ARLINGTON, MA — Janice L. Ferrone (Kadlec), age 78 passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019. She was born June 11, 1940 in Wilmington, Massachusetts to Charles and Edna Kadlec. Janice spent her earlier years as a caregiver to elders and later in life worked at Arlington High School in the cafeteria. She devoted many years to helping others. Janice was a devoted Red Sox fan and enjoyed cheering on the world series teams and her favorite player Big Papi. She was an avid walker and spent many days walking around Arlington and Harvard Square. Janice enjoyed time in the kitchen and cooking for her family and friends.She loved spending time with her family especially her children John Ferrone and his wife Kathleen Ferrone of Woburn, MA, Bryan Ferrone and his wife Karen Ferrone of Auburn NH, Denise Hess and her husband Zackary Hess of Leominster MA, and Paul Ferrone of Leominster MA. She is survived by her brother Robert Kadlec and his wife Connie Kadlec who reside in Florida. Janice is also survived by her grandchildren who lovingly called her “Nana”, Dannielle Ferrone, Ryan and his wife Aileen Ferrone, Ashley Ferrone, Andrea Ferrone, Michael Ferrone, Rebecca Hess, Renee Hess, Christopher Ferrone, and her great grandson Cameron Ferrone. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.The family will greet friends and relatives from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday January 24th followed by a ceremony at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street in Arlington MA.Janice L. (Kadlec) Ferrone(NOTE: The above obituary is from Keefe Funeral Home.)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… RelatedOBITUARY: Beverly (Gaudreau) Silva, 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”
The Narendra Modi government has retaliated with tariffs on 29 American products after the US ended India’s trade concession of about $5.6 billion under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP). The market has been heating up with pressure which followed 290 points fall in the Sensex after the announcement.India will be implementing duties as high as 70 per cent on perishable items like almonds and apples as a response to Washington’s denial to exempt Delhi from the taxes on steel and aluminium imports. Around $543 million worth of U.S almonds were bought by India.ReutersLooking at the rising tensions by the US-India trade relations, many analysts commented on the sudden retaliation. Here’s how some analysts reacted:The Reactions:The Director-General and CEO of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), Ajay Sahi, said that there will be negligible impact on the US by the tariff hike of $400-450 million over a bilateral trade of $142 billion.International Monetary Fund (IMF) showed serious concerns stating that the global economy cannot sustain another trade war as the economic growth is already at a standstill because of the US-China issues. ReutersDeepak Jasani of HDFC Securities told IANS, “Local investors will be worried as to how the US could react to this. However, FIIs will wait for any such move by the US before feeling the Indian market.” He also added that the US farmers will be affected by the tariffs on walnut, almond, and apples, which might trigger a negative response for the Indian market.Mayuresh Joshi of Angel Broking stated his concerns about the retaliation leading to an increase in the number of products in the tariff list. He said that the retaliation might hurt investor sentiments and majorly impact the capital markets. He said, “Investors will get into trouble if the additional tariffs are applied.”India is the world’s third-largest economy but is US’s 13th largest export market. At the same time, the US is India’s largest export market.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 featured Arya Stark killing the Night King and now there are several fans on Reddit who are claiming that this particular scene was copied from an Indian TV show, Aladdin — Naam Toh Suna Hoga. So, what is the truth behind all this?In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 “The Long Night,” we witnessed something which none of us predicted in the past. From the very beginning, we all had assumed that it would be either Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen who will destroy Night King and his army of White Walkers. Things took a different turn altogether when we got to see Arya Stark coming out of the darkness and jumping towards Night King and stabbing him in his guts — by doing that, she eradicated all the Walkers.The above-mentioned scene was beautifully executed by the director Miguel Sapochnik and Maisie William’s expressions as Arya Stark breathed life into it. In that particular scene, we finally understood why in all the previous seasons, we got to see her training to become a fearsome assassin. But is that particular scene copied from an Indian TV show? Well, this is what several viewers are claiming these days.In India, there is this show, Aladdin — Naam Toh Suna Hoga, which featured a scene similar to what we all witnessed in Game of Thrones. The show’s titular hero comes from the darkness, jumps towards a skeleton. The skeleton then chokes him but the hero drops the weapon from one hand and grabs it from the other, and by doing that, he stabs the skeleton and kills it. The scene looks similar to the Game of Thrones scene. So, which one copied which one? Is Game of Thrones copied a special scene from an Indian TV show or vice versa?Check out the clip from Indian TV show which is a direct copy from Game of Thrones season 8: Well, to understand this we should first check when these two shows aired. Game of Thrones season 8 aired in May 2019, while the Aladdin episode aired much later than the GoT one. This basically means that despite all the “copied” label, it was Game of Thrones creators who first thought and executed this particular scene. Not the other way around as several fans are pointing out.One of the Redditor also pointed that “The pirates were a direct copy of POTC, the skeleton dying scene was Thanos snapping his fingers and in the next episode Aladdin will find a magical hammer that happened to look just like Mjolnir!”
