NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Environmental Analyst II at MassDEPFull-Time Purchasing Analyst III at Osram SylvaniaFull-Time Design & Solution Specialist at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time Buyer at D.B. RobertsFull-Time Inside Sale Support at S.G. TorriceFull-Time Packaging Technician at Stuffed FoodsPart-Time Bus Driver at Windsor Place of WilmingtonFull-Time Head of Communications and Content at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Drain Cleaner at Drains By JamesPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx Warehouse(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)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… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

MercedesBenz AClass plugin hybrid brings electrified power to more people

first_img Post a comment More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 review: More luxurious and techy than ever 13 Photos 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class first drive: ‘The S-Class of SUVs’ earns its title More about 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Enlarge ImagePlug-in power isn’t just for top-tier Mercedes models anymore. Mercedes-Benz Like so many automakers, Mercedes-Benz has a mission to electrify its lineup of vehicles in the near future and future powertrain technology won’t be reserved for just the top end of the spectrum. On Monday, the brand revealed the A-Class plug-in hybrid with a claimed estimated electric range of 40 miles for European markets.Donning the “EQ Power” badge, which denotes any electrified Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the A250e will be available as both a hatchback and sedan. On this side of the Atlantic, we’re only treated to the A-Class sedan, and on that note, it’s unclear whether the company plans to bring the A-Class plug-in to these shores. Considering the brand’s push to electrify more vehicles with mild-hybrid tech, it seems inevitable.As mentioned, Mercedes-Benz said the A250e will go 40 miles purely on electricity, though that figure comes on the notoriously liberal New European Driving Cycle scale. The EPA scale would likely peg the real-world electric driving range around 20 miles. Providing the electric power is an electric-motor generator married to the 1.3-liter inline-4 engine. A 15.6-kWh lithium-ion battery packs the charge. With both the electric motor and engine working in concert, the A250e makes a total of 218 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Power flows through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission to the front wheels only.Mash the throttle and Mercedes-Benz quotes a 0-62 mph time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph. Try the same motions with just the electric power and the top speed falls to 87 mph. After a day of driving, it’ll take just an 1 hour and 45 minutes to charge the A250e on a standard outlet, but thankfully, the plug-in hybrid accepts DC fast charging. Plugged in to a DC fast charger, 80% charge comes in around 25 minutes.Mercedes-Benz touts this plug-in hybrid technology as its smartest yet. The third-gen system includes intelligent packaging to make space for the electrified part of the powertrain. Specifically, the exhaust under the vehicle floor and doesn’t run to the rear. The brand said this helps save a tremendous amount of space in the trunk — a major issue when packaging plug-in hybrid powertrains. For Europe, the system also includes route-based operations. Translation: The car knows when it enters a zero-emission area and will run on electricity only.The A250e was unveiled alongside the B-Class plug-in hybrid and both of them will make up 20 plug-in hybrids offered by 2020. Preview • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan: A class above Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid is packed with smart tech Tagscenter_img 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220: The entry-level luxury sedan… 0 Hybrids Luxury cars Share your voice 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review: Loud and proud, and absolutely divine Mercedes-Benz Review • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 review: Raising the entry-level bar 6:01 Mercedes-Benzlast_img read more

Ekta Kapoor increases stake in Balaji Telefilms

first_imgEkta Kapoor, joint managing director of entertainment content provider Balaji Telefilms Ltd and producer of the company’s television serials, increased her stake in the family firm. She bought about 72,000 shares on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) over two days earlier this month, according to trade details.Kapoor bought 50,000 shares March 2 and 22,125 shares two days later, but the price of the acquisition is not known.The stock closed at Rs 103.25 March 2 and gained to settle at Rs 106.55 March 4.On Wednesday, the stock was trading at Rs 107.25 at around 12.55 p.m., up 0.56 percent from its previous close.Ekta Kapoor held 1,55,62,704 shares, or 23.87 percent of the paid-up equity share capital of Balaji Telefilms as on Dec.31, 2015, according to the company. Other family members who own stakes in the company include her father Jeetendra Kapoor, brother Tusshar Kapoor and mother Shobha Kapoor. Their combined stake was 47.29 percent.Balaji Telefilms had announced last month that it will be raising about Rs 150 crore by issuing 10,720,000 shares to institutional investors Atyant Capital India Fund – I, Vanderbilt University, GHI LTP Ltd, GHI HSP Ltd and GHI ERP Ltd, at a price of Rs 140 per share.The company’s consolidated net profit for the quarter ended Dec.31, 2015 was Rs 6.62 crore as against a net loss of Rs 6.95 crore in the year-ago period.The consolidated net sales from operations stood at Rs 73.15 crore, up 2.19 percent from Rs 71.53 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, the company had said in a regulatory filing to the BSE Feb.5, 2016.Ekta Kapoor is the producer of television shows such as “Naagin,” “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein,” Kumkum Bhagya” and “Kasam…Pyaar Ki.” ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ actress Divyanka Tripathi talks about her new glamorous look on the show [PHOTO]TRP ratings: Naagin remains unbeatable; ‘Saath Nibhaana Saathiya’ beats ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’Other directors of the company include former State Bank of India chairman Arun Kumar Purwar, CA D G Rajan and television industry veteran Sameer Nair.last_img read more

