Nova Scotia Museum Sites Make March Break Memorable

first_imgNova Scotia Museum sites will offer fun activities, unique events and engaging experiences that will make the March break memorable for the whole family. The break runs from March 12-20. “Museums foster all kinds of life-long learning experiences,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “With so many activities to choose from, I encourage families across the province to set aside a bit of time during the March break to explore our rich heritage.” At the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, visitors can push, pull, lift, drop and laugh as they learn how technology — and people — worked throughout the province’s history. Visit the museum’s new website at http://industry.museum.gov.ns.ca for a schedule of daily activities, such as theatre and music workshops. At the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg, visitors can walk along wharves, breathe in the salt air and experience one of Nova Scotia’s most celebrated fishing communities. Between March 14-18, daily activities at the museum will include art classes with marine artist Buz Baker, and sea shanty workshops with Stephen Ernst. At Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, visitors get a unique glimpse of the 19th century as they explore the authentic, living heritage site. Throughout the break, outdoor activities and hands-on fun is available, including hikes on the scenic nature trail, farm chores in the museum workshop and horse-drawn wagon rides, weather permitting. At the Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro, geology fans can enjoy half-a-billion years of rocks, minerals and dinosaurs in the recently renovated gallery. In addition to the interactive displays, the museum has daily crafts, games and programs, including a LEGO day on Saturday, March 19. At the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, visitors can continue to experience A T. rex Named Sue. Since opening Jan. 15, the exhibit featuring the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton yet discovered has wowed more than 50,000 people. Also in Halifax, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic hosts Passport to Adventure, a family program that teaches visitors about seafaring skills and traditions. Featuring fun sailor games, nautical crafts and storytelling circles, the Maritime Museum provides the perfect way to experience life at sea with no fog and dry decks. Established in 1868, the Nova Scotia Museum is one of the oldest provincial museums in Canada. Its 27 museum sites include more than 200 historic buildings, living history sites, vessels and close to a million artifacts and specimens. For information on the museums, activities, locations, admission rates and hours of operation, visit http://museum.gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

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Natural Resources committee meeting today to talk about pipeline decision

first_imgOTTAWA – Federal MPs on the natural resources committee will meet this afternoon for an emergency session to discuss last week’s game-changing court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The meeting comes at the request of the three Conservatives and one New Democrat MP who sit on the committee.A federal court last week ruled consultation with Indigenous communities was not robust enough for the approval to be valid.The court also said the National Energy Board hadn’t properly considered the impact of an increase in oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia that will result from an expanded pipeline.The same day, Kinder Morgan shareholders voted to approve the sale of the existing pipeline and other assets to the federal government for $4.5 billion.Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs says the government needs to explain whether it took into account the risk this court decision would come down as it did when deciding the only way to get the pipeline built in the presence of investor jitters was to nationalize it.last_img read more

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Minister Valcourt to meet with AFN National Chief Bellegarde

first_imgAPTN National News OTTAWA–Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has agreed to meet with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde in the wake of the deadly fire on a Saskatchewan First Nation that left two children dead.Valcourt’s office said Tuesday the minister would meet with Bellegarde who requested the encounter in a letter sent Friday.The time and location for the meeting is still being worked out with AFN officials, said Valcourt’s spokesperson Emily Hillstrom in an email.The AFN issued a statement from Bellegarde saying an immediate meeting was necessary.“Our letter to the minister calling for an immediate meeting is because of the urgent need to protect First Nations families and children,” said Bellegarde’s statement. “That’s our focus going into the meeting and we’re seeking a shared commitment for action and change.”Bellegarde sent the letter requesting the meeting to Valcourt via fax on Friday. Bellegarde said in the letter he wanted to discuss lifting the two per cent cap placed on yearly funding for First Nations.Bellegarde said the cap has left many First Nation communities struggling with limited resources which creates situations like the tragic one last Tuesday on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation.“The situation is at a crisis level and the reasons all point to the fact the government of Canada provides insufficient funds to First Nations to adequately provide their members a safe and healthy environment,” said Bellegarde, in the letter. “The time is now to work together to address the challenges facing First Nations in terms of fire prevention and protection. Directly related to this is an open and honest discussion on lifting the 2 per cent cap on First Nations funding.”Valcourt has blamed Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation for not having the ability to fight the fire last Tuesday that killed the two children. Facing questions from the NDP during question period Thursday, Valcourt said his department was giving First Nations adequate resources to deal with things like fire prevention and firefighting.“This particular band has received consistent funding for fire protection services,” said Valcourt. “And the fact of the matter is that each band council is responsible for fire protection on the reserve…That First Nation, like others, received sufficient funds to deal with fire safety.”Bellegarde said in his letter there was no point in blaming First Nations.“It is not the time to play politics or blame First Nations that are trying to do what they can with inadequate resources,” said Bellegarde. “That will not change the outcome of these tragic events.”The Chretien Liberals imposed the two per cent cap in the mid-1990s. Under the cap, overall funding for First Nations can’t grow more than two per cent a yearThe Loon Lake volunteer fire department did not respond to the fire in Makwa Sahgaiehcan because the band was three months behind on its fire bill.Local RCMP officers were the first responders on the scene and they saw the biological father bring his two-year-old boy and 18-month-old daughter out of the burning home.Valcourt’s office says the department gave Makwa Sahgaiehcan $34,000 for fire prevention and services in the 2014-2015 fiscal year.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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Ottawa police seek information on events leading to death of Inuit artist

