WILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsNoneInvitations To BidLighting Replacement for Woburn Street and Shawsheen Street School — Deadline: Thursday, August 2, 2018, 11amSingle Point Video Detection (SPVD) Traffic Signal Camera System — Deadline: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.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… RelatedTown’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”
Around 300 leaders and activists of BNP, including its Khulna unit chief, were sued in two districts in connection with violence following the verdict that sentenced party chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case, reports UNB.Police filed two cases there on allegations of violence and obstructing police from discharging their duties and vandalism.In Sylhet, at least 197 leaders and activists of BNP were sued on charge of violence during a demonstration protesting at the imprisonment of party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Sub-inspector Anup Chowdhury on Friday filed the case with Kotwali model police station against 197 people, naming 47 people, said Gausul Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station.Earlier on Thursday, a group of BNP men locked into clash with leaders-activists of Awami League and police when they faced obstruction to bring out a procession in the Sylhet court area, leaving 10 people injured.During the clash, several vehicles, including a pickup van of police were vandalised.In Khulna, around 100 leaders and activists of BNP, including its city unit president Nazrul Islam Manju, were sued on charge of acts of sabotage.However, some 11 people, including city BNP senior vice-president Saharuzzaman Mortaza, who were detained on Thursday, were shown arrested in the case.Sub-inspector Sujit Mistri of sadar police station filed the case naming 28 BNP leaders, including its city unit president Nazrul Islam Manju on allegation of obstructing police from discharging their duties and vandalism, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the police station.Besides, Khulna police in separate drives arrested 33 people, including five leaders and activists of BNP from different areas of the city between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.The arrested persons were produced before the court and it sent them to jail, said Mizanur Rahman, OC of sadar solice station.
View of the damaged caused by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on 12 October 2018. Photo: AFPThe death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to at least 16 on Friday amid fears it would continue to climb as search-and-rescue teams scour the debris of the Florida town that bore the brunt of the monster storm.”Mexico Beach is devastated,” Florida governor Rick Scott said of the town where Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday.”It’s like a bomb went off,” Scott said as he toured the town of 1,000 people on the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s like a war zone.”Rescue teams were using sniffer dogs in Mexico Beach on Friday in a search for victims who may be buried under the rubble in the debris-strewn community.Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), warned that he expected the number of deaths to rise.”I hope we don’t see it climb dramatically but I have reasons to believe we still haven’t got into some of the hardest hit areas,” he said.”What’s happening is search and rescue is trying to get into the rubble to make sure that there’s nobody covered up, trying to assess if there’s additional casualties there,” Long added.Dozens of structures in Mexico Beach — homes, shops and restaurants — were lifted off their foundations by storm surge and 155-mile per hour (250 kph) winds and moved hundreds of feet inland or smashed to bits.”Very few people live to tell what it’s like to experience storm surge,” Long said. “Storm surge causes the most amount of loss of life.”SticksMembers of City Miami Fire Rescue look for victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on 12 October 2018. Photo: AFPState officials said Mexico Beach was under mandatory evacuation orders but some residents decided to stay and try to ride out the storm.”You hope that somehow at the last minute a bunch of people got up and left or went somewhere else,” Florida Senator Marco Rubio told CNN.But judging from the number of homes reduced to “sticks,” he said “my sense is they are going to find more victims.”Bob Tenbrunson, a Mexico Beach retiree, rode out the storm at his daughter’s house in nearby Panama City and returned to survey the damage to his home.”I was going to stay here until it turned to a Cat 4,” he said. “So I followed the mandatory evacuation order and left with my wife.”Luckily we did not get a surge,” Tenbrunson said of his home. “I’ve got two trees on the roof and a couple of holes on the roof. I have been trying to patch it up the best I can.”The rest of Mexico Beach did not fare as well, and most of the beachfront homes, restaurants and stores were obliterated by the storm.”I spent my life savings and retirement to stay here so I can’t sell it now,” Tenbrunson said. “I just have to be hopeful that (the town) will be rebuilt and fixed.”Some residents arrived Friday with vans or moving trucks, hoping to recover as many personal effects from their splintered homes as they could.Others came with nothing — as there was nothing left to save.At least four deaths from the storm have been confirmed in Florida, five in Virginia, one in Georgia and three in North Carolina.US media on Friday quoted authorities in Jackson County, Florida, as reporting three deaths there, bringing Michael’s toll to at least 16.The latest two deaths in North Carolina occurred in McDowell County when a car struck a tree that had fallen across a road, officials said.Hundreds of thousands of people remain without electricity in Florida, Georgia and Virginia, and officials say it could be weeks before power is fully restored.Trump to visitA US flag is seen next to a fire department station damaged by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida on 12 October 2018. Photo: AFPPresident Donald Trump said he planned to visit Florida and Georgia.”People have no idea how hard Hurricane Michael has hit the great state of Georgia,” Trump tweeted. “I will be visiting both Florida and Georgia early next week. We are working very hard on every area and every state that was hit — and we are with you!”Michael was the most intense hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle since record keeping began in 1851.Many of the damaged Florida buildings were not built to withstand a storm above the strength of a Category 3 hurricane on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale.About 5,000 US servicemen were deployed to help with relief and recovery efforts, the Pentagon said, using 100 helicopters and 1,800 high-water vehicles.Tyndall Air Force Base, home to the F-22 stealth fighter, suffered extensive damage, according to aerial photos of the coastal facility.The base was evacuated ahead of the hurricane and the costly fighter planes were flown to other installations out of the path of the storm.
