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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Now that school is open, the Wilmington Student Support Services Department would like to inform interested people about the services provided under State and Federal Special Education regulations.A variety of services and programs are available to students between the ages of 3 and 22 who have been suspected to have educational difficulties, social/emotional concerns, and/or physical challenges. This law provides for in-depth child evaluations, and appropriate treatment and support services.The Student Support Services Department would like to emphasize the availability of programs and services for 3 and 4 year olds as well as children between the ages of 16 and 22.  Support services available to all school age children include: pre-school programs, counseling as well as remedial instructional programs at all schools.For more information about rights and services, contact your building principal or the Student Support Services Department at 978-694-6032.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Student Support Services.)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… RelatedSuperintendent Reorganizes Student Support Services Department; Special Education & Nursing Depts. To BenefitIn “Education”Wilmington Public Schools Receives $750,000 Grant To Improve The Health Of Its StudentsIn “Education”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Hiring Coordinator Of Special EducationIn “Education”last_img read more

first_imgPeople hold a placard as they take part with others in a rally against anti-semitism in Marseille on 19 February 19, 2019.Thousands of people, some carrying banners proclaiming ‘That’s enough’, took to the streets of the French capital Tuesday evening to protest a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks, including the daubing of swastikas on nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.The Paris rally, in the city’s central Place de la Republique, was one of about 70 staged nationwide Tuesday in response to a surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes which have triggered a deluge of outrage in France and Israel.Eighteen political parties urged citizens to attend the protests, with prime minister Edouard Philippe and more than half his cabinet attending the rally in Paris.Two former presidents, the socialist Francois Hollande, and the conservative Nicolas Sarkozy also turned up. Parliament suspended its work for several hours to allow MPs to attend the rally, while religious leaders met with the interior minister to affirm their unity.Speaking on television Philippe said it was necessary to punish those who “because of ideology, because they think it’s an easy option, because of ignorance or hostility call into question what we are—a diverse but proud people”.Earlier in the day president Emmanuel Macron also promised to crack down on hate crimes when inspecting a cemetery in Quatzenheim in the Alsace region near Germany where 96 Jewish tombstones were spray-painted with blue and yellow swastikas the previous night.“We shall act, we shall pass laws, we shall punish,” Macron told Jewish leaders as he toured the cemetery.“Those who did this are not worthy of the Republic,” he said, later placing a white rose on a tombstone commemorating Jews deported to Germany during World War II.Another grave bore the words “Elsassisches Schwarzen Wolfe” (“Black Alsatian Wolves), a separatist group with links to neo-Nazis in the 1970s.It was the second recent case of extensive cemetery desecration in the region. In December nearly 40 graves as well as a monument to Holocaust victims were vandalised in Herrlisheim, about a half-hour drive from Quatzenheim.Macron and his wife, Brigitte, later laid a wreath at the Paris Holocaust memorial.‘Shocking’ vandalismIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the “shocking” anti-Semitic vandalism, while one of his cabinet colleagues urged French Jews to “come home” to Israel.Many French Jews are on edge after the government announced a 74 per cent jump in anti-Jewish offences in 2018 after two years of declines.Tensions mounted last weekend after a prominent French writer was the target of a violent tirade by a “yellow vest” protester in Paris on Saturday.A video of the scene showed the protester calling the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut a “dirty Zionist” and telling him “France belongs to us”.In France, several officials have accused the grass-roots yellow vest movement of unleashing a wave of extremist violence that has fostered anti-Semitic outbursts among some participants.“It would be false and absurd to call the yellow vest movement anti-Semitic,” Philippe told L’Express magazine in an interview published Tuesday.The prime minister, who has promised a tough new law targeting online hate speech by this summer, warned however that “anti-Semitism has very deep roots in French society”.Long historyMacron, for his part, is to lay out his plans to combat anti-Semitism during a speech at the annual dinner of the CRIF umbrella association of French Jewish groups on Wednesday.Anti-Semitism has a long history in France where society was deeply split at the end of the 19th century by the Alfred Dreyfus affair, a Jewish army captain wrongly convicted of treason.During World War II, the French Vichy government collaborated with Germany notably in the deportation of Jews to death camps.More recently French anti-Semitism, traditionally associated with the far right, has also spread among far-left pro-Palestinian extremists and radicals from amongst the growing Muslim community.But Macron has resisted calls by some lawmakers to explicitly penalise so-called anti-Zionist statements calling into question Israel’s right to exist as a nation.A recent Ifop poll of “yellow vest” backers found that nearly half those questioned believed in a worldwide “Zionist plot” and other conspiracy theories.last_img read more

first_imgCelebrating the auspicious ocassion of Janamashtmi, Uma Sharma and Group have organised a Nritya Abhinaya (Dance performance, Kathak) that will be staged at India International Centre on 18 August. The music for the evening is composed by Pt. Jwala Prasad and dance is choreographed by Uma Sharma.Besides dance performance by Sharma, the evening will also witness  honouring Rashtra Kavi Dr. Gopal Das Neerej, recipient of Padma Bhushan and writer of famous poem Karvan Guzar Gaya – Ghubaar Dehtre Rahe. Uma will be dancing to the tune of the poet’s written special poetry oKrishna Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi, Umar Bhar Neend Na Ayi with her other disciples.When: 18 AugustWhere: at India International Centre, Main Auditorium, Max Mueller Marg,last_img read more

