Poem on teenage violence sparks response in youth

first_imgTrust me, it’s worth it if they call you a snitch You might have just saved a life. And if they do the same, it could be up to five Most of youth violence is caused by race, But if you ask me, they are just a disgrace Instead of making their race look good, With every fight, they make it look worse It’s also caused by part of gangs And all just to impress their “fans” At the end, there is no prize Not a reward, but there is a surprise What has two holes and comes in a pair? Handcuffs and an attachment of despair At the end, the graveyard gains a soul All the family gets is an empty hole I’m lucky I haven’t lost anyone yet, But it won’t be too long, I bet I’m praying for the best but preparing for the worst Fun and games come second But family and friends come first I would do anything to keep my friends all well If only there was a way to put them in a protective shell Kids are constantly looking over their shoulder Always afraid to turn the next corner Afraid to be the one who is attacked next It feels like you have been hexed Sons and daughters dead When will they get it through their head? A day without violence is rare, But what isn’t is the scare They just can’t realize that they are ruining lives, Think about the sons, fathers, daughters, wives Now you know what I feel, Just remember that this is real I hope that together we will find a solution To put an end to this confusion By Jonathan Bogna160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Youth is a major part of this tragedy So to eliminate it, we need a strategy We can fix it, believe me, it’s true If we work together, me and you If we stop a fight by telling a teach’ Violence kills And all just for people to have their thrills People are affected by this every day And not just physically, in every way last_img read more

Jerry Kill Out of Hospital After Seizure

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has been released from the hospital after suffering a seizure late Saturday afternoon.The school confirmed Kill’s release Sunday. Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys told local reporters Sunday that Kill’s seizure was minor and that the coach could return to the team as early as Sunday afternoon.Kill was taken to the hospital Saturday as a precaution and was reported to be resting comfortably by Saturday night.Kill, 51, has had seizure disorder since being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005. He suffered a more severe seizure on the sideline during a game last September and had to be hospitalized for several days.That hasn’t stopped Kill in the past from getting right back out there.“What the hell am I supposed to do? Stop? I mean, sit in the chair and wait for the next dang seizure to come along?” Kill said last year.It’s the latest bit of adversity for the Gophers, who started the season 4-0 to generate optimism among the program’s long-suffering fans that a bowl game could be had.But they were thumped 31-13 at Iowa in the Big Ten opener, then delivered a sloppy and mistake-filled performance in the loss to the Wildcats on Saturday to fall to 0-2 in the conference. read more