A sample of large subway networks in large urban areas, all displaying a core and branches structure. Fromleft to right and top to bottom: Shanghai, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo, Seoul, Barcelona (Figures from Wikimedia Commons) Journal information: Journal of the Royal Society Interface Subway dust may trigger lung damage 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. The team focused on the fourteen largest cities and their subway systems and found that mathematical equations could describe some of their attributes regardless of how long the subway systems have been in existence. They found for example, that about half of all the stations in any large subway system can be found on the outer branches rather than clustered around the core. They also found that the distance from the center of the city to its farthest station is just about double the diameter of the system’s core; again, regardless of system. And that’s not all. They also found that the number of branches in a subway system is roughly equal to the square root of the number of stations and that twenty percent of stations situated in the core link two or more lines together allowing people to transfer from one to the other.The researchers point out that none of this is planned, at least not in systematic way. City planners, they say, start out with a design that seems optimal for existing conditions then expand when needed. Thus, the systems grow organically in ways that reflect rider needs, which the researchers suggest means that there is likely some underlying fundamental rules that govern ridership and decision-making that is common to all subway systems, regardless of country, geography, climate or density, which results, they say, in a common optimal design.If the underlying rules can be described, the thinking goes, then future planners would be able to skip the intermediate steps that lead to the optimal design, likely saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the process, or perhaps better yet, small adjustments might be made to further optimize the general model which could benefit all such systems throughout the world. Citation: Study shows subway systems develop in remarkably similar ways (2012, May 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-subway-remarkably-similar-ways.html Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org More information: A long-time limit for world subway networks, J. R. Soc. Interface, Published online before print May 16, 2012, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0259 (arXiv pre-print arxiv.org/abs/1105.5294 )AbstractWe study the temporal evolution of the structure of the world’s largest subway networks in an exploratory manner. We show that, remarkably, all these networks converge to a shape that shares similar generic features despite their geographical and economic differences. This limiting shape is made of a core with branches radiating from it. For most of these networks, the average degree of a node (station) within the core has a value of order 2.5 and the proportion of k = 2 nodes in the core is larger than 60 per cent. The number of branches scales roughly as the square root of the number of stations, the current proportion of branches represents about half of the total number of stations, and the average diameter of branches is about twice the average radial extension of the core. Spatial measures such as the number of stations at a given distance to the barycentre display a first regime which grows as r2 followed by another regime with different exponents, and eventually saturates. These results—difficult to interpret in the framework of fractal geometry—confirm and yield a natural explanation in the geometric picture of this core and their branches: the first regime corresponds to a uniform core, while the second regime is controlled by the interstation spacing on branches. The apparent convergence towards a unique network shape in the temporal limit suggests the existence of dominant, universal mechanisms governing the evolution of these structures. (Phys.org) — Visitors to major cities in the world might disagree, but a small group of French and British researchers has found that regardless of city density, structure and other factors, subway systems running in the biggest cites in the world are more alike than not in truly fundamental ways. In their paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the team says that all of the large city subway systems in the world grow in a way that share common features – such as the fact that they all have central cores with a branch topology.
Luxury shopping finds a new pinnacle at The Imperial Boutique. Brimming with homegrown accessories, apparels, coasters, antiques, oils and more – it is now a one-stop shop for the discerning guests at The Imperial, urging them to take home a slice of India while they stay or visit us.Infused with new vibrancy, the boutique has now on display The Imperial memorabilia featuring cushion covers of the restaurants, aprons, pouches, leather and linen handbags, jewellery box and card holders designed by a renowned French designer Cecile Olivieri. The memorabilia is put together to bring forth the momentous elements and the iconic history, the hotel is known for. One can also explore the culture and traditions of India with the premium range of apparels, accessories, collectibles, and coasters from a celebrated Indian designer brandVayu. This goes very well with the essence of The Imperial reflecting India’s golden heritage from the days of the Raj. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSufi, the signature spa oils are also available showing the brand’s commitment to people’s complete wellness. It includes vital ingredients drawn from Ayurvedic knowledge of plants resins and roots that treat the body holistically. They are developed to support our spa therapies and as 75% of all spa treatments are massage based it is essential to use superior quality massage oils that enrich the overall spa experience and offer something exclusive. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe boutique would be showcasing now a hand-picked range of pashmina and cotton shawls, procured originally from Kashmir. Feng shui items like brass and gem-studded Ganesha, sleeping, and blessing Buddha adds to its wide range of luxury products. Prompting the tradition of tea, there is an Indian Splendour range of natural and home-grown teas.”Indian splendor ” has a collection of Indian teas of the highest Indian and international standards, to compete with the very best in the super premium category, worldwide. The collection has a spectrum of eight, 100% pure and natural, high grade, teas from all the major tea growing regions of India. This is turn adds to the Indian-ness which the brand stands for. Vijay Wanchoo, Senior EVP and GM, The Imperial, New Delhi, says, “At The Imperial Boutique, our initiative is to bring forth not only tailored range of products but to present traditions, culture, and ethos of India like no other. We have therefore revived it with some unique Indian brands complementing the range with our signature spa oils, to enhance shopping with us. The Imperial has been known for a distinguished legacy so we have optimized and worked towards creating a value add for both our leisure and corporate travelers through our products. The brands understand global and local cultures and use that deep understanding to enrich the lives of our guests.”
