festival hopes to fix a broken industry

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement TIFF is an organization caught in the middle of this turbulent social moment, an event both dedicated to celebrating a broken industry – and to fixing it. As the new festival unspools, TIFF has just appointed a woman, the American indie film champion Joana Vicente, as its co-director; it can report another increase in female directors on its program, and it is continuing a new initiative promoting women’s careers in film: In 2018, the festival is a more female-centric organization offering an increasingly diverse lineup. So, TIFF has the #MeToo wind in its sails, but is the voyage ahead just a late-summer pleasure cruise or a long trip to different shores? Harvey Weinstein, Bryan Cranston and Neil Burger at a TIFF party in 2017. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img It’s September and Hollywood has come to town. The stars dutifully twinkle at the parties celebrating their premieres. At the Thompson, Nicole Kidman is spotted with George Clooney; at the Citizen, Jessica Chastain appears with celebrated screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. And at the Cactus Club, Benedict Cumberbatch, star of a new movie called The Current War, is photographed alongside his producer, super mogul Harvey Weinstein.That was TIFF 2017. A year later, a new crop of actors is promoting a new crop of films but Weinstein, who now faces six sexual assault charges in New York, will not be in attendance. Meanwhile, celebrity hunters debate whether actors Casey Affleck, who settled two sexual-harassment claims out of court in 2010, or Emile Hirsch, convicted of attacking a woman at party in 2015, will show their faces on the red carpet when their new films are unveiled. Their names did not appear on a guest list released to media last week.It has been 11 months since The New York Times and The New Yorker outed Weinstein as an alleged sexual predator, unleashing hundreds of similar accusations that used the social-media hashtag #MeToo to tear the veil off widespread sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries. And there are still many days when sexism in the film business seems intractable. Every other film with a female lead or a female director refers to #MeToo in its media material, but male characters still account for most protagonists in big-budget Hollywood movies while less than a quarter of those productions employ female directors, writers, or cinematographers – a number that hasn’t changed since the 1990s. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

‘Fraudster settlement scheme’ being run: Cong

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the British media reports on Nirav Modi and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is running a “fraudster settlement yojana”. Taking to Twitter, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, “The video of fugitive #NiravModi in London shows an uncanny similarity between him & his bhai, PM Modi. Both have looted India and are called Modi. Both refuse to answer any questions. Both believe they are above the law. Both will face justice.” Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayCongress’ Chief Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said: “Fugitive Nirav Modi has been seen enjoying in London… First loot Rs 23,000 crore from banks, then run away from the country without any checks, mock the CBI and the ED, and then make a comfortable home in a Rs 75 crore flat. Modi is there, so it is possible,” he claimed. Ex-FM P Chidambaram tweeted, “When Lalit Modi stayed on in the UK, I wrote to the UK Chancellor that he should be sent back to India. Mrs Sushma Swaraj mocked me for writing letters,” he said in a tweet. Now Nirav Modi is walking on the streets of London. Will Mrs Sushma Swaraj swoop down, pluck him off the street and bring him back to India?”last_img read more

7 Bangladeshi nationals held with dollars worth Rs 5.14 cr

first_imgKolkata: Seven Bangladeshi nationals were recently arrested at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport with a large amount of foreign currency. Officers of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) grew suspicious when the airport officials were checking bags.The money was spotted during the scanning of luggage. According to sources, on Wednesday morning, when the luggage of the flyers was being checked for a Dhaka-bound flight, the on duty Central Industrial Security Force officer had some suspicion about a few bags after he saw their images on the scanner screen. To investigate the matter, the officer decided to check the baggage physically. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter opening the luggage nothing suspicious was found. Later, during a thorough check a small false space were found at the bottom of the every luggage bag. Immediately, the bottom of the luggage bags were cut open and the Central Industrial Security Force officer found a huge amount of foreign currency inside them. Seven passengers were immediately detained and taken to the Central Industrial Security Force custody. They have been asked to submit valid documents in support of carrying such a huge amount of foreign currency. As they were not able to produce any document, the money was confiscated and all seven of them have been handed over to the customs authority. Later, customs authority arrested the accused persons. A source informed that the total amount of the seized money is valued at $7.43 lakh, which is worth Rs 5.14 crore. On Saturday morning, a Bangladeshi national identified as Alam Sah was arrested with $ 70,000 which is worth Rs 47.42 lakh. The dollars were hidden inside a false compartment at the bottom of his bag.last_img read more

