Gianluigi Buffon brushed off questions about the hysteria Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid has caused.Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri voiced concerns that Ronaldo’s arrival has stirred up “too much euphoria” ahead of the new Serie A season.But the hype in Turin does not appear to have reached club icon Buffon, who sidestepped the topic of the Portugal superstar in a media conference on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 40-year-old goalkeeper left Juve for Paris Saint-Germain over the off-season and has moved to detach himself from events at his former home.”What Juve are doing now is something that only concerns me as a spectator,” Buffon told reporters.”Juventus is a great club, like PSG, and I believe that both have done their best, and will continue to do so, to make their teams as competitive as they can.”While Allegri is attempting to cool the excitement around Ronaldo’s signing, the addition of the Champions League’s all-time leading goalscorer has heightened belief Juve could end a drought in the competition which stretches back to 1996.Europe’s most-coveted club crown is one of few trophies to have eluded Buffon, but the veteran insists three final defeats had nothing to do with him leaving Italy. @gianluigibuffon #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/AhoaM5Xgid— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) July 28, 2018″The meaning of this choice was so I could continue to play … at the highest level,” he said.”Plus, I have always been excited by a challenge in a foreign country … and such an ambitious and important one as Paris.”I think that after 40 years in Italy, changing is something that can help me improve as a man and as a professional because I’m getting into a new world.”
West Ham United have agreed a deal to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez from German side Bayer Leverkusen, the Premier League club said on Thursday.The 29-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, known as ‘Chicharito’, is expected to arrive in London in the next few days for a medical and to finalise personal terms on a transfer British media are reporting to be worth 16 million pounds ($20.75 million).Hernandez joined Manchester United from Chivas in 2010 and scored 59 goals in 156 appearances, as well as having a loan spell at Madrid, before joining Leverkusen in August 2015.In Germany, he netted 39 times in 76 matches, and he is also Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer, after he scored his 47th international goal on his 91st appearance, against Croatia in May.($1 = 0.7710 pounds)
It looks like Gibraltar will join Greece in Group H of World Cup Qualifying. With the addition of Gibraltar, Greece will begin their qualifying campaign in September and their friendly with Russia will be canceled.In May, Gibraltar and Kosovo became members of FIFA. As new members of FIFA, the two associations have completed the necessary actions to partake in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. The addition of the two teams slightly complicates matters since the groups for qualifying were already decided last July. UEFA has implemented a task force to smoothly integrate Gibraltar and Kosovo into qualifying. Europe’s World Cup Qualifying currently has a total of 9 groups, 7 groups of 6 teams (Groups A-G) and 2 groups of 5 teams (Groups H and I). It is expected that Gibraltar and Kosovo will each be placed in a current group of 5 teams, Group H and Group I, resulting in 9 qualifying groups of 6 teams.Greece has been drawn in a group with a total of five teams (Group H), along with Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Estonia, and Cyprus. UEFA will most likely place Gibraltar and Kosovo in Groups H and I rather than performing a draw for their placement in the groups. In this scenario, Gibraltar will join Greece’s group while Kosovo will enter Group I. Due to the fact that both Greece and Cyprus do not recognize Kosovo as an independent state, it seems impossible that Kosovo will be placed in Group H. Although UEFA’s final decision on the matter is expected to be announced in June, this is the most likely scenario.With the addition of Gibraltar to Greece’s group, the National team will begin qualifying in September, rather than October (Greece had a bye in Matchday 1). Additionally, Greece’s friendly with Russia, which is scheduled for September 6, will be canceled.*Gibraltar has been a member of UEFA since 2013 and competed for the first time in an international competition during UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying.**Greece fell three places in the FIFA World Rankings for the month of June. Greece was previously 37th and now sits in 40th in the rankings**Source: www.agonasport.comTweetPinShare0 Shares
zoom Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri suspended all of the production activities at its Monfalcone shipyard after the local Carabinieri Unit for the Protection of Environment seized some areas of the shipyard yesterday.The Carabinieri have seized some areas of the Monfalcone shipyard which are strategic for the proper running of the production process, intended for sorting processing residues, Fincantieri said.The seizure was ordered by the Criminal Court of Gorizia as part of an investigation into alleged illegal waste management at the site initiated in May 2013, which according to Fincantieri was already rejected by the Preliminary Investigating Judge (GIP) at the Court of Gorizia, and by the latter Court on appeal.Following acceptance of the subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court filed by the Public Prosecutor at the Court of Gorizia, the latter was involved in the matter again and this time ordered the seizure.Fincantieri said that notwithstanding the intention to urgently take all the appropriate actions in court in order to obtain the revocation of the seizure, the company was forced, in accordance with the aforementioned decision of the Court, to suspend as of June 30 the working activities for all the workers involved in the production cycle of the Monfalcone shipyard.
