Quebec ticket claims Friday nights 55 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – A ticket sold in Quebec claimed the $55 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.The exact location of the sale has yet to be revealed.There were also eight Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each up for grabs, and three of them were won by ticket holders in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on June 9 will be approximately $15 million.last_img

John Fogerty Performs At 19th Annual Gala In The Hamptons

first_imgThe Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted the 19th Annual Gala in the Hamptons at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY during the 14th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament weekend which raised $4 million.John FogertyCredit/Copyright: Patrick McMullanFounder Michael Milken and The Gala in the Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. This year’s entertainment was provided by Grammy award winning musician John Fogerty.Notable attendees included: Michael Milken (Founder), Dr. Jonathan Simons, Plum Simons, Senator Lindsey Graham, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, John Fogerty, Richard Merkin, Nick Bollettieri, Robert Citrone, Joel Pashcow, Tom and Ann Tenenbaum Lee, Glenn Myles, Jennifer Myles, Mitch Modell of Modell’s Sporting Goods, Carissa Kranz, Jason Rabin, Nicole Rabin, Igor Tulchinsky and Valentina Pavlenko, George Walker, Nancy Walker, Scott Lipsky, Daniel Nestor, Natasha Nestor, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Luana Bogomolov, Cyril Saulnier, Scott Davis, Shelly Davis, Graydon Oliver, Rick Leach, Alyssa Leach, Amer Delić, Santiago Gonzalez, Chris Haggard, Georgy Chukhleb, Ashley Fisher, Treat Huey, Robert Kendrick, Jared Palmer, John Lloyd, Jason Pinsky, Wayne Ferreira, Adam Finerman, Ralph Finerman, Bill Miller, Linda Miller, Chantelle Boulle, Anthony Boulle, David Rabin, Nicki Rabin, Heba Aberdin, Suhail Khalib, Fabrice Martin, Graydon Oliver, Natasha Oliver, Seth Bernstein, Maria Bernstein, Jay Bernstein, Allison Bernstein, Jonathan Schneider, Krista Johnson, Don Johnson, Larry Leeds, Patty Manoff, Mark Manoff and Richard Merkin.Opening the evening’s benefit dinner, Michael Milken asked a series of icebreaking questions covering topics about the weekend’s festivities which created a relaxed atmosphere and gradually eased attendees into the evening ahead of them. He followed with a special thank you to guests for their consistent support and commitment to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Every year, the Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament raises awareness of prostate cancer and supports the foundation’s efforts to eradicate the disease that strikes one in nine American men. Over the past 14 years, the tennis tournament has raised $29 million to fund the PCF’s scientific research, while providing amateur players an invaluable experience playing alongside well-known tennis professionals. PCF Tennis Director Anthony Boulle welcomed legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri to the stage to reflect on his remarkable career training Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Boris Becker and more.In a speech paying tribute to the late Senator John McCain, who recently passed from an aggressive form of brain cancer–glioblastoma–Milken expressed the importance of raising money to fund cancer research. The Prostate Cancer Foundation has made it possible to identify drivers behind various types of cancers outside of prostate. Specializing in early stage research, PCF has also advanced brain, bladder, lung and breast cancer research.PCF’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jonathan W. Simons touched on the progress made through their life-changing research. For instance, the chances of dying and suffering of prostate cancer has reduced dramatically by 50%. The PCF Young Investigators program has identified an impactful group of future research leaders who will bring new ideas that will move the field of prostate cancer research forward. Since it’s inception in 2008, the Young Investigators Award recipients have researched 10 FDA approved treatments. Longtime supporter of PCF, CEO Mitch Modell of Modell Sporting Goods, shared that his connection to the grave disease stems from the battle a family member endured. Modell donated $101,055 in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation.The 2018 Pro-Am Invitational weekend began on Friday, August 24th with a dinner reception hosted at the private estate of Marc Leder. The first three rounds of the tennis tournament took place on Saturday morning, August 25th, 2018 on the private courts of Bill Ackman, Michael & Margie Loeb, Josh & Marjorie Harris, John & Jenny Paulson, Jane Lauder & Kevin Warsh, George Walker, Tom & Ann Tenenbaum Lee and Leon & Debra Black. Prior to Saturday’s cocktail reception, Michael and Margie Loeb hosted a luncheon at their Southampton, NY estate in celebration of the Gala in the Hamptons. The Shinnecock Tennis Club provided the tournament site for the final rounds of the pro-am matches on Sunday. The round robin tournament, played over two days, pairs 32 amateur tennis players with a current or former member of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which includes many of the top ranked doubles players or a tennis legend.The 14th Annual Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament champions included Mark Ein with Fabrice Martin in Group 1, Chris Oberbeck with Alex Bogomolov in Group 2, Amy Griffin with Jared Palmer in Group 3 and Bob Hogan with Graydon Oliver in Group 4.Every year, the Gala in the Hamptons encourages support from organization members and tennis professionals plus amateur athletes. Celebrating everyone’s efforts, Grammy award winning musician John Fogerty performed at the lavish dinner party and ended the night in high spirits on the dance floor.The 2018 tennis professionals included: Treat Huey, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Scott Lipsky, Daniel Nestor, Alex Bogomolov Jr., Don Johnson, Cyril Saulnier, Robert Kendrick, Vince Spadea, Scott Davis, Graydon Oliver, Jared Palmer, Rick Leach, Amer Delic, Santiago Gonzalez, John Lloyd, Jason Pinsky, Chris Haggard, Wayne Ferreira, Georgy Chukhleb, Luke Jensen and Ashley Fisher.The Prostate Cancer Foundation, founded in 1993, is dedicated to discovering groundbreaking cancer research programs thanks to the steadfast commitment from the organization, research scientists and supporters. Weekend hosts and sponsors of the 2018 Charles Evans PCF Pro-Am Tournament & Gala in the Hamptons include: Michael and Lori Milken, Bill Ackman, Steve and Alexandra Cohen, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Larry Gagosian and Chrissie Erpf, Joshua and Marjorie Harris, Jane Lauder and Kevin Warsh, Tom and Ann Tenenbaum Lee, Marc Leder, Richard and Karen LeFrak, Michael and Margie Loeb, William and Phyllis Mack, Richard Merkin, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Glenn and Jennifer Myles, Joel Pashcow, John and Jenny Paulson, Artie Rabin, Cliff and Barbara Sobel, Igor Tulchinsky and Valentina Pavlenko, George and Nancy Walke and Whispering Angel Wines.last_img read more

