Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have booked a man for allegedly raping a 22-year-old girl on pretext of getting her job in a multi national company on Thursday evening. The victim has alleged that the man had called her to a hotel for meeting and raped her by making her consume drink laced with sedatives. Police have registered an FIR at Sihani gate police station based on victim’s complaint. According to police, the accused has been identified as Ankur Tyagi, a resident of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per reports, the victim is a native of Bulandshahr and she used to live at a rented accommodation in Sihani Gate area along with her cousin sister. Around one month ago the victim had quit her job as HR at a Noida based company and was looking for another job when she met the accused, the report said. “I came into contact with the accused through one of my friends who told me that he may help me out in getting a job. I spoke to him over phone and he promised me a lucrative job at a multi-national company in Noida. On Thursday, he had called me to a hotel in Sihani gate area for meeting and offered me a soft drink which was laced with sedatives. I fell unconscious after consuming the drink and the accused raped me. When I gained consciousness, I called police and registered a complaint against Tyagi,” read the complaint. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeanwhile police are yet to make any arrest into the matter. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under sector 376 (punishment for rape) of Indian Penal Code has been registered against Ankur Tyagi at Sihani Gate police station. We are investigating the matter and are checking CCTV footage of the hotel. As of now we have not made any arrest into the matter, however, investigations are underway and actions will be taken soon,” said Shlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City), Ghaziabad.
TORONTO – Ontario’s legislature plunged into chaos Wednesday as protesters and most of the Opposition were ejected for disrupting the government’s efforts to revive a bill slashing Toronto’s city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional.Shouts erupted from the public gallery and some hecklers were led out in handcuffs as Premier Doug Ford argued he was protecting democracy by invoking a constitutional provision to override the court decision, which found his plan to cut council during an election campaign violated freedom of expression rights.“This is about preserving the will of the people, this is about preserving democracy,” Ford said, citing his Progressive Conservatives’ victory in the spring election.Asked whether he believed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the premier said a democratically elected government should not be derailed by a “politically appointed” judge. Ford has maintained cutting Toronto city council to 25 seats from 47 is necessary to streamline decision-making and save taxpayer money.The council-cutting bill and the notwithstanding clause that will ensure its implementation were introduced by Ford’s government Wednesday afternoon following a commotion from the Opposition benches.The New Democrats attempted to drown out the reading of the bill by banging on their desks, prompting the Speaker to kick most of their ranks, including Leader Andrea Horwath, out of the house. Horwath said her party members had launched their protest to show they wouldn’t accept Ford’s “heavy-handed” decision lightly.Earlier in the day, members of the public in the legislature voiced their own discontent by coughing in unison to drown out the premier when he tried to speak. That disruption quickly turned into a series of shouts and heckles.“Shame on you, this is not democracy,” one man shouted at the premier. “We are the people.”The commotion drew repeated reprimands from the Speaker, who briefly recessed the house. The public gallery was cleared of all spectators and at least two protesters were handcuffed and taken away by security officers.Laura Barrett, a Toronto supply teacher who lined up to watch the debate but couldn’t make it inside before the gallery was shut down, said she wanted to show her disapproval at what she called a “constitutional tragedy.”“It’s totally antithetical to the idea of democracy and it’s a real mess,” she said, calling it absurd to reduce democracy to voting every four years.“That’s the whole point of the charter, it outlives and outlasts any one political movement or party…it goes to our fundamental rights as people. So don’t trample on those, but especially not for this, this is the pettiest thing.”The action at the legislature took place during an emergency session called by Ford — his second since taking office in June — after the court decision that went against his government earlier this week.The province’s use of the notwithstanding clause — a provision being invoked for the first time in Ontario — has drawn condemnation from critics, who’ve said it was not designed to deal with this kind of issue.Toronto Mayor John Tory has said invoking the notwithstanding clause is a “gross overreach” of the province’s powers, adding city staff will advise councillors at a special meeting on Thursday how the municipality can proceed with the upcoming Oct. 22 election.Horwath accused the premier of trampling people’s rights to pursue a personal vendetta against Toronto, where Ford served one term as a city councillor and unsuccessfully ran for mayor.“It’s a black eye for our province,” she said. “It’s a shame that our premier is such a petty, vindictive human being whose focus is on himself and his own quest to show those folks in Toronto that he’s the boss of them.”Interim Liberal Leader John Fraser said his party would introduce an amendment to the bill that could delay its passage after it is reintroduced.“There was chaos inside here today,” he said. “The premier has made a decision that has created instability and uncertainty and divided people.”Green party Leader Mike Schreiner said the premier appears to believe that winning a majority means he is above the law.