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STATE REP RACE Candidate Mike McCoy Discusses His Campaign For State Rep

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Your Tewksbury Today Editor Bill Gilman recently interviewed 19th Middlesex State Representative Candidate Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington).McCoy answers the following questions:What are some of the key things that you’ve been hearing from voters that they’re concerned about?What will you do as a State Representative regarding the overdevelopment of Tewksbury?What should the working relationship be like between the local officials (e.g., Selectmen) and legislative delegation (e.g., State Representative)?What will you do as a State Representative to battle the opioid epidemic?Where do you stand on the location of Into Action Recovery’s sober house in Tewksbury?What is the small business climate like now in Massachusetts? What are some of things moving forward on the state level to help foster small business growth?How will you maintain independence and not be a rubber stamp for Democratic State House leaders?What are you trying to get across to the voters about who Mike McCoy is as a person?How can people learn more about you and your campaign?Listen to the 25-minute interview, courtesy of Your Tewksbury Today, below.——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… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tewksbury Residents Should Vote Mike McCoy For State Rep Because…In “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”last_img read more

Scientists just discovered a new dinosaur with leathery bat wings

first_img Sci-Tech Share your voice 15 Photos Tags This is what would happen if we still had dinosaurscenter_img 0 null To the Batcave! Cheung Chung Tat Holy leathery membranes, Batman! An exquisite, fascinating fossil find in northern China has provided new evidence that some Jurassic dinosaurs developed membranous wings like those seen in modern day bats. A complete analysis of the find is published in the journal Nature on May 8, detailing the new fossil, which researchers have named Ambopteryx longibranchium. The nearly-complete fossil was spotted in 2017, lying in a rock formation dating back 163 million years. Remnants of the creature’s plumage and tissues were well-preserved, allowing researchers to slowly piece together the history and form of the unusual dinosaur.The researchers found soft tissue around the dinosaur’s flanks and across its arms, showing it had folds of leathery skin that would have resembled wings. The fossil also contains a “styliform” — a long bone that extends from the wrist — providing further evidence the membrane likely ran from Ambopteryx’s flank to its fingertips.Measuring approximately 13 inches in length, Ambopteryx would have lived in the trees of the Jurassic period and used its wings to glide through the air, rather than for powered flight. It belongs to a group of dinosaurs known as the scansoriopterygids, which all contain lanky arms, but it’s only the second fossil found in the group to contain the styliform bone.That is significant, because it strengthens the case the first “bat-winged” fossil, located in 2015 from a location only 50 miles away, was indeed a flyer. Dubbed “Yi qi”, the fossil was bizarre enough that it divided paleontologist opinion on whether or not the creature had wings. We know dinosaurs eventually evolved feathery wings and became today’s birds, but besides Yi qi, there wasn’t any prior evidence in the fossil record to suggest this type of non-avian flight.That makes Ambopteryx a powerful find, lending weight to the idea Yi qi did indeed develop a separate method of flight, similar to that of the pterosaurs but different to the line of dinosaurs that would eventually become birds. The membrane may even be present in previously discovered members of the scansoriopterygids, though at present it is believed the other members had more bird-like wings.last_img read more

Team Rocket brings Shadow Pokemon chaos to Pokemon Go

first_imgNiantic added a bunch of new Shadow Pokemon last week: you can now catch Poliwag, Grimer, Muk, Drowzee, Hypno, Cubone, Scyther, Magikarp (which you can evolve into Gyarados), Houndour and Houndoom after beating Team Rocket grunts. Ralts, who just had its own Community Day, will be joining that list soon.Lucky players might get a shiny Ekans and Koffing in the wild, in raids or from an egg. Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime It also replaces the Frustration charged attack with Return, a move exclusive to purified Pokemon. You’ll be able to spot the Shadow and purified ones in your storage because of the dark and bright icons next to them. You also can’t trade Shadow Pokemon with your friends.”Purified Pokemon have been found to be stronger than their normal counterparts due to the gratitude they feel toward the Trainer who saved them,” an in-game announcement said. 13 Photos 5:26 The update also brings Team Rocket-themed “A Troubling Situation” Special Research, which rewards you for completing various tasks. It seems pretty straightforward: Most of the objectives involve beating Rocket Grunts, then catching and purifying the Shadow Pokemon. Completing them nets you XP, Stardust and some rare items.First published July 23 at 3:14 p.m. PT.Updated Aug. 5 at 3:40 a.m. PT: Adds new Shadow Pokemon. Gotta eat ’em all at the Pokemon Cafe Nintendo unveils sleep tracker, Pokemon Go Plus Plus Now playing: Watch this: 0 Post a comment Pokemon Go Pokemon Go Share your voice Pokemon Go finally adds Team Rocket and Shadow Pokemon Pokemon Go-One Piece crossover now live Pokemon Go battles are a whole lot better now Team Rocket brought a bunch of new Shadow Pokemon into battle. Pokemon Go Pokemon Go brought Team Rocket trouble in its latest update, and you can take them on in battle. By defeating them, players catch newly added Shadow Pokemon in the augmented reality (AR) mobile app game. You can battle grunts at some PokeStops, which will appear on your map as black and warped instead of light blue.Shadow Pokemon also have a dark aura, use the attack Frustration and look pretty darn cool. Once you beat a Team Rocket grunt — using the cool, new trainer battle mechanics — and capture the abandoned Pokemon, you can use Stardust and Candy to purify it, which brings it back from the dark side and raises its stats.  Tags Mobile Mobile Apps Gaming Video Games Pokemon Golast_img read more