Acting Pentagon chief defends space force amid skepticism

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The acting Pentagon chief is sharpening his argument for creating a Space Force, amid skepticism among some in Congress that it’s worth the cost.Patrick Shanahan calls the proposed Space Force a “low cost, low bureaucracy” way to stay ahead of China, Russia and other nations seeking to erase American military and technological advantages in space. He says the next big war may be won or lost in space.Shanahan spelled out his arguments in a speech Tuesday to a space symposium in Colorado Springs. He pointedly cited China as a space threat, saying it is developing the ability to jam and target satellite communications that the U.S. military relies on in combat and in peacetime.Congress is considering a Trump administration to establish a Space Force in 2020.Robert Burns, The Associated Press read more

Rogers to launch new Internet of Things service in Ontario in step

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. says it will launch a new wireless service that’s optimized for connecting stationary sensors and similar data-collection devices to the internet.The Toronto-based company says the service will be best used for asset monitoring, industrial automation, utility meters and smart cities. Canada looks set to hold off on Huawei 5G decision until after the election ‘A very critical time’ — The next 12 to 24 months will define Canada’s digital future: Rogers Why Canada’s next 5G spectrum auction could be even bigger It adds that the technology is complementary to its current national networks using fourth-generation wireless standards and it will prepare Rogers for the arrival of 5G capabilities.All three of Canada’s national wireless networks have said the Internet of Things will be an important reason for investing in 5G technology that’s to become available over the coming years.Rogers says its newest wireless service will be rolled out in Ontario and spread to other parts of Canada next year. read more

Pour apprendre à parler les bébés lisent sur les lèvres

first_imgPour apprendre à parler, les bébés lisent sur les lèvresSelon une étude américaine, les bébés apprennent à parler non seulement en écoutant, mais également et surtout en regardant et en reproduisant les mouvements des lèvres. Si les premiers mots d’un bébé font partie des évènements qui fascinent le plus les parents, il semblerait qu’on ne sache pas tout sur la technique d’apprentissage des nouveaux-nés. Selon une récente étude américaine menée pendant deux ans, les bébés apprendraient à parler, certes en écoutant les autres, mais aussi en lisant sur leurs lèvres. Pour arriver à une telle conclusion, les scientifiques de la Florida Atlantic University ont mené une petite expérience sur des tout-petits, âgés de 4, 6, 8, 10 et 12 mois, à qui ils ont donné à regarder des vidéos. Celles-ci montraient des femmes s’exprimant soit dans la langue du nourrisson, soit dans une langue étrangère. Durant les visionnages, les chercheurs ont observé les bébés et surtout le mouvements de leurs yeux grâce à un système d’eye-tracking. C’est ainsi qu’ils ont constaté que le regard des sujets se concentrait systématiquement sur les lèvres des femmes, indiquant une “lecture labiale”. Mais ce n’est pas tout.L’équipe a également vu que le regard revenait ensuite systématiquement sur les yeux des femmes, ce qui suggère la nécessité que les bébés ont de collecter des indices dans le regard de l’interlocuteur. En revanche, lorsque le nourrisson visionnait une vidéo en langue étrangère, leurs yeux restaient concentrés sur les lèvres, indiquant une compétence à reconnaitre la langue maternelle très jeune. “Notre recherche révèle qu’au stade du babillage, les nourrissons déplacent leur attention vers les lèvres de la personne qui parle et vont se concentrer ainsi durant une période de plusieurs mois jusqu’à maîtriser les sons de base de leur langue maternelle”, résume le Pr. David Lewkowicz qui a dirigé les travaux publiés dans les Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).Une piste pour détecter plus tôt les troubles du langage ? À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Si cette découverte surprend par sa nouveauté, le professeur Naïma Deggouj, ORL aux Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc à Bruxelles confirme par cet exemple : “La perception de la parole est d’emblée audiovisuelle, voilà pourquoi le langage des enfants malvoyants s’installe plus lentement puisqu’ils n’ont pas la vision de l’articulation qui accélère le développement de la parole”. La première année de la vie est donc la période-clé pour le développement du langage de l’enfant. Celui-ci commence ainsi par décoder les émotions du visage de la personne qui lui parle en observant ses yeux, ses lèvres puis il imitera les mouvements de la bouche. Les premiers mots apparaîtront vers l’âge d’un an. Grâce à cette étude, les spécialistes du développement espèrent détecter plus tôt certains troubles du langage et certains cas d’autisme qui ne sont actuellement pas identifiés avant l’âge de dix-huit mois. Par ailleurs, ces résultats fournissent également des pistes dans l’apprentissage d’une ou plusieurs langues. Grâce au contact visuel avec ses parents et ses proches, un bébé peut tout à fait devenir bilingue voire multilingue et ce, dès l’âge de un an.Le 20 janvier 2012 à 16:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Police responding to burglary theft at Mongolian Grill