A powerful young speaker with important messages about personalchoices and road safety is visiting Nova Scotia schools nextweek, beginning Monday, May 17. High school students across the province will hear how CaraJohnston lost her twin sister in a speed-related car crash theday after their 18th birthday. They’ll also hear Ms. Johnston’smessage that teenagers have options when making decisions thatcould put themselves and others in danger. “Few speakers have the ability to relate to young audiences anddeliver powerful messages as well as Cara Johnston,” said RonRussell, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “Herpresentation about changing attitudes could ultimately savelives.” Ms. Johnston, age 24, has spoken to more than 300,000 studentsacross North America. This will be the fourth year in a row thatshe has spoken to Nova Scotia students. The Nova Scotia tour is sponsored by the province of Nova Scotia,the Road Safety Advisory Committee, and Highway 104 WesternAlignment Corp.
New Delhi: Services were affected for nearly two hours on the Red Line of the Delhi Metro due to a technical snag in the Dilshad Garden-Shahdara section of the corridor on Wednesday, officials said. The Red Line connects Rithala in Delhi to Shahid Sthal (New Bus Adda) in Ghaziabad. “Due to an OHE (overhead electricity) issue on the Dilshad Garden-Shahdara section, train services were affected. As a result, trains were temporarily run in two separate loops,” a senior DMRC official said. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagar Services between Shahdara and Dilshad Garden stations were run on a single line until the sang was rectified, he said. Only one station Jhilmil falls on the Shahdara and Dilshad Garden section. The DMRC had posted on Twitter around noon time that services were affected and trains were run on two separate loops. Later in another tweet, the DMRC said, “Normal services resumed at 1:45pm”.
New Delhi: The latest circular which clarified the eligibility for availing disability pension by armed forces personnel was issued after data analytics found that the provision meant for the needy was being misused, the CBDT chairman has said. Taking to PTI, CBDT chief P C Mody said the circular issued on June 24 was not a new directive but only in clarification to the stated policy. “We have full respect for the soldiers working in the armed forces. If there is any disability, then this provision is there but what happened was that over a period of time, the data analytics showed that many were claiming it and that it was being misused. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”To stop this, a clarificatory circular was issued. If disability happens due to action, then this pension is untaxed as it has been,” the CBDT chief said. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which frames policy for the Income Tax Department, had issued circular no 13 of 2019 stating “such tax exemption will be available only to armed forces personnel who have been invalidated from service on account of bodily disability attributable to or aggravated by such service and not to personnel who have been retired on superannuation or otherwise.” Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsA CBDT circular acts as a policy directive for tax authorities across the country while assessing the income, tax and the exemptions of an assessee. Soon after this was issued, defence and war veterans expressed their anguish. The Army, through its official social media posts, said that over the years, broad-banding and the compensation awarded for disability with income tax exemption had led to a rise in the number of personnel claiming disability even for lifestyle diseases. “Indian Army is concerned for all personnel who are invalidated out of service in combat conditions or otherwise, and need additional support and discourages those who seek financial gains through their disabilities,” it added. The trend is worrisome, that too when the security challenges to the nation are on the rise, the Army said on Twitter. Following the controversy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s office had also tweeted a letter, saying ineligible personnel had gained from the disability benefits provided by the government to soldiers. Armed forces personnel, including from the Navy and the Air Force, get separate pension if they suffer any kind of disability in the line of duty. The amount depends on their rank and the kind of disability. A group of disabled war veterans of these forces had expressed their resentment at the move, saying, “Disability compensation is not only limited to war or operation disabilities, but is also available to all other medical conditions that arise while a person is serving in the military.” “In fact, as per rules, all disabilities arising in service are presumed to be related to service conditions since a person joins the military after a series of tests for physical and mental fitness,” the veterans said in a letter.