“It is wrong for the premier to attack our fundamental charter rights for political gain,” he said. “He is bringing a dangerous view of democracy to Queen’s Park, predicated on his belief that he can rule by decree.”Ford does, however, have his supporters, some of whom have voiced their approval of the premier’s moves.“Your voters are 100 per cent with you Premier Ford,” one person tweeted in response to a message from Ford about the reintroduction of the bill. “We elected you to save the taxpayers money and to fix the huge mess the Liberals left the province in. And that is just what you are doing.”Political analysts said it’s difficult to gauge just how the move is playing out among residents in the absence of public opinion polls on the issue, but predicted it would have a polarizing effect.Jonathan Rose, an associate professor of political science at Queen’s University, said the decision may appeal to some of Ford’s base because it targets “many people’s favourite whipping-boy,” the City of Toronto. But he said Canadians consistently rank the charter as one their most prized institutions and some may conclude the premier is against it.“I think more reasoned, moderate conservatives might wonder why the premier is using such a powerful instrument on an issue that’s … not important in the minds of voters,” he said.Ford has said Tory legislators will be free to vote as they wish on the council-cutting bill and a major public service union urged them to break from party lines and oppose it.But it’s unlikely any will break ranks on this issue, said Genevieve Tellier, a political science professor at the University of Ottawa. The government is still new and legislators won’t want to jeopardize their futures by publicly opposing their leader so early on, she said.She said Ford’s assertion that the courts are interfering with a democratically elected government goes too far, since democracy depends on the checks and balances provided by an independent judiciary.“An elected official doesn’t have full power to do whatever he wants, she wants — there are some rules to follow, those of the constitution,” she said. “The judge reminded him about that.”
Connecticut, New Jersey and New York are suing the Trump administration over an IRS rule that weakens the states’ attempts to work around a cap on state and local tax deductions.Attorneys general for the states filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the Treasury and IRS in federal court in New York.The 2017 tax overhaul capped the deductions taxpayers can take on their federal returns for taxes paid at the state and local levels. That was a blow to taxpayers in states with high property taxes.In response, states like Connecticut, New Jersey and New York changed their laws to allow taxpayers to donate to charitable funds in exchange for tax credits.But a June IRS rule said taxpayers have to subtract the value of the credit from their charitable donations.A Treasury spokeswoman declined to comment.Mike Catalini, The Associated Press
“I commend the achievements of the humanitarian operation in Iraq and wish to highlight the impressive national response,” said Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in a press statement. “One of the things that impressed me the most was the exceptional level of cooperation between national counterparts, UN agencies and front-line NGOs [non-governmental organizations],” she added. From 24 and 26 July, Ms. Mueller met with senior officials and ministers from the Iraqi Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, as well as members of the international and humanitarian communities. She saw first-hand the complete devastation of districts in western Mosul’s old city. “I saw homes and entire neighbourhoods destroyed; no doubt, countless tragedies remain untold among the rubble,” she explained. With almost one million people fleeing Mosul, humanitarians’ “worst-case” estimates were surpassed. I saw homes and entire neighbourhoods destroyed; no doubt, countless tragedies remain untold among the rubbleDespite escalating needs, humanitarians adjusted their response and kept pace – with emergency sites and camps built in record time; over 18,000 people treated at trauma stabilization points near the front lines; and a quarter of a million adults and children received psychological first aid and psychosocial support. The deputy UN relief coordinator also pointed out that beyond Mosul, sustained efforts are also needed to support the millions of Iraqis displaced across the country. “Hundreds of thousands of people will try to return home in the coming months, and must do so in a safe, voluntary and dignified manner,” she emphasized. “Others will be unable to return home for some time due to the levels of destruction and contamination by explosive hazards in their communities.” Ms. Mueller also met with representatives from the Yazidi community and visited displaced communities. “Protection remains a top priority for minority groups in Iraq. The targeting of women – regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation – with rape, enslavement and other forms of violence, is a particularly disturbing feature of this crisis,” asserted Ms. Mueller. A key take-away from the visit was that “the humanitarian crisis there is far from over.” “Families lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods,” she continued. “I urge the international community to maintain its full commitment to supporting humanitarian assistance in Iraq, and I pledge that the United Nations will continue to stand with and support the Iraqi people.” While Ms. Mueller thanked the international community and donors for generously providing 3.5 million highly vulnerable Iraqis with assistance so far this year, she emphasized that the $985 million funding requirement for Iraq’s 2017 humanitarian operations is not yet half met.
