WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the latest legal notices related to Wilmington, published during the week of Sunday, July 28, 2019:Auction: Burlington Self Storage190971 — Babine — 6 State Street190924 — Ficociello — 500 Main Street190966 — Wilmington Board of Appeals — Roya190970 — Benz — Guardian Appointment190990 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 5 Roosevelt Road190991 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 31 Chestnut Street190992 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA 16 Hillside Way190993 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — RDA Palmer Way Middlesex Ave190994 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI Middlesex Ave190995 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI Highland Estates Subdivision190996 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI 5 Tacoma Drive190997 — Wilmington Conservation Commission — NOI 910 Salem Street(NOTE: The above public notices is from MassPublicNotices.org.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of June 30, 2019)In “Government”Wilmington’s Latest Legal Notices (Week of May 5, 2019)In “Government”
The first trading day — July 3 — after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect (from July 1) saw investors cheering the implementation of the indirect tax regime. ITC was the top gainer, rising as high as 9.2 percent intraday to Rs 353 before closing at Rs 342, a net gain of 5.70 percent.The BSE Sensex ended 300 points, or 0.97 percent higher, at 31,221 while the NSE Nifty closed at 9,615, up 0.99 percent, led by ITC, Hindalco and Eicher Motors.”Market welcomed the new tax regime, shrugging off the initial hiccups of investors during the last couple of weeks where market witnessed consolidation. Spending is likely to increase due to the impact of lower tax and increased sales volume will continue to benefit the earnings potential in the future,” Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services, said in a note.Among sectoral indices, the NSE FMCG and Auto outperformed the Nifty, ending 3.84 percent and 1.33 percent, respectively.On the BSE, Hindustan Unilever closed 1.29 percent higher at Rs 1,095 while Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals ended 2.81 percent to end at Rs 120.75 on rate cut for fertilizers.CDSL, which listed at a significant premium last Friday to its issue price of Rs 149, closed 1 percent higher at Rs 264 on the NSE.On the BSE, Yes Bank was the top gainer among bank stocks while State Bank of India and ICICI Bank ended almost flat at Rs 274.70 and 290, respectively. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance closed at Rs 472 on the BSE.Stocks that hit new 52-week highs during the day included ITC, Ashok Leyland, VST Industries, Aditya Birla Nuva, Tata Steel and Colgate-Palmolive. Infosys ended 1.68 percent higher at Rs 951.40, Wipro closed flat at Rs 259 and TCS gained 0.38 percent to end at Rs 2,373.40 on the BSE.
Prothom Alo illustrationAn eight-year-old speech impaired girl was raped by a man in Bhugoil village of Kalai upazila in Joypurhat on Thursday, reports UNB.Police arrested Mehedi Hasan, 37, son of a certain Makbul Hossain of the village in connection with the incident.Abdul Latif Khan, officer-in-charge of Kalai police station, said Mehedi, a neighbour of the victim, took the girl to his house and violated her in absence of his family members in the afternoon.Being informed by locals, police went to the spot and sent the victim to Joypurhat Modern Hospital.Following the complaint of the victim’s mother, police arrested Mehedi at night.A case was filed.