Marrakech – The flag of the United Kingdom may be in danger of disappearing, according to the BBC. The British news outlet recently aired a program on Scottish independence with presenter Andrew Neil. The consequence of a ‘yes’ vote for Scottish independence in a referendum to be held on 18 September would be far reaching. It would open the question of the British nuclear deterrent of four Vanguard submarines and 58 Trident nuclear based missiles at Faslane, in Scotland. The Scottish First Minister made it clear that in the event of Scottish independence, the Faslane base must close and the Trident nuclear force would have to find another port. The program suggested that the UK government does not seem to have an alternate location. This could conceivably mean the end of the British nuclear deterrent, just as Russia seeks to return to its Cold War antagonistic stance toward the West.The nuclear deterrent has been a key part of the United Kingdom’s global role as an ally of America since 1945. Losing the deterrent would mean that the United Kingdom could lose its position as a world power. Scotland would also require part of the United Kingdom’s already severely-reduced armed forces, including the transfer of three infantry battalions amongst other units. According to General Sir Mike Jackson, a former Chief of the General Staff, this transfer would significantly reduce the UK military’s ability to act independently. Simon Jenkins, a distinguished journalist, welcomed this military downsizing, as it would hasten the process of the UK’s adjustment to its new role as a smaller country: a much needed reality check, he inferred. He also doubted that the term “British” would continue to be used, and “English” would become the accepted term. Experts suggested that other parts of the United Kingdom might also seek changes to their constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom. Former Northern Irish First Minister David Trimble said that a ‘yes’ vote for Scotland could encourage a renewed impetus towards full Irish independence. He noted the strong relationship between Northern Ireland’s Protestant political organizations and similar bodies in Scotland.A Welsh politician said that Scottish independence could also encourage further autonomy and self-government for Wales, although full independence is unlikely.Nicholas Farage, leader of the UKIP party, noted that the red cross on a white background, the flag of St. George, was already being widely used in England. He felt that the setup, where Scottish and Welsh MPs voted on matters pertaining to England, only could not continue in its present form. There was also speculation about the future of David Cameron as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party in the event of a Scottish ‘yes’ vote for independence. He has said that he would not resign in the event of a ‘yes’ vote, but it would be seen as another personal failure, following the rejection of his attempt to block the appointment of Jean Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. This could be seen as a symptom the failure of Cameron’s EU policy, further isolating the UK within the EU.Experts stressed however that winning a Scottish independence vote would not necessarily mean the transfer of all powers to Scotland, even if it did win the referendum vote on 18 September. Much would have to be negotiated before making a constitutional change. The question of Scotland’s currency being linked to the pound sterling, the thorny question of the division of North Sea Oil profits, and whether Scotland would take on its share of UK national debts are among items that have yet to be negotiated. The process could take years.Even if there is no ‘yes’ vote at the referendum on Scottish independence, the process of greater autonomy for the different regions is well underway, and likely to continue. The United Kingdom is changing. A constitution that has lasted centuries will probably have to change as well. It will perhaps be some time before a Scottish embassy opens in Rabat with its white and blue flag. The United Kingdom’s entrepreneurial private sector economy remains strong, and is growing despite the recession. The City of London remains a key global financial center and an important partner for Morocco. It may well be that devolution in the UK may yet offer more independent opportunities for investment in the Kingdom.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.
PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Pyongyang is upgrading its overcrowded mass transit system with brand-new subway cars, trams and buses in a campaign meant to show leader Kim Jong Un is raising the country’s standard of living.The long-overdue improvements are a modest but welcome change for the North Korean capital’s roughly 3 million residents, who have few options to get to work or school.First came new, high-tech subway cars and electric trolleybuses — each announced by the media with photos of Kim personally conducting the final inspection tours. Now, officials say three new electric trams are running daily routes across Pyongyang.The lack of passenger cars on Pyongyang’s roads has benefits. Traffic jams are uncommon and the city has refreshingly clean, crisp air. But mass transit can be slow and uncomfortable.Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press
10 January 2009The top United Nations envoy leading peace talks in the war-ravaged eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today denied remarks attributed to him in an article published yesterday by the Reuters news agency. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon”s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Olusegun Obasanjo, is tasked with facilitating the talks between the Government and the mainly Tutsi rebel militia (CNDP), aimed at ending the on-going conflict which has uprooted an estimated 250,000 people since August mainly in the North Kivu province.In an interview published by Reuters on Friday, renegade general Laurent Nkunda was quoted as saying that the Special Envoy stated, “MONUC [the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC] was wrong” to dismiss CNDP allegations of Government forces redeploying in UN-monitored buffer zones set up to avoid fresh conflict.Mr. Obasanjo stressed that “he did not express such an opinion,” in a press release issued by his spokesperson today.In an earlier press statement on 20 December, he noted that “following investigations, the CNDP”s allegations proved to be without foundation. The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General stands by his statement,” his spokesperson added.The Special Envoy also reiterated his full confidence in MONUC and underscored the positive role the mission is playing in the DRC.
