Sir Patrick Stewart Attends Duchess Of Cornwalls Reception For Survivors Of Domestic

first_imgHer Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a reception last week for survivors of domestic abuse, those working in the field, and charities aiming to raise awareness of the issue at Clarence House.The Duchess meets Sir Patrick Stewart at a reception she hosted at Clarence House for domestic abuse survivors and campaignersCredit/Copyright: www.princeofwales.gov.uk/The Duchess decided to hold this reception after a hearing stories of domestic abuse survivors during a visit to the charity, SafeLives back in February of this year. The Duchess also held a similar reception for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and has heard from them how helpful it was to share their experiences with policy makers.The Duchess was joined by Sir Patrick Stewart, a long-time campaigner for women and children affected by domestic abuse and by Louiza Patikas, whose role as Helen from BBC’s ‘The Archers’ is shining a light on the issue of domestic abuse.Source:www.princeofwales.gov.uklast_img read more

Tree Lighting on Sunday for Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 8, 2017 – Providenciales – The Kiwanis Club of the Turks and Caicos will on Sunday hold its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in down town Providenciales.    The event featuring yuletide performances from the various schools and visit from Santa and a trailer load of Christmas gifts, gets started at 5pm.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Katie McManus Receives Scholarship From New England Parenteral Drug Association

first_imgLOWELL, MA — Three Middlesex Community College Biotechnology students and three recent graduates were awarded $18,000 in scholarships from the New England Parenteral Drug Association this fall.Current Biotechnology students Zeel Patel, of Lowell; Neslihan Ocali, of Bedford; and Katie McManus, of Wilmington; were each awarded $1,000 NEPDA Second Year Scholarships.Sieng Heng and Hetalben Patel, both of Lowell; and Matt Peranelli, of Billerica; were each awarded $5,000 NEPDA Transfer Scholarships. All three have graduated from MCC’s Biotechnology Technician Program and are now studying at Northeastern University.The nonprofit Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global facilitator of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. New England PDA has supported MCC’s student chapter for more than 10 years, and has given scholarships in excess of $82,000.“NEPDA members have a strong desire to reach out to future biotechnology technicians to mentor them, guide them, and help them out with scholarships,” explained MCC Biotechnology Professor Paul V. Patev. “Our students benefit financially from this on-going partnership, but also by attending meetings, networking and meeting with future employers, and talking with vendors.“Too often, we go to school to learn the necessary skills to begin a career, but have little sense of what the day-to-day requirements of the job will be,” added Patev. “Our association with the members of the NEPDA is a rare opportunity for Biotech students to launch their careers and have help doing so.”To learn more about NEPDA, visit: https://www.pda.org/chapters/north-america/new-englandFor more information about MCC’s Biotechnology Technician programs, visit: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/biotechnology(NOTE: The above press release is from Middlesex Community College.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Erin Trodden Awarded Scholarship From Middlesex Community College FoundationIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Cigna & Flanagan Receive Scholarships From Align Credit UnionIn “Education”Wilmington’s Tavares Receives Scholarship At Middlesex Community CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Bigg Boss 13 Not Rs 403 crore but Salman Khan to charge

first_imgSalman Khan to host Bigg Boss 13.ColorsEver since the twelveth season of Bigg Boss ended, speculations surrounding Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13 have been making news. Besides the probable list of contestants, it was reported that the Dabangg star was charging a whopping amount of over Rs 400 crore for the entire edition. It was also said that Salman may produce the controversial show just like The Kapil Sharma Show and Nach Baliye 9.However, a source from the team revealed to PinkVilla.com that the figures are completely wrong. The informer revealed, “The season will extend for the usual 105 days, which means 15 weeks. Last year, he charged Rs 11 crore per day of shoot. He shoots both the weekend special episodes in a day and so, in 2018 he minted Rs 165 crore from the whole season. BB 13 will be a notch higher. He has hiked his fee and will get Rs 13 crore per week, which means Rs 6.5 crore per episode. That also means that he will in fact be earning close to Rs 200 crore (Rs 195 crore exactly) this time and not 400 crore as being reported.”Meanwhile, International Business Times, India, has exclusively revealed the names of the celebrity contestants, who have been approached for the show, and have also agreed to be a part of Bigg Boss 13. As many as 23 people, including some well-known celebs including CID fame Dayanand Shetty, Bollywood comedian-actor Rajpal Yadav, TV actresses Meghana Malik, Devoleena Bhattacharya have been shortlisted for the controversial show. Although some of the celebrities mentioned in the list denied being approached or being part of the show, it is apparently because they are not allowed to announce their participation as per their contract. “Zareen Khan recently tweeted saying that she is not joining Bigg Boss 13, but actually she will be a part of it. She had to deny the rumours as BB makers do not want the names to be out so soon,” the source said.Bigg Boss 13 is expected to go on air from September 29 onwards. Dayanand Shetty; Meghna Malikinstagramlast_img read more