first_imgPolice are responding to a burglary and theft at a Vancouver restaurant on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard near Interstate 205.The incident happened around 3 p.m. at the Mongolian Grill at 316 S.E. 123rd Ave.A male subject entered through a back door of the restaurant and took of an unknown amount of cash, said Kim Kapp, police spokeswoman.There was no weapon seen or implied.The man left the restaurant and got into a taxi that is apparently heading towards Portland, Kapp said.Portland police have been alerted.The car possibly already crossed over the Glenn Jackson Bridge.Vancouver police are continuing the investigation at the restaurant.This story will be updated.last_img read more

London theater partially collapses at least 75 injured

first_imgLONDON — Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. More than 75 people were injured — seven seriously, authorities said.The collapse at the Apollo Theatre took place around 8:15 p.m. during a performance of “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time” at the height of the Christmas holiday season. Plaster and masonry from a section of the ceiling tumbled down, bringing parts of the theater’s balconies down with it onto the audience, police said.More than 700 people were in the theater at the time, according to the London Fire Brigade.Officials said most of the injured were “walking wounded” with upper-body injuries, and that all are conscious and breathing.Police and fire officials said it was too soon to say what had caused the partial collapse of the ceiling, but that a full investigation is being carried out.Dee Kearney said she was just three or four seats from the stage when an actor shouted “watch out!”“Then what we felt was debris falling on us, a loud bang, and then all of a sudden there was a coat of dust,” she said.Scott Daniels, an American tourist who lives in the Dallas area, said he’d managed to buy a last-minute ticket to the acclaimed production just before show time.last_img read more

Weather Eye Get ready for rainy windy weather through weekend

first_imgHow does 50 degrees and rain feel? Pretty nice I would say. That’s what it was Wednesday afternoon and there is more where that came from. Rain today through Sunday before things dry up next week. The freezing level has been high enough where most of the snow action is at the higher ski areas. That will lower after a large storm Saturday and places like Ski Bowl and Government Camp should get a foot to a foot and a half. Good news. Friday it will be rainy at the passes.We haven’t had much storm action since late September so the incoming cold front Saturday is kind of big news right now. Strong winds will hit the lowland valleys where I would expect gusts as of this writing around 40 mph or a little higher. That could change. And another inch or two of rain in the bucket. More good news.As of 5 p.m. Wednesday I still hadn’t received an inch of rain for the month. I had measured .82 of an inch. We will catch up for the month in the next few days. Temperature-wise I don’t see any freezing weather heading our way, with seasonal temperatures in the forecast, highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s. Most likely another 50-degree day thrown in when the south winds kick in.Looking back what I wrote 10 years ago today, “I bet many folks had cabin fever this week as an arctic air mass held Clark County and beyond in its icy grip. My biggest frustration was the weather broadcasts, which kept calling for a rapid warm-up. Folks, when you get such a deep layer of cold air coming through the Columbia Gorge, it takes more than one or two storms to knock it out. The first storm brought us heavy snow. The second, sleet and freezing rain. The third, freezing rain. The fourth finally brought mostly rain Thursday afternoon with spots of freezing rain near the mouth of the Gorge.”At least this time around our precipitation is just mild and wet!Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

