Letters May 2008

first_img“I’m Here Mom,” by Anish Majumdar is a mind-blowingly honest and heart-felt article. Kudos to you and your mom for feeling so deeply.Anonymous, via eMailAs a fellow survivor who has a close loved one suffering from this disease, I found the article “I’m Here Mom” beautifully written. It hit so close to home that at times I felt I was reading about my own experience. Thank you, Anish Majumdar.Amal, via eMailThe article on schizophrenia touched my heart. My mom went through something similar. Unfortunately I didn’t deal with it as well as Anish Majumdar did. We were never really close. And now it’s too late.Anonymous, Via eMailAnish Majumdar’s article on his mother’s schizophrenia touched me in a way that no article has ever done. The painful honesty and the final reconciliation are testament to familial bonds. This, my friends, is what pain and love are. Be in peace.V. Singh, via eMail  If Barack Obama wins the U.S. presidency he inherits a “poisoned chalice.” America is heading south in every measure and the next president will more or less be a lame duck even before he starts. It is unlikely that the new president will get an opportunity to shine, so we must look to the president after the next one.Satish, via eMailEven if you support unlimited immigration, (“The Immigration Solution,” March 2008) by putting quotes around European and undocumented, you expose your true colors. One of the strengths of the Indian community has been its desire to follow immigration laws and assimilate in the community while maintaining its heritage. This article turns that around and mixes those great contributions with illegal aliens and against the pre-1965 Americans. That is not a winning strategy – if you think skin color alone will create alliances among Indian, Mexican and Black communities. That has never happened. Hard work and adherence to the law has been the hallmark of the Indian experience and this article twists that into an anti-White statement.Anonymous, via emailThe suicidal palm tree in your February 2008 issue is, in fact, the century palm tree. Contrary to the article, this variety of palm tree grows wild in South America and is in no danger of extinction. There are millions of them and each tree bears at least 100,000 fruits. Guyana has so many of these century palm trees that they are considered a nuisance.The century palm is an amazing tree with many secrets; perhaps because of that she suffers such an agonizing death. She flowers after about 100 years and keeps her flowers and fruits for almost 1 year, not just a few months as stated in the article. The tree suffers for years after flowering before it dies. Sadly, nothing can stop her demise.Mukesh Megnauth, via eMailThe letter by Byravan Viswanathan in the March 2008 issue has to be challenged. He claims that George Bush has done enormous damage to this country. This is inaccurate. In fact, George Bush rewarded U.S. companies with tax breaks for shipping jobs overseas to countries such as India and China. George Bush thus helped the Indian economy boom, which benefited from the export of U.S. jobs.  Of course the US economy slowed down due because of these job losses, for which the Republican Party is responsible. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may not provide tax breaks to U.S. companies for outsourcing jobs to India. There is also no guarantee that they will impose heavier taxes on U.S. corporations because of lobbyists. We have to wait and see if they have any solutions if they are elected president. The increasing labor costs for Indian professionals will also be a factor in determining whether it will be cost effective for U.S. companies to export jobs overseas.Suresh Mangalore, via eMailI enjoyed the editorial “Chuck de Yadain” (April 2008) reminiscing on the times India dominated field hockey. As someone who remembers well the decades we were world champions, I am saddened that the country has frittered away its talent in the sport. The table detailing India’s performance since the 1928 Olympic Games was very revealing. Frankly, even I had no idea just how successful we had been at the sport, nor how precipitously and quickly we had fallen. I guess cricket is pounding the final nail in the coffin of the country’s national sport that has long been on life support.J. Bala, Via email  Related Itemslast_img read more

