STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Joshua Buske Named To Deans List At University Of Hartford

first_imgWEST HARTFORD, CT — The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Joshua Buske, of Wilmington, has been named to its Dean’s List for Spring 2019.About The University of HartfordSpread across seven dynamic schools and colleges, the University of Hartford has been guiding the purpose and passion of students for over six decades. On our 350-acre campus alongside Connecticut’s capital city, approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students from 48 states and countries come together for a common purpose: to collaborate across different disciplines, diversify perspectives, and broaden worldviews. We’re a four-year private university focused on advancing the public good through meaningful connections within our communities. Our unique approach to comprehensive education gives us the critical perspectives that lead to impactful change, regionally and beyond. With degree programs spanning the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions, we focus on doing the work that matters. Visit for more information.(NOTE: The above announcement is from The University of Hartford via Merit.)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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University Of HartfordIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University Of HartfordIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Joshua Buske Named To Dean’s List At University of HartfordIn “Education”last_img read more

Ayushmann Khurrana to play gay character in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan who

first_imgAyushmann KhurranaTwitterAyushmann Khurrana, who had two back-to-back hits last year with Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, has his hands full with projects. The latest news is that the talented actor will star in the second instalment of his 2017 sleeper hit Shubh Mangal Saaavdhan that had Bhumi Pednekar in the female lead.The second instalment in the series is titled Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and will star another actor, who is yet to be cast. While the first movie from the franchise dealt with the theme of erectile dysfunction, interestingly, the second film will deal with another social taboo that is homosexuality. “The first draft of the script has been locked. This time the makers have decided to bring homosexuality as the main theme in a mainstream Hindi film,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.The source further said that the story revolves around how a conservative small town family comes to terms with the fact that their son is gay. Producer Aanand L Rai confirming the news said: “The Shubh Mangal Saavdhan franchise is our tribute to the churning that keeps our society alive. Every instalment will deal with a topic that touches every person but no one wants to speak about it publicly. Like the first film, this one too will broach a taboo subject with great sensitivity and light humour. I anticipate a lot of conversations and cheer around the second film too.”The movie is expected to go on the floors in the last week of August and the makers are targeting an early 2020 release.Before shooting for Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Ayushmann will wrap up Bala that features him as a small town guy who is battling premature balding. Bala also features Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam in key roles. Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in Shubh Mangal Saavdhanlast_img read more

Mumbai Ola and Uber drivers likely to go on strike for fare

first_imgReuters FileOla and Uber cab drivers are holding a strike on Monday, October 22 in Mumbai, demanding a hike in minimum fare and charges per km amid the rising fuel prices.The drivers have also demanded that the bookings for the rides be made only through Aadhaar-verified numbers of the customers, reports IANS.Few cabs are likely to remain off-roads in Mumbai today following the drivers’ strike.For the first time, the cab drivers are demanding a fixed minimum fare between Rs 100 and Rs 150 and the charge per km between Rs 18 and Rs 23, depending upon the type of vehicle booked, according to Times of India.”We need an assured business of at least Rs 3,000 a day,” one of the cab drivers told TOI.They claimed that they had to take this step amid the increase in fuel prices even as Ola and Uber kept reducing fares. This also impacted their daily earnings. The drivers are planning to submit a memorandum to the aggregator firm officials and put up a demand for the same.However, petrol and diesel prices have dropped by around 30 paise today. A litre of petrol in Mumbai is currently sold at Rs 86.91 per litre (reduce by Rs 0.30) and diesel is at Rs 78.54 per litre (reduce by 0.28). Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi are Rs 81.44 per litre (reduce by Rs 0.30) and Rs 74.92 per litre (reduce by Rs 0.27), respectively.last_img read more

Harris County Nixes Private Prisons

first_imgListen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:07 Allison LeeSince January, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez (right) has moved over 400 outsourced inmates back to Harris County.Private prisons usually get a bad wrap from advocates, for a lack of oversight. But, that wasn’t main reason behind Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shifting the department away from private prisons. Gonzalez became Harris County Sheriff, back in January.   “Within three months, we were able to move everybody back in house,” Gonzalez said. “When I came in, one of the first things we wanted to do was get the budget under control.”According to the Harris County Sheriff’s office, the department spent $4.5 million on outsourced inmates last fiscal year. This fiscal year, they’re projecting to spend just under $300,000 (for what’s been spent before the transition). “I simply think we incarcerate way too many folks; and there is a cost associated with that. Whether it be the cost of daily housing or sometimes outsourcing inmates. So I think that we need to change those practices… And that’s why I’m a big advocate for reform, and really addressing our mass incarceration complex that we have in this country,” Gonzalez said.He says there are also other benefits to bringing inmates back in-house.“We have more control of what we’re doing. You know, the medical records, things like that,” Gonzalez said.   Another benefit? Loved ones can visit inmates, without having to travel to other municipalities or cities.last_img read more

Fire at Moonda Kotee tea estate none hurt

first_imgDarjeeling: A fire broke out at Moonda Kotee tea estate in the wee hours of Saturday. The office of the tea garden was totally gutted thereby destroying all documents, records and the computers of the garden. There has been no report of any injury or loss of life.The garden is situated around 4 km below Sonada in the Kurseong sub division of the Darjeeling district. The fire broke out around 12:30am on Saturday. “Tea garden workers and local residents tried to douse the fire. We even tried to contact the fire brigade but failed to do so. Soon, the office was razed to the ground,” stated Puran Rai, assistant manager of the tea estate. Incidentally, there had been a fire in the factory of the garden in 2004, in which the factory was gutted. The garden is owned by Darjeeling Organic Tea Estate Pvt Ltd. They have a worker strength of 949. 298. Seventy-eight hectares of land is under tea cultivation in the garden.last_img read more