OTTAWA — The country is getting a clearer picture of the level of foreign cash in some of the hottest housing markets, adding more statistical fuel to the debate about how much influence foreign buyers have in driving prices to unimaginable heights and what should be done about it.The new housing statistics by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and Statistics Canada shows that foreign buyers owned 3.4 per cent of all residential properties in Toronto and 4.8 per cent of residential properties in Vancouver.For condos, CMHC says foreign buyers owned less than one per cent of the condo stock in 17 metropolitan areas across the country.The data also show foreign-owned homes are more expensive than those owned by Canadian residents.Regulatory overkill is driving Canada’s biggest homebuilder southCondos are selling like hotcakes in Montreal, in fact they are breaking recordsDevelopers are building more condos in Canada than ever before — and that has economists scratching their headsGraham Haines, research and policy manager at the Ryerson City Building Institute, said the foreign buyer data hint at larger issues about speculation in the real estate sector, making it the canary in the coal mine of a growing affordability problem.“Investors in the real estate market are the same no matter where they’re from, whether they’re Canadian or foreign investors,” he said.“What we’ve seen since 2010 is there is a lot more investment and speculation happening in the real estate market no matter where those people are coming from.”Which raises the question for policy makers: What to do now?Experts are split.Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Financial Group, said the low proportion of foreign buyers nationally doesn’t mean their influence in the housing market is just as small. Even a small percentage of new buyers in a market that is already stretched can have large ripple effects, he said.“These numbers, especially in Vancouver, might be a little bit lower than I might have guessed, (but) it’s still a very significant portion and to me this does show how foreign investors are a very big part in driving these markets.”David Madani, senior Canada economist at Capital Economics, said the data suggest the influence of foreign buyers isn’t the primary driver of housing prices. More pressing is excessive mortgage credit from domestic banks and less-regulated non-bank lenders, as reflected in Canada’s high level of household debt, he said.A spokeswoman for Finance Minister Bill Morneau said future data releases will drive any future policy decisions.“We have always stressed the need for reliable data in order to make evidence-based decisions when it comes to protecting what is, for many Canadians, the most important investment they will make,” Chloe Luciani-Girouard said.The data released was the first in a multi-year effort to create the most comprehensive database of homes and owners. The plan is to have data on some 5,000 municipalities by the end of 2022, with more data on sales and country of origin among other variables.The next set of information is set to be released next spring.Tuesday was the first view of the stock of housing in the census metropolitan areas of Toronto and Vancouver, which combined included 45 municipalities, and 15 additional metropolitan areas surveyed by CMHC. The two agencies found that foreign investors have an appetite for newer model condominium apartments in Toronto and Vancouver.CMHC survey data showed that non-resident ownership rates hovered at 1.2 per cent in Toronto and Vancouver in buildings built before 1990, but jumped to 4.3 per cent in Vancouver for anything built between 2000 and 2009, and 4.1 per cent in Toronto for anything built since 2010. That means those units may not be available for local residents in need of a home or rental unit, Haines said.“It seems like a relatively small number, but when we talk about vacancy rate in the rental market, anything below three per cent is a big deal,” he said.And there are hints foreign buyers are finding new markets in which to invest, particularly Montreal. The CMHC survey found the city’s Nun’s Island had the largest increases in the share of non-resident owners over the last year, climbing from 4.3 per cent in 2016 to 7.6 per cent this year.CMHC believes that part of the increase in Montreal overall could be related to investors trying to avoid the 15 per cent foreign ownership tax in Toronto and Vancouver. Another explanation could be that new foreign investors see Montreal as an undervalued market ready to take off, Porter said.Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is now lobbying the Quebec government for the powers to tax foreign owners similar to Toronto and Vancouver.“I’m not planning on putting a tax, I’m planning on getting the power from Quebec to create a tax if necessary. This is still in the plan,” she said.— With files from Morgan Lowrie in Montreal.