first_imgAPTN National NewsInuit artist Annie Pootoogook was identified as the woman found dead in Ottawa’s Rideau River earlier this month, said Ottawa police.Police issued a statement asking the public for information on the last movements of Pootoogook.Pootoogook was 46.Her body was found on Sept. 19 at about 8:50 a.m. near Bordeleau Park in an area of Ottawa known as Lowertown, police said.–more to comelast_img

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UN calls for global sixweek truce during next summers Olympic Games

In a resolution co-sponsored by all 193 Member States, the General Assembly exhorted all nations to observe the Olympic Truce individually and collectively for six weeks, starting with the opening of the XXX Olympiad on 27 July and ending with the closing of the XIV Paralympic Games for disabled athletes on 9 September.It called on Member States “to cooperate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee in their efforts to use sport as a tool to promote peace, dialogue and reconciliation in areas of conflict during and beyond the Olympic and Paralympic Games period.”The resolution has itself become a tradition at the UN, being passed every two years preceding the holding of the Summer and Winter Games respectively.“The fact that the resolution was co-sponsored by all 193 UN Member States shows how much they support the idea of mobilizing the unique potential of sport to advance development and peace objectives, thus providing all actors – including the UN, governments, NGOs (non-government organizations), sports federations – with an ever stronger basis for continuing to leverage that power and to strengthen their collaboration.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development Wilfried Lemke said.Lord Sebastian Coe, double Olympic gold medallist and chair of the London 2012 Organizing Committee, introduced the resolution on behalf of the United Kingdom. “It would be folly to suggest that sport provides a complete answer, a panacea for all our social ills,” he said. “But it can and does help to mend broken communities, rebuild trust, rediscover self-respect, and foster the values at the core of our common humanity.”In conjunction with the resolution’s adoption, Mr. Ban met today in Geneva with Lord Michael Bates of Langbaurgh, a UK parliamentarian who has walked over 3,000 miles through 17 countries from Mount Olympus in Greece to London to raise awareness of the truce and advocate for serious and meaningful consideration of its core concept. Mr. Ban praised Lord Bates’ initiative, calling it a valuable contribution to implementing the truce concept and values, and to leading by example in showing that passionate and committed individuals can make a valuable contribution to world peace. 17 October 2011The United Nations today called for the traditional age-old truce to be observed during next summer’s Olympics in London, urging warring parties around the world to lay down their arms as the Games’ ancient Greek founders did some 2,700 years ago. read more

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Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday.The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially melted in 1979, an event that changed the way Americans view nuclear technology.The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined there would be no significant impact from extending the license to store the core at the 890-square-mile (2,305-square-kilometre) site that includes Idaho National Laboratory.“No significant radiological or non-radiological impacts are expected from continued normal operations,” the commission said about its finding.The agency would also have to complete a safety evaluation report before renewing the license. Commission spokesman David McIntyre said that will likely happen in the next several days.Holly Harris, executive director of the Idaho-based nuclear watchdog group Snake River Alliance, wasn’t immediately available to comment.The Energy Department site sits atop the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a Lake Erie-size underground body of water that supplies cities and farms in the region with water.The new license would be good through 2039, four years past a deadline the Energy Department initially set with Idaho to remove the radioactive waste.State and federal officials say the waste could still be shipped out of Idaho ahead of the 2035 deadline and would not affect the 1995 agreement that contains penalties for missed deadlines.Idaho is already fining the Energy Department for missing a deadline involving radioactive liquid waste stored at the site.It’s not clear where the Three Mile Island waste could be moved, as the U.S. doesn’t have a designated repository.The U.S. Energy Information Administration says there’s some 77,000 tons (70,000 metric tons) of spent nuclear fuel stored at commercial nuclear sites around the country because there’s no place else to put it.The Department of Energy said no additional material would be added to the waste storage site in Idaho.The previous license expired in March. It said the maximum amount of Three Mile Island debris that could be stored at the Idaho site was 183,000 pounds (83,000 kilograms) of damaged nuclear fuel assemblies and 308,000 pounds (140,000 kilograms) of material removed from the reactor vessel.Court battles between Idaho and the federal government culminated with the 1995 agreement requiring the Energy Department to clean up the Idaho site as well as prevent the area from becoming the nation’s nuclear waste dump.Exelon Generation, the company that owns the remaining nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island, has said it will shut down the facility by the end of this month.The company blamed economic challenges and what it said are market flaws that fail to recognize the value of nuclear plants.Keith Ridler, The Associated Press read more

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UN offices in Pakistan attacked following air strikes against Afghanistan

