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Missing Mexican aircraft found

first_imgThe single-engine Cessna 208-B Caravan was located from the air in the mountains of La Giganta, 26km west of Loreto, the airport in the state of Baja California Sur from which the plane departed.Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash with Tropical Storm Octave bringing heavy rain to the area Monday.The Cessna Caravan was on a 30-minute flight to Ciudad Constitucion.A search was launched two hours after take-off but later suspended because of bad weather.It has been suggested that pilot may have altered course because of the weather and become disoriented.The Cessna Caravan is a popular plane with over 2000 built since it first flew in December 1982.There have been 231 incidents and accidents involving the Caravan.So far for 2013 there have been 22 crashes with 197 fatalities.The ten year crash average is 27 accidents with 627 deaths.Last year was the safest on record with 15 fatal accidents involving with 414 fatalities.In 2012 there were 37.5 million flights which carried almost 3 billion passengerslast_img read more

TPP prospects grim

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Potential for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the “lame duck” session of Congress all but came to a halt last week when Donald Trump was elected president of the United States in an upset over Hillary Clinton. Throughout his campaign, Trump has been an outspoken opponent of the 12-country deal, which includes the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.“I think the TPP is dead, and there will be blood all over the floor if somebody tries to move that through the Congress anytime soon,” Trump confidant Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., told reporters.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., echoed Sessions’ statement.“It’s certainly not going to get brought up this year,” he said.Still, there is hope for TPP in other parts of the world. Japan’s lower house of Parliament this week passed the TPP. Japan’s upper house has to give final approval, which could happen later this month. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to meet with Trump this week. President Obama will be meeting with leaders from the 11 other TPP countries at the annual summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Peru this week.last_img read more

The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows In Celebration Of Disintegration 30th

first_img The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows cure-play-exclusive-sydney-shows-celebration-disintegration-30th-anniversary Facebook The band will play four exclusive dates at the Sydney Opera House in Australia as a part of Vivid LIVE Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 19, 2019 – 2:41 pm GRAMMY-nominated band the Cure is celebrating 30 years of their timeless Disintegration album with a series of special shows in Australia. The band will perform “Pictures Of You,” “Lovesong” and the rest of the classic album exclusively at the Sydney Opera House as a part of their Vivid LIVE programming celebrating music with curated performances May 24–28. The band previously played Vivid LIVE in 2011 with performances of Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds and Faith . Twitter The Cure To Play Exclusive Sydney Shows In Celebration Of ‘Disintegration’ 30th Anniversary center_img Email News “We are delighted to be returning to @SydOperaHouse for four exclusive performances only at #VividLIVE this May celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disintegration,” the Cure tweeted. The band will also play seldom B-side performances, curated catalog cuts and perform with “evocative visual backdrops,” at the shows according to the Opera House. Disintegration has several well-loved fan favorites, and in a 2017 interview with the Recording Academy, video director Tim Pope, who has directed Cure videos including “Friday I’m In Love” and “Just Like Heaven” talked about why “Lullaby” is one of their many great songs:”That song was particularly lurid and vivid,” says Pope, “and it’s got one of my favorite lines: ‘And I feel like I’m being eaten/By a thousand million shivering furry holes.’ My god, where can you go wrong with a line like that?”RELATED: The Cure’s Robert Smith on “Lullaby”Pope directed the video for the song, which won Best British Video at the 1990 Brit Awards and shows front man Robert Smith in the likeness of Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands. Information on how to attain tickets for the exclusive Sydney performances can be found on the opera house website.  Greta Van Fleet Join GRAMMY Elite: “It’s A Massive Compliment”Read morelast_img read more