Japan court denies extended detention of Nissans Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — A Japanese court has denied prosecutors’ request to extend detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected the request for another 10-day detention over his indictment for falsification of financial reports.Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19, along with another executive, Greg Kelly, over allegations that they underreported Ghosn’s pay in 2011-2015 and both have since been charged.The arrest of an industry icon has raised concerns over the Japanese automaker and the future of its alliance with Renault SA of France.The Associated Presslast_img

Outlierz New Seed Investment Firm Born in Morocco

Rabat – Outlierz, a new seed fund with an investment of more than MAD 45 million has just been launched in Morocco.After three years of hard work on the ground, connecting entrepreneurs and building a startup community in Morocco,  the new seed fund has been introduced to the Moroccan ecosystem for financing startups.Created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs dedicated to startups, Outlierz is a Moroccan seed fund that targets African startups based both in the continent and internationally. The fund is planning to invest tickets from MAD 500,000 to 2 million in startups at the pre-seed stage (startups with a prototype and initial customers), as well as in startups at the seed stage which already have a product on the market and have achieved a turnover.Outlierz is trying to help many African startups that fail at pre-seed and seed stage because of a lack of appropriate resources, and provide them with smart capital.“We want to enable brilliant entrepreneurs to grow successful business from Africa to the World,” says Outlierz Managing Director, Kenza Lahlou. “Thus, creating a curated deal-flow for early-stage investors and ultimately the success stories our continent needs.”Outlierz is backed by successful entrepreneurs and angel investors including Michael Seibel, CEO of Ycombinator, and Hassan Haider, MENA Partner at 500 Startups, as well as some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs from Morocco and the diaspora who believe in the company’s mission.Still in its qualification phase, Outlierz plans on moving to investment in the second quarter of 2017. The fund plans to invest in pre-seed and seed stage startups  by investing USD 20,000 to 50,000 in past-idea stage startups with a viable prototype and a dream team, and from USD 50,000 to 200,000 as follow-up investment or participate in Seed round/Series A of growing companies with traction and revenue.The fund will invest in Africa-based startups and in African entrepreneurs based anywhere in the world.“The target outcome will be a stronger pool of high potential startups that are ready for subsequent investment and, in the end, lead to success stories that are uniquely African,” concludes Lahlou. read more

