Save The Bays launches annual Youth Environmental Ambassador Program for 4th year

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #Savethebays #MagneticNewsMedia#Savethebays Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreeport, Grand Bahama, January 12, 2017  – For the fourth consecutive year, young people from Grand Bahama are trading their right to sleep late or hang with their friends for the privilege of traipsing through woods and wetlands as they are groomed to become good stewards of the environment.  Thirty junior high students have been selected to take part in Save The Bays Youth Environmental Ambassador Program.  The respected youth development initiative launched on January 7 and will run until May.“For the next five months participants will gain an awareness of their environment, learn the importance of taking care of it and how to keep it healthy for future generations,” said Rashema Ingraham, YEA organizer.   Discussions and field exercises will cover a myriad of topics including climate change, plastic pollution, coral reefs and mangroves.“What is interesting is that many of them really want to be outdoors,” said Ingraham. “That may be difficult to conceptualize with all the lures of electronics and mesmerizing television shows. We have to find ways to get our children to connect to the outdoors so that they grow to appreciate the beauty of the world around them.”According to Ingraham, the program’s success relies on the ability of facilitators to arouse passion about conservation and engaging participants to spread the message about its importance.   One of those facilitators, Bradley Rutherford, said he wished the program had been available when he was younger.  “It is a very enriching experience for facilitators and students,” said Rutherford.  “The opportunity is certainly one I wish was available when I was a youth.”For participant Justus Fox, the YEA experience was unparalleled.  “I participated in workshops with similar activities, but nothing as good as my first session experience with the YEA program,” said Fox, a student at Jack Hayward Junior High, one of six schools with students who qualified to attend.   The others Bishop Michael Eldon, Sunland Baptist Academy, Sister Mary Patricia Russell Junior High, Tabernacle Baptist Academy, Jack Hayward Junior High and Mary Star of the Sea.   Sessions are held bi-weekly on Saturdays at the YMCA.center_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Bahamas: 150 laid off by Resorts World Bimini, Save the Bays siding with workerslast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday August 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, August 23, 2019:#1) Indian Classical Dance Workshop & PerformanceEnjoy an evening with acclaimed Indian Classical dance artist Kohal Das, who will hold a workshop and performance on Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street). Das is presently a research fellow at Tufts University and has extensive performing experience in India for both Odissi and Bharatnatyam styles. A reception will follow. Email to RSVP. Donations to Upasana would be appreciated.#2) DEADLINE: Wilmington Band Parents Banner DonorsDear Family & Friends of the Wilmington Wildcat Bands,We need your help with support of this year’s 2019-2020 WHS Band banner.Your donation to this banner will enable the Wildcat Band Parents to support this accomplished group of young men and women. The Wildcat Bands is composed of hundreds of talented musicians and color guard from Grade 4 thru 12. Our High School Band is one of the top bands in the Merrimack Valley. We routinely perform at events within Wilmington, and surrounding towns.The Wildcat Bands Banner is proudly displayed at:Wilmington High School Football GamesWilmington Band ConcertsWilmington’s Memorial Day ParadeAnd other events that the Wildcat Bands are invited to participate in.Please consider supporting this banner with a sponsorship.All proceeds from your generous donation goes directly benefits the Wilmington Wildcat Bands including the Marching Band and Color Guard members. We support the bands with the purchase of new equipment, scholarships and deferring the cost of the group’s annual band camp by paying for the rental truck to bring the equipment to NH; the charting; returning college chaperone costs and financial support for band members who need assistance.In order to meet our printing deadline, please return the Sponsor Form with your donation by August 23, 2019. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (978) 771-0810, Thank you for your support.Sincerely,Steve Sica, PresidentWilmington Band Parents and Friends#3) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#4) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.#5) Tour Of Wilmington Town MuseumThe Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”last_img read more

