BURLINGTON, MA — Chopps American Bar and Grill at the Boston Marriott Burlington has announced the 5th Annual Chopps Champions who have been selected through a community-wide campaign to recognize local heroes who live or work in north suburban towns.Chopps Champions were honored in six categories: Business, Community, Education, First Responder/Military, Healthcare, and Technology. All Champions have demonstrated excellence in their field through leadership, achievement, and volunteerism.Each honoree was given the opportunity to choose a charity to which the hotel donated $1,000 in their name.BUSINESSSonia RollinsSales Manager / Realtor – EXIT Premier Real EstateCharity: Brigo Integrated TheatreCOMMUNITYKorey BarkleyExecutive Director – Womenade, Inc.Charity: Womenade, Inc.EDUCATIONJoe WilliamsCulinary Arts Instructor – Shawsheen Technical High SchoolCharity: Wounded WarriorsFIRST RESPONDER/MILITARYBobby CollitonPresident / Founder – Skate for the 22 FoundationCharity: Skate for the 22 FoundationHEALTHCARESandi MackeyTrauma Program Manager – Lahey Hospital & Medical CenterCharity: Brain Injury Association of MassachusettsTECHNOLOGYSteven RotmanChief People Officer – IpswitchCharity: Wonderfund“We are overjoyed by the response to our 5th Annual Chopps Champions Campaign,” said Philip Bond, General Manager of Boston Marriott Burlington. “Six local heroes have been honored among 28 nominees, each of whom has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to the community. We, including all of our associates at the hotel, are proud to serve the community and make a $1,000 donation to the local charities chosen by these champions.” About Chopps American Bar and GrillChopps American Bar and Grill is a modern Chophouse serving inspired American cooking including a variety of succulent cuts of all natural beef, fresh local seafood, and regional dishes. Both emulating and redefining the traditional Chophouse, Chopps’ warm and unpretentious setting offers comfort and style. A prominently featured open kitchen gives guests a glimpse behind the scenes, as they enjoy a dining experience filled with great food, drinks, and smart casual service.Chopps lunch and dinner menus are designed to appeal to local residents, neighboring businesses, and hotel guest alike who will come for the delicious food, live entertainment, and bustling bar scene. For reservations call 781-221-6643 or visit choppsamericanbarandgrill.com.Boston Marriott BurlingtonThe Boston Marriott Burlington provides the ideal location for a business or leisure trip to the Greater Boston area. The ENERGY STAR® rated green hotel is just 17 miles from Boston and offers easy access to Lexington and Concord as well as local attractions and institutions such as the Burlington Mall, Hanscom Air Force Base, and Lahey Clinic. Boston Marriott Burlington offers 414 modern guest rooms, 4 suites, Chopps Bar, 14,570 sq ft of newly renovated state-of-the art meeting and event venues, a 9,000 sq ft Celebrate Ballroom and dining at Chopps American Bar and Grill. Hotel features and amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, complimentary WI-FI, and shuttle service to local destinations. Boston Marriott Burlington is located at One Burlington Mall Road in Burlington, MA. For more information, please call 781-229-6565 or visit marriottburlington.com. Pyramid Hotel GroupPyramid Hotel Group is a privately held, Boston-based hotel company with over 100 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management. Pyramid Hotel Group, ranked among the largest U.S. hotel management company by independent sources, provides hotel management, asset management, and project management services to a broad array of hotel assets. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies and an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts. Additional information is available at pyramidhotelgroup.com.This year’s winners (L to R): Steven Rotman, Technology Winner; Sandi Mackey, Healthcare Winner; Bobby Colliton, First Responder/Military Winner; Chef Stefano Zimei, Executive Chef at Chopps American Bar and Grill, Korey Barkley, Community Winner; Joe Williams, Education Winner; Sonia Rollins, Business Winner.(NOTE: The above press release is from Chopps.)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… RelatedShawsheen Tech Teacher Wins Community CHOPPS Award For EducationIn “Education”Nominate An Outstanding Wilmington Resident For 2019 Chopps Champions ContestIn “Community”Chopps Champions To Accept Nominations For Local Heroes From March 12 To March 23In “Community”
