Justice Minister Jody WilsonRaybould says adopting UNDRIP into Canadian law unworkable

first_imgAPTN National News NIAGARA FALLS – The federal government has said numerous times it embraces the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).But on Tuesday Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made the government’s stance on UNDRIP a little clearer by saying it can’t be adopted as is into Canadian law.“Simplistic approaches such as adopting the United Nations declaration as being Canadian law are unworkable and, respectfully, a political distraction to undertaking the hard work actually required to implement it back home in communities,” said Wilson-Raybould in a speech to a room of chiefs at the Assembly of First Nations 37th annual general assembly Tuesday in Niagara Falls.Read the the full speech here.She said she would like to throw the Indian Act in the fire but it’s not a practical option. She called on First Nations to provide ideas for legislation that helps communities rebuild outside of the Indian Act.Back in May, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Canada would fully embrace UNDRIP.Bennett said Ottawa would be consulting with First Nation, Inuit and Metis people before moving to codify UNDRIP in Canadian law.“It would be very important that we consult First Nation, Inuit and Metis on anything we would do in order to codify (UNDRIP),” said Bennett.@UBCIC @APTNNews is this not embracing UNDRIP & reconciliation? Instead of trying to continue to unilateral impose Cdn ‘laws’ on our ntns?— Chadwick Cowie (@ChadCowie) July 12, 2016It appears that while the Harper government announced in 2010 it would “endorse” UNDRIP it officially maintained an objection to the document. The previous Conservative government said UNDRIP was an aspirational document that would be interpreted “in a manner that is consistent with our Constitutional and legal framework.”Bennett said the document was “breathing life” into section 35 of the Constitution which guarantees Aboriginal rights.UNDRIP was originally adopted in 2007 by 144 countries. At the time Canada, U.S., Australia and New Zealand voted against the document. Since then, all four countries have signed on.last_img read more

Montreals allMohawk Charter of Rights and Responsibilities a passion project for Kanesatake

first_imgLindsay RichardsonAPTN NewsIn a symbolic move to kick off the week leading up to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the City of Montreal unveiled a new version of its Charter of Rights and Responsibilities – one written entirely in the Mohawk language of Kanien’keha.The charter – a North American first at the time of its inception – is “a form of social contract providing for the municipal administration’s firm commitment to constantly improving citizen services,” according to the city’s website.“This is just the beginning because today we’re launching the version in the Mohawk language, but we do want to make sure that we can translate it in all the many languages that are present here in the province of Quebec, and we’re really proud of that,” explained Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante.“Tiohtia:ke Aoianerenhsera ne Iakonianerenhsera:wis tanon Iakoterihwaien:nis,” in Kanien’keha is the 13th translation of the document, behind other languages like Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Haitian Creole, and Tagalog.Outside of promoting reconciliation, Plante says the intent is to make the charter accessible to all of the city’s citizens to promote civil engagement and inform them of their rights.But as the oldest of the dialects spoken among the Six Nations, Kanien’keha is a complex language to maintain and promote.Originally a spoken language – its written form was only standardized in the mid-1990s – Kanien’keha has consistently evolved over the generations in order to incorporate modern terms.As a result, the city reached out to the Tsi Ronterihwanónhnha ne Kanien’kéha Language and Cultural Center in Kanesatake – a Mohawk community 90 minutes outside of Montreal – for help translating the document.For several years, the centre – a museum and cultural hub for the people of Kanesatake – has operated solely on grant or project-based funds, receiving little support from the Federal government, and none from the Kanesatake band council.That said, the cultural centre’s three-year language immersion program – offered for free to community members – is one of the most extensive available to the Mohawk population.Unlike their counterparts in the community of Kahnawà:ke, located just outside Montreal, Kanesatake does not have an immersion program for elementary and high school students.“We’ve been learning and trying to keep our language going with our language classes, bringing the youth up and trying to get the youth to learn more and get more interested in their culture and language – especially to teach it, to keep it going,” explained Kanesatake Chief Victor Bonspille.“It’s been a long, hard road trying to get to this point, and we’re finally here, and hopefully this can continue in other roads, other directions,” he added.This year, the centre celebrated the first class of graduates from their immersion program – a total of seven in all.Right now, the centre is on its summer break while they await funding confirmation ahead of the back-to-school rush.Oftentimes, according to Director Hilda Kanerahtenhawy Nicholas, the centre has to rally to establish curriculums and recruit teachers just weeks before classes begin.And most of the teachers, she says, are past retirement age.Mina Beauvais, who led the translation of the charter with her students, is in her early 80s.Warisose, who takes care of the cultural education, is in her late 70s.The hope is to train students thoroughly enough so that they can take up the torch for the elders and continue to teach Kanien’keha“The language is connected with your identity, and this venture today gives us that.People that are watching realize ‘yes, we do exist’ – that we’re out there, that we still speak our language but it’s not many of us,” Nicholas said.While she concedes that the availability of a Mohawk charter is an honour and a proud moment for Kanien’keha:ka, the program that made the initiative possible cannot function without concrete funding.She hopes that the Federal government will inject some funding into language preservation when Bill C-91, the Liberal government’s language legislation, is brought into effect.Not only because it’s UNESCO’s Year of Indigenous Languages, but because the Mohawk people need a funding boost for language classes now more than ever.“The young students right now are looking forward to speaking their language, and they’re very interested in all the different initiatives that happen towards the language. They are very happy,” she said.“We have a waiting list of people that want to get into the immersion program. I’m happy to say that.”lrichardson@aptn.ca@sentimtllast_img read more