“A continued demand for vans has seen the commercial vehicle market in 2014 return to pre-recession levels, reflecting the growing confidence of many businesses in the UK.” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The truck market has been distorted by the introduction of Euro-6 emissions regulations at the start of the year and new type approval legislation at year end, which affected fleet renewal patterns and caused a drop in registrations. The outlook for 2015 is bright, however, with stability expected to return to the market.”Click through to download the full December 2014 commercial vehicle news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Commercial vehicle market grows 11.0% to 363,155 units in 2014, the highest level since 2007.Van market leads growth, up 18.7% to 321,686 registrations for the year.Truck registrations fell 26.2% throughout the year due to changing legislation.
Three years in which she played in Viborg HK and Krim Mercator, Gorica Acimovic (27) goes back to Austria – Hypo. She signs two-years contract with team in which she played best Handball in her career until 2009.With Viborg HK, Acimovic won EHF Champions League 2009/2010. ← Previous Story KIF Kolding after Venio Losert? Next Story → Frisch Auf Goppingen is the first EHF Cup finalist! Gorica AcimovicHypo handball
A NEW STUDY has revealed that just like humans, animals can overindulge when they are in emotional turmoil.The study by the Western University of Health Sciences in California has found that while owners are part to blame for their fat pets, an animal will often consume more than they need in an attempt to dispel feelings of unhappiness and stress.DepressionPets are becoming prone to “emotional eating” because boredom, anxiety and depression, the study suggests.The study, which was published in the latest edition of the Journal of Veterinary Behavior, suggests the obesity rate is as much as 25 per cent in cats and 45 per cent in dogs.Certain breeds are also more likely to be fat than others. Dogs such as the Labrador retriever, cairn terrier, cavalier King Charles, Scottish terrier and cocker spaniel for dogs are the most common overweight dogs.Short-haired cats are more susceptible to putting on the pounds.The living habits of the animal also seem to play a role in how fat animals are. It has been found that obese cats are more likely to be living in houses with only one or two cats. Just like women, it is the female side of the canine world that are more susceptible to obesity than male dogs.Dr Frank McMillan, who was involved in the study said: Tiger playing with dogs is simultaneously kind of lovely and absolutely terrifying>10 animals who forgot how to be animals> The bottom line is that there is a ton of evidence in humans and animals like rodents that stress induced eating, or emotional eating, is a very real thing and contributes to obesity, so we should be looking at it in pet animals.
