He also said that the government had established 60 percent of the free Wi Fi zones promised but under the ‘Tablet Project’ another 8,500 Wi Fi zones will be set up in schools. Of the approximately 10,000 schools in Sri Lanka, 2,851 schools that have Advanced Level classes are to be provided with internet connectivity and three Wi Fi zones each by April 2018. Each Wi Fi zone would be covering a radius of over 300 meters..
Earlier this week came the sad news that Rep. Louise Slaughter (D NY) had died, after the 88 year old veteran lawmaker had fallen at her home. When members die while in office, it is customary for the Congress to approve a full year salary for that member spouse or estate.
A second coaccused, Luke Pontes, has pleaded not guilty to arson and will stand trial on Dec. 2. By April Hudson Rep/Ex Staff Less than seven months after receiving a three year probation order, a local man was in court again to plead guilty to drunk driving.
Apparently the Beastie Boys will sit out this year’s Tibetan Freedom Concert the eighth year for the event the group founded. The relatively unknown in this country, at least Brazilian composer keyboardist appeared at Le Cafe Tuesday night with a group of local musicians in a program that almost bubbled over with effervescent good nature. The reasons are obvious: It’s usually an off night in terms of employment for most players; club owners like the idea of having a high visibility attraction for a traditionally low attendance evening; and musicians are willing to show up for the pleasure of playing in a large ensemble (not for the big bucks, because, sadly, the payment is minimal)..
There are a lot of Americans here and they’ve had a lot of disaster they’ve had to respond to; they’re an incredible source of knowledge. I have a colleague now, from California, who has been to 33 disasters [sites], so he knows pretty much everything there is to know about these sorts of things and how to respond.”If you have had a difficult day, you talk about it with the other responders.”He talked about building friendships quickly but how that connection can be, just as quickly, affected as that person’s “rotation” ends.”Some people you only might see for a week because they’re ending their rotation and you’re beginning yours,” he said. “They bring you up to date and you learn so many things, so fast, when you’re confronted with this type of situation.”Genuist noted meeting Red Cross volunteers from Hawaii, Missouri and Illinois while in Williams Lake and that is in addition to the many fellow Canadians and Nova Scotians.He added that while there is no shortage of different home towns and cities, there is always a call for more volunteers overall.”Anyone interested in doing this sort of work should really contact the Red Cross in Antigonish,” he said..