By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFROWith the D.C. fall art season in full swing, Black musicians and patrons alike are getting amped for a chilly season made warm by good music. Historically known for its soulful vibes, the development of Go-Go and hardcore punk music, Washington D.C. has a legacy of Black musical excellence. One important aspect that enabled these movements to be successful, is Black owned music venues.Providing Black musicians with consistent work, and the opportunity to display their art in a familiar and often times welcoming environment, the foundation for live music in D.C. would be nothing without Black owned music venues such as the now closed Bohemian Caverns which gave jazz greats like Duke Ellington a platform.Wale held a secret concert at Smith Public Trust, a Black owned music venue in Northeast, D.C. last year. (Courtesy Photo)The reality is that in recent years most of the Black owned music venues have been shut down, or bought out by bigger corporations that are not focused on protecting the musical traditions that attracted them to D.C. in the first place. However, the few remaining venues, still impactful, have become musical oases for Black musicians because they are the last of their kind.Below are some of the Black owned live music venues in the area.Avery’s Bar and LoungeA happening addition to the H Street seasonal rooftop club. Avery’s is one of the only Black owned establishments on the newly renovated H Street Corridor, and a chill hangout for D.C.’s local Black millennial crowd. A snug little hub on the second level of a Rowhouse styled building, Avery’s is known for its intimate live music setup, and for the low key party vibes it denotes on a regular basis, but its the weekends that are the most lively.1370 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002Ben’s Next DoorFounded by the same family who owns the famous D.C. landmark Ben’s Chili Bowl, Ben’s Next Door is the alter ego of the longstanding restaurant known for its hot dogs, chili and celebrity appearances. Sitting right next door to its predecessor on the illustrious U street. Ben’s Next Door touts a different food flair, and a different experience. Featuring a performance area, a warm ambiance, and a weekly lineup of musical guest, Ben’s Next Door is lowkey enough to be intimate, and live enough to be a happening hangout.1211 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009Bensnextdoor.comBin1301 Wine BarOne of the newer additions to the live music scene in the city, Bin1301 states on its website that it is a “café and bar in Washington, that “offers cocktails, coffee and cake, light dishes, an interesting atmosphere and varied schedule of events.” While the food is a very appealing aspect of the venue, it is the live music and atmosphere that draws the people into its snug den like environment. Featuring free form Jazz trios, husky toned vocalist and eclectic crate digging DJ’s, Bin1301 Wine Bar is definitely the epitome of urban cool on the U street corridor.1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009Bin1301dc.comSmith Public TrustSmith Public Trust is described as a “Rustic-modern tavern with American fare, beer, drinks & a bar fashioned from a shipping container” but in actuality, it is so much more. Located in the heart of Brookland, the exterior is non assuming, its not fully clear what is happening behind the establishments dark windows. As inconspicuous as the exterior is, once inside the building it becomes clear that Smith, is not only a fully functioning restaurant, but a music venue as well. With unique artistry on the walls including images of Sun Ra, Meek Mill and a number of others, Smith has the ambiance of an old boutique, library and grandma’s house mashed into one. On the flip side it has a nice sized stage that has featured a slew of artist ranging from the known to the lesser known. Perhaps the only establishment of its kind in the area, Smith Public Trust is a vibrant hotspot in the quite community.3514 12th St NE, Washington, DC 20017Smithpublictrustdc.comTakoma StationTakoma station is a well known establishment in the area. A District staple, Takoma Station is one of the grooving spots that reminds people of pre-gentrified D.C. because of its commitment to Go-Go music and its patrons. Located in a quiet neighborhood, Takoma Station has been able to maintain its identity in the midst of all the changes, and to native Washingtonians, it’s an old familiar. A pub, with a full bar and a food menu touting American fare, Takoma station is also known for its live Jazz and Soul music. Housing a medium sized stage, live music sets happens throughout much of the week.6914 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012takomastation.com
Director Farah Khan has refuted reports of actors Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra being roped in for her next film.Gossip mills were abuzz that the two actors would be seen in Farah’s next directorial venture, to be produced by superstar Shah Rukh Khan.“It’s not true. I am still working on my script. I think the media just jumps the gun before things happen. We have not approached anyone for the film. Hopefully by the end of this month we should finish the script, then we will search for suitable actors,” said Farah.Farah’s women-centric drama film is likely to come next year though she did not divulged into details. “I can’t talk much about the film except that it is about girl power. We are highlighting several issues regarding women, sexual harassment being one of it,” Farah said.“It is not a preachy, boring film. I myself have been watching such films,” she said.
