first_imgWILMINGTON, 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.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”last_img read more

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first_imgForeign minister AK Abdul Momen. File photoBangladesh has come up with a new proposal for India regarding the Rohingya crisis.The proposal states that a safe haven can be created in Myanmar’s Rakhine state where the driven-out Rohingyas can be rehabilitated.And countries who are friends of Myanmar can take responsibility of ensuring that the Rohingyas can live there free of fear, in safety, with a sustainable livelihood. These countries can include India, China and ASEAN members.Bangladesh’s foreign minister AK Abdul Momen placed this proposal before the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj during his recent visit to India, adding that India should include this in talks with Myanmar.Abdul Momen was speaking to the media after a dinner hosted in his honour by the Bangladesh High Commission in Delhi on Friday.The foreign minister said, Myanmar may agree to its friendly states taking responsibility of overseeing the Rohingya and monitoring their welfare upon their return. He said Modi responded by saying it was an ‘innovative proposal.’Abdul Momen chose India for his first overseas visit after becoming foreign minister. During the three-day trip, he attended that Bangladesh-India Joint Consultant Commission (JCC) meeting.Speaking to the media, he said that he had also placed the proposal before Sushma Swaraj. She wanted to know if he had given the proposal to prime minister Modi and he assured her he had, albeit in brief.Sushma then asked that why he hadn’t proposed this to the Myanmar foreign minister who was his friend. He said that Myanmar would given the proposal more importance if it came from India.During the JCC meet, Abdul Momen stressed the need for sharing the waters of common rivers including Teesta. Some of these flow in from China. He said that the experts of the Bangladesh-India Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) would decide whether the issue of water sharing would be sorted out bilaterally or multilaterally.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

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first_imgSavvy travellers can save about 20 per cent on hotels across the world if they book during periods between May and July, according to a new survey.According to the TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Time to Book’ report booking a hotel within three months of the trip is the best time in Asia when travellers can save 24 per cent versus peak pricing.Also, travellers can save 19 per cent on hotel bookings made in Mumbai if they book within 3 months.The travel planning and booking site based its research on hotel booking and meta click data. They found that the best time periods to book can vary depending on the region or city where the traveller is looking to visit for summer and that for most destinations, the hotel rates change gradually over time, without dramatic increases or decreases in price. “For example, the least expensive time to book hotels in Asia is within 3 months, when travellers can save 24 per cent compared to the most expensive booking period. In comparison, for European hotels, the best time to book is 2-5 months ahead, when travellers can save 26 per cent compared to the peak period,” the research says. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The least expensive time to book hotels in the USA is within 2 months of the trip but hotel prices remain fairly consistent throughout the year, with a relatively modest potential savings of 8 per cent when booking during the least expensive time period.“For the cost conscious Indian traveller, the ‘Best time to book’ report answers the most important question – when to book your hotel stay in order to maximise your savings for summer travel this year,” says Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India. An analysis of hotel booking and interest in nine popular regions around the world found this.last_img read more

