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  • MEPC holds wellbeing month for 4000 staff

    first_imgLandlord and development organisation MEPC is holding a wellbeing month for 4,000 employees based at its Wellington Place business community.Organisations based at Wellington Place, including include Allianz, Equifax, Irwin Mitchell, Shulmans, Sky Betting and Gaming, Squire Patton Boggs, and Willis Towers Watson, will take part in the wellbeing month, which launches today (1 November 2017) and will run until the end of November.The wellbeing month will feature a range of free events that are available for all staff across the site to take part in. This will include seminars for finding happiness in the workplace, workshops on how to improve sleep patterns, and mental health first aid classes.The wellbeing month will run alongside the development’s ongoing employee wellbeing initiatives, which include knitting classes, fitness classes and a workplace choir. These aim to reduce stress and boost employee wellness.Dominique Simcox, spokesperson at MEPC, said: “It’s essential that we do everything we can to improve wellbeing and combat the taboo around mental health issues. Mental health is such an important subject that is rarely discussed openly, and we want to help change that by creating an opportunity for people to learn more and challenge the stigma.“Our first mental health first aid class filled up within just a few minutes, demonstrating the clear demand for people to learn more about it. Wellbeing as a whole is something we’re incredibly passionate about here at Wellington Place and we want to do everything we can to play our part in helping to create a happy and healthy working environment for people to enjoy.”last_img read more

  • Twofifths of younger workers are putting off saving for retirement

    first_imgMore than two-fifths (44%) of workers aged between 25 and 34 admit to putting off saving for or investing in long-term prospects such as retirement, according to research by investment management organisation Blackrock.In July 2018, the organisation’s annual DC pulse survey polled 1,000 UK working adults aged between 25 and 69 with at least one workplace defined contribution (DC) pension. The research also found that only 14% of young savers know exactly how much money they have in their current DC pot.On the other hand, 39% of individuals between 25 and 34 years of age stated that they feel confident in that their retirement savings are on track. This proportion drops to 31% for those aged between 55 and 64, and 18% for respondents between 45 and 54 years old.Paying into their pension is the priority for 52% of respondents aged between 25 and 34, but this is superseded by saving for a ‘rainy day’ (71%), and matched by spending money on day-to-day luxuries (52%).Income does not appear to change these results, as only 2% said they would use an extra £200 per month to contribute to their pensions.Almost half of younger respondents stated that ideally they should, between them and their employer, be contributing 15% or more into their pensions. However, less than a third (29%) are doing so.Claire Felgate, head of UK DC at Blackrock, said: “Auto-enrolment has played a very important role in reiterating the importance of planning for later stages of life, by nudging people to start saving through a pension scheme at work. But we worry that, for younger savers, it’s given them a false sense of security.“The government’s move to increase the rate to 8% from April 2019 is a step in the right direction, but our concern is that individuals will think the number is enough. We need to start thinking of 15% as the rule of thumb to help everyone secure a comfortable living in their old age.”last_img read more

  • Little Tikes recalls popular swing for toddlers

    first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Little Tikes has issued a recall on a popular swing for toddlers.The company is recalling 540,000 of its two-in-one snug and secure pink toddler swings.The company says the swing’s seat can break, leading to the child falling and getting injured.The recall includes swings manufactured in the U.S. from November 2009 through May 2014.Little Tikes said they have received 140 reports of breaks, resulting in the injuries of 39 children.Parents who own the swing are asked to discontinue use and to contact Little Tikes for a credit towards another product.For more information on the recall, click here. last_img

  • Wynwood Yard hosts vigil for Vegas victims

    first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – South Floridians gathered at the Wynwood Yard, Thursday night, for a candlelight vigil to remember the Las Vegas shooting victims.The event included a meditation and talks from Everytown USA and Maria Wright, the mother of Jeremy Wright, who was killed at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.Those who gathered lit candles, sang, teared up and some also expressed how they want gun laws to be changed.Donations were collected for victims of gun violence.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

  • Fire destroys car carrier 2 cars in Davie

    first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – An auto transport truck carrying two cars was destroyed after it caught fire in Davie.The blaze sparked near 43rd Avenue and South State Road 7, Saturday, at around 11:30 a.m.Cellphone video shows the car carrier and its cargo fully engulfed. The cab and the two vehicles were destroyed.Davie Fire Rescue crews were able to put out the flames.No one was hurtThe cause of the fire remains unclear.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: last_img