Microsoft wants Project Scarlett to focus on frame rate and playability

first_img See It The 28 best games on the Xbox One Amazon Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X Microsoft In the console space, generational leaps are traditionally associated with increased visual fidelity. Think about the jump from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube or the original PlayStation to the PlayStation 2.Those leaps have grown increasingly incremental in recent years and, with the upcoming Project Scarlett, Microsoft is focusing on how games play as opposed to how they look. To be specific, Microsoft is concentrating on improving frame rates, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer”I think the area that we really want to focus on next generation is frame rate and playability of the games,” Spencer told CNET sister site GameSpot in a series of exclusive interviews. “Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible.”The idea of “playability” is quite nebulous, but Spencer seems to be referring to the notion of games running as smoothly as high-end PCs and reducing loads times as much as possible. That’s slightly different than the goals of current-gen consoles like the Xbox One X, which was focused on hitting 4K resolutions.”The thing that’s interesting is, this generation, we’ve really focused on 4K visuals and how we bring both movies through 4K Blu-ray and video streaming, and with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation. But playability is probably the bigger focus for us this generation. How fast do [games] load? Do I feel like I can get into the game as fast as possible and while it’s playing? How does it feel? Does this game both look and feel like no other game that I’ve seen? That’s our target.”Another priority for Microsoft: backwards compatibility, or the ability for Project Scarlett to play all your old games.”Making sure that all four generations of content… all run on the next platform is important to us. We want to respect the games that you’ve bought from us.”GameSpot currently has a broad series of articles with Xbox head Phil Spencer talking about the future of games and Microsoft’s role in that future. Check them out here. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice See it Post a comment $319 Microsoft Xbox One X Tags Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Microsoft Nintendo $369 28 Photos Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? Gaming Culture 0last_img read more

Jay Varia stirs up BTown as promising celebrity manager and social media

first_imgJay VariaPR HandoutIn this fairly young but highly persuading business of celebrity endorsement and management, Jay Varia proves his mettle at its best. Born in Jamnagar, Gujarat, Jay bagged his engineering degree in Computers from LRDP Institute of technology.Varia’s experience in online marketing and his sense of growing business through digital marketing skills is tremendous and hence he is definitely a name to pine for when it comes to online marketing growth. It never ceases to amaze someone that the talented Jamnagar boy is now a noted celebrity manager.With an impressive collection of management data’s of 50 plus TV channels, Bollywood celebs, TV stars and celebrated bloggers like Pranitaa Pandit, Roshni Kapoor, Shiny Doshi, Nyraa Banerjee, etc. Jay is becoming a favorite person for the lot. His success story indeed remains in continuation as a proud proprietor of Jay digital Marketing.This year is going to be stacked up exciting for Jay as he is targeting big to hit 250+ celebrity/Brand clients. This successful personality of social media management shares the importance of social media management and swears by his passion for establishing a brand and individual popularity through social media and digital platforms.last_img read more

The Bengal affair

first_imgThe magic of hand-crafted and hand-woven marvels of rural Bengal cast its spell on the connoisseurs of the capital at Banga Utsav 2015, which was held from April 18 to 21 at Dilli Haat.  Heralding the advent of the Bengali New Year or Nabo Barsho, the week-long exposition, organized by the Office of the Resident Commissioner, West Bengal, in collaboration with socio-cultural organization banglanatak dot com, was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Bhaskar Khulbe, Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Atanu Purkayastha, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal, R D Meena, Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of West Bengal and Puneet K Goel, Commissioner, South Delhi Municipal Corporation. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bengali New Year is celebrated on 14 April in the Bangladesh and 15 April in the Indian state of West Bengal by the Bengali people and also by minor Bengali communities in other Indian states, including Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand and Orrisa. Some of the highlights of the exhibition were, the display and sale of ethnic Bengal handloom products, the beautiful Baluchari and hand-printed batik sarees and exquisite handicrafted items such as mats, wooden dolls and masks, embossed leather goods, clay models, dokra craft and terracotta costume jewellery.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPromotion of community-led and managed Rural Craft Hubs are being developed in ten locations across Bengal targeting revitalization of traditional crafts, capacity building, infrastructure, technology and marketing support to craft persons and encouraging diversification efforts to ensure better financial returns for their creations. Presentation of mesmerizing folk music tradition of Bengal were showcased in the evenings of  April 18 and 19, bringing performers of Bhatiyali and Bhawaiya songs at the amphitheatre of Dilli Haat created an ambience of celebration, colour and rhythm.The Office of the Resident Commissioner, West Bengal, organised handicrafts and handloom fairs at Delhi at regular intervals for the last few years with an objective to provide a national platform to rural artisans and weavers from the state. The endevour was a part of that continuing initiative which has received wide acclaim and encouragement from the citizens of Delhi so far.last_img read more

How to Watch Apples iPhone Event

first_img 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. September 12, 2018 Apple on Wednesday is set to unveil new iPhones, an updated Apple Watch and more. PCMag’s Sascha Segan will be there for hands-on time with all the new gadgets, but if you didn’t snag an invite to Cupertino, you can still watch online.The event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET at the Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple’s new headquarters. It will be live streamed via apple.com/apple-events/september-2018, but make sure you have the right setup.Apple recommends watching via Safari on an iOS device running iOS 10+, a Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12+ or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. Or stream to Apple TV via AirPlay with a second-gen+ Apple TV with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS. Other platforms may also work on recent versions of Chrome or Firefox with MSE, H.264 and AAC, Apple says.If you spend all day on Twitter, meanwhile, why not watch the keynote from there? In a first for Apple, the company will stream tomorrow’s event via its usually dormant @Apple Twitter feed:Join us September 12 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the #AppleEvent live on Twitter. Tap ❤️ below and we’ll send you updates on event day. pic.twitter.com/i9mGHTKhvu— Apple (@Apple) September 10, 2018 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more