Vijay Mallya resigns from Rajya Sabha

first_imgVijay Mallya on Monday resigned from the membership of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament, according to reports. In a letter from London, where the businessman has been residing after leaving India in the first week of March, he called it quits from being a Rajya Sabha member.”I don’t want my name and reputation to be further dragged in the mud and since recent events suggest that I will not get a fair trial or justice, I am hereby resigning as a member of the Rajya Sabha with immediate effect,” the liquor baron said in his resignation letter, as reported by NDTV.The Parliamentary Ethics Committee was scheduled to meet on Tuesday and was likely to expel the MP from the upper house.An MP for 10 years, Mallya had claimed that there was no change in his net assets during his entire political stint, the Hindustan Times reported.In his first interview to the media since leaving India, the businessman revealed on April 29 that he has no plans to leave the United Kingdom and that he was “in a forced exile.”On April 28, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) had written to the high commission of the UK in New Delhi requesting his deportation. Earlier the MEA revoked Mallya’s passport and a Mumbai court issued a non-bailable warrant against him after he failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate to join the probe in money-laundering case.Mallya, who first made his foray into politics in early 2000s, was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2002 as an independent member from his home state of Karnataka with the support of the Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular). In 2010, he was re-elected for a second term, this time with the backing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the JD(S). His term comes to an end in July 2016.A consortium of 17 lender banks have taken Mallya to the courts for defaulting on loans to the tune of Rs. 7,000 crore with regard to his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines alone. His other concerns owe another Rs. 2,000 crore to the banks.last_img read more

PM to start election campaign soon

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister and Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina will begin her party’s election campaign on 30 January, almost a year ahead of the upcoming national parliamentary polls.She will visit Barisal on 8 February and then other divisional cities as part of her polls campaign tour, party leaders said.Premier Hasina will then start touring the administrative districts, in view of their importance for the AL during the parliamentary elections.Other central AL leaders will in the meantime start their countrywide campaign from 26 January, they said. A total of 15 separate teams have been formed for these tours.A office has been set up in the city’s Dhanmondi to manage election strategies, monitoring and organisational activities.In the past, Hasina had always begun her election campaign after the election schedule was announced. She used to start or end her campaign by visiting the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (RH).According to senior AL leaders, this is a ‘pre-election campaign’. The premier will have several more tours after the polls schedule is announced, sources in the party said.The premier, while addressing the nation to mark the completion of her government’s four years at the helm, spoke on when and how the next elections will take place.In her 12 January address to the nation, Hasina expressed her optimism that all the parties registered with the election commission (EC) would join the elections to be held under her government.Hasina’s speech has heated up the election-oriented political activities in the country. Things are likely to heat up further with the divisional and district wise election campaign of the prime minister and other AL leaders, observers say.AL leaders think there is no chance of repeating the 5 January 2014 election as BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is determined to participate in the next elections.The AL leaders also feel that early campaigning is needed to control the situation to address any grudges among the people as the government has stayed in power for two continuous terms. The party’s internal conflicts with more than one candidate vying for nomination in most of the seats is also an issue, party leaders admitted.AL presidium member Abdur Razzak told Prothom Alo that there is no other option than campaigning. The Awami League will definitely win if the people are apprised of the development works of the government, he added. He said that the party will be much stronger after prime minister and the party committees complete their respected tours.City corporation, national polls both in sightThe Awami League and government sources said along with visiting the shrine and holding political rallies, the prime minster during her Sylhet tour will inaugurate and lay the foundation of several development projects. All her official visits outside of Dhaka will include political rallies.Reliable AL sources said the divisional tours are being carried out with the national and city corporation elections in view. The city corporation elections in five cities – Gazipur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet and Barisal – are expected to be held in March-April.According to the local government election rules, the prime minister, ministers, and member of the parliament, cannot participate in any election campaign.That is why the ruling party chief is expected to complete her divisional tour before the election schedule is announced.BNP candidates won in all  these five city corporation elections in 2013.15 teams of central leadersEach of the 15 teams of the central leaders comprises six to 16 members. These teams will hold rallies and meetings from upazila to district level till the announcement of the national election schedule. The party has 76 organisational districts across the country, distributed among these teams.AL presidium member Faruk Khan said the committees will hold meetings to explain to the people the merits of electing Awami AL candidates. The committees will also make people understand the demerits of electing the BNP-Jamaat alliance candidates and the loss they have done to the country, he added.A central AL leader, on condition of anonymity, said party chief Sheikh Hasina has asked the party leaders to highlight two factors. Firstly, the development done by the government and secondly, the violence allegedly committed by BNP-Jamaat men and the graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her family.The publication section of the party has been instructed to publish booklets on a large scale on the development works done by the government and also highlighting the negative activities of the BNP.Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan) secretary Bodiul Alam said it is the AL’s political right to show the government’s development and to promote the negative activity of the opposition. But, he said, there is also the question as to whether the other parties are getting the same right or not as the opposition is not allowed to hold any programme and is attacked in the streets.According to him, there should be level-playing field for everyone.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Saimul Huda.last_img read more