Benkirane calls for adopting English as first foreign language in Morocco

Taroudant – The Moroccan government is moving towards elevating the position of English over French within the Moroccan educational system.After the statements of many Moroccan ministers and politicians in favor of adopting English over French, Abdelilah Benkirane, the Head of the Government, called for adopting English as the first foreign language in the kingdom.During the monthly political conference of the party dedicated to the reform of education and training, the Head of the Government highlighted the importance of adopting English and using in it in Moroccan schools. In a video posted on YouTube, Abdelilah Benkirane said that “we all agree on teaching languages, and we have to teach our students to be excellent at both English and French,” but he added, “if we have to choose, we will choose English because it is the language of today’s science, technology and commerce.”“To be clear, in all Arab nations, we need the English language,” he said.Benkirane confirmed that Morocco and France have very “strong bonds that can’t be broken, but it is not our destiny to keep using French.”“Personally, I regret having not learned English very well because I need it the most during my official visits, even when I go to Saudi Arabia,” he added.The Justice and Development party (PJD) wants “the Arabic language [to] remain the language of instruction at all levels” in Moroccan schools, and hopes that the Amazigh language, another official language in Morocco, can be “developed so that it can be fully integrated in education.”The Strategic Report of the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research, which will be submitted to King Mohammed VI soon, is recommending replacing French with English in Moroccan education. read more