When the UN learned of the military action unfolding in Afghanistan, it instructed all staff in Pakistan to remain at home, “therefore, none of our personnel in Quetta were present when an agitated crowd forcibly entered UNICEF [UN Children’s Fund] offices there and set it on fire,” said Eric Falt, the Director of the UN Information Centre in Islamabad. He told the press that the building was “substantially damaged” and five UNICEF vehicles were extensively burned. Today, groups also demonstrated in front of the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Special Mission for Afghanistan (UNSMA) in Quetta, smashing windows. Mr. Falt said the UN had requested extra security in Quetta, as well as in Peshawar.”Despite all these constraints of various kinds that we are encountering, we have to remain operational as much as possible, and focus on the task and the mandate that we have,” he said. “This means trying to continue humanitarian assistance to the people inside Afghanistan and preparing for a possible outflow of refugees into neighbouring countries, starting with Pakistan.” UNHCR spokesman Yusuf Hassan said the agency was “racing against time to get essential supplies in place and sites developed for an initial influx of Afghans into the neighbouring countries.” He added that UNHCR was prepared to provide shelter in tents and blankets for up to 1 million new arrivals. A spokesman for the World Food Programme (WFP), Khaled Mansour, said the agency was curtailing its food deliveries into Afghanistan “for the time being, but movement of food inside the country still continues and stocks exist.” A convoy of 14 trucks carrying 525 tonnes is scheduled to arrive in Herat before the end of the week. read more

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Meyer other Big Ten coaches welcoming challenge of nine conference games

OSU Coach Urban Meyer sounds his whistle before the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorIn 2013, the Big Ten Conference released the 2016-17 schedules for football, along with plans for a nine-game conference schedule for each of its 14 teams. The adoption of the schedule brought the Big Ten in line with the Pacific-12 Conference and the Big 12 Conference, and brought about discussion of the rest of the Power 5 conferences adopting a similar conference.Nebraska coach Mike Riley praised the approaching nine-game conference schedule at Nebraska’s Monday press conference according to Brian Rosenthal of Huskers.com. Riley is familiar with the format, after spending time with the Pac-12 as the head coach of Oregon State.“I like it this way,” Riley said. “I know you have to play everybody in your division, and since our conference is so big, I think having those other league games that aren’t in your division are good games for everybody to play in and to watch.”With the addition of an extra in-conference matchup, the resume for a team vying for a spot in the College Football Playoff can be bolstered by a win against a team within its league. The spot taken by the extra Big Ten game will replace one out-of-conference opponent.The three previous opponents of the fourth nonconference game for OSU have been Florida A&M, Cincinnati and Western Michigan. All games resulted in wins for the Buckeyes.When asked about his viewpoints on the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coastal Conference adding an extra intraleague game, OSU coach Urban Meyer felt Riley had a point. However, he also said he doesn’t worry much about anyone other than the Buckeyes.“I’ve given it zero thought. I think coach (Mike) Riley’s got a good point there,” Meyer said. “But I couldn’t tell you what conferences do and what conferences do not.”Unlike recent years, including this season, the change in the number of conference games has also changed the format of the schedule. Most Buckeye fans are used to having all out-of-conference games to start the season before opening Big Ten play, but this isn’t the case anymore.For instance, OSU will open against Indiana in Bloomington before returning to Ohio Stadium for a matchup against Oklahoma. In 2018, OSU begins the year against Oregon State before facing Rutgers in the second game of the year.With the new format and longer Big Ten schedule looming, Meyer knows how important the next nine games will be. With five teams currently ranked within the top 20, the difficulty level is high for the Buckeyes.“I think our conference is very strong right now,” Meyer said. “Our division is, has to be one of the strongest if not the strongest in college football.”OSU opens Big Ten play after a bye week. The first in-conference foe for the Buckeyes is Rutgers at home next Saturday at noon. read more

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Rapper MGK thrown out of Microsoft Store for damaging laptops during performance

first_imgMicrosoft doesn’t mind holding the odd corporate event in its official Microsoft Stores, but last week it went a bit wrong and apparently saw several laptops damaged.The event was being held in Microsoft’s Atlanta store and was hosted by rap magazine The Source. They (not Microsoft) hired hip-hop rapper Machine Gun Kelly a.k.a. MGK to perform in the store. He obliged, but what Microsoft Store staff and security didn’t appreciate was when he started jumping up on the tables in the store during his performance.Those tables all has expensive Windows laptops on them, and MGK apparently stepped on at least 5 of them. Attempts by Microsoft employees to get him down off the tables were met with profanity from the wrapper, with the key sentence being, “F*ck these computers.”That led to MGK’s microphone being cut off, him refusing to get down, followed by him being begrudgingly escorted out of the store while those watching him looked on a bit bemused.I’m sure MGK will be buying Apple in the future, The Source won’t get another corporate event happening in a Microsoft Store again, and Microsoft management will want to forget the whole incident and get some money back for the damage caused. In the end, this didn’t look good for anyone involved.It’s difficult to see exactly what damage was caused due to the people standing around the tables. But with him being a grown adult, and the speed at which he was moving around, his body weight on a laptop would surely crack the screen or at least bend the casing.More at AllHipHop.com, via Business Insiderlast_img read more

