WASHINGTON – Janet Yellen submitted her resignation from the Federal Reserve board to President Donald Trump on Monday, announcing that she will leave when her successor is sworn in as Fed chairman.In a letter to the president, Yellen said she would her “utmost” to ensure a smooth transition to Jerome Powell, who was tapped by Trump on Nov. 2 to become the next Fed leader after the president decided not to offer Yellen a second term.Yellen’s decision gives Trump in his first year in office the chance to fill five positions on the Fed’s seven-member board, in addition to picking Powell to be the next Fed chairman. Board member Lael Brainard will be the only Fed board member not nominated by Trump, meaning his selections will have tremendous influence in setting the country’s future monetary policy.Powell’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for next week before the Senate Banking Committee. Powell, at one time the only Republican on the Fed board, is not expected to encounter major hurdles in winning confirmation to the chairman’s job. He has been on the Fed board since 2012.Yellen’s four-year term as Fed chair ends on Feb. 3. But she could have chosen to remain on the board until her term as a board member ended in January 2024.At the moment, the board has three vacancies including the No. 2 spot of vice chairman. The president earlier this year tapped Utah financier Randal Quarles to be vice chairman for supervision.The administration has not announced selections for the other openings. But last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Mohamed El-Erian, the former chief executive at Pacific Investment Management Co., was one of several candidates being considered for the vice chairman’s job.It was also reported that Kansas State Banking Commissioner Michelle Bowman was being considered for the Fed board seat reserved for someone with community banking experience.Until Monday, Yellen had been mum on whether she might stay on the Fed board if she did not get another term as chair.In her letter to Trump, Yellen said it had been “my great privilege and honour” to serve in the Federal Reserve system over three decades, first as a member of the board during the 1990s. She served as president of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank, then Fed board vice chairman. In 2014, Yellen succeeded Ben Bernanke to become the first woman to head the U.S. central bank.“As I prepare to leave the board, I am gratified that the financial system is much stronger than a decade ago, better able to withstand future bouts of instability,” she said in her resignation letter. “I am also gratified by the substantial improvements in the economy since the crisis.”Shawn Sebastian, co-director of the Fed Up coalition, a collection of progressive groups, called Yellen’s departure “a loss for working people across the country.” He praised Yellen for her stands on “economic inequality, racial disparities in the economy, the role of women in the workplace and the need for more diversity at the Fed.”House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who often sparred with Yellen over monetary policy, said in a statement that he had great respect for her and “there is no doubt she is an able public servant and I wish her well.”Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, praised Yellen for successfully navigating “one of the most challenging economic periods we have seen in generations.”Yellen was the first Fed leader not to be offered a second term in four decades. In comments a week before announcing his decision, Trump had suggested that while he held Yellen in high regard, he might want to make his own mark on the central bank by selecting someone else for the top job.Powell, a lawyer by training, will be the first official without an advanced degree in economics to head up the central bank in four decades.___This story has been corrected to show the correct spelling of Mohamed El-Erian. It is not Mohammad El-Erian.