Nearly MAD 2 Billions for 21 Tourism Projects in the Region

By Amira El MasaitiRabat – MAD 1.8 billion’s worth of hotel projects are under construction in Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region, announced the Regional Council of Tourism (CRT) on February 21.The large scale tourism projects call for a total of 21 hotels with an accommodation capacity of 4143, amounting to an investment of MAD 1.981 billion. Morocco’s Vision 2020 foresees the usage 4,600 beds and the arrival of 1015000 tourists, states CRT.According to the council, the region has 57 hotel units with an accommodation capacity of 5,680 beds, equivalent to 2.7% of the total capacity of 200,000 beds in the whole country.The number of arrivals in 2016 reached 276,279, a 6% increase in comparison with 2015.A total of 568,091 overnight stays were recorded by registered accommodation establishments, with an increase of 2% and an occupation rate of 55%  over 2015, adds the CRT.Rabat-Salé-Kenitra Region has 109 travel agencies, 96 tourist transport agencies, and 33 operative tourist guides. read more

Video Train Derails Between Sale and Kenitra

Rabat – An ONCF train has derailed near Bouknadel between Rabat and Kenitra this morning, killing as many as five people, and nearly 30 people were injured.The train was on its way towards Sale and Rabat from Kenitra.The deputy mayor of Sale, Abdelatif Soudou, has stated on his Facebook page: “Train coming to Sale derails in Bouknadel, 5 people have died … may God have mercy.” Videos of the accident began circulating social media around 10:30 a.m.Spots of blood can be seen in the videos.The train conductor is severely injured and some of the passengers have lost limbs, eyewitnesses told Morocco World News.The National Office of Railroads (ONCF) has not yet responded to Morocco World News’ request for further information or comments.The incident comes amid the final phase of ONCF’s plan to launch Morocco’s high speed train (LGV) between Casablanca and Tangier.Following a series of tests, which have been carried out since February 2017, LGV is expected to start operating by the end of 2018. In October 2017, the French Development Agency (AFD) granted an €80 million loan to fund the last segment of the project. read more

Top UN official warns of organized crimes global reach

18 October 2010The United Nations anti-crime chief today spotlighted the global toll taken by transnational organized crime, urging the universal implementation of the world body’s convention to combat the scourge. Organized crime, Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), underlined that organized crime has “ballooned to global proportions.”Countries have gathered in Vienna for a week-long UN gathering kicking off today to review global progress one decade after the adoption of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime in the Italian city of Palermo.Opening the meeting, Mr. Fedotov said that while the pact is a powerful tool, it is underutilized.Currently, 157 States have ratified the Convention, which forms the global basis for extradition and mutual legal assistance.The UNODC head said greater awareness is needed to help States make more effective use of the treaty.The Convention provides new possibilities for law enforcement agencies to cooperate, including transborder intelligence-sharing and joint investigations, and the definition of transnational organized crime can be applied broadly to include new and emerging forms of crime in areas such as trafficking in natural resources or counterfeit medicines.UNODC said that the treaty can hit criminals where it hurts most by cutting off their cash lifeblood through its measures to combat money laundering, chasing plundered assets and ending banking secrecy.“We also need a comprehensive, system-wide response that strengthens resistance to organized crime at its points of origin, along trafficking routes and at the final destinations for its illicit goods,” Mr. Fedotov stressed.According to its 2010 Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment, UNODC found that drug trafficking continues to be the most lucrative line of business for criminals.Cocaine trafficked from the Andean region to North America and Europe is worth more than $70 billion annually and heroin moved from Afghanistan to Europe has a street value of over $30 billion. This means that cocaine and heroin traffickers earn nearly $280 million every day – or $200,000 every minute. read more