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2019 Wilmington Memorial Day Full Schedule Of Activities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is the full schedule of Memorial Day activities in Wilmington, provided by the Wilmington Veterans Department.Saturday, May 25, 20198:00 A.M. Decoration of Veterans’ Graves at Wildwood Cemetery (Public invited)10:15 A.M. Decoration of all Squares and Memorials (Public invited)Families of Veterans with Parks/Squares/Memorials are invited to attend(Please refer to Sunday’s schedule for the order in which they will be decorated)Starting at Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial- Wilmington Memorial LibraryTaps will be played at all squares by Ken MichaudSunday, May 26, 201910:00 A.M. Veterans’ Mass at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, WilmingtonRededication of Parks, Squares, and Monuments1:00 P.M. Police Station Monument (Public invited)Memorial Shrine – St. Thomas of Villanova (public invited)1:15 P.M. Town Common Reading of all squares and names (Public invited)At Veterans Monument on Town Common – Rededication of Following Squares:Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial – Wilmington Memorial LibraryRobert W. Parent Memorial – Old Town Hall, Middlesex AvenueRogers Park – Middlesex Avenue by Town PoundRonald Eaton Square – Glen Road and Main StreetMissing at Sea Sailors – Silver Lake at Main StreetJohn F. Landry Jr. Memorial – Main Street at Silver LakeAntonio Gagnon — Main Street at Silver LakeJohn J. Fullerton, Jr. Memorial – Grove AvenueRichard Welch M.I.A. Memorial – Main Street and Bridge LaneNee Park – Burlington Avenue and Chestnut StreetBerrigan Park – Lower Main Street and Cook AvenueWilmington Veterans Memorial at Yentile Farm — Cross StreetJohn A. Rich Memorial – Lowell Street near TextronVeterans Memorial Bridge at Lowell StreetDrew Square – Woburn Street and West StreetButterworth Square – Federal at Concord StreetRegan Park – Salem StreetOld Soldiers Lot – Wildwood CemeteryWWI Cannon – Wildwood CemeteryMonday, May 27, 20199:30 A.M. Parade formation – Adult Groups at Market Basket Parking Lot**All Youth Groups at Wilmington House of Pizza**10:00 A.M. Parade Starts – Main Street to Church St. to Middlesex Ave. to Wildwood Cemetery. (All cars use the Wildwood Street Cemetery Entrance.)Division IWilmington Police Honor Guard, Wilmington Fire Dept. Color Guard, Town Officials and Dignitaries, WHS Band, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2458, Constitution Island United Navy Sea Bees, Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 136, DAV Chapter 110 Wilmington/Tewksbury, Wilmington Minutemen, Boy Scouts of America Troop 136 & Pack 136 & Cub Scouts Pack 56, Boy Scouts Troop 56, American Legion Riders – CambridgeDivision IIAleppo Temple Shrine, Wilmington MADivision IIITewksbury/Wilmington Order of Elks, Tewksbury/Wilmington Emblem Club, Wilmington Friendship Lodge AF and AM, Wilmington Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus and 4th Degree Honor Guard, Wilmington Combined Intermediate School Band, Wilmington Rotary, Lions Club, Wilmington United Methodist ChurchDivision IVThe Dance Company, Wilmington Recreation Tee Ball, Wilmington Youth Soccer, Wilmington Boys and Girls Basketball, Silver Lake Tae Kwon Do, Academy of Traditional Karate and A.T.A., Black Belt Academy, Wilmington Dance Academy, Children’s Theatre Workshop, Lorraine Spada School of Dance, Wilmington High School cheerleaders and Pop Warner cheerleaders, Wilmington Youth Lacrosse, Cub Scout Pack 361Division VWilmington Elementary School Band, Junior and Cadet Girl Scouts, Brownies, DaisiesDivision VIAll other vehicles11:00 A.M. Veterans’ Lot and Soldiers Monument – CeremoniesFlag Ceremony – All Color GuardsThe National Anthem sung by Wilmington High School Acapella Group ‘Soundscape’Invocation – Rev. Fiske, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal ChapelMaster of Ceremonies – Lou Cimaglia IV, Director, Department of Veterans’ ServicesIntroduction of Dignitaries: Gold Star Families351 Project Ammassador Melanie Mytych 8th Grade WMS StudentPlacing of Wreath: Family of Elmer Drew, Killed in Action in WWIIMusical Presentation – Wilmington High School BandLincoln’s Gettysburg Address read by 8th Grade WMS Student Lucas GorhamPoem read by 8th Grade Wilmington Middle School student Alexis EdwardsWilmington Veterans Roll Call of Killed in Action/Missing in ActionRifle Volley – Wilmington’s Police Department Rifle TeamCannon Volley – Wilmington MinutemenTaps – Trumpeters from Wilmington High School Music DepartmentBenediction – Rev. Fiske, St. Elizabeth’s Epioscopal ChapelParade Regroups – Marches out Main Gate to Middlesex Ave. to pass in review at the Fourth of July BuildingNOTE: ALL YOUTH GROUPS AT THE WILMINGTON HOUSE OF PIZZA WILL BE PLACED IN DIVISION IV AND V BEFORE ANY VEHICLES. Hot dogs at the Fourth of July Building after parade for all children who march, provided by The Town of Wilmington.*ALL VEHICLES WILL BE BEHIND CHILDREN.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Invites Residents To Participate In Memorial Day Observances (FULL SCHEDULE)In “Government”2017 Wilmington Memorial Day Full Schedule Of ActivitiesIn “Government”2016 Wilmington Memorial Day Full Schedule Of ActivitiesIn “Government”last_img read more