Myanmar cartoonists lead mediajeering as Rohingya flee

first_imgCartoons taking aim at Rohingya Muslims are spreading rapidly across social media in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, where public opinion on the crisis stands in stark contrast to the outcry overseas.Fanned by Myanmar’s civilian and military leaders, an information war has taken hold and is being embraced with gusto by a legion of satirists, meme-makers and internet trolls.Local cartoonists, many of whom earned their revered status for skewering the former junta, have taken aim at the Rohingya.One widely-shared sketch called ‘crocodile tears’ shows a group of reptiles swimming away from a bank of mutilated animals towards an eager Western cameraman.“I had to flee my motherland,” a crying crocodile says into the microphone, a swipe at the testimonies of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh with accounts of atrocities by Myanmar’s army.“There is something untrue about what they (the Rohingya) are saying,” Win Naing, one of Myanmar’s most famous cartoonists, told AFP.The 58-year-old, whose pen name is Aw Pi Kyeh, said he just wanted to provoke thought in a highly charged situation.“We draw cartoons with a spirit that loves the country.”For decades the paranoid former junta sequestered its people from technology, global opinion and debate.But since the country creaked open a few years ago Myanmar’s public has dived head first into Facebook and Twitter.Now, anti-Rohingya diatribes are being ‘liked’, shared and retweeted—reinforcing long-held religious hatreds against the minority.Since late August, around 430,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, escaping an army crackdown in Rakhine state which the UN has called ‘ethnic cleansing’.The global condemnation has triggered a defensive instinct in Myanmar where the Rohingya are not citizens and are broadly reviled.Keyboard warriors -Armed with crass humour, internet fame and riding a wave of public opinion, cartoonists have delivered sharp counter-punches.When Malala Yousafzai condemned fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to speak up for the Rohingya, one cartoonist hit back with a rendering of the Pakistani activist with human excrement instead of brains—a grim reference to her surgery after being shot in the head by the Taliban.A sketch by cartoonist Okka Kyi Winn, liked nearly 10,000 times on his Facebook page, showed a UN insignia wrapped in a Middle-Eastern keffiyeh, suggesting the body is in cahoots with the Arab world.While the intention may be pure satire, such images are contributing to a siege mentality in Myanmar, where keyboard warriors are trading blows with vocal pro-Rohingya groups scattered across the Muslim world.The prevailing view among the Buddhist majority is that foreign media and international NGOs have embellished the plight of the Rohingya and unfairly bashed Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi.‘The Lady’ has refused to weigh in on the squall of claims and counterclaims, saying only that there is a ‘huge iceberg of misinformation’.Many outside Myanmar are baffled by the seeming lack of empathy, and the often violent rhetoric from a Buddhist people.But toxic Islamophobia has been brewing in the country for years, fed in part by official rhetoric that the Muslim Rohingya are foreign invaders intent on taking a Buddhist land.As his troops blanket Rakhine, Myanmar’s commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing has continued with Facebook posts branding the Rohingya as ‘terrorist extremists’ of ‘Bengali’ origin—a state-stamped slur that condemns them to the status of illegal migrants. ‘Better angels’ -Newspapers, TV debates and social media have followed suit, jeering at the Rohingya as they flee, says Sein Win of the Myanmar Journalism Institute.Some of the loudest noises are coming from people who fought repression under the junta, he told AFP, in a remarkable reshaping of the young democracy’s political landscape.“I am disturbed by the actions of the media, civil society and even former political activists. You need to care about humans across the board, not just when it suits you,” he said.On Friday US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy condemned the hate speech on social media and urged the “better angels” of the Myanmar people to find empathy for the Rohingya.But cartoonists such as Maung Maung Fountain (pen name) argue their sketches “don’t insult any religion or any people”.In one, he draws a camel—a code for Rohingya Muslims—that has edged its way into a tent made from the Myanmar flag then bellows ‘Human Rights’ at the startled Burmese man he has just evicted.“I meant say that some people want more and more rights and opportunities.”last_img read more

You will snap over 25000 selfies in your lifetime

first_imgIf you belong to the millennials’ club ­—those born after 1980s – and continue your love with selfies till you grow old, you will have a collection of over 25,000 selfies during your lifetime, an interesting research has revealed.According to a new survey conducted by Luster Premium White, a global maker of teeth-whitening products, 95 per cent of people have taken at least one selfie, the Daily Mail reported. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As the selfie frequency goes up, they could end up taking an average of 25,676 self-portrait during their lifetime.‘Even a brief glance at a Facebook page, a Twitter feed or Instagram account confirms that millennials are dedicated to chronicling their lives with selfies, and they especially enjoy sharing them with their network of acquaintances,’ Damon Brown, CEO and co-founder of Luster Premium White, was quoted as saying. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe survey included 1,000 Americans. ‘Beyond just millennials, most people now take selfies while on vacation or while celebrating to chronicle special moments with friends and family,’ Brown added.About 63 per cent of millennials said that a vacation trip is the most popular place to snap a selfie.More than half of the sample admitted that they fix their hair before taking a photo of themselves, and 53 per cent of them said they check themselves out in the mirror, the survey added.last_img read more