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Expose culprits who vandalised bungalow, get ₹11 lakh: Akhilesh

first_imgSamajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday announced a cash award of ₹11 lakh to anyone who reveals the names of those who damaged the bungalow here at 4 Vikramaditya Marg, which was allotted to him when he was the Chief Minister. His announcement comes days after the Uttar Pradesh government warned that action would be taken against the SP leader as he had done “some damage” while vacating the bungalow in June. The ₹11 lakh will be raised through contributions of ₹2,000 each from the party’s members, Mr. Yadav said at a programme here to mark the birth anniversary of socialist leader Janeshwar Mishra also known as Chhote Lohia. “The way the police announces cash rewards…, I would tell my friends from the media that on the said night, some people from news channels had gone there. You tell us the names of those who damaged the building, we Samajwadi people will pool in with ₹2,000 and give a cash reward of ₹11 lakh,” he said. SP patriarch and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was also present at the event. Supreme Court order Akhilesh Yadav had vacated the bungalow following an order by the Supreme Court. The apex court had observed that former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office. Earlier, senior Cabinet Minister Siddharth Nath Singh had alleged that the SP chief had indulged in “todphod” (damage) before vacating the bungalow. “One thing is clear, that he undertook some construction for which he did not take permission from the Estates Department. A law is there for this and the law will take its course,” Mr. Singh had told reporters. After Akhilesh Yadav vacated the bungalow, video clips and photos had shown damage to a cycle track, on walls and to a floor of what appeared to be a badminton court. The SP leader had then said it was an attempt by the ruling BJP to defame him.last_img read more

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No Michelle Morente for La Salle in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball

first_imgPH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Fighting Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu said Magsarile still has to develop as a more lethal wing hitter and that it would be a waste if she would be included into the Lady Maroons’ Season 81 roster and spending time behind the pecking order of Diana Carlos, Isa Molde, Marian Buitre, Caryl Sandoval, and Roselyn Rosier.Carla Sandoval, the fourth scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, wasn’t included in the Golden Tigresses’ Season 81 lineup but she will play for Foton in the PSL.Toni Rose Basas emerged as Far Eastern University’s second fiddle to Bernadeth Ponns in Season 80 won’t be playing for the Lady Tamaraws this year due to her shoulder injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ MANILA, Philippines—Michelle Morente caused some stir when she left Ateneo and transferred to De La Salle in September 2017. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Morente, though, won’t be suiting up at all for the Lady Spikers in women’s volleyball with the defending champions instead slotting in former University of Perpetual Help star Lourdes Clemente in the final lineup for Season 81.Morente represented De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball tournament and her inclusion in the first-semester sport meant that she’s exhausted all her playing years in the UAAP.Clemente, who passed the UAAP’s mandatory eligibility period for a student coming in from the NCAA, meanwhile, will play out her fifth collegiate playing year as a Masters student after graduating with a degree in Tourism at Perpetual.With her collegiate career over, Morente will suit up for F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga to play with former La Salle stars Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, and Mary Joy Baron who all graduated from the school in 2018.Another player not included in a Season 81 lineup is former U-17 attacker Nicole Magsarile for University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Atlanta Hawks show definite signs of hope, but still rebuilding

first_imgFILE – In this Monday, June 24, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks first-round NBA basketball draft pick Cam Reddish, out of Duke, holds his jersey as he poses with general manager Travis Schlenk, left, and head coach Lloyd Pierce during a news conference in Atlanta. As the Atlanta Hawks head into the third year of their massive overhaul, there are definite signs of hope, as the team prepares to open training camp with an intriguing core of young players. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)ATLANTA — As the Atlanta Hawks head into the third year of a massive overhaul, there are definite signs of hope.They might even have a shot at the playoffs in the wide-open Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Two seasons later, the Warriors won the first of what would be three titles in a run of five straight trips to the NBA Finals.Remembering how the Iguodala trade fell into place, Schlenk said, “We could continue to go with these young guys, but we have a veteran who wants to come play with these young guys. We knew that would speed up the timeline, but we felt like we had a chance with that acquisition to become a really good team.”The Hawks aren’t in that position.Not yet anyway.The big push could come next year, when expiring contracts will free up some $64 million for free agency or trades.“We’re not going to really know until we see this young group play together,” Schlenk said. “I can’t sit here and say today, unless you’re one of a handful of teams, that we have a chance to be special.”When training camp begins on Tuesday, the Hawks will be keeping a watchful eye on several of their young players.Collins is dealing with a right hip strain, so his workload will be limited during the preseason. The same goes for Huerter, who returned to Atlanta late last month complaining of a sore knee. An MRI showed no structural damage, but the Hawks won’t take any chances.Then there’s Reddish, the No. 10 overall pick out of Duke. While he has been fully cleared to resume on-court activities after undergoing core muscle surgery, the team will carefully monitor his workload leading up to the regular season.Pierce said it’s vital that the Hawks keep everyone healthy if they’re going to take the next step in their development. Trae Young and John Collins have already established themselves as two of the NBA’s brightest young prospects. Kevin Huerter made big strides during his rookie season. De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Bruno Fernando were drafted this year to further bolster the roster. Former No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker was signed in free agency.None are older than 24.“We need to see what this little young core can do together,” Schlenk said. “Do they fit together? We certainly think they’re going to fit together nicely. That’s the plan. But we haven’t been able to see it yet. We need to see those guys in action. That doesn’t mean a month. I’m talking about seeing them together for a whole year.”Schlenk will concede there are no certainties in the rebuilding game, that much of the process is just gut instinct hopefully coupled with a lot of luck.When he was at Golden State, no one knew that Stephen Curry would develop into one of the NBA’s biggest stars. But the front office began to sense something special was happening when a sixth-seeded team won a playoff series and took San Antonio to six games in the second round in 2013, so the decision was made to pursue a risky trade for Andre Iguodala.ADVERTISEMENT Harden set to pair with Westbrook and chase title in Houston P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ This jewelry designer is also an architect DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers But, as the team prepares to open training camp with an intriguing core of young players, those in charge aren’t in any hurry to rush the process.“We haven’t done anything,” coach Lloyd Pierce said Friday. “I don’t want any our guys thinking we’ve accomplished anything just yet.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Indeed, the Hawks won just 29 games a season ago, so this is still very much a long-term project.But general manager Travis Schlenk has taken major strides in constructing a totally new roster, one that follows the blueprint laid out by his former employer, the three-time champion Golden State Warriors. “It’s hard when you’re putting a team together, especially a young team, if you can’t see them all out there together,” he said. “It’s really hard to see what to expect moving forward and having that breakthrough moment. That’s part of the reason why we’re being cautious and will remain cautious with every guy. We’re in no rush to advance anyone. We don’t want to skip steps. Health is at the forefront of everything we do, then take it from there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Becoming his own man View commentslast_img read more

