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Virat Kohli may have had a quiet Indian Premier League by his standards but former Australia batsman Mike Hussey said the opposition teams can take the Indian captain lightly during the ICC Champions Trophy at their own peril.”He is a class player and anyone who wants to write him off in this tournament will probably have to eat humble pie! You can’t keep a gun player down for long and I am sure he will be very determined to play well in England and show the world his class again,” Hussey told PTI during an interaction ahead of the ICC event.’Mr Cricket’ is confident that the form of top Indian batsmen will have no bearing on the defending champions’ chances.”I don’t think it will have much affect at all. It is a new tournament in a different country, different team and different conditions. It’s all about starting well, getting some momentum and confidence going early in the tournament,” said Hussey.The two-time World Cup winner’s tips for the Indian batsmen is to play as late as possible unlike Australia where one can meet the deliveries on the rise.”I feel from a batting point of view, you need to wait for the ball more and play as late as possible. In Australian conditions, as the pitches are generally true and you can go at the ball and hit through the line,” Hussey observed.Hussey also expects that spinners would have some role to play at the three venues — Birmingham, Cardiff and The Oval.advertisement”It is hard for me to say when I haven’t looked at the pitches, but if they are dry, then I definitely think the spinners will play a role in the tournament.”The veteran of 185 ODIs feels that Steve Smith’s Australia have a very good chance to win the trophy with the kind of squad they have.”I think Australia has a great chance. The team looks strong but it is a very tough competition to win as all the teams are very good and you can’t really afford any slip-ups along the way. If the team starts well and gets their confidence up, then they will be hard to stop,” the West Australian said.Smith and IPL’s Orange Cap winner David Warner have both been in good form, which is a great advantage for the Aussies.”But they always seem to be in good form!,” Hussey commented, adding: “They are both crucial to Australia’s chances, they always are. It is good that they have been playing cricket and are in good form leading into the tournament.”While he feels that the Champions Trophy final could become a limited-overs ‘Ashes’ rivalry between England and Australia , he won’t mind an India versus Australia summit showdown.”Of course it can happen, if India can get through to the final! Just teasing you,” he signed off laughing.
VOLOS – Greece’s national Under-18 basketball won the European Championship on home turf on Aug. 2, coming from behind to beat Turkey, 64-61.The next generation of Greek hoopsters showed true grit after falling behind by as much as 14 points against arch-rivals and came back behind Vassilis Charalambopoulos, Giorgos Papagiannis and Dionysis Skoulidas.The team coached by Ilias Papatheodorou reached the finals after being France in the quarterfinals and Lithuania in the semis.In the final, the Greek team passed Turkey four minutes from the end, taking a 54-51 lead and hanging on during a furious finish. TweetPinShare0 Shares
TweetPinShare0 Shares EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — David Ospina dived to his left, and Peru’s Miguel Trauco sent his penalty kick down the middle, a yard above the ground. The 27-year-old Colombian goalkeeper kicked out his trailing right leg, and booted the ball away to give Colombia an advantage in the shootout.About two minutes later, Christian Cueva stood over the ball, looked skyward, exhaled deeply and skied La Blanquirroja’s final attempt over the crossbar.With a 4-2 penalty-kicks victory after a 0-0 tie Friday night, Colombia reached the Copa America semifinals for the first time since 2004.“We goalkeepers have the advantage that we can use any part of the body,” said Ospina, Petr Cech’s backup at Arsenal. “What matters is to stop the ball —with the ears, the nose, whatever. We goalkeepers have many resources.”Third-ranked Colombia, which won its only Copa title at home in 2001, plays Wednesday in Chicago against the winner of Saturday night’s quarterfinal between Mexico and defending champion Chile. The United States faces Argentina or Venezuela at Houston on Tuesday in the first semifinal of the expanded tournament, played with 16 nations from throughout the Americas to celebrate the event’s 100th anniversary.“We came into this match feeling a greater obligation,” Colombia coach Jose Peckerman said.After Cueva’s miss, Colombian players ran out to celebrate with Ospina, who pumped both arms three times. Cueva turned and contorted his face in pain and covered it with both hands. Ospina walked over to join Peruvian players in consoling the 24-year-old midfielder.