Holi 2019 herere top waterproof Bluetooth speakers that will make you party

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COPY LINKAD Loading … Holi, the festival of colours is upon us. It is celebrated with much fervour for two days March 20 and 21, while some, particularly corporate professionals even postpone the celebration to the weekend so that they can enjoy freely with friends without any work stress, which they usually face in the middle of the week.With music, Holi will be more entertaining with all coloured water balloon splashing around in the sunny day. So, we have curated a list of the wireless Bluetooth speakers across different price range available in Amazon this festive season.Amazon is offering big discounts on water-proof Bluetooth wireless speakers on its e-commerce site this festival of colours. Here are the top picks:Mivi Octave Portable Wireless speaker-Rs 2,999 Mivi Octave Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features-Mivi Octave offers 360 ° HD Stereo SoundPowerful Bass and 16Watts Peak Output-BlackTrue Wireless Stereo: Pair two speakers wirelessly for a 2X Sound with extra powerful left and right channelSplash resistant: Dust and splash resistant (IPX 5) designIt has a Lithium-ion battery and lets you enjoy up to Ten hours of play time (at 70% Volume). You can buy Mivi speaker-hereJBL Flip 4 Portable Wireless speaker-Rs 7,530 JBL wireless Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features-JBL Bass Radiator- Dual external passive radiator makes you hear the base, feel the base and see the base. The bass is both deep and powerfulBuilt-in 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of playtimeIPX7 Waterproof- No more worrying about rain or spills; you can even immerse it in waterWireless Bluetooth Streaming- Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo soundNoise-cancelling Speakerphone- Built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear calling with the touch of a buttonVoice Assistant Integration- Activate and talk to Siri or Google Assistant from your JBL Flip 4, it is just a button click away. You can buy JBL speaker-here.Zook Jazz Blaster 30W Bluetooth speaker-Rs 2,599 Zook wireless Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features—The Jazz Blaster Bluetooth speaker can rock a party outdoors and indoors, at beaches, poolside bashes or impromptu house parties, this rough-and-tough, a rugged speaker is all you need to set the ball rollingUses the Bluetooth 4.2 technology (A2DP) for less delay, more stability, faster pairing and lower power consumption from connected devices (like your phone) when wirelessly streaming audioUnlike ordinary Bluetooth speaker, the monster Zoook Jazz Blaster Bluetooth speaker amplifies higher as well as lower bass frequencies thanks to the unique combo of powerful stereo sound (30W) and a passive subwoofer – a power-packed bass experience on the go is finally hereWith 5,200mAh cell capacity, it offers 10-hour battery life to keep the beats going ordinary Bluetooth speakers just can’t handle the heavy load of bass and stereo for long hours Modi govt wants employees to take more holiday; changes earned leave rules Close Comes with IPX5 Splash-proof. You can buy the Zook speaker-here.Boat Stone 600 Water-Proof and Shock-Proof Wireless Speakers- Rs 2,274 Boat wireless Bluetooth speakers on Amazon IndiaAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features—It houses premium drivers within a compact design delivering a full 360 degrees high definition soundBluetooth 4.0 Technology: Ultra-optimized version of Bluetooth that consumes less energy and delivers clear soundWater Proof: IPX6 rating for protection against water splash and dust for outdoor and indoor activitiesDevice-Free Use: Play straight, easily answer phone calls with built-in microphone, change tracks or adjust the volume, all without picking up your phoneBest used for outdoor parties, showers, pool sides, group camping and other hard-core activitiesWell-structured solid rugged design for ultimate impact resistance, a good option for music loversRetail packages include Boat Stone 600 Bluetooth speaker, micro USB charging cable, aux-in cable compatible with 3.5 mm devices, 12-month warranty and supportive customer service. You can buy Boat speaker-here.Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker- Rs 12,995 Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speakersAmazon India (screen-grab)Key features-It offers loud and immersive 360-degree sound with deep and accurate bass, all carefully balanced so you can hear every note.Powered for Adventure: Rechargeable battery and play music for 15 hours.Waterproof: It can be totally submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. It is said to have undergone tough durability tests to handle life’s spills and thrills.All-New Magic Button: Play, Pause, Skip and control any streaming music directly on the Bluetooth speaker with one touch of a button.With Ultimate ears app, you can pair 2, 3, 4…and over 150 BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers together for the ultimate sound experience. Works with any generation of BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers. You can buy the Ultimate Ears speaker-here.Also, Amazon launched a special Holi Store on Prime Now app. With this, the customers can get a range of organic & non-toxic colours, snacks, beverages, cleaning supplies, laundry products, personal care essentials and lots more within a couple of hours. This is limited to the customers in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad. Consumers who shop for select products worth Rs 900 and more will get flat Rs 90 back as Amazon Pay balance.For those unaware, Amazon’s Prime Now provides 2-hour ultra-fast delivery to Prime members anytime between 6:00 am to midnight and the most convenient same-day 2-hour slots from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight for all customers.last_img read more