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Newsmaker: Nico Rosberg follows father Keke in his own fashion

first_imgNico Rosberg, son of 1982 world champion Keke, could be considered a chip off the old block after the Mercedes driver followed his Finnish father in winning the Formula One title but that would be a mistake.A glance at old photographs and race reports serves to highlight the different eras and different personalities, even if both are now only the second set of father and son world champions.The moustachioed Keke was swashbuckling, hard-charging, fast and muscular behind the wheel as well as being a noted chain-smoker in an era when drivers could not always be sure of surviving the season.At Silverstone in 1985, the Finn became the first driver to lap a circuit at an average speed of more than 160 miles per hour in his Williams. When he got out of the car, he lit up a cigarette.Nico, a personable and healthy-living family man with an easy charm sometimes mistaken for blandness, is much more likely to be seen tucking into an organic salad or devouring reams of data. (Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg wins maiden Formula One title)”Keke was very demanding…let’s just say he didn’t interact with the boys very well. He turned up, drove the car and went away again,” recalled former McLaren stalwart Dave Ryan who worked with him in 1986. “But he was a huge personality.”Nobody would have dared to bestow on Keke the nickname ‘Britney’, after pop star Britney Spears, that Nico was given early in his career by Williams team mate Mark Webber in a reference to his blond good looks.advertisementExpensively educated — he had a place to study aeronautical engineering at London’s Imperial College — and fluent in five languages, Nico was born in Germany but grew up in a life of luxury in Monaco.The 31-year-old is very different also to team mate and triple champion Lewis Hamilton, a regular in the celebrity gossip pages who spends plenty of time in America hanging out with friends from the worlds of film and music.Much of the debate in the run-up to the title decider focused on whether Rosberg, who has also had to contend with jibes that he is not really German, would make a ‘boring’ champion.Indeed, there are those who have questioned whether he is even a worthy winner.Formula One’s 86-year-old supremo Bernie Ecclestone has made little secret of the fact that the edgier Briton, whose background is a world apart from Rosberg’s privileged upbringing, is better box-office.”I come from a not-great place in Stevenage and lived on a couch in my dads apartment. And Nico grew up in Monaco with jets and hotels and boats and all these kind of things,” Hamilton said during their 2014 title battle. (Formula One: Nico Rosberg one win away from his first title)”So the hunger is different.”Any driver who under-estimates Rosberg, and just how much hunger and desire he has, does so at their peril however.Ross Brawn, the former Mercedes team principal who lured Rosberg from Williams to the now multiple championship-winning team, has no illusions.”Hes very resilient. He slips behind a bit, then he has a good talking to himself and comes back. A lot of drivers, having been punished by Lewis for a couple of years, would have gone away,” he said recently.”Hes done a fabulous job of getting beaten and coming back.”Losing out to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, Rosberg started 2016 with four straight victories.He has won more races than most previous champions did in their careers, and nine this year alone — even if Hamilton ended up with 10 and more pole positions as well.Keke won his title with just one victory, ending his Formula One career with a mere five in total.Those who point to Hamilton’s reliability woes, and blown engines, as a big factor in the title outcome are ignoring the German’s consistency, ability to clear his mind of clutter and sheer persistence. (Lewis Hamilton on pole but Nico Rosberg alongside in Mexico)”Of course he’s a worthy world champion. You win the world championship or you don’t win it,” triple title-holder Jackie Stewart, who has long been an admirer of the German’s talents, told Reuters.A teenage friend and team mate of Hamilton in karting, the pair know each other and their emotional foibles better than any other drivers on the grid.There have been plenty of psychological games but Rosberg has kept his focus this season, sticking to his mantra of taking one race at a time, and it has paid off.advertisement”He just kept on scoring when it mattered,” said team boss Toto Wolff.”The points are what they are, they reflect his performance. And he has kept his cool.”last_img read more

