WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, December 13, 2018:A 2-vehicle crash took place on Ballardvale Street. Air bags deployed. Both vehicles towed. (8:12am)A Baldwin Road caller reported a horizontal splint in a tree in a neighbor’s yard. He was unsure if tree was on town property or neighbor’s property. Caller is concerned wind will knock tree down. DPW notified. Tree Department will check tree. (11:17am)Fire Department reported train is blocking Route 62 at North Wilmington Station. (11:19am)A resident found a syringe outside of Maple Road house on the sidewalk. Police brought the syringe back to station for disposal. (2:26pm)Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Main Street. (7:07pm)Police came across a party picking through items left outside of Main Street Consignment & Thrift and sent them on their way. (7:37pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 4: Lowell Man Arrested On Warrant; Bad Crash In Front Of Rocco’s; Syringe FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 6: Trailer Fire On Highway; Car vs. Rock Wall; Needle Found In YardIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, March 23, 2019:#1) God Given Talent Show At Villanova HallThe Parish of the Transfiguration’s Youth Group will be hosting a God Given Talent Show from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Villanova Hall. Tickets are $5 each and there will be some great raffle prizes. Refreshments will be served and Smile Train donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Faith Formation and Outreach programs.#2) Train & Toy Show To Shriners AuditoriumThe largest train and toy show in the Northeast is coming to town.Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show stops at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 10am to 4pm.The event features:100+ exhibitors from across the country350+ tables of trains for saleHuge operating modular train layoutsFree modeling seminars and clinicsFree test track and door prize drawingsAccording to the event’s website: “Since 1976, Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show has been the largest traveling model train and toy show to serve the northeastern United States…. Our shows offer free workshops on a variety of topics as well as demonstrations. Our shows also attract dealers from across the country that carry rare and hard to find items not offered in local hobby shops. If you’re interested in the hobby, you won’t find a better place for model railroading than Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show! Our shows are designed to promote toy trains to even the youngest enthusiast… Any child who comes to the show is admitted FREE! We want every child to have the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of model trains!”Adult admission costs $10 on Saturday and $9 on Sunday. Children 11 and under are FREE. Parking is FREE. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.#3) Wilmington Middle School Drama Club’s “Seussical The Musical”The Wilmington Middle School Drama Club presents its spring musical, “Seussicial The Musical” on Thursday, March 21, 2019 (7pm); Friday, March 22, 2019 (7pm); and Saturday, March 23, 2019 (1pm) in the Wilmington Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy the story of Horton and some of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students (12 and under).#4) Comedy Show To Benefit Shawsheen Tech SeniorsThe Dollie Tremblay Community Fund has organized a comedy show at the Billerica Elks (14 Webb Brook Road, Billerica). Doors open at 6:30pm. The show begins at 7:30pm.The evening will feature four hilarious comedians, including Wilmington’s Steve Bjork, Jason Merrill, Maya Manion, and Mike Hanley.Tickets cost $20. Tables are 10 are available. To purchase tickets, contact Joe at 978-663-3461 or Marie at 978-479-2668. Bring your own snacks and cash for the raffle table. Cash bar.Proceeds to benefit the David M. Dutile “Tools for Students” Scholarships awarded to graduates of the Shawsheen Tech Class of 2019.#5) Dick’s Sporting Goods Shop Event For Wilmington Little League FamiliesDick’s Sporting Goods is offering Wilmington Little League families 20% off throughout the store on Saturday, March 23, 2019 and Sunday, March 24, 2019. This coupon is valid at the store’s Davners, Saugus, and Salem, NH locations.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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”SAVE THE DATE: Huge Train Show Coming To Shriners Auditorium On November 23-24In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
The economic value generated by Eco coins will be distributed to the community through accounts created at Eco.com. The Eco Foundation will verify the identity of the initial nodes to help bootstrap the network across a broad geographic distribution. Eco cryptocurrency by Garrett CampCreative CommonsTaxi-hailing app Uber’s co-founder Garrett Camp is all set to introduce a new cryptocurrency named Eco into the global trading market. Eco is expected to be launched later this year and it will be the latest entrant in the list of nearly 1,400 varieties of crypto coins including bitcoin, ethereum to enter the fray.Introducing https://t.co/hojcQhgW5E 🙂 https://t.co/7hSRgEHgSf // @eco— Garrett Camp (@gc) 1 March 2018Eco is in the early stages of system design, and Camp has shared the details of the upcoming cryptocurrency.Here is everything you need to know about the new crypto asset:Eco will serve as a virtual currency that will be usable across the world for daily transaction purposes. The mission of the Eco Foundation is to develop a global currency protocol that is evenly distributed and extremely robust.The design proposal says that Eco aims to achieve the capacity of more than 100,000 transactions per second within a few years by using Transaction Sharding, where transactions are directed to specific shards for acceptance and validation, instead of the whole network validating the same transaction.