first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon is looking at ways it can answer the call from the Truth and Reconciliation commission for all governments to release Indian residential school records.As Shirley McLean tells us, the territory has one of the toughest privacy laws in the country.last_img

first_img Related Items:#girlsinict, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas May 1, 2017 At a forum in recognition of International Day of Girls in ICT on Thursday, Attorney General Allyson Gibson encouraged girls to pursue careers in ICT saying that studying ICT would leave them “never without a job.”Gibson made the remarks International Telecommunication Union forum for the internationally-recognized day. Gibson said ICT was the fastest growing sector in the world, but lamented that colleges are not producing enough graduates to meet the demand. She also pointed out to attendees that women are underrepresented in the field with only 30 per cent of ICT jobs being currently held by females.Gibson commended both the public and private sector for local ICT advancements particularly in mobile service, trade and the Registrar General’s office. She said ICT could empower young women to work in their communities. “You can pursue your dream from any Island in The Bahamas. The door to the world is open to you.”#MagnecticMediaNews#girlsinict Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, March 15, 2019:#1) Wilmington Youth Center Preview NightAttention all 5th graders living in Wilmington!  Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center?  Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing?  Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center!  The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center.#2) Registration For Children’s Theatre Workshop OpensThe Wilmington-based Children’s Theatre Workshop recently announced details of its 2019 summer season on its Facebook page:“Junie B. Jones The Musical JR” is the elementary main stage production. The session will run from June 24 to July 5, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. (No camp on July 4.) Performance dates are July 5 and July 6.“Frozen JR” is the Middle School production. The session will run from July 8 to July 19, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Performance dates are July 19 and July 20.A high school production session will run from July 22 to August 2, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Performance dates are August 2 and August 3. The title will be announced shortly.Registration for all summer sessions will open on Friday, March 15, 2019. Learn more information about each summer session HERE.#3) Drop-In Preschool Storytime At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a drop-in preschool storytime at 10am. Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#4) St. Patrick’s Day Celebration For SeniorsTo celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Buzzell Senior Center will be having a delicious homemade corned beef and cabbage luncheon at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall at 1pm. Come relax and enjoy an excellent afternoon with good food and friends. We will also have live entertainment by Joe Leary—back by popular demand! This lunch is sponsored by Peter MacLellan. We are so fortunate for Peter’s continued generosity. We are also very lucky to have this meal prepared by our specialty chef Lou Cimaglia. We will have a THANK YOU card at front desk for everyone to sign.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 15In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, June 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_imgDerailed train. UNB File PhotoThere are at least 13 bridges with ‘Dead Stop’ signs on the 179 km Sylhet-Akhaura railway route. This could be risky for thousands of the train passengers.A ‘Dead Stop’ sign at a railway bridge instructs the train to stop completely before crossing and then run only at a speed of five-kilometre per hour.Sources at Railway (East Zone) said six trains — Parabat, Jayantika, Paharika, Udayan, Upaban and Kalni — carry around 12,000 to 15,000 passengers every day over these danger spots.Eight of these ‘Dead Stop’ aigns are along an 18 km stretch from Sylhet to Mogla Bazar and five along a 164 km stretch from Mogla Bazar to Akhaura Bridge.According to the Sylhet branch of the railway engineering division, the 13 bridges with ‘Dead Stop’ signs are — Shamshernagar-Tilagon section’s bridge No 200, Mogla Bazar-Maijgaon section’s bridge No 43, 45 and 47, Kulaura-Baramchal section’s bridge No 5 and 7, Satgaon-Sreemangal section’s bridge No 141, Sreemangal-Bhanugach section’s bridge No 157, Maijgaon-Bhater Bazar section’s bridge No 29, and Montola-Itakhola section’s bridge No 56.Sajib Kumar Malakar, assistant station manager of Sylhet railway station, said most of the bridges in this section are in a dangerous condition.