Bill In Honor Of Sean Collier Would Grant Federal Death Benefits To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A bill named in honor of Wilmington fallen hero Sean Collier is making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives.If passed, the Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act would allow the families of police officers — employed at PRIVATE colleges and universities — that are killed in the line of duty to receive death benefits from the federal government.Currently, only the families of sworn law enforcement officers at PUBLIC colleges and universities are eligible for these benefits.“Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed while on duty on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in April 2013 by the Boston Marathon Bombers,” reads a statement from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. “Because MIT is a private, non-profit institution of higher education, his family is not eligible for [Public Safety Officer Benefits] assistance. Had Officer Collier been employed by a public college or university, his family would have been eligible for assistance. In fact, had an officer with the city police department been killed alongside Officer Collier, the city officer’s family would have received [Public Safety Officer Benefits] assistance.”According to the Association, since 1923, 46 university police officers have been killed in the line of duty — 34 at public institutions eligible to receive the death benefit and 12 private institutions not eligible to receive the death benefit.“Congress passed the Public Safety Officers Benefit Act to provide peace of mind to aspiring police officers by assuring them that their families would be cared for in the event they gave their life in service to others,” according to the statement. “As a matter of basic fairness, this peace of mind should be given to all sworn law enforcement officers regardless of which agency employs them.”The Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2019 (H.R. 816) has bipartisan support in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Peter King (R-New York), already has 15 co-sponsors, including Massachusetts representatives Seth Moulton, Richard Neal, Stephen Lynch, Bill Keating, Joe Kennedy, Katherine Clark, James McGovern, and Lori Trahan.The bill was introduced in the House on January 28, 2019. It was immediately referred to the Judiciary Committee. On March 25, 2019, the bill was referred to Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.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… RelatedSenator Markey Honors Sean Collier with Introduction of Bipartisan Equity in Law Enforcement ActIn “Government”Sean Collier Bill Re-Introduced In CongressIn “Government”5th Annual Sean Collier Cornhole Tournament Set For September 17In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Trump blasts Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency says US has only one real currency

first_img Now playing: Watch this: …and International. We have only one real currency in the USA, and it is stronger than ever, both dependable and reliable. It is by far the most dominant currency anywhere in the World, and it will always stay that way. It is called the United States Dollar!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019 Facebook cryptocurrency revealed, Google puts $1B toward… Facebook Tech Industry Tags 1:21center_img Comments US President Donald Trump tweeted about Facebook’s Libra, as well as other cryptocurrencies, on Thursday night. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images In June, Facebook announced its next attempt at expanding outside social media platforms: the Libra cryptocurrency. It’ll be like Bitcoin, except its value will be pegged to a basket of assets, like government securities, to make it more stable. The world is unsure of how successful or disruptive Libra will be, and on Thursday the cryptocurrency got perhaps its biggest detractor yet: the president of the United States.”I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air,” Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday night, before moving on to Libra in a subsequent tweet.”Similarly, Facebook Libra’s ‘virtual currency’ will have little standing or dependability. If Facebook and other companies want to become a bank, they must seek a new Banking Charter and become subject to all Banking Regulations, just like other Banks, both National [and international].” 10 Trump ended the tweet thread by boasting of the US dollar’s dependability and reliability. The message from the president is clear: If you want to invest in a currency, ditch the crypto and look to the US dollar.Trump isn’t the only high-profile figure to question Libra this week. The head of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, reportedly told House lawmakers on Wednesday that the US’ central bank has “serious concerns” about Libra. Both the Federal Reserve System and a separate panel called the Financial Stability Oversight Council are meeting to discuss Libra alongside global policy makers, Powell also reportedly said.Libra won’t be run by just Facebook. Rather, Facebook and its partners have created an organization, the Libra Association, to manage the technical aspects of the project and work with regulators. David Marcus, who heads both Facebook’s Messenger department and the Libra project, says Facebook will be just one of many voices in the Libra Association, and won’t have special influence.”Facebook won’t have any special responsibility over the Libra Network,” he wrote in a FAQ page.Libra also has some built-in safeguards, which have been used in the real world, to make sure the value of the cryptocurrency stays stable. Facebook will build a wallet, called Calibra, though it will be a wholly owned subsidiary that Facebook says won’t share financial data with the social network.Libra is expected to launch in the first half of next year.Meanwhile, Trump’s news-making outburst over cryptocurrencies reinforces a federal court’s ruling this week that the leader of the US can’t block users on the social network, because it’s a public forum. The unanimous decision by the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit affirms the ruling made by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2018 after Trump was sued for blocking users the previous year. Share your voicelast_img read more