US Supreme Court backs Trump travel ban

first_imgDemonstrators chanting during a #NoMuslimBanEver rally and march “to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country” in Washington, DC. AFP file photoThe US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on visitors from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen while legal challenges to it continued.The third version of Trump’s travel ban, unveiled in September, drew immediate challenges in federal appeals courts in Richmond, Virginia and San Francisco, California.Plaintiffs argued that the measure targets Muslims in violation of the US Constitution and did not advance security goals as the government claimed.The challengers convinced the lower courts to put implementation on hold while they and government lawyers fight out the legality of the policy.But the Trump administration, which says the ban is crucial to protect US national security and deter terror attacks, secured strong support from the Supreme Court in a 7-2 vote to let the government move ahead while the appeals continue.“We are not surprised by today’s Supreme Court decision permitting immediate enforcement of the President’s proclamation limiting travel from countries presenting heightened risks of terrorism,” the White House said.“The proclamation is lawful and essential to protecting our homeland. We look forward to presenting a fuller defense of the proclamation as the pending cases work their way through the courts,” it added.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, criticized the ruling.“This decision ignores the very real human consequences to American citizens and their families abroad imposed by President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0,” said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri.The Supreme Court justices said they expect the lower appeals courts to expedite their decisions, leaving open the possibility that the policy could return to the Supreme Court in yet another legal challenge to the White House.The San Francisco court will hear the case on Wednesday and the Richmond court on Friday.Open-ended banThe ban also covers people from North Korea and a selection of senior officials from Venezuela, but its main focus is travelers from the six mainly Muslim countries.Trump has battled to implement a travel ban since just after he became president on January 20, after having repeatedly promised during last year’s election campaign to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.Those promises have undermined the administration’s argument in a series of court challenges that its policy is not Muslim-focused but rather based on security needs.After Monday’s court ruling the Department of Homeland Security said: “the administration’s common sense travel restrictions on countries that do not meet basic security standards and do not share critical information with us about terrorists and criminals are designed to defend the homeland and keep Americans safe.”The initial ban was to be for 90 days, ostensibly to give the US and the targeted countries time to implement tougher and more thorough vetting procedures for visitors.After rolling court battles, the 90 day ban was finally allowed in June. Meanwhile, vetting for US-bound travelers from every country has intensified.But when the six-country ban expired in September, the administration sought to replace it with an open-ended ban, with Chad added to the list while Sudan was removed, and North Korea and Venezuela appended as well.Immigration and civil rights activists maintain it still essentially targets Muslims, which would violate the US Constitution’s guarantees of religious rights.When Trump last week retweeted three video clips from an extremist British group that vilified Muslims, his critics said it supported the idea that his immigration policies were anti-Muslim.“President Trump’s anti-Muslim prejudice is no secret-he has repeatedly confirmed it, including just last week on Twitter,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union.“It’s unfortunate that the full ban can move forward for now, but this order does not address the merits of our claims. We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones.”last_img read more

Here come the quantum dot TVs and wallpaper

first_img © 2011 Citation: Here come the quantum dot TVs and wallpaper (2011, December 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Researchers fabricate first large-area, full-color quantum dot display The quantum dots will be in use for ultra thin, light flat screen TVs by the end of next year, and, in another three years, will be used in flexible screens rolled up like paper or used as wall coverings.The company, Nanoco Group, is reportedly working with Asian electronics companies to bring this technology to market. “The first products we are expecting to come to market using quantum dots will be the next generation of flat-screen televisions,” Nanoco chief executive Michael Edelman has stated.Nanoco describes itself as the “world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots.” While quantum dots technology is not new, the scientists at Nanoco are succeeding in their goals toward mass production. Earlier this year, the company, which was founded in 2001 and is based in Manchester, announced it successfully produced a1kg batch of red cadmium-free quantum dots specified by a major Japanese corporation.The ability to mass-produce consistently high quality quantum dots, says the company site, enables product designers to envisage their use in consumer products and other applications for the first time, and then bring the products to market. Quantum dots are nano-materials with a core semiconductor and organic shell structure. This structure can be modified and built on to ensure the quantum dots work in applications that may use different carrier systems. This includes but is not limited to printing ink including ink jet printing, silicone, polycarbonate, polymethyl methacrylate based polymers, alcohols and water. Nanoco’s team says it can manipulate the organic surfaces of the quantum dots to work in applications like electroluminescent displays, solid state lighting and biological imaging. The ability to precisely control the size of a quantum dot enables the manufacturer to determine the wavelength of the emission, which determines the color of light that the eye perceives. During production the dots can be tuned to emit any desired color of light. Dots can even be tuned beyond visible light, into infra-red or the ultra-violet.Nanoco defines itself as “a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots” at a time when being “cadmium-free” presents special advantage. Cadmium is generally used in LEDs in lighting and displays. The European Union has made it exempt, though, from its Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive due to the fact that there isn’t yet a practical substitute, according to eWEEK Europe. That exemption is to end in July 2014.“Our research and development department is also constantly engaged in the creation of new quantum dots with additional properties sought by the market, such as our RoHS-compliant heavy metal-free quantum dots,” says the company. Quantum dot OLED prototype. Image credit: Nanoco Groupcenter_img To be sure, flexible displays that can be used as wall coverings have been of interest. Individual light-emitting quantum dot crystals are 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Large numbers used together potentially create room-sized screens on wallpapers. ( — A British firm’s quantum dot technology will be used for flat screen TVs and flexible screens, according to the company’s chief executive. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more