Whats Happening In Wilmington This Week April 17

first_imgBoston Metro Hi-Railers Spring Open House, 10am-4pm, 5 Waltham StreetNorth Shore Vendor Events 2nd Annual Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Fair, 11am-3pm, Wilmington KofC HallWilmington Community Fund’s “House Numbers For Safety” Pick-Up, 9am-noon, 4th of July Building Wilmington Food Pantry Drop-Off Hours, 10am-noonBrush Drop-Off, 9am-4pm, Wilmington Yardwaste CenterLibrary Event: Fiction Critique Group, 9:15amLibrary Event: SAT Practice Test, 12:30pmLibrary Event: Kids Kraft: Kaleidoscopes, 2pmFriends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door, 10am-4pmSUNDAY, April 7, 2019Free Spring Luncheon For Wilmington Seniors From Wilmington Kiwanis Club, noon, Senior Center (sign-up required)Campaign Event: School Committee Candidate Jay Samaha, noon-2pm, Panera BreadCampaign Event: Selectman Kevin Caira Meet & Greet, 2pm-5pm, Friendship LodgeTown Museum Monthly Open House, 2pm-4pmLike 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… RelatedWhat’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 22-28)In “5 Things To Do Today”What’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 8-14)In “5 Things To Do Today”What’s Happening In Wilmington This Week (April 15-21)In “5 Things To Do Today” WILMINGTON, MA — Here is what’s happening in Wilmington this week! Click on each listing for additional information. (If I missed something that you’d like me to add, please let me know by emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)MONDAY, April 1, 2019Wilmington Democratic Town Committee’s Monthly Meeting, 7pm, WCTV HeadquartersLibrary Event: Wilmington Community Playgroup, 9:30amLibrary Event: Wilmington Networker — Taking Charge of Your Career, 10amLibrary Event: Afternoon Lecture — Musical Baseball Show, 2:30pmLibrary Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In, 2:30pm-3:30pmLibrary Event: Girls Who Code, 6pmSenior Center Activities: Blood Pressure Clinic (9am-11am); SBF Exercise (9:45am); Special Exercise (11am); Quilting (1pm)TUESDAY, April 2, 2019Wilmington ROOTS Coalition’s Dinner & Dialogue (“Managing Stress As A Parent”), 6pm, Friendship LodgeWilmington Pop Warner Registration Night, 6pm-8pm, Town Hall AuditoriumConcert with Steve Marvin, 2:30pm, Windsor PlaceMunicipal Meeting: Planning Board, 7:30pm, Town HallLibrary Event: Cookin’ the Books, noonLibrary Event: World Languages Film Night, 6:30pmFriends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Executive Board Meeting, 7pmTown Museum Open, 10am-2pmSenior Center Activities: Zumba Class (9am); Aerobics (10:30am); Mah Jongg (1pm); Tai Chi Class (1pm)WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019Child Safety Seat Inspections & Installations, 10am-2pm, Wilmington Public Safety BuildingMunicipal Meeting: Conservation Commission, 7pm, Town HallBrush Drop-Off, 8am-2pm, Wilmington Yardwaste CenterWilmington Band Parents Monthly Meeting, 7pm, WHS Band RoomLibrary Event: Tech Help Drop-In, 2pm-3pmLibrary Event: Better Together Book Club, 6:30pmLibrary Event: Technology Class: Microsoft Excel, 7pmLibrary Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In, 7:30pm-8:30pmFriends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door, 10am-4pmSenior Center Activities: Beading Group (9:30am); SBF Exercise (9:45am); Special Exercise (11am); Card Playing (1pm); Fun Singers (3pm)THURSDAY, April 4, 2019Red Cross Blood Drive, 7am-3pm, WHS GymMunicipal Meeting: Recreation Commission, 5pm, Town HallLibrary Event: Drop-In Meditation, 12:30pmLibrary Event: LEGO Building, 3:45pmLibrary Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In, 6:30pm-7:30pmLibrary Event: Author Talk — Carter Alan, 7pmTown Museum Open, 10am-2pmSenior Center Activities: Art Class (10am); Aerobics Class (10:30am);  Knitting/Crocheting Group (11am); Ceramics Class (1am)FRIDAY, April 5, 2019Beyond TOPS Comedy Night Fundraiser, 6:30pm, Tewksbury/Wilmington ElksWilmington Band Parents Trivia Night Fundraiser, 7pm, Wilmington KofC HallWHS Junior Prom, Tewksbury Country ClubWilmington Youth Hockey’s Family Skate, 6:30pm-8pm, Ristuccia ArenaWilmington Youth Hockey Coaches Game, 8:30pm-10:30pm, Ristuccia ArenaLibrary Event: Needleworkers, 10am-noonLibrary Event: Drop-In Preschool Storytime, 10amLibrary Event: Tech Buddies Drop-In, 2:30pm-4:30pmSenior Center Activities: Video Exercise (10am); Sewing Group (11am); Special Exercise (11am); Cards (1:30pm)SATURDAY, April 6, 2019Annual Rabies Clinic, noon-2pm, Wilmington Public Buildings DepartmentWilmington POPS Concert, 7pm, Wilmington High SchoolDEADLINE: Last Day To Enter Red Sox Cornhole Rafflelast_img read more

Committee to select Indias new coach might be a disaster Heres why

first_imgTwitterThe last two times Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) had to select a coach for the Indian team, it selected a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that included Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly. A better group of three men could not have been found for taking on this responsibility. The presence of Ganguly was most valuable as he is the man who pulled Indian cricket out of the morass it found itself in when Sachin Tendulkar resigned as the skipper in 2000.Dada was able to do that because of his vision for the Indian team – a side capable of winning in all conditions. To have that vision while picking the man who will guide the Indian team in future is essential.But this time around, the three members chosen for the task are Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy. All three are highly respected members of Indian cricket fraternity and have served the country with distinction. But are they the right people for the job given? Considering the question dispassionately will produce some uncomfortable answers. Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman were part of the earlier CACLet’s look at all three members one-by-one. Anshuman Gaikwad, who coach India in the 1990s is one of the three. What’s his record as a coach? Well, to begin with, not very good. Secondly, and more importantly, he was the coach under whom Indian team embarked on that notorious policy of getting square-turners prepared for home Tests, using Anil Kumble and any two good tweakers to bundle out opposition, and earning easy victories.What this tactic did was make India a completely hopeless side outside the subcontinent. Gaikwad and Mohammad Azharuddin were responsible for this strategy. Now, do we want to go back to the era of 1990s? Will Gaikwad look for a coach who, unlike him, wants to win in all conditions? It is hard to say. Still, his lack of success and lack of a vision is something the BCCI could do without.Let’s come to the next person – Kapil Dev, another former coach. Now, Kapil paaji is the greatest Indian cricketer of all time but he too was a failure as a coach. While he has taken to commentary and exudes more passion for India than anyone else, his tenure as coach was one of the worst periods in Indian cricket history. Sourav Ganguly even alluded to the inability of Dev to coach the Indian team in an interesting exchance between the two on TV some years ago. Also the legendary 1983 World Cup-winning captain played in an era of no professional coaches. How will he be able to know the best requirement of modern-day coaches. Kapil Dev wasn’t successful as a coachIANSLast but not the least, let’s talk about Shantha Rangaswamy. She is one of the original heroines of Indian women’s cricket and has been duly awarded for her achievements. But here is one question: On what basis has the BCCI decided that she would be the best person to select the next coach of the Indian team? It is hard to avoid the conclusion that she has been chosen simply to have a female representative in the committee.This bit of affirmative action is good for other things but not when a very serious issues, relating to the male Indian cricket team, is being dealt with. Rangaswamy hasn’t been a very prominent figure in the Indian cricket stage. What makes the BCCI think that she is more qualified than so many of the previous players.All in all, the CAC created by BCCI is completely ill-suited to the task. It won’t be surprising if they make a bad decision. However, with Ravi Shastri likely to continue in his position, perhaps, there won’t be a need to make any decision!last_img read more

Hostility towards ethnic people breaks all records Santu Larma

first_imgSantu Larma addressing a press conference on Saturday. Photo: Prothom AloThere has been no remedy to the violation of human rights of the indigenous communities, said president of Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples’ Forum Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, popularly known as Santu Larma.”The state’s irresponsibility and hostility towards them have broken all previous records. The existence of the indigenous people is threatened,” alleged Santu Larma while addressing a press conference at a hotel in the capital on Saturday.The press conference was organised on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August.The leader of indigenous people said the government claims that the country has seen a wave of development, but millions of people, including ethnic people, poor farmers and labourers, are being washed away by this so-called development, he added.He said the government did nothing despite in landslides killing 131 people and affecting 20,000 families in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.Santu Larma said around 15000 people were starving in Sajek of Khagrachhari, 10000 tonnes of rice was needed, but the government remains indifferent.Santu Larma announced various programmes to mark 9 August. He said educationist professor Muhammed Zafar Iqbal will inaugurate the main event at Central Shaheed Minar while civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon will attend it as chief guest. Functions to mark the day will be organised in the districts where the ethnic people live.Oikya NAP president Pankaj Bhattacharya alleged that an attempt was on to wipe out the existence of indigenous people from the country. He terms this attitude as a collapse in the spirit of democracy and the spirit of the liberation war.Researcher columnist Syed Abul Maksud said, “Not only indigenous people, no one is in fine, except pro-Awami League people. The country does not only belong to the pro-AL people. We fought together to liberate the country.”Professor of Dhaka University Mesbah Kamal said the state does not recognise the existence of indigenous people. The election commission declares regional political parties will not be allowed to participate in the election, he said, adding that in the neighbouring country such parties participated in the elections and formed the government.Kamal called upon the EC to allow all parties including Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity to participate in the election.Indigenous Peoples’ Forum member secretary Sanjib Drang moderated the press conference addressed by human rights activist Numan Ahmed Khan, and organising secretaries of indigenous peoples’ forum Saktipad Tripura and Rabindra Saren.last_img read more

