VIDEO Wilmington Senior Center Discuss Its New Memory Cafe

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the latest episode of ‘Let’s Be Candid About Elder Issues,’ Wilmington Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello sits down with her Case Manager Laura Pickett to discuss the Senior Center’s new Memory Cafe.A Memory Café is a special gathering place for those dealing with memory loss and their Caregivers. The “Café” gives the person with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity and make new friends in a welcoming environment.Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/b/1/6/4/8/1b1648e0-475d-4024-a030-80ebb4f5972d1541609459.471%2B46392158.515%40castus4-wilmington%2B15416113741541610487732383.vod.720p.181106_Lets_Be_Candid_Memory_Cafe.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/b/1/6/4/8/1b1648e0-475d-4024-a030-80ebb4f5972d1541609459.471%2B46392158.515%40castus4-wilmington%2B15416113741541610487732383.vod.720p.181106_Lets_Be_Candid_Memory_Cafe.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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… RelatedIT’S OUR TURN: Wilmington Seniors Speak Out In Favor Of A New Senior CenterIn “Government”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”VIDEO: Senior Center Holds Alzheimer’s Association FundraiserIn “Videos”last_img read more

The Latina Wage Gap Is Bigger in Texas

first_imgMeenu Bhardwaj/SEIUA new report by the Economic Policy Institute shows Latinas would have to work all of 2017 and until November 1, 2018 to earn the same average wages as white men did in 2017 alone.That’s because nationwide, Hispanic women earn 54 cents for every dollar white men earn. However, in Texas, Latinas would have to work even longer.“Texas, sadly, is the third worst state for Latinas when it comes to the wage gap. They only make 44 cents to every dollar made by white non-Hispanic men,” said Maya Raghu, Director of Workplace Equality at the National Women’s Law Center.By comparison, white women in Texas earn 73 cents for every dollar a white man earns. Raghu also said pay inequity hasn’t improved much over time.“The wage gap for Latinas has barely budged in about 30 years,” said Raghu. She said Latinas tend to be over-represented in low wage fields, and under-represented in high wage fields, which is partly because of educational attainment.But discrimination is also a factor. One study shows when you control for education, experience and location, Latinas still earn some 30% less than white men.COO of the progressive Center for Public Policy Priorities, Dr. Frances Deviney, said there are public policy solutions that can help lessen the wage gap for Latinas.“Some of them are based on educational attainment,” said Deviney, “making sure that we give every Texan the opportunity to access post-secondary education and making it affordable and high quality.” In 2013, some 19% of Latinas between ages 25-29 had completed a college degree nationwide, compared to 44% of white women, according to a 2015 government study. Deviney also said it’s important to pass laws, like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, that ensure all people are being paid equal wages for the same type of work. Sharelast_img read more

