APTN National NewsA Yukon petition many months in the making was delivered to the Yukon legislature Tuesday.For two years, a group of Yukoners have been collecting signatures opposing fracking.APTN’s Shirley McLean explains the petition is one of the largest in Yukon history.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 12, 2019:#1) Last Day Of SchoolIt’s over. Wilmington Public Schools is holding an early release day for all students.#2) Wilmington School Committee MeetingThe Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Group Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Board Of Appeals MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.#5) One-Woman Play About Christine McAuliffe At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a play about Christine McAuliffe at 6:30pm. Ask anyone about Christa McAuliffe and they will tell you exactly where they were when the Challenger shuttle launched; however, few people understand who Mrs. McAuliffe really was. American’s Teacher in Space was an educational pioneer and her goals and accomplishments are explored in this multi-media performance experience, which debuted in 2016 in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the challenger launch. Kalaora, Founder and Artistic Director of History at Play, has garnered nationwide attention for her one-woman, living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women. Her performances have received accolades from journalists, actors, and historians alike and have earned statewide and national recognition, as CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa was honored by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, and is produced with the support and approval of both the McAuliffe and Corrigan Families. This family-friendly program is suitable for anyone grades 1 and up. Register HERE.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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Julian AssangeWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.The 45-year-old Australian denies the accusations in Sweden that date back to 2010, which he fears will see him extradited to the United States.He has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 and risks being arrested by British police as soon as he steps out of the building.His Swedish lawyer Per Samuelsson said the new motion was filed because US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting Assange would be “a priority”.”This implies that we can now demonstrate that the US has a will to take action… this is why we ask for the arrest warrant to be cancelled so that Julian Assange can fly to Ecuador and enjoy his political asylum,” Samuelsson told AFP.He said the motion was filed in a Stockholm court on Wednesday and that it should take two to three weeks for a ruling.Assange fears imprisonment in the United States over the leaking by WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of secret US military and diplomatic documents that first gained attention in 2010.He has made numerous appeals to Swedish courts, including the Supreme Court, but has lost eight bids to cancel the arrest warrant.Swedish judges have refused to take into account the opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which in February 2016 said Assange “was arbitrarily detained” by Sweden and Britain and called for the warrant to be annulled.
Kolkata: State Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim on Thursday said that a few aspects of security would be put into place before opening Biswa Bangla Gate, popularly known as Kolkata Gate, for the common public.”The construction work is complete. We have also received the safety certificate from RITES and other requisite certificates. Some work in the security aspect and the parking lot needs to be done, which will take another ten days. Once it is ready, we will seek time from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for its inauguration,” Hakim said, after visiting the site of the gate at Rabindra Tirtha crossing in New Town. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBanerjee had instructed Hakim on Wednesday to properly check all aspects and to give special emphasis on safety and security of the structure. A senior official of the department informed that Bidhannagar City Police, which is responsible for its security, will install metal detectors at the entrance of the gate. The state government has already received safety certificates from RITES and wind tunneling technology certificate from Kanpur IIT. “The elevator at Kolkata Gate which is already functional, needs to have facilities so that people visiting the place do not get drenched in case of rain. We will be creating a glass shed for this. Some minor work needs to be done at the parking lot as well, which will accommodate 70 cars,” a senior official of the Urban Development department said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe minister was accompanied by the chairman of West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) Debashis Sen and the commissioner of Bidhannagar City Police Gyanwant Singh. HIDCO is the body which is implementing the project. A major attraction of the 55 metre high gate will be a cafeteria, which will have dinner facilities in the night. There will also be a tunnel on the gate, which will be decorated with several photographs representing Bengal’s culture, while the outer part of the entire tunnel will be covered with lights. It will be made approximately 25 metres above the ground. Visitors will be able to use the lifts on one side of the gate to reach the Visitors’ Gallery and the cafeteria. The Visitors’ Gallery, along with the cafeteria, will be surrounded by glass which will be part of the wall. From there, people will have a majestic view of the entire New Town and Rajarhat area. The construction of the gate had started on March 6, 2017.
There’s a marketplace full of tech trying to replace the humble metal key with apps: Just tap a button and your door opens. There are advantages. Business owners, for example, can easily control who has access to their offices and when. But, well, is it a good idea? Answer: Yes, as long as you consider the following.Security: “With software and wireless, there is an entirely new set of vulnerabilities,” says security expert Marc Weber Tobias. Hacker break-ins, as well as the physical kind, are a real possibility. He suggests sticking to brands such as Schlage, Kwikset, Yale and Medeco, which have a track record of producing reliable locks.Keypad: Depending on a dedicated app for entry has its problems. Workers, say, may have incompatible devices, and a dead phone could result in a lockout. To avoid snafus, consider a smartlock that also has a number-combination keypad bypass.Compatibility: If you’re building out an automated office — one where, for instance, the lights and air-conditioning automatically turn on when a door is unlocked — make sure your lock works with your preferred automation platform, whether it be Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings or another option.Remote access: How much control do you need? Some smartlocks allow you to open and close them from anywhere in the world via app, while others only give you this ability if you’re within Bluetooth range. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. This story appears in the September 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global September 19, 2016 Register Now » 2 min read