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RJD MLA bought 5 flats from Rabri Devi, alleges Sushil Modi

first_imgPatna, Aug 18 (PTI) In a fresh attack on Lalu Prasads family, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today alleged that RJD MLA Arun Yadav had bought five flats for Rs 2.56 crore from Rabri Devi, the party supremos wife, at Marchhia Devi complex here in June this year.”On June 13, 2017, two sand mafias – namely, Subhash Yadav and Arun Yadav — purchased eight flats worth Rs 3.28 crore from Rabri Devi,” Sushil Modi told reporters.Arun Yadav, the RJD MLA from Sandesh in Bhojpur district, had purchased the five flats through his shell company — Kiran Durga Contractors Pvt Ltd — which claims to be engaged in the construction field, Sushil Modi alleged and wondered why a company would buy five flats.Reacting to the allegations, Mrityunjay Tiwari, State RJD spokesperson said, “Nobody takes note of Sushil Modis allegations. He is targeting Lalu Prasads family to divert the attention of the people from the fact that his name has cropped up in a scam involving an NGO in Bhagalpur.”Modi alleged that the RJD MLAs shell company was set up to convert black money into white which was why it purchased the five flats.”Lalu Prasad has learnt or devised ways and means to acquire properties that would put even Robert Vadra to shame,” he said.Asked what was wrong in Rabri Devi selling her properties (flats), he conceded that there was none. “But it generates suspicion when five flats are purchased by a single company owned by an RJD MLA who is a sand mafia also.”advertisementModi produced copies of what he claimed were the sale deeds of the five flats.Modi said Rabri Devi, who owns 18 flats in the complex, had sold eight of them while he (Sushil Modi) was making one expose after another on the familys benami properties.”I am making charges along with the documents and I dare him (Lalu) to reply to my allegations. Or he should disown that Subhash and Arun did not buy the flats,” he said.Sushil Modi also sought to establish a relation between Subhash Yadav and Arun Yadav. He showed a purported bank agreement in which Subhash Yadav was made a guarantor for a loan taken by Arun Yadav to purchase a sports car worth Rs 24.31 lakh.”There is no strength in Sushil Modis allegations at all as there is nothing wrong in selling and buying properties. With regard to the question as to from where Arun Yadav got the money it is upto him to say,” RJDs Bihar unit spokesman Shakti Singh Yadav said.He alleged that Sushil Modi is trying to create a kind of fear among those in the sand business by painting everyone as mafia. “Rather (Sushil) Modi should tell people as to how much money he had received in the allotment of lease for sand mining when he was the mines minister. PTI AR KK JMlast_img read more

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Cherry and Good Named Ron Hanson Medallists

first_imgCherry and Good were given the flag bearers honours on Thursday night at the Australian Jersey Presentation at Eastlake Football Club. Earlier in the night both Cherry and Good were named captains of their respective 20’s Girls and 20’s Boys teams, while Sarah Peattie was named captain of the 18’s Girls team and Oscar Sanft the captain of the 18’s Boys team. The two flag bearers first represented Australia in the 18’s division at the 2009 Youth Trans Tasman event in Auckland, and both stepped up to represent Australia in the 2010 Open Trans Tasman Series again in Auckland in January 2010. Cherry and Good both said they were humbled and honoured by the accolade and can’t wait to take on New Zealand in the three game series starting tomorrow at Viking Park. “It’s a great honour not just to represent the 20’s Girls but to represent you all. It’s an amazing experience and I am very humbled by this award,” Cherry said. “We’re all here for the one thing, we’re all here to play for Australia so for us two to lead a wonderful group of young people is very humbling and we’ll make sure we do the best for you tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday,” Good said. Australian Men’s Open coach and one of the head coaches for the Youth Trans Tasman Series, Tony Trad, hosted the evening and spoke about the honour of representing Australia. “Getting your Australian shirt for the first time is just a wonderful occasion and there are many players who are getting it for their first time. Even those who aren’t getting theirs for the first time, each and every time is special because it’s just something that you can’t take for granted. You work so hard to be here. It’s a wonderful achievement and it’s an honour that’s not bestowed on everybody,” Trad said.last_img read more

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Jamaican Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer at Younger Age

first_img West Indies (UHWI), Dr. Sheray Chin, told JIS News that “about 60 per cent of the breast cancer that we diagnose in Jamaica is among women between the ages of 25 and 59, while about 25 per cent is over the age of 60”. The median age of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Jamaica is 52, which is eight years younger than the global average of 60 years. Medical Oncologist at the University Hospital of the The median age of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Jamaica is 52, which is eight years younger than the global average of 60 years. Medical Oncologist at the University Hospital of theWest Indies (UHWI), Dr. Sheray Chin, told JIS News that “about 60 per cent of the breast cancer that we diagnose in Jamaica is among women between the ages of 25 and 59, while about 25 per cent is over the age of 60”.“This is different to what we are seeing internationally, so we have breast cancer being diagnosed in younger women, which tends to mean that it is a more aggressive breast cancer,” she pointed out.She was addressing a recent JIS Think Tank, where she shared the findings of a study done by the University of the West Indies (UWI) in collaboration with the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to determine the nation’s screening profile.Dr. Chin pointed out that the burden of breast cancer in Jamaica is high. “It is the most common cancer diagnosed in Jamaican women, and we have quite a high mortality rate compared to other countries in the world, so not only are we diagnosing many women, unfortunately, we are diagnosing them at a late stage in which cure or long-term survival is not always possible,” she explained.According to the Oncologist, the aim of the research is to ultimately improve upon the survival rate of women with breast cancer, and one way to do this is to diagnose earlier and to treat more effectively.“So, while our treatments have improved over the years, unfortunately, we still know that we have a lot of locally advanced breast cancer where women are presenting with large lumps which they can already feel or which their doctors have found upon examination. It is these women who do not do well with conventional treatment, or treatment has to be quite aggressive,” she told JIS News.The study looked at a six-year period in which about 50,000 women across the island underwent mammograms.The data was used to determine which women are getting the screening test and whether they are undergoing the screenings as proposed by the international guidelines and at the recommended intervals.Dr. Chin said that multiple studies have been done by UWI and also at the national level, looking at data from the National Public Health Laboratory, in which it was found that women presented with large breast cancer growths, at four centimetres or larger, which is most likely advanced cancer.“During the study period, we found that many women, who presented for mammograms and were found to have suspicious mammograms for breast cancer, already knew that they had a breast lump. Their doctors had referred them or they presented of their own accord,” she noted.Dr. Chin said the study also found that women in Jamaica tend to present late for screening, and the research team would like to see more women getting mammograms before they have any detectable masses.This, she said would be done after the woman has taken some account of her breast cancer risk, which may include family history, her own history of child-bearing, breastfeeding, any genetic factors and age. “Most recommendations are that you should have your first screening mammogram at age 40 or certainly by age 50. We had women in their 70s who were presenting for their first mammogram. That certainly is too late because we would have missed many years of potentially detecting an earlier breast cancer,” she pointed out.A mammography is X-ray technology that is used to image the breasts to find lesions or abnormalities that are not yet detectable by physical examination. The aim of mammography is to detect cancer early before any symptoms appear.Dr. Chin’s research, which was presented at the National Health Research Conference in November 2017, earned her the award for best oral presentation at the event. Story Highlights Dr. Chin pointed out that the burden of breast cancer in Jamaica is high. “It is the most common cancer diagnosed in Jamaican women, and we have quite a high mortality rate compared to other countries in the world, so not only are we diagnosing many women, unfortunately, we are diagnosing them at a late stage in which cure or long-term survival is not always possible,” she explained.last_img read more