WINNIPEG – Cargill has reached a deal to sell some of its Ontario grain and crop inputs assets, including its stake in South West Ag Partners, to Quebec-based agri-food co-operative La Coop federee.The agricultural producer and distributor and the agri-food enterprise, which has operations across Canada, did not disclose the terms of the pending sale.The transaction comprises 13 grain assets and crop inputs, retail assets and Cargill’s 50 per cent share of South West Ag Partners, a joint venture which includes nine grain and crop inputs facilities in Ontario.However, the pending sale does not include Cargill’s export terminal in Sarnia or the AgResource crops wholesale business.All other Cargill grain and crop inputs assets in Canada and its other businesses in Ontario and throughout Canada are not included in the sale agreement.The companies say the transaction is expected to be completed by the second quarter.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed bills restricting online media and making a criminal of anyone who insults the state — laws that critics see as part of Kremlin efforts to stifle criticism and tighten media control.A bill passed by the Russian parliament earlier this month introduces fines for publishing materials showing disrespect to the state, its symbols or government organs. Repeat offenders could face a 15-day jail sentence.Another bill envisages blocking anyone who publishes “fake news” online that is perceived to threaten public health and security. It gives those who publish such information a day to correct or remove it. If they fail to do so, prosecutors will move to block them.Putin has signed both bills, according to information posted Monday on the government portal of legal information.The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for unemployment aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades, solid evidence that the job market is healthy and layoffs scarce.The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 196,000. That is the lowest since October 1969. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 207,000, the lowest since December 1969.Applications are a proxy for layoffs, so the ongoing decline — applications have tumbled for four straight weeks — signals that businesses are confident enough about future demand to hold onto their workers. That confidence is also spurring more hiring: Job gains rebounded last month after a sharp slowdown in February, suggesting the economy remains resilient in its 10th year of expansion.Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press
28 December 2009Although a deal on aviation and maritime fuel emissions was not reached at this month’s climate change summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, the United Nations aviation agency is moving forward with its aggressive plan of action to curb global warming greenhouse gases. At a high-level meeting of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in October, nations representing 93 per cent of global commercial air traffic agreed on further reducing air travel’s impact on climate change, setting a goal of 2 per cent annual improvement in fuel efficiency globally until the year 2050 and a global carbon emissions standard for aircraft.“The projected growth in public demand for air transport in the years to come could exceed our capability to limit the impact of air travel on climate change unless we continue our progressive course of action in developing and implementing bold and effective solutions,” ICAO Council President Roberto Kobeh González said recently.“The time-tested ICAO process of consensus-building and cooperation among the 190Member States of ICAO, coupled with sustained efforts of the air transport industry, has been very effective through the years in minimizing the impact of aviation on the environment. It has recently led to the first, and to date, only globally-harmonized agreement designed to address climate change from a specific sector.”According to latest assessments, total carbon emissions from the aviation sector account for some 2 per cent of global emissions from human activity, with 60 per cent of that related to international air travel.The October meeting also agreed on a framework for market-based measures in international aviation; measures to assist developing States and to facilitate access to financial resources, technology transfer and capacity-building; and continued further work on the development and implementation of alternative fuels for aviation worldwide which could lead to aviation being the first sector to use sustainable alternative fuels on a global basis.Progress is expected on these and other initiatives next year with the 8th meeting of ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection in February, related discussions in the ICAO Council and a full review of environmental policies and programmes at the next decision-making Assembly in the fall.“As an active and long-time participant in UNFCCC [UN Framework Convention on Climate Change] deliberations, we fully recognize the complexity of the climate change challenge. We are convinced that the current ICAO process is best suited to achieving the goals we have set for ourselves,” Mr. Kobeh added.
Karunanayake said that the MPs were appointed to ensure some divisions operating under his Ministry can carry out their work more effectively.The Monitoring MPs were handed over appointment letters by the Minister at the Parliament premises. (Colombo Gazette) Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has recruited a group of Monitoring MPs to the Finance Ministry.The Finance Ministry said that the Monitoring MPs will not be given a salary and that they will be engaged in the work on a voluntary basis.
“If we succeed, I believe this conference really can help developing countries take advantage of the global market, and thereby make a real difference in the lives of poor people all over the world,” Mr. Annan said in an opening address to the Fourth Session of the Preparatory Committee for the International Conference on Financing for Development, scheduled for 18 to 22 March in Monterrey, Mexico.The Conference must build on the momentum achieved in Doha at last year’s World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting and pay particular attention to areas that will not be covered in those negotiations, but are of vital importance to developing countries, such as commodity prices, the Secretary-General stressed.Monterrey must also mark a turning point in the history of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as well as gain a clear commitment from creditor countries to implement the Highly Indebted Poor Countries initiative “fully and promptly” to ensure that debt payments are really sustainable, Mr. Annan said.The Conference must also agree on effective follow-up mechanisms, the Secretary-General said, to ensure that whatever it decides is actually done. “These mechanisms should build on what has been achieved in the preparatory process, in which the United Nations has been the centre of a strong coalition, bringing together all those who had a part to play – different ministries in both donor and developing countries, the private sector, civil society organisations, the Bretton Woods Institutions and the World Trade Organization,” he said.In related news, the Secretary-General announced that he has appointed Trevor Manuel, Minister of Finance of South Africa, and Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as Special Envoys to draw attention to and rally support for the Conference.
