Wilmington Methodist Church To Hold Yard Sale To Benefit The Wish Project

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington United Methodist Church’s Outreach Committee is holding a yard sale on Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 9am to 2pm, on the church lawn.The majority of items being sold represent the generous donations made to the Wish Project, but that are not generally distributed to warehouse clients. These include: decorative glassware, silver/gold trim china, stemware and holiday themed items, plus men’s and women’s dress pants with the tags still attached and an overflow of toys for all ages.All proceeds will benefit The Wish Project and their work in helping families move out of shelters and into their own apartments.The yard sale has a rain date of Saturday, September 15, 2018.(NOTE: The above information is from the church’s latest monthly newsletter.)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… RelatedWilmington Methodist Church To Hold Yard Sale To Benefit The Wish Project On Sept. 17In “Church”SAVE THE DATE: Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 26In “Community”10 Things To Do In Wilmington Today (September 19, 2015)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke almost died after season 1

first_imgEmilia ClarkeHBO Asia Official TwitterBefore Emilia Clarke became a worldwide sensation after starring as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, she faced two threatening brain aneurysms. Emilia made some serious revelations and it has made many to think about the several brain diseases and how the actress opened up about something that almost took her life.Game of Thrones season eight is going to air in April and before the final season will wrap up, show’s main lead, Emilia Clarke, has revealed that she has undergone two brain surgeries in the last eight years. This is apparently the very first time when Clarke has opened up about the disease and how it affected her personal life.Emilia Clarke wrote for The New Yorker where she talked about the very first time she felt something inside her head. As per Emilia, while doing the plank exercise with her trainer, she felt that there was something that was squeezing her brain. When she tried to ignore it, the pain got severe to that extent when she had to crawl her way to the locker room.”I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain shooting, stabbing, constricting pain was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged.”Emilia Clarke then went on to describe the process of her diagnosis and how she ended up going through a three-hour major surgery and even spent four days in the ICU. While talking about the subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), Clarke stated that it was caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain. Daenerys and Jon in conversation.Game of Thrones/ TwitterWhen Emilia Clarke woke up after the operation, she learned that the procedure had failed and she had massive bleeding. It was made clear to her that the chances of her survival were pretty slim if they did not operate on her again. The second time, the doctors went through her skull to operate. After spending roughly a month in the hospital, she felt like a shell of herself.”My mind has blocked them out. But I do remember being convinced that I wasn’t going to live.”What is Subarachnoid hemorrhage?Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding into subarachnoid space — the area between the arachnoid membrane and the Pia mater surrounding the brain. The symptoms are — severe headache, vomiting, fever, and sometimes seizures. Several patients have reported having neck pain before the diagnosis.Subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs as a result of a head injury or spontaneously. The diagnosis can be determined by a CT scan of the head of done within the first six hours.Treatment for Subarachnoid hemorrhage is prompt neurosurgery or radiologically guilder interventions. British actress Emilia Clarke poses as she arrives on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film ‘Solo : A Star Wars Story’ at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern FranceALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty ImagesEmilia Clarke’s current health condition:As of now, Emilia Clarke is doing fine and focusing on her private as well as professional life. She is going to share screen space with Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Kit Harington in the last and final season of Game of Thrones, where she is going to portray the role of Daenerys Targaryen.last_img read more

Volkswagen to layoff 30000 people in 5 years

first_imgVolkswagen, German automaker and its labour unions have agreed to layoff 30,000 people over the next five years at its VW brand. The aim of cutting the jobs is part of a plan to boost profitability and to provide funding for electric and self-driven cars post the disastrous carbon-emission scandal. Europe’s largest auto manufacturing company is trying to increase savings in its home-country, where costs are high. Volkswagen also has to shell out billions of euros in payments for the cleanup related to its carbon emission scandal, Reuters reported.The company is expected to make the announcement later during the day during a press conference, which would take place at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. The unanimous decision of going ahead with job cuts follows eight months of intense negotiations and the works council and the trade union.Sources quoted by the news agency said the labour union leaders have agreed to the job cuts on a prior managment’s pledge to create new jobs and the VW’s investment in electronic cars (mainly at factories in Germany). The firm also plans to create additional 9,000 jobs by investing in electric car technology. According to a previous report in German newspaper Handelsblatt, about 30,000 jobs would be axed by 2020 in a bid to save about 4 billion euros. It also said that Volkswagen would cut 10,000 jobs outside Germany (focusing in North and South America).last_img read more