Barcelona defender Dani Alves gobbles up racist taunt, wins hearts

first_imgBarcelona defender Dani Alves takes a bite out of a banana that was thrown on the pitch by a supporter of Villareal. Many saw the act of throwing the banana as a racist insult.Barcelona defender Dani Alves’ calm and indifferent reaction to a racist taunt during the club’s Sunday tie against Villareal has helped gather quite a lot of support for him. During the match that Barcelona won 3-2, a Villareal supporter – in a racist gesture – threw a banana on the pitch, near the 30-year-old Brazilian. Alves, however, reacted by picking up the banana and taking a bite out of it before going on with the game and setting up a goal in Barcelona’s dramatic come-from-behind victory. Alves’ club has condemned the incident and backed its player. “Barcelona totally supports and stands with player Dani Alves after the insults he received Sunday at the Villareal ground by certain people at the game,” the club said in a statement. Villareal’s reaction was a move in the right direction towards “converting grounds into areas where sports take priority and where the bad behaviour by some people is, first, isolated and then, eradicated for good,” Barcelona said. “I have been in Spain 11 years and it has been the same for 11 years. You have to laugh at these backward people,” Alves said after Sunday’s game. “We are not going to change it, so you have to take it almost as a joke and laugh at them.”last_img read more

Superlatives from Baylor-Oklahoma State

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State fell to the Bears on the road on Saturday night, but there were bright spots and some positive takeaways from the game on Saturday. Here are the winners and losers from Saturday’s contest:WinnersThe running game. Oklahoma State’s gameplan was to own the time of possession and keep their defense off the field. And they executed with great success, holding the ball for 41 minutes to Baylor’s 18 minutes. They rushed for more yards per carry than the Bears and rushed for more total yardage with 213 on the ground — the Cowboys highest total for the season.LosersThe defensive coaching staff. OSU’s gameplan to own time of possession was masterfully executed, but OSU’s defense, although on the field just over 18 minutes, gave up big play after big play even with the rest. Of the 65 total plays for Baylor’s offense, the Bears had NINE of those go for 23 + yards, per Berry Trammel. That’s a losing recipe on the road in a tough environment no matter how good your offense plays.Offensive MVPJustice Hill. The Pokes rode true freshman Hill to a season high 20 carries, and he returned the favor with 122 yards on 6.1 yards per carry. He had two costly turnovers; one that was the dagger in OSU’s momentum as they nearly took the lead late in the game. But with his performance on Saturday, he appears to have taken over the starting job — he just has to take care of the football.Defensive MVPThe entire defensive line. For as much as Baylor is known for passing the ball (like they did on Saturday), the defensive line held their own on the ground and looked stout in run defense. Baylor had 37 rushes for just 136 yards and limited the big plays as they stuffed the middle all day with Vincent Taylor, Mote Maile, and Cole Walterscheid showing out and living in the backfield.Best quote“I can pat you on the butt and tell you good job and you guys played good against a team that’s ranked and so-and-so. That’s not the way I feel.” – Mike GundyBest vineWas there ever a doubt?When you hit every stoplight green on the way to work. https://t.co/hcZiZZBSKZ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 25, 2016last_img read more

