99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Northside PAC On May 29

first_imgLike 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… RelatedWHS Local Heroes Club To Hold Fundraiser To Benefit Veterans At 99 Restaurant On Sept. 11In “Community”99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Northside PAC On March 5In “Community”99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For Cops With Kids For Cancer On June 5In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Northside PAC is holding a “Dining For A Cause” fundraiser at the Ninety Nine Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from 4pm to 11pm.15% of your bill will be donated to the Parent Advisory Council if you present the flyer below to your server/host.  The donation applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.last_img read more

Israel Netanyahu orders suspension of EU contacts over labelling of West Bank

first_imgIsrael’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the Foreign Ministry to suspend contacts with the European Union (EU) over the Israel-Palestinian peace process due to the 28-nation bloc’s decision to start labelling goods exported from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.Netanyahu has demanded the holding of “a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians,” an official statement from the ministry said on Sunday, 29 November.”Until completion of the reassessment, the Prime Minister has ordered a suspension of diplomatic contacts with the EU and its representative in this matter,” the statement added, RT.com reported.The EU formulated new guidelines for labellings products made in Israeli settlements on 11 November that Brussels, Belgium termed as technical. However, Israel thought it was “discriminatory” and intended to ruin its relations with the Palestinians.Lands that Israel had seized since the 1967 Middle East war, including the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, are not legally the recognised borders of the country.The EU’s demand is that goods from those particular areas cannot be labelled “Made in Israel” and should be labelled as coming from the settlements,The Guardian reported.Netanyahu termed the move as “hypocritical and a double standard.””The European Union should be ashamed of itself,” he said during an official visit to Washington earlier this month. “We do not accept the fact that Europe is labelling the side being attacked by terrorist acts.”Israeli President Reuven Rivlin cancelled his visit to the EU headquarters in Brussels scheduled for 2 December, RT.com reported.”It is an indication of origin, not a warning label,” EU ambassador to Israel, Lars Faaborg-Andersen told Reuters after the announcement.Following the declaration, all the 28 members of the bloc will have to follow the same labelling. Britain, Denmark and Belgium label Israeli goods, which are different from those from Israel proper, especially fruit and vegetables that come from the Jordan Valley in the seized West Bank.The move is expected to affect goods worth nearly $50 million a year, including grapes and dates, honey, olive oil, wine and cosmetics prepared from Dead Sea minerals. This $50 million is only one-fifth of the total $200 million to $300 million worth of goods that are developed in the settlements every year.Israel and the EU have nearly $30 billion of goods and services traded between them every year.Israeli farmer and wine growers in the West Bank who have shown concerns after the move have started to move into Russian and Asian markets to avoid the EU rules.Israel Ministry official said that the country would stop assisting EU-sponsored projects meant for the Palestinians, though no particular instances or bodies were named, The Guardian reported.last_img read more

HBO Website Blocked in China Over John Oliver Bit

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 HBO’s website remained blocked in China Monday for the fourth straight day following a recent segment on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” that took a critical look at the country. That’s according to data from Greatfire.org, a website that frequently tests popular websites to determine their availability to Chinese internet users.Oliver had spent some 20 minutes in the June 17 edition of his show to take a closer look at China’s economic rise, the Chinese government’s crackdown on dissent and the ever-expanding power of China’s president Xi Jinping. Oliver also put the spotlight on some memes used by China’s dissidents, which includes comparing Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.That apparently didn’t go over well with China’s government censors. HBO’s entire web presence became unavailable to its internet users late last week, and has remained blocked ever since, according to Greatfire.China has long tightly controlled the content its citizens can consume on the internet. The country does so with the help of what’s known as the “great firewall,” which allows state-run ISPs to monitor and censor all internet traffic entering the country. However, China’s internet users frequently regain access to blocked content with the help of VPN services and other tools meant to circumvent internet censorship.last_img read more