“Being eliminated on penalties hurts even more,” said Peru coach Ricardo Gareca, who overhauled his team, and used a mostly young roster in the tournament. “It was the least pretty game of all we played.”Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Dayro Moreno converted the first three penalty kicks for Colombia, beating goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Raul Ruidiaz, Renato Tapia had made the first two for Peru.Ospina played just four Premier League matches for the Gunners last season and a few others in the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. His sister, Daniela, is married to Colombia star attacker James Rodriguez.Peru’sChristian Ramos, top, tries to console Miguel Trauco after Peru lost to Colombia in a penalty shootout of a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match, Friday, June 17, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)“David is a great player,” Rodriguez said. “I wish he stays on the national team for many years. I love David, and today he was great.”Before a sellout crowd of 79,194 at MetLife Stadium, most wearing yellow in support of Colombia, Ospina also made an outstanding save in the second minute of second-half stoppage time. Cueva took just the second corner kick for Peru of the night and Ospina leaped to tip Christian Ramos’ header over the crossbar.“We felt like we were the home team every time we played here,” Ospina said.Ranked 48th, Peru had advanced from the group stage with a controversial Ruidiaz goal on a hand ball that knocked out Brazil.Rodriguez had the best chance of the first half, taking a layoff from Edwin Cardona in the 22nd minute, dribbling through the midfield and curling a 23-yard right-footed shot that bounced off the inside of a post and bounded out. Carlos Bacca sent the rebound into the side netting.Neither nation managed a shot on target in the first half, and each had just one on the second. Play became more open in the last 15 minutes as teams tried to avoid a shootout. Under the tournament’s rules, extra time is used only for the final, so the teams went straight to penalty kicks.“We know that we can do better,” Peckerman said.
FIFA and UEFA have suspended all domestic football competitions in Greece after the house of Georgios Bikas, the Head of the Central Refereeing Committee (K.E.D.), was attacked early Wednesday. The decision affects ALL competitions in Greece including the Greek Superleague, Football League, Gamma Ethniki, Greek Cup, and others.Early Wednesday, Georgios Bikas was at the Federation’s offices to appoint the referees for this weekend’s action in the Football League and Gamma Ethniki, when he was informed that his summer-home in Chalkidiki was attacked. The home was set on fire along with 2-3 other neighboring houses. Fortunately, Bikas’ wife was not present during the attack and was safely in Thessaloniki visiting their son. After the incident, Bikas stated that he would resign from his position saying “What else can I do? I can’t…That is it. I am done with football. I want to sleep peacefully at night.” He went on to say “Thankfully my wife had left from that house a few hours before to go visit our son in Thessaloniki. She could have been inside, she could have been burned alive!” Wednesday’s incident comes after last week’s attack on Giannis Tsaheilidis’ house, who is another member of the Central Refereeing Committee. The two incidents are likely to be linked and it is unknown who is responsible for the attacks. Right after the incident, FIFA and UEFA imposed a suspension on all domestic Greek Football competitions, which includes the Superleague, Football League, Gamma Ethniki, Greek Cup, and others. The decision was supported by both the temporary administration of the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) and the new Deputy Minister of Athletics Giorgios Vasileiadis. It is unknown when the competitions will be resumed. There are no games scheduled this weekend in the Superleague due to the international break, however there are games scheduled for the Football league over the weekend. The postponement of all Football in Greece once again brings up scenarios of a Grexit in international football, which would affect not only the club teams but also the Greek National Team. To put it simply, a Grexit in football would result in the disqualification (inability to partake) of any Greek team, club or national, competing in any international competitions such as the UEFA Champions/Europa Leagues or in the case of the National Team, World Cup qualifying. Source: AGONAsport.com (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)TweetPinShare0 Shares
