WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Saturday, January 5, 2019:#1) Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding ExpoThe Massachusetts Bridal & Wedding Expo is coming to Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm both days, at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). The event features more than 100 exhibitors, covering all aspects of a wedding — gowns, florists, hair & makeup, honeymoon destinations, wedding and event planners, guest accommodations & hotels, photographers, videographers, DJs, bands, photo booths, decor & lighting, reception & wedding venues, tuxedos, jewelry and more. The event also includes live music, demonstrations, fashion shows, and giveaways. See the schedule HERE. Admission costs $15 at the door. You can, however, register online and pay just a $3 admission HERE. Children under 16 are free. Parking is free.#2) Fiction Critique Group At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its monthly Fiction Critique Group from 9:15am to 11:30am. Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#3) Kids Kraft: Polar Bear Masks At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Kids Kraft ta 2pm. Turn yourself into a polar bear and make your own mask! This craft is led by 3 Wilmington High School students. Grades 1-5. Register HERE.#4) Book Store Next Door OpenThe Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.#5) WHS Boys & Girls Hockey, Wrestling, Wrestling In ActionThe WHS Girls Varsity Hockey Team hosts Burlington at noon at Ristuccia. The WHS Boys Varsity Hockey Team hosts Burlington at 2:20pm at Ristuccia. The WHS Boys & Girls Track Teams are in action in multi-school meet at 10am at Boston University. The WHS Boys Wrestling Team is competing in a tournament at Cohasset High School.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 10, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 20, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
Share your voice Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? reading • Qualcomm’s new wireless VR headsets work with PCs, too Like a future Oculus Quest that works with your PCAt last year’s GDC, Qualcomm showed off a next-generation standalone VR headset using a Snapdragon 845 chip and eye tracking. This year’s headset design takes the same chip and adds 802.11ad wireless 60GHz connection, so it can wirelessly connect with a PC and act as its VR headset, too. The wireless connection will have 16ms latency, according to Qualcomm.The PC streams low-latency graphics and game content to the headset, which sends its built-in six degrees of freedom room tracking back to the PC. It’s similar to the way HTC Vive’s wireless PC headset already works. What’s most interesting here, though, is that the VR headset and PC will split processing.Since VR processing will be handled by the PC and the headset’s Snapdragon 845 chip, according to Swart, this means PCs could run VR off lower-end CPUs (but the onboard PC graphics would likely need to be the same). PCs or consoles would need 802.11ad Wi-Fi, and also run Qualcomm software that enables this communication and processing with these upcoming headsets. According to Qualcomm, PC content and games won’t need any alteration at all. A preview of how 5G VR will work?Swart explains the initiative as a stepping stone to eventually having one headset that does both AR and VR, local and wirelessly over 5G. We’re not there yet, but these headsets will connect to PCs in a similar way to how they may connect over 5G in the future.That same split processing is what Qualcomm envisions in future 5G-enabled hardware, mixing some rendering in the cloud and some in-headset. While these headsets are designed to connect to PCs and local devices, eventually they could mix sources from the 5G cloud, local devices and more.The first VR headset with 802.11ad will be the Pico Neo2. Qualcomm One hardware device so farWe don’t know where else this technology will appear, but expect headsets to start arriving this year, according to Qualcomm’s Swart. First up is a Pico Neo2 VR headset that will be “Boundless XR for PC” compatible and have a Snapdragon 845 chip. While the idea of “Boundless for XR” imagines AR and VR devices with wireless tethering, Swart admits that for now, VR headsets will be the major focus, with AR (mixed reality) coming further down the road. Future Snapdragon-enabled AR headsets, such as nReal’s compact glasses, could be possible candidates.The Vive Cosmos, teased at CES in January, remains a mystery but promises similar ideas. CNET Is this what Vive Cosmos is?Qualcomm’s partners so far include software partners Framestore and ZeroLight, hardware partners Pico, Goertek and WNC, and… HTC Vive. Which raises the question: Is this a preview of what the mysterious, multi-connectable Vive Cosmos will be?Qualcomm won’t say, and HTC hasn’t confirmed anything yet. But if this means premium standalone headsets could also connect to PCs wirelessly, then maybe this is what the next generation of VR and AR will look like. This would make sense for the next Microsoft HoloLens (which also runs off a Qualcomm chip) as much as the next Oculus Rift or Vive.Qualcomm’s reference designs have been a pretty good predictor of the future: The company’s standalone Snapdragon 820 headset preceded the Oculus Go. Its Snapdragon 835 standalone reference led to the Lenovo Mirage Solo, HTC Vive Focus and Oculus Quest. Qualcomm already has a parallel vision of the future of AR and VR at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with compact, possibly low-cost VR and AR headsets that will plug into 5G phones via USB-C. These newly announced PC-connected standalone wireless headsets look to be larger and more expensive than those USB-C plug-in possibilities. But it suggests that a lot of convergence is on the way for VR and AR in the next few years.CNET will be demoing the tech from GDC, so stay tuned for impressions to come. Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Wearable Tech 16 Photos See All Game Developers Conference • Oculus Quest virtual reality headset revealed Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice Tags 2 Game Developers Conference Comments Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center Qualcomm There are just too many VR helmets and goggles out there — getting even one on your face is enough of a struggle. But Qualcomm’s new vision for its next generation of standalone VR headsets has a solution to that problem. Qualcomm is developing VR headsets that will work as wireless PC-connected, head-mounted displays. Hardware will start arriving later this year, according to Qualcomm, and it’ll be available for demo at this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.The new initiative, called “Boundless XR for PC,” uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor combined with a wireless 802.11ad chip that will allow high-bandwidth 60GHz connections to a PC or console that’s ready to communicate with it. The VR headset will be a standalone device, like the upcoming Oculus Quest, but when it’s near a PC, it’ll double as a wireless way to play PC games and apps. And it could even hint at where AR headsets such as the HoloLens 2 will head next. Qualcomm’s Hugo Swart explained how it works in a conversation with CNET ahead of GDC. Qualcomm Virtual Reality
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File photoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday called upon the government to immediately intensify its diplomatic efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis and force Myanmar to take back its citizens taken shelter in Bangladesh, reports UNB.Speaking at a discussion programme, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that the current government has so far failed to take any right decision on Rohingya issues as it remains ‘enchained’.“You (govt) couldn’t take any correct decision on the Rohingya issue as you’re enchained. Even, you can’t take any decision on your own… the country’s people and we want the Rohingya crisis to be solved immediately,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “We also want the fleeing Rohingyas to be given shelter, food and healthcare. We demand the government strengthen its diplomatic efforts so that Rohingyas can be repatriated to their country with dignity.”BNP organised the programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking the party’s 39th founding anniversary.Fakhrul came down hard on Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his comment that BNP is doing ‘foul’ politics over Rohingya issue. “You’re accusing us of doing foul politics as we’re talking about the persecution on Rohingyas.”He said it is Awami League not BNP that has long been indulging in foul politics. “You’ve started doing such politics in 1972 by enacting the Special Power Act, snatching people’s rights, press freedom and establishing one-party politics the 4th amendment.”The BNP secretary general said their party is talking in favour of hapless Rohingyas who are being evicted from their houses, property and motherland as their party’ always does politics for people and humanity.He said though the Indonesian foreign minister and Turkish foreign minister and first lady visited Bangladesh over Rohingya problem, the government is playing a ‘silent’ role in resolving it.Criticising the government for what he said repressing their party men, Fakhrul said the government even obstructed their party’s Friday’s human chain programme on Rohingya issue at different parts of the country.“I would like to ask you why you fear us so much. We know you do it as you know you’ll lose your existence if BNP takes to the streets and joins the next election. We want to say the next election must be held under a non-party supportive government with the participation of all parties.Speaking at the programme, party standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said the government is conspiring to hold another Januar-5, 2014 like election by force keeping BNP out of it.He said the next polls must be held under a non-party supportive government so that people can exercise their right to franchise and all parties can take part in it.The BNP leader said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia will present the framework of the election-time supportive government once she returns home from London completing her medical treatment.Another BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his support to Myanmar’s policy to eliminate Rohingya, sending out a message for Bangladesh government not to take any strong stance on Rohingya issue. “Awami League is now not talking anything in favour of Rohingyas.”He said the country’s people have got aggrieved over the government’s silence on Rohingya issue. “If necessary, we’ll call for a long march towards Myanmar. Our stance is clear we can’t allow the neighbouring country to kill people in such a manner.”
