Wolves boss Nuno: Time to up our standardsby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNuno Espirito Santo wants to see Wolves raise their standards as they continue to balance playing in the Europa League.The Molineux outfit grabbed their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday, defeating Watford 2-0 at home.They face Besiktas in Turkey on Thursday and Nuno doesn’t want to hear any excuses from his players.”We won the game, and I thought we were the better team,” he said”Our fans saw a good game, and we now have to raise our standards and improve.”On Thursday, we play against Besiktas. It’s tough.”But this is the reality. You play Thursday, and you travel. Not only me, every manager and team that is involved in European competition.”This is the growth of a natural thing. We started in the Championship, we had more difficulties in the Premier League, and now we are competing on Thursday and Sunday.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth to reward Ramsdale with bumper contractby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth are set to award goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a new contract.According to TEAMtalk, the England under-21 international is set to get a new deal that will double his wages.Ramsdale has starred in the Premier League for the Cherries, playing all eight clashes for Eddie Howe’s team.The youngster has beaten out the likes of Asmir Begovic and Artur Boruc for the starting spot.And it appears that his wages will reflect his current status in the squad a little more, if he decides to sign the renewal.
Brighton defender Dan Burn values his time with Darlingtonby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton defender Dan Burn values his time with non-league Darlington.The centre-half spent two years at the club as a 17-year-old playing in non-league for Darlington and he talked about what it did for his career.He said: “The people at Darlington were huge for me in terms of what they did for my career at the time.“The youth team manager, Craig Liddle, is someone that really stands out, and I still speak to him today.“He gave me the belief that I could play football properly full time, and not fall out of the game. I am very thankful to someone like that, because having that sort of belief can change your life.“He developed me loads, as I arrived at the club as an average footballer and he pushed me on to be better and reach the next level.“I also have to be thankful to Mark Cooper, who was the first-team manager at the time, as he gave me a good run in the team.“That was a brave decision by him considering my ability and age at the time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
OTTAWA – A budding cross-border data exchange with the United States is quietly helping Canada crack down on immigration violators.The federal government has flagged more than 1,000 possible cases of people overstaying their visas or committing other immigration infractions based on information provided by the United States, newly obtained memos show.Under a 2011 continental security pact, Canada and the United States agreed to set up co-ordinated systems to track the entry and exit information of travellers.The effort involves exchanging entry information collected from people at the land border — so that data on entry to one country serves as a record of exit from the other.Canada says the information will be helpful in everything from tracking known fugitives to responding more effectively to missing-child alerts.The federal NDP and privacy advocates are watching closely, however, out of concern the data could be used to build invasive personal profiles with little accountability.The data includes the traveller’s name, nationality, date of birth and gender, the country that issued their travel document and the time, date and location of their crossing.The first two phases of the program were limited to foreign nationals and permanent residents of Canada and the U.S., but not citizens of either country.Canada’s border agency has begun sharing information with U.S. Homeland Security about the thousands of American citizens who cross into Canada each day. Legislation being debated in Parliament would allow Ottawa to collect similar information about Canadians entering the U.S.But the newly disclosed memos say the preliminary phases are already helping Canada zero in on people who may be running afoul of immigration laws.Between June 2013 and October 2015, Canada received nine million exit records from the U.S., resulting in over 1,000 cases being referred to immigration officials. Such data is helpful in identifying visitors who stay in Canada longer than their visa allows.It can also establish that someone has left Canada, leading to cancellation of 26 immigration warrants and 69 removal orders during the period.The Canadian Press used the Access to Information Act to obtain the figures from the Canada Border Services Agency, a process that took 18 months. A complaint to the federal information commissioner helped dislodge the pages.The number of immigration enforcement actions is almost certainly larger than 1,000, given that the figures do not cover the most recent two years. However, the border agency was unable to provide updated numbers.Once the legislation is passed, information-sharing on all travellers crossing the land border will take place.Canada also plans to begin collecting information on people leaving by plane — something the United States already does — by requiring airlines to submit passenger manifest data for outbound international flights. This information would not be shared with the U.S.The border agency says the fuller data streams will improve monitoring of visa compliance.Canada also intends to use the information to track high-risk travellers such as fugitives, suspected terrorists, registered sex offenders, smugglers and exporters of illegal goods.In addition, the data will help verify whether people have complied with residency requirements and determine their entitlement to social benefits, which may require a presence in Canada.The NDP is skeptical of the need to expand information-sharing with the U.S. and wary of the implications for Canadians in the era of “false positives” that can land people in trouble or deny them entitlements, said Matthew Dube, the party’s public safety critic.“Mistakes can be very costly in those circumstances for people.”The program’s scope underscores the need for strong, clear rules concerning use of the data and steps to ensure its accuracy, said Tim McSorley, national co-ordinator of the Ottawa-based International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group.McSorley wonders whether the Canadian Security Intelligence Service would be permitted to sift through the files to try to discern travel patterns, given the spy service’s interest in datasets. “And then what are the protections that would be afforded there?”He would also like assurances that Canadians will be able to request and see copies of the travel data in order to correct any discrepancies.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter
Derek Jeter on Thursday delighted those New York Yankees fans lucky enough — or well-heeled enough — to go to his final home game. First he smashed a near home run (it ended up being a double) in the opening frame. Then he finished his Yankee Stadium career in storybook fashion with a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the ninth:In the minds of most Yankees fans, it was classic Jeter — The Captain stepping up in the clutch, like he’s been doing for years.Then again, Jeter has also had the misfortune of playing his entire career during the sabermetric boom, which for the longest time denied the very existence of a true clutch hitter. Contrary to pinstriped dogma, Jeter couldn’t be something that didn’t exist.Sabermetricians have since softened on that stance, and further research has shown there are players with a demonstrable ability to improve their hitting when it matters most. (Of course, most of those players are guys you’d never expect, provided you’re not a huge Scott Spiezio fan.) Sabermetricians have also devised ever more inventive ways to measure what it means to hit in the clutch, chief among them being Win Probability Added (WPA) and its derivatives.WPA measures the change in win probability resulting from each plate appearance, putting a number on how much every play moved the needle toward a win in either team’s direction. Naturally, clutch situations will carry more WPA weight, because those moments produce the largest swings in win probability; there’s even a metric called Leverage Index that tracks how crucial a given situation is relative to the average plate appearance in Major League Baseball.(To give an example of WPA in action, Jeter’s final plate appearance at Yankee Stadium began with a 69 percent chance of New York winning. When the plate appearance ended, the Yankees had a 100 percent chance of a win — having, you know, won the ballgame. Therefore, Jeter earned 0.31 units of WPA with that single, making it the most impactful hit of the game for the Yankees.)If you add up all of those incremental pieces of win probability throughout the season, you’ll arrive at the total estimated number of wins a player added at the plate, giving a great deal of weight to when the player’s numbers were produced.That’s WPA.But there’s also a way to measure what a player’s WPA would be if we didn’t weigh clutch moments so much heavier than ordinary ones. To do that, sabermetricians have developed WPA/LI, which divides a batter’s WPA by the average Leverage Index of all his plate appearances, effectively producing a context-neutral version of WPA.Because any discrepancies between the two metrics are necessarily driven by contradictions in performance between big and routine moments, the difference between WPA and WPA/LI has been used to quantify clutch performance. And Jeter — despite his reputation, despite hits like Thursday night’s game-winner — hasn’t hit appreciably better or worse in pressure situations than in typical ones.As is the case with a few notable advanced metrics, the “Clutch” figures at Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs don’t match up exactly (here, probably because of slight differences in the sites’ win probability models). But both data sets tell similar stories. According to Baseball-Reference.com, there have been 1,077 players to have 1000-plus career games since 1940, and Jeter ranks 634th in Clutch — right ahead of Nate McLouth, Nick Swisher and Shane Victorino. FanGraphs’ Clutch data only goes back to 1974, but among the 1,663 qualifiers with 1,000 or more plate appearances since then, Jeter ranks 639th, slightly outpaced by Deion Sanders. Relative to the universe of MLB players past and present, Jeter’s Clutch differentials are only remarkable for how unremarkable they are.Maybe that’s the point. This particular statistical conception of clutch focuses narrowly on just one definition of the term — how much a player’s numbers improved or declined in big moments — but ignores the baseline level of performance from which each player was starting. Sanders was a relatively mediocre hitter who was relatively mediocre in the clutch as well. By contrast, Jeter was a fantastic hitter (and not just “for a shortstop”) for most of his career, regardless of the circumstance, so it means something that he performed to his usual high standards in clutch situations as well. That’s how you end up producing as many career WPA as a Hall of Famer like Ernie Banks, for instance.If anything is puzzling about Jeter’s relatively average crunch-time metrics, it’s not the contrast against his game-raising reputation as Captain Clutch — a good amount of which was myth-making hooey anyway. It’s that his style of play has traditionally been quite conducive to outperforming one’s baseline statistics during high-leverage at bats. Running a regression between FanGraphs’ version of Clutch and its various component stats, including walk rate, strikeout rate, isolated power and speed score, the two metrics most strongly associated with a player’s Clutch number are a lack of strikeouts and a lack of power. Jeter’s career K-rate was 2.9 percentage points below the MLB average, and his career isolated power was 25 points below the norm, so you’d think he’d have a leg up in the clutch. Not so, say the statistics.But his curtain call at Yankee Stadium demonstrated those traits perfectly. On Wednesday, my colleague Jonah Keri wrote extensively about Jeter’s signature inside-out swing, and his propensity for going to the opposite field. About how Jeter perfected the art of going the other way through hours of practice, gaining the consistency required to shoot the ball precisely into the gap between the first and second basemen. It was fitting, then, that his walk-off single showcased all of that. Jeter the “technician” produced hits like Thursday night’s farewell stroke in clutch and non-clutch moments alike.