The arms were turned over to Lt.-Gen. Daniel Opande, Force Commander of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), five days after senior UN envoy Jacques Paul Klein had announced the that the disarmament programme would wrap up within two months.Mr. Blah, a long-serving Vice President under Mr. Taylor, was Liberia’s President for just over two months, until the inauguration of the National Transitional Government headed by Charles Gyude Bryant on 14 October as part of a peace deal brokered among the country’s three warring factions.Turning over his weapons as well as those of his bodyguards, Mr. Blah said after 14 years of war, Liberians could boast of no winners but only losers. “Since the United Nations is here to bring us the much needed peace through disarmament, it is no longer necessary to keep arms,” he said.”I have emptied this house of weapons. All around me, we have disarmed to you today,” said the former President. “Our security now is in the hands of the United Nations and the Transitional Government.”Receiving weapons from the former leader, Lt.-Gen. Opande urged all former fighters in the country to emulate Mr. Blah’s example and surrender their weapons to the UN. “I think it is a good opportunity for former President Blah to show the people of Liberia that having been a fighter himself, having been in leadership position, he has shown that all the leaders also must disarm, not only the ordinary combatants.” UNMIL has so far disarmed over 71,000 former fighters and collected and destroyed more than 20,000 weapons and over 5 million rounds of small arms ammunition. Disarmed soldiers are offered vocational training and formal education as part of the efforts to reintegrate them into mainstream society and offer them a second chance at civilian life. The disarmament programme will come to an end on 30 October.
Members of the OSU wrestling team pose for a photo following the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. The Buckeyes claimed the team national title for the 1st time in program history.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern reporterST. LOUIS — The Ohio State wrestling team was busy during spring break, meaning coach Tom Ryan had to spend his time in Missouri instead of the Florida sun.But he probably doesn’t mind.The Buckeyes clinched their first-ever National Championship in St. Louis on Saturday, and also came away with two individual National Champions. Among the individual champions was redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, who picked up his fourth and final national title for the Buckeyes.Ryan couldn’t stop smiling as time ran down before he could officially call his team National Champions, and he said he is relieved that the Buckeyes finished off their title run.“I feel great, proud, for an amazing institution and administration that supports the sport,” Ryan said. “1921 was the first year that Ohio State started wrestling, 94 years later we win our first National Championship.“I’m just so happy for all the coaches, the staff, all the people who are important to this team and Buckeye nation everywhere.”Many people didn’t expect the Buckeyes to have a chance to win it all, as Missouri entered the tournament undefeated and No. 1 in the country, but Ryan said he and his staff put the pieces in place to do so years in advance.“There was no question that we felt we had the right people to win a national championship, we felt that two years ago,” Ryan said.Leading the way for the wrestling Bucks was Stieber. His victory made him just the fourth wrestler to pick up a quartet of national titles.“I can’t thank my teammates, my coaches and my family enough,” Stieber said. “It’s been an unbelievable journey.“I’m extremely proud of my teammates,” Stieber added. “As an individual, to win is amazing. For the team, it’s something I dreamed of ever since I came to Ohio State.”Ryan explained how significant Stieber’s achievement was by saying “more people have been on the moon than have won four national titles.”Joining Stieber on the podium was Nathan Tomasello.The redshirt-freshman said he’s grown throughout his first competitive collegiate season.“It’s just a great learning experience and journey throughout the year,” Tomasello said. “I grew so much and I have great coaches and great throw partners, who love to compete and love the sport of wrestling, every single day. I am just truly thankful everyone that supported me and just truly excited to be here.”The 125-pound Big Ten and National Champion said he is grateful for accomplishing a goal he’s had since before his OSU career began.“It’s been a dream and a goal of mine for many years. Now as a freshman and putting in the time every single day makes it worth it,” Tomasello said. “And just going through the grind of the season and just, this is where you can let yourself fly and see who’s the best. At this tournament, I feel like I peaked at the right time and was wrestling at my best through the Big Ten and then here.”Ryan said Tomasello is a class act and added that he isn’t surprised at the amount of success he’s had.“Nathan represents everything good in the world, Ryan said. “He’s a straight-A student guy. He says what he means and he does what he says and he’s a tremendous worker.”Along with its first national title, the program now has three Big Ten team titles. The Buckeyes finished with five All-Americans this year, which brings the program’s total to 87.Now that the title has been wrapped up, Ryan still has time to enjoy his turn in the Sunshine State. After that trip to Florida with his family, Ryan said he will be right back getting his team ready for next year.“The recruiting and developing young guys is constant,” Ryan said. “I’m going to Florida first and then getting ready for next season starts.”
