State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County On May 24

first_imgBOSTON, MA — The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Friday, May 24, 2019 into Saturday, May 25, 2019.Wilmington is one of the 54 cities and towns in Middlesex County.The purpose of the Sobriety Checkpoint is to detect and remove drivers who are operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roads. The Checkpoint also raises the public’s awareness of law enforcement’s efforts to combat this serious issue.“Any inconvenience to motorists will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce fear and anxiety,” said Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, in the announcement. “The selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary. Safety will be assured.”The Sobriety Checkpoint is funded through a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.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… RelatedState Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County This WeekendIn “Police Log”State Police To Hold Sobriety Checkpoint In Middlesex County On April 12 & 13In “Police Log”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, May 25, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

TRP Chart Luck starts favouring Kapil Sharma again show takes a massive

first_imgThe Kapil Sharma Show: Akshay Kumar, Bharti Singh, Kiku ShardaSony TVThe TRP chart of the top ten shows of the week is finally here. After Khatron Ke Khiladi, which maintained its top spot from its premiere episode till the finale, it was interesting to see which show would jump up the ladder. Not only do we have few surprising entries this week but, also a new topper. Take a look.Shaheer Sheikh – Rhea Sharma’s Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, which came on air just last week, has topped the charts this week with 2.5 ratings. Naagin 3 has continued to maintain its second spot this week too with 2.4 ratings. Kumkum Bhagya, which is another fixture in the list has bagged the third spot this week.The Kapil Sharma show has taken a massive lead and jumped from the seventh spot to the fourth spot this week. After a fabulous start towards the end of last year, the show has just been embroiled in constant controversies which has not allowed it to grab a fixed spot in the TRP chart. From moving down the order, exiting the top 10 to bouncing back and bagging a spot in the top five, the show has seen it all. With constant good content and healthy entertainer, we just hope the show continues to climb up the ladder.Kundali Bhagya has bagged the fifth spot with 2.3 ratings. Kasautii Zindagii Kay has bagged the sixth spot with 2.3 ratings. Shilpa Shetty, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapoor starrer dance reality show – Super Dancer – has bagged the seventh spot with 2.3 ratings followed by Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala at the eighth spot.Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata has bagged the ninth spot with 2.2 ratings and Tujhse Hai Raabta has bagged the tenth spot with 2.2 ratings.last_img read more

Wont sell F35 jets to Turkey after its S400 defence purchase from

first_imgA Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraftReutersThe United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move that had been long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week.The first parts of the S-400 air defence system were flown to the Murted military airbase north-west of Ankara on Friday, sealing Turkey’s deal with Russia, which Washington had struggled for months to prevent.”The US and other F-35 partners are aligned in this decision to suspend Turkey from the program and initiate the process to formally remove Turkey from the program,” said Ellen Lord, the under secretary of defence for acquisition and sustainment.”The United States is spending between $500 and $600 million in non-recurring engineering in order to shift the supply chain,” she said.Used by NATO and other US allies, the F-35 stealth fighter jet is the world’s most advanced jet fighter. Washington is concerned that deploying the S-400 with the F-35 would allow Russia to gain too much inside information of the stealth system.”The F-35 cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities,” the White House said in a statement earlier on Wednesday.Washington has long said the acquisition may lead to Turkey’s expulsion from the F-35 program.The Pentagon had already laid out a plan to remove Turkey from the program, including halting any new training for Turkish pilots on the advanced aircraft.”The situation with Turkey is a government-to-government matter and we’ll comply with any guidance issued by the United States Government,” said a spokesperson for Lockheed Martin Corp, the prime contractor on the jet.last_img read more

