UPDATED Good Samaritans Help Save Mackey Lake Plane Crash Survivor

first_imgCES Chief Roy Browning: “CES crews responded around 11am, and CES activated their dive team for response and put Nikiski dive team on standby. Nearby residents on the lake reported that the plane was sinking as crews were in route.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The pilot and sole occupant of a plane that crashed Tuesday into Mackey Lake, in Soldotna, survived with “minimal injuries” according to Central Emergency Services. A nearby good samaritan rode his boat out to the downed plane to assist the pilot. The Alaska State Troopers also responded to the scene, and it was confirmed that there was only one occupant onboard the plane at the time of the crash. According to Browning the plane was a Maule MX-7. The investigation into the cause of the crash has now been handed over to the troopers. The initial call to CES was that a plane had overturned upon landing in Mackey Lake. Browning: “Upon arrival by CES crews the pilot was able to get out of the plane with the assistance of local residents as they responded by kayak and were able to get him to shore to our ambulance crews.” last_img read more

Late to Augmented Reality Party Esquire Delivers Solid 3D Package

first_imgBut while Esquire was first (or near first) with its other “innovations,” it’s late in delivering augmented reality in magazines. In June, Bonnier’s Popular Science utilized augmented reality firm Metaio’s Web application software to create an interactive image (provided by General Electric) featuring wind turbines when readers held up the cover of its July issue to their computer cameras. Time Inc.’s InStyle magazine used augmented reality to make some advertisements in its December holiday gift guide issue three dimensional. Last month, publisher Future US also utilized the technology for the December issues of Official Xbox Magazine and Playstation: The Official Magazine featured an advertising campaign that generated an interactive 3-D war scene.Instead of kicking open the AR door for magazines, Esquire has simply contributed to a “rising trend.” Or has it? To be fair, I haven’t seen the magazine in my hands yet, but it looks like Esquire has in fact delivered a superior AR experience, compared to those we’ve already seen. Check out editor-in-chief David Granger’s video introduction to the issue below.Aside from who’s first and who’s not, perhaps the better question is whether utilizing AR is true “innovation” or all gimmick. What’s the real value for print magazines? In terms of innovation in the print medium, Hearst’s Esquire magazine has been a pioneer on a number of fronts in recent months. Last year, it partnered with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based E Ink to produce an electronic “paper” display for the magazine’s 75th anniversary October issue. Then in February, Esquire produced a cover “window” that opened to a mini table of contents and featured an advertisement on the back flap. Its May “How to Be a Man” issue featured perforated covers that act like a flip book, allowing readers to make 27 combinations of the facial features of Barack Obama, George Clooney and Justin Timberlake.Now, the magazine is tapping augmented reality technology to take innovation into the digital realm.  Throughout the December issue (which hits newsstands November 17) are coded markers that, when readers/users hold up to their computer’s Webcam, trigger interactive video “experiences” to appear on their screens. Four articles and the cover are equipped with the AR functionality. For example, when a user holds the cover to their Webcam, cover feature/actor Robert Downey Jr. appears on their screen, talks about the issue, sings and shows a clip of his upcoming film, Sherlock Holmes. Car maker Lexus is the issue’s exclusive advertiser for the AR technology, with an ad that’s AR-enabled.last_img read more

SELECTMEN RACE Fasulo Responds To LifeLong Residency Question Criticizes The Patch