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NOW HIRING Wilmington Elderly Services Veterans Departments Seeks Caseworker Program Coordinator Assistant

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is seeking a Caseworker Program Coordinator Assistant at the Elderly Services & Veteran Services Departments. The job listing is below:Unit: NON-UNION – MS 4-1 – Full Time Benefits EligibleReporting To: Director of Elderly Services and the Director of Veterans’ ServicesSalary Range: $844.19/weekly – $1,068.18/weeklyLocation: Elderly Services & Veterans’ Services DepartmentHours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 35 Hours per week. May be required to be available for after hours events.Application Deadline: Open Until FilledDefinition:The Caseworker/Program Coordinator Assistant for the Town of Wilmington performs responsible technical work in providing outreach services to Wilmington veterans, senior residents and their families. The Caseworker/Program Coordinator will collaborate with the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services and the Wilmington Veterans Services and works under the supervision of the Director of Elderly Services and the Director of Veterans’ Services.Distinguishing Characteristics:– Works under supervision of Director of Veterans Services.– Works under supervision of Director of Elderly Services.– Provide ongoing feedback to Director of Elderly Services and Veterans Services Director regarding the needs of senior residents, veterans and their families and make suggestions for meeting those needs.– Refer identified need(s) to Elderly Services Director, Veterans Services or appropriate agency.Examples of Work:– Follow up in-home and/or office visits with elders/veterans to assist them in defining their needs and facilitate access to appropriate services.– Offer information and referrals on diverse topics in both departments’ programs and services and community resources in person, in writing and via telephone.– Follow up on service plans of elders/veterans.– Assist in providing advocacy for elders/veterans in need of services and/or benefits.– Ability to inform elders/veterans of all the benefits they are eligible for and assist them with gathering the information they need to apply.– Assist elders/veterans to complete applications for supplemental services or other benefits such as Fuel assistance, Massachusetts General Law Chapter 115 processing and Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP).– Assist in department monthly reports.– Assists with other activities and programing with the Elder Services and Veterans.– Other duties as assigned and services as required.MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field.Two or more years’ experience working directly with the elderly/veterans in a community setting or a directly related experience.QUALIFICATIONS:– Valid MA motor vehicle operator’s license.– Good written and oral skills.– Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.– Highly dependable and flexible.– Attention to detail.– Extremely organized and exceptional time management.– Team player.– Familiarity with area programs and services available to the aging/veterans.– Computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office Word and Excel skills. (spreadsheets)WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Work is generally performed inside a building. Work environment is characteristic of an office environment, with even walking surfaces and generally low noise levels. Noise levels may be elevated during certain programs or performances that may be scheduled in the building.The work is generally of an intellectual nature. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to stand and sit for prolonged periods. Frequently required use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reaches with hands and arms, bends, stoops, kneels, and/or crouches. Specific vision abilities required include close and medium distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear normal sounds, distinguish sound as voice and communicate through human speech. Required to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds. This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard, computer mouse, telephone, fax, copier, writing tools, scissors, and other standard office equipment.To Apply:Submit resume, cover letter and completed application to:Town Manager’s OfficeAttn: Kerry Colburn-DionAssistant Town Manager/Director of Human Resources121 Glen RoadWilmington, MA 01887or via email at:jobs@wilmingtonma.govIf submitting by email please use “Caseworker/Program Coordinator Assistant “in the subject line. Resume, cover letter and completed application may be attached as a PDF to the email. Please note, we will not reformat or fix formatting issues if sending electronically in a file type other than PDF.EOELike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington DPW Seeks Senior ClerkIn “Government”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Senior Center Seeks Elderly Services AssistantIn “Business”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Senior Center’s September NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more

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The Gifted Season 2 Episode 12 Recap They Blew it All Up