“In terms of educating the consumer on the 12 month expiry date then this is printed under the Terms and Conditions on the back of the gift card and also on the cardboard holder. The 12 month period begins from the day of the gift card purchase.”Ryanair and Yo! Sushi have all been contacted for comment. Some retailers have much longer expiry dates, including Amazon which enables customers to use their cards 10 years after purchase, and Argos, which has a three year expiry date that is clearly marked on the back of the card.Pizza Hut, IKEA, Selfridges, Starbucks, Theatre Tokens and TK Maxx all sell gift cards with no expiry date at all. Fairer Finance is calling on the government to ban expiry dates on cards and to ringfence any money on them to make sure customers are paid back if the company goes into administration.After multiple high street companies went into administration this year, the consumer group is warning that consumers rarely get their gift card money back if a company is liquidated. On average, consumers receive less than 1p per £1 on their gift card in this situation. James Daley, Managing Director of consumer group Fairer Finance, said: “Hundreds of thousands of people will be receiving gift cards this Christmas – many of which will never get used because they expire, or the retailer goes out of business.The fact that there is still no proper protection for consumers stands in stark contrast to the spirit in which gift cards are given. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “There’s no good reason why shops should be allowed to add expiry dates to gift cards. The value of the card is eroded by inflation every day that a card goes unspent. And the likelihood of cards being used after a year is fairly low – as a significant number of cards are lost or forgotten.“But for those customers who find an unused card a few years after it was given to them, there’s no good reason why they shouldn’t be able to use it.”Ryanair denied that its expiry dates were “hidden” and added that they were in the terms and conditions and FAQs online. A Costa spokesperson said: “Costa Coffee gift cards are available to purchase both in store and online and like many High Street retailers, expire if the card is not used to make a purchase for 12 consecutive months. However, the 12 month re-sets each time a customer uses the Costa gift card, which means it can last much longer than a year. Our terms and conditions are clearly stated on our website and on the back of the gift card.”]A JD Sports spokesperson said: “The JD Group gift card does have an expiry date of 12 months. However, this is purely for technological reasons surrounding the practical operation of the gift card and, in reality, if the customer’s gift card has expired then they are advised to contact our Customer Care Team who will verify the amount remaining and then reload the outstanding credit on to a new card with a new 12 month expiry. There is no limitation to the number of times that we would reload the outstanding value. All of our colleagues are instructed to honour this policy. Consumers have been warned against hidden expiry dates on gift cards given as Christmas presents as research shows millions of pounds are lost every year because cards run out.Hundreds of thousands of people plan to give gift cards to friends and family this Christmas, according to research – but money could be lost because of short expiry lengths.The majority of gift cards sold have ‘hidden’ expiry dates which are buried online or in the small print on the back of the card, new research by consumer right group Fairer Finance shows. Many of them run out within 12 months of purchase, but this is not clearly marked on the card.Gift cards running out causes £300m lost a year to the consumer, according to the UK Gift Card and Voucher Association.Fairer Finance looked at 72 gift cards from the country’s biggest brands, and found that 90 per cent still carry expiry dates. Of these, 79 per cent carry an expiry date of two years or less – after which time all money put on the card becomes worthless, and 75 per cent have ‘hidden’ expiry dates in the terms and conditions or FAQs.The worst offenders include RyanAir, which has an expiry date of 12 months on its gift card, which is “hidden” in its FAQS, and Yo! Sushi, which also has an expiry date of a year, which is in its Terms and Conditions. Costa Coffee and JD Sports also have 12 month expiry dates “hidden” in the terms and conditions.