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a statement from Selectman candidate Rob Fasulo in response to a recent Wilmington Patch’s article questioning Fasulo’s “life-long residency” status. The Patch reported that Fasulo and his wife purchased a home in Tewksbury in February 2005 and bought their current Wilmington home in December 2012.Rob Fasulo’s StatementIt’s really unfortunate that I have to respond to an allegation from Dave Copeland of Wilmington Patch regarding his article on Thursday.I realize Patch is not a real news organization per se as they would have contacted me for comment before writing the article, not wait for a rebuttal after. Patch has not reached out for comment as they reported.Mr. Copeland, the definition of “resident” is “somebody that dwells permanently or a considerable amount of time somewhere”The facts of the time period are that I did own property in Tewksbury, however, it was never intentional that I would make it a permanent place of residence. Not that it’s anybody’s business, but after my wedding my wife and I had to live in separate houses because we could not find a home in Wilmington. During the time that my wife and I owned the property in Tewksbury, I maintained my legal residency in Wilmington as I continued to pay excise tax on my vehicle here, as well as received my mail here, paid my bills from here, and had my driver’s license and professional certifications maintained here. I continued to vote in Wilmington and a majority of my belongings were here the whole time. Even my dogs license was here. Tewksbury was never intended to be a long-term situation for me and it wasn’t.My quote Mr. Copeland questions is my “40 plus year residency”. While I will argue that my residency has not changed, if you would like to remove the six years of property ownership in another town, that still equates to 37 years in Wilmington. Is this how petty we will become during this election?As far as Mr. Copeland’s claim that I “worked with Tewksbury Selectmen” to start the Tewksbury Farmers Market is a blatant lie. We were simply one of the first vendors to commit to the Tewksbury Farmers Market. The quoted article also claimed I was a Tewksbury resident, I did not say that the author of the article did, yet Copeland quotes me.You’re going to write an article smearing my good name over at most 3 years if we used whatever definition of “resident” that you used when justifying this article? When a soldier goes away to war do they give up his or her residency when they lay their head down in a foreign land? How about when a child who goes away for school? I can document my residency in Wilmington, you cannot document your claim of my residency in Tewksbury. That is the only fact in this story.I know the politics in Wilmington can get dirty, but I did not see this one coming and for the record the Patch did not contact me for comment on this story. My wife contacted me at work and told me that it was out there. The lack of accomplishments by the establishment are not there so false stories will now be resorted to. This story is nothing more than an attempt by Mr. Copeland to influence an election.To end, Mr. Copeland you crossed the line that should not be crossed by bringing my wife, mother and father into this story, I believe you owe them a very public apology.Wilmington Apple Was Waiting For Comment…Wilmington Apple received an email from a reader on Wednesday night, suggesting Fasulo’s “life-long residency” claim be scrutinized. The reader provided the deeds of Fasulo’s current Wilmington property and former Tewksbury property, plus information from the Wilmington voters list.Wilmington Apple was able to confirm the veracity of the documents on Thursday morning.Before Wilmington Apple reached out to the Fasulo campaign for comment, the Wilmington Patch, which appears to have received the same email, published its story on Thursday morning, without comment from the Fasulo campaign. The Wilmington Patch later published a second article with Fasulo’s response.Wilmington Apple reached to out to the Fasulo campaign for comment on Thursday afternoon, and was later directed to the candidate’s statement on his Facebook page, which is published above.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… RelatedSELECTMEN DEBATE RECAP: Bendel, Caira, Fasulo, Maselli & Sullivan Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Endorses Rob Fasulo For SelectmanIn “Letter To The Editor”SELECTMEN RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Government”last_img read more

The story behind the Crazy Rich Asians Black Panther viral cast photo

first_imgThe Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther viral joint cast photo was made possible by Harry Shum Jr. Steven Lam When the casts of Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther posed together for a photo at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, the shot immediately went viral. The picture — which includes Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu and Harry Shum Jr., as well as Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o — lit up the internet with delight.Turns out the moment was made possible by Shum, who just wanted to show his appreciation for the Black Panther ensemble, which won best cast in a motion picture at the awards ceremony.”I remember going to some [Crazy Rich Asians] cast members and saying, ‘Yo, let’s go say congratulations to the Black Panther cast,'” Shum said in an interview. “And then that happened.” “It was just this thing that started. People saw us mingling, and it was like, this is a perfect example of what Hollywood should be like, what it needs to do,” he continued. “It’s not just about your own community. How do you reach out with the community in mind, and collaborate or just support?”Shum spoke at a reception Thursday evening in Los Angeles for the Gold House A100, a list that honors Asians and Asian Americans in tech, entertainment and business. The list, announced earlier this month, includes several Crazy Rich Asians stars, including Shum, Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina and director Jon M. Chu. On Friday, Gold House also gave Chu its inaugural A1 award for the “single most impactful Asian of the year.”Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther were two of last year’s cultural milestones. The two films represented a push in Hollywood to tell more diverse stories and get more people of color on screen and behind the camera. Both movies were critical and commercial successes, and proved that movies with predominantly nonwhite casts could do well at the box office. 2:02 0 Now playing: Watch this: 2019 movies to geek out over Share your voice Danai Gurira, woman of actioncenter_img For Shum, the joint cast photo was an encapsulation of that push for representation. “It’s just a celebration of being there at this award show when so many faces have been erased or have been invisible,” he said. “And just to be there and see [the Black Panther cast] holding those trophies, it’s special.”Outside of entertainment, other heavy hitters honored by Gold House include Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Momofuku chef David Chang and Toronto Raptors point guard Jeremy Lin.Gold House also tries to ensure the success of projects driven by Asian people. A campaign by the group called #GoldOpen aims to buoy opening weekends by urging donors to buy out movie theaters and snap up tickets in bulk. The group made a big push around Crazy Rich Asians last year, which has grossed almost $240 million at the box office to date, and is the top grossing romantic comedy in 10 years. Tags 77 Photos Post a comment Culture Black Pantherlast_img read more