Gaz Metro leads opposition to TransCanadas Energy East project

MONTREAL – Pushback is building in Quebec over TransCanada Corp.’s $12-billion, cross-country project to convert a natural gas pipeline to oil, just weeks before the company files its formal proposal with the national energy regulator.Quebec’s largest natural gas distributor, Gaz Metro, plans to enlist the support of the provincial government to oppose the project that it says will lead to supply shortages, higher prices and threaten Quebec’s economic growth.“The project in its current version is problematic as it will impede the possibility for natural gas users to have access to the necessary capacities once the conversion happens,” spokeswoman Marie-Christine Demers said after Gas Metro made its case last week to the province’s energy regulator.She said the company plans to push the government to intervene when the proposal goes before the National Energy Board for approval. Specifically, Gaz Metro said the conversion of the 3,300-kilometre Energy East pipeline between Alberta and Quebec will reduce the supply of natural gas for customers during peak winter months and for economic development.Energy East would be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Canadian history, crossing six provinces and traversing 4,600 kilometres in total. Roughly two thirds of it would make use of underused natural gas pipe that’s already in the ground, with new pipe being built through Quebec and New Brunswick.The idea is to connect oil sands crude to eastern refineries and to export some of the oil by tanker.TransCanada said the project will remove the 20 per cent excess natural gas capacity on the eastern network that is destined for export to the U.S. northeast, and it has plans to build more lines to meet any increased demand.“We’re taking nothing away from the Canadian domestic demand,” said Karl Johannson, executive vice-president of natural gas pipelines.The Calgary-based company plans to build a parallel Eastern Mainline pipeline that will stretch for a few hundred kilometres in southern Ontario, to carry natural gas to consumers in Quebec and Ontario.“TransCanada has served the natural gas market for over 60 years…If there is growth we will make sure the facilities are there for growth.”But Gaz Metro said the pipeline section between North Bay, in northeastern Ontario, and Ottawa is now fully used by customers at peak winter periods. It also sees reduced capacity driving up costs for consumers, who would also be on the hook to absorb more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure costs to build the parallel pipeline.Ontario’s Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution have also raised similar concerns about the Energy East conversion.Johannson said he understands that local natural gas distributors want to maintain surplus capacity, but that comes with costs both for natural gas customers and the unrealized economic benefits of sending 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick.“By not repurposing this capacity, Canadians and Quebecers lose a lot,” he said in an interview.A Deloitte study said the conversion will boost the Canadian GDP by $35-billion over 20 years, add $10-billion in taxes, support 10,000 jobs and help eastern refineries.The developers of a $1.6-billion fertilizer plant in Becancour, Que., said its project — which is one year behind schedule because of its difficulty to lock up natural gas supplies — is at risk unless it can obtain a reliable supply of natural gas.David Tournier, vice-president of legal affairs for IFFCO Canada, says the project’s shareholders are growing impatient by the delays in the regulatory dispute.“Without gas, there can be no plant. Our plant transforms natural gas into fertilizer and we settled in Quebec to have access to that gas at a time where there was no issue.”Tournier said IFFCO isn’t taking a position on the Energy East conversion but is awaiting an NEB decision on a tariff hike TransCanada has sought to provide access through southern Ontario to cheaper U.S. Marcellus shale natural gas.Regulatory approval this year could allow construction of the fertilizer plant to begin in 2015 for a 2018 opening.TransCanada said it has incorporated IFFCO’s natural gas needs into its supply plans and would provide the energy from Western Canada even if the NEB turns down its tariff request.Canadian Press read more

CMHC says it can withstand a severe shock as it passes stress

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says stress testing has confirmed its mortgage loan insurance and securitization businesses are able to withstand a severe shock.The housing agency tested the strength of its businesses against several extreme scenarios.It looked at the impact of an earthquake in a major urban centre, a steep drop in the price of oil and a U.S.-style housing correction where unemployment rises along with a fall in house prices of 30 per cent.CMHC also examined an anti-globalization scenario that included a rise in protectionism, widespread use of tariffs and a euro-zone break-up.The agency began publicly releasing its stress test results in 2015.CMHC provides mortgage loan insurance for home buyers as well as securitization guarantee programs to help financial institutions. read more

Peers and MPs call on government to support UK automotive

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers will today publish a report calling on government to support UK automotive to ensure industry achieves its potential as a significant driver of growth.The report, Driving growth: Future challenges and opportunities for UK automotive, is based on the discussions of the All-Party Parliamentary Motor Group (APMG) with parliamentarians, ministers, officials, industry representatives and trade unions over the last year. The report looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the UK automotive industry including investment, low-carbon technology, skills and growth.“SMMT welcomes the group’s report and the focus it brings to the contribution made by the automotive industry to growth in the UK economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Parliamentarians from both houses recognise the importance of the sector and the challenges it faces and are committed to working with industry to help realise the global opportunities that increased investment in R&D, skills and capital equipment offers.” Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Bin lorry seized in hunt for RAF man missing for more than