  • Animal activists offer 20K reward for info on horse found stabbed to

    first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Animal activists are offering a reward after a horse was found stabbed to death in Southwest Miami-Dade.Ranch owner Georgina Milhet found one of her horses dead, Tuesday.The animal was stolen, dragged from her home and stabbed to death.“I’m heartbroken. She was one of my babies because they’re all my babies,” Milhet said. “We need to seriously think about this because it’s out of control.”Two other horses are also missing from the area, and it’s presumed they were also killed.If you have any information on who may have killed the horse, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $20,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • Police search for 2 men who stole from Pembroke Pines liquor store

    first_imgThe men made their way out of the store with nearly $750 worth of alcohol, police said. If you have any information on this liquor store theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help identify two men who stole from a liquor store in Pembroke Pines.The crooks were caught on camera walking into an ABC Fine Wine and Spirits store, located along the 10700 block of Southwest City Center Boulevard, just before 10:30 p.m. on August 2.According to officials, the crooks put several bottles of liquor down their pants and underneath their shirts.center_img Can you assist our agency in identifying these two unknown suspects, who shoplifted over $744 worth of items from ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (10798 Pines Blvd) on 8/2/2019?Please contact the PPPD at 954-435-6563 or @crimestoppers2 with any information. Case # PPPD19OFF046941— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) August 12, 2019last_img read more

  • Travel Not Advisable On Sterling Highway Sunday

    first_imgIt is advisable stay off the highway Sunday. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available throughout Sunday. Visit for road information. Be aware that fire conditions are still active, and smoke may be heavy at times. Always drive with your headlights on and in a defensive manner. Keep a lookout for our firefighters and help keep them safe. If you must travel, please allow plenty of time, have a full tank of fuel, and bring enough water, food and other essentials. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 26th, 2019 at 05:59 amOriginal Post 5am: The Great Basin Incident Management Team on the Swan Lake Fire Near Soldotna is anticipating a very active fire day on Sunday. There is a high expectation that this will result in smoke on the road or increased firefighting activity which will likely shut down the Sterling Highway for much of the day between Mile post 53 and Milepost 71, according to a release from the management team. You can also tune into 920AM or 105.3FM for updates. We will continue to provide updates as conditions change.last_img read more

  • Mobile Apps for Publishers Beyond the iPhone

    first_imgWhile the iPhone has rapidly become the dominant platform for mobile apps targeting the consumer market, mobile applications developer Handmark is working with publishers such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal and others to develop apps for simultaneous distribution on the iPhone as well as more business-focused products such as Blackberry and the new Android.The Reader for Blackberry is Forbes’ first work with Handmark and offers users direct access to all recently published Forbes content as well as helps them track investments with a live stocks list. Full stories are downloaded to the device and can be accessed with or without a data connection.Forbes uses standard RSS formats and the XIgnite stocks API to deliver content. “We know that our audience increasingly relies of their mobile devices to stay informed and make business decisions and we developed for the dominant platform for business users,” said Jeff Bauer, product and creative director at Forbes. “We also know that they are constantly engaging, so we offer a great experience even when they might not have a data connection.”   Not For Just Larger PublishersHandmark also works with smaller consumer and b-to-b publishers, including Fierce Markets. “We’ve got the cost model down to where we can do this for local press,” said Handmark CEO Paul Reddick, who indicated that Handmark is also currently in talks with a small Georgia newspaper. “From development perspective there is not a lot the publisher has to do unless they’re not digital (although they should at least have a web site and RSS or XML feeds we can pull from),” Reddick said. PricingHandmark charges publishers a startup fee and monthly rate unless the publisher generates significant traffic, in which case it may forgo the minimum fees and move directly to a share agreement with the ad revenue. “If we see there’s enough advertising revenue, we’ll blow past that,” said Reddick. “Our model is to make money on revenue sharing as opposed to being an outsource development shop. We consider ourselves a longer term partner not only for creating app but getting it distributed, getting it used, driving viewership and optimizing advertising and e-commerce.” The revenue share varies based on whether Handmark sells or fulfills the advertising or the publisher does. While Reddick wouldn’t share specific numbers for the startup fees, he says a small publisher could offer mobile apps for less than five figures per year. Best Practices For Launching Mobile AppsHandmark CEO Paul Reddick offers four tips for publishers thinking about launching a mobile app: 1. Reach out to the social networks and elsewhere to let your audience know the app exists.2. If you’re going mobile, focus on content that’s more real time. If it’s a periodical or periodically read, people might not find as much value. 3. The ability to post and share from an app is important to people. When they share, they’re saying, “Not only did I read this news, I read it from this particular publisher and you can get there too.” Options should be included for posting on Facebook and Twitter but it needs to be be done in way that drives value for publisher. You don’t want content ripped off and floating around without attribution. 4. Recognize there’s more than just the iPhone. People with Blackberries and Android and others are avid readers too.last_img read more