UN rights chief hails Senegals decision not to repatriate former dictator to

Navi Pillay had called for a stop to his repatriation to Chad over the weekend because she was not satisfied that the conditions for security and fair trial were guaranteed and because there appeared to be a real risk that he would be tortured if he were to be returned, Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told a news briefing in Geneva. “Nevertheless, the High Commissioner stresses that this should not simply mean a return to the status quo, with Habré continuing to live with impunity in Senegal, as he has done for the past 20 years,” Mr. Colville said. “It is important that rapid and concrete progress is made by Senegal to prosecute or extradite Habré to a country willing to conduct a fair trial.” “This has been the High Commissioner’s position all along. It is also the position of the African Union (AU), as well of much of the rest of the international community. It is a violation of international law to shelter a person who has committed torture or other crimes against humanity, without prosecuting or extraditing him,” he said. Mr. Habré ruled Chad from 1982 to 1990, when he was overthrown and went into exile in Senegal. It is alleged that during his rule thousands of Chadians were tortured and unlawful killings and other serious human rights violations took place. Mr. Colville pointed out that at the recently concluded summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the AU called on Senegal to prosecute or extradite Habré to any other country willing to try him.So far the only country that has indicated a willingness to put him on trial is Belgium, he added. 12 July 2011The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today welcomed Senegal’s decision not to repatriate former dictator Hissène Habré to Chad, but said that he should not be left to live with impunity in Senegal. read more

Kosovo UN mission issues 1 millionth ID card in preparation for elections

Speaking at the event, UNMIK acting head Tom Koenigs announced that a regulation would be issued soon making registration compulsory for the people of Kosovo. In due course, the UN Mission would start the process of registering people under the age of 16 years, he said.While registration did not mean that the people had to participate in the elections, they had a “political and democratic obligation” to vote, Mr. Koenigs said, adding that it was not, however, “a legal obligation.” The acting chief also said that when the registration exercise began, the UN Mission did not think it would be so “complicated and time consuming.” He congratulated both Kosovo Albanians and Kosovo Serbs working in processing centres in Pristina and Gracanica for the fine job they had done, and thanked the donors who had financed the entire ID cards operation. A senior official involved in the effort, Margot Eelman, said processing centres were a good example of team work, where people from all communities were working together to establish a reliable civil registration database. read more

DR of Congo thousands receive food aid following deployment of UN troops

No one knew exactly how many persons were hiding in the forests, but some of them, encouraged by the recent political developments and an improvement in the security conditions, were returning home, a spokesperson for the agency said in Geneva.For the first time in more than a year, a team from the WFP partner, the non-governmental organization German Agro Action, had been able on Wednesday to distribute food aid to more than 5,000 persons in Songolo, 35 kilometres south of Bunia.The food situation of the internally displaced persons who fled the resource-rich province in the northeast was bad, as they had left with nothing, the spokesperson said.

On the Come Up Euroleague Baller Bobby Brown Practices

Free Agent Bobby Brown is reportedly conducting workouts with the New York Knicks in Las Vegas on Tuesday.Brown, 28, has an over-achieving year in the Euroleague and has been contemplating his return to the NBA. The Knicks are looking for a third point guard to play behind Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni and are considering Bown to fill that remaining position.Brown’s stats stayed at around 18.8 on average and 5.3 assists during his time in Italy. Back in January, His 41 point assault against Turkey shows his NBA potential.Previously, Brown played for four NBA teams Sacramento, Minnesota, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent the past two years in Europe honing his skills.

Tory MP 33 eloquently sums up Brexit argument in 440word Commons speech

Cutting straight to the point, Mr Clarke passionately summed up the “simple concept” of Brexit, warning that failing to respect the referendum result could be a “cataclysmic mistake” which could fuel… Simon Clarke, who was elected Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in June 2017, took just two minutes to cut through the Brexit argument put forward by MPs who are convinced the UK should remain in the single market and the customs union. A 33-year-old Conservative MP has been applauded for delivering an eloquent speech in the House of Commons, in just two minutes and using only 442 words, which summed up the importance of delivering a Brexit deal for which the UK voted.