THE BEATLES PLAYED their first and only Irish concerts fifty years ago this week; whipping up mass hysteria as they whistled through a series of short-sharp shows in Belfast and Dublin.Much like the GPO in 1916 and U2′s Dandelion Market concerts in the late 70s — those who claimed to have been in attendance far outstrip the numbers who actually were.Believe it or not, the four-piece were on stage for only around 50 minutes when they played Dublin’s Adelphi Cinema on Middle Abbey Street in 1963 — completing two 25 minute sets in concerts staged at 6.30pm and 9 o’clock.Thirteen years earlier, screaming teenage girls were conspicuous by their absence when a seven-year-old George Harrison strolled along O’Connell Street sporting what looks like an early version of the Beatles mop-top haircut.The photo was taken by Arthur Fields — a Jewish-Ukranian street photographer who became a Dublin institution; it’s estimated he took over 180,000 images on and around O’Connell Bridge during his career before he retired in 1984.George was snapped in 1950 as he walked through town with his mother and his brother Pete. The Harrisons were close with their Drumcondra cousins — regularly taking the ferry from Merseyside to spend their holidays in the northside suburb.A documentary on Fields career is currently being produced by Dublin-based ‘El Zorrero Films’. Project director Ciaran Deeney told TheJournal.ie that they were currently in the middle of the shoot, and they had tracked down “dozens” of stories about the photographer since securing funding earlier this year as part of the ‘Arthur Guinness Projects’ programme.However, they’re still hoping to raise more money to complete the project, and Deeney’s asking anyone interested in seeing the final film to help them out by heading over to t-shock.net and buying a limited edition poster of one of Fields’ works.More background detail – including the facade of the old Metropole Cinema – can be made out in the picture on the right, also taken by Fields.Check out the Dublin Beatles Festival website for more details on anniversary events.Edit: The headline here initially referred to ‘O’Connell Bridge’, but our geography has since been corrected by a reader of a certain vintage. Many Thanks.Related: Do you remember photographer Arthur Fields of O’Connell Bridge?Also: Lennon or McCartney? Richard Bruton’s choice might surprise you…
A JUDGE HAS ruled that it was “entirely improper” that a mother contacted a Dáil deputy in relation to an ongoing court case.The judgment by High Court Judge Mr Justice Henry Abbott was in relation to a family law case during which a Circuit Court judge approached him about the case on behalf of the mother.He told the judge, named earlier this week as Desmond Hogan, that ”a judgment would issue on the web in due course in relation to the matter”.It followed the request of an unidentified TD, who had been contacted by the mother involved in the case and had been asked to make inquiries for her.The mother apologised for the approaching the Dáil deputy, saying that it was due to her being unrepresented at the time.Mr Justice Abbott added that he indicted to the parties involved in the trial that he didn’t intend to step down from proceedings “as other judges might have done in the circumstances”.The trial continued and the parties authorised him to the speak to the child involved, which he says indicated consensus that he should continue to act in the case.The President of the High Court and Circuit Court said earlier this week that the conversation had “no effect” on rulings.In a joint statement, they acknowledged that the incident “should not have happened”.Read: Conversation between two judges on family law case had ‘no effect’ on ruling
65-year-old Pericles Papadopoulos has been charged with the murder of Andonios Mirtsopoulos in the Melbourne Magistrates Court last Friday. Papadopoulos gave himself up to police after he had murdered Mirtsopoulos in the backyard of his Thompson Street house in Clayton because of an apparent dispute about a tomato patch. Earlier yesterday, the police interviewed him at length in relation to the incident. His lawyer, Grace Morgan, told the court it was her client’s first time in custody and he was in a poor state. She said he had long-term health issues including blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis and had a restless night in custody. Papadopoulos was assisted in court by a Greek interpreter before the magistrate remanded him and ordered that he undergo a psychiatric assessment.The prosecutor has requested Papadopoulos remain in custody until February next year. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A fuel-smuggling ring allegedly led by a Greek businessman who heads a bunkering company and an Athens soccer club deprived the state of some 3.5 million euros, police said on Wednesday.Officers arrested 15 suspected members of the racket, including 44-year-old Giorgos Spanos, who heads the bunkering company ETEKA as well as Atromitos soccer club, in connection with the scam.Another nine people are being sought in connection with the racket, which is alleged to have illegally supplied more than 4.5 million liters of fuel oil to gas stations across Attica.Apart from Spanos, key suspects detained by investigators include a senior official at the Environment Ministry and a customs officials. The pair are alleged to have tipped off the racket about scheduled inspections by authorities.According to police, ETEKA’s tanker truck drivers siphoned off fuel oil during deliveries to ships, mixed it with vehicle fuel and resold it through a network of gas stations. At least 12 gas stations in various parts of Attica, ranging from Halandri and Aspropyrgos to Petralona and Perama, were found to have been involved with the fuel smuggling racket. The gas pumps at all the “affiliated” outlets were found to have been tampered with.The probe was launched four months ago following an anonymous complaint regarding one of the affiliated gas stations, in Nikaia, near Piraeus, the owner of which is among the 15 suspects arrested. According to a police source, that gas station was put under surveillance for a week. “We observed fuel transfusions, from one truck to another, during the night,” the source told Kathimerini. After gaining access to the phone records of the 57-year-old gas station owner, police traced the other suspects, including Spanos.According to Justice Ministry statistics made public earlier this month, fuel smuggling has cost the Greek state some 30 billion euros over the past two decades.Source: Kathimerini
iPhone 4G/HD : la suite du feuilleton… au Viêt NamAprès l’incroyable scandale qui a suivi son apparition dans un bar de San José, l’iPhone 4G/HD semble parti pour un tour du monde. C’est au Viêt Nam que l’on a pu dernièrement voir la nouvelle star de chez Apple. Espérons que cela ne mette pas le feu aux poudres une nouvelle fois. Les Vietnamiens ayant fait la découverte ont tout naturellement décortiqué la bête. L’autopsie a révélé un processeur Apple A4, comme celui de l’iPad, l’autre star d’Apple. Il s’agit d’un processeur récent fabriqué par Samsung à partir du travail d’Apple, de PA Semi et d’Intrinsity. Niveau design, le site Taoviet a fait part de clichés qui montrent les quelques différences entre ce dernier modèle et le prototype dévoilé par le site Gizmodo (voir photos). Changement dramatique : les vis qui étaient situées à côté de la prise dock ne sont plus. De quoi créer un nouveau buzz ? Le 12 mai 2010 à 15:58 • Emmanuel Perrin
Une galaxie spirale plus vaste que prévu devient la plus grande connueNGC 6872 était déjà connue pour sa taille imposante, mais de nouvelles observations par ultraviolet ont montré qu’elle était en fait, avec 522 000 d’années-lumière, la plus vaste galaxie spirale jamais observée. Elle doit sa forme et ses dimensions à une collision avec la galaxie IC 4970 il y a 130 millions d’années. Cette découverte permet d’étudier comment se forment les galaxies les plus vastes.Cela ne lui suffisait pas d’être absolument gigantesque, NGC 6872 se trouve en fait être la plus grande galaxie spirale connue. Avec une étendue de 522 000 années-lumière, elle est cinq fois plus vaste que la Voie Lactée. Elle se situe dans la constellation australe du Paon, à 212 millions d’années-lumière de nous. NGC 6872 était connue depuis plusieurs décennies et sa taille la faisait déjà trôner parmi les galaxies les plus imposantes.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Mais selon une annonce de la NASA le 10 janvier, de nouvelles observations dans le domaine de l’ultraviolet ont montré que la galaxie était encore plus grande que ce que l’on pensait. Ce sont les archives du satellite GALEX (Galaxy Evolution Explorer), du European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, du Two Micron All Sky Survey, et du Spitzer Space Telescope de la NASA qui ont permis la découverte. “Sans la capacité de GALEX à détecter le rayonnement ultraviolet des étoiles les plus jeunes et les plus chaudes, confirme Rafael Eufrasio qui a mené l’étude à la NASA, nous n’aurions jamais pu comprendre l’étendue totale de cet étonnante galaxie”Deux galaxies en collisionSi cette galaxie spirale bat tous les records et qu’elle présente une forme étrange, c’est à cause de sa petite voisine IC 4970. La collision entre les deux colosses a nourri NGC 6872 et provoqué la naissance de nombreuses “nouvelles” étoiles. Le rayonnement ultraviolet émis montre qu’elles ont moins de 200 millions d’années. Selon une étude de 2007, les simulations indiquent que la collision entre les deux galaxies aurait eu lieu il y a 130 millions d’années. Les chercheurs pensent que c’est ainsi que se forment les plus grandes galaxies, y compris la nôtre.”Cette découverte permet de mieux comprendre l’évolution des galaxies et comment les grandes galaxies se sont formées à partir de petits agrégats dans les premiers temps de l’univers, poursuit Rafael Eufrasio auprès de Radio Canada. Ce n’est qu’un exemple de deux galaxies qui interagissent, mais dans le passé, ce genre d’événement se produisait beaucoup plus souvent. C’est comme ça que se sont formées les grandes galaxies spirales.” Le 13 janvier 2013 à 10:15 • Maxime Lambert