Prevention Magazine announced four new hires: Lori Powell (former food director at Real Simple and deputy editor, food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living) as food director; Cass Spencer (former deputy art director at people) as design director, Marybeth Dulany (most recently photography director for Health) as photography director and Mia Song (who has worked with Glamour, Men’s Health and Businessweek) as deputy art director. UBM TechWeb named Ed Grossman as executive vice president of InformationWeek Business Technology Network. In doing so, UBM is eliminating the traditional “publisher” role. Grossman comes to TechWeb from sister company UBM Medica, where he oversaw all digital media efforts as executive vice president. CurtCo Media tapped Jamie Rhind as vice president, associate publisher for Robb Report. Rhind was most recently senior vice president/group director at ZenithOptimedia. Former Thomson Reuters vice president of product development and strategy Mark Goodrich joins PCWorld | MacWorld as senior vice president of digital media. Legal publisher ALM named Scott Pierce vice president/group publisher for the ALM magazines division. He previously served as vice president of digital product development. Dave Freygang was promoted to senior vice president of Bonnier’s newly formed Special Interest Division, which includes nearly 40 brands such as Transworld SKATEboarding, Islands, Scuba Diving and Boating. Previously, Freygang was vice president, publishing for the TransWold and Water Sports titles.
WILMINGTON, MA — Greg Bendel is one of the six candidates competing for two 3-year Selectmen seats in this Saturday’s Town Election.Below are Bendel’s Closing Argument; his Q&A’s with Wilmington Apple; links to his supporters’ letters to the editor; the full video of the WCTV debate he participated in; his interviews with WCTV (video) and the Town Crier (written); and more.Closing ArgumentDear Fellow Residents:For the past three years I have had the honor of serving the residents of Wilmington as a member of the Board of Selectmen and I would like the opportunity to continue volunteering as a member of the board for the next three years. I grew up in Wilmington and have been the beneficiary of a lot of the wonderful things Wilmington has to offer. As an adult I have made it a point to give back to the community I love in any way that I can. I want to continue to represent residents in the same positive and respectful way that I always have. I am proud of the things that we have done over the past three years, but we still have much more to do. I recognize that like most communities in Massachusetts we have challenges that lie ahead, and we all know what they are. I want to be part of the solution to these challenges and I know that working together we can do more.When I first ran for Selectman, Andrea and I had no children. Two years later we are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Charlotte and Grace. They have given me a new perspective and have reaffirmed and even elevated, my commitment in working to ensure that Wilmington remains a great place to live, work, and raise a familyIt is an honor to serve the residents of Wilmington on the Board of Selectmen and it is a role I take very seriously. I take great pride in the way that I conduct myself and I like to believe that I lead by example. I am always willing to listen to others and never look to tear anyone down regardless if we differ in opinion. I have always been polite and treated others with respect, values that my parents instilled in me at a young age.I have been incredibly lucky to have the support of so many of my friends and neighbors. I can’t tell you how much your encouragement has inspired me over the past few years. Families have welcomed me into their homes, invited me to speak at different events and even held a rally on my behalf. I am thankful for everyone who has reached out to me via the phone and email and grateful for the two hundred homes and businesses who have requested to put a sign on their lawn. I really appreciate all the people who have stood out in the cold and held signs, despite the recent wet weather.Like most things in life, I know that very little gets done working alone. I believe that I have proven to be a team player and I look forward to continue working with others to get things done and keep the town moving forward in a positive direction. Our residents deserve nothing less. I humbly request you consider me for one of your two votes for a three-year term on the Wilmington Board of Selectmen this coming Saturday, April 27th. For more information about my candidacy and to find out where I stand on the major selectmen issues, please visit gregbendel.com.Thank you,Greg BendelOn The Issues (Q&A’s with Wilmington Apple)Is the Town of Wilmington heading in the right direction? Explain.Do I believe Wilmington is headed in the right direction? Yes, I do. Wilmington is a great place to live and we are fortunate to be able to offer something for everyone who lives here. Like many communities we do have challenges that we face. But, I believe that with the combination of a good Town Administration, countless volunteers and residents who are engaged in local government, we are prepared to face these challenges head on. First and for most Wilmington is a safe place for us to live thanks to the brave men and woman of our police and fire departments who work tirelessly day and night to keep us safe.For years Wilmington has taken a very fiscally conservative approach to budgeting which has resulted in a consistently strong bond rating, a healthy reserve in our rainy day accounts and we continue