Newsmen and BNP leaders and activists are seen waiting in front of the party office. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party has published a long list of its candidates, though it has almost finalised the names for contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections.Party insiders say it is taking time to finalise its list of 300 candidates, in a preemptive move to counter any ruling party offensive to dissuade the opposition candidates or to distabilise their discipline.Until Tuesday, the BNP camp named around 800 candidates, said party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.The BNP will also have to make adjustment in terms of distribution of seats with its old and new allies to bring down the number of candidates to 300, the number of seats that Jatiya Sangsad (national assembly) has.The alliance partners of the BNP including newly floated Jatiya Oikya Front (National Unity Front) and Jamaat-e-Islami, will contest the polls with the BNP’s election symbol — sheaf of paddy.Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain has given his consent to the process of finalising candidates of the alliance in a slow manner due to what he termed time contraint.The BNP secretary general, however, gave a broad hint that the main opposition party would allocate around 60 seats for its alliance partners to contest the polls.The BNP central leaders said on Tuesday that they would announce the names of candidates formally by sending letters to the election commission to issue the party’s election symbol in favour of their nominated candidates — from the party and the alliance.This means the electorates and observers will have to wait until 9 December to know the names of the candidates chosen by the BNP.According to the polls schedule, the last day to withdraw candidature is 9 December. The voting is scheduled to be held on 30 December.“Names of nominated candidates won’t be disclosed before sending letters to the returning officers requesting them to issue party symbol in favour of our candidates,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.He shrugged off any chance of creating problems as according to him, they have time until the date of withdrawal of candidature.BNP sources said central leaders have been trying to keep the names of nominated candidates secret as the Awami League also refrained from announcing the names of their candidates.“Many BNP leaders across the country are made accused in politically motivated cases. Many are hiding as they were implicated in ‘false cases’. More than one candidates have been finalised for each constituency. The BNP men don’t want to leave the field of voting. This is why we’re taking time to issue the letters,” a senior BNP leader told Prothom Alo, wishing not to disclose identity.According to rules, the candidate of the BNP will be that person who will get the party’s symbol to compete in the national elections.Many field level leaders and activists of the BNP were seen waiting in front of the party chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Tuesday.Many of them seemed to be anxious as several candidates have been chosen for a constituency.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla online, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Reza
NEW YORK (AP) — His face swollen, breathing becoming difficult, Adrian Peterson didn’t panic.Maybe it was his resourcefulness as an elite athlete, or his ability to focus even in the most dire circumstances. But Peterson knew what to do two years ago when a severe allergy attack hit at Vikings training camp.Now, he wants to make sure everyone else knows how to react.Peterson has helped launch an educational program called Ready2Go for people with severe allergies.”It breaks down to two things,” the 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player said Monday.”First thing is being prepared and knowing your allergic triggers and symptoms.Then, having access to injections and using the epi pens.”That’s how Peterson dealt with the reaction called anaphylaxis. He immediately called his athletic trainer, Eric Sugarman — the man who oversaw Peterson’s incredibly quick and productive return from torn knee ligaments — and was fortunate that Sugarman was familiar with such symptoms and had the equipment to deal with them.”Being an athlete played a role in dealing with it,” said Peterson, whose allergic reaction was to shellfish in gumbo — something he’d been eating his entire life.”You have to have an action plan.”Peterson has teamed with the pharmaceutical company Mylan Specialty on the project. As part of the campaign, three youngsters who have such health issues can win a trip to Minnesota’s training camp this summer.Termed the Ready2GoDraft, Mylan will conduct a nationwide search for kids aged 5 through 18 who have severe allergies. The youngsters will share their tips for being prepared in a 30-second video, each of which must mention how the child manages an anaphylaxis action plan.The three winners will participate in a video/photo shoot with the star running back, and will get a trip to Minnesota’s training camp.Peterson, a paid spokesman for Mylan, chuckled when asked if he’d prefer the winners be Vikings or Oklahoma Sooners fans.”They talked me out of it,” he said with a laugh. “It’s nationwide.”And it’s important to Peterson, who related a story about when he was 7 years old and his brother was hit by a car. Peterson held his brother’s head, surveyed the situation, then gently placed his sibling’s head down and sprinted to his aunt’s house to get someone to call 911.He showed focus then in a stressful health situation, and he encourages others to do the same, to learn from him.His Vikings teammates and others in the NFL already are doing so.”When I had my episode, I was able to learn a lesson and be more knowledgeable, and so were they,” he said. “I can give them information based on my experiences and how they can be prepared.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ has earned a cult status not just across India but internationally as well winning accolades and standing ovations whichever city it travels to. After a successful first season, the musical returns to the United Arab Emirates. This time India’s most successful play will be staged at the Dubai Opera from January 10 – 12, 2019 – celebrating 150 shows of the classic. Talking about the staging of the play in Dubai Opera, Director Feroz Abbas Khan said, “Mughal-e-Azam develops a special connect with audiences wherever it goes. It’s magical to see how people cutting across age groups and nationalities own the play as their own. The Dubai Opera is a wonderful setting as the Musical returns to the UAE.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDeepesh Salgia, creative and strategic vision, stated, “Some stories are immortal and never get old. ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ is one of those epic sagas of love that transcend time and medium. We are looking forward to returning to Dubai and to an even bigger stage.” Produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, the show atempts to set new benchmarks for Indian theatre, with the live singing, intricately designed choreography by Mayuri Upadhya, and exquisitely designed Manish Malhotra costumes of the Mughal era.