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Drewry Carriers Reluctant to Narrow SupplyDemand Gap

first_imgzoom Amid a huge gap between supply and demand in the container shipping industry, carriers seem to be reluctant to fully seize the opportunity to narrow the difference, according to shipping consultacy Drewry.Namely, the shipping companies are not expected to take the advantage and delay gratification as they still want to get their hands on big new ships as soon as possible for the kudos, market share and slot cost advantages they offer.However, the rewards for delaying in the form of a better supply-demand balance leading to higher rates might prove too tempting to resist, Drewry said.Newbuilding deferral offers the container industry a golden opportunity to smooth out the capacity peaks in the coming years.2016 was the worst on record for new contracts of merchant ships with data from Clarksons Research showing that only 4 million gross tonnes of new orders were placed, down from 25 million gt in 2015 and from the five-year peak of 56 million gt in 2013.Drewry informed that slippage is expected to be broadly similar in 2017 as it was last year.“The lack of new business will see yards around the world…with an ever shrinking pile of work, which will almost run dry after 2018 without a sudden reactivation of the orderbook,” the shipping consultancy said, adding that yards will probably have to offer very big discounts to attract new orders.The vulnerable position of the shipyards gives containership operator-owners a window of opportunity to smooth out the delivery of the newbuilds to which they are committed and to massage the supply/demand balance more in their favour.Danish shipping giant Maersk Line recently decided to push back the delivery of nine 14,000 TEU units originally due for delivery at the end of this year from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to end-2018.Following Maersk’s deferral there is around 1.6 million TEU worth of new container ship capacity scheduled for delivery in 2017, which includes some carried over from 2016.“To ensure that the nascent recovery of the market is not scuppered carriers need to follow Maersk’s lead by smoothing the supply-side pressures as much as possible by deferring new ships and scrapping more existing units,” Drewry said.last_img read more

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Second Investor Alert for Magnum Options

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Securities Commission is alerting investors that Magnum Options, which is operated by Hampshire Capital Ventures Ltd., is not registered to sell securities in Nova Scotia. The commission previously issued an alert regarding Magnum Options in November 2016. Warnings against this company have also been issued in Manitoba and British Columbia. This company, also known as magnumoptions.com and magnumoptions.eu, is offering a binary options trading platform to Nova Scotians. At least two Nova Scotians saw advertisements for Magnum Options on Facebook, used credit cards to open online accounts, and lost money. One Nova Scotia woman says she authorized a payment to Magnum of $250 on her credit card, however, after this initial charge, an additional $10,000 was charged to her credit card without her knowledge. The commission urges Nova Scotians to exercise extreme caution when dealing with firms that are not registered in Nova Scotia. It is illegal to solicit investments in Nova Scotia without registering with the commission and complying with Nova Scotia securities laws. Nova Scotians can go to www.AreTheyRegistered.ca to verify registration status of any investment firm or representative across Canada. “Checking registration is step one,” says Heidi Schedler, senior enforcement counsel at the commission. “After that, Nova Scotians need to be extremely cautious about giving out personal financial information such as credit card numbers or banking information. Take the time to research what you are being told, understand it fully, and be confident that you are not investing more than you can afford to lose.” Contact the commission at nssc.novascotia.ca/recognize-and-report-scam to report a scam. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating the investment industry in the province. -30-last_img read more