Tembusu Terminals’ Andras Kristof gestures as he speaks to the media after launching the first Bitcoin vending machine at a pub in Singapore.ReutersCryptocurrency exchanges such as Bitcoin.de and Coinbase are the safest in terms of password security while Bitstamp and Livecoin are most prone to financial theft due to unsafe security practices, according to a latest study.Password manager Dashlane examined password and account security on 35 of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency exchanges before drawing rankings.The study, which was conducted between March 12 to 19, tested exchanges that allow users to create accounts with browsers while those requiring a software or mobile app download were excluded.The findings showed that over 70 percent leave their users’ accounts perilously exposed to financial theft due to unsafe password practices.”With your bank account, credit cards, bitcoin, and other digital assets potentially stored on the exchange, it’s critical that your account is locked down on the security front,” Emmanuel Schalit, CEO at Dashlane said in a statement.”The fact that most exchanges allow their users to create incredibly weak passwords should serve as a wake-up call to the entire industry.” Source: DashlaneThe study revealed that a staggering 43 percent of exchanges let users create accounts using passwords with seven or fewer characters, and 34 percent do not require alphanumeric passwords.Dashlane’s testers were repeatedly able to create accounts with weak passwords, such as “12345” and “password,” and in one case, using just the letter “a”.Additionally, Dashlane found that less than 50 percent of exchanges provided users with password strength assessment tools during the account creation process.When compared to results of Dashlane’s 2017 rankings of leading consumer websites, the cryptocurrency exchanges performed poorly.In the consumer rankings, which examined sites such as Apple, Facebook, and PayPal, only 36 percent received a failing score whereas 71 percent of cryptocurrency exchanges failed in Dashlane 2018’s examination.
Sofia Richie and Scott Disick are reportedly very much in love.Romain Maurice/Getty ImagesSofia Richie and Scott Disick recently posted a snap, showing them relaxing in a bathtub. The couple has been dating for almost two years.Reportedly, Sofia and Scott looked like a relaxed couple, lounging in a bathtub. Scott and Sofia can be seen donning matching sunglasses as they posed in front of an open window. Captioning the snap, Sofia wrote: ‘Staycation .. for now.’Sofia Richie has been bonding with the Kardashian clan recently vacationing with Kylie Jenner. Reportedly, she is among a slew of other Instagram models who jetted off to celebrate the reality star’s new line, Kylie Skin, over the weekend. Ever the businesswoman, Kylie is very likely using the vacation” as a means to promote her cosmetics line. And the daughter of Lionel Richie is not a bad choice to do the promotion either. Though Sofia and Kylie are just hanging out and having fun, this trip could very well result in a future collaboration between the two. We wonder what Kylie’s sister Kourtney would have to say about that? Kylie JennerKylie Jenner Official Instagram (kyliejenner)Apparently, Sofia has been friends with the Jenner sisters for many years, and has more recently gotten even closer by dating within the family. It is known that the model has been in a relationship with Scott for over two years – the ex-boyfriend and baby daddy of Kylie’s sister, Kourtney Kardashian. Well, we have to say that it is good to see Sofia and Kylie get along. Sofia and Scott do look adorable together and if they do get married Sofia Richie might strengthen her position among the Kardashians. You can check out the pic here:
Kolkata: BJP supporters tried to stop the car of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Chittaranjan Avenue when he was returning after attending a function at Bethune College on Wednesday.Carrying flags, the protesters shouted slogans against the Trinamool Congress and tried to stop Chatterjee’s vehicle. The policemen on duty and Chatterjee’s security personnel chased them away. Meanwhile, Rahul Sinha, national secretary of BJP has asked his party colleagues to carry lathis for self-defence. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSuvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, led a massive rally which was taken out to protest against ransacking of the TMC party office in Contai on Tuesday. Adhikari said the BJP is spreading violence every where. After the meeting of Amit Shah ended on Tuesday, some BJP supporters attacked the Trinamool Congress office and set two motorcycles on fire. The windscreens of many cars were damaged too. Two TMC supporters who had sustained injuries have been shifted to Kolkata. The TMC will hold a meeting on the same spot where Amit Shah had held a rally on Tuesday. Adhikari alleged that BJP supporters had ransacked the TMC party office without any provocation. “The nervousness of the BJP has become palpable and violence is due to that.” He also alleged that some CPI(M) cadres who have joined BJP were responsible for the violence that took place on Tuesday. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee who was addressing the people at a meeting in Rampurhat also condemned the attack.