to be a great position when it comes to borrowing. Unlike most of the surrounding towns we have been able to offer many services to residents without additional fees such as free all day kindergarten, no fees for trash and recycling, no school transportation fees, no athletic user fees, top notch veteran, DPW and senior services in addition to a strong public school system.The current challenges we face are clear and I believe we have a plan to confront each one going forward. There are many areas in which we can improve on, and by working together and continuing to take proactive approaches to challenges, I’m confidant that we will keep moving forward successfully.Describe your past & present involvement with Wilmington’s town government (e.g., any appointed or elected positions, serve on any committees?) AND in the Wilmington community (e.g., volunteerism with non-profits, churches, schools, youth sports, etc.).One of the best things about Wilmington is that everyone does their part to get involved and volunteer their time in one way or another. I grew up in Wilmington and have been the beneficiary of a lot of the wonderful things Wilmington has to offer. As an adult I have made it a point to give back to the community I love in anyway I can. In addition to my full time job as a teacher and a coach at Shawsheen Tech, I am a proud member of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus. I was proud to work with the Local Heroes organization for may years packaging gifts for our brave troops stationed around the world. In 2011 I volunteered for the Wilmington 4.0 Committee with the goal of bringing a new Wilmington High School to town. I am an active member of the Shawsheen Tech Alumni Association’s Alumni Committee. I volunteered for the Wilmington Housing Authority from 2011-2016 and served as the board’s chairman from 2014-2016. During that time I worked with others to oversee Wilmington’s state run affordable housing, which is mostly located at Demming Way.In 2016 I was elected to the Wilmington Board of Selectmen where I have volunteered since. In my time as a Selectmen, I was proud to be a small part of the Wilmington Public School’s 2018 Superintendent Search Screening Committee and I was recently appointed to the town’s new Economic Development Committee which aims to promote Wilmington as a great place to operate a business. Over the years, I have volunteered for many local organizations such as the Knights of Columbus, the Wilmington Rotary Club, the Wilmington Relay for Life and the Brady Foundation to name a few. My wife and I take great pride in attending as many of the major events in town and helping out in anyway we can. As new parents, I look forward to volunteering in new ways like in the schools and in youth sports, just as my parents did before me.Do you/did you support the construction of a detox facility at 362 Middlesex Avenue? Why or why not? What do you say to residents who strongly disagree with your position?Over the past year I have heard arguments for and against this particular project. I listened carefully to different points of view, and watched all of the Board of Appeals meetings very closely to stay informed. It is important to note that as the appointing authority of the Board of Appeals, any lobbying of the Board of Appeals members by a Selectman could undermine the Board of Appeals’ decision. It could also put the Town at risk of a lawsuit by the applicant.In general, I support the right of any proposed business that wants to come to Wilmington to go through the Town’s regulatory process. In the case of the proposed detox facility, the regulatory process included a review by numerous Town departments and public hearings before the Planning Board and the Board of Appeals, so that residents could give their input or voice concerns, and of course give the applicant the chance to state their case. The application for 362 Middlesex Ave was ultimately denied by the Board of Appeals and as their appointing authority, I support their decision. To those residents who disagree with my approach, and to those who agree, I would say the same thing. If the Board’s decision is challenged by the applicant, I will defend the Board of Appeals decision in consultation with counsel.In September, the Wilmington Memorial Library hosted a month-long series of programs on civility to address a growing lack of civility in today’s society. In his latest newsletter, Town Manager Jeff Hull called for more civility in town when discussing controversial topics. If elected, what will you do to create more civility in Wilmington — online, at meetings, and in the community overall?On August 13th 2018, I was proud to vote for the signing of a proclamation to declare September 2018 “Revive Civility Month” in the Town of Wilmington. We live in an time where we need more civility in our country. If re-elected I will continue to do my part by being a positive role model for others. It is an honor to serve the residents of Wilmington on the Board of Selectmen and it is a role I take very seriously. I take great pride in the way that I conduct myself and I like to believe that I lead by example. I am always willing to listen to others and never look to tear anyone down regardless if we differ in opinion. I have always been polite and treated others with respect, values that my parents instilled in me at a young age. I have and will continue to encourage others to exercise civility so that we can work together to keep moving Wilmington forward.What do you feel should be Wilmington’s next TWO municipal or school building projects? Why do you prioritize these two projects over other projects?I believe that