Parvin killed trying to save husband from mosque shooting

first_imgHosne Ara ParvinDesperately looking for her physically-challenged husband, she started rushing to the male section of the mosque from the female one as soon as the attacker started shooting worshippers indiscriminately.However, she was shot before reaching her husband and died instantly.According to UNB, Hosne Ara Parvin, 42, who along with 48 other people was killed in the deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch of New Zealand, laid down her life while trying to protect her husband Farid Uddin who is unable to move on his own, said her family members in Sylhet.Apart from Parvin, there are two other Bangladeshis among those killed in the terror attacks. They are Lincoln University teacher Abdus Samad and his wife Kishowara. The couple along with their two children had been living in New Zealand for the last five years.Samad, from Madhur Hailla village in Nageswari upazila of Kurigram, was a teacher of Bangladesh Agricultural University. Taking early retirement, he went to New Zealand five years back.Quoting relatives living in New Zealand, Parvin’s elder sister Raushon Ara Begum said Parvin taking her husband on a wheelchair had gone to the mosque to offer Jum’a prayers around 15 minutes before the mass shootings began around 1:45pm, local time.After dropping Farid at the male section of the mosque, she went to the female section.Parvin, from Jangalhata village of Golapganj upazila in Sylhet, rushed off the female section as soon as she heard the sounds of shootings in a desperate bid to protect her husband. However, she was shot by the attacker and died on the spot.A pall of gloom descended on the village following the death of the Bangladeshi woman in the shootings.Meanwhile, Farid of Chakgram village in Biswanath upazila of the district escaped the attack as some devotees took him out of the mosque. He is now staying with his relatives in Christchurch, Raushon Ara said.Officer-in-charge of Golapganj police station AKM Fazlul Haque Shibli said they visited Parvin’s house and talked to her relatives.last_img read more

Congo opposition leader denied opportunity to contest polls

first_imgCongolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba of the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC) addresses a news conference in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 August 2018. — ReutersThe election commission of Democratic Republic of Congo has excluded opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba and three former prime ministers from the list of approved candidates for December’s presidential election, which was published on Friday.Bemba, a former warlord who earlier in August returned to the Congolese capital Kinshasa to submit his candidacy for president after a decade in prison in The Hague for war crimes, had been seen as one of the frontrunners in the race to succeed incumbent Joseph Kabila.The commission said a separate International Criminal Court conviction for witness tampering was the reason for Bemba’s exclusion from the list.Bemba was acquitted on appeal at the International Criminal Court of war crimes and crimes against humanity for murder, rape and pillage committed by fighters he sent to Central African Republic in 2002 but his witness tampering conviction stands.Opposition parties condemned the election commission’s decision, which can be appealed before the final list is published in September.“Once again the current regime is showing its determination to suppress the electoral process,” they said in a joint statement before the commission published the list.Last month, Bemba placed third in a rare public opinion poll on the likely outcome of the election, winning 17 per cent support.He is popular in western Congo, including the capital Kinshasa, and his exclusion could trigger a violent reaction by his supporters. Street battles between militiamen loyal to Bemba and state forces broke out in Kinshasha after he lost the 2006 election to Kabila.After years of speculation over his intentions, Kabila consented earlier in August to obey the two-term limit imposed by the Central African country’s constitution by not entering his name for the poll set for 23 December.As a parting shot, he picked a former interior minister, who has been placed under EU sanctions, to stand instead.His choice of a die-hard loyalist suggested that the president, who came to power after his father’s assassination in 2001, intends to remain closely involved in national politics. He will be eligible to run again in 2023.Former prime ministers Adolphe Muzito, Antoine Gizenga and Samy Badibanga were also among the six candidates excluded from the commission’s list.last_img read more

