NOTE: The library’s Touch A Truck event has been POSTPONED to Monday, June 24, 2019 due to the weather.WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, June 21, 2019:#1) Wilmington-Tewksbury Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Tewksbury Splash PadThe Town of Tewksbury is opening a Splash Pad and Outdoor Fitness Court at the Sanders Recreation Area (286 Livingston Street). Town officials and Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce are holding a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at 9:30am. Light refreshments will be served.#2) Wilmington & Tewksbury High School Students To Perform Comedy Shorts“A Caboodle of Comedy” will take place at 7pm at Wilmington High School. The show features high school students from Wilmington and Tewksbury performing well-known comedy shorts, as well as one written by Wilmington High School junior Jessie Daniluik. Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased at the door or ahead of time by contacting email@example.com. Some of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.#3) Fornite Frenzy Solos Tournament At LibraryGot a couple Victory Royals under your belt and fancy yourself good at Fortnite? Show off your skills at this tournament run by One Up Games! Friendlies begin at 1:30pm at the Wilmington Library. Register HERE.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington & Tewksbury High School Students To Perform Comedy Shorts On June 21 At WHSIn “Education”Wilmington Residents Invited To Opening Of Tewksbury Splash Pad On June 21In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, June 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Nusli Wadia, an independent director of some Tata Group companies, on Monday sent across a defamation notice to the Tata Sons board asking it to withdraw “false” and “defamatory” allegations made against him or face lawsuit. The industrialist felt the company’s aim to remove him as an independent director has ruined his reputation and image.Wadia feels the allegations made against him are baseless and false and that the Tata Sons has a “personal vendetta” against him, News 18 reported. In his notice, the 72-year old said that the move to throw him out of the company has tarnished his image with the public at large.In its response, Tata Sons told the Times of India that “the company will respond to the notice appropriately.” The company has called for an extra ordinary general meeting on December 13 and will consider removing Wadia as an independent director from the board.According to reports, the Tata Group plans to remove Wadia as an independent director from the board of Indian Hotels, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Tata Steel, fearing that he was trying to take control of some of these companies and intended to cause harm to the $103 billion group.The shares of Indian Hotels were trading at Rs 89.40 at around 9.52 am on Tuesday, down 1.70 percent. Tata Chemicals shares were trading at Rs 451 apiece, up 0.47 percent around the same time. Tata Motors shares were also trading at Rs 461.95, up 1.11 percent and Tata Steel’s stock was trading at Rs 375.50, up 1.06 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
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.
A common food additive found in chewing gums, chocolates and breads may significantly reduce the ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and block pathogens, a new study has warned.”Titanium oxide is a common food additive and people have been eating a lot of it for a long time, but we were interested in some of the subtle effects, and we think people should know about them,” said Gretchen Mahler, a professor at the Binghamton University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”There has been previous work on how titanium oxide nanoparticles affects microvilli, but we are looking at much lower concentrations,” Mahler said.”We also extended previous work to show that these nanoparticles alter intestinal function,” she said.Titanium dioxide is generally recognised as safe by the US Food and Drug administration and ingestion is nearly unavoidable. The compound is an inert and insoluble material that is commonly used for white pigmentation in paints, paper and plastics. It is also an active ingredient in mineral-based sunscreens for pigmentation to block ultraviolet light. However, it can enter the digestive system through toothpastes, as titanium dioxide is used to create abrasion needed for cleaning. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe oxide is also used in some chocolate to give it a smooth texture; in donuts to provide colour; and in skimmed milks for a brighter, more opaque appearance which makes the milk more palatable. A previous study had tested 89 common food products including gum, Twinkies, and mayonnaise and found that they all contained titanium dioxide.About five per cent of products in that study contained titanium dioxide as nanoparticles.”To avoid foods rich in titanium oxide nanoparticles you should avoid processed foods, and especially candy. That is where you see a lot of nanoparticles,” Mahler said. Researchers exposed a small intestinal cell culture model to the physiological equivalent of a meal’s worth of titanium oxide nanoparticles – 30 nanometres across – over four hours (acute exposure), or three meal’s worth over five days (chronic exposure). Acute exposures did not have much effect, but chronic exposure diminished the absorptive projections on the surface of intestinal cells called microvilli.With fewer microvilli, the intestinal barrier was weakened, metabolism slowed and some nutrients – iron, zinc, and fatty acids, specifically – were more difficult to absorb.Enzyme functions were negatively affected, while inflammation signals increased.The study was published in the journal NanoImpact.