Fellaini to rescue as Manchester United leave it late to qualify for next stage

first_img Read more Share on WhatsApp A quick goal might have settled the home side’s nerves, as it was they were caught so badly put of position when Young Boys launched a counterattack that Nemanja Matic and Valencia were both booked for separate fouls. Perhaps there was no reason for United to be nervous after beating their opponents convincingly in Switzerland, but Mourinho’s reaction to the Palace disappointment included the advice to stay at home and watch on television if they could not cope with the pressure at Old Trafford.Whatever the reason, by the half-hour mark the game had settled into a familiar pattern, with United doing most of the attacking but lacking the inspiration or quality to make their superiority count in the final third. Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial both surrendered possession through untidy passing, as did Fred, who after a bright start had to keep dropping deeper to try and make something happen.Typical of United’s frustration was an incident shortly before the interval when Rashford surged powerfully through an attempted tackle by Von Bergen on halfway. It was a promising opening and the crowd stirred as Rashford broke forward, only to see him pause and change direction as he waited for support to arrive.None did, and though Rashford twisted and turned in the penalty area he was eventually dispossessed by Von Bergen, the defender he had originally left stranded 50 yards further back. It was a similar story when Rashford popped up on the left in United’s last significant attack of the first half. He did well to stride into the area and make it to the goal-line, and had the right idea in cutting the ball back for Fellaini to shoot – it was just that the pass missed its intended target by several yards. Champions League Manchester United United showed six changes in all to the side held at home in the league by Palace at the weekend, with Antonio Valencia and Fred, the Brazil midfielder, also coming in from the cold.Mourinho could be seen shaking his head on the touchline five minutes into the game, when Marcus Rashford missed the first opportunity to prevent another scoreless draw. Timing his run well and outpacing Steve von Bergen to reach the edge of the area with only the goalkeeper to beat, Rashford was if anything guilty of overconfidence in his finish, shooting early but managing to clear the bar as well as David von Ballmoos. Fred fired narrowly over as the home side tried to establish an early lead, before Rashford brought a save from Von Ballmoos after being slipped in by Fellaini. Agüero leveller in Lyon seals Champions League progress for Manchester City Facebook Pinterest 4Young Boys5-91 3Valencia5-15 Sir Alex Ferguson always used to say United liked to make life as hard as possible for their manager, and clearly they are still at it, though one often wonders whether José Mourinho himself is also fond of elaboration and over-complication. He certainly spent his evening playing to the cameras on the sideline, reacting to Fellaini’s late winner by hurling a crate of water bottles to the floor.“This is the Champions League, there can be no room for complacency,” he had said beforehand. “No thinking that the job is done because we have beaten a super team in Juventus, or because we beat the Young Boys in Berne on matchday one.” It is probably about time the United manager sent out some clear, unequivocal messages to his players, even if he risked undermining his own words by starting with Paul Pogba and Lukaku on the bench and selecting Phil Jones in defence for the first time since the Derby County fiasco back in September. “Every player needs to perform properly,” Mourinho continued. “If we play like we did against Crystal Palace we will not win the game.” Share on Messenger 2Man Utd5410 Share via Email 1Juventus5612center_img Kevin Mbabu gave United a scare at the start of the second half, finding a way past Jones to shoot into the side-netting, just before Rashford did the same at the other end, this time from a situation where either he or Martial should have scored.Again Mourinho’s reaction was to turn his back and look exasperated, a feeling the ground shared when Fellaini failed to take advantage of a mistake by the Swiss side’s goalkeeper and hooked over the bar from close range.With just under half an hour remaining Mourinho sent on his two most expensive substitutes, Pogba almost immediately creating a chance from which Rashford should at least have hit the target.Lukaku set up Martial minutes later with the same result, and United were mightily relieved when a hitherto unemployed David de Gea responded quickly to stop a deflected shot from Ulisses Garcia right on the line. The game still looked like remaining scoreless all the way to its end, yet with their last attack United found a way through. Share on LinkedIn PosTeamPGDPts match reports Share on Twitter Young Boys José Mourinho reacts to Fellaini’s late winner by throwing a crate of bottles to the ground. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters Topics Manchester United have not lost the knack of pulling the fat from the fire in the closing seconds of a game. The stadium announcer had just confirmed there would be three minutes of stoppage time when Marouane Fellaini gathered a knockdown from Romelu Lukaku, turned as he held off Loris Benito and stabbed a low shot into the bottom corner.In doing so he turned the drabbest of scoreless draws into something marginally more memorable, not least because United’s late winner means they will accompany Juventus into the knockout stage. Both sides progressed from Group H as a result of Juve’s win in Turin – until Fellaini struck, United would have had to travel to Spain for their final game with only a three-point lead over Valencia. Sign up for The Fiver. Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Reuse this content Twitter last_img read more

