Landmark deal in RCMP sexualharassment class action wins court approval

first_imgTORONTO – An unprecedented settlement that will pay up to $220,000 to women who were sexually harassed while working for the RCMP over the past 40 years has been approved by a Federal Court judge, who called the agreement fair and reasonable.In a written decision, Judge Ann Marie McDonald called the settlement one that was in the women’s best interests, given that litigation might otherwise have dragged on for years with uncertain prospects as to an outcome.“The proposed settlement has a number of features and benefits that extend beyond a strictly monetary compensation scheme and, as a result, the settlement agreement goes well beyond what the plaintiffs may have been awarded after a trial,” McDonald said.“Considering the very personal and painful nature of the claims, the settlement process includes a non-adversarial claims process with numerous safeguards to protect the privacy of claimants.”The deal covers all women harassed while working for the RCMP, starting in September 1974 when the force first began taking female recruits. Many of the women would otherwise now have had no legal recourse because of the passage of time.Each victim is eligible for a minimum of $10,000, with $220,000 going to those most egregiously harmed. In some cases, close relatives can receive a total of 10 per cent of a claimant’s reward.While as many as 20,000 women are believed eligible for compensation, the lawyers involved estimate more than 1,000 claimants will receive about $89 million. The government has set aside $100 million for the payouts, even though there is no total cap.McDonald praised the agreement for including a public RCMP apology to the women — already delivered by Commissioner Bob Paulson in October — along with “institutional change initiatives” aimed at eradicating gender-based harassment. Neither the RCMP nor the federal government explicitly admitted any wrongdoing.The judge also agreed the two law firms involved should get 15 per cent of the claims paid to victims. The lawyers had initially signed on for 33.3 per cent. They agreed to cut that in half because the government is also paying them $12 million.Megan McPhee, one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers, expressed pride at the outcome of the lawsuit.“This is the first workplace gender-based harassment class action settlement in Canada,” McPhee said on Wednesday. “We’re hopeful that it will provide a model for people in other situations…where there has been harassment or deeply personal common injury.”McDonald approved $15,000 in honoraria for two representative plaintiffs — Janet Merlo and Linda Davidson.“This included publicizing their personal account of the gender and sexual-orientation harassment which they endured within the RCMP,” McDonald said. “This has required the public reliving of painful events.”In an interview Wednesday, Davidson, 58, now of Bracebridge, Ont., said she had to speak out when she realized her attempts at internal redress were going nowhere and that many other women were “very silent” about what they were enduring.At the same time, she said, it’s been a difficult path.“My whole life has been exposed to every Canadian and American and anybody who wanted to read my most frail and intimate moments,” said Davidson, who started with the RCMP in 1985 and became one of the few women to become a commissioned officer. “It’s taken its toll. The toll has been horrific.”Now retired after a medical leave, Davidson said what kept her going have been the messages from other RCMP women thanking her for helping ensure they have been believed.After a 60-day obligatory appeal period — the government consented to the settlement — women will have six months to make a claim for compensation.Former Supreme Court of Canada justice Michel Bastarache, who will travel the country to interview claimants, will oversee the process.last_img read more


Some students left out of Indian Day School settlement speaking out

first_imgJolene BanningAPTN NewsSome students who were sent to Indian day schools are speaking out after being left out of a massive settlement that was approved this summer.The federal court approved a class action settlement for survivors of these schools that were run by Canada.That settlement will cost the federal government billions of dollars – bigger than the residential school settlement.More than 130,000 people who went to 720 schools across Canada could be eligible for compensation.But some students are being left out.jbanning@aptn.ca@jolenebanninglast_img


Morocco Sends Aid to HurricaneStricken Caribbean Islands

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has given instructions to send aid to the Caribbean islands devastated by hurricanes.Morocco will send humanitarian relief supplies to Antigua and Barbuda and the Commonwealth of Dominica.Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement saying that the royal instructions to send aid to the populations stricken by the storms reflects Morocco’s permanent solidarity with those two friendly countries which have always shown their firm support to Morocco.” The kingdom will mainly send basic goods and help with the construction efforts in those countries, explained the release.The recent wave of devastating storms in the Caribbean left Dominica, as CNN called it, “knocked to its knees.”The nation island’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, said that Hurricane Maria massively damaged his country’s economic sectors.“Our agriculture sector is 100 percent destroyed. Our tourism is, I would say, about 95 percent destroyed,” he explained.As for Barbuda, which forms a country along with Antigua, media reports say that the island has been annihilated. The island’s 16,000 inhabitants, who fled with their lives to Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma was ravaging the island, are still afraid or coming back.“For the first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda,” the country’s ambassador to the United States Ronald Sanders to National Public Radio (NPR).Earlier in September King Mohammed VI ordered a humanitarian supply to be sent to Bangladesh to help with the efforts of accommodating the continuous influx of Rohingya refugees escaping persecution in neighboring Myanmar.The Moroccan aid supply comprised of tents, covers, basic food, and medicine. read more


Environmental atlas tracks dramatic earth changes – UN

The dramatic, often damaging environmental changes sweeping planet Earth are brought into sharp focus in a new atlas launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The agency’s “One Plant Many People: Atlas of our Changing Environment” compares and contrasts satellite images of the past few decades with contemporary ones, some of which have never been seen before, according to the agency.In addition to images of deforestation, urban sprawl and the retreat of glaciers, the agency says, there are also surprising developments that can be seen from space, such as the rapid rise of shrimp farming in Asia and Latin America, the proliferation of huge greenhouses in southern Spain and the emergence of a giant, puppet-shaped peninsula at the mouth of the Yellow River.The atlas also highlights the explosive growth and changes around some of the major cities of the world such as Beijing, Dhaka, Delhi and Santiago. Nairobi, Kenya has undergone dramatic growth since 1979. Its population at independence in 1963 was 350,000. Nairobi is now home to well over three million, making it the largest African city between Johannesburg and Cairo. Also covered are developed world cities including Las Vegas, the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States, and Miami. Miami’s spread westwards may endanger Florida’s famous Everglades and their important wildlife and water supplies. read more


Football Ohio State linebackers continuing upward trajectory after rocky start to season

Ohio State redshirt junior linebacker Dante Booker intercepts a pass in the second quarter of the Buckeyes game against Rutgers on Sept. 30. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s linebackers — led by junior Jerome Baker, who had 3.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and two interceptions including one for a touchdown in 2016 — were expected to help ease the loss of three NFL-bound defensive backs who accounted for 15 interceptions last season.But that did not happen in the first few weeks of the season. Linebackers Dante Booker, Chris Worley and Baker did not pick up a sack or interception through the first three weeks of the season. Last week, Meyer said the linebackers and the unit’s energy were average to begin the year.In the last couple games, the unit has begun to make more game-changing, drive-ending plays. None was more apparent than when Baker scored the linebackers’ first touchdown of the year in the Buckeyes’ 62-14 victory against Maryland Saturday. It came off a fumble forced by defensive end Nick Bosa on the third play of Maryland’s opening drive. “Out of nowhere, I just see Nick Bosa do what Nick Bosa do and seen the ball, scooped it up and ran as fast as I can [for a touchdown],” Baker said.Baker later forced a fumble on a fourth-down try from Maryland that ended the Terrapins’ drive. Booker also made his presence felt early as he began Maryland’s first drive with a sack. Booker picked off the first pass of his career two weeks ago against Rutgers and also picked up his first sack of the season against the Scarlet Knights. “We’ve just really been tightening down on the little stuff,” Booker said. “I know that’s easy to say, but I really feel like that’s what we’ve really been doing. Just tightening down the little things, trusting each other and just going out there and having fun with each other.”Booker and redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis also each said increased competition in practices since the Week 2 loss to Oklahoma has led to additional improvement.Though redshirt freshman Tuf Borland and freshman Baron Browning have filled in adequately in place of Worley, who has missed the last three games with a sprained foot, Worley’s likely re-entry into the starting lineup would give the Buckeyes added stability. Regardless, the linebackers believe they can make the rotation work regardless of who is healthy.“We’re just locked in,” Baker said. “We were so worried about making mistakes and doing the wrong thing [earlier in the season]. We all told each other just go out there and play no matter who’s out there.”Ohio State linebackers coach Bill Davis signals instructions to the team during the season opener at Indiana on Aug. 31. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe most notable difference between this year’s Ohio State linebackers and last year’s unit, which featured Baker, Booker and now-Miami Dolphins linebacker Raekwon McMillan, is the position coach. Luke Fickell, who played for the Buckeyes and worked as an assistant coach for Ohio State from 2002 to 2016, took the job as Cincinnati Bearcats head coach. Former NFL coach Bill Davis, who was an analyst for Ohio State in 2016, was hired to replace Fickell as linebackers coach. Davis worked as a defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers (2005-06), Arizona Cardinals (2009-10) and Philadelphia Eagles (2013-15).Last Wednesday, Meyer said Davis’ “last two weeks have been outstanding.” However, the transition to college position coach — a job Davis had never held — was rocky to begin.“It was a little bit of a culture shock,” Meyer said. “This is closer to a high-school program than a pro program. We’re in the development where you have 17- and 18-year-olds that need to be developed with energy and hands on and sprinting A to B as coaches.”Meyer explained he often chooses to avoid hiring lifelong NFL coaches because they are not as attuned to focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of coaching teenagers. Meyer said though the linebackers began the year slowly, they excelled recently, including making plays on special teams.“I think we’re really on a roll here and we’re going in the right direction,” Davis said last Wednesday. “We’ve got a little momentum going and we look to build on that.”Given the linebackers’ performance against Maryland, the unit seems to be on the right track. read more


Duchess of Cornwall reveals her grandchildren call her Gaga as she and

first_imgJordan Banjo Genuine royalty met pop aristocracy at the Royal Variety Performance tonight, as Prince Charles shook hands with Lady Gaga.The singer also met the Duchess of Cornwall, who said: “My grandchildren call me Gaga”.  Speaking during rehearsals for the big night, which is broadcast on ITV next Tuesday, Lance Corporal Jones said: “It’s a really exciting performance, telling a really poignant story which is really important to my family in particular, but it should also touch the hearts of many people watching around the country.”It’s a big, heart-warming moment for the forces – but I don’t want to spill the beans too much.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Prince meets David Walliams Prince Charles and Lady Gaga Fellow star Perri Kiely added: “Good old Jordan, we’ve missed him. Even I’ve never been away from him for this long.”He’s done so well out there with the trials and conquering his fears, we’re really proud of him.”The group won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.  Emeli Sande took to the stage at the Royal VarietyCredit:Matt Frost /ITV / Rex / Shutterstock Emeli Sande Diversity’s Jordan Banjo appeared on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!Credit:ITV / Rex / Shutterstock  The Prince meets David WalliamsCredit:NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP / Getty center_img The Duchess of Cornwall meeting  Robbie Williams and Lady Gaga Actress Sheridan Smith was supposed to be appearing at the performance, but had to pull out after her father died. Among the event’s performers are dance group Diversity, although one of their members, Jordan Banjo, was not able to join as he is on his way home from Australia, where he was been participating in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here.Speaking during rehearsals for the Royal Variety, his older brother Ashley Banjo, 28,  joked that he would meet Jordan at the airport with a snake, in a reference to his struggles with his phobia of the animals on the ITV programme. The Duchess donned a full-length red gown for the occasion, while her husband was dressed in a sharp black tuxedo.The royal couple also met Robbie Williams and charity bosses at the star-studded event at the Hammersmith Apollo.The Duchess was given flowers by the young granddaughter of Bill Kenwright, producer of the performance, before the royal couple took their seats. Credit:Max Mumby The Duchess of Cornwall met Robbie Williams and Lady GagaCredit:NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP / Getty  The soldier, from Essex, blew the nation away with his magical illusions on the TV talent contest earlier this year, earning himself the opportunity to perform in front of a royal audience.L/Cpl Jones, 26, added: “I feel very privileged and honoured to be here, performing for the Royal Family as well, and then in front of the nation.”He said he remains passionate about his main job as a military musician, a role in which he performed in front of the Queen at her 90th birthday celebrations this year. Credit:NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP / Getty The show, which will be broadcast next week, is being hosted by comedian David Walliams.Walliams led a group of people to the royal box, asking Charles and Camilla “can I see your tickets please?”, before joking to the group: “There’s some riff-raff here sitting in your seats.”Gaga and Williams are among the performers at the show, alongside Sting and Emeli Sande, while magician and Britain’s Got Talent winner Richard Jones also takes to the stage. Duchess of Cornwalllast_img read more


Thermo Fisher Scientific receives prestigious RD 100 Award

first_imgThermo Scientific Niton® XL3t XRF Analysers have been recognised among the 100 most technologically significant products of 2008. Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world’s leading manufacturer of handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers. An independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine selected the handheld XL3t XRF analys for the award.The award will be officially presented during a gala awards ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of Chicago’s Navy Pier, October 16, 2008. “This significant milestone represents the dedication and contribution of each and every individual on our team, each of whom has a primary goal of helping users save time and improve their productivity with fast, reliable and repeatable results,” said Jon Shein, Thermo Fisher’s Director of Global Marketing for the Niton Analyzers business unit. “From the inside out, these instruments were designed to make our customers more successful.”This is the third R&D 100 Award for the Niton series, with previous awards coming in 1995 and 2003. “The fact that we continue to receive awards for Niton analysers as the series evolves technologically is a clear indication that Thermo Fisher Scientific’s continued investment in research and development is striking the right chord in the marketplace,” continued Shein.Since they were established in 1963, the R&D 100 awards have been presented annually to the 100 most innovative new technical products and processes of the year. More than 50 outside judges, who must have no conflicts of interest with any entries they are judging, are chosen from among professional consultants, university faculty and industrial researchers. Based on the outside judges’ votes and written comments, the editors of R&D Magazine make the final choice.Niton XL3 Series XRF analysers use 80 MHz ASICS digital signal processors and state-of-the-art embedded processors for computation, data storage, communications and other functions. They feature 50kV, 2-W miniaturised X-ray tubes and multiple primary filters to provide optimised excitation for elements ranging from chlorine through the transuranic elements. They can also be equipped with optional small-spot sample analysis, allowing users to switch between 8 mm diameter and 3 mm diameter sample measurement areas. XL3 Series instruments offer the only fully integrated and environmentally-sealed VIP tilting colour touch-screen display for easy viewing of sample results in any position and under all lighting conditions. They use third-generation lithium-ion battery packs, providing users with more measurements on each battery charge than any other handheld XRF analyser, the company claims.The Thermo Scientific Niton XL3 Series comes standard with Niton Data Transfer (NDT©) Software, a suite of data management utilities that allows users to produce certificates and reports, operate their analyser remotely from a PC or PDA, and other capabilities. The NDT file format saves and protects the data from each sample analysis, ensuring that data integrity is not compromised.last_img read more


SHOCK IN SKOPJE Siarhei Gorbok to miss most of the season

RK VardarSiarhei Gorbok The Russian newcomer at RK Vardar Skopje, Siarhei Gorbok, won’t be able to help his team-mates in the most of the season. The 36-years old left back, who joined back to Macedonian team after two years at MOL Pick Szeged, has broken knee ligaments so he won’t be able to play at least in the next six months.Gorbok had to be a “backup” for Montenegrian shooter Vuko Borozan, who is also on injury list at the moment.RK Vardar Skopje facing a lof of troubles with injuries at the start of new era with Roberto Garcia Parrondo on the bench. Team’s captain Stojance Stoilov will be out for a few months after palm injury… ← Previous Story TOP 5 ARTICLES IN AUGUST 2018: TOP 100 transfers, Broch goodbye, Puljezevic heart-attack, Zeitzi… Next Story → Hungarian women’s league begins – Gyori, Erd and FTC win openers read more


30 protesters occupy PWC over unfair austerity taxes

first_imgUP TO 30 activists from the Campaign Against the Household and Water Taxes occupied the lobby of Price Waterhouse Coopers in the IFSC, Dublin this afternoon.They then made their way to the Convention Centre, where IBEC are holding their conference, to continue their protest.Spokesperson for CAHWT, Dublin City Councillor Cieran Perry explained to TheJournal.ie why they held the protest today: PWC were the Government’s advisers and we want to make that link because no financial institution has been targeted. Ordinary people are suffering because of the advice PWC gave and it’s the same ordinary people that are paying the banks back, while PWC makes a lot of money.Perry said that this was only the beginning of a campaign targeting financial institutions, but said the likes of the councils and the Office of the Revenue Commissioners would be next, “but I can’t say when and where else because that is the nature of the protests”.Read: IBEC appeals for ‘no more taxes’ to try and ease austerity >last_img read more