Sesame Street’s first autistic muppet is heading to Beaches Resorts Tags: Beaches Resorts, Family Travel MONTEGO BAY — Following her historic television debut as Sesame Street’s first autistic muppet, Julia is now heading to Beaches Resorts’ properties in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos for a bit of fun and sun.Beginning this fall, the beloved character will be on site to launch a new activity, ‘Amazing Art with Julia’ during which she’ll greet children and highlight how people can express themselves through art. Using a range of materials, children will get the chance to create in this open-ended art activity and talk about how their artwork is a celebration of who they are.“We created Beaches Resorts as a concept for everyone and it’s our privilege, particularly during Autism Awareness Month, to announce the addition of Julia this fall as part of our exclusive relationship with Sesame Workshop,” said Adam Stewart, CEO of Beaches Resorts. “As a resort company that also celebrates that children have a remarkable ability to ‘see amazing’ in all people, we are excited to introduce more inclusive programming for families with children on the spectrum of which Julia will play a part in.”Credit: Beaches ResortsJulia’s debut continues Beaches Resorts’ partnership with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and expands the resort company’s exclusive ‘Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street’ program, now in its 13th year.More news: Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backSesame Workshop debuted ‘Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children in 2015’ to help increase awareness and understanding of autism. As part of Beaches Resorts’ commitment to create memorable experiences for all families, staff underwent initial training with ‘Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children’ resources. Continuing these efforts, Beaches Resorts has partnered with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in training and certification programs, created to meet the training needs of professionals who work with individuals with special needs and cognitive disorders.Through this partnership, which is ongoing and provides intensive training for team members, each of the resorts’ Kids Camps and its early childcare staff have earned the distinction of Certified Austim Centers.“We launched our autism initiative, ‘See Amazing in All Children’ to promote awareness and acceptance and to combat the stigma and isolation so often experienced by children with autism and their families,” said Steve Youngwood, COO, Sesame Workshop. “Initially a digital character, Julia has come to life on Sesame Street, and now as a walkaround character who is sure to bring joy to children. We’re thrilled to work with our long-time partner, Beaches Resorts, to extend our work around diversity, acceptance, and kindness.” Posted by Share Travelweek Group Wednesday, April 12, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Share Posted by Travelweek Group Bahia Principe properties streamline into four categories MIAMI — Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has rejigged its 24-hotel portfolio, reclassifying properties into four categories and segments in an effort to simplify the booking process.The four hotel categories include: Luxury Bahia Principe, featuring the brand’s most luxurious hotels; Grand Bahia Principe, comprising five-star hotels; Sunlight Bahia Principe, for all Spain-based properties; and Fantasia Bahia Principe, a family-friendly concept that offers thematic hotels, inspired by the success of the brand’s newest property in Punta Cana.The brand will debut Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife, its second Fantasia property, in November 2018 in Spain.“The Fantasia Bahia Principe hotels will deliver the highest standards in quality and service, but, above all, will guarantee a thematic experience in which everyone can enjoy our first-class amenities and exciting activities, regardless of age,” said Isabel Pinero, Vice-President of Marketing & Communications for Grupo Piñero, the parent company of Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts.In addition to the new categories, hotels will also be segmented by experience: Treasure, hotels in off-the-beaten path locations; Escape, adults-only properties; and Family & Friends, for travellers with varying age groups and vacation preferences.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionHere is a list of Bahia properties under their new categories:LUXURY BAHIA PRINCIPELuxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Dominican Republic)Luxury Bahia Principe Samaná (Dominican Republic)Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia (Dominican Republic) – to be renamed Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana starting November 2018Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue (Dominican Republic)Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green (Dominican Republic)Luxury Bahia Principe Bougaville (Dominican Republic)Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda (Dominican Republic)Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay (Jamaica)Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal (Mexico)Luxury Bahia Principe Slan Ka’an (Mexico)GRAND BAHIA PRINCIPEGrand Bahia Principe Cayacoa (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe La Romana (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe San Juan (Dominican Republic)Grand Bahia Principe Coba (Mexico)Grand Bahia Principe Tulum (Mexico)Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica (Jamaica)More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upSUNLIGHT BAHIA PRINCIPESunlight Bahia Principe Costa Adeje (Spain)Sunlight Bahia Principe Tenerife (Spain)Sunlight Bahia Principe San Felipe (Spain)Sunlight Bahia Principe Coral Playa (Spain)FANTASIA BAHIA PRINCIPEFantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife (Spain) – opening November 2018 Tags: Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts