The Wilmington Insider For August 10 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, August 10, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning.At Wilmington High School: The Auditorium Naming Committee is meeting at 9am in the High School Principal’s Conference Room. The Committee is planning the event to name the High School Auditorium after Joanne Benton.In The Community: Come and enjoy music-themed movies on the Swain Green every! Family friendly movies will be shown on Friday nights in August starting at 7:45pm. Tonight’s film is Pitch Perfect. Check the library’s Facebook page in case of inclement weather. This program is presented by the Wilmington Memorial Library in partnership with the Wilmington Rotary.At The Library: The Library is closed from 9am to noon due to Staff Training. Teen Escape Rooms from 2pm to 5pm. Summer Movie on the Swain at 7:45pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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 Friday, August 2, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, August 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Mindtree Wipro shares trade low ahead of June 2016 quarter results

first_imgBangalore-based IT company Mindtree will announce the results of its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 at around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, July 18.Shares of IT firms like Mindtree, Wipro and Infosys, with the exception of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), were seen trading low in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).Mindtree shares were down 1.11 percent to Rs. 630.70 apiece, compared to its previous close at Rs. 637.75 ahead of its quarterly result declaration.Wipro’s share price fell by 0.85 percent to Rs. 549.95 while Infosys declined by 0.18 percent to Rs. 1,070.35. Wipro, the third largest IT services exporter after TCS and Infosys, is set to declare its earnings results on July 19 after trading hours in the stock market.The BSE IT index was up 0.06 percent to 10614.43 while Nifty IT was trading flat at 11:16 a.m.Infosys posted a sequential decline in consolidated net profit by 4.47 percent for the June 2016 quarter while it recorded a 13.4 percent rise in net profit on a year-on-year basis.”We had unanticipated headwinds in discretionary spending in consulting services and package implementations as well as slower project ramp-ups in large deals that we had won in earlier quarters, resulting in a lower than expected growth in Q1,” Vishal Sikka, CEO, Infosys told Economic Times on the company’s Q1 earnings for the fiscal 2016-17.TCS shares were trading up 0.62 percent at Rs. 2,457.00. The largest IT services exporter had also recorded a marginal decline of 0.4 percent in month-on-month net profit. Both Infosys and TCS registered higher profits from the year-ago period.last_img read more

Speechimpaired girl raped in Lalmonirhat

first_imgSpeech-impaired girl ‘raped’ in LalmonirhatA speech-impaired girl has allegedly been raped by one of her neighbours at Singadar village in Lalmonirhat’s Sadar upazila. Victim’s mother filed a case with Sadar police station on Wednesday night in this regard.Locals said Susheel Chandra, 46, son of Babu Lal of the village, raped the teenage girl finding her alone in the house on 1 September.Locals later rescued the girl noticing the incident while Susheel managed to flee.The matter went to arbitration when arbitrators, led by local union parishad chairman Moshiur Rahman, fined the accused Tk 50,000, victim’s family alleged.As the news of the incident spread around, superintendent of police (SP) SM Rashidul Haque ordered officer-in-charge of Sadar police station Mahfuz Alam to visit the spot and record a case.last_img read more

Firefox OS Simulator offers playpen for primetime

first_img(Phys.org)—Mozilla is inviting developers to play around with its experimental Firefox OS Simulator. The Firefox OS Simulator is a Firefox add-on for web developers who would be interested in building apps for Mozilla’s coming mobile Firefox operating system. The simulator will make it easier for developers to stay current with future updates to Firefox OS. Mozilla has talked for a while about a mobile operating system of its own, Firefox OS, and in July this year boasted of growing global industry support behind such an idea of a fully open mobile ecosystem based on HTML5. The advantage was seen by the likes of Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor who were backing the open Firefox OS as an “exciting new entrant” to the smartphone marketplace. Now Mozilla has made a prototype simulator available for developers, though technology bloggers note that it is definitely “early alpha.” No matter what downsides might be attached to an early-alpha experience, the history of Firefox and its historic role in the open source community is always seen as a winning factor for Mozilla, and will be a factor in raising developer interest for working with its mobile OS. This is an open platform. Mozilla’s Andreas Gal, speaking recently at a London event said, “The goal is not to lock people into our services, but to create a level playing field.” Developers will use the web as a basis for apps, capable of building a single app that works on many platforms. Mozilla has said that its OS advantage is in the fact that it would be free from the encumbrances of the rules and restrictions of proprietary platforms.Mozilla’s initial market target will be an optimized platform for entry-level smartphones. Rather than trying to win a race with iOS, Android, or any other mobile system, reports are that Mozilla’s focus will be on an operating system to power the most affordable phones. The first Firefox OS devices are expected to go on sale in 2013. Alcatel and ZTE are the first manufacturers to climb on board. Mozilla unleashes sleek new Firefox Web browser © 2012 Phys.org What’s more, TCL Communication Technology and ZTE announced intentions to manufacture the first devices to feature the new Firefox OS, using Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm. The Firefox OS for mobile devices is built on Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko project” which resolves limitations of web development for mobile computing, in that it allows HTML5 applications to access the capabilities of a phone that otherwise are only available to native applications. Standards-based web technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) are at play here and, as Technology Review commented, “the OS has Web DNA through and through.” More information: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefoxos/ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Firefox OS Simulator offers playpen for primetime (2012, November 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-firefox-os-simulator-playpen-primetime.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

Dr Arup Roy Choudhury pens another book

first_imgDelhi’s  New Moti Bagh book  authored by Dr Arup Roy Choudhury was released by Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs in the national Capital.The book published by Amaryllis, gives an insight into the making of New Moti Bagh which is now a prime residential locality in South Delhi, comprising impressive bungalows  and comfortable flats which retain elements of classical architecture based on Lutyens’ Delhi style.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The book makes an interesting reading with historical perspective of Delhi’s landscape, planning and raising resources for the colony with natural typography and ecosystem.Printed in Coffee Table style the book Delhi’s  New Moti Bagh   takes the reader on a journey from concept of this prestigious colony which has now turned a first preference among civil servants on moving to Delhi for being green, safe and modern.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe project was cleared by cabinet on December 29 and completed during Dr Roy Choudhury’s tenure as CMD, NBCC.Dr Arup Roy Choudhury, a doctorate from IIT-Delhi has illustrious career of over 36 years includes over 14 years as a CEO. In April, 2001 he became the youngest CEO of a central public sector enterprise in India – the National Building Construction Corporation Ltd. (NBCC), at the age of 44 years from year April 2001 to August 2010.  He is credited for turning around  NBCC from a loss making company unable to pay salaries and earmarked for sale, into a ‘Miniratna’ profit-generating unit enabled to pay dividends to the Government. Eventually, NBCC became a ‘Navratna’ company. During his 5 year tenure in NTPC from September 2010 – August 2015,  NTPC became a Maharatna and achieved many prestigious milestones.He was associated with many iconic projects all over India, including the General Pool Residential Accommodation at New Moti Bagh Complex, CBI Headquarters building, Civil Services Officers’ Institute (CSOI), National Media Centre for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in New Delhi and many more in other parts of the country  during his stint in NBCC. He gives credit for the accomplishment to his former bosses from Ministry of Urban Affairs and his team of NBCC. In the acknowledgments author has expressed gratefulness to Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy for encouraging him to write this book.Dr Roy Choudhury’s emphasis on sustainable aspects of housing contains lessons for everyone who is concerned about eco-friendly development. His first book Management by Idiots was published by McGraw-Hill Education India has been very well received.last_img read more

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan

first_imgAmazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan, putting it in direct competition with soon-to-launch streaming rival Netflix.The Amazon Prime delivery service is already in operation in the territory, but to this point it has not distributed its SVOD service there.The video service will launch next month, with Netflix set to roll out on September 2.“As we’ve shown with the launch of Prime Video in the US and around the world, we are investing significantly to bring high-quality, local and popular programming to Prime members, and our customers in Japan should expect the same investment,” said Amazon Japan president Jasper Cheung.“We’ve been offering videos and DVDs in Japan for 15 years — we know the entertainment customers want — and we plan to deliver it with Prime Video, all at no additional cost.”Industry sources have been pointing a Japanese launch for some time, though the announcement is the first concrete evidence.Amazon will likely create local content for Japanese customers, with anime and local drama mooted.The e-commerce giant currently streams programming such as Transparent for Prime customers in the US, the UK and Germany.“We are passionate about making distinct, exclusive entertainment that will become Prime member’s next favorite TV show or movie, and we know Prime members in Japan will love what we introduce just for them,” said Amazon Studios VP Roy Price.Prime currently costs ¥3,900 (US$32.50) per year, which means it will be markedly lower-priced than Netflix, which will be ¥650 per month. Other players in the SVOD market include broadcaster Nippon TV, which acquired the Hulu Japan assets in 2014.last_img read more

Netflix continues to lead the FAANG companies in t

first_imgNetflix continues to lead the FAANG companies in terms of original content, though the Facebook, Apple and Google-owned YouTube platforms are also making “unprecedented strides” in original content production.This is according to new research by Ampere Analysis, which shines a light on both the number of originals that the FAANGs are working on and the genre skews that make up these multi-billion-dollar investment efforts.Netflix is leading on the commissioning front with more than 250 upcoming titles – a figure that will more than double its originals catalogue, according to Ampere.Apple, YouTube and Facebook have 65 upcoming original titles between them, while YouTube has promised it will have 50 originals by the end of 2019.Netflix has been maintaining its focus on comedy and sci-fi commissions – youth-skewing genres that have performed well for the company via shows like Stranger Things, Master of None and BoJack Horseman.Amazon was found to be committing a higher proportion of new commissions to drama titles at 29% of upcoming titles compared to Netflix’s 17%. Apple meanwhile is emulating Amazon and Netflix with sci-fi its top genre for commissions, as seen by shows like its forthcoming reboot of Stephen Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.YouTube and Facebook are upping their volume of scripted content, with YouTube Premium focusing on youth-orientated comedy. Reality content makes up just 6% of their new commissions compared to 32% of their current catalogue, according to the research.Across all the FAANGs, comedy was found to be the most-commissioned genre overall. “With so much new content being produced across a range of subscription services, the FAANG group are under increasing pressure to create content that not only attracts new audiences but also prevents existing consumers from churning,” said Ampere analyst Richard Cooper.“All the major players have been expanding the number of original commissions in the face of an increasingly competitive market. Netflix is set to more than double its originals catalogue, as is Apple.“What’s interesting is the different audience profile that each of the FAANGs appear to be targeting with their originals content, suggesting they’re aiming at different niches within the SVOD market.”last_img read more