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Evacuation alert in Fort St John BC as nearby hillside continues to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A slumping hillside that is threatening dozens of homes in northeastern British Columbia has prompted a further evacuation order just days after residents in the community of Old Fort were ordered to leave.The latest order issued Thursday was for residents living on two islands in the Peace River just west of Old Fort.A slowly moving landslide began more than 10 days ago and has gradually torn up the only road down to Old Fort, toppled power lines and forced the Peace River Regional District to order the evacuation of all 54 homes in the community.On Wednesday, the district issued an evacuation alert for a section of Fort St. John’s outskirts at the top of the hill overlooking Old Fort. It means residents there will need to prepare to leave at a moments notice.A statement from the district says anyone who enters or refuses to leave the area under evacuation after 6 a.m. Friday could face imprisonment of up to one year or a fine of up to $10,000.The district says in its latest evacuation order posted online that the decision was made because of immediate danger to life safety.“The main slide has already impacted one of the islands and recent changes and new information regarding the west slide indicates potential for increased mobilization and depth of failure.”A news release from the City of Fort St. John says the evacuation alert is precautionary and will allow city staff to effectively respond to the constantly changing event.No homes are affected by the alert, which covers two sewage lagoons described by the city as “dormant and empty.”B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth flew over the landslide on Wednesday and called it a “very complex situation,” because the earth is still moving and cracks in the hills on either side of the slide continue to widen. (The Canadian Press, MooseFM)last_img read more

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Humboldt One year later

first_imgYou might think you know the story of how Humboldt, Sask. rebuilt its shattered community after a devastating bus crash claimed 16 lives. You don’t, really. There is not one story about this town, there are thousands of them.Aaron Hutchins has covered the community for Maclean’s since the day tragedy struck. He takes us inside a town’s heartbreak and grief, but also inside the lives of people who shouldered the load for those who couldn’t, the young men who inspired a country and the hockey team that got back on the ice, and went on a hell of a run.GUEST: Aaron Hutchins, Maclean’sAudio Playerhttp://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs_04052019.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.last_img read more

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Teddy Geiger dating Schitts Creek actress Emily Hampshire after transition

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter “I am so happy this woman is alive… with the sound of music/She is a song I will sing for a thousand years/She fills my heart with the sound of music/ My heart wants to sing every song it hears,” Geiger captioned another shot of Hampshire.Radar readers know Hampshire is still legally married to husband Matt Smith, though the two called it quits years ago. At the same time, Geiger dated Hollywood actress Emma Stone before her gender transition.The actress has also posted sweet shots of her and Geiger. This August, she even shared a selfie of the two, writing in the caption: “Just me & my girlfriend.” “These Walls” singer Teddy Geiger is living her best life after her transition. As RadarOnline.com has learned, the 29-year-old is now dating Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire.Last week, the trans star posted an Instagram photo of Hampshire, 37, writing in the caption, “I love her so much and miss her so much and I need to kiss her and I want to go dancing because she is so cute when she dances and she is my dream and and and goodnight.”RadarOnline.com readers know that Geiger, who was born a male, has been transitioning into a woman for the past year. While it’s been a difficult road for the singer, she has stayed positive throughout, often posting photos of her progress. Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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New Barriere Lake council seeks unity after years of divisions

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Algonquins of Barriere Lake have been in the headlines a lot over the years.Leadership and logging disputes have divided the members living in the territory.Now, there’s a new council.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

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Urgent need to stepup protection of children in crises – UN rights

“In 2016 alone, 43 million children across 63 countries required humanitarian assistance,” Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the annual day-long meeting on the rights of the child, Protecting the Rights of the Child in Humanitarian Situations.“And, today, 357 million children live in conflict zones – up by some 75 per cent since last century’s last decade and accounting for one in six children globally,” she added. From floods, earthquakes and hurricanes to man-made political and economic instability, and armed conflicts between and among State and non-State parties globally, the costs of adult misconduct and the consequences their misbehaviour as political, social and economic guardians have let down millions of children.Countless unknown children have lost their lives in terrified transit on the Mediterranean sea; thousands have been violated in Myanmar’s Rakhine state; girls have been subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation by Blue-helmeted troops; and others violated by numbers of religious and secular aid-workers.“The tragedy of these all-too-adult failings are borne by children, but the shame is surely not children’s to bear,” she stated, pointing out that children are the vast majority of the populations most affected by conflict, most afflicted by abject poverty, most exposed to climate change.“In flight, children face additional sexual abuse and exploitation, child labour and trafficking. In transit, they meet further abuse, neglect and deprivation of essential services,” she continued. “At reception, they more often meet unlawful detention, xenophobia and an absence of care for the physical and mental trauma to which they have been subjected,” she maintained.Recalling that children make up half of the world’s displaced people and more than half of its refugees, Ms. Gilmore emphasized: “No matter where they are, nor the status of their movement within or across borders – irregular as that may be – a child’s rights never abandons them.” However, the tolerance for children’s abuse appears so high that no matter what is learned of its scale, breadth, or long-lasting damage, the world struggles to put its responsibilities to children front and centre.Questioning why, in 2018, the Secretary-General should need to confirm the UN’s zero-tolerance policy for sexual exploitation and abuse of children and adults, Ms. Gilmore stated: “The UN must own its shame.”“International human rights law applies at all times, in all settings for all peoples of all ages,” she underscored, noting that in the seventh decade of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “we must strongly affirm that human rights hold and human rights persist, even in humanitarian settings and specifically for children.”Children’s interests be put at the forefront of decision-making processes.“We must bring children in – bring children to sit at the tables of decision making and participation and specifically so for the design, implementation and monitoring of our humanitarian assistance activities,” she urged. read more