MdME becomes first Macau law firm to set up in Hong Kong

first_img New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August Mirroring the tripartite connections of the bridge, MdME will soon also become the first law firm to have offices in the three jurisdictions of the Greater Bay Area once it receives approval to open in Hengqin island, Zhuhai, it said.MdME added that the opening of its Hong Kong office is motivated by various market developments and trends in Macau, the Greater Bay Area and in a number of Portuguese-speaking countries globally – developments that will increase business and economic activities between Hong Kong and Macau and open up significant opportunities for Hong Kong corporations, investors and financial institutions.Many Hong Kong-based and Hong Kong-listed companies are already active and prospering in the Macau market, MdME said, including the six gaming concessionaries and other gaming players in the region, as well as numerous developers, contractors, service providers, private equity funds and retailers. Further opportunities for Hong Kong companies are also expected to arise in Macau from fundamental changes poised to occur in the special administrative region’s financial markets.Significant amendments to Macau’s Financial System Act will likely soon be implemented, including the introduction of specific regulations for fintech, payment systems, RMB clearing for transactions and, more significantly, the expected creation of a Macau Bond Exchange for the regulated issuance and trading of bonds and other debt instruments. The exchange is expected to provide substantial financing prospects for Hong Kong companies seeking to make the most of the mounting liquidity of local Macau banks as well as excellent returns on investment prospects for Hong Kong investors.Macau is also poised to offer increased real estate opportunities for Hong Kong developers, banks, construction companies and consultants in the coming years. This is owing to both ambitious reclamation plans that are already underway as well as government tenders expected within the next few years for the development of 65 plots of land for which land concessions have recently expired and that together constitute approximately 15% of the autonomous region’s landmass.MdME also foresees economic activities emanating from the Chinese mainland as providing new collaborative business opportunities between Macau and Hong Kong.The strong medium-term development potential of Hengqin island at the heart of the Greater Bay Area is expected to soon start attracting Hong Kong businesses, investors and developers, the company added. The entire island is designated a special economic district named Hengqin New Area and has adopted a legal system similar in nature to the legal framework in Macau. This makes Macau an attractive access jurisdiction to the district in terms of corporate structures as well as project financing schemes with local banks, which are actively seeking to fund investments on the island, thus offering MdME a unique opportunity to provide legal services to investors once its application to establish an office in Hengqin is accepted.There is also increasing interest from Hong Kong corporations to invest in global Portuguese-speaking countries. In the last few years, a number of Hong Kong investors have been particularly active in the Portuguese real estate market and Chinese SOEs have increased Belt & Road-style investment in African Portuguese-speaking countries such as Angola and Mozambique.As the primary gateway for outbound investment, Hong Kong has become an increasingly relevant jurisdiction for legal services focused on assisting Chinese investors in their overseas projects, many of which are made through vehicles registered in Hong Kong. As a member of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle — an integrated network of independent law firms established in Portuguese speaking countries including Portugal, Angola and Mozambique – MdME would be well positioned to facilitate introductions and communications between financiers and corporations in Hong Kong and MdME’s in-country affiliates expert in the legal systems in the investment target countries.“When MdME was established 12 years ago, we set out to replicate the standards and sophistication of Hong Kong law firms,” said Gonçalo Mendes da Maia, founding and Managing Partner of MdME.“This helped us establish strong, long-standing relationships in the Hong Kong market, so the decision to be the first mover among Macau law firms to open in Hong Kong came naturally to us. Also, it is one more step to achieve our mission to become a truly regional firm in the Greater Bay area, which will be concluded with the setting up of our Hengqin office next year.” Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More RelatedPosts Macau law firm MdME, whose specialties include Macau gaming law, has become the first Macau law firm to set up in Hong Kong, the company said.The establishment of a Hong Kong office follows approval from the Law Society of Hong Kong to register as a foreign law firm to practice Macau law in Hong Kong. MdME officially opened its Hong Kong office on Tuesday – the same day the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was officially opened.last_img read more

