The Wilmington Insider For July 8 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, July 8, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is holding its Monthly Open House from 2pm to 4pm.  Come get a free tour of the historic Harnden Tavern.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm.  Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing I may be able to update this post.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

WILMINGTONS REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS Diehl Wins Big Lively Almost Catches Baker Tarr

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Nearly 1,500 Wilmington voters pulled Republican ballots for the State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 4. Below are how they voted:Contested RacesU.S. Senate Candidate Geoff Diehl (861 votes, 61%) soundly defeated John Kingston (368 votes, 26%) and Beth Linstrom (187 votes, 13%). 71 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 7 chose to write in a candidate.Governor Charlie Baker (815 votes) beat Scott Lively (653 votes), 55.5% to 44.5%. 24 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 2 chose to write in a candidate.State Attorney General candidate James McMahon (730 votes) defeated Daniel Shores (471 votes), 61% to 39%. 290 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 3 chose to write in a candidate.State Representative candidate Pina Prinzivalli (751 votes) easily defeated Erin Buckley (351 votes), 68% to 32%. This was technically a contested race, but Buckley withdrew several weeks ago. Due to the timing of her withdrawal, her name remained on the ballot. 136 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 5 chose to write in a candidate.Uncontested RacesState Senator Bruce Tarr received 1172 votes. 312 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 10 chose to write in a candidate.Secretary of State candidate Anthony Amore received 1043 votes. 436 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 15 chose to write in a candidate.Lt. Governor Karyn Polito received 1027 votes. 437 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 30 chose to write in a candidate.State Treasurer candidate Keiko Orrall received 1,013 votes. 472 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 9 chose to write in a candidate.U.S. Congressional candidate Joseph Schneider received 1026 votes. 454 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 14 chose to write in a candidate.State Auditor candidate Helen Brady received 998 votes. 485 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 11 chose to write in a candidate.Governor’s Council candidate Richard Baker received 989 votes. 497 voters opted to leave a blank, while another 8 chose to write in a candidate.No CandidateThere was no Republican candidate for State Presentative in the 21st Middlesex District (Precinct 3). The seat is currently held by Democrat Ken Gordon.There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex District Attorney. The seat is currently held by Democrat Marian Ryan.There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex County Clerk. The seat is currently held by Democrat Michael Sullivan.There was no Republican candidate for Middlesex Registry of Deeds. The seat is currently held by Democrat Dick Howe.Voter Turnout4,566 of Wilmington’s 17,009 voters went to the polls on Tuesday, representing a 26.84% turnout.3,061 Democratic ballots were cast. 1,494 Republican ballots were cast. 11 Libertarian ballots were cast.The above numbers are uncertified results from the Wilmington Town Clerk’s Office.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… RelatedWILMINGTON’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RESULTS: Gonzalez & Palfrey Eek It Out; Ryan & Galvin Cruise; Warren UnderperformsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”last_img read more

Skoda Octavia Returns to India in New Avatar To Hit Market During

first_imgCzech car maker Skoda will start rolling out its all new 2013 Octavia in India during the festive season, said the company on Friday.Skoda Octavia, which made its Indian debut in 2001, stopped the sales of Octavia in the country in 2010. The first generation Octavia had sold 44,900 units in the country between November 2001 and October 2010.The company is now gearing up to introduce the same car with more elegant designs and luxurious features. It has started the production of its new car at the company’s Aurangabad plant where the Superb, Yeti and Laura are being manufactured.The all new sedan will hit the sub-continent auto market around Diwali and it will come in both petrol and engine versions.”The new Skoda Octavia is now being produced at purpose-built facilities in one of the international growth markets. By far our most important model in the Indian market is also an engine of growth for Skoda,” Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland said in a statement.The company said that the new Octavia will have high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems, economical consumption and typical Skoda value for money to offer its loyal consumers in the country. However, the price of the car hasn’t been revealed yet.Excited about the return of Skoda’s bestseller Octavia in India, Sudhir Rao, Managing Director, Skoda Auto India, said,  “The Octavia model line launched Skoda in the country 12 years ago has enjoyed cult status in India ever since. The Octavia has always been the heart of the Skoda brand. The new-generation Skoda Octavia, which will be introduced here in the festive season, will be a game-changer as it is the largest, most comfortable and lightest Skoda Octavia ever made.”last_img read more

