WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street, Wilmington) is holding a Blue Christmas service on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4pm.Are you mourning the loss of a loved one, a job or a relationship? If there is anything keeping you from experiencing the joy of Christmas, you are invited to join in for a quiet service of peaceful remembrance during this season of hope.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… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 26In “Community”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, December 16, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
A total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.Of those, 230 congregations will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (BSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC.The main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan, adjacent to the High Court, this year like every year.Senior pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah.Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around five thousand female devotees may join the congregation. Besides, mobile toilets, medical teams and places of ablution will be arranged.The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9:00am in case of inclement weather.A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year.The 1st congregation will be held at 7:00am, 2nd at 8:00am, 3rd at 9:00am, 4th at 10:00am and the 5th, the last, at 10:45am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.Eid Jamaat would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8am. Whips of the National Parliament, cabinet members, parliamentarians, officials and staff would take part in the jamaat.DNCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy earlier said that the congregations will take place at the corporation’s own grounds, open fields, school or madrasha playgrounds or other familiar places.Stringent security measures will be taken around the National Eidgah as president Abdul Hamid, cabinet members, judges and diplomats will join the prayers there.Several congregations would be held on Dhaka University (DU) campus, including two at DU Central Mosque Masjidul Jamia at 8am and 9am.A congregation would be organised at 8am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time.Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) would organize a congregation at 8 am at its central mosque.Two congregations would be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8.00am and 9.30am respectively.Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8am and 9am.City Corporation’s councilors have started preparations at their own initiatives in this regard. Places of congregations have been selected in such a manner so that devotees can join prayers at their nearest distances.
Kolkata: A promoter at Patharghata in New Town was shot dead by some miscreants on Sunday night. It is suspected that the crime was committed over some business rivalry.According to the locals, the victim, Chanchal Mondal was a speculator of land in New Town. He also used to measure land and prepare maps of those lands. Recently, he started promoting business. On Saturday, two persons came to Chanchal’s home at Mondalpara, Patharghata in New Town. They claimed to be coming from Rejinagar in Murshidabad and asked Chanchal to prepare a map of a land. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey provided the documents needed for the work and gave Rs 500 as advance. One of them gave a mobile number and claimed himself to be Rafikul Shaikh and left. On Sunday afternoon, Chanchal’s brother Debabrata, alias Debu, called Shaikh on that number and told the work was complete. They can take the map after paying the rest of the amount which was due — Rs 500. Shaikh told Debu that they would come around 7 pm. Debu informed his brother that Shaikh along with two persons would come to their home around 7:30 pm. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen Debu handed over the map they asked where Chanchal was. As he was not there at that moment, Debu called his elder brother and asked him to come home. Within a few minutes Chanchal came and Debu went outside. Chanchal asked them to move inside and sit but they refused. All of a sudden one of the persons, who came with Shaikh, took out a firearm and fired three shots aiming Chanchal. Three of the bullets hit Chanchal’s stomach, chest and face. Debu claimed on hearing the gun shots he ran toward his home and found that the miscreants were about to flee. He obstructed one of them and a scuffle occurred. To free himself from Debu, the miscreant fired two rounds of bullets but missed. Later, he thrashed Debu on his head using the fire arm and fled. Locals claimed two bikes were parked outside that were used by the miscreants to flee. Chanchal was rushed to a hospital near Haldirams where the doctors declared him brought dead. However, police have not confirmed the claims. According to the police, after preliminary investigation it was found that two persons entered the house and one was waiting outside with a bike. Debu’s version was found to be self-contradictory. Sources informed that the sleuths are trying to figure the motive behind the murder. It is suspected that Chanchal was murdered over some business rivalry. It is also assumed that the someone or some persons hired contract killers to murder Chandan. On Monday, the forensic team and the sleuths from the Detective Department visited the spot and collected samples. “Probe is on. Nothing could be said as the investigation is at an early stage. It is suspected that the murder was committed over some business rivalry,” said Amit P Javalgi, Deputy Commissioner (headquarters) of Bidhannagar Police.