Air Canada to expand North Carolina service adds new blockchain tech

first_img Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Share Air Canada to expand North Carolina service, adds new blockchain tech Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Air Canada, North Carolina Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Air Canada is ramping up its services to North Carolina with the launch of daily flights from Montreal and the deployment of larger aircraft.Starting June 3, 2019, the airline will offer a new nonstop daily flight between Montreal and Raleigh onboard a 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).Plus, beginning May 1, 2019 from Toronto, three-times daily flights to Raleigh and twice-daily service to Charlotte will be upgraded to a 76-seat, Embraer E175 aircraft from a CRJ. According to Air Canada, this is being done to increase capacity on these routes and introduce Business Class service.“The new Montreal-Raleigh service will be the only nonstop flight between these cities, while customers travelling between Toronto and Raleigh and Charlotte will now have the option of Business Class, offering an upgraded flying experience,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning. “While always a popular leisure destination, North Carolina is also experiencing strong economic growth and Air Canada is making it more convenient and comfortable for customers to travel between Canada and the state.”More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaIn other Air Canada news, the airline has signed a letter of intent to participate in a blockchain-based, decentralized open-source travel distribution platform by Swiss startup Winding Tree.The complexity of the current travel distribution landscape can deter new entrants and innovation in the distribution and sale of air travel products, says the airline. Winding Tree intends to address this complexity by developing a decentralized, open-source platform for travel distribution to provide greater access to inventory directly from suppliers.Air Canada is the first North American carrier to work with Winding Tree’s public blockchain platform.“As Canada’s largest airline, and a global leader in innovative airline distribution solutions, Air Canada recognizes the importance of leveraging this next generation technology,” said Keith Wallis, Director of Global Product Distribution for Air Canada. “We plan to integrate Air Canada’s Direct Connect API with Winding Tree’s public blockchain platform, giving blockchain-savvy users the ability to access our content directly from the source.”More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAsked if and how the new technology will impact travel agents, Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick said: “At this point we are working with Winding Tree to explore the development of a blockchain-based platform so it is a bit premature to get into details. However, we do see this as potentially being beneficial to travel agents who adopt blockchain, giving them another avenue to access our inventory.”last_img read more

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

first_img Share Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash By: The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday.The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The action comes after the passenger and the pilot of a Beaver floatplane operated by Taquan Air were killed when the single-engine aircraft crashed in Metlakatla Harbor on Monday afternoon during a 35-kilometre commuter flight from Ketchikan.Witnesses reported to federal investigators that one of the two floats on the plane dug into the water during landing, causing the right wing to hit the water and then the aircraft to cartwheel several times, according to Clint Johnson, chief of the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska. The wing broke off and is missing.Johnson said witnesses also reported the Beaver floatplane landed upside down and became submerged in water. An NTSB investigator arrived at Metlakatla late Tuesday morning, he said.In a statement, Taquan Air confirmed it suspended all operations. The company said it “was reeling” from not only Monday’s crash, but a midair collision last week involving another Taquan plane that killed six.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“It’s been a really heavy and heartbreaking time for us,” the company wrote. “Our priority has been our passengers and their families and our internal staff, and pilots.”The passenger was identified by her employer and relatives in California as Sarah Luna. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium said in a statement that Luna joined the group nearly a year ago as a senior epidemiologist in the liver disease and hepatitis program. Luna, 32, had flown to Metlakatla to provide health services to the community.Metlakatla Police Chief Bruce Janes identified the pilot as 51-year-old Ron Rash of Harrisburg, PA.The crash occurred in light winds and 16-kilometre visibility, Johnson said. The plane also was carrying a load of cargo and was supposed to also pick up other passengers after landing.Johnson said it was “way too early” to determine a cause. He anticipates the preliminary report into the crash to be released by the end of the week.Monday’s crash followed the May 13 midair collision of a Taquan Air Otter floatplane with another floatplane. Six people died in that crash and another 10 people were injured. Both planes were carrying sightseeing cruise ship passengers.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsJohnson said the NTSB is investigating both crashes as separate cases.Last summer, all 11 on board another Taquan Air flight survived when the 72-year-old pilot confused snow on a mountain with a body of water and crashed on a rocky mountainside on Prince of Wales Island near the southern tip of the Alaska Peninsula.A pilot and eight cruise ship passengers died June 25, 2015, when a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter operated by Promech Air Inc. crashed into mountainous terrain about 38 kilometres from Ketchikan, also as it was returning from Misty Fjords.The NTSB later determined that pilot error, the company’s culture and lack of a formal safety program were among the causes of that crash. Taquan Air purchased the assets of Promech in 2016, and currently employs three pilots who worked for Promech, a company spokeswoman said last week. Tags: Alaska, Floatplane Wednesday, May 22, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Survey Puts Spotlight on Needs of Millenial Homebuyers