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister.The regional president of Ethiopia’s Amhara state and his advisor were killed on Saturday during a coup attempt, in which the country’s army chief was also shot dead. The coup was orchestrated by Ethiopia’s top general, according to a report published with The Guardian. Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser Ezez Wasie were shot on Saturday, said Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ahmara, on national television in the early hours of Sunday. A statement from Abiy’s office did not give details on who was believed responsible for the attack. “The coup attempt in Amhara regional state is against the constitution and is intended to scupper the hard-won peace of the region,” said the statement.Brigadier General Tefera Mamo, the head of Special Forces in Amhara, said on Sunday, “Most of the people who attempted the coup have been arrested, although there are a few still at large.”Gunfire was reported from Addis Asaba, the capital of Amhara, by the US embassy. Violence around Amhara’s main city Bahir Dar was also reported. “The embassy is aware of reports of gunfire in Addis Ababa. The chief of mission personnel are advised to shelter in place,” the embassy said in one of its two alerts.The coup attempt comes a year after a grenade explosion left two people dead at a rally Abiy was addressing. He has been hailed for his efforts to end the iron-fisted rule of his predecessors, since coming to power in April 2018.
Some get back to their families. Some end up alone, in the care of the United States of America.Most but not all of these immigrants were entering the country illegally, according to court testimony. And though it wasn’t the reason they were stopped in the first place, federal authorities say some of the adults bringing kids into the United States are not their parents. Some of the adults, it turns out, were baddies of various kinds.That’s why some of the kids who were separated aren’t being reunited with the adults they came in with. And since they were allowed to come into the country in the first place, many of those children are now wards of the federal government.To date, the minors appear to be victims, put in this situation first by the parents or other adults who brought them to the United States, then by a federal immigration apparatus ill-prepared to send them along their way, whether that’s outside of this country or into a well-defined system for immigrants seeking asylum here.We’ve adopted them, at least temporarily. It’s hard to believe that was the government’s desired outcome for immigration and border security policy.If the idea was that the kids and the adults who brought them shouldn’t be here at all, why not turn them all away at the border and be done with it?If the idea was that these kids should be brought into this country, placed with families, relatives or foster parents and put on a path to citizenship or deported, why would we deport parents while their kids are still in federal custody or care?U.S. immigration policy is so scrambled and politicized, the country can’t get this right from almost any point of view. And instead of examining intentions — sorting out what the congressional and executive branches were trying to do when they put their policies in place — it’s time to examine the results — intentional or not.The result is a big, big mess. And as it turns out, the government’s pictures are worth 1,000 words.Last week’s government art project showed what happened to the 103 infants and toddlers who were supposed to be reunited under a federal court order. The results were discouraging: 57 were reunited by the court-ordered deadline, while 46 were found to be “ineligible for reunification.” In 22 cases, the adults in question were themselves questionable, either because they had criminal histories, were not parents, were accused of child abuse or were themselves ill. The other two dozen had either been deported, jailed for other offenses or were in unknown locations. If they get the same results with the 2,551 kids the government now says are subject to court-ordered relocation, about 1,100 don’t have family reunions in their immediate futures.It’s probably safe to say Congress and the administration didn’t plan for things to come out this way.If we take these kids in, for whatever reason, we have to take care of them. It’s a new version of what was known as the Pottery Barn Rule when George W. Bush was president: You break it, you buy it. In those days, it applied to countries. Now it applies to immigrant families. Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas TribunePablo Ortiz and his 3-year-old Andres, both from Guatemala, walk into the common area of the Annunciation House in El Paso on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Ortiz and his son were separated by ICE in April and were reunited and released late Tuesday night.When did the feds get so fascinated with charts?The government’s latest visual aid is a flow chart showing the decision-making process for reunifying the children separated from adults as they entered the United States from Mexico. It’s really something. It shows three outcomes for separated children, and only one of them gets the kids home.Door #1 sends the kids to reunite with their families.Door #2, labeled “due diligence actions in the interest of the child,” is what happens — temporarily — to kids whose DNA doesn’t match the adults with whom they entered the country, those whose parents are not available or who don’t want to be reunited with their children, and those who fall ill while in the government’s care.Door #3 is marked “child remains in ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] care for placement.” Share