Its tough against faceless power on that level cultural groups fight losing

first_imgThey might want to, and they may aspire to these things, but there’s no way of enforcing it.“There’s no security for us now. You try to find out if there is something there, but nobody cares.”Smith agrees: “Everyone is scrapping for survival but it’s tough when you’re against faceless power on that level.” Watersports in Grand Canal Dock Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandThe commitment to encourage artistic and cultural presences in The Docklands will hinge on what people in power want, he argues.“You’ve got people in the City Council who are really committed to it, but they don’t have power because they don’t own the land.”Harris says that it may not be in the nature of Nama to be concerned with the cultural character of the Docklands. There’s a darkness now in this place, and it has the potential to be something so special and so unique.Read: Nama’s transformation from the world’s biggest landowner to Ireland’s biggest landlord>Read: ‘One community’ approach for Dublin Docklands future> Nama’s remit is to generate as much of a return as it can with no recourse to social provision. There’s nothing in the DNA of Nama for that.Social costThe upshot of evicting bodies like Mabos, Smith says, is to dismantle the work they have done in what he describes as a “diverse and complicated neighbourhood”, where corporate wealth exists alongside areas of social deprivation.Barbecues, clean up days and public art exhibitions organised by Mabos helped bring the professional and residential communities together, he says.“Underlying the whole project was the social initiative linking neighbours and neighbourhoods.”center_img Source: Sam BoalCULTURAL GROUPS IN Dublin’s Docklands claim that they’re being forced from their homes by Nama’s plans to develop office space in the docks.Mabos, a shared cultural and artistic space on Hanover Quay, packed up this week after failing to secure a lease extension on a property that is to be developed as office space by a body in which Nama has a shareholding.Director Dave Smith says that the move throws Nama’s commitments to retain the character of the area into doubt. The Docklands attracted several artistic bodies and cultural entrepreneurs during the downturn. Mabos interior Source: Mabos via Facebook“Ultimately the result of it will be seen when you have nothing but one-dimensional office space.”Read: Pathway to ‘Dublin’s Canary Wharf’ – Nama’s €3 billion property playThe company behind the planing application for the Mabos building is Targeted Investment Opportunities (TIO).TIO in turn runs the South Docks Fund, a joint venture between Nama, Oaktree Asset Management and prominent domestic property developer Bennett Construction. Nama is a 16.5% shareholder in TIO.The objective of the fund, according to Michael Noonan, is to “generate capital growth over the longer term by developing, managing and realising property assets on development sites in the Dublin Docklands”.TIO landed planning permission in April to develop a 4,500 square metre office block on the Mabos site in the Docklands.A letter was issued shortly afterwards informing Mabos that it must vacate the premises, a process that was completed yesterday.Opinion: Is the effort to ‘revive the property market’ pushing creative groups out of the Docklands?When asked about the issue, Nama said that while it is a minority investor in TIO, it does not control or manage the entity or the property.Cultural commitmentNama announced major development plans for the Docklands last week, with Noonan saying that the area will be transformed into ‘Ireland’s Canary Wharf’ under the agency’s stewardship. Michael Noonan with Nama chairman Frank Daly (L) and chief executive Brendan McDonagh Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandHowever, many in the Docklands fear that the commitment to retain cultural outlets in won’t be adhered to.Colin Harris is a neighbour of Mabos – he runs Surfdock, a watersports centre with activities in Grand Canal Dock.“All these things have developed as social amenities. They managed to spring up in the downtime, and as things get better they could be trampled on.”Harris is afraid that his company, which currently operates out of portacabins in the Docklands, could fall by the wayside.last_img read more


Microsoft confirms the Xbox One is not designed to stand vertically

first_imgIt turns out the Xbox One doesn’t just share an x86 architecture with the original Xbox, it’s also a games console that will not stand vertically. That’s now been confirmed by Albert Panello, senior director for Microsoft’s Xbox division.While all of the PlayStation consoles, including the PS4, can be sat both horizontally and vertically with a stand, that’s not the case for the Xbox One. You can try to, but Panello says you are doing so “at your own risk.”The reason for this decision isn’t actually related to cooling, which would have been my first guess. Instead, it’s that slot loading Blu-ray drive used in the machine. Microsoft just didn’t design it to work with the console in a vertical position, so there’s no guarantee it won’t break.Chances are you weren’t considering orientating the Xbox One vertically anyway, and Microsoft claims 80 percent of Xbox 360 owners keep their console horizontal. Does that mean they will potentially be upsetting the other 20 percent who are going to replace their 360 at some point in the near future? Probably not.For the majority of people the Xbox One will be a box slotted horizontally in a space below their TV–out of the way and protected from dust as best it can. Some may try to go vertical, but they’ll have to do it without the aid of a stand and without Microsoft’s blessing. And as the console costs $500, you’ve either got to be pretty brave or stupid to attempt it.last_img read more