At the Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Storj Labs a leader in decentralized cloud storage company, launched their ‘Open Source Partner Program’. This program will enable open-source projects to generate revenue when their users store data in the cloud. The program was launched with the aim to bridge the “major economic disconnect between the 24-million total open-source developers and the $180 billion cloud market” as stated by Ben Golub, Storj’s executive chairman and interim CEO. How does the Open Source Partner program work? Open-source projects simply need to integrate Storj into their existing cloud application infrastructure. Since Storj uses an Amazon Web Services ( AWS) S3 compliant interface, this integration should be easy. Storj provides a blockchain encrypted, distributed cloud storage with facilitates data security, improves reliability, and enhances performance when compared to traditional cloud storage approaches. Using client-side encryption ensures that data can only be accessed by the data owners. While harvesting all these benefits, open-source projects that will use the Storj network will be provided with a continuous revenue stream. 60% of its gross revenue will be given to its storage farmers and 40% will be split amongst open-source developers. Through simple Storj data connectors that will be integrated with their platforms, Storj can track data storage usage. Partners will be given help desk support and tools to test the network’s performance and capabilities. What’s in it for open source companies? Monetization has always been a challenge for open source companies. They ultimately require revenue to sustain themselves. Open source drives a sizable majority of the $200 billion-plus cloud computing market which is inversely proportional to the revenue that currently makes its way directly back to their projects and companies. The ‘Open Source Partner Program’ will help open source companies to grow exponentially and meet other financial-related goals. Ultimately, open source companies – even the ones that only provide free products – require revenue to sustain themselves, and the Storj Open Source Partner Program aims to help. What’s in it for Storj? While this revenue generation program will benefit open source companies, it can also be viewed as an effective marketing strategy for Storj. Open source projects are all the rage these days and the more these companies turn to Storj for decentralized cloud-based solutions, the more popularity and recognition Storj gets. Storj, as well as open source companies, realize the importance of openness, decentralization, and broad-based individual empowerment, which is why this program strikes the perfect balance to support open source projects. The Storj Labs has already won over ten major open-source partners, including Confluent, Couchbase, FileZilla, MariaDB, MongoDB, and Nextcloud, to join its Open Source Partner Program. These partners will be given early, immediate access to the V3 network private alpha. You can get a complete overview of the program on Storj’s blog post. Read Next 5 reasons why your business should adopt cloud computing Demystifying Clouds: Private, Public, and Hybrid clouds Google’s second innings in China: Exploring cloud partnerships with Tencent and others
Mention McDonald’s to someone today, and they’re more likely to think about Big Mac than Big Data. But that could soon change. As the fast-food giant embraced machine learning, with plans to become a tech-innovator in a fittingly super-sized way. McDonald’s stunned a lot of people when it announced its biggest acquisition in 20 years, one that reportedly cost it over $300 million. It plans to acquire Dynamic Yield, a New York based startup that provides retailers with algorithmically driven “decision logic” technology. When you add an item to an online shopping cart, “decision logic” is the tech that nudges you about what other customers bought as well. Dynamic Yield’s client list includes blue-chip retail clients like Ikea, Sephora, and Urban Outfitters. McDonald’s vetted around 30 firms offering similar personalization engine services, and landed on Dynamic Yield. It has been recently valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars; people familiar with the details of the McDonald’s offer put it at over $300 million. This makes the company’s largest purchase as per a tweet by the McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook. The burger giant can certainly afford it; in 2018 alone it tallied nearly $6 billion of net income, and ended the year with a free cash flow of $4.2 billion. McDonalds, a food-tech innovator from the start Over the last several years, McDonalds has invested heavily in technology by bringing stores up to date with self-serve kiosks. The company also launched an app and partnered with Uber Eats in that time, in addition to a number of infrastructure improvements. It even relocated its headquarters less than a year ago from the suburbs to Chicago’s vibrant West Town neighborhood, in a bid to attract young talent. Collectively, McDonald’s