A busy section of Trunk 3 near the Town of Yarmouth will be smoother and safer after the completion of a paving project tendered by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tender involves repaving on Trunk 3 from the intersection of Chebogue Road east for 2.9 kilometres to the intersection of Dominique Road. The closing date for the tender is Friday, May 26. “Sewer work and patches over the years have affected the riding quality of this section,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This project will return this section to top shape.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
NEW DELHI: Senior leader of the Congress party and former Health Minister of Karnataka K R Ramesh Kumar visited the Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in West Vinod Nagar on Saturday. Kumar, who was the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly until early this year, had come to Delhi to witness the transformation in Delhi’s government schools that he had heard about.”I had to see it to believe that we have a government school like that in this country,” he said. “I was taken by surprise by the amount of sincerity gone into developing a government school into a wonderful institution like that, giving new meaning to the lives of the middle and lower middle class,” Ramesh Kumar said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAfter visiting the school, Kumar visited the chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. He said, “My salute to the Captain, Arvind Kejriwal. This is a silent revolution that has come about. With the kind of schools you have made, you cannot be erased from history.” “I interacted with the children myself. The commitment of the teaching staff and the dedication with which they teach children is revealing. I had visited Mohalla Clinics as Health Minister of Karnataka in my earlier stint and replicated the model. I am no longer in office, but at the next immediate opportunity I will implement the school reforms as well,” said Kumar, thanking the chief minister for hosting him.
CALGARY – A regulator’s lifting of pressure restrictions on the Keystone oil pipeline in the United States earlier this week is expected to help reduce discounts being paid for Western Canadian heavy crude.Matthew John, spokesman for Calgary-based pipeline owner TransCanada Corp., says the order was limited to a small part of the pipeline following a leak in November in South Dakota and therefore the company doesn’t expect big increases in volume.He says he can’t be specific because the numbers are commercially sensitive.Still, analyst Nick Lupick of AltaCorp Capital says the decision will help reduce a glut of oil that has overwhelmed pipeline access to export markets and contributed to wider differences between bitumen-blend Western Canadian Select and West Texas Intermediate.Lupick says a bigger influence on the recent narrowing of the WCS-WTI differential to about US$17 from highs of about US$30 per barrel in the first quarter has been a series of maintenance shutdowns at oilsands producing facilities which have reduced production.The lower prices led to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Cenovus Energy Inc. producing less heavy oil in the first quarter, while Husky Energy Inc. started buying heavy oil for use in its refineries because it was less expensive than producing its own oil.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP, TSX:CNQ, TSX:CVE, TSX:HSE)
Mumbai: From 1996 when her film Fire showcased a homosexual relationship to 2019 when a web series like ‘Made In Heaven’ has tackled the LGBTQ subject with deft, veteran actor Shabana Azmi has witnessed a change worth applauding. When Deepa Mehta’s Fire had released, the film was opposed by the orthodox sections of the Indian society. In hindsight, Shabana said: “Look, that film released in 1996. Since then if I look at the journey till ‘Made In Heaven’, which is a recent example, I have to say that space has opened up, really. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot”I always believe that films are a reflection of our society and good films can influence society. There is a relation… but there is an acceptance and that has to be applauded.” While in Fire, Shabana played a housewife named Radha who falls in love with her sister-in-law, in the American independent film Signature Move, she essayed a m other to a girl who is lesbian. The latter film is about how with time, the mother tries to be compassionate towards her child when she comes out of the closet. Shabana said: “Parental support is needed when a youngster is coming out of the closet. I would suggest a film (Evening Shadows) It is a mother-son story. “When the mother learns that her son is homosexual, she gets horrified. But later how they understand each other… that is a very beautiful narrative. Watching that film will surely lead to sensitisation.”