NOW HIRING 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of March 24 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of March 24, 2019:Full-Time Assistant Principal at Woburn Street SchoolFull-Time Dining Room Supervisor at Glendale Senior DiningFull-Time Delivery Driver at PODSFull-Time Residential Solar Site Surveyor at Vivint SolarFull-Time Site Assessment Technician at SunrunFull-Time Digital Marketing Manager at Security Innovation, Inc.Part-Time Barber at TJ’s Barber ShopFull-Time Branch Manager at Reading Cooperative BankFull-Time Clinical Behavioral Specialist at May InstituteFull-Time Business Development Manager at KochFull-Time Associate Director, IT Platforms at Charles River LabsFull-Time Business Acct Exec 3, SMB Direct Sales at ComcastFull-Time Toddler/Preschool Teacher at Abundant Life Christian Learning CenterFull-Time Deployment Specialist at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Logistics Coordinator at RigakuFull-Time Shipping & Receiving Associate at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Delivery Driver at PODSFull-Time Buyer II at SymboticFull-Time Mgr 2, SMB Direct Sales (Advanced Svcs) at ComcastFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at Response Team 1Full-Time Warehouse Receiver at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Warehouse Employee at Kirkwood PrintingFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Regional Credit Department Manager at Standard ElectricPart-Time Store Manager at Bridgestone Full-Time Enterprise Account Executive at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Global Account Executive at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Dog Groomer at A Pet’s ReflectionPart-Time Summer Help at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Sous Chef at Glendale Senior DiningPart-Time Preschool/Pre-K Teacher at Tender Learning CenterFull-Time Events Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Lab Technician I at Charles River LabsPart-Time Youth Select Coach at Wilmington Youth LacrossePart-Time Process Development Intern at Analog DevicesFull-Time AV Project Manager at Red ThreadFull-Time Service Coordinator at Closet Factory BostonFull-Time Food Service Sales Assistant Rep at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Union Process Operator at DSM Resins & Functional MaterialsFull-Time Package Handler at FedEx WarehouseFull-Time Entry Level Associate/Manager at Serur Group Financial ServicesPart-Time Homemaker at Associated Home CareFull-Time Chemical Machine Operator at LubrizolPart-Time Merchandiser at Pepsi Co.Full-Time QA Sampler at CutisPharmaFull-Time QC Inspector (2nd Shift) at CutisPharmaFull-Time Senior Microbiology Lab Tech at Kelly ServicesFull-Time Licensed Practical Nurse at CareOneFull-Time Hairstylist at SupercutsFull-Time Laborers at Art of the EventPart-Time Crew Member at McDonald’sFull-Time Haul Truck Driver at Benenvento CompaniesFull-Time Loader Operator at Benevento CompaniesFull-Time Delivery Driver at FedExFull-Time eCommerce & Digital Marketing CoordinatorFull-Time Flatbed Truck Contract Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Grill Cook at Cafe Services Inc.Part-Time Cargo Van Delivery at OptimaFull-Time Driver at Northeast Air Solutions(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 4, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Indian Navy set to negotiate purchase of multirole Sikorsky helicopters

first_imgThe Indian Navy is finally set to open price negotiations with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for buying 24 Seahawk S-70B shipboard multi-role helicopters (MRHs) for its operational requirements.Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) sources told India Strategic defence magazine that although the helicopters were selected in December 2014, there were some issues over cost escalations due to the delay in the procurement process, and the Connecticut, US-based company’s insistence that it could not hold the prices it had offered in 2008. Recently, however, Sikorsky had relented and its team is due to be invited soon for an early conclusion of the price negotiations.The subject is also likely to be on the agenda during Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar’s visit to Washington on December 9-10.Notably, the Indian Navy had invited bids in 2008 from Sikorsky for S-70B and European NH Industries (NHI) for NH 90. There was some hesitation in opening the latter’s bid, as Finmeccanina, which got embroiled in controversy over the acquisition of VVIP helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF), is a major partner in this European consortium.Sikorsky accordingly had a walkover, but it asked for revision in prices as the selection process had taken more than twice the stipulated timeline and the delivery, in any case, has to be three years after the price negotiations conclude and a contract is signed. That is roughly 10 years after its offer was submitted.Somehow, the MoD repeatedly sought extensions of Sikorsky’s bid, delaying the acquisition process timelines from less than three years to six. Nonetheless, it said there was no provision for cost escalation during the selection and negotiation process.Meanwhile, in another development, Sikorsky has been acquired by Lockheed Martin (LM) from United Technologies Corporation (UTC). After the completion of the merger process in early November, Sikorsky was shown for the first time as a Lockheed Martin company at the Dubai Airshow on November 8.As for the current status in negotiations with the Indian Navy, the chief of the naval staff, Admiral Robin Dhowan, when asked about the Seahawks, replied that the process was now in an “advanced stage”.Notably, the tender, or Request for Proposals (RfP), had sought 16 helicopters with an option for eight more. But Admiral Dhowan had told India Strategic earlier that as the navy was short of these machines, the deal could be for all the 24 machines.It may be recalled that the navy had originally planned to acquire 54 MRHs, and 16 of these should have come in 2007 as replacement for the first lot of quarter-century-old British Westland Sea Kings. More were to follow progressively. This has not happened, and the Sikorsky Seahawks are likely to start arriving only from 2019, more than a decade late.The Sikorsky deal is estimated to be around $1 billion-plus for 16 helicopters but there is no official word yet on prices from either side.Weapons and sensors will be extra – possibly from other companies but Sikorsky will integrate them in accordance with the contract. The weapon suite will have the capability to deal with both underwater (ASUW or anti-submarine warfare) and ASW (anti- surface-ship warfare). Among the suppliers for radars and weapons should be the US Raytheon and Telephonics as well as French Thales. The power plants (two engines per machine) will be from GE.It may be noted that the Indian Navy has substantial achievements to its credit for building ships indigenously, and with a three aircraft carrier policy, it will need several hundred helicopters for engaging threats and for ship to ship or ship to shore communications.last_img read more

Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalised mosques

first_imgSri Lankan Muslims attend a prayer at the Jumha mosque after a mob attack, in Minuwangoda on 15 May. Photo: AFPSri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks.Police said security would remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary of the ending of the country’s decades-long Tamil separatist war.Clerics said some of the damaged mosques cleared out glass shards and other debris and conducted services with attendance at a high level.”We had about 450 to 500 people,” M. I. M. Siddeeque, the trustee of the riot-hit Kinyama mosque in the worst affected North-Western Province told AFP by telephone.”There were six soldiers outside the mosques and many more police at the top of the road.”Siddeeque said his mosque was cleared of the debris, but windows, furniture and the public address system were yet to be replaced.In the town of Minuwangoda, the faithful packed the first floor of the two-storeyed Hujjaj mosque to pray even though repairs were yet to begin.Local residents said Buddhists and Catholic priests were also present as a sign of solidarity with Muslims community.Police said there were no major incidents although sporadic clashes were reported from a handful of places.”Police are firmly in control and the situation is fast returning to normality,” a senior police official told AFP. A nationwide night curfew was lifted Thursday.The riots came three weeks after suicide bomb attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo, killing 258 people. The April 21 attacks were blamed on a local jihadi group.This weekend Sri Lanka celebrates Vesak which marks the birth, enlightenment and the passing of the Buddha over 2,500 years ago on Saturday and Sunday.The most important Buddhist celebration coincides this year with the country marking a decade since ending a 37-year-separatist by annihilating the entire leadership of Tamil Tiger guerrillas.The head of the Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran was killed 10 years ago Saturday while the government declared an end to the war a day later.President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are due to attend several ceremonies in and around Colombo on Sunday to pay tribute to over 28,000 security personnel who died during the nearly four-decade-long war.The minority Tamil community too is expected on Saturday to pay tribute to their war dead, including Tiger rebels at low-key ceremonies in the northeastern district of Mullaittivu where the final battles were fought.Army chief Mahesh Senanayake said security forces will not obstruct any war remembrance by the Tamils. Under the previous regime, any war remembrance by Tamils was outlawed.last_img read more

Line Up and Line Dance for Lupus

first_imgIn recognition of May Lupus Awareness Month, Marva’s Grand Hands of Love, Inc. will host “A Line Dance for Lupus Party” to raise funds to fight lupus and to help amplify the voice of the lupus community, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., May 18, at Diamondz Events Hall, 9980 Liberty Road in Randallstown, Md. Local radio personality and line dance instructor Randy Dennis will teach supporters new line dance moves and call out traditional line dances. “Not only will supporters benefit a wonderful cause, but they also benefit themselves because line dancing is a healthy and fun way to get in some exercise,” said Marva Williams, event organizer. Proceeds support the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) DC-Maryland-Virginia Chapter. A LFA representative will be present to accept the donation. LFA estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have the autoimmune disease. “I recently lost a 27 year old cousin to complications from lupus and my best friend has it. I’m determined to help the women, men and children living with lupus,” Williams said. Catering will be provided by Chef Mookie Hicks. Tanya’s Bling Tees has created a custom lupus awareness t-shirt for the event. Informational materials will be available. Tickets are $30 in advance. For more information, contact Marva Williams at 410-599-9159.last_img read more