The National Capital Region has seen several global events in the past few months, a large number of nations of different hues and cultural values are getting together to mark their oneness through a common language – French.Alliance Française de Delhi and the Francophone community of Delhi are holding the Francophonie Week through a variety of events from March 15 to 24, including film festivals, theatre, live music acts and, of course, the much-awaited and popular Francophone Méla on the last day. All the events will take place at 72 Lodhi Estate in south Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFrench speakers and Francophiles from around the world are uniting to promote the French language and the diversity of Francophone cultures and to come together to become real “Citoyens du Monde” for the Francophonie Festival. Half a Billion Francophone around the world will celebrate Francophonie March.The exhibition ‘Know your Indo-French Heritage’ will be held every day during the week for the whole day, while a second exhibition on ‘Place Making,’ which is a selection of Architectural projects in the Indian Subcontinent (2001–2018) by SPA Design will be held on the evening of March 21. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe lone theatrical presentation, ‘La Marche de Rama,’ will be showcased on the opening day. There will be a Treasure Hunt competition on March 24 from 10:30 am.A roundtable will be held on the evening of March 16 on the theme ‘Reading May 68 – A period of civil unrest in France’. This will also include an exhibition: A Tribute – Posters of Atelier Populaire, Paris May 68, from March 17 to 31 between 9 am to 6 pm at the Alliance Francaise Gurgaon Centre and a Photography exhibition by Philippe Gras from April 16 to May 4 between 9 am and 6 pm, at Media Library, Alliance Francaise de Delhi. There will be three quiz contests: Franco-Map on March 19, Francophone Mystery on March 20, and a Music Quiz on March 22. All the quiz programmes will be held at 11:30 am. There will be a talk on the ‘Power of Cartoons’ by the award-winning Swiss cartoonist Patrick Chappatte along with an Indian cartoonist on the evening of March 19. This is being held by Swiss representatives on the occasion of Switzerland’s public diplomacy campaign “70 Years of Swiss-Indian Friendship: Connecting Minds – Inspiring the Future”. The film ‘Montreal La Blanche’ by director Bachir Bensaddek will be screened on March 20 at 6:30 pm by the Quebec Government Office in Mumbai in collaboration with Alliance Française de Delhi.Three concerts are also being held: ‘Tritha Electric’ (a fusion-rock band from Paris and New Delhi) on March 22 and ‘Hip Hop by Webster’ in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission on March 23 – both at 7 pm, and the concluding concert by ‘Bibi Tanga with Thakita’ which incorporates Indian folk and tribal style music with Indian artists at 6 pm on the closing day. The Francophonie Mela will bring representatives of many different countries to stalls, animating stalls set up all over Alliance Française de Delhi, sharing information about their cultures and cuisine and prizes to be won.
Globus offers more Oberammergau packages than any other Canadian tour op Monday, June 5, 2017 Posted by TORONTO — Oberammergau’s Passion Play may still be a few years away, but Globus is already kicking it into high gear with a newly released brochure featuring 14 packages.This represents the largest number of packages by a Canadian tour operator to include a visit to Oberammergau for a performance of the play, which takes place every 10 years in the small southern German town. The next Passion Play is scheduled for 2020 with 102 performances between May and October, and is expected to welcome 400,000 visitors to the town of 5,000.“Globus has been hosting travellers in Europe for almost 90 years, and we are the only tour company to have a dedicated faith-based travel division, so we are a great choice when it comes to experiencing Oberammergau,” says Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for Globus in Canada.The company’s special packages range from 7 to 14 days and all include a premier location ticket for the play. These escorted motorcoach tours will visit Germany in depth, or take travellers to other countries as well, such as Switzerland, Austria and Italy.More news: Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthSeveral of the tours – unique to Globus – are faith-based, such as the ‘Cathedral Tour of Central Europe’, the ‘Shrines of Alpine Europe’ and the ‘European Reformation’ tour. Others combine the Oberammergau experience with some of Globus’ most popular itineraries, such as ‘The Best of Switzerland’. There’s an escorted itinerary with Globus’ value-brand Cosmos (The Shrines of Alpine Europe and Oberammergau, from $2,273 plus airfare), and even a tour that includes a weeklong cruise on the Rhine river with Avalon Waterways, another sister company to Globus (from $6,038, plus airfare).As with all Globus tours, hand-picked accommodation with breakfast, the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Tour Director and transportation on a comfortable, wi-fi equipped coach and more are included, along with premium reserved seats in front of the Oberammergau theatre.“We have just the right selection for Canadians interested in Oberammergau,” adds Bishop. “From those who wish a full immersive experience and to reconnect with their faith to those simply intrigued by the history and tradition of the performance, you can trust Globus to deliver a memorable experience.”More news: Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksPrices for the Globus tours start at $2,999 (plus airfare). The company also features special rates for church and other groups. Tags: Britain & Europe, Globus Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>