Friday Noon Update Fire Activity Remains High On Swan Lake Fire

first_imgIf smoke becomes hazardous on the highway, the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Alaska State Troopers evaluate the driving conditions to determine the need for traffic control. McLean: “Fuels are really drying further, and firefighters are seeing fire behavior unusual for Alaska.  The perimeter is good and secure closest to Sterling and along the highway.” The fire is continuing to see hot dry conditions. It was active yesterday and is expected to be active again today. Heather McLean with the State Division of Forestry: “Temperatures are going to be in the 90s and there will be light winds on the fire this morning, moving smoke around.” All suppression efforts are based on firefighter and public safety principles. Fire behavior continues to be active, with hot and dry conditions and low humidity. Additional resources continue to arrive daily to support suppression efforts for the Swan Lake Fire. On the east end of the fire, multiple indirect containment opportunities are identified to minimize impacts to the Sterling Highway. Existing containment lines continue to hold.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake fire is estimated at 89,700 acres with roughly 480 crew members and is currently at 14% containment. A Community meeting will be held on Friday, at 6:00pm, at the Cooper Landing School. Heavy smoke impacts in Cooper Landing, Primrose, Seward, and along the Sterling Highway is expected throughout Friday and most of the weekend. A dense smoke advisory has been issued for the Kenai Peninsula.  The Sterling Highway south and east of the fire will continue to be a concern, according to smoke forecast from AKfireinfo.comlast_img read more


LIBRARY LINEUP Thomas Jefferson — The Foodie on February 4

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsTwitter and Advanced Job Search with Twitter (limit 12) *RRMonday, February 4, 10 amIn this hands on class, we will examine Twitter as a networking tool, one with the powerful potential to enhance your job search. Create an account, learn the whys and hows of tweeting, when to retweet, follow and share all in the name of finding your next position. Taught by MassHire staff.Thomas Jefferson the Foodie*RRMonday, February 4, 2:30 pmThomas Jefferson is considered the most complex of America’s Founding Fathers.  His influence on the American system of government is well known, but what is not known is Jefferson’s influence on American Cuisine. Jefferson wrote that “all men are created equal…”but did not believe all wines were!” Learn how the man who gave America its ‘credo’ influenced its cuisine. A former faculty member of Salem State University’s History Department, Anthony Guerriero paints a unique picture of Thomas Jefferson.Cookin’ the Books *RRTuesday, February 5, 12 pmFeatured Cookbook: Myer + Chang at Home by Joanne ChangIf you love to cook and enjoy talking about food and sharing recipes then this group is for you. Pick up a copy of the cookbook (or find a recipe from the book online); register and record your recipe selection on the events calendar at wilmlibrary.org. Bring your dish to the meeting and enjoy sampling everyone’s dishes!Password Vaults and Other Browser Extensions *RRWednesday, February 6, 7 pmFireFox, Chrome, and now Edge are making use of browser extension (aka Plug-ins) to give you more options and security when you’re surfing the web. Join Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, to learn how extensions can enhance your browsing experience.Feasting with your Instant Pot *RRThursday, February 7, 7 pmThe instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. Following her demonstration Liz will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy.LinkedIn Basics*RRMonday, February 11, 10 amLearn why LinkedIn is pivotal to your job search. Gain the attributes of a stronger LinkedIn profile. Master the skills of navigation needed for networking, interview prep, and researching your target industries and organizations. We’ll also talk about how the core competencies of your resume can be pulled directly from your LinkedIn account. Come with your questions, leave with confidence. This hands on class is taught by MassHire staff.Kids & Teen EventsWilmington Community PlaygroupMondays, February 4, 9:30 amAt this drop-in playgroup we will begin with a story and then play together!Led by the CTI Family Resource Network. Ages 1-5Introduction to Karate *RRWednesday, February 6, 3:45 pmInstructors from the Academy of Traditional Karate will teach an introductory class. Children will learn basic karate techniques, while developing character skills such as focus and respect. Grades K-5.Hands on Nature: Winter Hibernation *RRWednesday, February 6, 6:30 pmHow do your favorite animals spend the winter? Come find out, as we learn about hibernation and the amazing adaptations of animals in New England. Bring a stuffed animal and create a cozy little hibernation den to take home. Ages 4+LEGO BuildingThursday, February 7, 3:45 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+Drop-In StorytimeFriday, February 8, 10 amDrop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft! Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis. Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsR.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club *RRFriday, February 8, 3:45 pmRead, Eat and Discuss The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol. Pick up a copy at the library. Grades 4-5Drop-In Baby TimesSaturday, February 9, 9:30 amBabies and their caregivers will enjoy this fun storytime that includes rhymes, songs, books, scarves, shakers, bubbles and more. Infants through 24 monthsStories and Sweets*RRSaturday, February 9, 10:30 amStart your Saturday morning with great stories (and songs and rhymes) and a few sweet treats at this special family storytime. Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.Kids Kraft: Beaded Heart Window Hanger *RRSaturday, February 9, 2 pmMake this super cute heart window hanger sure to warm the hearts of those around you.   This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students.  Grades 1-5Pokémon Club *RRSaturday, February 9, 3 pmJoin other Pokémon lovers to play the game, trade cards and have fun! Grades 1+(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more


