WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, May 17, 2019:Manager at RMA Fitness on Burlington Avenue reported a construction truck was blocking the entrance, not allowing vehicles to enter or exit. Police responded. Police assisted truck in getting out of a lot. (9:21am)A walk-in party reported a male party made inappropriate comments on a third party’s Facebook page. (10:05am)Fire Department responded to fire alarm at Benevento Sand & Stone on Salem Street. Alarm was caused by burnt toast. (10:17am)A caller reported a goose was struck on Salem Street. Animal Control Officer retrieved goose. (2:26pm)Keolis requested an officer meet the incoming train due to a male passenger threatening the customer. Police responded. Passenger got off the train and will wait for next train. Passenger was given name of company to file a report if he wishes. (2:28pm)Police received report of a suspicious man in the Market Basket parking lot attempting to sell gift cards to customers. Police sent man on his way and contacted store management. (4:40pm)A caller reported an erratic operator traveling north on Main Street. Police spoke with operator at his home. Operator claimed he has food poisoning and will be in for the evening. (6:24pm)An intoxicated woman was reported on the train tracks at Middlesex Avenue and Main Street. Fire Department transported woman. (8:26pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”
A Bangladeshi young man was tortured to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Dabri border area in Thakurgaon’s Haripur upazila early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdur Razzak, 22, son of Abdus Sobhan, a resident of Sarkerbosti in Baliadangi upazila.Nayeb subedar Md Shaheed, company commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Dabri border, said that a patrol team of BSF detained Razzak when he illegally entered in the territory of Indian border area adjacent to sub pillar No 2 and main pillar No 367 of the frontier point early morning.Later, they tortured him, leaving critically injured.He was admitted to Kishanganj Hospital of Dinajpur district in Uttar India where he succumbed to his injuries.BGB held a flag meeting with BSF in this regard, added the BGB official.
Prime minister Sheikh HasinaDescribing Bangladesh as mainly a country of plain land, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underscored the need for the continuation of land recovery and river dredging on a routine basis.She made the remarks when ambassador of the Netherlands Leoni Cuelenaere paid a farewell call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.Prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.The prime minister and the Dutch envoy mainly discussed issues related to the delta plan, women empowerment and Rohingya crisis.About the delta plan, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is a low-lying country and most of the rivers flowing through the country originate from the Himalayas.The capacity of the rivers decrease due to huge silts which they carry from the upstream, she said, adding that dredging is essential to increase their capacity of flowing water.The prime minister put emphasis on making river routes more active to lessen pressure on roads.About the women empowerment, she said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ensured it through keeping women seats reserved in parliament for 15 years, while her government later extended the duration.She also mentioned that 22 female MPs are directly elected in the current parliament.Sheikh Hasina said her government is working to further increase communication network with the neighbours.She observed that the northeastern Indian states can use Chittagong port.At the meeting, the outgoing Ambassador of the Netherlands praised the government’s initiative of river dredging, saying it will help strengthen the economy of Bangladesh.Leoni Cuelenaere said the Netherlands wants to further expedite activities on trade and commerce with Bangladesh and cooperation on the RMG sector in particular.Talking about the Rohingya issue, the Netherlands envoy highly appreciated the government of Sheikh Hasina for showing human gesture by giving shelter and other supports to the Myanmar nationals forcibly displaced from the Rakhine State.Leoni Cuelenaere also expressed her gratitude to the prime minister and her government for extending cooperation in discharging responsibilities in Bangladesh.