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Tara PalmerTomkinson had not been seen for nearly a week before she

first_imgUnderstood to have lived alone, Palmer-Tomkinson had previously spoken of her flat as a sanctuary from which she took two conference calls a day and had kept a pet squirrel.Once photographed at every society event in an array of eye-catching outfits, she became a tabloid darling who used her own newspaper column to share secrets of her glamorous life.She visited rehab in 1999 for cocaine addiction and suffered the collapse of her septum, admitting she had once overdosed before entering recovery. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, socialite – obituaryThe original It Girl: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, in picturesRemember her winning performance on Celebrity Fame Academy?One of her final interviews: Why she was more than just an It girlTara Palmer-Tomkinson, the socialite and self-confessed ‘It girl’ of her generation, had not been seen for nearly a week before she was found dead in her home at the age of 45, her neighbours have claimed.Palmer-Tomkinson, who lived alone in West London, was pronounced dead in her own home after a long period of ill-health, months after she disclosed she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.Friends said they had feared for her in recent weeks after she appeared frail and out of contact, as police confirmed they were treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious.An ambulance had been called to the address at 1.40pm, before police were alerted. She had previously spoken frankly about her former addiction to drugs, rehabilitation, loneliness and anxiety.In recent interviews, she had spoken of her distress at speculation she had fallen off the wagon, revealing her frail appearance was down to the extended period of ill health.In November, she told a newspaper she had been “terribly frightened” after being diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour which had affected the production of hormone prolactin, leaving her exhausted. In 2014, she was cautioned by police at Heathrow airport after a disturbance after being seen sobbing, swearing and tearing out her hair in an episode she explained as a panic attack.In the same year, she dropped out of Channel 4 show The Jump, saying she had become a “recluse” after suffering a breakdown.In 2016, she told an interviewer her party lifestyle had come at a health cost, and that she now hoped to build a more “conventional” life. The coroner is now investigating cause of death, with shocked friends and family learning of it on Wednesday afternoon.Friends of Palmer-Tomkinson said they had grown worried for her, after she lost weight and appeared frail. Tara Palmer Tomkinson Brain tumourAround 16,000 people are, like Palmer-Tomkinson, diagnosed with brain tumours every year across the UK.The Brain Tumour Research charity said that less than 20% of patients survive beyond five years. And it warned deaths from the disease were increasing, with the number of brain tumour deaths up 27% from 2002.There are more than 120 different types of brain tumour, with the most common developing from cells that support the nerve cells of the brain.These are called glial cells and a tumour of glial cells is called a giloma.TV personality Palmer-Tomkinson had been battling the tumour since January last year.Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity, praised Palmer-Tomkinson for raising awareness of the disease.”Our hearts go out to all of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s family and friends.”Three months ago, Tara was brave enough to speak out about her brain tumour diagnosis and the impact it had on her life.”Her honesty helped to raise awareness of the disease and it was welcomed by the many thousands of people in the UK and around the world who cope with the impact of a brain tumour.”Tara helped to show why we must do all we can to defeat this devastating disease, which is the biggest cancer killer of children and young people in the UK.” In 1998 outside Tramp nightclub celebrating her birthdayCredit:REX Prince Charles Prince of Wales and Prince Harry on a ski lift in Klosters with Tara Palmer Tomkinson and Santa Palmer Tomkinson OMG. REST IN PEACE TARA. https://t.co/r9EStcXBYv— Duncan Bannatyne (@DuncanBannatyne) February 8, 2017 The Prince of Wales is greeted by Tara Palmer-Tomkinson during a reception at Clarence House in 2003 Neighbours and local shopkeepers said they had not seen her in the week before her death.An emotional Santa Montefiore, her sister, said the family did not wish to comment.News of Palmer-Tomkinson’s death came just three months after she disclosed she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and auto-immune disease.She had struggled with her health, a lack of energy and weight loss for 18 months before embarking on the right treatment. Prince Charles Prince of Wales and Prince Harry on a ski lift in Klosters with Tara Palmer Tomkinson and Santa Palmer TomkinsonCredit:Ian Jones Tara Palmer-Tomkinson photographed in 2000 Palmer-Tomkinson with Her mother, Patti Palmer-Tomkinson, and sister, Santa  Palmer-Tomkinson with Her mother, Patti Palmer-Tomkinson, and sister, Santa She told Kyle: “I went back to rehab two years ago but nobody actually knows why I went back.”The reasons I went were private, the reasons I went were that I believed that I was having a nervous breakdown because I was so frightened of this British press, of these paparazzi who went through my rubbish, who led me to believe that every chimney sound or thunderstorm was a paparazzi attack and I couldn’t deal with it and I still can’t deal with it.”Most people think that when you relapse that you have to take a substance. I have seen a therapist every single week for the last 11 years of my life, I don’t need to relapse on a substance. I can relapse and it just means my brain is overdosing into a way that I just can’t cope and you know what, I may not be perfect but parts of me are awesome!”Recalling her lowest point during her battle with cocaine addiction, she said: “I remember timing my heart because I knew it was going to stop and I remember my telephone was [a few metres away]… I remember crawling on my hands and knees to pick up the phone and call… and then I woke up in hospital.””I think that was the night I had an overdose. I have never attempted suicide… I think it was a cry for help.”Heathrow disturbance.She was arrested and cautioned in December 2014 by officers following her reaction to being refused access to a first-class airport lounge, reports said.Video footage filmed by a witness showed her sobbing, swearing and tearing out her hair extensions during the incident, The Sun reported.Following her arrest, she told she told the newspaper that a panic attack triggered her behaviour.During an interview with the Press Association last year, while promoting her fashion line Desiderata, she spoke about having regrets.She said: “I definitely have regrets. I wish I had never touched half the stuff… But in the same way, I’m not going to sit there and feel ashamed for what I did, because I have had a life! I might be 44, but I was at so many different parties in so many different countries, I haven’t slept for 20 years!”The things that mattered to me a long time ago don’t matter any more. What matters to me now is health. Because I’ve paid a price for my health, and I wish I had given up cigarettes a long time ago… I’ve always been very health-conscious, but when you’re 44, you don’t wake up looking the same way.” So sad to say goodbye to Tara Palmer Tomkinson – she risked the first Fame Academy for @rednoseday – and was kind, generous and funny.