Game of Thrones season 8 Bran Stark to use Spoiler to destroy

first_imgBran Stark is the Night KingFacebookGame of Thrones season 8 is going to bring the final showdown between Bran Stark and the Night King. If it is going to be a happy ending, then we will see the end of Night King only but as we all know, HBO’s Game of Thrones has more tragedies and now fans are speculating that our favorite character, Bran Stark, is going to die in order to put an end to the Night King.It is being revealed that Bran Stark and Night King’s fate is linked. As per a fan on Reddit, who speculates the end of the show, Bran Stark will have to kill himself if he wishes to destroy the Night King.After Cersei’s death, everyone will go berserk in the King’s Landing. It will be shown how Theon Greyjoy fights and eventually kills his uncle, Euron. But will be soon killed by the White Walkers who will now take control of the place.As per the theory on Reddit, after Drogon will put an end to his brother, Viserion, he will also die and will collapse into the Red Keep. Their fall will result in a massive casualty. However, even by the fall, the Night King will survive and will prepare himself to kill the remaining survivors. But it would be around the same time when Bran Stark will pull out the dagger that was meant to kill him in the very first season of Game of Thrones. Bran will learn the true purpose of the dagger and will kill himself to end the cycle. With his sacrifice, the Night King along with the Army of the Dead will also be destroyed. Game of ThronesGame of Thrones Official YoutubeThis is an interesting take about Game of Thrones ending and as we all know that Bran Stark’s fate is somehow connected to Night King himself. There have been several theories suggesting that Bran is the Night King. At the same time, it was revealed in the past that he is the Lord of Light and that is why Night King is trying to end him.If Bran Stark sacrifices himself in order to kill the Night King and his army, then it would be one of the biggest sacrifices done by anyone in the Winterfell. Game of Thrones season 8 is going to air in April and more information about Bran and the Night King will be unveiled to us then only. Till then, we can simply wait and speculate.last_img read more


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first_imgKolkata: A 15-year-old boy died after he was hit by a train while clicking a selfie with another moving train in West Bengal’s Purba Burdwan district, police said on Sunday. Biswajit Turi was clicking the selfie near Noadar Dhal station when he was hit by the train on Friday, an official said. He was taken to a hospital where he died.last_img


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first_imgDetroit Red Wings fans have long been known for throwing dead octupuses on the ice during games. Danish soccer fans throw dead rats.According to The Times of India, the Bronby club has been fined $17,000 by the Danish football association because some loyal fans chucked dead rodents at FC Copenhagen players during an April match. Copenhagen won the match, 1-0, despite the dead animal assault.Here’s the rat tossing that drew the fine. It’s gross.last_img


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