Wilmington’s next two future municipal building projects should be the construction of a North Wilmington Fire Sub Station and the construction of a new Buzzell Senior Center. A North Wilmington Sub Station is vital to the safety of the residents who live in that area. Specifically for those residents who live north of the train tracks, decreased response times could be the difference between life and death. Our Senior Center is bursting at the seams, and currently space is very limited. Built in 1935 as the Buzzell School, the current building is only 8,308 square feet in size and does not have room for all of the robust programs we currently offer and the facility lacks adequate parking. As our population gets older, participation at the Senior Center is growing rapidly and we have outgrown our current Senior Center. I believe we need to create the new and larger Senior Center that our senior population deserves. If I had a very close third choice, it would be the construction of a new Wildwood Elementary School. Built in 1955, it is the oldest of all of our schools, and our students will someday need to a new elementary school. This issue will need to be addressed in the very near future as well. I recognize that these projects will cost money, but they are crucial to our town’s future and we are fortunate that Wilmington has done a good job of preparing for capital improvement projects like these by putting money away in reserve accounts. These reserve accounts will allow us to take on a major project like one of these with very little or perhaps no added costs to residents.Are there any articles on this year’s Annual Town Meeting Warrant (https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/sites/wilmingtonma/files/uploads/2019_atm_warrant.pdf) that you currently plan to vote against? If so, which articles and why? And what ONE article would you most wish to bring to the attention of voters and ask that they support? There are many important articles on this year’s Town Meeting Warrant. I encourage all residents to attend our annual Town Meeting on Saturday, May 5th which will be held in the Joanne Benton Auditorium located within Wilmington High School. The Town Manger has determined that the proposed land in Article #46 is not surplus land and therefore should not be sold. I look forwarded to hearing more about the other petitioned articles from residents and having the opportunity to ask questions to the petitioners. I look forward to hearing the recommendations from the Finance Committee and the Planning Board on the petitioned articles as well. The article which I would encourage voters to support is our annual town budget which is Article #5. It is crucial that our town budget is passed so that we can continue to fund all of the services we provide to residents. Funding for our Police & Fire Departments, our School Department, DPW and all of our Human Services Departments depend on passage of Article #5.If you are elected, what are at least three big things that you hope to accomplish during your 3 years on the board? How would you accomplish these things?If re-elected the first thing I would do is maintain the level of civility that I have displayed since day one in office. Residents elected me to make tough decisions, sometimes decisions that some will disagree with. Those residents deserve to be treated with the same respect, regardless if we differ in opinion. I take great pride in knowing that I have always treated people with respect and I believe I have been a positive role model for others. I will continue to do what I believe is best for all of the people of our town, listen to residents feedback and make informed decisions, just as I have for the past three years. Like most things in life, I know that very little gets done working alone. I have proven to be a team player and I look forward to continue working with others to get things done and keep the town moving forward in a positive direction. Our residents deserve nothing less.I would continue to be a strong advocate for conservative budgeting. Massachusetts is an expensive place to live and Wilmington is no different. What makes us different is that we budget conservatively, spend wisely and save for the future. I want us to continue these things so that we can keep providing excellent services to the residents at no additional costs. Unlike most surrounding towns we do not pay fees for all day kindergarten, trash pickup, transportation to school and participation in athletics, just to name a few. Our residents get top notch services from our Elderly Services Department, Veteran Services Department, Recreation Department as well as our Library. The DPW does a great job of plowing our streets and keeping all of our parks clean in addition to so much more. Here in Wilmington we are fortunate to have the finest Police and Fire Departments around that keep us safe each and every day. I want to help maintain all of these high level services. Additionally, our savings in reserve accounts will position us to take on a large capital improvement project such as a North Wilmington Sub Fire Station, a new Wildwood Elementary School or a new Senior Center with little or no additional impact on residents. We have positioned our selves well to tackle whatever project the residents see fit to start planning for next.I plan to continue to be an advocate for upcoming infrastructure projects in our town. I voted to support three major infrastructure projects that will help with traffic issues and make some of our main roads more attractive to new businesses. The entire stretch of Rt. 38 from the Rt. 62 bridge to the Woburn line is being redone, the