A section of JU teachers demand election to unelected posts

first_imgjahangirnagar universityA faction of Jahangirnagar University teachers on Monday staged a token ‘sit-in’ programme in front of vice chancellor’s office demanding academic council election for unelected and date-expired posts, reports UNB.The teachers under the banner of ‘Shommilito Shikkhak Shomaj’ also demanded the election of Jahangirnagar University Central Students’ Union (JUCSU) after ensuring congenial atmosphere on the campus.They took up positions in front of the VC’s office at 11am and staged the ‘sit-in’ until 1pm.Leader of the anti-VC alliance, professor Kamrul Ahsan said, “According to the university act, VC is compelled to hold elections of different unelected posts. VC professor Farzana Islam earlier decided to hold the elections within 6 May after discussing with the authorities. But, now she is delaying process by showing cause of her sicknesses.”Addressing the function, convener of the teachers’ unity and president of Jahangirnagar University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) professor Ajit Kumar Majumder said they want that the university authority would ensure the congenial democratic atmosphere on the campus and would follow the university acts.”We are not demanding the resignation of JU VC,” he added.Professor Jamal Uddin Runu, JUTA secretary professor Sohel Rana, professor Shamsul Alam Selim, professor Koushik Saha, professor Farid Ahmed, professor Khabir Uddin, professor Kamrul Ahsan and professor Mafruhi Satter, among others, spoke at the programme.Another faction of teachers backed by the VC – ‘Bangabandhur Adarsher Shikkhak Parishad’, termed the demands as inhuman and illogical.JU VC professor Farzana Islam has been on leave since 6 March due to illness.last_img read more

No Easy Answer To Growing Number Of Stray Dogs In The US

first_imgDogs rescued from floodwater wait to be transferred to a shelter after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017 in Orange, Texas.Author Peter Zheutlin never wanted a dog, let alone a rescue. He had always believed, as a lot of people do, that rescue dogs are damaged goods.Now Zheutlin can’t imagine life without a dog, and he’s become so driven by the issue of stray dogs that he’s written two books about it. He tells Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins the number of stray dogs has “cascaded out of control” in some parts of the U.S.“People are often very often surprised when I tell them that the picture … of dogs running on highways and so forth, this is not just a third world problem — that exists here in the United States,” says Zheutlin, author of the new book, Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. There are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates about 3.3 million dogs enter U.S. animal shelters every year.While Zheutlin makes the case for adopting dogs that are abandoned, he also acknowleges there is no easy answer to the problem. He says the supply of stray dogs greatly outweighs the demand.In Houston, Texas, alone, there are more than 1 million stray dogs, according to the city’s pet shelter, BARC. After Hurricane Harvey hit this summer, thousands of dogs were rescued from floodwaters.“These shelters, they’re dealing with an incredibly difficult problem where they may have a shelter that can hold 100 dogs, and every week a hundred more strays are coming in,” Zheutlin says. “And where do they go?”The no-kill movement has contributed to the population growth, as the number of dogs and cats that are euthanized has decreased from 20 million to 3 million each year. As NPR previously reported, there are nearly 14,000 shelters and pet rescue groups in the U.S. that acquire almost 8 million animals each year.Stray dogs also present safety issues when they roam in packs, causing traffic accidents, attacking residents and spreading disease. WHO estimates nearly 55,000 people die from rabies every year.Spay and neuter laws that vary by state have also driven the increase of abandoned dogs, especially in more rural, southern states.“The South still has a lot of work to do with spay-neuter laws, and getting people to feel that pets are more companions and parts of their family than yard dogs or that kind of thing,” Laurie McCannon, director of Northeast Animal Shelter in Massachusetts, told NPR in 2015.Several city and local governments have adopted mandatory spay-neuter ordinances, but Zheutlin points out that the stray animal issue is low on the priority list for some cash-strapped cities.“This problem has escalated to the point where it would take decades of a concentrated spay-neuter program in a city like Houston to begin to reduce the numbers,” he says. “The shelters are not often high priorities for governments either when they’ve got competing demands from the school department, the police department, the fire department, parks, sanitation. Who speaks for the dogs?”According the ASPCA, approximately 1.6 million dogs are adopted from U.S. shelters each year, but 34 percent of dogs obtained as pets still come from breeders.Many adopted dogs come from difficult circumstances, Zheutlin says, which means they could suffer from separation anxiety, barking and a lack of socialization skills. Critics of the no-kill movement say some dogs are just not fit for adoption.“At some point, you begin to adopt out animals that have serious health issues or serious temperament issues that you should not,” Patti Strand, director of the National Animal Interest Alliance, an organization that represents dog breeders, told NPR in 2014.While rescue dogs can present challenges, rehabilitation programs have led to an increase in the percentage of animals adopted, according to the ASPCA. Zheutlin suggests obtaining references before working with a rescue organization.“Those organizations work hard to make sure these dogs are socialized and ready to be placed in a home,” he says. “In the vast vast majority of cases they are so ready to be loved, and to love back dogs, I think, draw us out of our own heads and [can] help us to live more in the moment.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more