Netflix Hikes Price of US Streaming Service Standard Plan Jumps to 13

first_imgNetflix is flexing its pricing-power muscle to kick off 2019 — hiking fees for all streaming-video plans for customers in the U.S.Netflix’s most popular plan, the Standard tier that offers two HD streams, is increasing 18%, from $10.99 to $12.99 per month. The Premium plan, which provides up to four Ultra HD streams, is increasing from $13.99 to $15.99 per month (up 14.3%). In addition, the company for the first time is hiking its Basic plan, which offers a single non-HD stream, from $7.99 to $8.99 per month (+12.5%).The new prices, which are the biggest fee hikes in Netflix’s history, will apply to all new Netflix subscribers in the U.S. immediately. Existing subscribers will be moved to the new pricing plans “over the next few months,” according to the company. Netflix’s price increases also will extend to about 40 countries in Latin America where it bills in U.S. dollars, including Uruguay, Barbados, and Belize. However, the rate hikes will not take effect (for now) in the region’s biggest markets, Mexico and Brazil. The boost in revenue from the price increases could help “ease concerns” for investors about Netflix’s growing free-cash-flow deficit, CFRA Research analyst Tuna Amobi wrote in a research note reiterating a “buy” rating on the stock. “We anticipate a relatively seamless implementation of the latest price hike, given [Netflix’s] significantly expanded content offerings relative to its competitors’ pricing,” he wrote.At $12.99 per month, Netflix’s Standard plan will be more than Hulu’s ad-free option (currently $11.99) and Showtime’s streaming service ($10.99) but still less than HBO Now ($14.99). More competition is looming: Later this year, Disney plans to bow the “Disney+” service and WarnerMedia is plotting a movie-driven subscription streaming offering, but pricing for those hasn’t been announced. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “We change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving the overall Netflix experience,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement.Netflix shares rose up as much as 6.8% in morning trading Tuesday on news of the price increases, with investors bullish on the evidence of its growing market clout.The company is looking to boost top-line revenue to offset its ballooning content costs, which were projected to hit $13 billion on a gross basis in 2018. To fund its content-spending binge, Netflix has raised billions in new debt: It reported $8.34 billion in long-term debt as of Sept. 30, up from $6.50 billion at the end of 2017. It’s also continuing to burn cash, and most recently projected negative cash flow of more than $3 billion for 2018 (versus negative free cash flow of $2 billion a year prior).Netflix last raised rates in the fourth quarter of 2017 — two years after its previous hike — and faced minimal cancellations and no slowdown in net subscriber additions. It remains to be seen how the new price increases affect subscriber growth heading into 2019. Netflix is scheduled to report Q4 2018 results on Thursday, Jan. 17.According to Netflix, existing members will be notified by email and within the Netflix app 30 days before the new prices are applied to their accounts. The exact timing will depend on a specific member’s billing cycle.Netflix had 58.4 million U.S. customers as of the end the third quarter of 2018, with a worldwide total of 137.1 million streaming members.Wall Street analysts have believed Netflix has demonstrable leeway to safely raise fees without the risk of significant backlash. Greg Peters, the company’s chief product officer, said on Netflix’s quarterly investor interview last October that “we earn the right to increase price a bit” if the company keeps delivering on customer expectations.“[W]e earn the right to increase price a bit and then we take that new revenue, invested back into the model and that sort of continuous positive cycle we get to keep going, and we foresee that that will keep going for many years in the future,” Peters said. Popular on Variety last_img read more

