HOT OFF THE PRESS Wilmington Recreation Offers 8Day Trip To Grand Canyon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department presents an 8-day America’s Canyonlands trip from May 14, 2020 to May 21, 2020.The trip costs $2,650 per person (double), $3,625 per person (single), and $2,615 per person (triple).Contact the Recreation Department at 978-658-4270 with any questions and registration information. Additional itinerary information can be found HERE.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… RelatedHOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Offers “March Gladness” Road Trip To Catskill MountainsIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Wilmington Recreation Organizes Trip To See “Mutts Gone Nuts!” Show In WrenthamIn “Community”HOT OFF THE PRESS: Read Wilmington Recreation’s Fall NewsletterIn “Community”last_img read more


Apple Watch Series 3 GPS and Cellular deal Just 229

first_img See it • 21 Photos 3:06 Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements Now playing: Watch this: Adorama Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) $349 Apple Watch Series 3: Once more, with calling See All Best Buy Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) Tags Apple $399 How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! See It Apple Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier $349 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See It Apple Watch as phone: living off the Watch Series 3 Apple Think you missed your chance to score Prime Day-level Apple Watch deals? Think again. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS and Cellular 42mm in black for $259 shipped — a full $160 off the current Apple price and the lowest I can recall seeing. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at WalmartIf you don’t mind a slightly smaller screen (I don’t — it’s what I use), you can also get the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS and Cellular 38mm model for $229.Meanwhile, the GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 38mm is back down to $199 (a price matched at Amazon), while the 42mm is back to $229 — prices that had been pretty consistent during the first half of 2019, but haven’t been seen for the last month or two. (Note that the latter may be out of stock by the time you read this, as it shows “only 2 left!” at this writing. Indeed, with prices like these, I expect rapid sellouts across the board.)Even with discounts as steep as these, I can’t mention the Apple Watch without also mentioning the Amazfit Bip, which continues to sell for around $80. I like it primarily for time-telling and notifications, but as a fitness tracker it offers features like a step-counter, heart-rate monitor and even GPS. And its battery life is utterly spectacular — literally weeks, depending on how you use it. Check out Lexy Savvides’ recent Apple Watch-versus-Bip comparison for more.Still, the Bip is not what I would call a fitness powerhouse. If you want something that’s pool-friendly and phone-capable, something that can store music and stream it to your favorite Bluetooth headphones, you need this here Apple Watch. And the cellular option, should you choose to get it, gives you true freedom from your phone. Beyond that, I’ll refer you to Scott Stein’s comprehensive Apple Watch Series 3 review. Whether you value that stuff or not, the fact remains this is a $409 watch on sale for $259 — and that makes it something to consider.While you’re considering, be sure to check out this roundup of great cheap accessories for your new Apple Watch. Because after you’ve spent this much, the last thing you want to do is pay a premium for extra watch bands.Originally published Jan. 9.Update, Aug. 13: This is an updated version of a previous Apple Watch deal post and has been updated with new pricing, availability and other details. $399 Share your voice 17 Apple Watch Series 4 reading • Huge Apple Watch sale at Walmart, including the Series 3 GPS and Cellular for $229 (Update: Expired) The Cheapskate Comments Wearable Techlast_img read more


Parts Of South Texas Face Heavy Rain Flooding More Storms

first_imgNWSNWS Radar Southern Plains SectorThunderstorms in parts of south Texas have dumped up to six inches of rain and led to some flood-related rescues in Corpus Christi.No injuries were reported Monday in Corpus Christi, where emergency management officials reported high-water rescues from vehicles and low-lying areas. A city statement says everyone was safely transported to higher ground. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Monday Morning for parts of Aransas, Nueces, San Patricio and Refugio counties. A flash flood watch was in effect for Corpus Christi and Victoria, as forecasters warned of more strong storms.Authorities recorded 4 to 6 inches of rain in the area since midnight Sunday.The Houston was also getting soaked. A flash flood watch was issued through Monday afternoon for the Galveston area. Sharelast_img read more