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first_imgWant to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.Key EventsWhat we know so far:13:22Affected stretch of motorway13:1914:09Motorist freed from carCheshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had freed one person from the car following the accident, which took place at around 12.15pm.A spokeswoman said: “Firefighters from Alsager attended a two vehicle collision on the M6 near Crewe. The collision, in lane one of the northbound carriageway, involved a saloon car and a HGV. “The team assisted with releasing the one person from the car and then made both of the vehicles safe.“The casualty was then passed to the care of the ambulance service as a precautionary measure.”13:53Update from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said:There are currently severe delays on the M6 northbound in Cheshire, due to a collision that was closing 2 lanes between J16 and J17. All lanes have now been reopened.Road users should allow additional travel time, and consider alternative routes where possible.” 13:50All lanes have now opened but severe delays remainA Highways England spokesman said: “All lanes on the #M6 northbound in #Cheshirebetween J16 #A500 #Crewe and J17 #A534 have now reopened following a traffic collision. Vehicles have been cleared by our #TrafficOfficers and free recovery. Severe delays remain.”13:41Lane reopensOne lane has now reopened, but one remains shut and severe delays continue.13:31Queues now back towards junction 15Queues and congestion are now reported back towards junction 15, according to Traffic England. Inrix is reporting congestion as far back as Keele Services.13:28Accident having impact on nearby roadsThere is ueueing traffic due to the problems on the M6 on the A534 Northbound between B5079 Crewe Road / Crewe Road (Wheelock Roundabout) and A533 The Hill.Traffic is diverting around the accident on the M6 Northbound between J16 and J17. (Image: Inrix)13:26Delays on southbound M6 as people slow to look at accidentHeavy traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on the opposite side on M6 Southbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent).13:23Further statement from Highways EnglandA Highways England spokesman said: “There are currently severe delays on the M6 northbound in Cheshire, due to a collision closing 2 lanes between J16 and J17, while we assist police and emergency services.“Traffic is able to pass in 1 lane however, due to the delays we are advising road users to allow plenty of extra travelling time and to consider taking alternative routes.”13:22KEY EVENTWhat we know so far:There are long delays and queues due to the accident between junction 16 and junction 17 on the M6 NorthboundMotorists are being asked to take alternative routes, with traffic now queuing back past junction 16Emergency services and Highways England are at the scene of the crash, which is believed to involve a car and a lorryTwo lanes are currently closed13:19KEY EVENTAffected stretch of motorwayThe accident has taken place between junction 16 and junction 17.The affected stretch of motorway (Image: Inrix)13:15Highways England ask motorists to consider alternative routesA Highways England spokesman said:Our Traffic Officers have arrived on scene with the collision between J16 and J17 M6 northbound . Lanes 1 and 2 are currently closed while we assist at scene. Severe delays on the approach so please leave extra time and consider alternative routes.”13:14Highways England confirm two lanes are closedHighways England and Inrix are now both reporting two lanes are closed13:07Queues now back past junction 16Queues on the northbound carriageway are now back past junction 16.13:04Traffic England reporting delays of 90 minutesTraffic England are currently reporting delays of an hour and a half.13:03Emergency services are at the sceneEmergency services are at the scene, according to traffic data company Inrix.13:02What we knowThere are long delays on the M6 Northbound following an accident between junction 16 and junction 17.A lorry and car are reported to be involvedAt least one lane is closedTraffic is queuing back beyond junction 16 60 minute delays are reported There are delays of more than an hour following an accident on the M6 motorway this afternoon. A car and a lorry were involved in the collision on the northbound carriageway between J16 A500 (Crewe / Stoke-On-Trent) and J17 A534 (Sandbach/Crewe). Travel time on the carriageway is now around 90 minutes against expected journey times according to traffic data company Inrix and Traffic England. Two lanes were closed but these have now reopened, although severe delays remain. A Highways England spokesman said: “There are currently severe delays on the M6 northbound in Cheshire, due to a collision that was closing 2 lanes between J16 and J17. All lanes have now been reopened. “Road users should allow additional travel time, and consider alternative routes where possible.” Read MorePolice alert: Have YOU seen ‘suspicious’ man marking symbol on Stoke-on-Trent footpath? Traffic England are currently reporting long queues – with traffic now queueing back beyond junction 16. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had freed one person from the car following the accident, which took place at around 12.15pm. A spokeswoman said: “Firefighters from Alsager attended a two vehicle collision on the M6 near Crewe. The collision, in lane one of the northbound carriageway, involved a saloon car and a HGV. “The team assisted with releasing the one person from the car and then made both of the vehicles safe. “The casualty was then passed to the care of the ambulance service as a precautionary measure.” Read More27-year-old charged with sex offenceslast_img read more