OBITUARY Denise M Gingras McHugh 75

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries” WILMINGTON, MA — Denise M. (Gingras) McHugh, age 75, of Wilmington, passed away on April 26, 2019. She was the loving partner of John Ledwith.Born and raised in Medford, Denise was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert F. and Louise (Fierling) Gingras. She was the youngest of 3 siblings, the late Albert, Jr. and Louise. She spent summers in Dennisport, Cape Cod where she made many friends and lasting memories. She was a graduate of the Girls Catholic High School in Malden and studied nursing for a time before becoming a wife and mother. Denise’s most cherished job was being a mom and raising her four children in Reading. Denise considered Reading her home where she made many life-long friends. After moving to Methuen Denise met her loving partner of 18 years, John. Denise loved to travel with John and spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was most known for her unwavering determination, love and devotion to her family and friends.In addition to John, Denise leaves behind her children: Susan D. Nugent and her husband Chris of Reading, Linda M. Capeless and her husband Mike of Woburn, Francis P. McHugh III of Boston and Peter J. McHugh and his wife Lonie of Litchfield, NH. She was also the dear sister of Louise Jordan and her husband Robert of Medford, the sister-in-law of Carol Sharpe of Wilmington, and devoted grandmother of Peter, Kaitlyn, Courtney, Summer, Mike, Jr., Devin, Andrew, Ashlyn, Austin and Tyler. She is further lovingly survived by her “bonus kids” Marcia, Suzanne, Diane, John, Debbie, and Michael.Relatives and friends were kindly invited to gather at Costello Funeral Home, 177 Washington St., Winchester on Tues., April 30 from 4-8PM, and again on Wed., at 8:30AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford at 9:30 AM. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Denise’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd #301, Framingham, MA 01701.Denise M. (Gingras) McHugh(NOTE: The above obituary is from Costello Funeral Home.)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.last_img read more

Cordon and Search is to instil secure feeling among public

first_imgKamareddy: “The basic objective of cordon and search (C&S) operation is to instil a secure and safe feeling in the minds of the people,” stated Kamareddy Superintendent of Police N Swetha Reddy.Along with the district police, she conducted search operation at Pitlam mandal headquarters in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday. Deputy Superintendent of Police Yadgiri, Circle Inspector Naveen Kumar, and Sub-Inspectors of Jukkal and Banswada constituencies participated in this operation. As many as 200 police personnel were participated in the search operation, who were divided into nine teams – search team, four cut-off teams, and lifting & arresting team. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Surveillance has been increased due to the proximity of the national highway. 150 bikes and four autos were seized, without valid documents. Speaking on the occasion, SP Swetha Reddy dispelled the public suspicions. She said that earlier they used to conduct the cordon and search to identify crime-prone localities. First, they will collect background data on suspects, strangers and their activities at a locality and then will conduct the operation as a surprise event. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us But, over a period of time the need to make the concept of Cordon and Search operations clear to the people was felt and in order to promote community policing too, the Kamareddy police have decided to make the operations a more frequent affair. “We now meet more people and families and explain to them what we are doing,” she said. During the operations, the police will conduct meetings where they will talk Advertise With Us about the importance of having CCTV cameras in localities, their initiatives, and build the feeling of community ownership among the people,” she added. The SP said that during the operations, the police will check the background of the people living in the area with the help of the TSCOP application. If there is any criminal background detected for any individual, cops will question them at the police station. SP Swetha Reddy said that people have now understood the importance of the initiative and are cooperating. Not only we won their confidence, but appreciation too is coming in, she added that she is glad that this initiative of cordon and search operation is welcomed by the people. “What more, when we knock the doors, people are opening the doors with a smile and offering us snacks and tea,” the SP said.last_img read more