Butters Row Bridge is scheduled to be redone, and the intersection of Woburn Street and Lowell Street is scheduled to be redone, all in the next five years. Each of these projects are being paid for largely with state and federal money. I will continue to advocate for improving our roads and creating ways for residents who live on unaccepted ways to have thee opportunity to have their roads improved too. I will continue to support efforts to improve conditions at our North Wilmington Train Station. These are all examples of concerns that I have heard from residents over the past few years and I plan to continue addressing residents concerns going forward. I plan on accomplishing these things by working together with other elected officials, town employees and residents.If you would like to find out more about my candidacy please visit gregbendel.com.What grade would you give to Town Manager Jeff Hull for his performance over the past year? Why? Are you looking for a change in leadership at Town Hall?As a school teacher myself, I know that grades are not given, they are earned. Like all of us, myself included, there is always room for improvement. I know for a fact that our Town Manager puts in very long hours everyday and sometimes on weekends too. I would give our manager high praise for his work ethic and conservative budgeting. During our last negotiations with the manager I believe we came to a another conservative agreement which also includes a performance evaluation tool that the town never had before. Admittedly, the manager and I have had some disagreements over certain issues, but they have always been civil and we have always treated each other with respect. I have seen first hand that being the Town Manager is not an easy job and requires juggling many balls at once. I have also learned that the manger has an unbelievable staff that work with him behind the scenes everyday. The people who work in Town Hall and for our town departments are very hard working people who are extremely dedicated to our town. Without their help, the manager would not achieve the same successes he does now. Running a town requires a total team effort and the manager is just one part of that team. I believe the team of people we the residents have assembled are working very hard on our behalf, I support them, and they deserve high marks.If you would like to find out more about my candidacy, please visit gregbendel.com.(Editor’s Note: The above questions were submitted by readers. Each candidate was given the same amount of time each week to answer. These answers were previously published on Wilmington Apple over the past two months.)Letters To The Editor/EndorsementsSelectman Jonathan Eaton Endorses O’Mahony, Bendel & Caira For SelectmenFormer Selectwoman Judy O’Connell Endorses Greg Bendel For SelectmanFormer Selectman Lou Cimaglia Endorses Bendel & Caira For SelectmenFormer Selectman Mike Newhouse Endorses Bendel & Caira For SelectmenFormer Selectman Mike Champoux Endorses Bendel & Caira For SelectmenFormer Selectman Ed Loud Endorses Bendel & Caira For SelectmenWilmington Good Guy, Former Selectman Scott Garrant Endorses Bendel For SelectmanShawsheen Tech School Committee’s Robert Peterson Sr. Endorses Bendel For SelectmanSchool Committee Vice Chair Jennifer Bryson Endorses Bendel & Caira For SelectmenSchool Committee Member Steve Bjork Endorses Bendel, Caira & O’Mahony For SelectmenFinance Committee Member Marianne Gallezzo Endorses Bendel & Caira For SelectmenWilmington Firefighters Union Endorses Selectman Greg BendelWilmington Living Legend Jack Cushing Endorses Bendel & CairaDeb Smith Endorses Greg Bendel For SelectmanIf You Do The Homework, You’ll See That Bendel & Caira Are The Clear ChoicesA Vote For Bendel & Caira Is A Vote For Integrity, Hope & OptimismBendel & Caira Are Serving For The Right Reasons, Care About ALL ResidentsCaira & Bendel Have Displayed Integrity, Professionalism & AccountabilityBendel & Caira Are Trustworthy & Keep Their Campaign PromisesBendel Has A Proven Commitment To Helping SeniorsBendel is The Clear Choice, Dedicates His Life To ServiceBendel Impresses New Resident With His LeadershipResident Backs Bendel For Selectman, Praises His Efforts To Fix Unaccepted WaysWatch The DebateWatch The Debate at WCTV.org Wilmington Apple’s Debate CoverageTown Crier’s Debate CoverageLowell Sun’s Debate CoverageCandidate Conversation with WCTVSelectman Greg Bendel Discusses His Re-Election Campaign With WCTVWilmington Town Crier Candidate ProfileBendel seeks reelection to Board of SelectmenCampaign Announcement/OtherSelectman Greg Bendel To Run For Re-ElectionGreg Bendel Holds Successful Campaign Rally With Positive MessageCandidate’s Website & Social MediaWebsiteFacebookTwitterLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. 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$155 at Google Express Comment I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $60 at Best Buy What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Chris Monroe/CNET 7 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Robin Yanhong Li, CEO of Baidu, says the company will focus on AI to help it through tough times. VCG/VCG via Getty Images The new year’s pep talk delivered by Baidu’s chief executive for 2019 was a bit chilly. Robin Yanhong Li, CEO of China’s largest search engine, warned that “winter is coming” in a letter to employees regarding China’s economic growth slowing down, according to South China Morning Post. Baidu is the equivalent of Google in China. Economic restructuring is “as cold and real as winter to every company,” Li reportedly wrote Wednesday to staff. But “historical transformation of [artificial