Man arrested after elderly couple found dead in Kensington home

“Do you live nearby? Did you see or hear anything suspicious?”We need you to get in touch and speak with investigators as soon as you can.” Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the bodies of an elderly couple were found in a west London flat.Scotland Yard said the pair, believed to be a man and a woman in their late 60s, were discovered by officers in their home at Adair Tower, Appleford Road, in north Kensington on Thursday.Officers were alerted to the address by colleagues in Surrey, who were contacted by a man known to both victims, police said.A man in his late 40s has been arrested by Surrey Police on suspicion of murder.Detectives from the Met will bring the detained man to London for questioning, Scotland Yard said.Formal identification and post-mortem examinations are yet to take place and police are in the process of contacting the couple’s next of kin.Police inquiries are continuing and a crime scene is in place at Adair Tower.DCI Rob Pack, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said: “This is an awful case where an elderly couple have been found dead in their home.”My team are busy carrying out a number of inquiries including local CCTV footage review, house-to-house inquiries and forensic work but need to hear from those who have information. 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. read more

Windows Phone 7 copypaste next month multitasking and IE9 this year

first_imgWhen Windows Phone 7 launched last year without multitasking or cut-and-paste support (features Microsoft ridiculed Apple for years for not having in its iPhone OS), Microsoft promised to remedy the situation promptly. How promptly? Four months later and we still don’t know, but it is coming, as Microsoft has announced that they are prepping a major update for Windows Phone 7 which will add both multitasking, cut-and-paste and a mobile version of Internet Explorer 9 to the operating system.How will multitasking work? Similarly to iOS or webOS, it’s essentially quick app-switching. You simply press the back button to flip back to your last userd app, or press and hold to enter a switching screen, which displays screenshots of your open apps to switch through. Re-enter an app, and it resumes instantly. In other words, unlike what we mean by multitasking on a desktop OS, multitasking in Windows Phone 7 freezes apps in their state upon exit and allows you to switch between them instantly while certain core APIs — like background audio — continue to run. The new version of IE9 is a new big improvement, given that current Windows Phone 7 handsets ship with the four year old IE7.Another feature coming to WP7 is SkyDrive, which will give users 25GB of online cloud storage that ties both into the desktop and the smartphone.As for copy-and-paste, while IE9 and Multitasking are set to be introduced as part of a monolithic system update due vaguely out “sometime this year”, copy-paste is officially coming to all WP7 handsets next month.last_img read more

Playing the maids of honour

first_img• As someone with some professional experience as an interpreter, I’d like to publicly express my sympathy towards the poor, unlucky soul who had to translate one of the most Greek expressions that came out of Alexis Tsipras’ mouth. • “We won’t be playing the maids of honour”. Anyone not familiar with Greece will struggle to understand this metaphor for ‘stop playing games’. We can only hope that president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, was spared the phrase, or maybe that he was treated a little cultural lesson, regarding small young girls playing with dolls and setting up tea. • In the Greek PM’s defence, it was Mr Tusk that had mouthed the ominous phrase “Game over”, during the now legendary negotiations, almost two years ago, that led to a spectacular failure and the complete about-face of the Greek government and Tsipras himself. • Who can forget that time, when Tsipras went to Brussels as a defiant leftist leader, fighting against austerity, only to return a moderate centre-left PM, surrendering to the will of the country’s lenders and applying the austerity measures he was once fighting against?• Tsipras himself might not. So maybe this phrase was a chance for him to return the insult, thus responding to the delaying tactic of the lenders, once again threatening to stop the bailout review talks and deprive Greece from the funds it desperately needs. • Maids of honour aside, it’s yet unclear which side is playing games. Tsipras called for an emergency EU summit meeting if the Eurogroup failed to reach an agreement on the bailout review, but later that night, he stepped back on his ‘threat’, apparently because he is simply not in a position to call an EU summit meeting. • According to some pundits and analysts, this is all an act. Alexis Tsipras once again plays the role of the roaring lion, taking a hard stance against the country’s creditors, while having already agreed to the bailout terms which, according to what we know so far, to slashing social security spending by one per cent of GDP in 2019 as well as further reforms in worker rights legislation. • This will allow him to save face as someone who stood up to the creditors, told them off for delaying and came back victorious, bearing funds, to the country. • But what if he’s not playing this game? What if he’s playing the other game, the game of chicken that seems to have been part of negotiations for the past couple of years? What if he wants to threaten Europe? What if he wants to threaten with elections (and political instability)? What if he actually wants elections and what if he secretly wants to lose elections? What if he simply just doesn’t want to be the centre-right Papandreou parody he is at the moment and goes back to being a carefree leftist, marching against globalisation and singing protest songs by the campfire?• Under this light, the motion of 38 Syriza MPs to call for the legalisation of free camping takes on another meaning. • Because this is the most Syriza thing the Syriza MPs have called for. • Nothing says ‘young eco-friendly leftist’ than setting up a tent on a remote place by the seaside and spending a week, a month, all summer there. It is in these campsites, around these campfires, singing Manu Chao songs (and that Che Guevarra anthem) that Tsipras and co emerged as leaders. • He may want to return to this. • With Greek summer approaching, who can blame him? Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