Since Roy Carter passed away two years ago, his house, located in the Truman Neighborhood, has remained in his name and in a steady state of decay.The weeds are overgrown, the windows boarded up, its walls singed from the fire that broke out there last month, and its grounds are littered with debris.Some neighbors say the property is a “zombie house,” one of the abandoned houses with nebulous ownership scattered throughout the neighborhood and the county. They point to a broader problem of the few remedies to bring these houses back to the living.“Basically, it’s in limbo,” said Barb Cabe, vice-chair of the Truman Neighborhood Association.“The people who come out of it look like the walking dead,” said David Benedicktus, chair of the association, of the squatters who’ve occupied it.Following the housing crisis of 2008, cities started seeing more zombie houses after people walked away from their mortgages. While there’s no universal definition, zombie houses are generally properties left neglected by their legal owners or interested financial institutions. Their ownership is often unclear, and residents and local governments complain that they become hazardous eyesores and magnets for unsavory activity.
The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners is expected to adopt a final budget for 2011 on Tuesday. The board meets at 9:30 a.m. at the port’s administrative offices, 3103 Lower River Road. The public is invited to comment on the port’s spending priorities before any decisions are made.The proposed spending plan apportions roughly $58 million, down about 1.6 percent from 2010, to cover everything from rail and marine operations to information technology and environmental cleanup projects.The three-member Board of Commissioners is expected to discuss whether to forgo the 1 percent property-tax increase that the port is allowed to collect under state law. Doing so would cost the port roughly $100,000 and would save the average household about 76 cents. Though it may be a symbolically popular move, port staff have expressed concern about the proposal at a time when the organization is already running lean.In addition, finance director Maggie Smith has said that forgoing the tax increase could hamper the port’s capacity to obtain loans for port improvements and to use accumulated levy dollars as collateral for those loans.Also, the board is expected to discuss what level of funding to provide to the Columbia River Economic Development Council. Commissioners have said they would like to reconsider how much the port contributes to the region’s economic development agency.
This meeting marks one step in Senator Murkowski’s vetting process of the nominee. Since Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination was announced, Senator Murkowski has been reviewing Kavanaugh’s background, writings and opinions, according to a release. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump on July 9, to be the next Supreme Court justice, following the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will meet with Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, nominee to the Supreme Court on Thursday. Since Kavanaugh’s nomination, pro-choice supporters have urged Senator Murkowski to vote against his appointment citing his conservative opinions that could potentially put Roe vs. Wade in jeopardy. U.S. Senator Murkowski: “My approach to vetting Judge Kavanaugh has been similar, if not identical, to the approach I took for Justices Gorsuch, Kagan, Sotomayor, Alito and Roberts. I’ve been looking at Judge Kavanaugh’s work, his opinions, and his background. On Thursday, I have the chance to meet with him in person. I look forward to the opportunity to sit down with him and ask him in detail about a wide range of topics—his knowledge of the unique issues and laws affecting Alaska, executive powers, privacy issues, women’s reproductive rights, healthcare, and the role of precedent. Moving forward, I will be following the Judiciary Committee hearing closely. I am committed to a considered and thorough review.” The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a multi-day hearing to consider the nomination, beginning on September 4.