UPDATE 12 Year Old Honduran Immigrant HPD Feared Could Have Been Kidnapped

first_img Share Image captured from HPD’s Twitter / @houstonpoliceHPD Detectives D. Crowder (left) and A. Vinogradov (right) attend a news briefing on the case of Jennifer Castillo on May 10, 2018.The Houston Regional Amber Alert System announced Thursday night that Jennifer Castillo, a 12 year-old Honduran immigrant who had been missing since Tuesday, was found and was safe.Earlier on Thursday, investigators with the Houston Police Department (HPD) had said Castillo might have been kidnapped.Castillo had been seen by family members on Tuesday, May 8, around 7 p.m. for the last time. She was talking on the phone at an apartment complex located at 6601 Harbor Town Drive, in southwest Houston.Detective A. Vinogradov said during a news briefing held at HPD headquarters on Thursday morning there had been “a credible threat” to Castillo’s life.According to the investigators, Castillo’s mother lives in Honduras and the girl lives in Houston with relatives.You can watch the news briefing HPD investigators held on Thursday morning here:News Briefing on Jennifer Castillo Amber Alert Investigation https://t.co/2QjqzDPvzc— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 10, 2018last_img read more

Tinder Showed Off A Prank VR Headset At CES 2017

first_imgStay on target New Tinder Alert Protects LGBTQ Users in Hostile NationsNew Tinder Feature Sparks Summer Music Fest Lovin’ Tinder, the popular dating app, chose to troll CES 2017 with the idea that it would be creating its very own virtual reality headset. It’s obviously not going to be doing that, but it did manage to pull off a funny little stunt on the show floor before letting the cat out of the bag that it’s all a joke.The joke itself, or the fake virtual reality device, is on display at CES 2017 in Las Vegas currently, where you can “look into the eyes of another person” with the Tinder VR “device,” which is part of a bid by Tinder to “take the V out of VR.”“We created our multi-user VR headset with the Tinder experience in mind. Real people having a real experience, and like the app, it only works with a double opt-in,”“We created our multi-user VR headset with the Tinder experience in mind. Real people having a real experience, and like the app, it only works with a double opt-in,” explains Tinder in an official company blog. That’s part of the joke, making it so believable. That certainly sounds like something we’d expect from a new campaign from the company, although in a pretty dystopian-sounding, depressing manner.There’s a video to go along with it all that shows off the headset and its red Tinder logo, which is all part of the fun. It’s a pretty real contemplation on dating and the somewhat impersonal connections Tinder brings with it in the end, especially when you consider the way its users interact with each other and how the mate selection process goes.It’s still a funny prank to pull, making people think it’s a real item that’s coming off the assembly line soon. But virtual reality is going to have an important part to play when it comes to the dating scene. Mark my words.last_img read more

4vehicle accident at traffic lights

first_imgThis morning (Monday), 4 light motor vehicles were involved in an accident at the traffic lights in Egerton / Residency Road.An initial collision saw a double-cab bakkie and a Renault Scenic colliding. The double-cab then crashed into a Mazda, which in turn hit the bumper of an Opel Corsa. The double-cab pushed the other vehicles about 10 metres before stopping.No serious injuries were sustained, with the owner of the Renault complaining of mild whiplash. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Smart hotel rooms the way of the future

first_imgHotels of the future will offer guests ‘Smart Rooms’, quarters personalised to compliment their individual personalities and accommodate to their every need.According to an ITB World Travel Trends report technological advancements will change the way hotels operate over the next ten years to the point where rooms will be tailored to meet the guests every want.‘Smart Rooms’ will be able to meet visitors particular tastes, favoured bath water temperature, stock mini bar with their preferred drinks and snacks as well as play their favourite music in the background.“Growing environmental awareness, global trends such as demographic changes, increased mobility and multi-cultural developments will all help to alter the profile of guests,” Messe Berlin Competence Centre Travel director Martin Buck said. “In the future the different requirements of specific types of guests will determine what is on offer.“This presents some serious challenges to the hotel industry, but also provides an opportunity to attract new types of guests.”Among other changes, guests can expect to be checked in by a robot as well as upload their personal preference profiles which can be entered via a PIN or a smart phone.According to the report, hotels will then use the data to adjust air conditioning, lighting and even the colour of the room to suit the guest. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more