The Kirwan Commission will soon recommend the most sweeping changes in Maryland public K-12 education in decades. The 24-member commission, created by the Maryland General Assembly in 2016 and chaired by former Maryland University System Chancellor Britt Kirwan, is in the midst of a four-city tour across Maryland, that included Baltimore, to talk about the future of public schools.Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) officials and community-based groups like Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, the Baltimore grassroots think tank, both know the stakes are high, especially for students of color and low income students in Baltimore’s underserved schools. But, both sides seem to have different outlooks on how to transform public education in Baltimore.“There are only a small number of public hearings happening throughout the state and this is the only one in the greater Baltimore area. It’s our city and we want to make sure people are informed and given the opportunity to help inform the Commissioners,” said Anne Fullerton, Executive Director of Communications at BCPS.BCPS needs the Kirwan Commission to recommend changes in the state’s educational funding formula to ensure city schools receives an additional $358 million. In a letter to parents, BCPS School Superintendent Sonya Santelises says the funding is needed to “ensure adequate education for Baltimore’s students.”Dayvon Love, director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle said those who know the real needs of Baltimore’s children are not represented at the table sharing solutions to the education gap that has persisted in Baltimore public schools and across the state.“There’s been a professionalization of the education sector where community folks and people who have non-traditional approaches to education that are community based are afterthoughts in terms of curriculum, setting up objectives and goals and policy,” Love told the AFRO.The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (Kirwan Commission) has spent the past year in Annapolis hearing from leaders in the field of education on best practices across the nation and throughout the world. At the Commission’s most recent regular meeting in August Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education and Skills, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) joined the Commission via SKYPE from Paris.That broad, global approach is also part of the problem in developing strategies that will impact change in the African American community, Love said.“Many of the organizations that are closest in proximity to community and many of the organizations that have been very successful in producing high quality students in public schools have been forced out of the process. For the past 20 – 25 years the current stakeholders have done little to move the needle for our children and in our communities in the field of education,” he said.Fullerton said BCPSS has cast a wide net to encourage all sectors of the City Schools family to connect with the Kirwan Commission and sit at the table in the conversation about the future of public education.“We have been communicating very broadly. We have been communicating with the whole city schools community, staff, family members, people who subscribe to receive news from us and partners with our schools over the years that include our community schools’ partners and our social media accounts. We’re attempting to make sure that all members of our community are included in the conversation,” she said.Delegate Adrienne Jones, the first African American speaker pro tem of the Maryland House of Delegates and member of the Legislative Black Caucus, implored African Americans to work with the Kirwan Commission at the remaining regional hearings in Baltimore Oct. 12 and Prince George’s County Oct. 25. “We need to show up and make our voices heard if we want to see the approaches, programs and funding that will positively impact the educational trajectories of African American students for years to come,” said Jones, who is also on the commission.The Kirwan Commission will make final policy and funding recommendations to make Maryland’s K-12 public schools “a top performing system in the world” to the Maryland General Assembly Dec. 20.