Survey: US businesses hired at steady pace last month; solid gains in construction, factories WASHINGTON – U.S. businesses added jobs at a steady pace last month, with construction and manufacturing showing solid gains, a private survey found.Payroll processor ADP says that businesses added 190,000 jobs last month, up from 177,000 in July, but below a six-month high in June of 231,000.The figures suggest that turmoil in the financial markets and worries about faltering growth in China have not yet had much impact on the U.S. job market. The government will release its official jobs report for August on Friday. Economists forecast it will show that employers added 220,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate slipped to 5.2 per cent from 5.3 per cent.The ADP survey covers only private businesses, however, and frequently diverges from the official figures. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Sep 2, 2015 6:35 am MDT Last Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
ATLANTA — Jose Alvarado scored all 15 of his points in the second half Friday night when Brandon Alston scored 13 of his 14 to help Georgia Tech overcome a dreadful shooting start and rally to beat Prairie View A&M and avoid a home upset loss to a SWAC opponent for the second season in a row.The Yellow Jackets (4-1) trailed by nine points early in the second half before Alvarado scored nine consecutive points and gave Tech its first lead of the game with 11:56 left. He took a defensive rebound, dribbled the length of the floor and laid in a basket between multiple Panthers in McCamish Pavilion.Guard Gary Blackston led Prairie View A&M (1-6) with 19 points and nine rebounds, and forward Devonte Patterson pitched in 16 points.Nearly one year ago, Tech fell behind Grambling State of the SWAC by 16 points and rallied to take the lead only to fall 64-63 when two Jackets inadvertently tipped a ball into the goal with six seconds remaining.Friday night, Tech missed 16 of 20 shots to open the game, including all eight 3-point shots, and Prairie View A&M took a 24-14 lead on a pair of free throws by Taishaun Johnson with 4:11 left in the first half.From there, the Jackets went inside, and scored at near point-blank range on four consecutive possessions — by James Bank III, Moses Wright, Michael Devoe and Curtis Haywood II — and closed to within 27-26 by halftime. The Yellow Jackets made their final six shots, all in the paint, before intermission.The Panthers started quickly in the second half, too, but Georgia Tech shot 56 per cent in the second half to pull away.BIG PICTUREPrairie View A&M: The undersized Panthers more than held their own on the boards, where they were outrebounded just 31-29, but ultimately they were undone in the paint where Georgia Tech outscored them 20-8 in the second half.Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets continue to play stout defence, but they aren’t likely to get much done in the ACC if they play offensively like they did Friday, when they were especially indecisive in the first half.UP NEXTPrairie View A&M: The Panthers will next play Dec. 1 at Murray State to continue a streak of 12 road games to open the season before their first home game Jan. 2 against Huston-Tillotson.Georgia Tech: Will go on the road for the second time this season to play Northwestern Wednesday night in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge.___________More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Matt Winkeljohn, The Associated Press
They argue that the UK has a “Victorian” attitude and “upstairs-downstairs” approach towards chefs and hotel managers, which holds the industry back.. Chef John Campbell, founder of the Woodspeen restaurants, said the Government should “get a move on”, explaining: “Brexit’s going to be a big opportunity for us, certainly in London where we have all that new… A source from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy told The Telegraph it is working on a hospitality strategy post-Brexit, but there is not one yet. Leading figures in the hospitality industry are calling on the government to develop an industrial strategy post-Brexit as British people do not see it as a “real job”.