“I cannot confirm whether the 23 June accident happened because of the bridge’s condition,” he added.Five people were killed when six coaches of the Dhaka-bound Upaban Express was derailed on 23 June after a culvert over the Barochhara canal, near the Baramchal railway station, caved in.A coach of the BC special train carrying fertiliser from Shahjalal fertiliser factory derailed at near Maijgaon station on 5 April.In another incident, a coach of Jalalabad Express ran off the tracks in Mollikapur of Fenchuganj upazila on 16 May.An oil tanker derailed in Kulaura of Moulvibazar in March 2018, snapping rail communication for two hours with other parts of the country.Trains on Sylhet-Chattogram and Dhaka-Sylhet routes were halted for 15 hours on 23 February last year due to derailment of Upaban Express at Satgaon in Sreemangal.In 2017, media reports highlighted the vulnerable state of Monu Bridge and how bamboo was used to repair it instead of steel rods. The bridge remained that way since then and is currently included on the list of risky bridges.Bhoismara railway bridge, between Sreemangal and Satgaon station, was damaged in a flash flood on 5 April 2017. The condition of the bridge has hardly improved.The rest of the bridges using ‘Dead Stop’ signs are in similarly ar risk.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on 25 June ordered the authorities to conduct a survey of railway bridges and culverts across the country and repair those damaged or risky.last_img read more

first_imgAmish Tripathi talks to Poulomi Banerjee about the Oath of the Vayuputras and life beyond the Shiva trilogyhology…After Immortals of Meluha was released, you had said, that you had the other two parts too planned in your mind… writing the second (The Secret of the Nagas) and the third (The Oath of the Vayuputras) books must have been easy then.As far as I am concerned, the Shiva trilogy is one continuous story and not three separate books. But it is difficult to bring out such a long story as one book, and hence the format of the trilogy. Even before the release of the 1st book, I had the complete story in mind, right down to the last line. But when you are in the actual process of writing, characters and sub-plots get introduced and the challenge then is to blend them with the main storyline. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Also, since the Oath of the Vayuputras was the final book of the trilogy, I had tie up all the loose ends. But the fact, that the story is one uninterrupted thought would be evident to anyone who has carefully read the book. In each of the books, I have left clues about what was going to happen in the next one.As a writer, what was the most difficult decision that you had to take in the Oath of the Vayuputras?Some characters had to die, and to kill them was the most difficult task I had to perform. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou have said that you were an atheist and the Shiva Trilogy was for you a blessing that changed you as a person. Having spent so much time telling this story, are you in anyway sad that the book is done with the release of the Oath of the Vayuputras?The book is done, but my relationship with Lord Shiva continues. I have become a believer for life. So there is no sadness at all. There is a sense of completeness.The last line of the Oath of the Vayuputras mentions the Mahabharata and says that story too will be told some days… Is that a hint to your readers? Is your next book going to be on Mahabharata?No. I have many ideas for my next book series, but I am yet to finalise the one I will take up. The Mahabharata, is one of the ideas under consideration. All the ideas that I am toying with are again based on history and mythology for that is my area of passion.The Immortals of Meluha is being made in to a film. Tell us about the progress on that front.Well, as you know, Karan Johar has acquired the film rights for the book and his team is working on the script. Once the script is ready, they will start work on the cast and other details.And you have not involved yourself with the script?No, it was a conscious decision on my part to not get involved in the script-writing, since I have felt that I can’t do justice to it and write my book at the same time, and I had to complete the Oath of the Vayuputras.With the Shiva Trilogy you have created not just a successful story, but also a successful marketing model. What was the vision that you had when you started marketing the book and why did you often choose smaller bookshops for launches and events rather than bigger bookstore chains?I’ve always believed that it is a fallacy to assume that a good book sells itself. That’s not true. A bad book and good marketing doesn’t work. But then, a good book and bad marketing does not work either.Both the book and the marketing need to be good. My team and I have implemented a lot of innovative ideas to promote my books and I’m glad that they have been well received.In book, you have often included modern issues such as widow remarriage, caner… then what would you say is evil, a subject that you dwell upon in detail in the Shiva trilogy, in today’s socio-political scenario?I’d love to answer this question, but then I may end up giving away the philosophy that is to be explained in the 3rd book. That may spoil the book for those who haven’t read the 3rd book. Perhaps I’ll answer this question six months later.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: In a tweet on the occasion of Earth Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged people to put an end to plastic pollution to ensure a clean environment.”On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean. We can take a step in this direction by putting an end to plastic pollution,” Banerjee tweeted on Sunday morning.Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to change human attitude and behaviour about plastics fundamentally. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsOne of the bleakest stories of the year so far was the report of a six-ton sperm whale washing up on the shores of southern Spain with 64 pounds of plastic in its stomach, a disturbing sign of the alarming rate at which we’re dumping plastics into the ocean.The plastic crisis is a truly global one, and the numbers are staggering: A 2015 study found that between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic make it into the ocean from land each year. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight.Since plastic is synthetic, few natural processes break it down, allowing bags, straws, and packaging to linger for decades if not centuries. And we’re not very good at containing it to landfills. About 32 percent of plastics make out into nature, where it often ends up in the bellies of fish, birds, and whales. And, as it turns out, potentially in our stomachs too.last_img read more

first_imgNigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement has said.Spokesman Col Tukur Gusau yesterday said that 101 of those freed are children, along with 67 women and 10 men.The Nigerian Air Force reported killing “a large number” of militants in repelling an attack on Bitta village, 50 kilometres southwest of the army operations that took place around Bama, 70 kilometres southeast of Maiduguri city. Also Read – Russian opposition to defy authorities with fresh protestsMaiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram and the capital of northeastern Borno state.The statements did not specify when the attacks occurred. Last week the army rescued 71 kidnapped people.Hundreds have been freed from Boko Haram captivity this year but none of the 219 girls abducted in April 2014 from a school in Chibok were among the rescued. Also Read – 300 tourists isolated due to mudslides in AlaskaThe extremists distributed a new video on Twitter yesterday purporting to show attacks on Nigerian army barracks in the states of Borno and Yobe. The video also shows the beheading of a man in military fatigues said to be a Nigerian soldier.According to a translation by the SITE Intelligence Group, an unidentified fighter, shown in the video with looted army weapons and ammunition, says the footage shows Nigeria’s military has not forced Boko Haram from its positions and got them hemmed into the Sambisa Forest, as the military has claimed.Some of those rescued last week said they had been held by Boko Haram for up to one year in villages just 40 kilometers from Maiduguri.last_img read more

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Register Now » Craig Venter, a biologist and entrepreneur as well as one of the first people to map the human genome, wants to make 100 the new 60. His latest venture, announced yesterday, will concentrate on extending the human lifespan.Human Longevity has already received $70 million in private backing and aims to use both genomics and stem cell therapies to allow us to live longer, healthier lives.“Your age is your No. 1 risk factor for almost every disease, but it’s not a disease itself,” Venter told The New York Times. If slowing the aging process is indeed possible, it could present a new defense against disease, potentially preventing a slew of life-threatening conditions all at once, eliminating the need to find individual cures.Related: 4 Medical Tests That Can Change Your LifeDespite this possibility, the San Diego, Calif.-based company will also work on treating individual diseases of aging, concentrating on cancer, diabetes and obesity, heart and liver diseases and dementia. It will focus its initial clinical sequencing efforts on cancer, teaming up with the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego to sequence the genomes of every patient who is treated there, as well as perform a full genome sequence on their tumors. “The goal is to analyze, utilize and share the data generated with the objective of enhancing diagnostic abilities and improving patient outcomes,” the company said in a statement.To do all this, Human Longevity will build a human sequencing operation capable of processing 40,000 human genomes a year. The DNA data collected will be combined with additional data on health and body compositions of individuals who are both healthy and sick, ranging in age from infants to those who have celebrated their 100th birthday, in order to better understand the molecular causes of aging and age-related illnesses.Related: A New Take on Aging, From Silicon ValleyDr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman of the X Prize Foundation, and Dr. Robert Hariri, founder and chief scientific officer of cell therapy operations at the biotechnology company Celgene, are both co-founders.Diamandis said the goal is not to achieve immortality, but rather to make “100 years old the next 60.”Venter reiterated this sentiment: “Using the combined power of our core areas of expertise—genomics, informatics, and stem cell therapies, we are tackling one of the greatest medical/scientific and societal challenges—aging and aging related diseases,” he said in a statement. “Our goal is not necessarily lengthening life, but extending a healthier, high performing, more productive lifespan.”Back in September, Google announced that it had invested in a company called Calico, which also focuses on the “challenge of aging and associated diseases.”Related: If You Could, Would You Want to Live Forever? Google Thinks You Might March 5, 2014 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more