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Homeless café workers making the most of their time at the Roundhouse

first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN NewsA café in Montreal is providing work for homeless people in the city.The Roundhouse Café is located in the heart of an area that is frequented by mainly homeless Inuit.The goal of the seasonal restaurant is to bring them into work for a few hours a day.drochette@aptn.ca@danfromestlast_img

New USAF Infrastructure Strategy Moves Away from Worst First

first_imgA new Air Force infrastructure strategy aims to address the service’s $33 billion maintenance backlog, according to Jon Henderson, the service’s assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy.“You can’t milcon your way out of this,” he told On Base and other news outlets Friday.The “Infrastructure Investment Strategy” — also referred to as “I2S” — calls for demolishing about 5 percent of facilities around the world and investing in ongoing maintenance to keep other buildings usable for longer. The 30-year strategy relies on metrics the service has compiled on all its infrastructure worldwide.The Air Force has in the past determined maintenance and repair projects with a “worst first” formula, overlooking incremental upgrades that keep facilities in better shape throughout their lifecycle. The new strategy would adopt private sector practices such as smart building upgrades and economy-of-scale acquisition with guidance from base commanders, Henderson said.“We can only take so much risk in there before the readiness of the infrastructure impacts the readiness of the Air Force,” he said.The service has requested $2 billion in fiscal year 2020 to start implementation and would need Congress to continually fund the plan in operations and maintenance accounts. Henderson predicted lawmakers will take to the strategy, calling it the “feasible get-well plan” Congress has long wanted to see.Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers Educational Assistants  Nurses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Wilmington Public Schools is seeking substitute teachers at the elementary school, middle school and high school levels, according to a job listing posted on March 13.Substitute teacher rates in Wilmington are as follows:Day to day: $75/day without a DESE license, $85/day with a DESE license45-59 days in the same assignment: $100/day without a DESE license, $110/day with a DESE license60-90 days in the same assignment: $115/day without a DESE license, $125/day with a DESE license91 or more days in the same assignment: $250.84/day (must have a DESE license)The school system is also seeking substitute educational assistants ($60/day), substitute LPNs ($100/day), and substitute nurses ($125/day).View the job posting, which includes further information about the application process, HERE.Got a question? Contact Andrea Armstrong, Human Resources Director, at 978-694-6000 or andrea.armstrong@wpsk12.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants & Nurses For Upcoming School YearIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants & NursesIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Substitute Teachers, Educational Assistants & NursesIn “Education”last_img read more

US warship sails through contested Taiwan Strait tensions likely to rise

first_imgThe guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) is shown in the South China Sea, March 6, 2016.ReutersThe US military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan from China, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing.Taiwan is among a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which include a trade war, US sanctions and China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea, where the United States also conducts freedom-of-navigation patrols.China on Wednesday warned that it is ready for war if there was any move towards Taiwan’s independence, accusing the United States of undermining global stability and denouncing its arms sales to the self-ruled island.The warship sent to the 112-mile-wide (180-km) Taiwan Strait was identified as the Antietam.”The (ship’s) transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” Commander Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet, said in a statement. “The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows,” he added.The voyage risks raising further tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from US President Donald Trump’s administration amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing.The United States has no formal ties with Taiwan but is bound by law to help provide the island with the means to defend itself and is its main source of arms.China has been ramping up pressure to assert its sovereignty over the island, which it considers a wayward province of “one China” and sacred Chinese territory.On Wednesday, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a news briefing on a defence white paper, the first like it in several years to outline the military’s strategic concerns, that China would make its greatest effort for peaceful reunification with Taiwan.”If there are people who dare to try to split Taiwan from the country, China’s military will be ready to go to war to firmly safeguard national sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity,” he said.China has repeatedly sent military aircraft and ships to circle Taiwan on exercises in the past few years and worked to isolate it internationally, whittling down its few remaining diplomatic allies.last_img read more