intelligence] is penetrating various various industries, unleashing enormous growth potential and room for upgrade.”Li also reportedly told employees through a famous Chinese proverb — “Only when the year grows cold do we see the qualities of the pine and the cypress” — that Baidu will step up its game and come out stronger while other companies are struggling to cope with the changing economic landscape in China. Baidu didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The “winter” talk isn’t new in China. The world’s second largest economy is slowing down faster than expected, according to a Wall Street Journal report in October. The report said China’s exports, economic performance and effects from the US-China trade war were all factors that contributed to Chinese market’s foreseeable “winter.””It’s high time that Baidu stepped forward,” Li reportedly said. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. See It $520 at HP $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $210 at Best Buy $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET See at Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview Best Buy Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Baidu,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Apple iPhone XS Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. 1 Read the Rylo camera preview $999 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Rylo See at Turo The Cheapskate Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Turo Read Google Home Hub review Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Comments $999 See It Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Read the AirPods review Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Sprint Tech Industry Digital Media Politics Internet Services Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET See it Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Tags TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Amazon
BSE closes points 145.80 up on Oct 215.3K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 145.80 up on Oct 215.3K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 145.80 points up to stand at 26,575.65. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 48.35 points up to stand at 7,879.40. BEML and JINDALSTEEL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.03% and 7.46% along with EDELWEISS and PIIND with an increase of 7.19% and 7.08% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SUZLON and EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. with a decrease of 4.97% and 4.57% along with SOUTHBANK and GUJRATGAS with a decrease of 3.79% and 3.34% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 113.23 points at 17,501.44 while the banking sector is up 223.04 points at 18,787.43 and the reality sector is up 37.88 points at 1,480.04. The Indian currency is down 0.05% at Rs 61.33 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 145.80 points up to stand at 26,575.65. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 48.35 points up to stand at 7,879.40. BEML and JINDALSTEEL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 17.03% and 7.46% along with EDELWEISS and PIIND with an increase of 7.19% and 7.08% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include SUZLON and EXIDE INDUSTRIES LTD. with a decrease of 4.97% and 4.57% along with SOUTHBANK and GUJRATGAS with a decrease of 3.79% and 3.34% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 113.23 points at 17,501.44 while the banking sector is up 223.04 points at 18,787.43 and the reality sector is up 37.88 points at 1,480.04. The Indian currency is down 0.05% at Rs 61.33 per dollar.
Snapping its three day winning streak, the S&P BSE Sensex fell 58 points on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious over the second quarter results of domestic companies.The Sensex closed at 27,306 points, down 0.21%, while the 50-share Nifty fell by 13 points, or 0.16%, to end at 8,261.”After enjoying three consecutive days of gains, the Indian equity market took a breather on Tuesday amid some profit booking around the 8300 mark. Indices failed to hold on to early gains as the Indian rupee lost strength against the US Dollar. The rupee yet again crossed the Rs65 per dollar mark in intra-day. However, the IT stocks were back in the limelight post the weakness in the rupee,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL.Muted global markets failed to lend support the domestic stock markets. Tracking the little gains in the US stock markets, Asian markets saw a mixed trend. While Japan’s Nikkei closed 75% higher, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 86 points.”We are in the consolidation phase. Probably, over the next 4-6 weeks we will be experiencing consolidation where the market would fluctuate between ups and downs without doing much,” Jyotivardhan Jaipuria, an independent market expert, told The Economic Times.Meanwhile, global rating agency Standard & Poor’s has kept its rating for India unchanged at the lowest investment grade “BBB-minus” with a “stable” outlook, citing low income and weak government fiscal position.The agency projected the Indian economy to grow by 7.4% this year. It expects the average growth of the economy to remain “just under” 8% between 2015 and 2018.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Power and IT were the top gainers, while Metal index was the top loser.While Reliance Power (5%), Tata Power (2.1%), TCS (1.5%), Infosys (1.3%) and Tata Motors (1.2%) were the top gainers among the Sensex stocks, Tata Steel (3.1%), Hindalco (2.7%), Cipla (2.2%), Reliance Capital (2.1%) and ONGC (1.8%) were the top losers.