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first_img Tuesday, August 23, 2016 HONG KONG — What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of love? We guarantee you that whatever antics you’ve done in the past, you’ll still be out-crazed by one misguided bloke in Hong Kong.According to the South China Morning Post, a 41-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly calling in bomb scares at Hong Kong International Airport in an attempt to stop his girlfriend’ flight from departing. It’s been reported that the man made three calls to police; the fist bogus bomb claim was made at 4pm on Saturday, the second one followed 40 minutes later, and the third just 10 minutes after that.Police searches failed to turn up any suspicious objects. Airport operations were not interrupted.The calls were made from a mobile phone, a phone in an airport shop and a public phone at the airport. The suspect was finally apprehended at a restaurant at Terminal One.The man told police he had been trying to stop his 27-year-old girlfriend, who he had an argument with, from departing on a flight. Tags: LOL Posted by Man calls in bomb scare to stop girlfriend’s flight from taking offcenter_img Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img LAS VEGAS — The U.S. gambling mecca’s efforts to draw millennials and new visitors are paying off.A third of Las Vegas tourists last year were millennials – those between 18 to 35 – up from less than a quarter in 2015, according to a report commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and released Wednesday.The increase in younger visitors is undoubtedly good news to the destination that has been adding attractions to remain relevant to a generation not as fond of gambling as their elders.The data also showed that 27% of the city’s 42.9 million visitors in 2016 were first-timers.So, who came to Sin City and what did they do? Here’s a profile of average visitors:HOW OLD ARE YOU?The city set a record for visitation in 2016, though the number of baby boomers dropped to 28% from 35% in 2015. Generation X visitors made up 35% of tourists, down 1%, while millennial travellers increased to 34% from 24% a year earlier.“The product that we have now really appeals to millennials,” said Bo Bernhard, director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a noted scholar on gambling and hospitality in Las Vegas. “Nightclubs are like theatre to millennials. They are experiencing a very different Las Vegas than their grandparents.”More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsTake MGM Resorts International, which several years ago created a committee dedicated to reimagining the gaming experience with the millennial demographic in mind.The company recently opened an interactive and skill-based gaming social venue at the MGM Grand that is essentially a hybrid bar, arcade and gambling lounge. The company has hosted e-sports tournaments and even released a set of emojis in December.“We’ve created dining destinations that are social and engaging and created food and beverage experiences ideal for sharing socially,” said Jenn Michaels, MGM’s senior vice-president of public relations. “And, of course, we are looking at our gaming floors and identifying how those can evolve to appeal to today’s traveller.”NEW TOURISTSThe increase of first-time visitors is comparable to the level Las Vegas experienced in the mid-1990s, the report said. It attributed the renewed interest to the recovery of the national economy, an increase in millennials who discovered the city and the reinvestment by hotels and others on new experiences and activities.“Indeed, it is quite possible that the varied and targeted entertainment options and related venues currently in Las Vegas have served to attract new visitors to the destination much the same as the ‘new’ megaresorts did in the 1990s,” according to the report by GLS Research, a San Francisco-based public opinion and market research firm.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsIts data is based on information volunteered by 3,600 random tourists polled during 2016. 91% of visitors said they would recommend Las Vegas to others.HITTING THE CASINO FLOORThe number of visitors who gambled during their trip has remained at about 7 in 10 over the past five years, the data show. But gamblers are spending a lot less time on the casino floor.Last year, visitors spent an average of 1.9 hours gambling, that’s an hour less than in 2015 and more than 2 hours less than two decades ago.“They are spending more time enjoying the non-gaming amenities,” said Kevin Bagger, executive director of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s research centre.Those other activities include day club-nightclubs, concerts, shows and sports events.WHERE ARE YOU FROM?The report says 81% of visitors came from within the U.S., down 3% from 2015. Meanwhile, the number of foreign visitors rose 3% from 2015, returning to the 19% seen in 2014.About half of U.S. tourists were from Western states, with the majority coming from California. Who’s going to Vegas? New stats show millennials and first timers are on the rise By: Regina Garcia Cano Source: The Associated Press Friday, April 7, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Las Vegas, Millennial Travel, Trend Watchlast_img read more

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