  • Democrats Look to Finish FY17 Appropriations before January

    first_imgDemocrats will not agree to a continuing resolution (CR) that pushes decisions about fiscal 2017 spending into next year, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday.“Everyone should be alerted today to this: We are not going to agree to a long-term CR,” Reid told reporters. “We are not doing anything into next year. The Republicans should be made aware of that right now.”When lawmakers return to Capitol Hill next week, they will have until the end of the month to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running when the new fiscal year begins. Reid, who apparently discussed the issue with President Obama this week, said Democrats would accept a measure that continues funding into December, “up to Christmas,” but nothing longer, reported CQ.Democrats and some Republicans — especially appropriators and defense advocates — favor passing an omnibus before the end of the calendar year that includes full-year spending bills for all government agencies. Congress has followed that formula in recent years. Democrats would oppose an attempt to pass a full-year CR freezing current funding levels into next year. Conservatives, led by the House Freedom Caucus, are insisting on passing a six-month stopgap that allows lawmakers to avoid voting on FY 2017 spending policies during a lame duck session.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has not stated his intention regarding the length of a CR. The no. 2 and no. 3 Senate Republicans, John Cornyn (Texas) and John Thune (S.D.), have said they prefer dealing with FY 2017 appropriations next year.Reid warned that if the GOP is obstinate, “we’re headed straight for another unnecessary government shutdown.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

  • One Take Anthony Hamilton On Touring Star Wars More

    first_imgNews Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Producer Greg Wells Prev Next One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take The R&B singer/songwriter bests the One Take challenge and also reveals his first concert, why he’s all about the ’70s and the best advice he got from his parentsRenée FabianGRAMMYs Feb 14, 2018 – 5:39 pm Anthony Hamilton rose to cultural prominence with his second studio album, 2003’s Comin’ From Where I’m From, and since then the R&B singer/songwriter has left an indelible impression on the entire music community. One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With The Mrs Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton one-take-anthony-hamilton-touring-star-wars-more Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Producer Greg Wells One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 14, 2018 – 5:34 pm Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With MØ Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Case and point, he’s a 17-time GRAMMY nominee and earned his first career GRAMMY win at the 51st GRAMMY Awards for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for “You’ve Got The Love I Need.” Most recently, he was nominated at the 60th GRAMMY Awards for “What I’m Feelin'” in the same category.Recently, to help us get to know him a little better, Hamilton carved out some time to play One Take,’s video series featuring artists answering rapid-fire questions about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.In this segment, find out how many questions the “Charlene” singer/songwriter answers in 60 seconds. You’ll learn about his first concert, why chewing gum and the stage go hand in hand, his take on Star Wars, the worst part about touring, the best place to sing songs, the best advice he got from his parents, and more. Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch: One Take With Brandy Clarkcenter_img Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Facebook Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry One Take With The Mrs One Take: Anthony Hamilton On Touring, ‘Star Wars’ & More One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Logic Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Marian Hill Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch: One Take With Khalid Twitter One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Afrojack Email One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Lights Watch One Take With Halestorm One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Logic One Take With Le Butcherettes Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Marian Hill Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standofflast_img read more