10 months agoSTUNNER! Burdisso targets Mourinho, Cambiasso for Boca Juniors dream team

first_imgSTUNNER! Burdisso targets Mourinho, Cambiasso for Boca Juniors dream teamby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is being linked with a sensational move to Boca Juniors.The deal is being driven by Boca’s new sports director Nicolas Burdisso, who played for Mourinho at Inter Milan.TMW says Burdisso wants to put together the dream team of Mourinho and Esteban Cambiasso, who would act as the Portuguese’s assistant manager. Like Burdisso, Cambiasso also played for Mourinho at Inter.While acknowledging it is a long shot, Burdisso is making a pitch to Mourinho, with contact already established.Guillermo Barros Schelotto left Boca as coach last week after losing the Copa Libertadores final to River Plate. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Maritime Canada Governments Support New Emergency Radio System

first_img An investment by the Maritime provinces and the government of Canada will help better protect the people of the region with a ground-breaking, public-private partnership emergency mobile radio system. Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, made the announcement today, May 10, with federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty, and provincial counterparts Dr. Ed Doherty, New Brunswick Minister of Supply and Services, Doug Currie, Prince Edward Island Attorney General. The government of Canada will contribute up to $50 million through PPP Canada to help implement the initiative, with the provincial governments contributing to construction and operational costs. “The Trunk Mobile Radio system is a vital link among first responders like police, fire and emergency health services,” said Mr. Estabrooks. “We are taking action to make sure this important system stays strong and reliable for the health and safety to Nova Scotian families, while ensuring seamless communications with our Maritime partners.” “Governments around the world have been increasingly turning towards P3s to take on the responsibility of designing, building, financing and operating public infrastructure,” said Mr. Flaherty. “P3s represent an innovative approach to infrastructure investment. Today’s announcement will improve the infrastructure for emergency radio systems across the three provinces, making it easier for first responders to do their jobs, and enhancing the safety and security of Maritimers.” The provinces operate three separate, incompatible emergency radio systems that are at, or approaching, the end of useful operation. The new system will be used in all three provinces by the hundreds of local fire, police, emergency medical, search and rescue organizations, as well as federal and provincial departments and agencies. “Communications interoperability is a basic necessity to enable efficient and effective responses to situations which threaten our public and property,” said Mr. Currie. “We are pleased to work on this co-operative initiative, along with our Maritime counterparts and the government of Canada, to facilitate implementation of a communications tool that will be a valuable asset to professionals in our provinces who respond to daily emergencies and disaster situations.” “We are pleased to be moving forward with New Brunswick’s next generation radio communications project,” said Dr. Doherty. “Having advanced technology is critical to timely response, especially in times of crisis. The collaborative partnership between the Maritime provinces and government of Canada is essential as we work to create the first of its kind multi-province radio communications system.” The project is the first of its kind in Canada. By pooling resources, and with support from the government of Canada, the three provinces will be able to deliver a system, which would otherwise have been unaffordable. Maritime, Canada Governments Support New Emergency Radio Systemlast_img read more

Conservatives say time for embattled finance minister to resign

first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is calling for embattled Finance Minister Bill Morneau to resign.Scheer says after weeks of mounting controversy, Morneau needs to step aside; and if he won’t, the prime minister should fire him.Scheer’s call for Morneau’s departure is the latest escalation of a political controversy for the finance minister that dates back to the summer when he proposed changes to the tax code.After that, Morneau was attacked for not fully disclosing his personal financial arrangements, and then came conflict-of-interest allegations over proposed pension reforms.This week, the Tories are raising questions about the sale of shares in Morneau’s family company ahead of a tax change announcement in 2015.On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Morneau had his full confidence.last_img read more

FIFA rankings Morocco down to 79th place

Zurich  –   The Moroccan football team fell two spots to number 79 of the world’s rankings, issued on Thursday by the football federation (FIFA). Germany tops the 2014 world’s rakings, followed by Argentina, and the Netherlands. The Oranje’s third-place finish at the World Cup has propelled them 12 positions up the table and back into the top ten. All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-finals have climbed up the ranking: Colombia (fourth, up four), Belgium (fifth, up six), France (tenth, up seven) and Costa Rica (16th, up 12 – the Ticos’ highest-ever ranking).