Firefox 630 Release Information

first_imgFirefox 63.0 Release Information by Martin Brinkmann on October 23, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: October 24, 2018 – 140 commentsThe Firefox 63.0 release date is October 23, 2018. Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version.All Firefox channels are updated on October 23, 2018: Firefox Stable to version 63.0, Firefox Beta to version 64.0, Firefox Nightly to version 65.0 and Firefox ESR to 60.3.Executive SummaryMozilla removed the option to disable automatic updates in Firefox 63.0.Mozilla plans to disable all legacy add-ons on Mozilla AMO this month.Firefox 63.0 download and updateFirefox users can select Menu > Help > Check for Updates to run a manual check for update on October 23, 2018 or later. Firefox should pick up the new version and either install it directly or prompt the user for installation depending on the browser’s update settings.Downloads are also provided on the Mozilla website. If you prefer to download Firefox manually, use the following links that point to Mozilla to do so.Firefox Stable downloadFirefox Beta downloadNightly downloadFirefox ESR downloadFirefox unbranded builds informationFirefox 63.0 ChangesImprovements for Windows and Mac OS X usersFirefox 63.0 includes performance and visual improvements on Windows PCs and performance improvements on Mac machines.Windows users who run Windows 10 will notice that the browser supports the operating system’s Dark and Light mode feature by default.Users who set the operating system to dark mode will notice that Firefox 63.0 abides by that by painting the browser’s user interface using the dark theme that it includes by default.All users may change the theme by selecting Menue > Customize, and on the page that opens one of the available themes.The move to the Clang toolchain should improve the performance of Firefox Windows builds. Mac OS X users should notice improved reactions and faster tab switching, and performance improvements on multi-GPU systems.Top Sites Search ShortcutsMozilla added search shortcuts to the list of Top Sites in the United States in Firefox 63. A click on the Google or Amazon search shortcut focuses the address bar of the browser and displays one of the new search keywords that Firefox supports.Users may use @google or @amazon directly as well to run searches using these providers. The functionality mimics the ancient keyword functionality that Firefox supports for bookmarks and search engines.Keywords associated to search providers give Firefox users options to run searches directly from the browser’s address bar. If you, for example, map sp to Startpage Search you may search from the address bar using “sp keyword”, e.g. sp ghacks.Why Google and Amazon? The answer seems to be revenue related. Google is Mozilla Firefox’s default search provider in most regions and an increase in searches will give Mozilla more leverage when the deal is up for renewal.Amazon on the other hand appears to be an affiliate link that earns Mozilla money whenever users who follow it buy something on the Amazon store.All default search engines that Firefox includes by default have search keywords associated with them.Never check for updates removedThe option to set Firefox to block automatic update checks has been removed. Firefox users who open about:preferences#general will  notice that the option to never check for updates was removed.The only two options as of Firefox 63.0 are to “automatically install updates” or “check for updates but let you choose to install them”.Mozilla made the change because the setting is “easy to enable and forget about”. The organization added a policy to Firefox that administrators may enable to prevent Firefox from updating.Other changesOut-of-process extensions enabled for Firefox on Linux.Content blocking added to block third-party tracking cookies or block all trackers.Network Monitor highlights known trackers with a new icon.System add-ons are not shown on about:debugging anymore. You can change that by setting devtools.aboutdebugging.showSystemAddons to true on about:config.A site’s favicon honors existing Content Security Policy directives.Firefox throws a warning when a user attempts to quit the browser if multiple windows and tabs are open.Firefox uses the operating system’s accessibility settings to reduce animation if they are set.Mozilla resolved an issue that prevented bookmarks from being suggested by the browser under certain circumstances (when they were not visited or when the visit count was reset).Mozilla removed the Open in Sidebar feature of the Library for individual bookmarks.The Ctrl-Tab shortcut displays previews of tabs when used by default for new Firefox profiles and installations.Firefox 63.0 known issuesThe Quick Heal software program may crash tabs in 32-bit versions of Firefox running on Windows. Quick Heal users may resolve the issue temporarily by disabling the Browser Sandbox feature under Internet & Network until the developer of the program releases an update that fixes the issue.Developer ChangesWebExtensions can use official W3C draft spec APIs for clipboard operations.WebExtensions gain access to new APIs that deal with multi-tab selections.Extensions may “enumerate and access search engines built-into Firefox” to run searches.Themeing API improvements, e.g. sidebar theme support and theming the new tab page.Extensions get new options to work with the context menu in Firefox.Media Capabilities API implemented.SecurityPolicyViolationEvent is supported.Visual Style of Developer Tools updated.Developer Tools Accessibility Inspector enabled by default.Firefox 63.0 for AndroidOnly a handful of changes in Firefox 63.0 for Android:Firefox for Android supports Picture-in-Picture mode.Use of notification channels.Added support for English from Canada and Ligurian.Application targets Android O for security and performance improvements and support for new features.Users may experience duplicate letters in “some” Latin keyboards and duplicated glyphs in Korean words. Mozilla suggests to use the Google keyboard as a workaround for affected users.Security updates / fixesMozilla published the security advisory for Firefox 63. Click on this link to open a page with the list of security fixes in the new Firefox release.OutlookFirefox 64.0 and Firefox ESR 60.4 will be released on December 11, 2018 if the schedule is not changed. The versions will be the last major Firefox release of 2018, the next major release will be released on January 29, 2019.Additional information / sourcesFirefox 63 release notesFirefox 63 Android release notesAdd-on compatibility for Firefox 63Firefox 63 for DevelopersSite compatibility for Firefox 63Firefox Security AdvisoriesFirefox Release ScheduleSummaryArticle NameFirefox 63.0 Release InformationDescriptionThe Firefox 63.0 release date is October 23, 2018. Our Firefox 63.0 release overview provides you with extensive details on changes, improvements, removed features and known issues of the new browser version.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more