first_imgShe said: “My son has disappeared – so somebody please, if anyone knows anything, get in touch, get in touch with Suffolk Police.She asked Suffolk residents to check their gardens and said her son may have decided to “have a sleep” before making his way home. Brown suede Timberland boots that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he vanished She said: “Check your gardens, check your own properties please, but leave the proper searching to the police and people who know what they are doing.”SAC McKeague was described as fit and healthy and he had spent the night drinking with RAF comrades. He regularly walked home on his own after a night out drinking and police said he would not have considered the nine mile trek a significant distance.His mother said: “The boys that were with him are not responsible for Corrie. Corrie does the same thing every time he goes out. Once he goes out he is an absolute creature of habit. He will leave absolutely on his own, that’s not unusual.”He will go and get food and if he has to lay down and have a sleep before he goes home then he will. It’s looking more and more suspicious as time goes on that they’re not actually finding himmother Nicola Urquhart An image from CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague in Bury St EdmundsCredit:EPA/SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY Police say searches have now been extended for Corrie McKeague, who was last seen in Bury St Edmunds early on September 24Credit:EPA/SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY A pink Ralph Lauren shirt that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he disappeared Police outside RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base in July The mother of an RAF gunner missing for more than a week after disappearing on a night out drinking has pleaded for local people to check their gardens and properties for him.Senior aircraftman Corrie McKeague of II Sqn RAF Regiment was last seen in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and is believed to have set out to walk nine miles back to his base.Search teams have since been retracing his possible route back to RAF Honington after he was last seen at around 3am on September 24.  Bury St Edmunds is about 30 miles from RAF Marham, where two men tried to kidnap a serviceman in July Electronic records from the lorry show it did not pick up anything heavy enough to be a person.SAC McKeague is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing a pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt and brown suede Timberland boots when he went missing. Brown suede Timberland boots that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he vanishedCredit: Suffolk Police Detectives and commanders say they fear he had an accident or was hit by a car along the way. There is no sign of foul play or any link to the attempted kidnap of an airman from RAF Marham in July, they said.His family said the 23-year-old who is originally from Dunfermline in Fife usually kept in close contact and had appeared happy in his last phone call with his brother.Mr McKeague’s mother Nicola Urquhart, 47, a police officer with Police Scotland made an impassioned plea for information on Monday A pink Ralph Lauren shirt that Corrie McKeague was believed to have been wearing when he disappearedCredit:Suffolk Police “Nothing in his behaviour was even remotely unusual and the boys that he was with would not have been able to stop him from doing that. Because that’s what he does.”Detectives have also seized a commercial bin lorry after they traced SAC McKeague’s mobile phone to its collection route during the early hours of September 24.They believe the phone may have been discarded and ended up in the lorry on its route from Bury St Edmunds to Barton Hills. The vehicle has been seized, but the Nokia phone has not yet been found. CCTV Police outside RAF Marham in Norfolk, after a serviceman was threatened with a knife near to the base in JulyCredit:Chris Radburn/PA Corrie McKeague Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Twitter really wants you to download apps through its site

first_imgTWITTER IS FATTENING its mobile ad portfolio by agreeing to acquire TapCommerce, a company that specializes in targeting app consumers, the latter said late Monday.The price was not given but the Wall Street Journal put it at around $100 million (€73 million), quoting a source close to the transaction.Based in New York, San Francisco and London, TapCommerce specializes in targeting consumers who have downloaded an app and trying to entice them to come back to it. The firm says it is present on 50,000 apps.“The TapCommerce platform is already deeply integrated with MoPub, Twitter’s mobile-focused RTB ad exchange. We look forward to growing our role as an integral part of the Twitter Publisher Network,” TapCommerce co-founder Brian Long wrote on the firm’s blog.He said the acquisition would have no effect on current users of TapCommerce.Since the start of the year Twitter has been on a shopping spree, buying in particular companies that measure TV audiences or the impact of TV programs or ads on social media, including Gnip or SnappyTV in the US, Mesagraph of France and SecondSync in Britain.Yesterday, Twitter announced that it would allow all advertisers to run ads that allow users to download apps directly. The service, which was in beta since April, allows advertisers to target users using details like keywords, interests, and TV targeting.Similarly, Facebook has placed app downloads on its own app, and has been a major factor in ensuring that mobile advertising makes up 59% of all its revenue. Source: TwitterAds/YouTube(Additional reporting by Quinton O’Reilly)- © AFP, 2014Read: This could be the year Sony finally ends a decade of losses >Read: Author of controversial Facebook study says he’s sorry for anxiety caused >last_img read more