Low pressure moving away but heavy rain to continue today

Showers or thunder showers will occur at time in the Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva provinces and Galle and Matara districts.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. (Colombo Gazette) The low pressure area is moving away from Sri Lanka so the rainy conditions over the island will be reduced to some extent, but strong wind conditions will continue for a few more days, the department of meteorology said this morning.Heavy to very heavy falls (100-150 mm) are likely at several places, particularly in the North, North Central, North Western provinces.

NTSB Tesla on Autopilot when it hit California firetruck

DETROIT — A government report says the driver of a Tesla that slammed into a firetruck near Los Angeles last year was using the car’s Autopilot system when a vehicle in front of him suddenly changed lanes and he didn’t have time to react.The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver never saw the parked truck and didn’t brake. Apparently the Model S didn’t brake either.The report raises further questions about the effectiveness of Tesla’s system, which was in operation before several other crashes including two fatalities in Florida and one in Silicon Valley. Tesla warns drivers that the system is not fully autonomous and drivers must be ready to intervene.The NTSB report didn’t state a cause of the crash. The agency will issue a final report Wednesday.The Associated Press read more

Police looking to identify suspicious man

The Haldimand County OPP are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man after police received a report of a suspicious person on Queen Street in Dunnville.Police say that on Saturday, July 27, 2019 shortly after 8:00 p.m., a male was reportedly in front of a business when he confronted and spoke with an elderly woman.A second woman intervened to tell the male to leave the elderly woman alone.  The man then displayed an edged weapon and left the area on foot.The OPP is seeking assistance from the public to identify the male involved.The male is described as about 45 years old, white, 5′ 8″ tall with a medium build. At the time he was wearing a dark-coloured baseball cap, dark shirt, and grey or green-coloured shorts.He had a dark-coloured dog with him. The dog is described as being similar to a pitbull breed.OPP continue to investigate and is asking anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or any information to assist identifying the male to contact them at 1-888 -310-1122. read more

Gaudreau has 4 points Flames rally past Blue Jackets 96

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Johnny Gaudreau had two goals and two assists, and the Calgary Flames scored five goals in the second period to rally past the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-6 on Tuesday night.Cam Atkinson netted a hat trick for Columbus to extend his point streak to 11 games, but the Blue Jackets lost their second straight.Sean Monahan also had two goals and two assists for Calgary, which scored five straight goals for a 6-4 lead during the second period. Monahan opened that barrage 1:55 into the second, and Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Noah Hanifin and TJ Brodie followed with goals. Tkachuk, Hanifin and Brodie scored in a span of 1:53.Monahan, Gaudreau and Austin Czarnik each scored in the third period for Calgary.David Rittich and Mike Smith combined to stop 24 shots for the Flames. Calgary earned a point in its fifth straight game to stay atop the Pacific Division and improved to 17-9-2.Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 18 of 26 shots before being replaced in the third period by Joonas Korpisalo.Zach Werenski, Josh Anderson and Nick Foligno also scored for Columbus.NOTES: The Flames are 9-0-0 when Monahan has at least two points in a game this season and 8-0-1 when Gaudreau has a multipoint game. … Werenski’s goal was the 100th point of his career. … The Blue Jackets, who allowed just one power-play goal over their previous seven games, gave up four Tuesday.UP NEXTColumbus plays at Philadelphia on Thursday.Calgary heads home to face Minnesota on Thursday.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsNicole Kraft, The Associated Press read more