first_img ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For As we draw ever closer to the end of The Gifted’s second season, the Mutant Underground’s situation only feels more hopeless. This is how the season begins to make its way towards the finale: By blowing up both alliances and people. Yeah, this was an emotional episode, and nobody is in a great place by the end of it. Most of the action revolves around the big meeting. Evangeline is getting all the leaders of the Mutant Underground together to discuss a team-up to fight the Purifires and the Inner Circle. She wants the Morlocks in on it to because they’re going to need all the help they can get. Blink is the only one who isn’t sure about this plan, but the meeting is going down whether anyone likes it or not.Which is exactly the problem. Evangeline apparently wasn’t all that subtle when she rounded up the rest of the Mutant Underground leaders. Reeva Payge knew the meeting was going down, and already had a plan in place. Remember that top secret mission she recruited those assassins for? The one Polaris spent all of last episode trying to find out? Well, it takes her almost the length of this one too, meaning her warning comes in just too late. While the assassins remain cagey about what exactly they’re going to do, she appeals to the dude’s ego enough that he brags “we’re going to slay a dragon.” They plan to attack the meeting and kill Evangeline.Sean Teale, guest star Michael Luwoye and Blair Redford (Photo Credit: Steve Dietl/FOX.)Polaris delivers the news to Eclipse, who’s taken his branch of the Underground on a detour to pick up Erg. That detour probably saved their lives. Thunderbird drives as fast as he can to warn Evangeline, but it’s too late. They show up to a smoldering building and a whole lot of body bags. Erg peaces out immediately, and if losing all their allies wasn’t bad enough, there’s one more blow in store for Thunderbird. Blink realizes that he’s going to keep pushing himself no matter what, and fears that’s eventually going to get him killed. She decides she can’t watch him die, so she leaves the Underground completely to join the Morlocks. It’s a real rough day for everyone.It would have been real easy for this to feel like Blink’s actions come out of nowhere, but this episode did some work to make it land. In the second season, The Gifted’s become a lot better about incorporating the opening flashbacks in ways that matter. They don’t just set the tone of the episode, or let us know what character we’ll be focusing on. In this case, it let us know exactly why Blink would react this way to seeing the man she loves constantly run into potentially fatal situations. When she was a kid, she grew up in a foster home under a violent, abusive foster parent. One especially bad night, she made a portal for her and a friend to escape. But the friend wants to go back. She knows if they don’t, he’s just going to take out his rage on the other kids. She convinces young Blink to send her back inside the house, where her abuser kills her. That’s some heavy subject matter even for this show. It’s also totally understandable that Blink still carries that trauma with her. And why she isn’t keen on going through it again with her lover.Blair Redford and Jamie Chung (Photo Credit: Steve Dietl/FOX.)Really, everyone but Reed gets a really good, emotional story this week. Reed just freaks out over his grandparents’ music box and finds the Von Strucker letter that Lauren’s been translating. That’s it. You really wonder why they felt the need to spend screen time on it. Espcially when Lauren and Kate’s story is so entertaining. I know this is probably the thousandth time a couple characters have been sent off to gather information, but it leads to the episode’s one big action scene. Lauren and Kate go back to Kate’s brother to try and figure out the connection between the Inner Circle and Benedict Ryan. He’s a lawyer for the Department of Homeland Security. After he gets over the shock of seeing the sister he thought was dead, Lauren and Kate convince him to help.The next time they meet up with him though, he’s wearing a wire. Someone got to him. He has a change of heart, and shares what little he’s learned before Sentinel services shows up. All he was able to find out was that Benedict Ryan is the secret leader of the Purifiers. I mean, we already knew that, but the Underground didn’t, so that’s something. The bigger revelation comes when he tells them why he couldn’t find anything on Reeva Payge. As soon as he mentioned her name, he was in handcuffs. Hence the wire. Whatever Reeva and Ryan are planning, they’ve compromised multiple government agencies. That revelation made an already scary world much scarier. And that’s a feeling I’m glad to have as we gear up for the season finale. Also, that shootout with Sentinel Services was just cool. I’d watch a whole episode of Lauren energy-blading cars and Kate shooting at cops.Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind and Stephen Moyer (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX.)The Gifted is really moving now, and I only hope it maintains this momentum through the rest of the season. Not that that should be too difficult, considering there are only four episodes left. It kind of has to keep up this pace. Especially with Andy about to use the Frost sisters to try and control Lauren through their shared dreams. He spends most of this episode debating about whether or not he’s going to. He even seeks Polaris’ advice, who does everything she can to convince him it’s a bad idea. The Frost sisters get wind of that and Esme delivers an ominous warning in response. “With Reeva, you’re either with her or against her.” They deliver a much nicer-sounding version to Andy, who agrees to try it. We’ll have to see how that goes next week, but I’m going to guess she’s not going to take too kindly to Andy’s attempted brainwashing.This episode may have been kind of a downer, but this is the most excited I’ve been all season to see where all this goes. The Underground came out somehow even more desperate than they were before. For the first time, they’re truly alone. There’s a lot of potential in that premise. Meanwhile, I’m still interested in the mystery of what Reeva and Ryan were doing together under the bridge. I just hope we find out before too long.The Gifted airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.Previously on The Gifted:The Gifted Season 2 Episode 11 RecapThe Gifted Season 2 Episode 10 RecapThe Gifted Season 2 Episode 9 Recap Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Sneaky Mobile Games for Secret Agents