Geek deals Dell Inspiron 560s desktop with a monitor for 350

first_imgThese days, desktop PCs seem to come in three flavors: cheap “get the job done” boxes, sexy all-in-ones, and high performance workhorses. The majority of people who need a computer would fall into the first category and the bar is set even lower when you consider just how little of today’s PC performance is needed for web browsing and MS Office. When shopping for this category of computer, value is the name of the game above anything else.This package from Dell is about the best value I’ve seen in a desktop in a long time, as well as having the lowest price with a monitor included. You get the requisite dual-core processor, clocked in at 3.2GHz even, with a respectable 4GB RAM and 1TB hard drive in a reasonably stylish mini tower chassis at that. Toss in a basic, but perfectly workable 18.5-inch monitor and you’ve got a perfectly suitable system for everyday usage.While you might spend upwards of $500 for a basic desktop with monitor, keyboard, and mouse or $300 for a netbook that really isn’t even good for net access, this complete package is on sale for a ridiculous $349 after $270 in savings. It even has a DVD burner and media card reader, so don’t think you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel here. The $50 coupon code that sweetens this deal expires after limited uses, so snap this one up if you’re digging this uber-value PC.Total savings on this deal are $277, or 44% of the total package. Combine that with free shipping and you’re getting an awesome deal on a reasonably powerful, undersized computer that packs in a free display.Get the Dell 560s desktop deal from Logic Buylast_img read more

NXT Highlights Johnny Gargano attacks Adam Cole Matt Riddle put through the

first_img Jamie Collins Comes Back To Gillette Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBrexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. EconomyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:00/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 53.97%0:04Remaining Time -2:56 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE posted the following highlights from last night’s episode of NXT. Twitter Patriots Make Trade As Tight End Situation Falls Into Rough Shape Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Tom Keene WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Now Playing Up Next Jakobi Meyers, Jarrett Stidham Shine As Patriots Crush Lions Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Patriots Offense Shows Much Promise But Can Get Even Better Facebook Now Playing Up Next Brexit’s Impact on Gilts, the Pound and the U.K. Economy Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Sean Dyche wants Burnley to break transfer record

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche has indicated that he expects Burnley to break their transfer record during the summer window transfer.Burnley are yet to make a first-team signing this summer even as they finished seventh place in the Premier League last season and earned a spot in the Europa League.Dyche, on the other hand, has suggested that he is prepared to spend a huge amount before the start of the new campaign, but only such amount will only be for the right players.Dyche is quoted by the Lancashire Telegraph via Sports Mole as saying:Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“There’s a strong chance, just by the fact that clubs now act as agents.“It’s the irony of football that clubs question agents, but if you put a bid in for someone as if by magic, it’s out on the wires within seconds. That’s the nature of the game.“We definitely need more numbers, we’re not deep in numbers, we know that. We want quality numbers, we don’t just want any old player who can fill a slot, we want players who can be competitive.”Burnley’s current record stands at £15m, which the club paid Leeds United for Chris Wood last summer.last_img read more

Wilmington School Lunch Menus Week of April 28 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of April 28, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, April 29Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Veggieburger on a Wholewheat Roll; Oven Fries; Fresh AppleTuesday, April 30Ultimate Nachos; Wholegrain Tostitos with Seasoned Meat, Cheese Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Black Bean Salsa; Brown Rice; PineappleWednesday, May 1Hot Dog On A Wholewheat Roll; Reduced Fat Chips; Baby Carrots; WatermelonThursday, May 2Rotisserie Chicken or Oven Fried Chicken; Wholegrain Biscuit; Whipped Potato; Coleslaw; Apple Slices with ToppingFriday, May 3High School: Gil’s Wholegrain Pizza/Middle School: Sal’s Wholegrain Pizza; Fresh Veggies with Low-Fat Dip; PearsLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, April 29Hamburger or Cheeseburger on a Wholewheat Roll; Oven Fries; Fresh AppleTuesday, April 30Hard or Soft Tacos with Seasoned Meat, Cheese Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Refried Beans; Brown Rice; PineappleWednesday, May 1Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; Strawberries with ToppingThursday, May 2Chicken Tenders; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potato; Steamed Veggies; Apple Slices with ToppingFriday, May 3Sal’s Wholegrain Pizza; Fresh Veggies with Low-Fat Dip; PearsLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, April 29Hamburger or Cheeseburger on a Wholewheat Roll; Oven Fries; Fresh AppleTuesday, April 30Hard or Soft Tacos with Seasoned Meat, Cheese Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Refried Beans; Brown Rice; PineappleWednesday, May 1Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrowns; Strawberries with ToppingThursday, May 2Chicken Tenders; Wholewheat Roll; Whipped Potato; Steamed Veggies; Apple Slices with ToppingFriday, May 3Sal’s Wholegrain Pizza; Fresh Veggies with Low-Fat Dip; PearsLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau’s Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