Mohammad Khursheed/Reuters/Via PBSThe structure of the mosque is seen one day after a fire at the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas.A man convicted of torching a Victoria mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas.In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal arson, explosives and hate crime charges.Mark Di Carlo, Perez’s defense attorney, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.At his trial, prosecutors said that a “rabid hatred” of Muslims led Perez to set fire to an Islamic center in Victoria, destroying the building.Authorities asserted Perez aimed to terrorize Muslims along the middle Texas Gulf Coast and to cause damage and destruction.Perez, who denied involvement in the blaze, could have been sentenced to up to 40 years.The Anti-Defamation League reacted to the sentence with a statement from Gail Glasser, interim Southwest Regional Director, saying it “sends a clear message that crimes like these against Muslims and other religious groups will not be tolerated in Texas, or anywhere in the United States” and thanking federal, state and local agencies, investigators and prosecutors for using the hate crime law to prosecute this case. Share
With Navratras finally over, it is the time to gorge. So this food marathon organised by a south Delhi mall along with a food-based website couldn’t have happened at a better time. In all, there will be eight teams comprising three foodies each who will compete with each other in challenges that revolve around food. Food Sprint, as the festival is being called, will have some fun foodie games to whip up your appetite. There will be an ‘eating obstacle race’ which will give you a chance to win goodies and sweet hampers from food joints and restaurants. So foodies of the Capital, it is time to unite. Team up and get gorging! DETAILAt: Select Citywalk, SaketWhen: 26 October
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take legal action against a private firm for sending fake SMS alertssaying that different areas in the city have been identified as dengue-prone by the civic authorities. The message reads: “KMC has put your area on dengue alert. Ensure your family is safe. Spray Kala HIT Lime Fresh to kill deadly mosquitoes.” Criticising the alert, Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh said the KMC will take legal action against the firm. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”KMC has not sounded any dengue alert. It is a deliberate attempt to create panic among the people to increase the sale of their product,” Ghosh said. People started receiving the alert on their cell phones on Wednesday. Soon, KMC’s Health department was flooded with phone calls. Ghosh said for the past few years, some groups with vested interest were trying to create dengue panic in the city. But the reality is that the number of dengue cases has gone down considerably. He said a plan to combat the disease has been chalked out and the areas where there was dengue outbreak in 2018, have been identified. The civic teams are visiting those areas and talking to those afflicted with the disease. Rallies were held throughout the city on February 2 to create awareness among the people. The KMC is also constantly keeping in touch with the state Health department.
Brynhild VinskeiNetherlands-based multiscreen TV app provider 24i Media has named former Xstream chief marketing officer Brynhild Vinskei as chief markets officer.In her new role, Vinskei will be charged with heading up global sales and marketing activities for the company and play an instrumental role in the strategic development, expansion and growth of the company globally.At Xstream, she helped establish the company as a leader in OTT solutions.“We are delighted to welcome Brynhild as Chief Markets Officer at 24i. Brynhild brings extraordinary business expertise and marketing leadership, and is recognized in the industry for developing and executing strategies that have accelerated growth and created significant brand value. Her insight and industry knowledge will help us elevate the 24i brand, enable us to respond to the increasing demand for our services globally, and drive revenue growth across our entire product portfolio,” said Martijn Van Horssen, CEO at 24i.“I am thrilled to be joining the 24i team at such a pivotal time in the company’s history. 24i has been growing extensively over the past few years and is well poised for its continued growth ambitions, helping customers to create highly flexible, personalized and cost-effective TV app solutions across all devices. The consistent 50% yearly growth in sales, achieved through its innovative product stack, validates its commitment and passion to offer their customers future proof, best-in-breed technology. I look forward to applying my expertise to leverage industry trends and drive revenue growth, while being a part of an incredibly innovative, ambitious and close team,” said Vinskei.