“Thanks to a combined push from government and industry, in under a decade the number of all-male boards in the FTSE 350 has dropped from 152 to just three.“We still need greater diversity at the top and want to see women holding a third of senior positions in FTSE 350 companies by 2020.” “I believe the companies simply need to work harder to recruit them to their Boards. So we certainly could see a woman on every Board of the FTSE 350 in 2019 – and I hope we do.”This view was echoed by Brenda Trenowden, global chair of the 30% club, who said: “In 2019, those three FTSE 350 companies with all male boards start to stand out and it is not a comfortable position, so that will have to change. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels split with their CEO Jennifer Fox in September 2018, after only appointing her to the role in June. Her departure was swiftly followed by that of another female non-executive, leaving the group with no women at the top table.A spokesperson for the company said: “These resignations were unexpected and the vacant positions on the Board created by them have yet to be filled. “The Nominations Committee of the Board is in the process of conducting a search for at least one new independent director.”The Group acknowledged that it needs to do more to promote gender diversity. Hugh Seaborn, the company’s chairman, said: “This is very much a temporary state.“We have five board members and have had at least one woman as part of our leadership group for the last 17 years.“We are in the process of recruiting for the vacant position and have every chance of finding a high calibre female. I believe that diversity is fundamental for the balance and mix of a board.”A spokesman for the Government’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy department said: “Diversity is good for businesses and for the communities they serve. Vicky Ford MP said that businesses that are still all male should take a look hard in the mirrorCredit:Jeff Gilbert “We don’t have any current plans to appoint any more directors for the time being as there are no vacancies but we keep the situation under review.”TR Property Investment Trust has only operated without a woman on its board for eight days, after Susie Proctor stepped down from her non-executive role last week. Mark Jenner, Company Secretary for Daejan Holdings, said: “We have not appointed any executive directors for more than 30 years. We haven’t needed to. “We appointed three representatives of the controlling family as non executive directors for succession purposes. “We appointed two independent non executive directors as required by the Listing rules, they happen to be male. “We can most definitely expect more positive progress in 2019.”The three companies who have no female board members are: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, who operate 20 hotels in the UK and a further 100 across the world, Daejan Holdings a property group who own Africa House in Trafalgar Square and TR Property Investment Trust. All-male boards could be a thing of the past by the end of the year at Britain’s 350 biggest companies, new data shows.There are just three companies in the FTSE 350 index which operate without a woman on their board, including global hotel chain Millennium & Copthorne who parted company with their female CEO after just three months in the job.MPs have condemned the businesses, saying they “need to work harder.”Vicky Ford, who sits on the Women and Equalities Committee, said: “Those businesses that are still all male should take a look hard in the mirror and ask themselves why they have not embraced the vast pool of talent offered by 50 percent of the population.”But Eddie Hughes, who sits on the same committee, was more upbeat, telling The Telegraph: “There is no shortage of experienced, professional, able women to fill these roles. Kwek Leng Beng is chairman of Millennium and Copthorne hotelsCredit:Jim Winslet Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Pat Mustard, Robin Thicke and ‘Squints’ — the best sports stars in costume this Halloween IMAGINE THE EXCITEMENT of walking up Brian O’Driscoll’s driveway on Halloween night, ready to knock on the door of one of Ireland’s all-time sporting greats and yell “TRICK OR TREEEEEEAT?”Hold that thought. Unfortunately BOD is not at home tonight… but it’s ok because Hubes has it covered.“Trying to rectify the kids on the road’s disappointment that the other half is out this evening,” she tweeted with this pic of her in a BOD mask and Leinster top.Let’s be honest, her brilliant Plan B is almost as good as meeting the man himself.And look at all the sweets in that bowl!