  • Sam Smith Sings Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas in 2014

    first_img Sam Smith Sings “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” in 2014 News Twitter Facebook In this performance from The Recording Academy vault, GRAMMY winner Sam Smith sings on the CBS special “A Very GRAMMY Christmas”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 21, 2018 – 9:04 am In 2014 the CBS special “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” was broadcast on Dec. 5, the day nominations were announced for the 57th GRAMMY Awards. In addition to Sam Smith singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” other performers included Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw and Pharrell Williams. The final nominations for Album Of The Year were also revealed on air.Later that year, on Feb. 8, 2015 at the 57th GRAMMY Awards broadcast, Smith won Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour, and his “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” won Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. Smith also performed “Stay With Me” during the awards celebration with Mary J. Blige. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 3, 2014 – 6:30 am “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” Promo Email Sam Smith “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” sam-smith-sings-have-yourself-merry-little-christmas-2014 Watch: Sam Smith, Logic Debut New “Pray” Music Videolast_img read more

  • Nipsey Hussles Memorial Service Had Powerful Statements From Barack Obama Kendrick Lamar

    first_imgNews Stevie Wonder also gave a speech at the event, speaking out against gun violence before singing Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven.”  “It is a heartbreak to again lose a member of our family. It is a heartbreak because it’s so unnecessary,” he said. “It is so painful to know that we don’t have enough people taking a position that says: Listen, we must have stronger gun laws. It is unacceptable. It is almost like the world is becoming blind.” “Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope…I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it,” former President Obama wroteAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 11, 2019 – 3:41 pm On April 11, the people of Los Angeles gathered to celebrate the late rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle, with over 21,000 people joining his memorial service at Staples Center in downtown L.A. The memorial was livestreamed with countless Nipsey fans far and wide tuning in and sharing messages on social media with the hashtag #NipseyHussleForever.Despite the huge space left behind by Hussle’s death, which has shaken his community in South L.A., not to mention his family and closest friends, the messages during his service were deeply inspirational and hopeful. Twitter Facebook Following the memorial, where Hussle’s casket sat onstage during the event, a 25-mile funeral procession is set to take place through L.A., stopping at his business and place of death, The Marathon Clothing store. Email Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service Had Powerful Statements From Barack Obama, Kendrick Lamar & More Obama Pens Note For Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial nipsey-hussles-memorial-service-had-powerful-statements-barack-obama-kendrick-lamar Lauren London, Hussle’s longtime girlfriend and mother to their two-year-old son, Kross Asghedom, read a heartfelt text message she had sent to Hussle back in January.”I want you to know I feel real joy in my heart when I’m around you…you have encouraged me and inspired me to reach higher,” she read from the message. She added, “His soul was majestic, the strongest man I ever knew. He was completely self-taught, always seeking knowledge.” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 1, 2019 – 4:52 pm Remembering Nipsey Hussle Fellow L.A. rapper Kendrick Lamar, who collaborated with the late rapper on “Dedication,” from Hussle’s debut LP Victory Lap, also shared a moving message that was included in the book. He recalled the first time the pair met, on tour in 2009.”I watched a young, ambitious black male orchestrate fellowship amongst the men around him on that tour. Determined to execute one thing–and that was Greatness. Greatness in knowledge, greatness in wealth, and greatness in self,” Lamar wrote. Karen Civil, Hussle’s longtime friend and marketing manager, held back tears while reading a touching letter from former President Barack Obama:”While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going. His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it—to build a skills training center and a coworking space in Crenshaw; to lift up the Eritrean-American community; to set an example for young people to follow—is a legacy worthy of celebration. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it.” Many of Hussle’s family and friends spoke during the memorial, including both his mother and father. “I’m very proud of my son,” his mother Angelique Smith said. “My son, Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was a great man.” Another L.A. hip-hop icon, Snoop Dogg, took to the stage at Staples to offer support for Hussle’s family and to share words for his friend. “For those who knew Nipsey Hussle personally, he had nothing but love for every single gang member no matter the neighborhood,” he said. Rest In Power, Nipsey Hussle. How Nipsey Hussle Transcended Hip-Hop, Starting In The Los Angeles StreetsRead morelast_img read more

  • Wilmington High Class Of 1983s 35th Reunion Set For November 23

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School Class of 1983 is holding its 35th Reunion on Friday, November 23, 2018, from 7pm to 11pm, at Tremezzo Ristorante (2 Lowell Street).Tickets cost $30 per person and are available online HERE.If you have any questions, please email share this announcement with your classmates, especially those who aren’t on social media.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… RelatedWHS Class Of 1969 Announces 50th Reunion On September 14In “Education”WHS Class Of 1979 Announces 40th Reunion On September 21In “Education”NEW RESTAURANT ALERT: Tremezzo Pizzeria To Open Soon In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