Market Falls After Heavy FII Sales Rail Stocks Plunge on Budget Day

first_imgIndian stock indices on Tuesday traded lower after surging during early trade on Railway budget presentation day. Additionally, the Indian rupee opened higher gaining 7 paise at 59.94 per dollar after witnessing biggest fall in three weeks at its previous closing of 60.1 a dollar on Monday.”With the budget session later this week, some volatility is definitely expected. Announcements related to the foreign direct investment in various sectors will be critical from the foreign exchange market perspective,” Reuters quoted Ashutosh Raina, head of foreign trading at HDFC Bank.”The same range of 59.50 to 60.50 will continue until the budget,” he added. A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the election results on the facade of the BSE building in MumbaiReuters Reuterscenter_img Moreover, major rail stocks such as Titagarh Wagons, Texmaco Rail & Engineering and BEML plunged before railway budget presentation by Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda. Investors have expected expenditure above ₹643 billion for July’s Rail budget in 2014.At 10:07 am on Tuesday, NSE index fell by 0.37 percent and BSE index too slipped by 0.31 percent. However, Sensex opened higher by 66.84 points at 26166.92, while Nifty also hit higher by 14.45 points at 7804.05 points during opening session.On Monday, BSE index closed higher at 26100.08 points and 0.53 percent, whereas NSE Nifty index recorded 7787.15 points higher by 0.46 percent as overseas investors bought shares worth ₹1.98 billion but sold out equity derivatives worth ₹14.87 billion, reported Reuters.At 11 am on Monday, Sensex fell by 11.03 points at 26089.05 points, while Nifty declined at 7771.15 points with loss of 16 points.Among 12 Indian stock indices, only BSE FMCG, Capital goods and Healthcare stocks appeared to surge by 13.30 points, 19.33 points and 117.99 points respectively, while rest 9 stock indices were recorded falling.Moreover, among Rail stocks; Titagarh Wagon’s stock price fell by ₹7.50 by recording at ₹323.50 and Texmaco Rail’s stock price lost ₹5.50 by recording at ₹140.25 per stock on Tuesday. Besides, BEML’s stock price too depreciated by ₹5.70 at ₹810 a stock.Top gainers from BSE at 12:22 pm were Lakshmi Precision Screws, IVP, Nagreeka Exports, Ace Edutrend and Zandu Realty, whereas, top losers were SSPDL, Fourth Generation Information Systems, Sankhya Infotech, Aravali Securities and Adi Rasayan. However, these companies shifted their position during trading hours.At 12:30 pm, Sensex recorded 26065.21 points with loss of 34.87 points or 0.13 percent and Nifty fell by 21.05 points or 0.27 percent by recoding at 7766.10 points on Tuesday.last_img read more

Bangla new year Victory day allowance for freedom fighters

first_imgFinance minister AMA Muhith has proposed introduction of Bangla New Year festival and victory day allowance for freedom fighters.Allowance of an amount of Tk 2,000 each has been proposed for Bangla New Year in addition to monthly honorarium and festival allownace for the freedom fighters.If the proposal is rubberstamped by parliament, the freedom fighters will also be entitled to Tk 5,000 each as special victory day allowance.Muhith said the liberation war affairs ministry is preparing a mechanism to support insolvent war-wounded and sick freedom fighters or their wives, children or grand children.The government has allocated Tk 4 billion in the budget for the purpose.The finance minister proposed widening of the beneficiary coverage of old-age allowances to 4 million from 3.5 million and the beneficiary coverage of the allowances for widow and poor women to 1.4 million from 1.2 million, in the coming fiscal year.last_img read more