Bill and Chelsea Clinton Launch Podcast About Their Foundation

first_img Why John Lithgow Worried About Starring in Broadway’s ‘Hillary and Clinton’ President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are jumping on the podcasting bandwagon.The former U.S. president and his daughter, who is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, launched a new podcast, “Why Am I Telling You This?” The series will feature conversations with President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation staff, partners and special guests — and, according to the foundation, explain why we should be optimistic about the future.The podcast will share stories about the “people, issues and events that have shaped our work and our world,” Chelsea Clinton says in the “Why Am I Telling You This?” teaser clip.Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State under President Obama and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, isn’t formally participating in the podcast but she may make an appearance in future episodes, according to the Clinton Foundation. Popular on Variety TV Review: ‘The Clinton Affair’ The podcast is a co-production of the Clinton Foundation and At Will Media. It will be published without any ads, available for free starting Thursday, May 2, on Apple Podcasts (at this link) with distribution on other podcast platforms in the coming weeks.The series will cover issues related to the Clinton Foundation’s work such as the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the greater Caribbean region; how to combat climate change and the opioid crisis; and new ways to improve early childhood literacy. It also will feature discussions “on global leadership, reflections on the Clinton Administration, and President Clinton’s wide range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity,” according to the foundation’s announcement.President Clinton, a two-time Grammy Award winner for spoken word album, was the first presidential candidate to participate in televised town halls with MTV and interactive online forums. He also has teamed with the entertainment industry to advance the Clinton Foundation’s early-childhood literacy efforts and to produce a virtual reality movie taking audiences inside the foundation’s rural development work in Africa. “Growing up in Arkansas just after World War II in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, most of our entertainment revolved around storytelling. Listening to my relatives and neighbors tell stories showed me that everyone has a story, and that everyone’s story has value,” Bill Clinton says in the introduction to the series. “When I got into politics, I always thought that the main point of my work was to give people a chance to have better stories. And after I left office, that’s the same purpose that led me to start the Clinton Foundation.” Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

RPF announces dates of online recruitment examination

first_imgKolkata: The Central Recruitment Committee (CRC) of RPF announced that it would start the Recruitment 2018 Online Examination (Group A to F) from Wednesday, December 19, 2018. About seventy three lakhs candidates are expected to appear for this examination across the country. The exam would be conducted on December 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.The CRC has mentioned important instructions regarding the examination to the candidates on the admit card to ensure timely and smooth execution. Candidates appearing for the examination are advised to go through the instructions in detail and understand the do’s and don’t’s. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe “Practice Test” link would be made available for the candidates on the official website along with the admit card which would allow the candidates to get familiar with the computer based test (CBT). Candidates are required to carry one of the original government approved photo ID cards as instructed. Candidates without an original Photo ID Card, even if they have the admit card, will not be allowed to enter the exam venue. Candidates are advised to note that mobile phones, pager, watches, bluetooth-enabled devices, calculators, metallic wears, bangles, belts, bracelets or any RF device etc, will not be allowed inside the examination centre. They are advised to ensure that they do not have mehendi or henna on left Thumb as it may create difficulties in capturing the Biometric data during registration process. The self-declaration paragraph will be displayed on the computer screen before start of the exam. All the candidates are required to write the same in the space provided in the admit card in the examination hall itself.last_img read more

Apple releases iOS 113 with new Animojis

first_imgApple just released an iOS update for your iPhone and iPad. 11.3 introduces a ton of bug fixes but also a bunch of new features. If you forgot about Animjois, today is your lucky day as Apple is adding four new Animojis — a dragon, a bear, a lion and a skull.But that’s not all. Apple already shared a preview of iOS 11.3 a couple of months ago. There’s a big ARKit update to ARKit 1.5. It can recognize more objects and surfaces.And iOS 11.3 is also the battery update we’ve all been waiting for. There’s some new info in the settings about the status of your battery. It tells you the overall capacity and if it’s time to change your battery.You can also choose to disable Apple’s controversial decision to throttle performance with old batteries. Apple says it’s a beta feature for now.Apple is also introducing a new feature in the Health app. You can now centralize all your health records in the app. It’s only limited to a handful of clinics for now.Apple is adding customer support conversations to Messages. You can initiate a conversation with a business to order something, book a table and more. Discover, Hilton, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo are already on board. Health Records and Business Chats are only available in the U.S. as a beta for now.You’ll also see a new privacy icon across the operating system. A new website to export all your data is coming in May as well. Apple needs to add those features to comply with GDPR.Finally, Apple Music is getting a new video clips section, the App Store Updates tab now shows you the size of each update and more tiny little things. And if you care about security, it’s always a good thing to update to the latest version of iOS. Unfortunately, iOS 11.3 still doesn’t include iMessage in iCloud.Back up your iPhone or iPad to iCloud or your computer using iTunes before updating. You can then head over to the Settings app, then ‘General’, then ‘Software Update’. macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates are also available today.last_img read more

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