  • TOWN ELECTION NEWS 6 Seats Up For Grabs Nomination Papers Now Available

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Interested in running for a seat on the Board of Selectmen or School Committee?Nomination papers are now available in the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office.  Papers, with at least 50 valid signatures from Wilmington voters, are due back to the Town Clerk by Friday, March 8.The Town Clerk’s Office, located at Wilmington Town Hall, is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.The following seats will be up for grabs in this year’s election:TWO three-year Board of Selectmen seats (currently held by Greg Bendel and Kevin Caira)THREE three-year School Committee seats (currently held by Julie Broussard, Jo Newhouse, and Tom Talbot)ONE three-year Shawsheen Tech School Committee seat (currently held by Robert Peterson Sr.)The Annual Town Election will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.NOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email 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… RelatedTOWN ELECTION NEWS: 5 Seats Up For Grabs, Nomination Papers Now AvailableIn “Government”TOWN ELECTION: 7 Seats Up For Grabs, Nomination Papers Now AvailableIn “Government”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Infantino Pulls Papers For Selectmen; Fennelly Pulls Papers For School CommitteeIn “Government”last_img read more

  • 5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday May 10 2019

    first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, May 10, 2019:#1) Wilmington Good Guy Award CeremonyThe Wilmington Good Guy Committee has selected this year’s inductee as the 2019 Wilmington Good Guy. This individual will be honored by the Community, family and friends on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus. This individual is recognized by so many people in town who appreciate their involvement in charitable activities and their willingness to help others in need.The Committee thanks all who sent nomination letters for all of the candidates whose names were submitted. Wilmington continues to have more than their fair share of great people who do so much for this Town and whom are equally well-deserving.Wondering who this year’s winner is?… It is still a secret to that person, or at least we hope it is. Tickets for the dinner, “roast,” and accolades are available from members of the Good Guy Committee, or they can be obtained from 2018 Good Guy, Dianna DiGregorio by email at Tickets are $30.00 per person. Tickets will not be sold at the door.Doors open for cocktails at 6:30PM and the dinner and festivities start at 7:30PM. The Good Guy Committee hopes to see you there!#2) Wilmington Public Schools Art ShowWilmington Public Schools will hold its 7th Annual Art Show on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 10am to 2pm, in the Wilmington Middle School Cafeteria.Selected artwork from all grade levels and all eight schools will be on display.Students, families, and the general public are invited to this popular event. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.Check out photos from the 2018 show HERE.  Check out photos from the 2017 show HERE.  #3) Relay For Life’s Family Feud FundraiserSole Sistas, a team participating in the Wilmington-Billerica-Tewksbury Relay For Life, is holding a Family Feud fundraiser at 7pm in the Tewksbury Knights of Columbus Hall (2068 Main Street, Tewksbury).Tickets are on sale now. Only the first 16 teams to register and pay in full will play the game so don’t wait! If you don’t want to play the game, please come join us and be an audience member. There will be music, dancing, and raffles as well.Please contact Karen Grabowski (978-375-2956, kmg1997[at] or Laurie Crowley Kwiatkowski (978-479-9372, lauriek95[at] to register, donate, and/or ask questions.All proceeds will support the American Cancer Society.#4) WHS CATS Fundraiser at Panera BreadThe WHS Choral and Theatre Support Group (WHS CATS) is holding a fundraiser at Wilmington’s Panera Bread (228 Main Street, Wilmington Plaza) from 11am to 8pm.Print and bring the flyer below — or show it on your phone — and 20% of your bill will benefit the WHS CATS mission to provide scholarships to graduating seniors as well as supplementary funding, as needed, to the WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild, WHS Soundscape a cappella, WHS Chorus, and WHS One Minute Too Many Improv Troupe.Panera Gift Cards are excluded from the event.#5) Drop-In Preschool StorytimeThe 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.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 8, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