Today’s issue of International Mining Project News is well over 50 pages packed with detailed information with reports on 22 prefeasibility studies, 27 feasibility studies, 32 projects in development, two new mines that have gone into production, seven existing mines that are expanding, six merger and acquisition announcements and many new appointments to new positions. The report covers 32 gold projects, 14 coal, 12 iron ore, 12 copper projects, nine uranium projects, six reports each on rare earth and silver projects, four in nickel and four in zinc, three projects each on zinc and molybdenum, two projects each on tungsten, lead and mineral sands, one project each on lithium, potash, diamonds, tin, bauxite, alumina, manganese, titanium, rutile, zircon, ilmenite, vanadium and lead, and includes one polymetallic project. King Island Scheelite (KIS) announced results from the recently completed DFS for its 100% owned Dolphin project. Redevelopment of this worldclass, high grade tungsten deposit on King Island (Tasmania) has the potential to generate strong cash flows over an initial 10 year mine life, during the course of which it would produce approximately one quarter of the current world non-Chinese supply of tungsten.Banro has announced the closing of its $175 million debt financing. The net proceeds from the offering will be used for the development of the company’s Namoya project.Inmet Mining has announced an initial independent resource estimate and recent drill results for the Balboa copper-gold porphyry discovery originally announced March 8, 2011. The deposit is located on the Cobre Panama property in central Panama and is owned by Minera Panama.IMX Resources reports a 150% increase in Measured and Indicated mineral resources at the Ntaka Hill Ni-Cu deposits at the Nachingwea JV Project in southern Tanzania. Managing Director, Neil Meadows: “This substantial increase in resources at the Nachingwea Nickel Project is great news for IMX shareholders. Through our 25% interest in the Joint Venture and 37% direct investment in Continental Nickel we have almost 53% beneficial ownership of the project which is beginning to advance towards development.”Blackthorn Resources has provided a project update for surface construction and mine development activities at the Perkoa Project in Burkina Faso.IronClad Mining has announced further success with its capital raising program for ongoing development of the Wilcherry Hill iron ore mine on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.AXMIN announced that over and above its previously announced $185 million mandated senior debt (press release July 20, 2011 and January 26, 2012) a further $25 million in senior debt and $25 million in subordinated convertible debt has been mandated with the International Finance Corp (IFC) for the purposes of partially funding the development of the Passendro gold project in the Central African Republic (CAR).Petmin has issued a maiden resource statement for its jointly-controlled North Atlantic Iron Corp (NAIC) iron sands to pig iron project in Canada’s Labrador province. Petmin will now accelerate its investment in NAIC based on the project’s technical and economic viability.Tahoe Resources announced financial results for the year ending December 31, 2011, and updated construction progress at its flagship Escobal project in Guatemala. Project development costs of $39.6 million were expensed in 2011. At December 31, 2011, the total project work force amounted to 428 employees, of whom more than 95% are Guatemalan. The project remains on schedule and budget for mill commissioning in the second half of 2013 and commercial production in 1Q 2014.Mechel OAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, has received subsoil licenses for exploring and extracting iron ore in the Sutamsky area and in the Sivaglinsky deposit, both located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)’s Neryungri region. The Sutamsky iron ore area is about 3,300 km2 and consists of several promising iron ore deposits. The license area is over 740 km2. Its estimated reserves under Russian standards are 1,350 Mt. The Sutamsky ores’ Fe content averages 32-40%. The Sutamsky area is located 210 km southeast of Neryungri.Jonathan Henry, Gabriel’s President and Chief Executive Officer: “We continue to work closely with the Romanian Government to permit and build Romania’s first modern mine. Our campaign to highlight the substantial economic, social and environmental benefits of the Rosia Montana project continues and it is pleasing to see recent polls in Romania showing a significant majority in favour of the development of mining in Rosia Montana. We look forward to the TAC recommendation in the coming months.”ENK has completed the infill drilling program and has a nickel limonite and saprolite resource update for the Acoje project as well as an update on the nickel laterite infill drill program for the Zambales Chromite Mining Corp (ZCMC) project. Both projects are located in close proximity on the west coast of Luzon, 250 km north of Manila in the Philippines. Xstrata Coal and JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp have created a joint venture comprising contiguous metallurgical coal assets in the Peace River Coalfields in Western Canada. JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Australia), a subsidiary of JX, has paid $435 million in cash to acquire a 25% interest in Xstrata Coal British Columbia (XCBC). Vista Gold Corp has announced the initial results of the current resource conversion drilling program at its Mt. Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia, and provide an update on the company’s development activities at the Mt. Todd gold project as the definitive feasibility study nears completion. The company has decided to build a project development team in Australia and to evaluate the potential for a larger project than contemplated in the feasibility study.Azumah Resources has reported an expansion in mineral resources to 1,016,000 oz Measured and Indicated and 659,000 oz Inferred gold plus a substantial upgrade in the classification of all major mineral resources at its Wa gold project, northwest Ghana.These are just some of the projects covered in this issue. This fortnightly project watch is a great way of keeping up to date with your peers – other mining companies, other consultants or other engineering companies. These issues build into a global mine project overview. If you are a supplier – it is full of potential sales leads.Full details on all these projects and information on and contacts for many, many more are to be found in the March 2 issue of International Mining Project News…..To receive the full report, subscriptions to this service can be registered and paid for on-line (SUBSCRIBE TO IM PROJECT NEWS BUTTTON), or contact email@example.com for a free trial copy.