Read MoreDelays expected as two more wide-loads travel through area this week Councillor Charles Booth, Mayor of Congleton, said he was looking forward to the visit. He said: “As Town Mayor I am extremely honoured to be able to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Congleton and to introduce them to some of the many groups and individuals that help to make our town so special. “I very much look forward to showcasing our incredible community, our success in the In Bloom competitions, our fascinating history and our current celebration of 700 years of Mayoralty.” The couple will also be presented with a Congleton Beartown Bear and invited to sign the town’s Visitors Book before leaving. Read MoreNorth Staffordshire star’s latest film is shortlisted for an Oscar David McGifford, Chief Officer at Congleton Town Council said: “We are thrilled to be able to highlight so many wonderful initiatives, charities and individuals on this special day, although we have so many voluntary groups and people carrying out fantastic work that we could have filled the Town Hall two or three times over. “I would like to thank everyone who has helped with the planning of what will be a truly memorable and historic day for Congleton.” The couple last visited North Staffordshire and South Cheshire in November when they came to Stoke-on-Trent. The Sentinel will be in Congleton tomorrow attending the visit and will be bringing you the latest news, photographs and videos as the day unfolds. Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall inspecting the Wedgwood First Day’s Vase at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery during their visit in November 2017. Charles and Camilla will visit the statue of army dog Treo as part of their visit What will Prince Charles and Camilla be doing in Congleton?The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have a busy schedule when they visit the Beartown tomorrow – with a number of events and meet-and-greets lined up, according to Congleton Town Council. The Old Saw Mill: This community hub in Back River Street opened in October 2016 and employs one full-time and four part time staff (assisted by 15 volunteers). During their visit the Prince and Duchess will meet volunteers, people who donated goods and services to build the centre, members of crafts and arts groups who use the centre, volunteers who make Congleton Apple Juice, the Christmas dinner team and the Meals on Wheels team. Treo Statue: Treo was an army working dog who saved lives by finding explosive devices in Afghanistan. The dog, who died in 2015 after retiring in 2010, has a statue in his honour on Lawton Street. Charles and Camilla will visit the statue during their visit – and also meet Treo’s handler Dave Heyhoe as well as the founder of the Memorial fund Steven Ashton, the sculptor Amy Goodman and the Director General of the PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals) who awarded Treo with the Dickin Medal, the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross. Congleton Town Hall: The Royal Couple will meet representatives from over 80 local organisations and groups, which the town council say represent nine aspects of the Congleton Community. These include: Congleton in Bloom and partners, 700 years of Mayoralty and Civic Regalia, LOL foundation, Ruby’s Fund, Eco Schools and the Hydro project, Cultural Congleton and the various theatrical groups, Congleton Trusts and Charities, Businesses in the Community and Groups supporting Young People including the Princes Trust. Six members of the youth orchestra will be performing in the hall and there will be a guard of honour at the entrance consisting of members of the Air Cadets, Army Cadets, Scouts and Guiding Groups. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being warned to expect delays due to a series of road closures tomorrow – as Prince Charles visits a South Cheshire town. The Prince of Wales, along with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will be visiting Congleton as part of a day they are spending in Cheshire. To ensure their safety a number of roads are being closed in the town between 10am and 5pm – with the council hoping to reopen them as soon as possible once the visit is over. The roads that will be closed are: High Street (barriers by Barclays/Nat West – with access from Moody Street to Market Street. Lawton Street to the Junction of Cole Hill Bank Kinsey Street Canal Street – no access onto High Street or Lawton Street but possible to travel through Chapel Street. Parking bays on High Street, at the back of the Town Hall and Lawton Street will also be suspending to prevent cars being parked there when the Royal Entourage visits. The Old Saw Mill on Back River Street will also be closed to the public on Wednesday before reopening on Thursday. In a letter to local business owners Congleton Town Council advised businesses to expect disruption. Read MoreCan you survive a night at this haunted pub? Medium is holding a free paranormal challenge The letter said: “Due to the visit some of the roads within Congleton Town will need to be closed to ensure the safety of Their Royal Highnesses and spectators. “Please can you make your staff/customers aware of these closures and also be aware that you may be held if trying to travel between 10am and 5pm. “If you are located along the route and have deliveries on Wednesday January 24 please can you ensure they are before 10am or after 5pm. “I hope we can all work together to make it an enjoyable and successful day in Congleton.” Whilst in the town Charles and Camilla will visit sites including the Old Saw Mill and the Treo Statue – as well as meeting groups and organisations at Congleton Town Hall.