Fashionista Dixika Vanvari on her journey struggle and how she made a

first_imgDixika VanvariInstagramDixika Vanvari, also known as Miss D, is a popular fashionista, artist and also an anchor. She ventured into the business of fashion and beauty quite early in her life but the journey was a rollercoaster ride for Dixika. She is a fashion graduate from JD Institute of Fashion Technology and has done some remarkable work in the fashion industry.Coming to her background, since her childhood, Dixika was a very hard working and focused girl. As she belonged to a middle-class family, she knew she can’t be asking money for everything from her parents. In her family, women have been living independently and that’s what motivated Dixika to start something of her own when she grows up.After completing her graduation, Dixika started her fashion line called DIXIKA VANVARI DESIGNS in 2013. However, it didn’t succeed. But she didn’t give up. She worked hard to achieve her goal in the fashion industry and in 2015, she ventured into the world of blogging which worked very well for her.On her blog withlovemissd.com, she shares a lot of fashion and lifestyle content, which her followers love. She also shares everyday pictures of her outfit or photos of her travel and holidays which her followers can find relatable too. Dixika Vanvari loves working more on wedding-related content, from wedding outfits to wedding make-ups and that’s what she has made her blog majorly about.About her work and what keeps her going, Dixika said, “Making these lifetime moments a little more remarkable with my presence is what I thrive for.”She also added, “While my work has been loved and appreciated by my clients and audience, I’ve also grown as a human being over the years. So I think, it’s my growth as an artist and as a human being that keeps people on board with me. Believe me, there’s a lot more work still left to be done. I have high expectations of myself! I am my biggest critic. A piece of big news is in the pipeline which I am highly excited about it’s a secret project that I am working on for about a year now all I can say is this project is going to combine both of my worlds Anchoring and Blogging and give my audience a lot of insight about the industry and its people I am turning 30 in a few months and I have Big plans.”last_img read more

3 Bangladeshis caught in Sri Lanka drug scam

first_imgHeroin packets in a Colombo flat. Photo: ColleectedTwo Bangladeshis have been caught in the biggest drug haul ever of Sri Lanka’s recent history. A total of 272 kgs of heroin and 5 kgs of cocaine were found in their possession.Sri Lanka’s law enforcement agencies nabbed them during a special operation in the Mount Lavinia area in the suburbs of capital Colombo. The value of the confiscated drugs is estimated to be around 1.52 billion taka.The two Bangladeshi’s caught in the operation are Mohammed Jamaluddin of Bogura and Rafiul Islam of Joypurhat.The narcotics unit of Sri Lanka’s police force and a special task force carried out the drive last month, December.Prior to this, a Bangladeshi woman, Surjamoni, had been arrested in possession of 32 kgs of heroin on 14 December in the same suburb of Colombo. She had reportedly gone to Colombo from Malaysia in October last year.A foreign ministry official in Dhaka on Tuesday said that the arrest of three Bangladeshis in possession of 304 kgs of heroin and 5 kgs of cocaine in a matter of one month had created a sensation in Sri Lanka.Sri Lankan authorities had hinted that such activities may hamper issuing visas for Bangladeshi nationals.The Sri Lanka’s president’s office, the inspector general of the country’s police force and the head of the police’s special task force have contacted the Bangladesh high commission in Colombo regarding this huge haul of smuggled narcotics.Bangladesh’s high commissioner in Sri Lanka M Reaz Hamidullah, over mobile phone told Prothom Alo, the Sri Lankan government has sought Bangladesh’s cooperation regarding investigations into the drug smuggling.Bangladesh always maintains a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism and drugs, he said. “It would extend all possible cooperation to Sri Lanka to investigate the drug smuggling.”The high commissioner said the embassy officials would hold a meeting with the Sri Lankan authorities on 3 January in this regard.In the meantime, Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror on Tuesday quoted the country’s police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara as saying that the two Bangladeshis, Jamal and Rafiul, were first caught with 9 kgs of heroin in a residential area on Temple Road in Mount Lavinia. The heroin had been stashed in a cake box.After interrogation, the two men were taken to a two-storey house in the locality where the law enforcement officers were stunned to see packets of heroin all over the place.They recovered 263 kg of heroin and 5 kgs of cocaine from there. The value of this amounted to around 3.33 billion Sri Lankan rupees or 1.52 billion Bangladeshi taka.The Sri Lankan police and special task force feel the drugs were being distributed all over the country from this house.last_img read more

Canadian icon Delta Hotels going global with properties in Europe Asia

first_img Travelweek Group Canadian icon Delta Hotels going global with properties in Europe, Asia Posted by TORONTO — Delta Hotels, part of Marriott International, has opened its first hotel in Europe.Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach marks the European debut of the hotel brand. The opening is a significant landmark in the global rollout of the Delta Hotels portfolio, one of the company’s fastest growing brands.Delta Hotels is a legend in the Canadian hospitality industry, founded by Bill Pattison in Richmond, B.C. in 1962.In 2015 Marriott International Inc. bought the Delta hotel brand from B.C. Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. At that time there were 38 Delta hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. These days Delta Hotels’ portfolio encompasses more than 50 properties, with a pipeline of over 30 signed projects in North America, Europe and Asia.In addition to Frankfurt, the company recently added its first property in Shanghai – the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan, which opened in January 2018 – and also plans to debut in Turkey this year.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThe new Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach, situated on the left bank of the Main River between Frankfurt city centre and Offenbach, has 223 guestrooms and suites and floor-to-ceiling.“We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects travellers desire for a simple, yet full-service premium hospitality experience,” said John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands, Europe at Marriott International. “We provide travellers with a hotel experience that is effortless yet still comforting. Simply put, we strip out the superfluous, and concentrate on the getting the essentials right.”Licence says the new property’s waterfront location and convenient transport links will appeal to the business and meetings market. The airport, Römerberg, Staedel Museum, and the boutiques of Goethestrasse are close by.Rates for Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach start from 110 euros per night. Tags: Delta Hotels, Europecenter_img Friday, May 25, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more