LIBRARY LINEUP Story Time With Peaches The Mini Horse on October 16

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult ProgramsCemetery Walk *RRSaturday, October13, 10 amThis year’s Stroll will focus on newer (post 1900) parts of the cemetery.  In honor of Italian Heritage Month, we will also point out the graves of a few of the Town’s more well-known Italian residents.  There’s a lot of Wilmington history to be found at the cemetery and we will share information along the way. Wear your walking shoes and bring your curiosity!”Staying Positive in the Job Search *RRMonday, October 15, 10 am. Charlie applied to hundreds of positions online and not a single bite! Sidney got to the final interview stage for several career opportunities and consistently struck out. Clarke simply gave up because nothing worked. Does this sound like you? We can help you avoid job search pitfalls like depression, anxiety and negativity. Join other job seekers who are in the trenches with you. Immediately put into practice stay-calm strategies so you can focus. Together, we will learn and comprehend the steps to staying positive in the job search. Taught by MassHire staff.Fall Wreath Workshop *RRMonday, October 15, 1 pm-3pm, $20Registration begins Monday, September 16 at the main deskNew season, new wreath! Decorate and take home a festive fall wreath to brighten your door or wall.  Wilmington resident and experienced crafter Dianna DiGregorio will lend her expertise and experienced eye in helping all create a beautiful arrangement.  All supplies provided including base, ribbon, and flora.Welcome to Wilmington Open House *RRMonday, October 15, drop in anytime between 6 pm-8 pmAre you new to Wilmington or have you lived here for a while and wish to know more about the community? Then please come to the Welcome to Wilmington Reception. Representatives from Town Departments, community groups, and local businesses will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions. This program is in collaboration with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.Coffee with a Cop *RRWednesday, October 17, 10 amDrop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer. Learn about the rights of the public as well as the roles and responsibilities of Police and Community in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.Strictly Sinatra *RRThursday, October 18, 2:30 pmTake a walk down memory lane with Mel Simons as he presents an entertaining video show of ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra. Mel Simons has been a regular on WBZ Radio for decades with his trivia show “The Audio Clip Trivia Quiz”.English Conversation Group (third Thursday) *RRThursday, October 18, 7pm-8pmPractice speaking English with fellow English language learners in a relaxed environment.  Open to all ability levels.  Led by ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald.Italian Genealogy *RRSaturday, October 20, 2:30 pmLearn practical and proven strategies for researching your Italian family history. The focus of the workshop will be on Italian emigration to the U. S. Learn how to trace Italian town of origin, how to locate records, how to research them in the US, and how to get started writing to Italy (for those whose records aren’t in the US). Led by Jenny Tonks, who held an Accredited Genealogist ® credential for Italian research for two decades. She is fluent in Italian and holds a BA in Family History-Genealogy from Brigham Young.Kids & Teen EventsBaby Laptime *RRMonday, October 15, 9:30 amJoin us for a morning of songs, tickles, bounces, and rhymes perfect for little pre-walking babies and their caregivers.  Infants-15 monthsMinecraft Mondays *RRMonday, October 15, 3:45 pmCome play Minecraft with other enthusiasts.  Grades 1-5.Special Mini Horse StorytimeTuesday, October 16, 10 amJoin Peaches the therapy mini horse for a fun horse themed storytime! We’ll read some horse stories, make a fun craft, and get to know Peaches the therapy horse! Ages 3-6Trivia Tuesdays *RR Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 pmShow us your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your pop culture knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks provided. Grades 6-12Kindergarten Book Club *RRWednesday, October 17, 3:45This book club is for Kindergarteners who miss storytime or those who love to be read to. We will read and discuss a few books together, then do a fun activity.  KindergartenNot a Fright in SightWednesday, October 17, 6:30 pmJeannie Mack performs songs, rhymes, and stories about pumpkins, trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, tickly spiders, and silly witches! Ages 3+First Look Book Group *RR Thursday, October 18, 2:30 pmWant to discover the next big thing in YA lit? First Look is for you! Hang out with other teen fiction aficionados and read books hot off the presses. Take home a book to keep after every meeting. Grades 6-123D Design and PrintFriday, October 19, 3:45pmJoin Technology Librarian Brad McKenna to design a file using TinkerCad that will be printed on our 3D printer. Grades 4-8Not-So-Scary Mini Movie Marathon *RRSaturday, October 20, 1-4:30 pmWatch two campy Halloween classics, conjure a spooky craft, and test your taste buds in an Oreo Identification Challenge! Grades 6-12Library NewsEnglish Conservation GroupA new English Conversation Group started this fall.  It meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 pm and is led by Wilmington Public School ESL Teacher and Program Coordinator Susan MacDonald. All who want to practice their English speaking skills are welcome.Book Store Next Door VolunteersThe Book Store Next Door is looking for adult volunteers to work as cashiers. Shifts are scheduled for either 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Two volunteers are assigned to work together during these shifts. For more information and a volunteer application go to These weekly listings are submitted by 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… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”last_img read more

