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Wilmington Rotary Club To Hold 4th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge On

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — For the fourth straight year, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be hosting an Ice Bucket Challenge at Rotary Park, with all proceeds going to the Angel Fund. The last three years, the Club has raised over $11,000 total to donate to the Angel Fund to support research the cure ALS,This year, Rotary is also having an online Facebook auction. With all proceeds going to the Angel Fund, please bid on two Red Sox tickets to their Monday, August 20 game against the Cleveland Indians. First pitch is at 7:10. The seats are third base grandstand (Section 24, Row 9, seats 9 and 10). Also included is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop, and a $50.00 gift certificate to Eastern Standard, a restaurant just five minutes from Fenway Park. This package is worth hundreds, so get your bid in by either calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978 944-0155, or by commenting on this Facebook post.Rotary is hoping to make this year’s event even bigger than last year’s and would love your help to bring people together and to raise funds for research to find a cure for the terrible disease of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It will be taking place on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Rotary Park.Please:Send a donation of any amount to Wilmington Rotary Club at P.O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887.Contact people you know — your child’s coaches, teachers, tutors, etc.Spread the word; the bigger the crowd the larger the impact.Athletic Director TIm Alberts has committed many of the high school fall teams to attending and participating. Come meet some of the local athletes!Rotary is also soliciting corporate donations. All businesses sponsoring $200 will have a sign that they provide prominently displayed during the ice bucket challenge event.All donations will go to the Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.Please call organizer Mike Burns (508-574-7897) or email (mburns4447@aol.com) with any questions, thoughts, or suggestions.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)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?Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”last_img read more

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Bangalore airport passenger traffic up 23

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first_imgBangalore International Airport handled 17.3 million passengers during the period April 2015 to February 2016. It marks an increase of 22.6 percent over 14.1 million passengers who arrived or departed from the airport during the corresponding period last fiscal.The growth was higher in the domestic passenger segment at 24.5 percent, with the airport handling 14.2 million passengers in the 11-month period of the current financial year, as against 11.4 million passengers in the year-ago period, the Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) informed International Business Times India in a statement Monday. The airport handled 3.1 million international passengers, up 14.8 percent from 2.7 million passengers in the previous financial year’s 11 months.In calendar year 2015, the Bangalore International Airport handled 18 million passengers, 25.2 percent more than the earlier year.BIAL is a joint venture between the GVK Group, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Karnataka State Industrial Investment & Development Corporation (KSIDC) and other private promoters, according to GVK Group’s website.In 2014-15, the airport handled 15.40 million passengers and 279,532 metric tonnes of cargo.Domestic air traffic has witnessed consistent growth in the past few months and in calendar year 2015. For the 12-month period ended December 2015, domestic airlines carried 810.91 lakh passengers, a growth of 20.34 percent over 673.83 lakh passengers in calendar year 2014.The overall domestic passenger traffic grew 22.58 percent to 76.55 lakh passengers in January 2016, up from 62.45 lakh registered in January 2015.India is the ninth-largest civil aviation market in the world, with a market size of around $16 billion.The Indian market overtook both Australia and Japan during 2015 and is currently level with Russia at around 1.2 percent of global (revenue passenger kilometers, or RSKs), according to global industry body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA).SpiceJet, IndiGo, GoAir, Jet Airways, AirAsia, Air Costa, Vistara and state-owned Air India are the major players in the domestic aviation space. The airline industry has been a big beneficiary of falling aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices as a result of tumbling crude oil prices globally.last_img read more

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Jihads family compensated with Tk 2m

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first_imgFour-year-old JihadBangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence and Bangladesh Railway on Sunday paid Tk 2 million as compensation to the family of Jihad, who tragically died after falling into an abandoned deep tube-well in Shahjahanpur area of the city on 26 December 2014.Jihad’s father confirmed that the two government entities each paid Tk 1 milion through check and pay-order as compensation to the family.Earlier, on 3 July the High Court summoned the Bangladesh Railway Director General to appear before it on 14 August and explain the failure to execute its earlier order to provide Tk 2 million as compensation to the family of Jihad.On 1 March, the High Court issued a contempt of court rule on three government officials for not implementing a court order to provide Tk 2 million as compensation to the family of Jihad.An HC bench of justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and justice KM Kamrul Kader asked Bangladesh Railway director general Md Amjad Hosain, fire service DG brigadier general Ali Ahmed Khan and its director major AKM Shakil Newaj to respond to the rule within two weeks.A legal notice was served to defendants on 22 January as they did not provide the compensation money to the family.Later, the contempt petition was filed as the defendants did not reply to the legal notice.On 18 February 2016, another HC bench comprising justice Farah Mahbub and justice Kazi M Ejarul Haque Akond asked the government to compensate Tk 2 million to the family members of the four-year-old victim, who met the premature end of his life inside a 600-foot abandoned shaft of a water pump at Shahjahanpur Railway Colony.Lawyer Md Abdul Halim filed a writ petition with the High Court on 28 December 2014 seeking its directives for providing Tk 3 million as compensation to Jihad’s family members.The body of Jihad was pulled out from the abandoned shaft 23 hours after he had slipped into it.last_img read more

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General Electric Develops a 500GB Optical Disc

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first_img Pioneer to Ship PC-Based Blu-ray Disc Drive in Q1 2006 Micro-holographic discs have a larger storage capacity than DVDs or Blu-ray because they store information on the disc in three dimensions, rather than just pits on the surface of the disc. G.E. has recently made dramatic improvements in the material that significantly increases the amount of light that can be reflected by the holograms. By increasing the reflectivity of the disc you increase the storage capacity. This will enable players to be built which are backwards compatible with existing DVD and Blu-ray technologies.In a statement, from G.E.: “the hardware and formats are so similar to current optical storage technology that the micro-holographic players will enable consumers to play back their CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.”G.E. also added: “the day when you can store your entire high definition movie collection on one disc and support high resolution formats like 3D television is closer than you think.” GE will need to work with hardware manufacturers to bring the technology to the consumer market.Micro-holographic technology is truly a breakthrough in the development of the materials that are so critical to ultimately bringing holographic storage to the everyday consumer.General Electric’s first priority will be to target the technology to commercial markets like television networks, movie studios, medical field and hospitals for holding data-intensive images. However selling to the broader corporate and consumer market is the larger goal.© 2009 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — G.E. has unveiled a 500 GB micro-holographic disc that is the same size as existing DVD’s. The storage capacity is equivalent to 100 DVD’s and is aimed at the archive industry but eventually can be used in the consumer market place. 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.center_img Citation: General Electric Develops a 500GB Optical Disc (2009, April 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-04-electric-500gb-optical-disc.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

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