first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsFiction Critique Group *RRSaturday, July 6, 9:15 11:30 amLove 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.The 60s, Moon Memories, and MoreTuesday, July 9, 9 am-1 pmBuzzell Senior CenterThe 60s shout beehive hairdos, bell bottom pants, granny glasses, and more. It was the era of JFK and the race to the moon, Vietnam, and civil rights. Do you have memories or personal photos you would like to share of this decade? Do you have memories of the moon landing? If so, stop by the Buzzell Senior Center from 9am to 1 pm and share them! WCTV will do the recording (oral recording if you prefer not to be videotaped); photos will be scanned on site and returned. Help us capture the spirit of the 60s!Streaming Music *RRTuesday, July 9, 10 amSearching for the song of the summer? Bring your smartphone or device for hands-on experience navigating popular streaming music services such as, Spotify, Pandora, and Freegal.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University.Pints + Pages Book Group *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmFeatured Book: Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangLocation: Reading Public LibrarySocial book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussion. This month we’re having a potluck picnic on the patio at the Reading Public Library. Bring along a dish to share!Local History: Wonderland *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmThirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island. Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book Backstage at Wonderland, and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation, 1906.Kids & Teen EventsLittle Movers *RRMonday, July 8, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2.LEGO BuildingMonday, July 8, 3 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+.Sciencetellers: Aliens Escape from Earth! *RRMonday, July 8, 6:30 pmThroughout an intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure! It’s totally out of this world! Grades K-5.Preschool Storytime: Summer FunTuesday, July 9, 10 amThis storytime on summer fun for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5.Travel Club: England *RRTuesday, July 9, 3 pmJoin us as we explore the food, language, and culture of different countries around the world. We’ll play games, do a craft, and have a snack. Grades 1-5.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University. Grades 6+ & adults welcome.Storytimes in the Sun: Silver LakeWednesday, July 10, 10 amJoin us for a fun outdoor storytime! In accordance with Recreation Department regulations, there is $10 beach fee per person charged to non-residents. Free admission for Wilmington residents with ID.Pals and Popsicles *RRWednesday, July 10, 3 pmWant to cool off in the library air conditioning while eating frozen treats and listening to stories? Then this read-aloud book club is for you! Join us as we read Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman in this three-week series. We will meet on July 10, July 17, and July 24. Each child will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a bookmark. Grades 1-5.Holiday HoursWednesday July 3- Library closes at 5 pmThursday July 4 – Library closedFriday July 5, Library open 9 am -5 pmSaturday July 6, Library open 9am- 5 pm (please note that the library will be open Saturdays throughout the summer).(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)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.comShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Buzz Lightyear To Visit On July 29; Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein Talks On Aug. 1In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 73.96 points up to stand at 20437.33. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 17.10 points up to stand at 6079.80. Muthoot Finance and Crompton Greav were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.78% and 5.29% along with Motherson Sumi and Financial Technology with an increase of 4.91% and 4.61% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Tata Steel and India bulls Real Estate with a decrease of 4.19% and 3.48% along with United Brew-$ and Cairn India with a decrease of 3.29% and 3.00% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 13.41 points at 11,804.69 while the banking sector is down 59.61 points at 11,683.77 and the realty sector is up 26.85 points at 1,232.20. The Indian currency is down 0.19% at Rs 62.10 per dollar.last_img read more

first_imgAll tyres of the right wheel of a Thai Airways plane blast during landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Collected/Prothom AloAll tyres of the right wheel of a Thai Airways plane blasted during landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday.The incident caused suspension of flight operations at the airport for more than two hours, reports UNB.However, no causality was reported.Senior assistant superintend of airport armed police Ziaul Haq was quoted to have said that the Thai Airways flight from Bangkok landed safely around 12:21pm.The flight operations resumed around 2:33pm and a flight of jet Airways took off safely around 2:33pm, he added.All the passengers were safely evacuated from the plane, he added.The incident took place when the right wheel of the aircraft veered off the runway for a while but was steered back on the track instantly, said AKM Rezaul Karim, public relations officer of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh.”But all the tyres of its right wheel blasted,” he said.However, it taxied perfectly and came to the stand on time, he further said.”The skidding caused mud and grasses spoiling parts of the runway, forcing the civil aviation authority to shut down the flight operation for a while, he added.last_img read more