WWE Network drops six month commitment option

first_img Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Impact Wrestling announces TV tapings for Las Vegas at Sam’s Town Casino in November Google+ Twittercenter_img WWE issued the following press release earlier today:STAMFORD, Conn. — Much like other subscription businesses including Netflix and Hulu Plus, WWE will be offering:November For Free: New subscribers will receive WWE Network free of charge for the entire month of November – including Survivor Series on Sunday, November 23.New Simplified Price Plan:WWE Network will be available for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time.New subscribers can begin signing up tomorrow, Oct. 31, at 11:00 a.m. ET.“We are excited to offer new WWE Network subscribers the month of November free to experience all of our live programming, explore thousands of hours of video-on-demand content, and watch Survivor Series, one of our most popular events,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “Our research combined with best practices in digital subscription businesses affirms our belief that a simple, single price plan will help us continue to grow WWE Network’s subscriber base.”WWE Network is a one-of-a-kind experience for fans that has been met with critical acclaim.Grantland’s Bill Simmons said WWE Network is “something truly significant” and “I feel like I’m stealing money from Vince McMahon, actually. Wait, I’m stealing money from Vince McMahon.”Yahoo! Sports said, “All signs point to WWE having a championship product on their hands.”USA Today said, “It’s a no-brainer for even casual viewers from a consumer standpoint.”WWE Network features 24/7 scheduled programming, all 12 pay-per-view events LIVE and the most comprehensive video-on-demand library with more than 2,600 hours of content, including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view, all for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel any time. WWE Network programming includes groundbreaking original programming, reality shows, documentaries, classic matches, exclusive coverage of special events and more. The U.S. English language version of WWE Network is available on an over-the-top basis in more than 170 countries and territories.Like other digital subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu Plus, fans are able to subscribe online by going to WWE.com and clicking on the WWE Network button on the top right corner of the navigation bar. WhatsApp Facebook WrestleCade to be carried live on FITE TV in November featuring Panels and Supershowlast_img read more

OBITUARY Lucille M Sabella Ausiello 76

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Lucille M. (Sabella) Ausiello, age 76, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 14, 2019.Lucille was the beloved wife of 55 years to Alfred A. “Al” Ausiello, devoted mother of Laura Piscatelli & her husband John of Billerica, Andrea Manning & her husband Stephen of Reading, Al Ausiello & his wife Maria of Tyngsborough and Jennifer Ausiello-Rosenthal & her husband Joshua of Rockville, MD. Loving “Grammy” of Jaclyn Ventura & her husband Michael, Jessica Piscatelli, Brian and Sean Manning, Christopher and Nicholas Ausiello and Gabriella Rosenthal. Cherished daughter of the late Anthony and C. Lillian (Catanzaro) Sabella, dear sister of the late Stephen Sabella. Lucille was the beloved sister-in-law of James and Eleanor Buckley of Wilmington, the late John Ausiello of Malden, MA and the late William Ausiello of Malden, MA. Lucille was also the special aunt of several nieces and nephews.Lucille was born on October 10, 1942, in Boston, MA. She grew up in the North End of Boston and attended the Julie Billiart High School. She got married to her beloved husband, Al, in 1963. They lived in Chelsea until 1972, at which time they moved to Wilmington, MA, where they lived until 2008. In 2008, they relocated to Tewksbury, MA.Family came first to Lucille and she loved spending time with her four children and seven grandchildren, who brought her much joy. During their early years, she and “Grandpa” were always there to care for them. She loved watching them grow and attending all of their activities and special events, never missing a milestone. She spent as much time as she could with her youngest granddaughter, Gabriella, who was born last year. She loved cooking Sunday dinners for her family. Lucy’s gravy and meatballs were to die for and famous among her children’s friends. She took great pride in her Italian ancestry and recently took a trip to Italy to explore her heritage with the Madonna del Soccorso Italian social club, of which she was a member. She enjoyed the annual tradition of the Fisherman’s Feast in Boston every August, where she celebrated her father’s life as a fisherman. Since moving to Tewksbury, she loved living next to her cousin, Elena Mahoney, who she grew up with in the North End and was more like a sister to her than a cousin. She made many new friends and loved going “out with the girls” every Thursday, going shopping, out to lunch, to the movies and other adventures. She also enjoyed monthly couples’ dinners with her neighbors, dining at a different restaurant each month and sharing in dessert at each other’s houses afterwards.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, February 19th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, February 18th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucille’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Lucille M. Ausiello(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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… RelatedOBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Helen C. (Cotter) Domigan Adams, 85In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Pauline F. (Lascelles) Capps, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Nintendo aware of Switch JoyCon drifting issues that spurred lawsuit

