Mattis Returning to Stanfords Hoover Institution

first_img ADC AUTHOR Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is re-joining the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in May as the Davies Family Distinguished Fellow.“I believe we have an obligation to pass on the lessons we’ve learned so that future generations can study, learn and become better,” Mattis said in a press release. “Hoover has made this part of its mission, and I look forward to returning.”Mattis was a fellow at Hoover until he became secretary in January 2017. He left DOD at the end of 2018.DOD photo by Lisa Ferdinandolast_img

Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A Difference

first_img(Editor’s Note: Wilmington’s Lou Cimaglia was finalist for the award in 2016.)SALEM, MA — Below is an announcement from Congressman Seth Moulton, who represents Wilmington in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts:Congressman Seth Moulton is proud to announce the fourth annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award, to be given to an individual in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts who best epitomizes the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community that were the foundation of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.The annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award will be given to a resident of the Sixth Congressional District who best exemplifies his commitment to service. Fill out this brief form to describe the nominee and how he or she lives the ideals and commitment to community espoused by the Professor Gomes. A panel of judges will carefully review the entries before making a final selection.Nominations will be accepted through August 19, 2019. Finalists will be notified in advance of the award presentation in early September. The location is North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA. The ceremony will be immediately followed by a Day of Service. All nominators and nominees are invited to participate in the Day of Service.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… RelatedCongressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Community”Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Community”Congressman Moulton Is Seeking Nominations Of Wilmington Residents Who Make A DifferenceIn “Government”last_img read more

At least 16 killed as train hits bus in Russia

first_imgA handout picture released by Vladimir region branch of the Russian interior ministry shows the site of a collision, after a train slammed into a passenger bus that had broken down on a level crossing, near the city of Vladimir, some 110 kilometres (70 miles) east of the Russian capital, on 6 October 2017. Photo: AFPAt least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, authorities said.Uzbekistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement that 19 Uzbek citizens had died in the crash, but Russia’s Investigative Committee reported a lower figure.The accident occurred before dawn on Friday near the town of Pokrov, some 110 kilometres (70 miles) east of the Russian capital.”According to preliminary information, 16 people, including a child, have been killed,” the Investigative Committee said.”Other passengers, including minors, have been taken to hospital with various injuries. The number of dead and injured is being ascertained,” it said, confirming it had opened an investigation.The regional interior ministry said the bus broke down on the level crossing.The train, travelling at 90 kilometres per hour from the second city of Saint Petersburg to Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow, slammed into the bus at 3:29am (0029 GMT) on Friday.The train was 400 metres away from the crossing when the driver slammed on emergency brakes and sounded a warning alarm, but it was not able to stop before it hit the vehicle, Russian Railways said.- All victims on the bus -==========================All of those killed were on the bus, which was carrying 58 people, 56 of them Uzbek nationals.The remaining two were drivers from Kazakhstan.”There are no victims among the train passengers,” the interior ministry said.Images from the scene showed the white Mercedes bus had been almost completely torn apart with most of its roof ripped off and debris scattered across the tracks.The Uzbek ambassador to Russia was on his way to the scene along with other staff from the embassy, it said.A team of experts were flying to the region to offer assistance, it added.The foreign ministry of neighbouring Kazakhstan confirmed the two bus drivers, one of whom was killed, were Kazakh nationals.The train continued on its route at around 11:00am local time.- Accident mortality very high -The collision appears to be Russia’s most deadly accident involving a train since 2006 when 22 people were killed when a train struck a bus at an unprotected crossing in the southern Krasnodar region.In 1996, a train hit a school bus in the area of the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, killing 21 children and injuring 19 others. The driver was unable to see the bus early enough to brake because of a heavy fog.Russia’s road accident mortality rate is extremely high, although it has been declining over the past few years.Some 20,000 people died in car crashes in Russia in 2016.Seventeen people were killed in August when a bus carrying construction workers veered off a pier and plunged into the Black Sea.last_img read more

A themed bonanza of books for kids

first_imgPuffin Books has tied up with select stores across the country for this promotion titled ‘Booked for the Summer’.The four-week-long program will be running from tomorrow till June 30. Each week will feature a themed collection of books from all over the world, in the order — Adventure and Fantasy, Mythology and Folktales, Learning New Things and Back to School, publishing house Penguin said.“We hope to take kids to different magical lands and have exciting adventures this summer through this fabulous selection of fun books,” a statement said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’To ensure books are easily found, special display racks will be installed across the stores, which will be restocked every week as per the theme.To engage children, storytelling sessions at some of the stores and activity sheets will be given to them. The program will be extensively promoted at all Penguin Random House channels and other relevant channels, like mommy-blogger pages on social media.The stores will be communicating the promotions too via their own social media channels as well as emails, the statement said.Some of the participating stores are Full Circle and Bahri Kids in Delhi, Starmark in Kolkata and Chennai, Story in Kolkata, Sapna Bookstore in Bengaluru, Crossword Bookstore in Nagpur and Baroda and Odyssey in Coimbatore and Chennai.last_img read more

Transat AT selling Jonview Canada tour business for 44M

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. has signed a deal to sell its Jonview Canada tour business to Japanese travel company H.I.S. Co. Ltd. for $44 million.Jonview Canada, the country’s leading incoming tour operator, sells tour packages for international visitors to Canada. The company employs 180 people in Toronto and Montreal, along with 120 seasonal guides, and brings in approximately 300,000 international visitors to Canada annually.The sale is subject to the approval of the Competition Bureau of Canada, and is expected to close on or around Nov. 30. The price will be adjusted at closing.According to Transat’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Marc Eustache, the sale is part of the company’s strategic refocusing around its leisure travel operations in Canada and development of its hotel division. “The sale of our Canadian incoming tour operator business will accelerate development of those key sectors,” he said.Hideo Hatano, Executive Officer, Global Business Development Division, H.I.S. Co. Ltd., added: “The acquisition of Jonview Canada is in keeping with our ambitious expansion plan in North America, and bodes well for the development of this leading incoming tour operator, which has become a reference for Canada as a travel destination.” Travelweek Group Transat A.T. selling Jonview Canada tour business for $44M Tags: Transat Friday, October 27, 2017 last_img read more