serves around 68 million customers every single day. And the majority of those people are at their drive-thru window who never get out of their car, instead place and pick up their orders from the window. And that’s where McDonalds is planning to deploy Dynamic Yield tech first. “What we hadn’t done is begun to connect the technology together, and get the various pieces talking to each other,” says Easterbrook. “How do you transition from mass marketing to mass personalization? To do that, you’ve really got to unlock the data within that ecosystem in a way that’s useful to a customer.” Here’s what that looks like in practice: When you drive up to place your order at a McDonald’s today, a digital display greets you with a handful of banner items or promotions. As you inch up toward the ordering area, you eventually get to the full menu. Both of these, as currently implemented, are largely static, aside from the obvious changes like rotating in new offers, or switching over from breakfast to lunch. But in a pilot program at a McDonald’s restaurant in Miami, powered by Dynamic Yield, those displays have taken on new dexterity. In the new McDonald’s machine-learning paradigm, that particular display screen will show customers what other items have been popular at that location, and prompt them with potential upsells. Thanks for your Happy Meal order; maybe you’d like a Sprite to go with it. “We’ve never had an issue in this business with a lack of data,” says Easterbrook. “It’s drawing the insight and the intelligence out of it.” Revenue aspects likely to double with the acquisition McDonald’s hasn’t shared any specific insights gleaned so far, or numbers around the personalization engine’s effect on sales. But it’s not hard to imagine some of the possible scenarios. If someone orders two Happy Meals at 5 o’clock, for instance, that’s probably a parent ordering for their kids; highlight a coffee or snack for them, and they might decide to treat themselves to a pick-me-up. And as with any machine-learning system, the real benefits will likely come from the unexpected. While customer satisfaction may be the goal, the avenues McDonald’s takes to get there will increase revenues along the way. Customer personalization is another goal to achieve As you may think, McDonald’s didn’t spend over $300 million on a machine-learning company to only juice up its drive-thru sales. An important part is to figure how to leverage the “personalization” part of a personalization engine. Fine-tuned insights at the store level are one thing, but Easterbrook envisions something even more granular. “If customers are willing to identify themselves—there’s all sorts of ways you can do that—we can be even more useful to them, because now we call up their favorites,” according to Easterbrook, who stresses that privacy is paramount. As for what form that might ultimately take, Easterbrook raises a handful of possibilities. McDonald’s already uses geofencing around its stores to know when a mobile app customer is approaching and prepare their order accordingly. On the downside of this tech integration When you know you have to change so much in your company, it’s easy to forget some of the consequences. You race to implement all new things in tech and don’t adequately think about what your employees might think of it all. This seems to be happening to McDonald’s. As the fast-food chain tries to catch up to food trends that have been established for some time, their employees seem to be not happy about the fact. As Bloomberg reports, the more McDonald’s introduces, fresh beef, touchscreen ordering and delivery, the more its employees are thinking: “This is all too much work.” One of the employees at the McDonalds franchisee revealed at the beginning of this year. “Employee turnover is at an all-time high for us,” he said, adding “Our restaurants are way too stressful, and people do not want to work in them.” Workers are walking away rather than dealing with new technologies and menu options. The result: customers will wait longer. Already, drive-through times at McDonald’s slowed to 239 seconds last year — more than 30 seconds slower than in 2016, according to QSR magazine. Turnover at U.S. fast-food restaurants jumped to 150% meaning a store employing 20 workers would go through 30 in one year. Having said that it does not come to us as a surprise that McDonalds on Tuesday announced to the National Restaurant Association that it will no longer participate in lobby efforts against minimum-wage hikes at the federal, state or local level. It does makes sense when they are already paying low wages and an all time high attrition rate hail as a bigger problem. Of course, technology is supposed to solve all the world’s problems, while simultaneously eliminating the need for many people. Looks like McDonalds has put all its eggs in the machine learning and automation basket. Would it not be a rich irony, if people saw technology being introduced and walked out, deciding it was all too much trouble for just a burger? 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