Piratage : La bande-dessinée particulièrement touchéeAlors que s’ouvrira le 26 janvier le Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême, une étude sur le piratage dont est victime le secteur vient d’être publiée. Elle révéle que 8.000 à 10.000 sont accessibles sur Internet, via des sources peer-to-peer (P2P).La BD est particulièrement touchée par le piratage. Elle est le secteur de l’édition le plus frappé par la mise à disposition des internautes, via des sources P2P, de fichiers illégaux de très bonne qualité, révèle une étude de l’Observatoire du livre et de l’écrit en Ile-de-France (Motif), publiée quelques jours avant le lancement du Festival d’Angoulême.À lire aussiLes Anonymous célèbrent Guy Fawkes en multipliant les piratagesComme le souligne le rapport, la bande-dessinée “se prête facilement à la lecture en ligne”. Aujourd’hui, 8.000 à 10.000 titres, des contenus payants sous droits publiés par des éditeurs français, sont réellement accessibles sur Internet grâce au P2P qui en reliant des ordinateurs par un réseau permet d’échanger des fichiers. Le Motif évoque Les des “teams pirates très organisées et composées de passionnés”, qui scannent les planches, les traduisent parfois, et créent des “bundles” ou paquets de BD à télécharger. Il indique en outre que si le P2P est encore très utilisé pour le piratage de bandes-dessinées, le téléchargement direct se développe, comme la lecture en streaming.Pour Mathias Daval, un des auteurs de cette étude, le manque d’offre légale peut en partie expliquer ce piratage. “Le lecteur de bande dessinée est historiquement un collectionneur, plutôt compulsif. Et il n’y a pas assez d’offre numérique légale, ce qui peut constituer, dans une certaine mesure, un encouragement au piratage” déclare-t-il à l’AFP. “Le temps de lecture et le format des BD s’adaptent bien à une lecture sur ordinateur ou support numérique et il est fréquent de trouver des paquets de BD à télécharger par série ou par auteur” explique-t-il.Cette étude sur le piratage de la BD a été commandée pour le salon d’Angoulême. Elle est extraite d’une plus vaste enquête, EbookZ, sur le téléchargement illégal de livres numériques, qui sera publiée en mars prochain lors du salon du livre de Paris.Le 22 janvier 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambert
By Sulayman Bah A dilapidated confine of the National Technical Training Centre is due a facelift. The centre –the second funded FIFA Goal Project –it has been observed is in dire need of renovation and a step has been taken to address the problem.In a bid to handing the centre a facelift, a company in Shcreji Development Enterprise, has been identified and the renovation deal is slated to be signed today at the football federation headquarters in Kanifing.The signing, according to a statement, will involve the football federation, the aforesaid company and FIFA.The NTTC officially opened in 2005, according to a GFF communique, ‘will be the first major implementation project by FIFA under the Lamin Kabba Bajo led administration.’The ceremony is billed for mid-day.]]>
Maurizio Sarri has showered his players with praises after they defeated rival team Watford 2-1 during tonight’s game.Eden Hazard scored the two goals to give The Blues victory on Boxing Day and ensured Chelsea took home the three points.It was a consolation victory as Sarri’s side was on Saturday defeated by Leicester City.“Against Leicester the mentality was good and I think we played one of the best performances of the season in the first half,” said Sarri via Chelsea’s official website.Maurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“What was wrong was the reaction to the negative situation, but it can happen.”“Today we did very well in our approach and the level of attention and determination was very good for 90 minutes, with continuity. So maybe in terms of quality, we played better against Leicester but today we played with a great level of application and determination.”Robert Pereyra scored the only goal for Watford