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England manager Gareth Southgate wants to cap off a brilliant year by beating Croatia in Sunday’s UEFA Nations League clashThe Three Lions stormed to a dominant 3-0 friendly win over the United States on Thursday with goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Callum Wilson.Now victory on Sunday at Wembley will enable England to top Group A4 and seal a place in next year’s Nations League finals.“We were very keen that we moved on from the World Cup as quickly as possible,” said Southgate, via Daily Mail.“It has been a brilliant year. Whatever happens on Sunday, we’ve had real shoots of progress and achieved some outstanding results and really good performances and blooded a lot of new players.“It’s given us a real depth to the squad and competition for places.“But I think everybody wants to go another stage and get to a semi-final out of a group which is as tough as there has been in this competition.“So, it is a really good game for everybody to look forward to.”On to Sunday. Victory sends the #ThreeLions into the #NationsLeague finals.🏴 pic.twitter.com/yTBX319QQk— England (@England) November 15, 2018Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.England lost to Croatia at the World Cup semi-finals in Russia and were held to a 0-0 draw in Rijeka last time out in the Nations League.And Southgate is taking nothing for granted following Croatia’s stunning 3-2 win over Spain.“We’ve got two days to prepare, so it was one of the reasons we played the team we did tonight,” added Southgate.“We’ll look at their game from tonight, just to see how they approached it against Spain, but we know pretty much all there is to know about Croatia – most importantly that their desire, their mentality is brilliant.“So, we know that tonight would have given them a huge lift ahead of coming here.“They’ll enjoy coming to Wembley, they’ll look forward to that.“We knew the game at home for them without a crowd was probably as difficult for them as it was for us.“But coming to a full house at Wembley, they’ve got big players that will relish that challenge and we’ve got to relish that challenge as well.”The game at Wembley will begin at 15:00 (CET).
Clark County has asked the state to intervene in its lawsuit against the federal government over the decision to allow the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to establish a reservation and build a casino near La Center.Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart told Commissioners Tom Mielke and Marc Boldt last week that he had asked Attorney General Rob McKenna to intervene, but McKenna expressed concerns.Stuart told Mielke and Boldt that the state typically backs a political subdivision in a fight against the federal government. He said attorneys involved in the case said that if the state stays silent it will not be unnoticed by the judge.When asked for a comment, McKenna’s spokeswoman Janelle Guthrie issued a two-sentence statement: “The Office of the Attorney General has been asked to consider intervening in this case. We are considering our options and will be discussing these options with the Governor and our clients (relevant state agencies) to determine the most appropriate course of action.”The federal government has denied any wrongdoing in its decision.Assistant U.S. Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno filed a response June 10 in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The 19-page response was a point-by-point denial of all allegations made in the Jan. 31 lawsuit, setting the stage for a legal fight that may set a national precedent.