(With inputs from Eco’s design proposal) Eco will be managed by an independent, non-profit organization — Eco-foundation, which will guide the development of the Eco protocol, with transparent governance and continual improvement. Mining of Eco is different from other cryptocurrencies. When a block is successfully mined in Eco, tokens are evenly distributed to all other nodes immediately. Eco seeks to address three issues within digital currencies: verification of network nodes, the usability of applications, and efficiency of transactions. One trillion Eco tokens will be issued and 50 percent of this will be provided to the first one billion verified human users who sign up and 20 percent will be allocated to verified nodes (partner universities) and their network of researchers and developers. Eco makes significant improvements by 1) forming verified network, where universities run nodes, 2) increasing overall token supply, and creating simple web and mobile apps, and 3) designing a system with more energy-efficient and coordinated token generation to reduce overall power consumption. Eco won’t follow the bitcoin’s worker-lottery approach. It operates based on collective incentive, rather than individual reward. Eco seeks to create a verified network of universities to help build an evenly distributed and cooperative financial infrastructure that is easy to use and energy efficient.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is questioning L&T Infotech (LTI) for discrepancies on documentation and procedural lapses related to its customer, Apple.The discrepancy between the companies is based on the allegation on LTI for issuing letters of invitation to some of its employees to work on-site for Apple. A thorough investigation by USCIS has revealed that Apple had no knowledge of any kind of such letters being issued by them. Apple claimed that the letters were solely issued by LTI without any proper notice to them. Apple’s relationship with the IT outsourcing partner has been dismantled due to the mistrust between the companies and the legal proceedings.With strict actions against the Indian IT outsourcing company, Apple has ramped down all the projects with LTI to other outsourcing companies. Apple also told The Times of India that it will bar the IT company from its projects. John Moore/Getty ImagesAccording to reports, Sanjay Jalona, the CEO of LTI, has been trying hard to resolve the issues and has been unsuccessful in bringing out any fruitful result. LTI has about 400 employees working for Apple, providing testing, maintenance and development services. LTI had a contract value of about $25 million annually with Apple.Apple has many IT outsourcing partners in India. Some of the IT firms such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Exilant Technologies, and Quest Global play a vital role in the smooth usage and testing of the Apple software and products in India.USCIS and Apple have both denied giving any information about the proceedings on the issue.
.Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.””Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of 3 May. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of the deadly disease since 1976.
DC CAP students. (Photo by courtesy of www.dccap.org)February is a critical month for college bound high school seniors. While waiting to hear back from college admission offices, students must also secure funding. In addition to completing the free application for federal student aid, students in the District are able to apply for funding through the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG) program, which opened Feb. 2. DC TAG provides up to $10,000 toward tuition depending upon the cost and type of institution.While the program’s deadline is June 30, funds may be exhausted before then, according to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’swebsite, so students must act quickly. “The cost of college can be daunting and we put college counselors into high schools who help make that process a lot less daunting,” said Ted Leonsis, DC College Access Program (DC-CAP)’s chairman of the board on Jan. 28.DC-CAP’s advisors are located in every public and charter high school in the city and have become trusted advisors for students. They guide students through the journey of enrolling, being accepted, and attending college.“[DC-Cap advisors] also teach young people and their families the economic benefits of putting off working for the four years you go to college,” says Leonsis. “They can show what your earning capacity is if you go to college, graduate, and then enter a certain field, versus if you don’t go to college and go right to work.”The D.C. Public School system is made up of nearly 80 percent African-American students. Like many of them, Leonsis was the first in his family to attend college. “I had an option in front of me which was to work in a local grocery store chain where I worked bagging groceries and then in produce department,” he said.Instead of spending years climbing the ranks in the grocery store business, Leonsis navigated his way through the college admissions process and attended Georgetown University. While in school, he was motivated to own his own business. Today, he is the chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, and the Verizon Center.“I’m sure none of that could have been accomplished, had I not gone to college,” said Leonsis, who was elected as DC-Cap’s chair on Jan. 27, five years after joining the board in 2010 and serving in numerous other leadership positions. As board chairman, Leonsis plans to create a culture in the District where students graduate from high school, attend college and return to the District to start careers and raise families.“It just uplifts the whole community and we believe that there’s such an enabling power in education,” he said. “If you aspire to go to college there should be no impediment in your way – you should be given all of the tools, funding and support you need to go to college and graduate.”Since 1999, DC-CAP has celebrated the success of more than 6,500 college graduates who otherwise never would have had the opportunity for higher education. In addition to assisting students in receiving federal and private funds, the organization has also awarded more than 15,660 students with “Last Dollar Scholarships,” which provide up to $2,070 per year for five years for students who need extra funding to close the financial gap between resources, financial aid, and actual college expenses.