Mobile App Marketing 101 How to Spread the Word About Your App

first_img Enroll Now for Free Marketing begins the day you put your mobile app idea into production. But not everyone has a budget for marketing. Contrary to popular belief, most effective marketing strategies don’t require any spending at all. In my last column, “4 Essentials for Successful Mobile Apps,” I offered advice on what makes a mobile app successful, with one of the key ingredients being a well-thought-out marketing strategy. But how to put that strategy in place?From the period before you launch your app to after it goes on the market, here are six important marketing strategies. While they may require time and perseverance, they involve little or no money:Make your press kit pop. Your press kit should include information about the problem you’re solving, but not enough detail to completely give the product away. Key components include a high-resolution logo, sample design screens, an app icon, a press release, a microsite and a teaser video. Make sure you have a fantastic name and icon for your app that’s catchy and connects with the audience instantly. The first paragraph of the app description should be your selling pitch and app store screenshots should be customized to attract your customer.One of the most under-rated, but highly effective strategies is app store marketing. Because a lot of people browse with keyword searches, select your keywords wisely by researching successful competitors.Build an enticing microsite. This two to three page website aggregates all the information about the product. While a lot of downloads will come directly through app stores, a huge amount of traffic is driven through the web. For example, the Path app’s microsite homepage greets visitors with the tagline: “Private messaging and sharing with friends and family” directly above a sign-up prompt at the top of the page. This is designed to hook new user as soon as they hit the landing page, before they’ve gotten all the information they need on the app.Create a teaser or giveaway campaign. Build a teaser or giveaway offer into your microsite and invite people to share their email address to stay updated on when your app launches. This helps build a database of people interested in your app. For example, a teaser video that came out before an app called Analog Camera came out last month, offered demos of how the app would work without going into a full explanation or revealing the release date. Instead the video lead you to a microsite with the message: “Sign up and you’ll be the first to know when Analog Camera launches!” — a clever way to gather potential customers early.Keep content fresh. Do this by creating a blog linked to your microsite. This is important because blog posts are indexed by Google. Keeping your content fresh will drive a lot of inbound traffic to your website. You can also make your presence cohesive on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Digg and Stumbleupon by sharing your blog posts with an active audience. Always think about how your content can be of value to a follower. For example, Angry Birds’ social media strategy includes sneak peeks of new game levels and versions, special offers and real-life examples of people enjoying the game.Build hype. Once your app is ready to be submitted to the app store, be sure to set a release date and plan publicity around the launch.Get in touch with tech blogs and publications likely to write about your product. Personalize your email with links to the press kit and microsite. If you haven’t heard from them in a week, send a reminder. If they did not cover your product initially, reach out again after your launch with download statistics and customer testimonials.Some popular sites like 148 Apps, App Advice and Macworld can help spread the word about your app. After it launches, write to them for a review of your app. There’s a large audience that reads recommendations online when deciding what to download.Ask customers for feedback. The more positive the ratings are for your app, the better chance it has of being downloaded. That’s why it’s worth it for you to build a code into your application asking users to rate it. Make sure to include contact information at the end of your app description or use a software development kit such as Appsfire to let people send feedback from a notification inbox. You can then reach out to unhappy users, resolve their issues and ask them to leave a rating on the app store if they were satisfied. Converting unhappy users to happy ones will improve your ratings.The main investment in these tactics is your time, persistence and creativity. Armed with these three qualities, you can get over a million eyeballs for your app in a very short time. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 5 min read June 5, 2013last_img read more

House burgled in Protea Drive

first_imgThe Pachkowdie family have been living in their home for just over six years and this is the first time a break-in has taken place, making them feel that the new road leading to Ezakheni is leading to criminal activity.The family asked neighbours if they had seen intruders on their property. The neighbours said they had not seen or heard anything.A case of housebreaking is being investigated by police. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite In broad daylight, just after 1pm this afternoon (Friday), a house in Protea Drive was burgled.The owner of the house, Mr Pachkowdie, arrived home only to find that a burglary had taken place. He immediately contacted the police before walking around the property to see what had been taken.The house has been under repairs for the past few weeks due to hail damage. According to the homeowner, contractors assigned to the municipality have not installed functional locking systems. Mr Pachkowdie stated that they have been living in this condition for just over three weeks now. Numerous appeals have been made to workers to complete the doorway, as the family have been living in fear.Mr Pachkowdie’s wife, who is a cancer patient, travels to Pietermaritzburg on a weekly basis for her treatment. She left home early this morning. Little did she realise she would return to a home that had been ransacked.The intruders got into the house via a side entrance, removed a burglar guard gate and bent the door handle to gain entry to the house. Ignoring electrical appliances, the robbers threw over wardrobes and cupboards. It appears that the intruders knew exactly what they were looking for – a safe containing money and jewellery was stolen.center_img DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