(Phys.org)—When an earthquake strikes, damage to buildings such as nuclear power stations can worsen the catastrophe. Researchers from France’s Institut Fresnel and the French division of Menard, a ground-improvement specialist company, have developed an invisibility cloak that could protect buildings during an earthquake by redirecting seismic waves around them. The researchers studied invisibility cloaks that make objects invisible to light waves. These cloaks are made of metamaterials smaller than the wavelength of light. They divert light waves around themselves, so light cannot reach anything hidden inside.While invisibility cloaks are standard fare in science fiction and fantasy, in reality, it is very difficult to create a metamaterial capable of manipulating light waves, which are extremely short and travel very long distances. Seismic waves, however, are longer than light waves and do not travel as far, so developing a seismic metamaterial could be easier.Last year, physicists at Mokpo National Maritime University in South Korea and the Australian National University in Canberra developed a model for a seismic invisibility cloak. The French team, however, was the first to build and test one. The team simulated an earthquake by using a vibraphone to create 50-hertz acoustic waves across a silty clay alluvial basin, up to 200 meters deep, near Grenoble, France. Acoustic sensors measured the waves’ movement.They then created a metamaterial by drilling three rows of holes into the basin. There were 10 holes in each row, spaced 1.73 meters apart. Each hole was about five meters deep and had an average diameter of 320 millimeters. When the French team re-transmitted the 50-hertz waves, energy levels near the source of the waves almost doubled, indicating that the metamaterial was reflecting the waves, which barely made it past the second row of holes. While a seismic metamaterial like this might eventually save lives during an earthquake, engineers and physicists still need to address some important issues. For example, it is impossible to predict the length of an earthquake’s seismic waves. This makes it difficult to determine how far to space the holes in the array. A way to get around this might be to arrange the holes to match the resonance of the building needing protection.There is also a danger that seismic waves reflected off a building could damage nearby buildings. A metamaterial that absorbs, rather than reflects, seismic waves might be a better choice. Copyright 2013 Phys.org All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Phys.org. One size cloaks all 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: How to prevent earthquake damage: make buildings invisible (2013, February 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-earthquake-invisible.html Explore further More information: arxiv.org/abs/1301.7642
X-Men actor Halle Berry is reportedly planning to finalize divorce with husband Olivier Martinez.The Monster’s Ball star sparked the rumours after she was spotted without her wedding ring when stepping out in Los Angeles reported Aceshowbiz.“It seems Halle and Olivier have finally hit the end of the road. They’ve weathered a lot of ups and downs in their relationship – but recently, Olivier has been completely MIA!” a family friend said. “Halle is telling pals she worries that Olivier’s runaway temper could put her kids at risk. They’ve just been delaying the inevitable split,” the insider said.
Playing the augmented reality game Pokemon Go with children may help parents spend more quality time with their family and live a healthier life, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Washington surveyed and interviewed parents who play Pokemon Go with their families.Some parents said the interactive and mobile nature of the game made them feel better about engaging in that type of gameplay, as opposed to more sedentary forms of “screen time.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfMany set limits to prevent kids from becoming so absorbed in the game that they ignored cars or other real-world hazards, as well as responsibilities.Those included setting time constraints, requiring kids to do chores or homework first, shutting down the mobile device if kids did not give it back when asked or parents staying in control of the smartphone while the family played.Yet many parents – particularly moms of boys, fathers of girls and parents of teenaged children – reported spending more quality time with their children as a result of playing Pokemon Go together and talking more than usual, both about the game itself and about other things in their lives. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveParents also appreciated how the game motivated both them and their children to go outside and exercise in ways that were convenient and fit into their lives, as their children displayed new found enthusiasm for walking rather than driving to dinner or playgrounds. For some participants, the game led to walking thousands more steps per day, and one father reported that his 11-year-old daughter had lost 12 pounds.”Location-based augmented reality games are pretty different than sitting in front of a TV or playing a typical video game, so we were interested in the way kids and their parents were sharing those experiences together,” said Kiley Sobel, a doctoral student at University of Washington. In the game, players use a mobile device’s GPS ability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player.”People still don’t really know how to build tech that works well for families, so when this game came out of the blue and really caught on, we wanted to look at what its ingredients for success were,” Sobel said.In follow-up interviews with families who had begun playing Pokemon Go together, almost all parents had safety concerns about the game, from children not paying attention to where they were going to interacting with strangers.To mitigate those concerns, many parents imposed limits or rules on the gameplay, such as only allowing older children to travel a certain distance from the home and requiring younger children to only play on a parent’s device.However, many parents reported net benefits from the overall experience, including having a shared interest with their children, particularly at ages when communication can become tricky.Since the Pokemon franchise was first introduced in 1995, some parents had also grown up with the characters, which heightened their interest in playing the new game.The parents’ prior knowledge about and experience with Pokemon characters often led their kids to view them as valuable “experts” who could teach them.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 By: The Associated Press Tags: Louvre, Paris Share PARIS — Employees at the Louvre in Paris are mulling whether to close the museum for a second day this week over tourist overcrowding.The world’s most visited museum was closed on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourists waiting to see the Mona Lisa.Pierre Zinenberg, a Louvre employee and union representative, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that renovation work around the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece has led to organizational problems and huge queues.He noted that staff numbers have diminished over the past decade even though the number of visitors has risen 20%.Zinenberg said a meeting early Wednesday would decide if Louvre management has addressed the problems or whether the museum would be closed again that day.The museum is closed on Tuesdays. << Previous PostNext Post >> Louvre employees mull closing museum again over overcrowding