TEWKSBURY, MA — Below is a press release from the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee, followed by a response from the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Chair Erika Johnson.Tewksbury Republican Town Committee Press Release (“Does Dave Robertson support small business or hateful politics?) [On Sunday], the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee called upon Democratic State Rep candidate Dave Robertson to denounce the boycott being driven by district Democrats of Dandi-Lyons, a Tewksbury business owned and operated by State Representative Jim Lyons.“Does Dave Robertson support small business or does he support bringing politics of hate to the 19th Middlesex District because he and his party differ with Rep Lyons on the issues?” said Joe Dunn, secretary of the Tewksbury RTC. “This is just another in a long list of things that shows how far left Mr. Robertson and the Democratic party have gone in the 19th Middlesex District. We’re at the point that if anyone disagrees with the Democrats, they’ll shut you down.”The boycott was started Friday morning by Erika Johnson, the Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee, a committee that has unanimously endorsed Robertson’s campaign. Johnson was a recent State Rep candidate in the primary that Robertson won in September. On Friday morning, Johnson posted on Facebook:‘Dear Ice Cream Loving Friends,Unless you like your soft serve ice cream served up with a big scoop of hate and intolerance, don’t patronize Dandi-Lyons Ice Cream in Tewksbury…There are plenty of other ice cream shops around without a hateful agenda.’The Wilmington Democratic Town Committee Facebook page states that its mission is ‘to represent, communicate, and promote Democratic values.’“This is Dave Robertson’s party and values,” said Dunn. “A party that values higher taxes, protecting dangerous criminals who are here illegally and now damaging the livelihood of a Tewksbury business owner and its employees all because they have different beliefs. The 19th Middlesex can’t afford to send another Democrat to Beacon Hill.”The RTC has also been critical of Robertson’s “ICE is disgraceful” comment which came weeks after ICE detained an illegal immigrant who was arrested in Tewksbury for trafficking heroin.—Response From Erika Johnson, the Chair of the Wilmington Democratic Town CommitteeI posted this message on my personal Facebook, not the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee page. My views do not reflect the views of the Committee.Mr. Lyons brought politics into his business the moment he decided to put political lawn signs outside of his business. People deserve to know the extreme things he stands for as an elected official. All of his stances and voting record I mentioned in my post are public information.There is no connection to Dave Robertson whatsoever as we have never discussed Mr. Lyons, his positions or his business.The Wilmington Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed the entire Democratic slate of candidates on the ballot this Midterm Election.I am disgusted that the Tewksbury Republican Town Committee made such an egregious correlation between my statement, the committee, and Dave Robertson. The TRTC misconstrued my statement as I did not advocate for a boycott. I was simply providing information about the man behind the political signs who also owns the business. Many people commented that they appreciated the information and have not patronized other local businesses who chose to take a political stand and as consumers, that is their right. Personally, I will be buying my ice cream, flowers and Christmas tree elsewhere.—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… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Pina Prinzivalli Stands With Dandi-LyonsIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”
Amir SiddiquiPR HandoutAmir Siddiqui is ready for action with announcement of Tik Tok House participants before official launch of DON Cinema app, which is launched in presence of the top Bollywood notch celebrities in Mumbai this week.Being the creative head of probably the first ever reality show on OTT Platform, Amir Siddiqui from Team Nawab reveals the names of the participants of the eagerly awaited reality show. For those who have tuned in late, the reality show Tik Tok House will be streaming live on the DON Cinema App. Ajaz Khan and Danish Alfaaz are jointly hosting the reality show Tik Tok House.The names of the participants for the Tik Tok House are Faisal Sheikh (Faisu), Hasnain Khan, Faiz Baloch, Adnan Sheikh, Shadaan (Saddu 07), Shifa Memon, Sohu, Shayaan Siddiqui, Faizal Siddiqui, Soumya Daundkar, Kajal Jadhav, SRK, Ashima Choudhary, Sana Khan, Lucky Dancer, Nisha Guragain and Israil Ali.These millennial celebrities who are a hit with the present generation will be participating in show. They are also referred as influences of the new generation, having a combined tally of more than 100 million followers. Pen N Camera International & Yogi Films Entertainment Satish Kumar are the producers of the show. DON Cinema, promoted by Mehmood Ali is set to revolutionize the way we watch films on OTT platforms.Scheduled to be launched on July 5, DON Cinema will be offering over 2,000 International feature films across 6 languages. It has already stacked up a library of 70 Web Series as well as 5,000 hours of animation films from all around the world. Also, any viewer can watch a single film on DON Cinema for just One Rupee. No commitments of monthly or yearly charges. Pay as you watch!