(NOTE: Align Credit Union has a location in Wilmington at 211 Lowell Street.)LOWELL, MA — Align Credit Union is pleased to announce their support of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child initiative. The program provides beds to children of low-income families to help them arrive at school rested and ready to learn.Align’s Community Crew has participated in several bed building events at the Coalition’s office in Lynn and will be hosting their own events at Align’s headquarters in Lowell. At these events, volunteers assemble, sand and paint beds that will be donated to children in need. Align is also supporting the program by promoting it in their marketing and social media efforts and accepting donations from Members and the community at every Align branch.“The impact of Align Credit Union’s support of A Bed for Every Child has made it possible for children growing up in poverty to have a bed of their own. A Bed for Every Child knows a bed alone is not going to end poverty, but we do know giving a child a good night’s sleep can help them at school. We also know that an education is the pathway for a child to raise up and out of poverty as an adult,” said A Bed for Every Child Program Director, Tina Giarla. “A Bed for Every Child wants to give every child one more tool in their toolbox to getting an education and that begins with a good night’s sleep on a bed.”“The Align Community Crew participated in several Build-a-Bed events and was really impressed with the program and its staff,” said Align President Ken Del Rossi. “We’re excited to continue our support of A Bed for Every Child through volunteerism and donations because something as simple as a bed can change the entire trajectory of a child’s life.”About Align Credit UnionSince 1922, Align Credit Union has provided customized banking solutions to individuals and families throughout Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Align offers a full suite of products and services including Personal and Business Banking, Mortgages, Financial Planning and Insurance. Founded as the Northern Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union (NMTW), the Credit Union changed its name to Align in 2013. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or attends school in many communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. For additional information, stop by one of seven branches in Amesbury, Danvers, Framingham, Haverhill, Lowell, Methuen and Wilmington or visit http://www.AlignCU.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Align Credit Union.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Cigna & Flanagan Receive Scholarships From Align Credit UnionIn “Education”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Align Credit Union Announces 2018 Scholarship RecipientsIn “Business”
Phone courtesy UAF Geophysical Institute.A Chinese airline will bring winter visitors to Fairbanks. Explore Fairbanks Tourism director Scott McCrae says Taiwan-based China Airlines flights are scheduled for December.Download Audio“Charter service from Taipei to Fairbanks. They’re planning three different flights: December 4th, 8th and 12th, using the A 340 aircraft. They’ve got capacity of 280 passengers.”McCrae says the flights which are already fully booked are primarily aimed at visitors coming to Fairbanks for Aurora viewing. The China Airlines charters are similar to those flown to the city for Aurora tours by Japan Airlines.“There’s some mirroring, looking at previous charter service of how that might have been successful, and those were the dates that they’ve landed on for this inaugural launch.”McCrae says the nine hour direct flights are shorter than connecting flights Chinese visitors can otherwise use to get to Fairbanks on Delta, Alaska Airlines and other carriers.
The Baltimore Chapter of The Links’ innovative GRASP (Graduation, Retention and Support Program) Fund is making a huge difference in the lives of students at local HBCUs. The AFRO American Newspapers is taking note and saluting the organization for its innovate approach, hard work, and success. The AFRO’s salute, that includes a VIP Networking Reception, takes place 6-9 p.m. April 14, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.Designed to help HBCU students who may be forced to drop out of college due to unexpected financial challenges, GRASP has raised $17,900 from chapter and additional contributions, combined. The fund has assisted a total of 16 students at Morgan and Coppin State universities, since its December 2013 inception, and awards are in the works for six more students in the upcoming semester.According to Patricia Coats Jessamy, president of the Baltimore chapter, as little as $250 can stand between a student and his or her college degree. None of the awards has exceeded $1,300, and the organization gives emphasis and priority to seniors and second semester juniors.She explains, “These are young people who are about to graduate, and this little impediment has shown its head. We want to erase it, so that they can go on to graduate. Sometimes it pays for books, sometimes it pays for other things.”Then, she elaborates, saying, “It relieves them of the stress of this financial burden. Often times, it’s just a small amount of money, but they don’t know where it’s going to come from.”Jessamy says that the ultimate goal is to have other organizations like sororities, fraternities and Big Brothers Big Sisters create GRASP fund partnerships with their local HBCUs.“We started this, but any organization can do it. And, what we’re trying to do is to really motivate people to help their local HBCUs. We want this to travel all across the country, and we’ve had inquiries, already, from other Links chapters. But, anybody can do it. It doesn’t have to be Links,” she reiterates.When asked about receiving the AFRO’s support, by way of the upcoming salute, Jessamy responds, “We’re really very happy, and we’re honored. We know that the AFRO is an organization that also supports our local HBCUs. Well, supports HBCUs, in general.”“They’re acknowledging us and saluting us for something that they’re doing themselves. So we feel honored.”Individuals interested in making direct donations, locally, can send a check to the Morgan State University Foundation or Coppin State University Foundation, with the notation “Baltimore Links GRASP” written on the memo line.For additional information about the Salute, contact Diane W. Hocker, the AFRO’s Director, Community and Public Relations, at 410-554-8243.