first_img Hands-On: ‘Alien: Blackout’ Is a Mobile Game for People Who …Legend of Solgard is King’s First Foray Into the RPG Genre Stay on target Stealthy, futuristic gadgets are a staple of spy movies. From wristwatches with built-in printers to pens that explode without any noticing. But smartphones, the pocket supercomputers every single chump carries with them every day, blows devices like those out of the water when it comes to sheer capability. And how do we use our godlike power to access all information anywhere at any time? We look at Twitter or figure out the best directions for getting to the Taco Bell.Stop using your phone for dreary real-life business and fulfill its destiny as the perfect tool for escapist spy fantasies. These are the (double-0) seven sneakiest mobile games for secret agents. (Note, some games I wanted to put on this list are so sneaky they aren’t even available anymore, like the Apple Watch spy game Spy_Watch and the official, awful, James Bond mobile game.)AdChoices广告Agent AAgent A gives you the satisfaction, the feeling that you’re a genius that comes from solving those trendy escape the room puzzles. But with this game you don’t have to be stuck in a real room for an hour. Plus, you get to look at some lovely illustrated art and unravel a riveting yarn while solving these puzzles.Archer, P.I.Archer may have began as an Arrested Development-meets-James Bond spy parody, but in its later seasons it has evolved into something much more. The upcoming Archer Dreamland casts the incompetent agent as the star of a film noir, and the mobile game tie-in Archer, P.I. lets you scan episodes and uncover clues for yourself. Talk about synergy.Hidden FolksThe rustic, hand-drawn, black-and-white art style of Hidden Folks may seem more hippie than spy. However, the key to espionage is being able to read a room to find the information you need that others may miss. Hidden Folks’ Where’s Waldo gameplay will test your spying eye by giving you plenty of wacky characters to spot.Hitman GOHitman GO is the crown jewel of Square Enix’s excellent mobile game trilogy. The game turns the elaborate stealth action of the console Hitman games and transforms it into an abstract, coldly sparse and beautiful single-player board game. But it still retains all the tactical killing that makes Agent 47’s adventures so beloved.Invisible, Inc.Invisible, Inc. puts you in control of squads of secret agents trying to bring down the corporations that control the future. The turn-based strategy gameplay gives you time to assess each perilous situation while your powerful AI partner gives you plenty of tools for dealing with challenges. And it’s all brought to neon, high-tech life with gorgeous art because it’s a Klei game.Puzzle Agent 2Forget the TV show, the real successor to Fargo is Telltale’s Puzzle Agent series. Nelson Tethers’ investigations for FBI puzzle research take the gameplay of Professor Layton but swap the quaint Japanese Europe setting for a quirky and eerie American Midwest. For some reason, only the sequel is available on mobile, but any proper puzzle agent should be able to fill in the blanks.TouchToneSpy fantasies are fun and all, but as we’ve recently learned, our spy reality is the NSA using our smart devices to monitor us for nefarious ends. TouchTone is a game about this dilemma, combining the hacking minigame ideas seen in many AAA games with an indie, Papers, Please-style narrative about modern technological paranoia. Oh, and it’s got great art by Threes/Tumbleseed developer Greg Wohlwend.last_img read more

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Global High Frequency Heating Machine Market Size Sales Share Analysis Industry

first_imgIn the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.High Frequency Heating Machine Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).In this report, the Global High Frequency Heating Machine Market is valued at USD XX million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2023, growing at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2019 to 2023.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3240098utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ShifaliThe report firstly introduced the High Frequency Heating Machine basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:Company AThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into:General TypeOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of High Frequency Heating Machine for each application, including:ResidentialCommercialGet a discount on this research report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3240098?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ShifaliAbout Us: Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Lower petrol and diesel prices expected for June

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Motorists can expect lower fuel prices in June, thanks to a lower crude oil price and a weaker dollar against the local currency.Data from the Department of Energy shows that the price of gasoline 93 (ULP & LRP) in Gauteng will see a drop of 23.8 cents per litre (19.3 cents for 95 ULP), while the price of diesel with a 0.05% and 0.005% sulphur content will decline by 20.3 cents per litre.According to independent agricultural economist Fanie Brink, the expected decrease in price is as a result of a lower crude oil price, which traded below US$50 per barrel over the first half of May.Also read: Petrol price to increase once againThe decline in the average international prices of petroleum products due to the lower crude oil price could see gasoline prices fall by 19.4 cents per litre and the diesel price by 15.9 cents, the economist said. Brink added that the average rand/dollar exchange rate strengthened to around R/$13.40 over the same period, which could result in a further decrease in the price of gasoline by 4.4 cents per litre and the price of diesel by 4.4 cents per litre.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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How to Achieve the Quantitative Promise of PETCT