4 min read Enroll Now for Free Astro is putting a fresh, new twist on the “smart” light bulb — the ability to stream music directly through a connected light via Apple AirPlay. No extra hardware, “smart” home hub or Bluetooth connection required. All you need is a Twist, the New York City-based startup’s innovative LED light-bulb-and-speaker hybrid launching today. To play tunes through the small, white flat-top bulb from any screw-in lighting fixture, you simply choose a song or a playlist from your iPhone, iPad or Mac laptop or desktop computer, and AirPlay and Twist do the rest. Thanks to the two technologies’ Wi-Fi capabilities, unlike Bluetooth-enabled speaker light bulbs, you can stream music to Twist from anywhere in your living space. That includes from other rooms or, Wi-Fi connection-willing, even from outside.Related: Samsung’s Bluetooth-Only ‘Smart Bulb’ Is a Bit DimShaun Springer, founder and CEO of Astro, says he and his 9-person team of designers, among them alums from Warby Parker and Birchbox, designed the Twist for urban renters living in small apartments who want high-end lighting and sound but can’t afford expensive, hard-wired multi-room “smart” home systems.“I wanted to have great lighting and streaming audio speakers throughout a tight living space all in one product,” Springer says. “So we packaged all the necessary tech that would otherwise be messy, complicated and out of reach into an aesthetically superior light bulb that simply screws in and instantly delivers. There’s no setup and everyone can understand and use it.” Well, everyone except for Android users for now.Springer launched Astro from his Bed-Stuy flat in April last year and put the upstart through the rigors of Techstars’ R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator program. The 30-year-old engineer first waded into entrepreneurship in college at the age of 21, when he bootstrapped a company from his University of Buffalo dorm room that produced hardware and software for paintball guns (which he prefers to call paintball “markers”).Related: Lighting That Adjusts as You Watch TV? It’s Happening.But let’s get back to shedding light on Springer’s latest invention, the Twist, which doesn’t just double as an AirPlay speaker. The sleek, Internet-connected light bulb also automatically changes color temperatures throughout the day (cool white in the morning to a buttery yellow in the evening). The transitions happen based on your location, local weather conditions and the time of day. Think warm, soft techie mood-lighting and you’re there.To adjust the bulb’s brightness, to turn the light on or off, or to activate the nightlight feature, you can use the coming free Twist iOS app or the included companion dimmer remote. Twist is notably far from the first “smart” light bulb to double as a speaker, but Springer claims it’s the first to feature AirPlay connectivity. As of today, his company is accepting pre-orders for the bulb on its website, with the aim of raising $50,000 to fund the production of its first batch. Springer says he forwent Kickstarter and Indiegogo, opting instead to self-host Twist’s pre-order campaign with the goal of “building a community around the experience and owning it from start to end.”Related: What Americans Want From a ‘Smart’ Home (Infographic)Springer says the first bulb shipments are slated to begin “early next year.” Priced at $249 each, Twist packages aren’t cheap, but you get quite a bit for your buck. They include one speaker LED, two non-speaker-equipped LEDs and one dimmer. Or, if you don’t want the bundle, you can buy one individual speaker LED for $129 or two no-speaker LED bulbs and a dimmer switch for $129. As for what’s up next for Astro, which Springer named after the family dog in The Jetsons, he’s mostly remaining mum. However, he says his team is working on “some really awesome lifestyle accessories to compliment our lighting and audio experiences.” Perhaps video camera integration? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, to see Twist in action, check out the promo video below:Related: Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores June 24, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now
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