WILMINGTON, MA — Rita B. (Taddeo) DiPlatzi, age 93, of Everett and Wilmington, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.Rita was born in Molise, Italy, on March 4, 1925; she was the cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia Taddeo. Rita moved with her family to the United States at the age of 13 and they settled in Everett; Rita loved her new home and her new friends. Rita was educated in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School.Rita married the “love of her life” Patrick DiPlatzi in 1947; the couple continued to live in Everett to be closer to family and where they raised three wonderful children. Rita and Patrick shared over 30 years together; they had many great times with family and friends before his untimely passing in 1979. Family was Rita’s whole world; she doted on her children and grandchildren and always showered them with unconditional love and support. Rita was an amazing cook and seamstress; she had an open door policy at her home and she always looked forward to everyone around her table enjoying a great meal. As a seamstress, Rita was top notch; she made countless beautiful outfits for her family and also for herself; Rita always looked amazing and was very proud of her appearance whenever she went out the door.Rita worked for the Avon Company for over 50 years and was their top seller for over 25 years. Rita’s endearing personality and hard work ethic made her quite a success in the sales world.In her spare time, Rita loved to travel the world; she looked forward to seeing new places and meeting new people. Rita was outgoing, friendly, sociable and fun; she made friends wherever she went and everyone always had a great time traveling with her.In 2000, Rita left Everett and moved to the “Country” namely Wilmington to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Rita really enjoyed living in a small community and she cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.Rita will be fondly remembered as a wonderful lady; she was kind, caring, giving, friendly and most of all loving. Rita’s passing left quite a void in the hearts of those she touched; she will forever be loved and missed.Rita was the beloved wife of the late Patrick A. DiPlatzi, devoted mother of Michael DiPlatzi & wife Paula of Wilmington, Patricia Johnston & husband Richard of Hudson, NH and Maria Carmichael & husband Paul of Wakefield. Loving “Nunna” of Justin DiPlatzi, Michelle DiPlatzi-Brown, the late Patrick, Robert and Brian Johnston, Marisa Cherubino, Jason, Richard, Matthew and Eric Faulhefer, and Great “Nunna” of Jonathan, Aiden, Camden, Chloe, Jayden, Cameron, Giavanna, Fia, Christian and Elizabeth. Cherished daughter of the late Nicholino and Antonia (Mucciarone) Taddeo, dear sister of the late Arnaldo and Ezio Taddeo, sister-in-law of Lauralee Taddeo of Mashpee, Jenny Clark and Rita & Joe Trabucco all of Everett. Rita is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, April 13th at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church, 489 Broadway, Everett. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.Rita B. (Taddeo) DiPlatzi(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Earl W. Hannibal, 80In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of April 8, 2018)In “Obituaries”
2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 0 Concept Cars Self-driving cars: Stay up to date on all the latest news in autonomy. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. More From Roadshow CES 2019 BMW All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Post a comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 85 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Share your voice BMW Review • 2019 BMW X1: A standout in its class More about 2019 BMW X1 The wild-looking camper uses a new type of exterior fabric. BMW Designworks Camping might not seem like a high-tech endeavor, but BMW’s Designworks subsidiary has found a way to use futuristic materials for a pop-up camper. In partnership with outdoor clothing company The North Face, the concept was designed to imagine “the future of protection from the elements,” BMW says.The camper uses a new type of fabric developed by The North Face called Futurelight. Though details are scant, the material uses what the company calls Nanospinning technology. Tiny holes allow for air ventilation throughout the material, yet it remains fully waterproof to keep occupants comfortable within the camper. The Futurelight fabric stretches over a geodesic-dome frame that was co-designed by BMW and The North Face. BMW Designworks The material recalls BMW’s use of a fabric outer skin on the 2008 GINA concept car, which could adjust its shape by moving the fabric surface. BMW says the Futurelight fabric allows “more venting than ever before” despite its impermeability. The camper concept was intended to show that the fabric could be used for things other than clothing, the automaker says.BMW Designworks has a bountiful back catalog of stylish and forward-looking design concepts. The company builds gorgeous electric-car chargers for Ionity, for instance, and has styled sleek-looking hydrogen filling stations for Shell. Designworks also worked with Virgin Hyperloop One to come up with a luxurious interior for the proposed windowless Hyperloop transportation capsule.