WSU Vancouver students share wideranging research at event

first_imgUndergraduate studentsTriana Collins, creative media and digital culture program, “A Children’s Market — Sex Slavery in Portland and Vancouver.”Khon Truong, molecular biology, “Effects Of Tyrosinase-Related Protein 1b and Tyrosinase on Melanin Synthesis.”Rebecca Bawal and Jocelyn Menefee, human development, “Core Health Messages: A Strategy to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Rural Low-Income Families.”Graduate studentsJason Potwora and Wendi Benson and Dr. Armando Estrada, psychology, “Perceived Severity of Specific Types of Sexual Harassment: The Role of Gender Beliefs.”Berk Gonenc, mechanical engineering, “Force Control With Hybrid Actuator for Virtual Needle Insertion.”Rebecca Martin, science, “Dissolved Organic Nitrogen Export from Land to Surface Water: Hydrologic Controls and the N-Stream Fate.”FacultyDr. Stephen Kucer, teaching and learning, “Going Beyond the Author: What Retellings Tell Us About Comprehending Narrative and Expository Texts.”For more information on programs at WSUVThe Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Washington State University in its top tier for research institutions and in curricular engagements and community partnerships. That includes the Vancouver branch campus, which offers studies in topics as diverse as child sex slavery and sensor-based learning environments for local education groups.last_img read more

Wilmingtons 4th Annual TownWide Yard Sale Set For June 9 Applications Now Available

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library is sponsoring its fourth annual Town Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 9, 8am to 2pm.This is an opportunity for residents to join the fun by being either a seller or a buyer. More than 60 Wilmington homes participated last year!For those wishing to host a yard sale at their home, applications can be found HERE.The application fee is $15.  Applicants will receive one large sign and directional signs; lots of free advertising; and maps of sale locations. Applications are due to the library by Saturday, June 2.For those wishing to shop at the sales, the library will provide an online and paper map of yard sale locations starting Tuesday, June 6. The sales will happen rain or shine, at each homeowner’s discretion.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s 5th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale Set For June 8; Applications Now AvailableIn “Community”Wilmington’s 2nd Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale Set For June 11In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

HISD Hires Outside Group To Audit Its Special Education Services

first_img Share PexelsThe contract with AIR will last through June 2018 and will cost up to $300,000.Houston’s special education services will get an outside look. The HISD school board hired a third-party nonprofit to audit the services for disabled children at its meeting Thursday night.The decision was unanimous to select the American Institutes for Research for the job, under a contract through June 2018 for up to $300,000.But board members also pressed top HISD administrators for clear updates on the progress.“I get calls from parents all the time — they know what the problem is,” said Trustee Mike Lunceford. “And they’re tired of inaction on the board. So I just want to make sure that we have a fire going that we’re going to get something done.”HISD has one of the lowest rates of students in special ed compared to other large urban districts. Parents are concerned their kids have been denied because of the district’s adherence to a state benchmark.Superintendent Richard Carranza said that there’s already been some progress, starting his meetings with over 200 teachers about special ed. The former assistant for special education has also resigned.“It sounds like it’s very simple: fix special ed. But it’s not simple. It’s not a simplistic issue. It’s a complex issue,” Carranza said.Meanwhile, HISD continues to hold forums for parents of special needs children this spring, including one next week. X 00:00 /01:16 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday August 3