Blast rocks Chinese port city dozens hurt

first_imgRescue workers look for survivors after an explosion in Ningbo, China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Photo: AFPA major explosion hit China’s eastern port city of Ningbo on Sunday, sending dozens to hospitals, destroying vehicles, and triggering the collapse of nearby buildings, state media said, citing local authorities.The morning blast occured in a factory, according to the official Xinhua news agency, but state television said it took place at a demolition site.Television images showed cars twisted and mangled by the force of the explosion, a plume of grey smoke rising in the sky, and debris scattered for dozens of metres around the site of the incident.Footage showed rescuers wearing helmets carrying injured people away from the area, while others stood over a person lying on the ground.According to CCTV, eyewitnesses said there were “a large number of injured people” in the city, one of China’s largest ports, which sits just south of Shanghai.At least 30 people were taken to the local hospital and rescue efforts were continuing, the report said.The Communist Party’s People’s Daily said on Twitter that no one lived at site of the explosion but garbage collectors might have been working there.An enquiry has been launched to determine the cause of the explosion, the local police in Jiangbei district, where the blast happened, said on social media.Industrial accidents are common in China, where safety standards are often lax.In 2015, giant blasts killed at least 165 people in the northern port city of Tianjin, causing over $1 billion in damage and sparking widespread anger over a perceived lack of transparency by officials about the accident’s causes and environmental impact.A government inquiry into the Tianjin accident released in February 2016 recommended 123 people be punished.The official who was mayor at the time of the accident was sentenced to 12 years in prison for graft in September.Huang Xingguo, 62, had also headed the disaster response committee.last_img read more

Experiment shows connecting names with phone metadata is easy

first_img Explore further Federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance legal (Update) (Phys.org) —What kind of telephone activity does the NSA collect on people? Metadata. How harmful is it to your privacy health? Nada. It is only metadata. That has been the line drawn in the sand by government supporters of NSA activities in monitoring calls. Now a Stanford study by two researchers at Stanford has its own message: Individuals can be easily identified through phone numbers. Connecting metadata with individual names is not just easy; they found it was “trivial.” Jonathan Mayer along with Patrick Mutchler, the researchers, earlier this week on the blog Web Policy, which covers technology, policy, and law, posted their findings under the headline, “MetaPhone: The NSA’s Got Your Number.” Citation: Experiment shows connecting names with phone metadata is easy (2013, December 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-12-metadata-easy.html © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img They described their experiment to find out just how easy it might be through an Android app called MetaPhone, which garnered 5,000 phone numbers. MetaPhone is defined by the researchers as a “crowdsourced study of phone metadata.” In November, as a project of the Stanford Security Lab, the two posted a notice, “We’re studying the National Security Agency, and we need your help.” They referred to the NSA’s confirmation that it collects American phone records, and with little privacy impact. Nonetheless, they noted, “Phone metadata is inherently revealing. We want to rigorously prove it—for the public, for Congress, and for the courts.” In turn they said they sought to crowdsource the data for their study. to measure what can be inferred from phone records.”Participation takes just a few minutes,” they said. “You’re eligible if you’re in the United States, use an Android smartphone, and have a Facebook account.”The results of their MetaPhone trial and other research steps are in. “We randomly sampled 5,000 numbers from our crowdsourced MetaPhone dataset and queried the Yelp, Google Places, and Facebook directories,” they reported. Querying those three sources, they matched 1,356 (27.1%) of the numbers—378 hits (7.6%) on Yelp, 684 (13.7%) on Google Places, and 618 (12.3%) on Facebook.Then they took a next step with a random sample of 100 numbers from the dataset, to run Google searches on each. That effort did not even take an hour, where they were able to associate an individual or a business with 60 of the 100 numbers. Finally, they proceeded to run the numbers using Intelius. “Between Intelius, Google search, and our three initial sources, we associated a name with 91 of the 100 numbers.”The authors commented, “If a few academic researchers can get this far this quickly, it’s difficult to believe the NSA would have any trouble identifying the overwhelming majority of American phone numbers.”Mayer is a PhD student in computer science at Stanford , where he received his J.D. in 2013, Reacting to the report, Gregory Ferenstein in TechCrunch, said, “People may disagree about whether or not government agencies should have private information, but let’s not pretend they can’t learn anything they want from what information they have.”Meanwhile, a federal judge ruled on Friday that the National Security Agency’s collection of telephone records is lawful. Federal Judge William Pauley said there was no evidence that the Government has used any of the bulk metadata for any purpose other than investigating and disrupting terrorist attacks. More information: webpolicy.org/2013/12/23/metap … sas-got-your-number/ 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