— emma freud (@emmafreud) February 8, 2017 In 1998 outside Tramp nightclub celebrating her birthday Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. On I'm a Celebrity in 2002 TV highlightsOne of the most shared videos that went viral following her death is her gutsy performance of These Boots Are Made For Walking for the BBC’s Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2007.The show – a spin-off of the BBC’s singing contest raising funds for Comic Relief – saw her competing against celebrities including Miranda Hart, Tim Vine, Linda Robson and Shaun Williamson. Tara beat out all competition with a string of fabulous performances – but the most fondly remembered is her brilliantly idiosyncratic rendition of the Nancy Sinatra classic: RIP Tara Palmer Tomkinson, 45.A fun, feisty woman who battled many demons. Very sad news. pic.twitter.com/IxwOLfUyFW— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 8, 2017 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson photographed in 2000 In 2001, launching her own websiteCredit:PA On I’m a Celebrity in 2002 In 2001, launching her own website She was often photographed with members of the Royal family, enjoying skiing holidays together, and attending at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Neighbours spoke of her as “living life to the full”, driving “fast and furious” around the streets and joining the residents’ association.She is survived by her parents, Charles and Patricia, brother James and sister Santa. Blue singer and soap actor Duncan James, a close friend of Palmer-Tomkinson, tweeted: “Heartbroken and numb I have lost one of my oldest and dearest friends.”I’m going to miss ur laughter the most shmooey . Rip sweetheart (sic).”Boy George, the singer, said: “Sorry we have lost Tara. R.I.P. She was a sweet complicated soul!”Friends and fans post social media tributes Palmer-Tomkinson photographed at her birthday party in 1998 OMG don’t believe it ! Poor Tara we hung out a lot in the 90 s again very troubled but such a great character full of life and fun ! So sad https://t.co/zxa7BqUTVH— Michelle Collins (@missmcollins) February 8, 2017 Such sad news 🌹RIP Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 💔 On screen her beauty, smile & laugh truly shone thru 💕 #RIPTPT #ripTaraPalmerTomkinson 🌟 pic.twitter.com/0Im5pZAWl4— Tina ❄️ (@Tinapeg2) February 8, 2017 Tara Palmer-Tompkinson was the first person I ever heard described as an “it girl” and by jove she earned the title.— Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) February 8, 2017 She was nuts and I adored her pic.twitter.com/JtqtMgtG44— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) February 8, 2017 Tara Palmer Tomkinson, who has previously battled drug problemsCredit:David M. Benett Tara Palmer-Tomkinson attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge She believed it under control with medication, saying then: “I actually feel very lucky.”Dr David Jenkinson, the Chief Scientific Officer with The Brain Tumour Charity, said a benign pituitary tumour, if diagnosed and treated could be successfully contained and would not necessarily prove fatal. Feel so very sad at the Tara news. Truly one of a kind. Delicate, ferocious, shockingly funny and an exceedingly good person. #RIPTPT 😞— deanpiper (@deanpiper) February 8, 2017 The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who were close family friends of the socialite, paid tribute, saying they are “deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family”.The Duchess of York, whose mother was Palmer-Tomkinson’s godmother, added her family were “so shocked by this tragic news of the magnificent, beautifully energetic soul of Tara”. Show more “At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.”We are not treating this death as suspicious. The coroner has been informed and the next of kin has been informed.”‘Heartbroken and numb’Socialite and reality TV star Tamara Beckwith, one of her friends, said in a statement: “The terribly sad news of my old friend Tara PT’s passing has come as quite a shock.”She was a shining light and I have nothing but very fond memories of the times we had together. She was most definitely one of life’s true characters.”My thoughts are naturally with her family.” Palmer-Tomkinson’s body was removed from her home on a trolley into a private ambulance on Wednesday evening and driven away.A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday February 8 to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.”A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Other notable appearances include:Being was one of the 12 celebrities set to appear in the first series of Channel 4 show The Jump in 2014.But she dropped out shortly after telling Radio Times that she felt “under a lot of pressure” and was “not comfortable” with being the favourite to win.Her father, Charles, is a former British Olympic skier who instructed the Prince of Wales.She turned heads when she announced she was launching a pop career in 2011.The former “It girl” said she had secretly recorded a dance album and confessed she was “a rock chick at heart”.The album, Flawed, was released in 2012, but a performance of her single on ITV’s Loose Women attracted fierce criticism.In 2014, she gave an emotional interview during ITV’s Jeremy Kyle: The Celebrity Specials.She told Kyle about nearly dying from an overdose and spoke about rehab, explaining why she had made a return visit, even though she had been drug-free for some 11 years. So sad to hear of TPT passing away. So young…— Gok Wan (@therealgokwan) February 8, 2017 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Palmer-Tomkinson photographed at her birthday party in 1998 The Prince of Wales is greeted by Tara Palmer-Tomkinson during a reception at Clarence House in 2003last_img read more