Superbikes bandwagon makes inroads as high top end bikemakers unveil madeforIndia bikes

first_imgGreater Noida, Feb 11 (ANI): International bikemakers such as Harley Davidson, Triumph Motorcycles Yamaha and Ducati showcased their trendiest models to awe-struck Indian bikers at the 12th Auto Expo held in Greater Noida recently. The top end bikemakers displayed some machismo cruiser style and chopper designs targeting the domestic market.last_img

Rail Budget 2015 No Reduction in Already Low Train Fares Says MoS

first_imgA week ahead of the presentation of the Railway Budget, the Centre ruled out any possibility of cutting train fares, terming the current fares as ‘already low’.”It (fare reduction) will not be done. Fares are already low and the government is giving subsidy,” Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday.Sinha was fielding questions from reporters on the possibility of train fare reduction in the upcoming Railway Budget, which will be tabled in the Parliament on 26 February.The Minister noted that while the requirement of the ministry was high, the available resources were limited, and hence the rail budget would have a balanced tone, keeping public interest in mind.Sinha said a Bill to amend an existing law on empowering the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to file FIR will be tabled at the upcoming budget session of the Parliament, which begins on Monday. A Railway Protection Force (RPF) officer uses a sniffer dog to check bags of passengers before their boarding on a train at a railway station in Kolkata July 8, 2014. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government disappointed markets with its first major economic policy statement on Tuesday, promising to seek foreign and private funding for the railways but giving no details of how it would lure investors. India’s state-owned railways are the fourth-largest in the world. They have suffered from years of low investment and populist policies that have kept fares low.He articulated that while the Railways had its own security wing in the RPF, it was hamstrung by the inability to file an FIR for crimes which take place under the Railways’ jurisdiction, reported EconomicTimes.The minister also remarked that 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) has been introduced to allow for developing infrastructure and improve railway safety to overcome the resource crunch facing the largest Indian employer.last_img read more

Will Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty appear on Weekend with Ramesh 4

first_imgAnushka Shetty.PR HandoutThe fourth season of Weekend with Ramesh was kicked started last weekend and Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari, Dr Veerendra Heggade was the first guest of the show. Now, the audience are curiously looking forward to see who will be the next celebrity to appear on Ramesh Aravind-hosted show.The channel had already announced that they would try to bring in the likes of Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, SS Rajamouli, Rahul Dravid among many others, this season. But one star who the fans of the Kannada show would like to see on the show is none other than Baahubali actress Anushka Shetty.Like the aforementioned other celebrities, Anushka Shetty has her roots in Karnataka as she was born and brought in the state. After entering Telugu and Tamil films by chance, she went on to become a successful actress. Today, she is one of the most sought after actresses in South India. Hence, people want to know about her successful journey on Weekend with Ramesh 4. The 37-year old has not acted in Sandalwood film yet and appearing on a Kannada show will only double their joy.Rumours are rife that the channel has approached the actress, but it is still unclear whether she will be part of the show this season. Weekend with Ramesh is a show that tells the story of successful people from Karnataka. Sudeep, Darshan, Upendra, Shivaraj Kumar, Upendra, Ambareesh, SP Balasubramanyam, Ananth Nag, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Kashinath and many other people from Sandalwood have occupied the hotseat on the show.Not just people from film industry, but former Supreme Court judge N Santosh Hegde, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah among many others from different spheres who have been part of the show.It has to be noted that even commoners, who have made notable achievements in their fields, have  occupied the hotseat on Weekend with Ramesh. Weekend with Ramesh 4.PR Handoutlast_img read more