first_imgTurkish authorities on Tuesday intensified efforts to identify and detain a suspected jihadist who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub, and who reportedly fought in Syria alongside Islamic State jihadists.Police released pictures of the suspect who went on the rampage at the plush Reina nightclub on New Year’s night, spraying some 120 bullets at terrified guests before slipping away into the night.So far, 16 people are being held over the attack, including two foreigners detained by Turkish police at Istanbul’s main airport. But the killer remains on the run.Of the 39 dead, 27 were foreigners, mainly from Arab countries, with coffins repatriated overnight to countries including Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.The Islamic State (IS) group on Monday claimed the massacre, the first time it has clearly stated being behind a major attack in Turkey.The suspect — who has not been named but was reportedly from Central Asia — was staying in a rented flat in Konya before moving to Istanbul to carry out the attack, press reports said.The Dogan news agency said those detained included a woman suspected of being his wife with whom he had stayed in Konya along with two children.Reports said police have made progress in the investigation after speaking to the taxi driver who drove the attacker to the club and tracing calls he had made on the driver’s mobile phone. ‘Specially selected’ The Hurriyet daily said the attacker showed signs of being well trained in the use of arms and had fought in Syria for IS jihadists.Hurriyet’s well-connected columnist Abdulkadir Selvi he had been trained in street fighting in residential areas in Syria and used these techniques in the attack, shooting from the hip rather than as a sniper.The attacker had been “specially selected” to carry out the shooting, he said. According to Hurriyet, just 28 bullets failed to hit a target.”This specially-trained terrorist has still not been detained and is still wandering dangerously amongst us,” he wrote.He said an IS strike was also planned in Ankara on New Year’s eve but that it had been prevented after eight IS suspects were arrested in the capital. There were no further details.Near the entrance to the nightclub which lies on the shores of the Bosphorus, an impromptu shrine was set up with pictures of the dead where well-wishers have been piling up flowers.”The attacker arrived at the door and opened fire towards me,” club manager Ali Unal told AFP.”My foot slipped and I fell down, the gunshots didn’t stop.” ‘Taksim selfie video’ Police meanwhile released the first clear images of the attacker, including one taken by security cameras on the night of the attack.And a chilling video of the suspect taken near Taksim Square in central Istanbul was also released, showing him recording himself with a selfie stick and smiling faintly into the camera.It was not immediately clear how the footage had been obtained.Reports said that the attacker could be from Kyrgyzstan or Uzbekistan. In Bishkek, the national security council said it was checking any possible involvement of a Kyrgyz citizen.In a statement circulated on social media, IS said one of its “soldiers” had carried out the carnage, accusing Turkey — a majority-Muslim country — of being a servant of Christians and saying the shooting was a response to Ankara’s military action against jihadists in Syria.Turkish troops are pressing a four-month incursion to oust IS jihadists the border area while Ankara is also pushing a ceasefire plan with Russia as a basis for peace talks to end the civil war.After a cabinet meeting in Ankara chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the government vowed that the operation in Syria would continue with “determination”.The shooting took place just 75 minutes into 2017 after a bloody year in Turkey in which hundreds of people were killed in violence blamed on both IS jihadists and Kurdish militants.The foreigners who died — most of them from Arab countries and including Muslims — had come to the club to celebrate a special night in style.They included three Lebanese nationals, two Jordanians and three Iraqis, as well as several Saudis.last_img read more

first_img Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Share Posted by Travelweek Group NEW YORK — Virtuoso is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by highlighting 20 experiences available at the network’s original 20 hotels.Over the course of a quarter-century, Virtuoso has grown from just 20 hotels in 1992 to today’s 1,246, which include more five-star properties than any other organization. Nearly 500 of the program’s partner hotels work solely with Virtuoso, and nearly half of the hotels within its program are under 100 rooms, offering clients ‘hidden gems’ around the world.To date, Virtuoso has added 94 properties in 2017, and has annual sales of US$21.2 billion. Its portfolio encompasses hotels, resorts, lodges, tents, camps, private islands, villas and apartments.