The Bureau of Indian Standards has taken positive steps towards giving impetus to Modi government’s ambitious “Make In India” campaign by proposing changes in the BIS Act,1986. The need for amendment to BIS Act,1986 accrued from situations demanding BIS to keep pace with the changing requirements of the industry.The BIS Act has never been amended since its enactment in 1986. Due to certain limitations, difficulties being faced in implementation and ambiguity of the provisions, amendment to the BIS Act, 1986, have become necessary. The stakeholders’ meet on the subject was held at BIS which was presided over by Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan. The stakeholders included major industry associations including FICCI, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI, CII, representatives from Ministry of Power, Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Health and Welfare and all consumer associations.
Darjeeling: Swaraj Thapa, who had resigned from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Gurung faction), filed his nomination from the Darjeeling constituency on Tuesday.Incidentally, GJM (Bimal faction) and the GNLF have extended support to the BJP. Following the announcement of the name of Raju Bista as the BJP candidate for the Darjeeling constituency, Thapa had tendered his resignation from GJM (Bimal faction). Following the filing of nomination, Thapa told media persons: “Niraj Zimba, the GNLF Spokesperson, had called me up and told me that the GNLF had recommended my name to the BJP for the Darjeeling constituency as the fittest candidate. I have decided to contest the election so that people get a strong alternative.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThapa, who was a close confidant of Gurung and served as an Advisor at the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, stated: “BJP has fielded a candidate from outside. People are unhappy with the choice. I am sure I will be able to do more than him.” The Gorkhaland issue would be Thapa’s poll plank. “In an electoral process, people should be given a choice of candidates. I am sure I can do much more for the issue than the previous BJP MPs who have won from this constituency,” said Thapa. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHarka Bahadur Chettri, the Jan Andolan Party president, also filed his nomination on Tuesday. “We had tried to bring the regional parties from the Hills together and field a consensus candidate. When this fizzled out, we decided to contest,” Chettri said. Though the main agenda for Chettri’s party is the Gorkhaland issue, he stated that other issues like drinking water and minimum wage for tea garden workers will also be taken up by the party. “I will carry the voice of North Bengal to the Parliament,” added Chettri. 21 candidates have filed nominations from the Darjeeling constituency. Tuesday was the last day of filing nomination. The constituency will go to polls on April 18.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » November 21, 2013 3 min read One startup is using technology to reinvent a piece of cumbersome safety equipment — with a fashionable flair.Everyone knows that wearing a helmet is important while you’re riding a bicycle. After all, that precious brain inside your noggin is pretty essential. But bike helmets, while much more fashionable than they used to be, are still fairly cumbersome and awkward, especially if you spend a lot of time making sure your coif is perfectly coiffed and would like it to remain so.In 2005, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, then industrial design students at the University of Lund in Sweden, decided to tackle that issue in their master’s thesis. It was a response to a new law mandating helmet use for cyclists under age 15, and the subsequent debates over whether a similar mandate for adults should be implemented. The problem, the women proposed, was to create a helmet that adults would be happy to wear, whether they were required to do so or not.Their idea was to create an airbag “helmet” that is actually a collar worn around the neck, which inflates instantly during a crash. The device is called the Hövding.The team contacted a head trauma specialist, studied countless hours of bicycle crash data and staged their own controlled crashes to collect movement patterns. Test cyclists also gathered data about normal riding conditions — the sorts of starts, stops and events that happen during everyday cycling. They then used this data to develop an algorithm that can distinguish normal cycling from accidents. After all, it wouldn’t be helpful if your airbag helmet deployed when you bend down to pick up your keys, right?Made of an ultra-strong, rip-proof nylon fabric, the airbag looks like a hood when inflated, giving the wearer greater coverage than a traditional helmet, as well as softer, gentler shock absorption. Unlike an automobile airbag, which deflates again almost as soon as it deploys, the Hövding is designed to remain inflated for several seconds, allowing it to withstand several impacts during the same accident.Sounds kinda wacky, right? Check out this video:So is it safe? The short answer is yes. According to the company’s website, “Hövding is CE marked and has successfully undergone SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden’s extensive approval process. CE marking is required for a cycle helmet to be able to be sold in Europe, certifying