  • WhatsApp under fire for failing to remove child porn

    first_img 0 Tags Share your voice WhatsApp Internet Services Tech Industry WhatsApp’s logo.  Getty Images Facebook-owned WhatsApp is being criticized for failing to curb the spread of child pornography on the messaging app.A report by two Israeli online safety groups, Netivei Reshet and Screensaverz, concluded that it was easy to find WhatsApp groups in which people shared images and videos of children being sexually abused. Some third-party apps that provide links to join WhatsApp groups have sections for adult content, which have been used to share child pornography on the platform, according to TechCrunch, which translated the report.The researchers contacted Facebook about the problem, but news outlets, including the Financial Times, found that several of the groups were still active on the platform. One child pornography group chat had 256 members from various countries, including the US, and was active earlier this week. The accounts in the group were later banned by WhatsApp, which also said it had been flagged internally before the Financial Times alerted the company.The two nonprofits discovered the child pornography groups during the summer after a man called a hotline to report them.A WhatsApp spokesperson said that the company “has a zero-tolerance policy around child sexual abuse.” “We deploy our most advanced technology, including artificial intelligence, to scan profile photos and images in reported content, and actively ban accounts suspected of sharing this vile content,” the spokesperson said. The company also responds to requests from law enforcement and reports abuse to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  WhatsApp recently banned roughly 130,000 accounts in 10 days for violating its rules against child sexual abuse. The Honeymoon Is Over: Everything you need to know about why tech is under Washington’s microscope.Infowars and Silicon Valley: Everything you need to know about the tech industry’s free speech debate. Post a commentlast_img read more

  • CES 2019 Every weird product we saw at the show

    first_imgNow it wouldn’t be CES 2019 without an assortment of weird, off-the-beaten-path tech that, at first glance, might look a little silly or wacky — or possibly disturbing? Hmm, well, maybe just off-putting. And CES 2019 may have the largest collection of weird stuff we’ve ever seen. And if not the largest, then at least the weirdest.  CES Products 26 Photos These are the weirdest products of CES 2019 Post a comment Some of these weirds and wackies include a device that blow dries your dog, a toothbrush that allows you to brush your entire mouth in 10 seconds and a diaper that detects when your kid has pooped. If weird is too weird for you, here are all the noteworthy CES products, we also chose the top 10 CES 2019 products and the best headphones.Click on the gallery above to start your journey of the weird. CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 0 Share your voice Gadgets CES 2019 Tagslast_img read more

  • Russia may unplug from the internet to test its cyberdefenses

    first_imgRussia may cut itself off from the wider internet, at least temporarily. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Russia and its main internet providers may be planning to disconnect the country from the internet.The move would be part of an experiment to see whether its cyberdefenses could manage an attack from a foreign power, according to Russian outlet RBK. It would gather data as politicians assess the Digital Economy National Program, a draft law that would require the country’s internet providers to ensure that Russia’s internet can operate in isolation if a foreign power cuts it off.Russia’s telecoms would have to re-route the country’s internet traffic to exchange points approved by Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnazor so it can block prohibited content and ensure traffic doesn’t pass through foreign servers, CNET sister site ZDNet reported Monday.  See it 9 Photos Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Amazon Hacking,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $155 at Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET Security Internet Services Boost Mobile Apple iPhone XS I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Now playing: Watch this: Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) 1 $999 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Share your voice $299 at Amazon Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET $999 7 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Best Buy $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Russia still using Twitter to divide America Read Google Home Hub review Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Turo Sprintcenter_img Sarah Tew/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The Cheapskate Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See It The nine types of Facebook ads that Russian trolls paid for Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Essentially, Russia is simultaneously trying to create a system of mass censorship like China’s Great Firewall while trying to ensure that Russia maintains a fully operational intranet if it gets disconnected from the rest of the world.The test will supposedly take place before April 1, the deadline for submitting amendments to the Digital Economy National Program.The legislation, which has the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was introduced after the US “authorized offensive cyber operations” against adversaries in its National Cyber Strategy in September. Russia is regularly accused of hacking US and European government bodies.Roskomnazor didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Read DJI Osmo Action preview See at Turo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Rylo $520 at HP Angela Lang/CNET $999 $59 at eBay $210 at Best Buy Read the AirPods review Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET See It $60 at Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice 1:33 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Comments $999 Tags Tags Comment Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners.last_img read more