Capdominus Reports Increased Commercial Financing in Q4

first_img Share Colorado-based “”Capdominus””:https://www.capdominus.com/capdominus/, the largest Web-based capital markets platform for commercial real estate (CRE) finance, announced that the total volume of CRE financings on its platform has turned up sharply in the final months of the year.[IMAGE]According to the company, volume on its platform rose 77 percent in the first 45 days of Q4 versus Q3. In addition, the total number of financings has increased 46.5 percent [COLUMN_BREAK]over the same period, signaling an expected increase in year-end financing activity.The increase appears to be driven by multifamily property financing, according to Capdominus’ transaction metrics. Multifamily properties represent more than one-third of pending transactions, three times that of any other property type.Additionally, more than half of the proposed financings are stabilized properties, with 40 percent split evenly between ground-up construction and value-add repositioning projects. Most proposed financings of development and repositioning projects are limited to the core markets, while more than 60 percent of the financings for properties outside of the core markets are either multifamily properties or fully-leased retail properties.Since Capdominus’ launch in July 2012, the company reports more than $5 billion in CRE debt and equity financings have been marketed on its platform, and more than 18,000 commercial mortgage lenders and real estate private equity funds are now represented on its network. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Commercial Real Estate Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-28 Tory Barringer November 28, 2012 482 Views center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Capdominus Reports Increased Commercial Financing in Q4last_img read more

Viking has announced that its previously sold out

first_imgViking has announced that its previously sold out 15-day Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords ocean and river combination cruise is now available to book once again.The 2019 departures of this cruise combo completely sold out, but two new Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords ocean and river voyages will now depart on 1 September, 2020 – one from Bergen to Basel and the other from Basel to Bergen.Combining an ocean cruise and a river cruise itinerary back-to-back allows Viking guests get the best of both worlds – discovering the breathtaking sights of Norway by sea and touring the highlights of the legendary Rhine River in the heart of Europe.Given how quickly the 2019 Rhine & Viking Shores & Fjords ocean and river voyages sold out, guests are encouraged to book fast.SPECIAL OFFER: Priced from $9,990* per person, guests can save up to $2,000* per couple if they book before 30 November 2018.For additional information, visit vikingcruises.com.au.last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 22, 2019 9:09 am PDT CHICAGO — The Latest on R. Kelly’s request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local):11 a.m.An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai.A Chicago hearing only briefly touched on a defence motion this week asking the judge in Kelly’s sexual-assault case for permission to travel to earn money from up to five concerts.The filing says Kelly is scrambling to pay bills amid his legal troubles.Outside court, Kelly’s entertainment attorney, Doug Anton, said any Dubai trip was off for now as contracts with Dubai concert organizers are reworked.Criminal attorney Steve Greenberg said later Kelly could still go to Dubai next month. He says he wants to provide the judge more details before any ruling.Kelly can’t travel outside Illinois without the judge’s permission.___9:30 a.m.A judge is expected to rule on whether to allow R&B singer R. Kelly to travel overseas to perform several concerts to help the cash-strapped singer pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.Kelly arrived at a Chicago courthouse Friday morning for a hearing in the case.Kelly’s attorneys say the 52-year-old singer hopes to perform up to five April concerts in Dubai and meet members of royal families in the United Arab Emirates.Conditions of Kelly’s bond in the sex-abuse case include not travelling outside Illinois unless allowed by the judge.His attorneys say Kelly is also scrambling to pay child support because of the cancellation of Illinois concerts and a record contract.Prosecutors declined to comment on Kelly request ahead of Friday’s hearing. They are expected to oppose the motion.The Associated Presscenter_img The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly’s Dubai travel requestlast_img read more

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