Huge blow to Indian workers as Saudi Arabia bans foreigners in 12

first_imgSaudi bans hiring of foreigners in 12 sectorsSTRINGER/AFP/Getty ImagesIn a move that would adversely affect many Indians in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s ministry of labor and social development imposed restrictions on foreign workers from working in 12 sectors there. Dr Ali Al-Ghafees, the minister of Labour and Social Development, issued a ministerial decision banning foreigners from working in 12 sectors from early September 2018, reports Financial Express. The latest move is part of a drive is to encourage companies in the kingdom to employ more Saudi citizens and reduce unemployment.The new rule would affect a large number of Indians and other foreigners who are employed in shops and showrooms in Saudi Arabia.  According to the Financial Express report, these are the 12 job sectors banned for foreign workers:• Sectors including car and motorbike showrooms, readymade clothes stores, home and office furniture stores, home appliances and kitchen utensils stores etc will be restricted to hiring foreigners from 11, September 2018.• Electronics stores, watches and clocks stores, and optics stores will be restricted for the hiring of expatriates from November 9, 2018.• Medical equipment and supplies stores, building material stores, auto spare parts stores, carpet selling stores, sweet shops will be restricted for hiring foreigners from January 7, 2019.last_img read more

Worst Season for Ozone in Houston Maybe Right Now

first_img Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:03center_img When air pollution from cars and industrial plants gets cooked by the sun it forms ozone. Breathing it can cause muscles in your airways to constrict.Loren Raun knows exactly what that will do some people in Houston.“We looked at ambulance data, “ says Raun, an environmental scientist at both the City of Houston and Rice University.    A few years ago, Raun and and a team of researchers used 911 data and found that even just moderately high ozone for a few days increased the risk of asthma attacks by up to 45 percent. Heart attacks went up four percent even with just a few hours of elevated levels.“It affects, both, all ages, children pediatrics with asthma and affects the older population with cardiac arrest,” Raun tells News 88.7.Raun said while many of us might think smog is worse in the summer, she says their research found that people got sick from it more when the seasons change.“If you were to look at the statistics at the ambulance treated asthma attacks for example you will see spikes that occur in the fall and in the spring,” says Raun.And so far this month, each day has shown elevated ozone in many parts of the Houston region with the highest spikes that exceed new, federal standards occurring on Houston’s west side and into Fort Bend County. Dave FehlingHouston does not meet US EPA limits for ozone pollution. Sharelast_img read more

Ultrahigh resolution images of butterfly wing crystals offer clues to how nanoscale

first_img(—An international team of researchers has taken another step toward understanding the process by which butterfly wing scales develop crystals that result in bright, vivid colors. In their paper published in the open-access site Science Advances, the group describes the methods they used to study the wing scale crystals of the hairstreak butterfly—a black and bright blue native of parts of Colorado and northern Mexico—and what they found. Photographs of T. opsenia, C. rubi, and P. sesostris butterflies adjacent to electron micrograph images of the nano-scale structures that lend each species their distinctive wing coloration. Credit: (c) Bodo Wilts Explore further Image of a single scale from a butterfly wing, showing color transitioning from red to green. Credit: (c) Bodo Wilts The researchers suggest the structure they witnessed in one species is likely found in others, and claim their results add to the understanding of gyroid development, while also offering clues regarding how cellular structures develop in other creatures such as mitochondria or chloroplasts. More information: Bodo D. Wilts et al. Butterfly gyroid nanostructures as a time-frozen glimpse of intracellular membrane development, Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603119AbstractThe formation of the biophotonic gyroid material in butterfly wing scales is an exceptional feat of evolutionary engineering of functional nanostructures. It is hypothesized that this nanostructure forms by chitin polymerization inside a convoluted membrane of corresponding shape in the endoplasmic reticulum. However, this dynamic formation process, including whether membrane folding and chitin expression are simultaneous or sequential processes, cannot yet be elucidated by in vivo imaging. We report an unusual hierarchical ultrastructure in the butterfly Thecla opisena that, as a solid material, allows high-resolution three-dimensional microscopy. Rather than the conventional polycrystalline space-filling arrangement, a gyroid occurs in isolated facetted crystallites with a pronounced size gradient. When interpreted as a sequence of time-frozen snapshots of the morphogenesis, this arrangement provides insight into the formation mechanisms of the nanoporous gyroid material as well as of the intracellular organelle membrane that acts as the template. © 2017 Journal information: Science Advances Highly magnified image of a single scale from a butterfly wing, showing the nano-scale arrangement of crystal structures called gyroids that are responsible for the structure’s unique optical properties. Credit: (c) Bodo Wilts X-ray snapshot of butterfly wings reveals underlying physics of color People of all backgrounds are captivated by butterflies—their bright colors and lackadaisical lifestyle of flitting from flower to flower tend to elicit smiles and warm feelings. And while a general understanding of the physical structure of the butterfly’s wings has been well documented, the process by which they arrive at their coloring has never been discovered—this is because it happens over the course of several days inside of their cocoons, where tiny cameras would not really work. In this new effort, the researchers report taking another step in the discovery process.Prior research has shown that butterfly wings are covered in scales with chitin crystals called gyroids on their surfaces—the gyroids reflect light in certain ways, creating the perception of colors. But how the gyroids develop to display colors is still unclear. In this new effort, the researchers took the closest ever look at the scales and gyroids using several imaging techniques, and report finding something new.Images taken using scanning electron microscopy, high magnification light microscopy and x-ray nanotomography revealed gyroids with a definite size gradient—and which were not interconnected. From the perspective of moving along a scale from one end to the other, the gyroids on the surface grow larger, which suggested a dynamic growth process. This finding casts doubt on prior theories suggesting that the gyroids were generated from what has been described as a “pre-folded template.” Citation: Ultra-high resolution images of butterfly wing crystals offer clues to how nano-scale structures form (2017, April 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