President Mamnoon said the followers of all religions enjoyed complete freedom in Pakistan, and called for promoting religious tourism between the two Countries. The President further said Pakistan offered opportunities of quality education, which could be availed by Sri Lankan students. (Colombo Gazette) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today said Sri Lanka was the closest friend of Pakistan, and stressed the need to further enhance trade relations between the two Countries.In a meeting with Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Sri Lanka Major General (retd) Shahid Ahmed Hashmat who called on him at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, the President emphasized that maximum cooperation must be extended to Sri Lanka in the field of investment and Sri Lankan investors should be encouraged to invest in Pakistan, DND Pakistan reported. Mamnoon Hussain said Buddhist tourists visiting Pakistan were being provided all possible facilities.
Google wants new emojis to represent professional women MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Google wants professional women to be better represented in emoji form.In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.” The proposal says women — and those under 30 in particular — are the most frequent users of emojis.Sample emojis provided by Google in the proposal show several female characters in professional clothing, including business suits, lab coats, medical scrubs and construction hats. One sample emoji even has a pitchfork and a farmer’s hat. Google has also included sample male versions of the same emojis.Mountain View, California-based Google wants Unicode to standardize the emojis by the end of the year. FILE – In this March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is proposing a new set of emojis to highlight professional women. Google proposed in May 2016 to create a set of a emojis “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s careers and empowering girls everywhere.” (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File) by The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2016 11:39 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Seven seats are available for the Brock University Students Administrative Council/Senate byelections later this month.Campaigning will begin Oct. 20, and voting will take place from Oct. 28-30. Results will be announced Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m.The Brock University Students’ Administrative Council (BUSAC) is a branch of the elected student government within BUSU.BUSAC is a faculty-based electoral body that governs over decisions such as bylaws, club funding, capital requests, political policies, elections, and has several committees across a number of spectrums that BUSU oversees.The Senate is responsible for the educational policy of the University, and with the approval of the Board in so far as expenditure of funds is concerned, may enact bylaws and regulations for the conduct of its affairs.Voting will be done online. Students will receive a ballot to their Brock email to vote for the five Senate positions, while students in the Faculties of Business and Social Sciences will receive an additional ballot to vote for their BUSAC representative.2014 BUSAC/Senate byelection candidates:Senate (1-year term): 2 seats available• Carlin Jessop• Jennifer Rubbra• Antonio SergiSenate (2-year term): 3 seats available• Spencer Dawson• Hanan Moussa• Sam Piccolo• Jeremy SteinhausenFaculty of Social Sciences: 1 seat available• Monique Blake• Megann Friesen• Ali Hammoud• Jad Nasser• Geraldine RiegerFaculty of Business: 1 seat available• Gavin Lutz• Deeksha Sharma• Someer VermaThe Senate currently consists of 67 members. This includes 36 elected full-time teaching staff and professional librarians, and two members of the Board of Trustees, six undergraduate and two graduate students, and one Alumni Association representative elected by their respective constituencies.For more information, email Chief Returning Officer Jimmy Norman.
DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund guaranteed its spot in the Champions League knockout stage after a 0-0 draw with Club Brugge on Wednesday.The result leaves Dortmund second in Group A, two points behind Atletico Madrid — which beat Monaco 2-0 earlier to advance — and five ahead of Brugge, which is assured of third place.Christian Pulisic and Marco Reus missed the best first-half chances for the Bundesliga leader. Pulisic fired straight at goalkeeper Ethan Horvath when he should have scored, while Reus shot just wide with only Horvath to beat after Paco Alcacer sent him though.Brugge was without wide players Arnaut Groeneveld and Thibault Vlietinck, who had caused problems for Dortmund in their opening match, a 1-0 win for the German side on Sept. 18. Without their injured wingers, the visitors concentrated mostly on defending.Dortmund displayed more urgency after the break, albeit without creating any chances as good as the first half’s.Emmanuel Dennis went closest for Brugge.Dortmund visits Monaco and Brugge hosts Atletico in the group’s last games on Dec. 11.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida mother was charged with child neglect after, police said, she left her three children unattended in the parking lot of a supermarket in Davie.Thirty-four-year-old Marialie Sainville was released from jail on Sunday after spending a night behind bars.According to Davie Police, the suspect ran into the Publix along Stirling Road and Southwest 61st Avenue, on Saturday, and left her children — ages 1 ,3 and 6 — alone inside her car. Investigators said she was inside for about four minutes before someone spotted the children in the vehicle and called 911.Sainville’s children have since been placed with a relative.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, October 17, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.Town Yardwaste Recycling Center: The Recycling Center, located off Old Main Street at the Wilmington/Woburn line, will be open for leaf and brush drop-off from 8am to 2pm. Only Wilmington residents will be allowed to use the facility for leaves and brush drop-off. Residents must show an ID at the entrance to the facility. No grass clippings will be accepted. No contractors or commercial vehicles will be allowed. Residents using the Recycling Center must purchase a punch card for $15 which will be good for 5 visits to the center. Punch cards may be purchased Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office at Town Hall. Cards purchased previously that have unpunched visits are still valid.At Wilmington Town Hall: The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Read the agenda HERE.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Mr. & Mrs. WHS Contest will take place at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Coffee with a Cop at 10am. Tech Help Drop-in at 2pm. Kindergarten Book Club at 3:45pm. Not a Fright in Sight at 6:30pm. Current Events Discussion Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Podiatrist at 9:30am. Beading Group at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Senator Bruce Tarr’s Office Hours at 11am. Moments Cafe at 1pm. Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For November 14, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 24, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 10, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
reading • Dark mode color scheme is coming to iPhones with iOS 13 At the end of 2018, there were 1.4 billion Apple devices actively used around the globe, the company said in late January during its quarterly earnings report. More than 900 million of them were iPhones.Meanwhile, Apple has more different operating systems than ever before. There’s iOS for iPhones and iPads, MacOS for its computers, tvOS for Apple TV and watchOS for the Apple Watch. Then there’s Apple Pay, iTunes, Apple Music, the App Store, iCloud, HomeKit and various other apps and services. It’s critical that Apple make a strong impression at WWDC with the next versions of its software. See also Apple’s annual developer convention kicked off Monday at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California (fittingly enough for fans of dark mode, the show’s opening video featured the song “I Guess I Should Go to Sleep” by Jack White). The confab is in its 30th year, and it’s the third year for Apple to hold its developer conference in San Jose. The city — the third biggest in California and 10th largest in the US — is about 50 miles south of San Francisco and only about 10 miles from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.WWDC is where Apple details its newest software and services that will arrive on devices later in the year. The company may be best known for its hardware, but the seamless integration of its hardware with its software is what sets Apple apart from rivals. Apple’s ability to control every aspect of its products — something that began when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded the company in 1976 — has been key in making it the most powerful company in tech. Now playing: Watch this: Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC 46 Photos See All Dark mode for iOS 13: iPhone’s dark side never looked so good The long-rumored announcement didn’t come as much of a surprise. Just last week, leaked screenshots showing off Apple’s take on dark mode surfaced on 9to5Mac. It’s also worth noting that Google introduced a similar feature for Android Q users at its I/O developer conference last month. Dark Mode comes to Apple iOS Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad 2:45 As of February 24, 83% of Apple’s mobile devices on the market were running iOS 12, the company’s mobile software from late 2018. Another 12% used iOS 11, and 5 percent of devices ran an older version, according to the company’s developer dashboard. By comparison, only about 10% of Android devices ran Google’s latest software, dubbed Pie, as of May 7At the end of Apple’s WWDC presentation last year, the company gave a sneak peak of Project Marzipan, its effort to make it easy to take apps developed for iOS devices to Macs. Its MacOS update released in September included four of Apple’s own apps that originated on iOS — News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home.. CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this story. Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Post a comment Share your voice Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Apple Event Tags Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now 0 • Apple WWDC 2019 With iOS 13, native Apple apps and interfaces can ditch the white backgrounds in favor of black. James Martin/CNET WWDC, Apple’s annual developers conference, brought the usual slew of software announcements meant to power Apple’s hardware through the new year. Among them: An alternative dark mode color scheme for devices running iOS 13, the newest version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones. Enable it, and your phone will replace the light-colored interfaces in native Apple apps like Maps, Mail and Messages with a much darker design. 9 Photos Mobile Tech Industry Wellness WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote
Download AudioThis year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when civil rights activists from across the United States joined together to register black voters in the Deep South. It was a summer marred by violence and filled with hope for much of the country. But in Alaska,things were different.Rosa Foster darts around her small kitchen making oatmeal. Formal china is on the table, family photos line the walls and shelves. The hyperactive 81 year old jumps –from story to story as she puts away the tub of margarine and box of sugar.“So anyway, I was a good teacher, I know I was,” she says. “If you came from Mrs. Foster’s, let me tell you something, if you came from Ms. Foster’s, you’re gonna know something.”We settle onto the couch in her crowded den, the TV constantly on in the background. She alternates between telling more stories and answering her phone as her oatmeal grows cold.Foster moved to Anchorage from Virginia in 1961 with her husband, who was in the military, and their two young children. She says she met her neighbors, who were all welcoming.“This lady and I, we were friendly so, much later I thought let me tell this lady I’m a teacher, just talking cause we were getting closer now. She says ‘Oh, you’re a teacher?’ I say ‘Yeah!’ She says ‘Do you want to go to work?’ I say ‘Yeah!’ She says ‘Cause if you do I’ll watch the kids for you.’”Foster recalls the intricate details of getting her first job as a third grade teacher at Fairview Elementary. The way she tells it, she went to the school district administration and demanded exactly where she would teach and what level.She was one of the first black teachers in the city, but she says she didn’t feel like any of the other teachers or the students treated her any differently, not like in Virginia.Foster says when they bought a house in Airport Heights in 1963, some of her friends were a bit concerned. “This friend I met told me, ‘There’s no black folk in that neighborhood! Child, nobody livin’ up there! You guys…’”But her friend thought the Fosters might be okay since they both had white-collar jobs. Foster says she became fast friends with her neighbors and taught them about her family’s way of doing things.“Nece, my daughter, would be in here and I’d be pressing her hair. And this girl would be over here, saying ‘What are you doing?’” Foster recalls, laughing. “And I say ‘Pressing her hair!’ And she says ‘That the way you do it?’ ‘Yeah we do it like that.’ A lot of acculturation takes place.”Around the same time, Cal Williams moved from Louisiana to Anchorage. He had spent most of the summer of 1964 registering voters. That fall he and two other students integrated Northeast Louisiana State College. As he was fighting to end segregation in his home state, two of his friends moved up to Alaska.“These friends of mine were saying ‘Oh we don’t have all that up here. We’ve got white friends and we’re going to school out at the university and they love us. We’re playing basketball.’ So indeed that was a curiosity to me.”Williams says he decided to join them and he did find a place where people of different colors were friends.“Black people, I contend, had more intrinsic power, at that time, on a scale, I would say, than we have now. At that time, there were a number of black people who had the ability to hire other blacks.”He says there were black-owned construction companies building for the government and black-owned clubs serving the community. But not everyone agrees that Anchorage was a relative utopia in terms of race relations. Richard Watts Jr. moved to Anchorage as a small boy in 1949.“Discrimination was hidden in Anchorage, Alaska in the 50s and 60s, whereas if you were in the Lower 48 and the southern part of the Lower 48, it was out in front of you,” Watts says.In 1951, the home of a black family in Rogers Park was torched. After that, Watts’ parents helped start the Anchorage NAACP. Watts says the black community was only allowed to live in certain parts of town.No one would sell them a house in west Anchorage, so his family bought a home in the eastern part of Nunaka Valley. To shop, they drove to the Carrs Brothers on Gambell in Fairview because the store sold things like pigs feet and chitlins for cooking southern soul food.“It was located in the heart of the black community and it was solely supported, mostly, by the black community, and yet there were no blacks employed in the store.”So in 1963, when Watts was 16, the NAACP started a boycott. For three weeks Watts joined others picketing in front of the store. And when the boycott ended, he was hired as a bagger.“Because you were put in that position representing the black community, you always had to put your best foot forward,” he says. “You worked 110% harder than anybody else there just to make sure they never had an excuse to dismiss you or demote you.”Watts says it was a comfortable place to work, and he was quickly promoted. Within a few years he was a store manager, then a director of groceries. Now he’s in charge of the beverage and tobacco divisions.But Rosa Foster says not all of the stores were as progressive as Carrs. She recalls trying to buy shoes at JC Penny’s for her children and being ignored by the sales clerk.“She was helping another person, but she was through. But then another person came in, she went on to wait on her…”Foster is interrupted by yet another call. “I don’t believe this,” she mutters as she hurries off to answer the ringing phone, her cold breakfast long forgotten.