first_img Share your voice 8:34 How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 Comment Nintendo Switch $289 Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) Amazon Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go 1 Walmart Here’s more pic.twitter.com/9MbrathIAp— Daniel Jacques (@NemisisPlays) July 14, 2019 Gaming Culturecenter_img Nintendo $299 Nintendo of America says it’s aware of the Joy-Con drift issue. “At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we are continuously making improvements to them,” a company representative said in an emailed statement Tuesday. “We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we always encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com so we can help.”On the official Nintendo support forums, there are dozens of threads from owners experiencing drifting on their Joy-Cons. One moderator advised users to follow the steps on how to fix Joy-Con drift on the company’s support page. An internal memo says Nintendo reportedly advised customer representatives to offer free repairs for malfunctioning Joy-Cons and give refunds to those who paid a service fee to have them fixed. A partner with the law firm behind the lawsuit says Switch owners have high expectations for Nintendo products. “This drift issue simply prevents consumers from playing games in the way they are supposed to be able to on this device,” Benjamin F. Johns said Tuesday. “It is extremely frustrating and I can understand why so many people are upset. We look forward to prosecuting this case.”The firm has a signup page for Nintendo Switch owners who are experiencing similar problems with their Joy-Cons. They’re seeking class-action status for the case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.Originally published July 22.Update, July 23: Adds comments from Nintendo and the law firm. Update, July 24: Adds repair details.  Nintendo Switch Lite first impressions Tags $299 See It News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? Now playing: Watch this: See it $299 Best Buy Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons’ defect is the center of a lawsuit. Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Nintendo revealed two new Switch models in July. One is the more portable Switch Lite and the other is a new version of the original console with a longer battery life. Some current Switch owners, however, aren’t happy with the system’s controller and an issue known as “drifting,” which led to a lawsuit. A leaked memo from Nintendo says it will reportedly fix “drifting” Joy-Cons for free. Law firm Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith on Friday filed a lawsuit against Nintendo of America over Joy-Con “drifting.” The complaint alleges that Nintendo marketed and sold the Switch and Joy-Con controllers despite being “aware of the defect through online consumer complaints.”Some Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons apparently don’t return to center properly thus creating a constant input of a particular direction, or drifting. One thread on the Nintendo Switch subreddit had dozens of console owners complaining about the problem. One user mentioned that six of their eight Joy-Cons had the issue.  See Itlast_img read more

Woman held for defrauding a firm of Rs 896 lakh in Hyderabad

A woman hailing from Podalpur of Nellore district was arrested for allegedly defrauding a private firm at Nagole to the tune of Rs 89.6 lakh. Koduru Neeraja, managing director of Sonac in Nellore was brought to Hyderabad on a transit warrant. The Sonac pvt Ltd, which claimed to be an associate company of Netherlands based Sonac published an advertisement in a newspaper in February 2018 seeking supply of soya de-oiled cake. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us On the basis of the advertisement, Kavitha, managing partner of a private firm in Nagole approached Neeraja’s husband Suresh and supplied Rs 89.63 lakh worth soya de-oiled cakes after she was assured to get the payment within 60 days. Kavitha alleged that Neeraja and Suresh stopped responding to her calls after the material was delivered. Based on the complaint lodged by Kavitha, the police arrested Neeraja. The police are trying to nab Suresh and another partner Koduru Rama who had gone absconding. read more

