STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At University Of Maine

first_imgORONO, ME — The University of Maine recognized 2,388 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the Fall 2018 semester.The following Wilmington students received Dean’s List honors for fall 2018, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher:Rose CrispinJillian DoyleJocelyn FerraroShannon Smith(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Maine.)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.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University Of MaineIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University of New EnglandIn “Education”last_img read more

Finance Secretary highlights need to instill confidence in investors to boost economic

first_imgFinance Secretary highlights need to instill confidence in investors to boost economic growth1.7K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Finance Secretary highlights need to instill confidence in investors to boost economic growth1.7K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Finance Secretary, Arvind Mayaram, on Tuesday laid emphasis on the need to boost investors’ confidence to bring the country back on the path of growth and to spur economic expansion to its potential level. India will likely raise the foreign investment limit in government debt soon, as almost all the allocation has already been taken up as overseas buyers pile into the country’s financial markets. The finance ministry will decide on the matter after consultations with the Reserve Bank of India and capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India. Mayaram said he is hopeful that the government would take adequate steps to boost overall growth rate.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Finance Secretary, Arvind Mayaram, on Tuesday laid emphasis on the need to boost investors’ confidence to bring the country back on the path of growth and to spur economic expansion to its potential level. India will likely raise the foreign investment limit in government debt soon, as almost all the allocation has already been taken up as overseas buyers pile into the country’s financial markets. The finance ministry will decide on the matter after consultations with the Reserve Bank of India and capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India. Mayaram said he is hopeful that the government would take adequate steps to boost overall growth rate.last_img read more

Chris Barrys Surprising Speckled Voting Record

first_imgMarion Christopher Barry is a candidate for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat.Marion Christopher Barry, candidate for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat of his late father Marion S. Barry, has not voted consistently in District and ward elections, the AFRO has learned.Tamara Robinson, spokeswoman for the Board of Elections, said on Jan. 13 that Barry didn’t vote in the July 15, 2014, special election for the vacant Ward 8 Board of Education position or in the  April 1, 2014 primary. Another elections official said she couldn’t confirm or deny whether Barry voted in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election.Agency staff revealed Barry cast a provisional ballot in the Nov. 6, 2012 general and special election. These elections included his late father on the ballot, running for re-election.Despite repeated calls to the number Barry provided on the D.C. Board of Elections website, he didn’t respond to the AFRO by deadline.Barry is running against 23 other candidates to claim his father’s seat. He officially began the process of running on Jan. 5 by picking up petitions and signing the necessary paperwork.  The deadline for petitions to get on the ballot is Jan. 28 and Barry is actively seeking the required 500 signatures of registered voters.He is considered one of the leading candidates in the race, primarily because of his father’s political legacy and network of longtime supporters. However, Barry, who owns a small construction company, has never held political office.Candidates for District political office do not fare well when it is revealed that they have not consistently voted in elections. Andy Shallal, the owner of the Busboys and Poets restaurant chain, had hopes of winning the April 1, 2014 Democratic Party mayoral primary, but those hopes were dashed when it was revealed that he did not vote in city elections on a regular basis.Khalid Pitts, a Logan Circle entrepreneur, received negative publicity when it was revealed he lived in the District for nearly two decades but registered to vote on Dec. 31, 2013, three months before he ran as a candidate for the non-Democratic seat on the council in the November 2014 general election.District law mandates a candidate for the council be a “qualified elector in the District” as well as other requirements, including establishing residency in the city one year prior to running, being a resident from the ward where they are seeking office, hold no other significant public office position, and not being a convicted felon while holding the office of council member.While a candidate must be a registered voter, casting a ballot is not a requirement to run for office.Dennis Harvey, who recently dropped out of the Ward 8 race to support Barry did not comment on Barry’s voting record and neither did Anthony Lorenzo Green, who has represented Barry as an advisory neighborhood commissioner (ANC) for several years and is active in his campaign.LaRuby May, a fellow candidate, said that “voting is very important.”“Voting determines what resources a community gets,” May said. “All of us who are African-American should exercise that right.”Natalie Williams, the president of the Ward 8 Democrats also running for the Ward 8 Council seat, agreed with May. Williams said she takes her daughter with her when she votes and notes,  proudly, that she began participating in civic affairs at an early age.“Voting is a fundamental right for all D.C. residents,” Williams said. “It is the only way to be involved in the decision-making in this city. As president of the Ward 8 Democrats, I have worked to educate and empower those who have not participated in voting.”last_img read more

Of crafts and craftsmen

first_imgIt was an evening which brought together a heady mix of beauty with brains, usually a rarity. Aptly called Apne Desh Ko Jano – know you country, the event centered upon the Indian handicrafts industry and its workings. Hosted at IIT-Delhi, the event mainly aimed at creating awareness among people and popularise Indian handicrafts.Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest of the show, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textile, Government of India, Zohra Chatterje said that the huge gathering present on the occasion was a tribute to the 69 lakh artisans of the country who are incessantly toiling hard to come up with the finest products. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”It is also an attempt to keep young generation connected to handicrafts, since not many know that the number of handloom employees and the business was facing a downfall during recent times. But IIT Delhi’s support to our initiative will inspire to encourage handicrafts and bring it back succesfully,’ she added.The event further proceeded with an audio-visual shown on Indian artisans across the country and paid a tribute to their toil including the magnificent products they create out of what not. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAn initiative by the Ministry of Textiles, Apne Desh Ko Jano witnessed a grand fashion show with models wearing attractive handicrafts artifacts and products sourced from various parts of the country coupled with rounds of quickfire question and answers on them conducted by veteran quiz master Barry O’ Brien.The models sashayed the ramp in three different rounds. Each round focussed on particular handicraft region. The handicraft dresses along with the accessories were designed by Yana Ngoba from Arunachal Pradesh. There was a special round when they donned dresses from the northeastern states too.According to Ngoba, the concept is not aimed at drawing a border between technology and craftsmanship but rather trying to blend the two.’We believe the very purpose of creating awareness of handicrafts through fashion shows only is defeated as the people are not aware of the products they carry and no meaningful information is given. Apart from being visual feast, it does not serve the purpose for which it is done. So, why not we’re-create the re-created?,’ she said at the event.Moving on further, the other round had visuals of various handicraft prototypes and artefacts shown from around India and the audience, a mix of students and guests was asked to identify them along with the area they belong to.Winners were showered with numerous chocolates as gift and also awarded that particular handicraft product.Finally, the event concluded with a couple of patriotic songs sung by one and all present there to enliven the spirit of unity and bring about oneness in hearts irrespective of the diversity we belong to and ended with a vow to always make our country proud.last_img read more