Long tailback on DhakaTangail highway

first_imgVehicles are moving slowly on Dhaka-Tangail highway. There is a huge tailback. Kamonashis Shekhor takes this photo from Elenga bus stand area of Kalihati in Tangail.Thousands of home-bound people have been stuck on both ends of Bangabandhu Bridge on Dhaka-Tangail highway due to a 10-kilometre tailback in the district.The tailback began forming on the highway on Monday night for excessive pressure of northern-region-bound vehicles.The toll collection was disrupted sometimes as the traffic congestion reached close to the toll plaza office of the bridge, officials said.Tangail traffic inspector Eshraj Hossain said the tailback from Hatikumrul intersection in Sirajganj in the west of the bridge reached to the east of the bridge on Tuesday. And so, the bridge authorities suspended collection of toll at times, he added. Rangpur-bound bus passenger Abul Hossain said that he reached Bangabandhu bridge from Dhaka in 10 hours, and is stuck in the congestion near the bridge.last_img read more

Teachers Report Stressed Anxious Students In The Age Of Trump

first_imgThis past spring, a history teacher in North Carolina was giving a lesson about Christopher Columbus. He covered how Columbus and his men enslaved and otherwise mistreated the native people of the island of Hispaniola.One white student piped up: “Well, that’s what needed to happen. They were just dumb people anyways like they are today. That was the purpose, that’s why we need a wall.”Multiple students agreed. An argument ensued. After class, two Latina students came up to the teacher and said: “He doesn’t need to be saying stuff like that in class. We are worried for our well-being. We’re worried about things not going good for us.”The anonymous anecdote was collected as part of a new UCLA survey. In it, teachers report that in the current political climate, some of their students fear for themselves and their families. Others reported that students seem more “emboldened” to express racist and derogatory views.Even as the first lady spent time this week touring schools to promote caring and inclusion, many are ready to chalk up a new incivility in schools to the Age of Trump.Previous surveys we’ve reported on, including one from the Southern Poverty Law Center, also found increases in school bullying related to overheated political rhetoric.The UCLA survey, unlike those, relies on a nationally representative sample: 1,535 teachers at schools whose demographics reflect those of U.S. schools as a whole, rather than pulling from self-selecting volunteers. Also, the survey was conducted after President Trump took office. Along with the survey, researchers at the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Accessconducted 35 follow-up interviews by phone.Here are some of the key findings:79 percent of teachers reported that students have expressed concerns for their well-being or the well-being of their families because of what is in the news. Most commonly mentioned was immigration, but the list also included the much-publicized travel ban, restrictions on LGBTQ rights, threats to the Affordable Care Act and threats to the environment.51 percent of teachers reported more students experiencing “high levels of stress and anxiety.”44 percent of teachers reported that students’ concerns were affecting learning. In interviews, they spoke about students who seemed stressed, distracted and who were contributing less to class discussion for fear of drawing attention to themselves.41 percent of teachers reported that students were more likely than in previous years to introduce unfounded claims in class discussions, such as from Facebook or talk radio.27 percent of teachers reported an increase in students making derogatory remarks about other groups during class discussions. This included sexist as well as racist and anti-Muslim comments.20 percent of teachers reported heightened polarization on campus and incivility in their classrooms.These last two figures were higher for teachers at predominantly white schools, says John Rogers, lead author of the report and a professor at UCLA’s graduate school of education. He noted that teachers in eight states used the word “emboldened” to describe some white students’ increasingly racist and offensive behavior.The report is not comprehensive, and there’s no easy way to compare its results with those during any previous administration. But it speaks to an ongoing national discussion about civil discourse and civic engagement inside and outside the classroom.White nationalists like Richard Spencer are coming to college campuses purporting to embody free speech, even as their supporters commit violence.Former President George W. Bush, and retiring Repubican Sen. Jeff Flake, each in a recent speech drew a line between the rhetoric that flies on Twitter and television, and what students in school are learning about the bounds of acceptability.“Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children,” Bush said. “The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them.”“It is often said that children are watching. Well, they are,” said Flake.Ron Avi Astor, who researches school climate at the University of Southern California, follows Rogers’ work closely. He cautions that teachers may have a “really different” view of what is going on in their schools than students do.A high school teacher, for example, may have 200 students in the course of a day, Astor explains. And if she sees problems happening with one or two of them, that doesn’t necessarily generalize to every student in a school.However, he says the results of this survey conform with what he has been seeing in the field and hearing from administrators and teachers.Astor says he has seen schools in Los Angeles, where he lives and does research, taking steps to protect students who are worried about immigration crackdowns.“You don’t need a big study to know that kids turn on the TV and they see and hear the nastiness that’s going on,” he says.UCLA’s Rogers says the survey suggests that the political climate may be chilling classroom debate. “Teachers said they avoided talking about topics they otherwise would discuss, or had lessons that were more controlling and less engaging than in the past.”One teacher said, “I’d been trained to bring all different student perspectives into the discussion, but I don’t quite know what to do when it creates a threat for other students or undermines a sense of community in my classroom.”Teachers told the UCLA researchers that they wanted more professional development and more leadership from their administrators on how to balance these concerns. “It would be troubling,” says Rogers, “if the lesson was that schools need to back away from civic and political life.” Sharelast_img read more

Republicans Continue to Deny DC Liberation

first_imgDel. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) advocates for the District in the U.S. House of Representatives.House Republicans turned back a local effort to loosen federal control over the District’s budget on May 25. Lawmakers voted 240 to 179 to approve H.R. 5233, a bill that stipulates that the District does not have the authority to enact changes to the appropriation and budgetary process of the District government.The hotly debated measure, which now heads to the Senate, would repeal a 2012 District-passed measure called the Local Budget Autonomy Act (LBAA) that reaffirms the city’s authority to pass a budget for its local funds without a Congressional appropriation. The act would allow a city budget to take effect 30 days after its passage, if Congress fails to approve a joint resolution declaring the budget void.House Republicans said the District act violates the 1973 Home Rule Act as well as the core intent of the U.S. Constitution. “If the bill is implemented, it would allow the District government to appropriate money without the need for any federal action,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said the GOP bill was an effort to stop the District from using local funds for abortions. He accused the city government of running fast and loose with the Constitution. “However, in keeping with Congress’s authority as the supreme legislative body for the District, the way that that money is spent is still subject to congressional approval,” he said.Local area Democrats in Congress protested the Republican effort to overturn the rights of taxpaying D.C. residents, suggesting that city voters should have the same rights to govern spending as those taxpayers living in states with populations smaller than the District. Supporters of the bill say it will mean the city has lower borrowing costs, more accurate revenue and expenditure forecasts, and improved agency operations. Perhaps, most importantly, it will remove the threat that federal government shutdowns can also shut down the District government.In March, a D.C. Superior Court Justice sided with city officials, agreeing that D.C. had the right to control local funds. The effort to control local spending without Congressional oversight is part of a larger effort to win statehood for the city.D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke in favor of local autonomy and against the GOP legislation, which they said would harm the city’s finances. “This bill manages to be unprincipled and impractical at the same time,” Norton said during a floor debate. “It is profoundly undemocratic for any member of Congress in the 21st century to declare that he has authority over any other jurisdiction except his own.”last_img read more