Swachh Survekshan programme held

first_imgPatancheru: Corporators Thota Anjaiah (112 division), Sindhu Adarsh Reddy (111 division) and Shankar Yadav Palgonnaru (113th division) municipal division were the chief guests at an awareness programme conducted at Sai Dharmapuri Gardens here on Thursday as part of the Swachh Survekshan2020’s ‘Saaf Hyderabad-Shaandaar Hyderabad’ programme for the benefit of residents of the three divisions. Also Read – International Persian Summer School concludes at MANUU Advertise With Us Many participants focused their attention on the segregation of garbage, treating dumping of garbage in open places as an offence, keeping residents’ surroundings clean, reducing the use of plastic items and to ensure air, soil, air and water are not polluted. As many as 700 women took part in the meeting, in which the corporators expressed their views on various issues. Prior to the inauguration of the programme, the municipal corporators went round the stalls put up by the GHMC’s entomology, sanitation departments and the CRO. Among those present were GHMC Deputy Commissioner Balayya, AMOH Lakshman Singh, SS Gopal Rao, Project Officer Punyavati, NGO Jyothi, CROs and GHMC officials.last_img read more

Amid Reports of Starrs Firing Baylor Says Expect Announcement Soon

first_imgMarjorie Kamys CoteraPresident and chancellor of Baylor University Ken Starr during the Higher Education Symposium in Waco, Texas*Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional comment from Baylor.Amid reports that Kenneth Starr, Baylor University’s high-profile president, was fired this morning over a scandal related to the university’s response to sexual assault allegations against football players, university officials said they expect to announce the results of an internal inquiry by June 3. They declined to directly address Starr’s future.At least two outlets, a Texas Longhorn fansite and a local television station, are already reporting that Starr has been fired. Sources connected to the university have been unable to confirm or deny those reports. Baylor, meanwhile, said it will “not respond to rumors, speculation or reports based on unnamed sources.”Later, a university spokeswoman sent out another statement: “Ken Starr is president and chancellor of Baylor University.”If Starr is removed, it will represent a stunning turn of events for a president who — until very recently — was beloved on campus and credited for raising Baylor’s academic rankings and national prominence.The scandal that has engulfed his tenure erupted around the start of the last football season, when defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was convicted of raping a fellow student. Testimony during the trial indicated that the university investigated the case but failed to take action against Ukwuachu. The victim, meanwhile, eventually transferred from the university.Criticism of the university’s handling of other cases soon followed, including that of former linebacker Tevin Elliot, who was convicted of sexual assault in 2012.Starr, a lawyer and judge in his previous career who became famous for his aggressive investigation into alleged sexual transgressions by President Bill Clinton, has been president of Baylor since 2010. Since then, the university has improved in the classroom, in U.S. News and World Report rankings, and in its fundraising. The football team has also enjoyed unprecedented success; Baylor opened a new stadium in 2014, to the tune of $266 million.The case has raised questions about the job status of Starr and other prominent university leaders, including football coach Art Briles, who has drawn fire for allowing athletes to play or practice for the team while under investigation for sexual assault.It’s unclear what role Starr or Briles played in the investigations; the university hasn’t released the results of a report it commissioned into the matter. But federal law requires universities to conduct their own investigations into alleged sexual assaults by students and take punitive action if necessary. The burden of proof for such action is lower than in criminal court.Baylor has largely avoided commenting on any of the cases, citing student privacy laws. But in February, just hours before the Super Bowl, it announced an action plan to address sexual violence on campus, which included more prevention training for students and more counseling resources.“We know we can and must do a better job to confront interpersonal violence in our campus community,” Starr said at the time.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2016/05/24/amid-reports-starrs-firing-baylor-says-expect-anno/. Sharelast_img read more