first_imgSeptember 20, 2018 Register Now » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. You’re not just imagining it: You’re getting more robocalls.Next year, almost half of all calls to cell phones will not be business calls or check-ins from loved ones, but scam calls. That grim forecast is according to First Orion, a company that makes caller ID and call-blocking software.In 2017, First Orion estimated that about 3.7 percent of all calls to mobile numbers were spam. Today, they make up about 29 percent, but by early 2019, the company projects that proportion will skyrocket to 45 percent.Some of the numbers for those incoming calls probably look eerily like your own phone number. (For me, the first six digits are often the same as mine.) That’s to trick you into thinking the call might be coming from someone who lives near you, whom you might know. If you’re like me, you’ve wisened up to this trick, dubbed “neighborhood spoofing,” and decline each call.But for those who are fooled and answer, only to realize it’s the same pesky automated call from the same familiar-looking number again, there are tools out there to block these spammy scams, one number at a time.The deluge of unwanted calls disrupts our busy days. As a reporter, I’ve more than once had my audio recording of an in-progress interview paused by an incoming call. Worse, they target individuals based on demographics, with attempts to convince immigrants they’re in legal trouble or fraudulently persuade people to wire them money, posing as utility companies, charities and more.More than half of all complaints the U.S. Federal Communications Commission receives pertain to unwanted calls, The Washington Post reports.There are several ways to combat this onslaught, but be aware that the perpetrators of scams are savvy, and have found workarounds to number blocking and other measures individuals can take. For one, they don’t honor the “Do Not Call” list many households are on to thwart telemarketers. First Orion is in the process of developing new “CallPrinting” technology, which it plans to implement through a major U.S. mobile carrier. Already, T-Mobile provides its  subscribers with “Scam Likely” caller ID messages.As Entrepreneur described in a piece on banishing distractions earlier this year, an iPhone user can tap the blue circled “i” symbol next to the number in their recent calls list and select “Block this Caller.” Android users can hold down the number in their recent calls list, then select block. That is, until the next scam call comes in from a different number.Check out Entrepreneur’s Guide to Reducing Unneeded Distractions and Time-Sucks so You Can Be More Productive for more tips on blocking robocalls and managing other types of interruptions.last_img read more

first_imgIntel has introduced microcode updates for mitigating the recently disclosed speculative execution vulnerabilities known as ‘Foreshadow’ a.k.a the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). These microcode patches were supposed to handle various side-channel and timing attacks. A new license term applied to the new microcode is as follows: You will not, and will not allow any third party to (i) use, copy, distribute, sell or offer to sell the Software or associated documentation; (ii) modify, adapt, enhance, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, change or create derivative works from the Software except and only to the extent as specifically required by mandatory applicable laws or any applicable third party license terms accompanying the Software; (iii) use or make the Software available for the use or benefit of third parties; or (iv) use the Software on Your products other than those that include the Intel hardware product(s), platform(s), or software identified in the Software; or (v) publish or provide any Software benchmark or comparison test results. However, this was not very well received by the public. Let’s find out why. Issues in the Security Patches The security fixes introduced apparently slow down Intel processors. Intel could very well be facing a backlash from the public on this. Imagine companies that run huge server farms or provide cloud services having to face a significant 5-10% speed reduction in their server. Security and reputation, both would be at stake. Another dilemma is whether the customer should install the fix or not. Many computer users don’t allow outside or unprivileged users to run on their CPUs the way a cloud or hosting company does. For them, the slowdown incurred by installing the fix is unnecessary. Through its license, Intel has now attempted to gag anyone who would collect information for reporting about speed loss incurred penalties. Bad move. When in reality, it should have focussed on ways to handle security problems by owning up to the damage and publish mitigations. This clause of the license just hides how they are damaged. By Silencing free speech of those who would merely publish benchmarks is bad ethics . Intel’s decision to include this clause in the license also gained attention by many big names in the tech industry. The Register reported on Tuesday that Linux distro Debian decided to withhold packages containing the microcode security fix over concerns about its license. After this, open-source pioneer Bruce Perens called out Intel for trying to “gag”  netizens. Here is what Lucas Holt, MidnightBSD project lead, had to say in a tweet. Source: Twitter.com Terms of the License stand re-written To save further confusion and chaos of the masses, Intel has backtracked on the license for its latest microcode update after the previous wording outlawed public benchmarking of the chips. The reworked license no longer prohibits benchmarking. In an announcement via Twitter, Imad Sousou, corporate VP and general manager of Intel Open Source Technology Center, on Thursday said: “We have simplified the Intel license to make it easier to distribute CPU microcode updates and posted the new version here. As an active member of the open source community, we continue to welcome all feedback and thank the community.” While Intel could have faced major trust issues not only from their dedicated users, it managed to re-trace its steps just in time. It’s about time Intel starts taking responsibility of its own machines. Hopefully, the company thinks twice before introducing any other changes that could lead to a backlash. You can read all about the origins of the discussion on Bruce Perens blog. Read Next Intel acquires Vertex.ai to join it under their artificial intelligence unit Defending Democracy Program: How Microsoft is taking steps to curb cybersecurity threats to democracy Microsoft claims it halted Russian spearphishing cyberattackslast_img read more

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