first_img X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more The good news for molecular imaging is that the latest generation of PET/CT can visualize more and subtler signs of disease. Even better, these souped-up machines can more precisely measure standard uptake values (SUVs). This adds credence to their role in quantifying what has long been a subjective process of diagnosing, prognosing and following patients.Unfortunately, that is also the bad news.The increased precision possible with the latest PET/CT scanners, replete with point-spread function and time-of-flight, is a welcome development for diagnosticians. But it can be a double-edged sword for those who replace an older generation system with a newer one.Scanning patients on newer, more powerful PET/CTs can reveal lesions that were overlooked earlier, giving the appearance that a therapy is ineffective or the disease has returned. This may happen when the latest images show what were too small to spot on less powerful machines. Additionally, the quantitative measurements may be higher because the latest equipment is more sensitive. Different protocols, some of which may be introduced with the availability of new equipment, may further skew interpretations.Quantitative measurements — standard uptake values — can be particularly vexing. Ones recorded prior to oncologic therapy provide the baselines against which those acquired during and after therapy are compared. SUVs may be used to set PERCIST (PET response criteria in solid tumors) thresholds for individual patients. Research has documented that an increase of 30 percent or more above the PERCIST threshold indicates poor patient response and that a change in therapy should be considered. Conversely, a decline of 30 percent or more indicates a likely positive effect and that the therapy is working.SUVs represent a sea of change in medical diagnostics. Their quantitative nature offers a respite from the subjectivity and skill-based diagnostics that characterize modern medicine. The importance of meeting the challenge of data harmonization, presented by data variability, takes on a new dimension when considering multi-site clinical trials. SUVs can be the pivotal metric in trials designed to test the efficacy of experimental therapies. Conclusions may be called into question, if the data are not adjusted to account for technical differences among the sites.There are ways to handle this apples-and-oranges dilemma. Guidelines developed by international organizations serving the MI community have laid out the process for adjusting SUVs to make them comparable. But the process is not easy. The staff conducting multi-center clinical trials may have the wherewithal to do it, but the everyday practitioner may not.This is especially disappointing considering the potential of SUVs to increase certainty and confidence in the management of patients. PET/CT is positioned to play a major role in the coming age of value medicine, but only if its quantitative capability results in improved patient outcomes. To have a substantial impact on public health, solutions that allow accurate interpretation must be easy to use. Progress toward this goal is being made.French researchers have developed a mathematical formula that allows the comparison of data captured using different generations of scanners. They proved this formula can be used to harmonize data obtained during multi-center research on patients with non-small cell lung cancer. The formula has since been productized by an equipment vendor and, in this form, proved to work on data from patients with a wide range of cancers.Notably, this software has been validated only on generations of equipment made by the vendor that has productized it. Work to extend its ability reach to translate SUVs obtained using generations of scanners made by different manufacturers is underway.Until the means for translating data is achieved and widely embraced, the benefit that might be derived from quantitatively assessing follow-up patients will be on hold … and with it the hope that molecular imaging might bring increased precision to patient management.Editor’s note: This is the first blog in a series of four by industry consultant Greg Freiherr on Where Molecular Imaging Fits in Managing the Cancer Patient. To read all of Greg’s blogs, click here. Blog | Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant | PET-CT| April 06, 2016 How to Achieve the Quantitative Promise of PET/CT center_img Related Content News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy Siemens Healthcare News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more last_img read more

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LRES Director Promoted to VP of Valuations

first_imgLRES Director Promoted to VP of Valuations Share in Headlines, News, Uncategorized LRES Movers & Shakers 2014-05-20 Tory Barringercenter_img In Orange County, LRES announced the promotion of company veteran Selene Nunez to the position of VP of valuations.Nunez has been with the valuations and asset management provider for 14 years, working formerly as assistant director of BPO and most recently as director of valuations. As VP, she is now responsible for enhancing the company’s delivery of property valuations and improving product operations and gross margins.”Selene’s experience and proven success with LRES made her an obvious choice for this position,” said Roger Beane, LRES’ founder and CEO. “Her contributions are especially important now as our client roster grows and we expand our range of services.” May 20, 2014 425 Views last_img read more

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Lake Forest California – Reported by Elite Travel

first_imgLake Forest, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineSunny days are en route and accompanying them are beaches, bikinis, flip-flops and, unfortunately, sunspots. To protect the epidermis from the sun’s less enjoyable effects during this glorious season, luxury skin care line Kerstin Florian, the go-to favorite of skin-product connoisseurs worldwide, has introduced Essentials Sun Care Collection. The set of five products—an aloe gel, face serum, lip balm, sunscreen protectant and sunless tanning formula—are based on creators Kerstin and Charlene Florian’s quest to combine crucial sun protection with naturally based, perfume-free botanicals to build beautiful skin. An infusion of holistic ingredients like antioxidants, jojoba seed oil, and chamomile, cucumber, green tea leaf and Montana flower extracts create a range ready to do gentle battle with skin’s toughest environmental enemies, including the aging effects of UVA/UVB rays. The result is moist, supple and sun-kissed skin set to glow all summer long.www.kerstinflorianusa.comlast_img read more

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Almost two weeks of road works to start in old Nicosia

first_imgDue to road works a part of the old Nicosia town will be closed to traffic from August 28 until September 8 from 7am until 2pm.Sophocleous, Lycourgos, Ledra and Megalos Alexandros streets will be closed off during this period to allow for improvements in the pedestrian areas of Ledra, Onasagorou and side streets.Traffic will be directed through Solonos, Platonos, Aeschylus, Thrakis and Thermopylon streets. The municipality asks drivers to be careful and follow the traffic signs.Emergency services such as ambulances and the fire services have been briefed accordingly.The municipality regrets any inconvenience but deems the project necessary.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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