APTN National NewsProtestors were out in downtown Montreal Tuesday.They were there to tell shareholders of a Quebec mining company to get off the Algonquins of Barriere Lake’s territory.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin has this story.
WILMINGTON, MA — Boston Roller Derby, a Boston-based, female-only roller derby league, returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) on Saturday, June 23, 2018.Doors open at 4pm. Live music at 4:30pm. The action begins at 5pm with the Third Place Game — The Harbor Horrors vs. The Nutcrackers. More live music at 6:30pm. The Championship Game — The Wicked Pissahs vs. The Cosmonaughties — takes place at 7pm. An After Party starts at 9pm in the Fez Room. Tickets include admission to the game, plus entry into the after party.Tickets are $12 (advance) and $16 (at the door) for adults; $6 (advance) and $8 (at the door) for kids (6-17); and kids under 6 are free. There is a small fee for online purchases. Discounted tickets are available for large groups, as is a VIP Package. Purchase your tickets HERE. Join the Facebook event HERE. Learn more about the league 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On June 15In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On May 18In “Sports”COMING TO THE SHRINERS: Women’s Roller Derby On August 3In “Sports”
BILLERICA, MA – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is warning residents to be alert for a new round of jury duty scam calls.As part of the scam, callers are posing as members of the MSO and are telling residents they need to resolve matters related to missed court matters and jury duty. In multiple instances this month – including two this past weekend – scammers identified themselves as a Sgt. Cooper and provided 781-819-5610 as a call back number.On Friday, a local resident was allegedly told he needed to pay $900 or would be arrested, while on Saturday, a woman was told she needed to respond to a specific location to clear up three warrants. The location to which the woman was told to respond housed actual MSO offices but was closed at the time.In all three cases, those who were contacted called the MSO before paying any money or traveling to a location.“Nationwide, these scammers are attempting to use the criminal justice system and the threat of arrest as a tool to frighten people into paying large sums of money,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “We want residents to be aware of these scams and these tactics in order to better protect themselves.”If you or someone you know has been the victim of a jury duty scam you are encouraged to immediately notify your local police department. If the scammer claims to be a member of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office we also ask you to contact our office at 978-667-1711.To learn more about the jury duty process in Massachusetts, including jury duty delinquency, visit the Office of Jury Commissioner (OJC) website at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-of-jury-commissioner.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCAM ALERT: Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Alerts Residents To Recent Increase In Jury Duty ScamsIn “Police Log”ALERT: Phone Scammers Posing As Middlesex Deputy SheriffsIn “Government”SCAM ALERT: Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns of Ongoing Telephone ScamsIn “Government”
Toys made in Bangladesh, played overseasBangladesh’s industrial sector has earned yet another feather in its cap. Little children in France, Spain, Japan and other countries of the world are now playing with toys made in Bangladesh.Manufacturing and exporting toys shows great potential in Bangladesh. Toy exports have increased 2075 times in the last five years. The biggest markets of toys manufactured in Bangladesh are France, Spain and Japan.The most common toys exported to these countries are tricycles, electric or battery-operated cars, dolls, electric dolls, pedal cars and such.With the rising demand of Bangladeshi toys, entrepreneurs are now veering towards this industry. New factories are being set up in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and other export oriented locations.Prothom Alo correspondents visited such a factory in Comilla. Located beside the Comilla Export Processing Zone, the Hashy Tiger toy factory was constructed in 2014 on 1.5 bighas of land. It exported only $42,000 in toys that year. Exports rose to $900,000 in the first seven months this year. The factory employs around 350 workers, 200 of whom are women. The company also employs six Chinese trainers to train the workers. Hashy Toy’s main market is Japan.According to Bangladesh Export Processing Zone(BEPZA), there are two toys manufacturing companies in the EPZ’s of Bangladesh. One of them is Hashy Tiger Company Ltd. and the other is Sonic Ltd in Nilphamari’s Uttara Export Processing Zone.Besides, there are some other factories like Anwara Golden Sun that exports toys to Australia. A Chinese toy factory has also been constructed in Gazipur’s Bay Economic Zone.In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, Bangladesh toy exports brought in only $7637. In 2016-2017, this rose to $15.8 million which is double of the last fiscal year. Toys made in Bangladesh, played overseasBesides Japan, Spain and France, Bangladesh exports toys to the United States, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Taiwan, Brazil, and so on. The toy industry can create great employment opportunities in Bangladesh. Cheap labour and low production costs are the main attractions for foreign buyers. This is a promising sector that can have a positive impact on the economy.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Farjana Liakat.
Delhi International Arts Festival, India’s Signature Festival, has placed the country on an International cultural map. The 11th edition of the festival, opened at the magnificent Purana Qila on November 11 and will continue till November 25. It is recognized as the ‘India Festival’ and a platform for cultural diplomacy and cultural tourism.The program was started with lamp lighting and many dignitaries like Sujata Prasad, Additional Secretary, Chung–Kwang tien from Taiwan and Deputy chief of mission cultural from Russia were present at the ocassion. Around 26 Countries and 1500 artists from around the world are participating in this festival this year. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCelebrations started with spellbound performance of Vande Mataram; a multi-style dance performance that combines the concept of meditation, yoga, music and dance in one seamless production that pays homage to our motherland – Bharat. The act was choreographed by Prathibha Prahlad. It was followed by ‘Who Dinks There?’ – a contemporary dance By TAI Body Theatre from Taiwan, ‘Dance to Fly’ – a fusion dance from USA and Taiwan, Bolshoi, ‘Laugh to Cry’ – a contemporary fusion dance directed by Felix Mikhailov from Russia and lastly, ‘AL Menya’ – a folk and Dervish performance from Egypt also enthralled the audience. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOne of the major highlights of Delhi International Arts Festival 2017 will be the celebration of silver jubilee of ASEAN-INDIA Partnership at Qutub Minar at the closing ceremony which will feature artistic border guards group from Vietnam, a traditional dance and music performance from Bangladesh, Sumatera Dance Troupe from Indonesia and Baihana Trio from Philippines.In addition to all of these exciting performances are “Balinese Wayang” – puppet dance by Indonesia and “Wayang Kulit Dalang”– a shadow play by Malaysia and many other performances by UK, Norway, Thailand, Portugal, France, Egypt, Argentina, Hungary and Ireland. Artists will be visiting almost 18 schools during the day to address and harness young minds about the beauty of arts. National Museum and National Archives will see the visit of hundreds of children so as to familiarise them with the world of heritage, legacy and culture. Film festivals, children’s events, high energy performances with rich diversity will mark the 11th edition of DIAF. The festival is organised in collaboration with the Ministries of Culture, Indian Council for Cultural relations and the Govt. of NCT of Delhi.Delhi International Arts Festival is unique in itself as it includes all genres of music, dance, theatre, puppetry, poetry, literature, visual arts, films and exhibitions from the most traditional to the most contemporary expressions. Several embassies, foreign governments, cultural centers, international cultural managers, and artists from all around the world constitute the Delhi International Arts Festival every year. This 15-day celebration of art and culture, is hosted by Forum for Art beyond Borders and Prasiddha Foundation. The coming week will see persian and vietnamese film screenings, giving an ode to women through traditional dance performances, Pt. Krishna Ram Choudhary on Shehnai and much more.