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Sold To the highest bidder

first_imgAn Emir from Qatar is reportedly the lucky new owner of their own private island in Greece after a wealthy Greek Australian family from Melbourne sold their island paradise, in the Ionian Sea, for just under a cool 7 million Euros. According to Greek media reports, the island of Oxia (or Nafsika) has been in foreign real estate agents websites’ on the islands, and its sale price was quoted at 6,900,000 Euros. The agreement and transfer procedures apparently lasted more than nine months because of various difficulties, but reports say that the island was signed over to its new owner just a few days ago.The island has a total area of ??5,500 acres. The hilly island is said to feature pure marble of excellent quality. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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Holiday street closures and detours planned

first_imgIf you’re among the tens of thousands of people expected to descend on the Fort Vancouver National Site for Friday’s Fourth of July celebration, don’t expect to snag a prime parking spot and stroll right in just as the fireworks start.Visitors should be aware of several street closures and detours planned to accommodate a full slate of Fourth of July events in the area, according to organizers. Impacts in some places will last all day, though most activities don’t start until the afternoon and evening. Among the streets closed for the entire day Friday is Evergreen Boulevard from Interstate 5 to U Street. East Reserve Street and Fort Vancouver Way will both be closed south of Mill Plain Boulevard. A handful of other local streets and intersections will also be closed on the east side of the fort grounds.The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound offramp from I-5 to Mill Plain between 6 p.m. and midnight. In addition, both the east and west offramps from state Highway 14 to Columbia House Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. until the fireworks are over, according to WSDOT.Detours will direct drivers to alternate routes during the closures, according to the agency. WSDOT and the Washington State Patrol noted that pulling over on any state highway to watch fireworks is illegal.last_img read more

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Tickets tossed in Central Washington after speeding police werent cited

first_imgCASHMERE — The Washington State Patrol says it’s tossing speeding tickets issued near Cashmere last Tuesday and Wednesday because as many as eight officers blasted through a speed trap there without being cited.The Wenatchee World reports that the officers were headed to a drug-recognition conference in Chelan. An Arlington man, Bill Gillam, recorded video showing that while other drivers were pulled over and cited for speeding through the trap, the officers were not. State Patrol spokesman Bob Calkins said he didn’t immediately know how many tickets were issued, but dismissing them is “simple fairness.” One woman was pulled over but let off with a warning after she reported being the wife of a state trooper.Some of the officers who sped past were in unmarked cars, making it tough to know what agency they were with. But some were with the State Patrol, the Auburn Police Department and the Seattle Police Department.last_img read more

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Car drives into canal in Cooper City

first_imgCOOPER CITY, FLA. (WSVN) – 7 Skyforce flew over the scene after a car drove into a canal in Cooper City.The incident took place, Monday morning, in the waters near Flamingo Road.The vehicle could be seen partially submerged. However, no injuries were reported.There is currently no word on what caused the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS New Woburn St School Principal Announced Asst Principal Frank

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”Meet The Woburn Street School Principal Search FinalistsIn “Education”VIDEOS: Meet The Woburn Street School Principal Search FinalistsIn “Education” WILMINGTON, MA — At Wednesday night’s School Committee Meeting, School Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand announced that Suzanne Sullivan has been named the next principal of Woburn Street School, effective July 1.“Ms. Sullivan has over 30 years of public education experience at the elementary level, having served a variety of communities in Massachusetts,” according to a press release that Brand read. “As an educator, she holds extensive experience as a classroom teacher at the second grade level and almost ten years of experience as an elementary principal, having served the communities of Brimfield, Quaboag Regional School District, and Greenfield, MA. Ms. Sullivan is currently the Principal of the Parker Elementary School in Billerica where she leads a Pre K‐5 educational community of approximately 500 students and 100 staff.”In her Community Forum, Sullivan revealed that — with the opening of a new Billerica High School which will include Grade 8 students — Billerica is re-configuring its schools and closing one of its elementary schools. Even though Sullivan is not the principal at that school — because she has the least amount of seniority of all the district’s principals — she is losing her position.“The search process included a site visit to Wilmington where Ms. Sullivan spent the better portion of a day meeting staff, district leaders and members of the community,” Brand writes. “The site visit committee, consisting of the Central Office Leadership Team, as well as a staff and parent representative who served on the search committee, also participated in a site visit to the Parker Elementary School to meet with stakeholders in the Billerica community.”Brand highlighted several of Sullivan’s strengths, including her:unwavering commitment to student‐centered decision‐makingattention to ensuring everyone has a voice in important decisionsfocus on maintaining personal connections with both the adults and students she servesability to build and maintain a strong and healthy school cultureBrand also listed several of Sullivan’s experience hallmarks, including:overseeing a Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Innovation School that included a focus on STEAM across all curriculum areasworking with student populations that range from Preschool to sixth gradeextensive experience in Special Education programming that also includes strategic steps to foster an inclusive model of educationsupporting students in the general education classes, as well as overseeing more intensive programs and extensive experience in implementing social‐emotional based programs including support teams, Responsive Classroom, Second Step and PBIS.Sullivan, who is the mother to TWO sets of TWIN boys, holds a Bachelor degree from Fitchburg State College and a Master of Education degree with a major in Leadership & Administration from Worcester State College.The Woburn Street School Principal position was vacated mid-year by Jeff Strasnick, who unexpectedly decided to retire from his public school career.The search’s other two finalists were Laurie Fahey, a Dracut elementary school principal, and Charlotte King, Director of the Wildwood Early Childhood Center here in Wilmington for the past five years. King indicated in her Community Forum that she will remain as Wildwood’s Director if she did not receive the Woburn Street position.Brand also mentioned at last night’s School Committee Meeting that the district is preparing to move into an Assistant Principal Search for the Woburn Street School. Current Assistant Principal Frank Ferriero is retiring at the end of the school year. Ferriero served as Principal of the North Interiemdiate School for six years before becoming Assistant Principal of the Woburn Street School for the past six years. Brand noted that Sullivan will be given the opportunity to participate in this search.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.last_img read more