To kickstart the launch of games on Snapchat, and to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform, Snap built a title of its own in-house: Bitmoji Party, a series of mini games that uses Snapchatter’s Bitmojis as their avatars. A video preview shown to press showed Bitmoji competing in what can best be described as “American Ninja Warrior”-type challenges.Bitmoji Party can be played by up to 8 Snapchatters at the same time, with users inviting their friends to participate. The game also supports a spectator mode, allowing up to 24 additional users to watch and cheer via group chat.Other games available at launch are:“Alphabear Hustle” from Spry Fox, which is a collaborate take on “Words With Friends.”“C.A.T.S. (Crash Arena Turbo Stars) Drift Race” from ZeptoLab, a multiplayer racing game.“Snake Squad” from Game Closure, which has been described as a multiplayer battle-royale game.“Tiny Royale” from Zynga, a shoot-and-loot battle royale game.“Zombie Rescue Squad” from PikPok, which lets Snapchatters survive the zombie acapolypse together.Snap executives told reporters this week that they were very selective about the launch partners of its games platform, with a goal of emphasizing quality over quantity. The company has no plans to open up its games platform to every developer any time soon.There also won’t be any in-app purchases at launch, with Snapchat instead using ads for monetization, but with a twist: Instead of forcing commercials down everyone’s throat, ads are being integrated on an opt-in basis, according to executives.Game developers may for instance offer players a chance to receive boosts, or in-game currency, in exchange for watching an ad break. Company representatives didn’t rule out adding in-game purchases over time, stressing repeatedly that this was just the beginning for gaming on Snapchat.Games on Snapchat launched worldwide Thursday, but the company is looking to roll it out in stages to make sure its servers don’t go down as Snapchatters start to battle each other’s Bitmoji. Snap’s plans to launch its games platform were first reported by Cheddar last month. Popular on Variety Snapchat Parent Company Raises $1.265 Billion in Debt Financing, Citing Potential Acquisitions Snap Intros $380 Two-Camera Spectacles — A Fashion Accessory for Snapchat AR Content Related Snapchat maker Snap officially launched its gaming platform at its first partner summit in Los Angeles Thursday, unveiling a six titles from companies like Zynga and ZeptoLabs, and also laying the groundwork for a bigger focus on social gaming.“Last year, mobile gaming was a $77 billion industry,” said Snapchat product director Will Wu Thursday. However, Wu contended that most of those games weren’t easily shareable. “It’s hard to get everybody to install the same game, then find friends to play with, and it’s hard to chat,” he said. “There’s way too much friction.”Snap’s answer is a HTML5-based gaming platform that makes it possible to play games right within Snapchat. Games are accessible from a new rocket button within the app’s group chat, and will launch directly in the app, without the need for any further downloads or sign-ups. Players can chat with each other in real-time via text chat, and also directly talk to each other via voice. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15