“Since its inception, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts has thrived due to its superior collection of world’s-finest properties, its commitment to excellence, and its continual innovation,” said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso senior vice president, Global Product Partnerships. “However, it’s the commitment to working with travel advisors and the value these hotels place on the human connection, be it the advisor-client relationship or the hotel-advisor partnership, that makes them stand apart from other luxury hotels. The magic of the program is that it is constantly advancing to deliver exciting options to upscale travellers.”Here are the 20 experiences at Virtuoso’s original 20 hotels:Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane: Guests can re-energize at the hotel’s glass-walled rooftop floor, featuring a spa, fitness centre and lounge. There are also private shower suites.Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay: Guests can explore local religious traditions with the resort’s Hindu priest, who leads ceremonies, blessing rituals and shrine visits.Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea: Guests can join award-winning photography duo Cesere Brothers on a customized seasonal whale-watching and photography adventure.Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara: Sporty clients can play beach volleyball with two-time Olympian, gold medalist and Santa Barbara native Todd Rogers.The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale.The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale: A 30-minute helicopter flight takes guests on an unforgettable exploration of Arizona.Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland: Guests can stay in a unique two-bedroom suite: inside a historic lighthouse on a world-famous golf course built atop the ruins of a medieval castle.The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection, London.The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection, London: Enjoy afternoon tea with a Debrett’s Social Etiquette Advisor. Anglophiles will learn why afternoon tea became one of the most beloved British pastimes.Mandarin Oriental, Geneva: Guests can experience a watch-making workshop in the city renowned for its luxury timepieces.Mandarin Oriental, Munich: At BMW World, guests will enjoy an exclusive individual experience that includes a ride to and from the museum in a private BMW.Belmond La Samanna, Saint Martin.Belmond La Samanna, Saint Martin: For those who enjoy adventures at sea, this hotel offers charters of yachts used in the America’s Cup Regatta.The Peninsula Beverly Hills: Kids will become celebrity VIPS in an interactive simulation, where they experience a day in the life of Hollywood’s hottest stars. They will film a live-action movie and walk the red carpet at the film’s premiere, complete with paparazzi.The Peninsula Hong Kong: Guests can become dumpling masters during a dim sum class at Michelin- starred Spring Moon. At the end of the class, they can savour their own delicacies.Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek, Dallas: Consult with one of Dallas’ top fashion experts at the iconic NorthPark Center. A stylist will provide bespoke fashion recommendations and advice for clients who want to grow, customize and refine their personal flair. A two-hour private session and US$100 shopping spree at the upscale center will get them started.The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia IslandThe Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island: Experience unspoiled natural beauty on a guided kayak tour through the scenic salt marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway.The Ritz-Carlton, Naples: Design a personal keepsake alongside Conrad Williams, a Dale Chihuly-trained glass artist. Guests can choose from a rainbow of colors and work with the artist, forming molten glass with their breath and shaping tools. When done, they can take home their creation as a one-of-a-kind souvenir.The Pierre, a Taj Hotel, New York: Music lovers have a treat awaiting them at the hotel’s swanky Two E Bar: a live jazz performance three nights a week. The bar’s Art Deco surroundings, as well as the hotel’s status as a Jazz Age landmark, also enhance the experience.Claridge’s, London: Executive chef Martyn Nail will share secrets behind the cooking and presentation of Claridge’s menus while preparing dishes, assisted by class members. Each dish will then be served to the audience with complementing wines chosen by the hotel’s sommelier.The Connaught, LondonThe Connaught, London: For those who have always wanted to know how to effortlessly stir and shake their way to the perfect blend, the world-renowned Connaught Bar introduces a series of mixology masterclasses led by award-winning Director of Mixology Agostino Perrone.Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort: he young, and young at heart, can learn to ride the waves at the Flow House Boca, the ultimate surfers’ destination. Body surfing, stand-up surfing, even night sessions – guests master surfing in whatever style they prefer at the ultimate surf-on-land experience, the FlowRider dual-sided wave simulator.The St. Regis New York: he hotel’s King Cole Bar is the birthplace of the Red Snapper, the original Bloody Mary. Created in 1934, the hotel recently celebrated the millionth sale of the cocktail. Patrons can sip a Red Snapper in the intimate lounge, named Best Bar by Virtuoso.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsFor more information on Virtuoso’s Hotels & Resorts collection, or to book a stay, visit virtuoso.com/hotels.center_img Virtuoso: 25 years, 20 experiences, 20 original hotels Tags: Luxury Travel, Virtuoso << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more