InDepth Surge Of Harris Latino Vote In Primaries Uncertain Even In The

first_imgNot so enticingJessica Colón, a Houston-based Republican strategist, disagrees with Campos’ assumption that Latino voters in Harris County are for the most part supporters of the Democratic Party.Colón says in general it’s  “difficult to predict” whether there will be a surge of Latino voters in this primary and notes that “it appears historically that voters with Hispanic surnames tend to look at candidates to whom they most identify, as opposed to voting strictly on party identification.”Rice University  political science professor Robert Stein thinks that with the exception of Green’s replacement there is not much about these primaries that would particularly appeal to Latino voters in Harris County.Stein doesn’t anticipate issues tied to national politics –such as the uncertainty about the future of young undocumented immigrants and the program that currently protects them from deportation, DACA— will be a relevant factor at the county level.“I don’t see any evidence that the Democratic Party, and that’s the party that would mobilize around that, has –how can I put this?— embraced the protection of DACA beneficiaries,” notes Stein who, nonetheless, adds it could become a motivating component when the mid-term election takes place in November.“I think the group that might be mobilized might be women…  because of the current outrage over a variety of sexual harassment and gender-based issues, particularly Mr. (president Donald ) Trump has been center of that,” Stein says.University of Houston political science professor Jerónimo Cortina, agrees.With the exception of the race for Congressional District 29 and maybe the one for Precinct 2 of Harris County’s Commissioners Court, where Adrián García –former Harris County Sheriff— is one of the contenders, Cortina sees no special factors for Harris’ Latinos to be particularly motivated over these primaries.NuanceAnd even if those races motivated more Latino voters to participate in the primary election, that could result in an increase in the geographical areas impacted by the races, but not in the entire county, Cortina says: “There are numerous factors that could potentially increase turnout. However, there is no single factor that could increase turnout overall in the county.”Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/27172710/Jeronimo-Cortina-Audiogram.mp400:0000:0000:13Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Early voting data for the primary election is getting a high turnout in Texas –especially for the Democratic Party— but experts aren’t sure that will translate into a surge of the Latino electorate in Harris County, even after a toughening of immigration enforcement operations and with hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants finding themselves in a legal limbo.Some political analysts say Latino voters tend to support the Democratic Party for the most part and the high turnout could mean a surge. As of  February 25th, Democrats’ combined in-person votes and mail ballots received totaled 34,555, an increase of nearly 200 percent over the 2014 congressional midterm election, according to Harris County figures.  By comparison, Republican participation was up just 11 percent compared to the last mid-term primary.Houston-based political consultant Marc Campos , who usually works with the Democratic Party, thinks “there’s a potential for enthusiasm among Democrats” and that this may also mean a surge of Latino voters in the 2018 Texas primary election in counties like Harris because, according to him, the Latino electorate tends to vote for the Democrats.Campos considers the Trump administration’s policies on immigration a potential driver for an increase in the Latino vote in these mid-term primaries: “You gotta think that, you know, that’s motivating people to vote.” Topics that are part of the national political debate –such as the reactions to the mass shooting at the Stoneman Douglas High School that demand more strict gun control laws in the United States and also the uncertainty surrounding what will happen to the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is currently being debated in court— can also motivate a higher number of Harris County Latino voters to participate in the primary election, Campos believes.“If I was to bet on which younger group ethnically was gonna turn out in bigger numbers, I would say Latinos right now,” Campos stresses.Finally, certain primary races –particularly the replacement of veteran U.S. Congressman Gene Green (D-TX Congressional District 29)– can motivate the Latino Democratic voters, the consultant highlights. Out of the seven Democratic contenders for the seat, six are Hispanic, including State Senator Sylvia Garcia. The office of Harris County’s Clerk Stan Stanart, also the county’s Chief Election Officer, notes that there are 12 percent more registered voters with a Spanish surname for these primaries than for the 2016 primaries, when presidential candidates for both parties were voted. A total of 491,912 voters with a Spanish last name were registered to vote in the March 6th primaries, compared to 430,203 in 2016.Stanart’s office doesn’t break down voter data by race or ethnicity, but having a Spanish surname –a piece of information the county does compile—can indicate the voter is Latino.However, when it comes to putting the vote in the ballot, political experts agree that there is typically more participation in primary elections held in years when there is a presidential election, 2016, than in mid-term election years, like this year. To that point,  a total of 13,721 Harris County Spanish-surnamed voters participated in the 2014 primary election, according to data provided by Stanart’s office. And that was a decrease from the 19,607 who voted in 2010.However, other consultants note the priority of Latinos in primary elections is not so much party identification but, rather, how much they identify with the candidates or how much they like them. But when it comes to Houston, the most recent data by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows that its local office received practically the same amount of citizenship applications between January and September of last year, a total of 24,946,  than between January and September of 2016, a total of 25,060. Michael Stravato for The Texas TribuneAs Texas primaries go underway, experts are divided on whether the Harris County Latino vote will increase this time.center_img Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund  warns that even in the current adverse political circumstances for immigrants, whether or not there will be a surge of Harris County Latino voters in this election is a question with no clear answer.But, Vargas notes, there has been a nationwide increase in applications for U.S. citizenship lately, based on his organization’s recent experience in dealing with applicants, although he doesn’t provide figures.  That increase, Vargas says, is directly related  to permanent residents wanting to naturalize to be able to vote.“We know that individuals are seeking to apply to become U.S. citizens”, he says, as  “a response to the national conversation about the role of immigrants and the future of immigration policy.”Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/27172740/Arturo-Vargas-Audiogram.mp400:0000:0000:17Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 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Nanritam gets Swami Vivekananda medal for opening 100bed eye hospital

first_imgKOLKATA: Swami Suvirananda, general secretary Ramakrishna Math and Mission, presented Swami Vivekananda medal to Nanritam, an NGO that has set up a 100-bed eye hospital to treat people coming from economically challenged background.Nanritam was started in 2002 by a few like-minded professionals who had one common inspiration to guide them – Swami Lokeswaranandaji Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission and his ideal of service to mankind. Bharati Bakshi, a medical practitioner and Ranjana Sengupta toiled hard to give the organisation a shape. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalLokeswarananda Eye Foundation is a 100-bed eye-hospital at Barandanga village of Para in Purulia. The hospital offers service to poor people and many well-known eye surgeons from Kolkata attend the hospital to offer free service. Not only in Purulia, the hospital has gained popularity among people in South Bengal and who come from neighbouring districts for treatment. The services that are offered include — OPD Services and consultation with eye-surgeons and the services, Cataract Operation, treatment for Posterior Segment Blindness, Glaucoma and Retinal Disorder corrections. The other areas where Nanritam provides service include child development through quality education, treatment to the physically and psychologically challenged children, skill training with employment/entrepreneurship support, integrated rural development through farmers and training facilities.last_img read more