Two distinct hotels Park MGM and NoMad liven up the Las Vegas

first_img Posted by Tags: Las Vegas, MGM Travelweek Group LAS VEGAS — The upscale Park MGM, the reincarnation of the famed Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, is open and in full swing while NoMad Las Vegas, also part of the reimagination of the storied Monte Carlo hotel, is scheduled to open at the end of this year.MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group teamed up to reimagine and rebrand Monte Carlo Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.Cabanas at Park MGM – credit Patrick Michael ChinThe US$450 million transformation touches every element of the property and includes the two distinct hotel experiences: a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s widely acclaimed NoMad Hotel, and the launch of the new Park MGM.In addition to fully redesigned and renovated hotel guest rooms, each hotel will feature innovative food and beverage experiences including the award-winning Chef Daniel Humm and Eataly’s vibrant Italian marketplace. The spa, pool and gaming areas have also been transformed.Park MGM and The NoMad Las Vegas are the final pieces of MGM Resorts’ complete neighbourhood redesign of the central Las Vegas Strip neighborhood which began in 2009 with the introduction of CityCenter and saw the recent unveiling of The Park, a outdoor dining and entertainment district, and the new T-Mobile Arena, home of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.More news: Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoThe design of Park MGM, an approximately 2,700-room luxury resort, built on the property’s history as the Monte Carlo, incorporating its European design influences while retaining a powerful connection to The Park just next door. The hotel concept brought the park inside, and gave it a light, homey and natural feel –a fresh look compared to the glitz and glam of Las Vegas. Park MGM’s expansive food & beverage program, features a full-scale Eataly marketplace, a new concept for Las Vegas.Park MGM’s Park Queen accommodationThe Park MGM’s Park Queen and Park King accommodation come complete with sitting areas and an expansive picture window, with about 400 square feet. Also available: the Skylark, Nightingale and Nighthawk suites. Some rooms will even feature Murphy beds, great for business travellers needing work and meeting space. The Stay Well program, offered on one floor of the hotel, includes added wellness features like Vitamin C shower water and jet lag lighting.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJWith its central location Park MGM offers guests direct access to what is quickly becoming the city’s premier entertainment district, featuring T-Mobile Arena and The Park, as well as the new Park Theater, a 5,300-seat entertainment venue, with Cher, Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga as the resident artists, with Bruno Mars doing occasional shows.ParkMGM’s pool daybeds – credit Patrick Michael ChinThe other hotel on site, the NoMad Las Vegas, draws inspiration from the success of the original New York flagship, The NoMad Hotel NYC, and includes 292 rooms on the top floors of the Park MGM. It is essentially a hotel within a hotel, complete with dedicated lobby, restaurant, pool and gaming.The NoMad hotel will benefit from a restaurant by Chef Daniel Humm and restauranteur Will Guidara, the forces behind The NoMad restaurant in New York and the Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park. Two distinct hotels, Park MGM and NoMad, liven up the Las Vegas Stripcenter_img Share Monday, May 7, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Its coming Universal confirms fourth new theme park

first_img Share By: The Associated Press ORLANDO — There’s a new salvo in Orlando’s theme park wars.Universal Orlando Resort has announced that it is building a fourth theme park to be called Universal’s Epic Universe.Featuring an entertainment centre, hotels, shops, restaurants and more, the park will be located within a larger 750-acre site that nearly doubles Universal’s total available acreage in Central Florida. Its specific location will be just a few miles from the existing resort in Southwest Orange County, south of Sand Lake Road and east of Universal Boulevard.An opening date has yet to be revealed.The announcement was made Thursday at an event attended by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Universal executives Tom Williams and Brian Roberts.“Our new park represents the single-largest investment Comcast NBCUniversal has made in its theme park business and in Florida overall,” said Roberts, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Corporation. “It reflects the tremendous excitement we have for the future of our theme park business and for our entire company’s future in Florida.”More news: Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesWilliams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts, added: “Our vision for Epic Universe is historic. It will build on everything we have done and become the most immersive and innovative theme park we have ever created. It is an investment in our business, our industry, our team members and our community.”Mayor Demings spotlighted Universal’s role in the Kirkman Road extension, a 50/50 public-private project that when finished will add a 1.7-mile, north-south artery between Carrier Drive on the north to Universal Boulevard on the south. Universal is investing US$160 million to extend Kirkman into the area where the new park will be located.“The investment Universal is making in our community and the benefit all of us will see is substantial,” said Demings. “This will benefit nearly every segment of our economy, from tourism to high-tech.”Demings added that the Kirkman extension will improve transportation and open up the entire area for additional development, including an important expansion of the Convention Center.More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesConstruction of the new park alone will contribute a total of $11.5 billion in direct and indirect economic benefit into the Florida economy. Universal Orlando currently employs 25,000 people and will hire an additional 14,000 team members as part of Epic Universe.Universal already operates Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, as well as the Volcano Bay water park, in Orlando. The company recently has been acquiring hundreds of acres of land near Orlando’s convention centre.Universal’s announcement comes weeks ahead of the planned opening of a Star Wars land at rival Walt Disney World. An identical land opened earlier this summer at sister park Disneyland in California.Earlier this summer, Universal also debuted a new ride based on the Harry Potter property, which had fans waiting for hours to ride it.More details about Epic Universe will be revealed over time. << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, August 1, 2019 Tags: Orlando, Theme Parks & Attractions It’s coming: Universal confirms fourth new theme parklast_img read more