Stigma can harm health in many ways. It can discourage people from taking part in healthy behaviors like exercise, which improves health regardless of whether it leads to weight loss, and it can erode mental health. One large study found that perceived weight discrimination is associated with a host of psychiatric disorders, including depression and anxiety, and another found that weight discrimination is associated with a shorter life, even after researchers controlled for body mass index in both cases. Even perceiving yourself as overweight when you aren’t is linked to poorer health down the line. If you’re one of the nearly 40 percent of Americans who are obese, you don’t need anyone to explain the associated stigma; you’ve probably experienced it in some form or another — jokes about your weight, teasing, bullying, employment discrimination (which is legal in 49 states), prejudice and unfair treatment. This kind of stigmatization doesn’t just create hurt feelings, it can harm your health. The research suggests that reducing stigma against obesity could give overweight people a health boost — even if they never shed a single pound. And stigma creates a vicious cycle. People who report experiencing weight stigma are more likely to gain weight in the future and attain a BMI categorized as “obese.” Behavior likely contributes to this trend: When people get stressed out, they tend to soothe themselves with comfort food and are more likely to fail at attempts to self-regulate — meaning that, among other things, they are less likely to stick to a healthful diet. But there is also some evidence that physiological factors contribute to weight gain among people who experience stigma. A. Janet Tomiyama, a psychology professor at UCLA, is studying the relationship between weight stigma and cortisol, a hormone that responds strongly to stress. Cortisol signals the body to store more fat, especially in the abdominal area, and it increases appetite and makes the brain’s reward centers more sensitive in response to treats like sugar and fatty foods. And that’s what makes weight stigma doubly pernicious, she said. In addition to the pain and stress it causes, “experiencing it makes the original condition more exacerbated.” Read the whole story: FiveThirtyEight
Much acclaimed poet and author Keki N Daruwalla launched his new book – ‘Daniell Comes to Judgement: New and Vintage Daruwalla’, a collection of short stories at The India Habitat Centre in the national Capital recently. Most of the stories are written from a woman’s perspective – a woman’s voice, moods and memories – in a span of less than two months. ‘Bars,’ a new story, is a commentary on the strains of intolerance staining the social fabric. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe collection includes stories where fantasy and myth transport one to the pre-language, pre-script era – to amphibious trains and an island of birds. In short, the master storyteller weaves his magic yet again. “I don’t know how the matter of writing from a woman’s voice came to my mind, but in case of some of the stories you can see, if I would have written them in a man’s voice, (the husbands voice for example) it would not have been a short story,” said Daruwalla, who has written over 12 books and had published his first novel ‘For Pepper and Christ’ in 2009. “Keki writes in a reflective way about an India of which he is extremely affectionately disposed towards. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe affection in Keki’s writing is something very particular to him. He likes the people he is writing about and he communicates himself,”said writer and publisher, Ritu Menon, present during the book-launch along with academic, food critic and historian Pushpesh Pant.Keki’s writing is mostly concerned with rural India but in this new book, he concentrated on the urban scenario. When queried about the reason, he said, “Prose writing is all about what you know and what you come across. It is the characters we meet and the kind of situation that you can write on.”
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell116 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515Phone: (202) 225-4071 Lawmaker: Huron Township house fire is perfect example why grant is needed State Rep. Pat Somerville said an idle train that delayed firefighters trying to respond to a blaze in Huron Township Wednesday highlights a problem residents in the 23rd House District have been dealing with for years.“Long delays caused by stopped trains have become an everyday frustration for many of us who live in the Downriver region,” said Rep. Somerville, R-New Boston. “This is not just a matter of inconvenience, it’s an issue of safety and an economic drain on the area. It is completely unacceptable for our first responders to be delayed 20 minutes when lives are on the line.“I’ve been doing everything in my power to help solve the problem. Unfortunately this issue straddles county and federal regulations, making it difficult for state government to intervene.”An effort is underway to build a grade separation at the Allen Road railroad crossing in Woodhaven. The project, which is estimated to cost $32.5 million, is especially important because Allen Road serves as a main thoroughfare for emergency vehicles traveling to Oakwood Southshore Hospital, a Level 2 Trauma Center that services most of the Downriver region.“In 2014, I helped secure $3 million in state funding for the project, and the Wayne County Road Commission has pledged another $9.56 million. More funding is needed, however, and unfortunately the U.S. Department of Transportation has turned down multiple requests for a $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) grant,” Rep. Somerville said. “Earlier this month, I sent another letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation urging him to approve the most recent application from Woodhaven for a TIGER grant in hopes of at least alleviating some of the traffic congestion.“Following the events that took place Wednesday, I can’t help but renew my call for supporting the construction of a grade separation. We need to move forward and provide relief for the residents of Downriver, including the vital first responders who keep our community safe.”Rep. Somerville urges residents to contact Congresswoman Debbie Dingell concerning federal railroad issues, and County Commissioner Joseph Palamara concerning county roads: Categories: News 02May Rep. Somerville renews call for federal grant after idle train delays firefighters Commissioner Joseph Palmara500 Griswold St. 7th FloorDetroit, MI 48226Phone: (313) 224-0880#####
US-based advanced TV advertising specialist BlackArrow has hired Joseph Matarese as its chief technology officer. Matarese was previously vice-president and general manager of the on-demand business unit for Arris Group.BlackArrow has also hired Tricia Iboshi as senior vice-president, client services and Dean McCormick as vice-president, advertising solutions. Iboshi was previously senior vice-president, sales at KIT Digital, while McCormick was co-founder of advertising sales and marketing services company Mix Media.