Standard seat$79.50 Seat with more legroom$139.50 Posted by Travelweek Group Standard seat$54.50 Seat with more legroom$25 MONTREAL — Effective today Air Transat is introducing revised rates for seat selection for certain seat types. Option Plus prices are also changing for certain routes and seat types.With Option Plus, Economy Class passengers get one additional piece of checked baggage of 23 kg for flights to/from Europe, the South and the U.S. (or one additional piece of checked baggage of 30 kg for flights to/from Israel), standard seat selection, check-in at an exclusive counter, priority boarding, priority queue at security checkpoints (at Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver airports), priority baggage handling, a Comfort Kit and a set of natural wood earbuds, an alcoholic beverage, a selection of meals from the Bistro menu on flights to/from the South and the U.S.; a selection of treats on flights to/from Europe and Israel, and seat selection.Here’s Transat’s updated price grid according to the destinations: SEAT SELECTION Seat with more legroom$90 << Previous PostNext Post >> Standard seat$30 Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Standard seat$10 Two-by-two seat$94.50 Domestic Full price (one way) Europe and IsraelFull price (one way) Two-by-two seat$40 South and the United StatesFull price (one way) Standard seat$25 OPTION PLUS Seat with more legroom$79.50 Seat with more legroom$50 South and the United StatesFull price (one way) Share Europe and IsraelFull price (one way) Two-by-two seat$45 Two-by-two seat$69.50 Two-by-two seat$10 New pricing for Air Transat’s Option Plus, seat selection Tags: Air Transat
Posted by Tags: Emirates, Etihad Airways TORONTO — Both Etihad Airways and Emirates have announced that they will be ramping up service from Toronto to the United Arab Emirates following news of Canada’s expanded air transport agreements with the UAE and Egypt.Etihad will be increasing service from Abu Dhabi to Toronto, effective Oct. 28, 2018, from three to five weekly services. The flights will be operated by Boeing 777-300 ER and depart Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.According to Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, Toronto is one of the airline’s most successful and popular destinations in its global route network.“We have welcomed well over a million guests on our flights to Toronto since we launched the service almost 13 years ago. This news has been eagerly anticipated,” he said.Meanwhile, Emirates will also introduce two additional flights to its YYZ service, which will operate on Saturday and Sunday, starting Aug. 18.The new flight schedule will depart Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Toronto at 2:25 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 11:40 a.m. the following day. Return flights will depart Dubai at 3:30 a.m. and arrive in Toronto at 9:30 a.m. Both flights will be operated by the iconic Emirates A380, with private suites in First Class, lie-flat seats in Business and spacious seats in Economy.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemEmirates recently celebrated 10 years of operations in Canada last October. Over the past decade, it has introduced new aircraft on the route from a Boeing 777 in October 2007 to the flagship A380 in 2009. The A380 scheduled service increased passenger capacity on the Toronto service by 40%, and since then passenger occupancy on the route has averaged 90% with demand outstripping supply.The additional frequency will add 65% capacity to the market.Both service updates were made on the heels of the Honourable Marc Garneau’s announcement on July 27. Canada’s Minister of Transport unveiled expanded air transport agreements with both the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, saying that they are a “positive development for air transport relations between our countries”, and that they will “facilitate tourism, trade and investment between Canada and these countries and help our businesses grow and succeed.”The Canada-Egypt air transport agreement has been expanded to allow designated airlines to operate up to seven passenger flights per week, up from four. In addition, designated airlines can now serve any city in the other country’s territory.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAs for the expanded Canada-United Arab Emirates air transport agreement, each government can now allocate 68% more capacity among its designated air carriers (ie. the number of seats that carriers can sell). Moreover, the agreement now contains four dedicated frequencies for all-cargo flights for the first time.These expanded agreements with Egypt and the UAE were reached under Canada’s Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable competition and the development of international air services.Under this policy, the Government of Canada has concluded new or expanded air transport agreements covering 104 countries. Share Monday, July 30, 2018 Etihad, Emirates to increase Toronto service in light of Canada’s new air agreements Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>