Amaravati: AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has conveyed greetings and good wishes to the Muslim community on Bakrid festival on Monday. In a Twitter message, CM tweeted that Bakrid symbolizes sacrifice, patience, and harmony. Bakrid wishes to all Muslims who are celebrating Eid memorizing the sacrifice of the Prophet Ibrahim. I wish blessings of Alla be with all the people. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us త్యాగం, సహనం, ఐకమత్యానికి ప్రతీక బక్రీద్. దైవ ప్రవక్త ఇబ్రహీం త్యాగాన్ని స్మరించుకుంటూ బక్రీద్ పండుగను జరుపుకుంటున్న ముస్లింలందరికీ బక్రీద్ శుభాకాంక్షలు. ప్రజలందరికీ అల్లా ఆశీస్సులు లభించాలని కోరుకుంటున్నా.— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) August 12, 2019
Derailment halts communication between Dhaka with northern and southern districts. Photo: UNBRail communications of Dhaka with the northern and southern districts halted since Friday noon following the derailment of Khulna-bound Sundarban Express at the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge, reports news agency UNB.Derailment halts communication between Dhaka with northern and southern districts. Photo: UNBMasum Ali Khan, master of Bangabandhu Bridge Station (East), said two wheels of the Sundarban Express derailed around 1:30pm.A salvage train is coming from Dhaka, he said, adding that it would take a while to restore the communication.Train get stuck at the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge due to the derailment. Photo: UNBThe accident left Rajshahi-bound Dhumketu Express stuck on the eastern side of the bridge.Harunor Mazumder, officer-in-charge, Sirajganj railway police (GRP), said Dhaka-bound Silk City Express was also stranded on the western side of the bridge.
(PhysOrg.com) — Google announced on Thursday that they are giving their Gmail users additional account security, free of charge. As of Thursday Google account users can turn on a “two-step authentication” feature that will require them to type in a special second password in addition to their normal password to access their account. Users can acquire this short-lived code either by a phone call, text message, or use of smartphone apps for Android, iPhone and Blackberry devices. This feature has been available to paid Google Apps users for the past six months, and now Google has been testing the feature internally with users who have been having problems with hackers getting into their accounts.The process for turning on this feature in your Google account is a little involved and requires approximately 15 minutes to set up. Users will be given the option to give out a backup phone number incase their phone is lost or stolen. Also Google account users who use IMAP access to their Gmail will require a special 16-character, randomly generated password instead of the normal password.So what happens if you lose your phone and backup number? Google considered this may happen and gave users a way to regain access to their account with tough-to-answer security questions.This security feature can pose a problem for anyone who travels overseas and may not be able to receive text messages while traveling. The smartphone apps for Android and the iPhone will generate password codes without a network connection.The “two-step authentication” feature is currently only available in English however Google is working on translation and should be available for smartphone apps to all Google users in their native languages in a few months. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore further Google says over 30 million people using Google Apps Citation: Google account users get extra security (2011, February 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-google-account-users-extra.html More information: Google Blog Google just made it harder for hackers to hack into Google user accounts. 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.