What is the value of using a hosted email service provider and

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. August 14, 2007 Using a hosted email service means that the burden of maintaining and securing the email server is not yours but the provider’s. You can concentrate on your business while the expert at email hosting concentrates on what they do best.Providers to consider are Microsoft OfficeLive (their premium offering), Google Apps, BlueTie, MI8 and many others.Ramon Ray, Editor and Technology Evangelist, min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Wearable Tech 5 Obstacles to Going Mass Market

first_imgOctober 22, 2013 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.center_img Wearable technology is on the path to ubiquity. Devices like Google Glass, Samsung Galaxy Gear and even the rumored Apple iWatch are just the tip of the iceberg.Every day, companies and engineers are dreaming up the next big thing.How quickly wearables become a part of our daily lives will depend on how quickly we can address the obstacles that are still keeping the technology from mass marketization. Here are the top five as I see them:1. Cost. Google Glass alone costs $1,500 and costly wearable products can alienate even early electronics adopters. If you want your product to have mass appeal, you must create an affordable device. This can only be accomplished by rethinking the manufacturing process to encourage developers to experiment with the biggest cost-driving components of wearables: display, energy and connectivity to name a few.Related: Get Ready: Wearable Tech Is About to Explode2. Power. It’s not convenient to take off your wearable device in the middle of the day and plug it in for charging. Wireless technology would allow charging wearable devices over long distances, as opposed plugging them into a stationary power source.Similarly, energy harvesting would allow generation of power through movement or thermal energy. Power solutions are critical to making wearable technology feel like a natural, consistent part of our lives.3. Perception.There is a high level of confusion over which tasks are best suited for existing devices versus which are best suited for new wearable devices. Smart watches are an example of this limitation. For many, checking email or answering calls on a 1.5-inch watch face is not nearly as appealing as a 5-inch screen on a smartphone.The incentive for using wearable technology lies in our perception of it. Wearable technology needs to solve problems and perform tasks not already solved by the dozens of larger, faster and proven devices in existence.Related: Samsung Galaxy Gear: A Smartwatch With Cool Features But Limited Appeal4. Functionality. The proposed functionality of Google Glass is intriguing, but how well does it work on a practical, day-to-day basis? Messaging friends, taking pictures and sending emails all through voice command is appealing, but can these devices perform under the stress of frequent, daily use?The issues of functionality are mostly ones that can only be resolved with time. For big wearable players, closing the disparity between intention and execution is a matter of ironing out the bugs in their products.5. Aesthetic. Wearables will become mainstream only if they are consumed in the same way as clothing. NFC (near field communications) rings, GPS sensor shirts and FLORA umbrellas must be thought about in the same way as regular jewelry, clothing and rain gear. Aesthetics must be a determining component in the design of wearables to encourage this pattern of mass market consumption.To bring together performance and design we must encourage the engineering market to develop pro solutions, as well as the “maker” movement to develop more accessible, unobtrusive designs using their aesthetic eye.Despite heavy-hitters like Apple and Google dominating technology news, wearables are not solely for the elite. There are involvement opportunities for all types of enterprises, and there are devices for all types of consumers and lifestyles. It’s only a matter of finding the right ones.Related: Wearable Devices Could Revolutionize the Way We Do Businesslast_img read more

Dutch telco KPN is making its online TV service av

first_imgDutch telco KPN is making its online TV service available on smartphones within subscribers’ households. The service is available to iPhone users from today, with Android phones to follow on August 6.The telco has also made UK channels BBC 1 and BBC 2 available via the service and will add the iTV online service on the iPad and Android tablets in the coming weeks.KPN last year made live TV services available on tablets and laptops. The service now includes 22 channels.last_img