Lets call Earth Planet Ocean

first_imgThe future of humankind will depend to a great extent on the resources to be taken from the ocean volume and the seafloor says the book ‘Oceans and the Future of the Human Race’, by Sudipta Kumar De.Even with the technology available today humankind has better maps of the surface of Mars and dark side of the Moon than of the bottom of the oceans. While a dozen people have walked on the Moon 384,400 kms above the earth’s surface, only three have descended and come back from the deepest part in the sea, just 11 kms below, the book informs.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Today, we can go to Mars, but the deep ocean really is our final frontier. The unexplored oceans hold mysteries more compelling, environments more challenging and life-forms more bizarre than anything the vacuum of space has to offer, the book says. Ocean is also the cornerstone of the earth’s life support system. If it is in trouble, so are we, the author says. Possible solutions to the world’s energy, food, environmental and other problems are far more likely to be found in the nearby oceans than in distant space. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix The space is a distant, hostile and barren place, the study of which yields few major discoveries and an abundance of over hyped claims. By contrast the oceans are nearby and their study is a potential source of discoveries that could prove helpful for addressing a wide range of national concerns from climate change to disease; for reducing energy, mineral and potable water shortage and it is also cheaper, the author says. NASA is spending billions in search of extraterrestrial lives while there are at least 750, 000 new species still waiting to be discovered beneath the waves, the author says. When millions of poor people die from hunger, lack of medicine and water, it is an ocean scientist who can help them, not a space scientist, the book says.For the scientists who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of knowledge about the sea, it is a sad state of affairs.last_img read more

Use of Dating Apps Surging Says Pew Study

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global February 11, 2016center_img Chances are, you know someone (or are someone) who either uses online dating apps or met his or her romantic partner using an online dating site or mobile app. Forty one percent of Americans know someone who uses digital dating aids and 29 percent know someone who has met a spouse or long-term partner that way, says a Pew study.The use of online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps steadily increased among American adults from 2013 to 2015 — from 11 percent to 15 percent — and the most prolific growth has been on two ends of the age spectrum: from 10 percent to 27 percent in the 18-to-24-year-old set and from 6 to 12 percent among those ages 55 to 64.The survey is based on the responses of more than 2,000 adults taken between June and July last year.Related: With This App, Women Always End Dates With More Cash in HandAn earlier Pew study shows that the numbers surge among higher levels of education and income. Fifty eight percent of college graduates know people who use online dating compared to 25 percent among those with just a high school degree.Overall, Americans are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences with online dating. Eighty percent agree that online dating is a good way to meet people, 62 percent think that the intersection of dating and technology allows for a better match and 61 percent say that it offers more convenience and efficiency.Related: 6 Dating Apps That Are Putting a Fresh Spin on Finding LoveWhile digital dating users can agree that the dating options offer more advantages than not, some of the drawbacks cited are personal safety issues (45 percent), the tendency to keep dating because of the plethora of options (31 percent) and the image of “desperation” associated with online dating sites (16 percent).However, the majority of people who are currently using online dating sites aren’t desperate or even looking for hookups. A mere 25 percent of the respondents currently dating online say they’re in it just for fun. Most are looking for deeper human connections. Sixty percent of current users say that the reason why they’re dating online is to meet people with similar interests or hobbies and over 50 percent hope to meet someone who shares similar beliefs and values.Almost half of the respondents currently using dating apps/online services are digital romantics — and hope to find the “one.”Related: The Biggest Dating Problem Entrepreneurs Have  Register Now »last_img read more