first_img With more and more of the Millenial generation entering the housing market each day, the “”National Association of Realtors””:http://www.realtor.org/ (NAR) took a look at their browsing and purchasing habits to determine how their presence will affect the industry.[IMAGE]According to NAR’s report, Millenials (those born between 1980 and 2000) make up the second largest group of recent buyers at 28 percent; Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1979) took the largest share at 31 percent. The median age of recent Millenial homebuyers was 28, their median income was $66,200, and their median down payment was 5 percent–which was most often financed through their personal savings as opposed to the proceeds obtained from the sale of a former residence.””Homeownership is an investment in your future, and is how many younger American families begin to accumulate wealth,”” said Paul Bishop, VP of research for the association. “”The oldest of the Millenial generation are now entering the years in which people typically buy a first home, and despite the recent downturn, homeownership still matters to them.””Bishop added that the sheer size of the Millenial generation–the second largest in history after the Baby Boomers–should give a “”powerful boost to long-run housing demand, though in the short-term mortgage accessibility and student debt repayment remain challenges.””While the vast majority of recent buyers (an estimated 80 percent) considered their home purchase a “”good financial investment,”” young buyers were even more likely to think so (85 percent).In terms of what they’re looking for, younger buyers had a tendency to stay closer to their previous residence–often staying within 10 miles–and were more likely to buy a home in an urban or central city area than older buyers. They also placed higher importance on commuting costs than older generations, who focused more on energy efficiency and living in an environmentally friendly community.The report also showed the Internet is an important tool for homebuyers and industry professionals alike: 90 percent of Millenials frequently used the Internet to search for homes, and they were also more likely to find they home they eventually purchased on the Web.””An interesting finding is that Older Boomers and Silent Generation [born between 1925 and 1945] buyers found the mortgage application and approval process more difficult than expected compared to younger buyers,”” Bishop noted. “”This underscores the ongoing challenges that many credit worthy home buyers face with today’s tight credit standards.””On the seller side, the largest group was Generation X, comprising 30 percent of recent sales, followed by Younger and Older Boomers (a combined 42 percent), and the Silent Generation (19 percent). Typically, older sellers had been in their homes longer, while Millenial sellers had occupied their homes for a median of only five years (most often relocating due to job changes or needing a larger home). Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies First-Lien Mortgages First-Time Homebuyers Home Sales Investors Lenders & Servicers National Association of Realtors Service Providers 2013-07-10 Tory Barringer in Data, Origination Sharecenter_img July 10, 2013 432 Views Survey Puts Spotlight on Needs of Millenial Homebuyerslast_img read more

Rep Lilly takes oath commits to every citizen in the 89th District

first_img06Jan Rep. Lilly takes oath, commits to every citizen in the 89th District PHOTO INFORMATION: With his wife Sarah by his side, Rep. Jim Lilly took the oath of office from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today in the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners chambers.##### Categories: Lilly News,Newscenter_img Rep. Jim Lilly took his official oath of office today with his long-time supporter and wife, Sarah, by his side in the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners chambers.Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the oath with fellow state Rep. Daniela Garcia, local elected officials, and other community members also in attendance.“Jim Lilly is a great addition to the Michigan legislature,” Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said. “His commitment to west Michigan is clear and I am confident that with his leadership, the people of his district will be well served in Lansing.”Rep. Lilly swore to represent the voices of the 89th District in Lansing.“I look forward to upholding the values and standards Ottawa County has instilled within me and it is my honor to have taken my official oath of office today,” said Rep. Lilly, R-Park Township. “I understand the importance of this ceremony and look forward to advocating on behalf of the 89th District.”A West Ottawa High School graduate, Rep. Lilly has significant ties to the Ottawa County community. Jim and Sarah are active in the Ottawa County United Way, the West Coast Chamber of Commerce and The Community Foundation of the Holland-Zeeland Area. Jim has also historically acted as president of the Holland Area Arts Council and the Holland Professional Club and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore 504.  Prior to his election to the state House, he served as vice president and commercial banking team leader at Macatawa Bank.“There is no place like western Ottawa County, whether it’s the people who live and work here or the absolute beauty we are surrounded by,” said Rep. Lilly. “My commitment is taking that unique perspective with me to Lansing and working to preserve what we have in this district.“I bring a diverse skill set with me,” he added. “My emphasis will be continuing to build an environment that will draw more businesses to west Michigan; one that brings more economic opportunities and attracts people to our community and to Michigan as a whole.  I believe focusing on improving our educational system and reforming our tax codes will drive this effort as well. There’s a lot of work to be done in Lansing and I’m looking forward to diving right in.”last_img read more