that the helmet complies with the requirements laid down in the EU’s Personal Protective Equipment Directive.” That means it meets or exceeds every standard for safety related to bicycle helmets sold in Europe.Like a regular bicycle helmet, the Hövding can’t be reused after it’s deployed during an accident. But unlike a regular helmet, it might actually be able to help with future product safety developments. Inside the collar there is a black box that records 10 seconds of data on the cyclist’s movement patterns from an accident. In the event of an accident, the company requests that you send the Hövding back to them so that they can use this data in further research.Such a stylish and innovative device isn’t inexpensive. One collar plus a colorful shell will set you back about $535, but some insurance companies will subsidize the cost of protective gear such as the Hövding.Here’s to safe, fashionable cycling.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
State Rep. Hank Vaupel this week testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of a plan to help with health care access for children in Michigan.Vaupel’s plan allows parents involved in certain court proceedings to meet legal requirements by having their children enrolled in affordable public health care coverage programs.Current Michigan law requires parents involved in child custody or divorce cases to provide their children with health care coverage through employment or private coverage. Vaupel’s plan would allow enrollment in public health care plans to satisfy court requirements.“This plan meets federal requirements and helps parents get affordable and accessible health care programs for their children,” said Vaupel, of Fowlerville. “Bringing the parents in compliance with these guidelines will ensure Michigan children are getting the coverage they need to live a healthy life.”House Bills 4304-05 remain under consideration by the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee.### Categories: Vaupel News 11Apr Rep. Vaupel’s plan protects Michigan children
BSkyB has updated the Sky Plus app for iPhone and iPod Touch devices to enabled them to be used as a remote control. Similar features were introduced on the Sky Plus iPad app earlier in the year.The app allows people to use their iPhones to change channels as well as pause, play and rewind TV with swipe or tap of their finger. The app also now offers full access to viewers’ Sky Plus planners through the iPhone, allowing them to browse, set up and delete recordings.
Liberty Global has unveiled Horizon 4, a TV platform and suite of products that includes a 4K set-top box based on the V6 hardware it offers Virgin Media customers in the UK.The set-top box will be accompanied by a new Horizon 4 user interface, a remote control that has voice capabilities built-in and an upgraded version of Liberty’s ‘GO’ mobile app.Horizon 4 is the latest iteration of Liberty’s next-generation Horizon offering and is part of the company’s ‘one platform’ strategy of developing a common set of products and services across territories.Liberty Global’s executive vice-president and chief technology officer, Enrique Rodriguez, said the launch “marks an important step in our journey of bringing great innovation in connected entertainment.”Horizon 4 is due to be introduced over the coming months to selected customers in The Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium, with a wider rollout in these and other Liberty Global markets to follow.The design of the new Horizon 4 set-top box is the same as Virgin Media’s V6 device, but the UK version, which is now used by nearly two million customers, runs on TiVo software while the new Liberty deployment was developed using RDK.RDK is a platform that is managed by Liberty Global, Comcast Cable and Charter Communications. However, Virgin Media’s relationship with TiVo pre-dates Liberty’s 2013 takeover of the UK operator and remains in place.The new Horizon 4 UI includes features like: linear TV, replay and video-on-demand; cloud DVR storage; apps including Netflix and YouTube; and Liberty has promised a “wide, constantly-updated selection of web videos and online TV channels” in the future.The revamped GO app includes: ‘download to go’ functionality’; the ability to continue watching on a different device without losing your place in a programme; and a ‘push to TV’ function that lets viewers search for content on their mobile and then watch it on their TV.“[Our customers] increasingly lead fluid lives meaning they view content from many different providers on many different screens, especially on mobile devices, and at very different times during the day,” said Mark Giesbers, Liberty Global’s vice-president of entertainment products.“We want to add value to customers’ lives and deliver on their expectation of ‘any content, any device, anywhere, anytime’. That means aggregating all those TV channels, movies, series and apps into one easy-to-use, seamless viewing experience – and across multiple devices.”Liberty launched the first iteration of its next-generation Horizon platform in the Netherlands in 2012 and since then has introduced Horizon products to seven European markets.Horizon 4 was developed in-house by teams based at Liberty Global’s tech campus in Schiphol-Rijk in The Netherlands and was tested in more than 10,000 customer homes in different countries. It was announced at Liberty’s annual Tech Summit in Amsterdam.