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream:
From 5-7 P.MWe’ll talk to Julian Jones, 4th District Councilman for Baltimore County about an anti housing discrimination bill that was killed in the County Council recently. Plus, we’ll discuss the tragic death of Korryn Gaines, the young Baltimore County woman who was killed by police after allegedly brandishing a shotgun during a standoff at her home.
These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes .last_img

Surviving Execution The Luckiest Men in History

first_imgIt’s quite unusual for people who are sentenced to execution to survive. It has happened, however, and these are a few of their stories. In March 1915, 25-year-old Wenseslao Moguel was fighting on the side of Pancho Villa in the Mexican Revolution. When he was captured by Mexican authorities, he was immediately sentenced to death for being a traitor.There was no trial or defense of any manner, and on March 18th he was placed in front of a firing squad consisting of nine soldiers.An officer was standing by to deliver the last shot into a major organ to ensure death.Wenseslao MoguelThe soldiers were commanded to fire, and nine bullets went into Moguel’s body. The officer stepped up, delivered the last shot to the head and Moguel was left for dead.After the soldiers left, Moguel, still alive and conscious, crawled away and looked for help.Three blocks away, at the church of Saint James Apostle in downtown Santiago Tequixquiac, he was found by a parishioner who looked after him until he was healed.After his recovery, Moguel gained the nickname “El Fusilado” which means “the executed one.”Northern Revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho” Villa with his staff in 1913.In 1937 Moguel became a bit of a celebrity after appearing on the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! radio show in Cleveland, Ohio. Although his face was disfigured by the bullet that went in just below his cheekbone on the right side and exited below his eye on the left side, he lived until the age of 85 and died in Mexico in 1975. A song about the attempted execution of Wenseslao Moguel, titled “El Fusilado,” was released in 2008 by British band Chumbawamba.Two centuries earlier — in England, in 1740 — teenager William Duell was sentenced to death along with four others for raping, beating and murdering a woman in Acton, west London. The five boys were hung and taken to the local surgeon’s college where their bodies would be used to educate future doctors.Branded a traitor, Wenseslao Moguel was sentenced – without a trial – to execution by firing squad.After about ten minutes a nurse heard groaning from the area in which Duell lay.Upon discovering their “corpse” was still alive, the doctors used the common practice of letting blood, and he was revived. He was incoherent for some time after his ordeal, but after a fitful sleep of about seven hours and consuming some broth and a glass of wine he was able to be questioned. Duell had no memory of the crime or of being hanged. Because of his miraculous recovery, his sentence was overturned.Londoner John Smith was sentenced to hang after being convicted of robbery.  In December of 1705, he was taken by cart to Tyburn to be hanged. The noose was placed around his neck and the cart was pulled away, leaving Smith hanging. He dangled there for over fifteen minutes, still alive.John Smith somehow survived being hung from the gallows for fifteen minutes.The crowd begged for reprieve and Smith was cut down and soon recovered at a nearby home. According to Listverse, upon being asked what it felt like to be hanged Smith replied, “When I was turned off I was, for some time, sensible of very great pain occasioned by the weight of my body and felt my spirits in strange commotion, violently pressing upwards. Having forced their way to my head I saw a great blaze or glaring light that seemed to go out of my eyes in a flash and then I lost all sense of pain.”“After I was cut down, I began to come to myself and the blood and spirits forcing themselves into their former channels put me by a prickling or shooting into such intolerable pain that I could have wished those hanged who had cut me down.”In 1801 British citizen Joseph Samuel was sent to the penal colony in Australia for robbery. In Australia, he and some other men robbed a home and killed the security guard. In 1803 the authorities captured Samuel who admitted to the robbery but claimed he had not participated in the murder. As they had no evidence to convict the other men, Samuel took the brunt and was sentenced to hang.Read another story from us: Pancho Villa last words were “It can’t end like this. Tell them I said something”He was taken to Parramatta and when the rope was placed around his neck and the cart taken away the rope broke. The executioners strung another rope, but this time the rope became loose and Samuel was able to touch the ground. On the third try, the rope broke again. The Governor believed it was a sign from God and changed his sentence to life imprisonment.last_img read more