Wreckage of Salas aircraft found

first_imgGeneral view of the front cover of the match day programme paying tribute to Emiliano Sala before a match on 2 February, 2019 Photo: ReutersThe missing plane carrying Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot has been found, investigators said on Sunday.Sala, 28, was travelling from France to join up with his new club, Premier League side Cardiff City, in a light aircraft manned by David Ibbotson on January 21 when it disappeared close to the Channel Islands.Tributes were paid to the striker on both sides of the Channel over the weekend as hopes faded he would be found alive, and Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Sunday told AFP the plane’s wreckage had been discovered.”I can confirm it has been found,” a spokesperson said, adding a statement would be issued on Monday.Sala’s father Horacio spoke of his shock from his home in Progresso, Argentina, telling Cronica TV: “I can’t believe it. It’s a bad dream.”Horacio was the only member of the Sala family to stay behind in Argentina as the others rushed to France to try to help with the search.”I talk to them every day. But since I don’t have WhatsApp it’s expensive to call them or for them to call me. But anyway, they kept saying days were going by, and that there had been zero word on Emiliano, or on the plane,” he said.Suspected debris from the plane washed up on the Normandy coastline in France last Wednesday.Sala was travelling in the Piper PA-46 Malibu plane after transferring from French team Nantes in a 17 million euro ($19.3 million) move — a record deal for the Welsh team.It vanished from radar around 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Guernsey, with pilot Ibbotson the only other person aboard.David Mearns, whose private company, Blue Water Recoveries, was hired by Sala’s family to search for the plane, said on Twitter that the wreckage was spotted early Sunday.”There’s a substantial amount of wreckage on the seabed,” he wrote, adding: “This is about the best result we could have hoped for the families.”Top footballers were among more than 4,500 contributors to a crowdfunding page that raised over 300,000 euros ($343,000) to look for the wreckage.Speaking after Cardiff’s match against Bournemouth on Saturday, manager Neil Warnock said Sala would have been “really proud” of the team after they won 2-0 in their first home match since the plane vanished.Programme notes, penned by owner Vincent Tan and the rest of the Bluebirds’ board, said events had shaken “Cardiff City to its very core” and that they were now playing for Sala and pilot Ibbotson.There were a series of heartfelt tributes before kick-off, with Sala’s photograph appearing on the front cover of the matchday programme and the two captains laid floral tributes on the halfway line before what the club called a “silent reflection”.Sala’s name, in the Argentina colours, was also spelled out behind one of the goals as supporters held cards aloft.last_img read more

How Texas Could Monitor Students Social Media Posts More Closely

first_img Share Listen AP Photo/Eric GaySanta Fe students takes part in a roundtable discussion in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 24, 2018, hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe, Texas.Law enforcement plans to watch students’ social media more closely after the Santa Fe High School shooting, since Governor Greg Abbott wants to use technology to find threats online as part of his school safety plan. X 00:00 /00:52center_img In his plan released last week, Abbott wants people to use a new state developed app, called iWatch. It will be launched this month by the Texas Department of Public Safety. It lets people report suspicious behavior and then alerts law enforcement.However, some schools already monitor what students say on social media. The Spring Independent School District uses a program called Social Sentinel and Katy ISD recently decided to it as well.The technology scans for threatening words online and sends alerts to district officials. Spring’s spokeswoman Karen Garrison said in an email that the district also plans to use funds from its recent $330 million bond package to upgrade its surveillance camera system.But David McGeary with the Harris County Department of Education told News 88.7 an old fashioned approach could be more effective in “curbing behaviors that can lead to violent outbursts or that can lead to critical events.”And those, he said, are still largely face-to-face rather than social, so building positive relationships inside of the school could mitigate risk more than anonymous reporting apps or social media scanning.“To look at it as sort of  a panacea to school violence, or bullying or students at risk of suicide is kind of short-sighted. I think you do have to sort of take this multi-paneled approach to mitigating risk, but that starts with relationships in the schools and you build technology to layer on top of everything else,” McGeary said.That’s why many students and educators want to see more counselors in schools, something that Texas law doesn’t require. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Depicting the beauty of Rama through art

first_imgTo explore the beauty of the blue bodied god Rama, an exhibition has been organized by the National Museum. ‘Rama Abhirama: The beauty of Rama in Indian art and tradition’ was inaugurated on December 18 by Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Government of India.This exhibition majorly focuses on Rama – who is a manifestation of compassion – through the lens of emotion and sentiments. It also brings forth the visual representations of episodes from the Ramayana. The exhibition looks at Ramayana as a living tradition and highlights it’s ritualistic aspects. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking on the occasion, Dr Sharma said, “Lord Ram has always been an inspiration, teaching the values of life to everyone. It’s amazing to see how beautifully some artists have presented his life through their artworks. I am told that there are certain exhibits which have never been witnessed by anyone in the country. They were only kept locked in the museums and archives. We need to bring them out so as to make our new generations aware of it.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveElaborating further on the necessity of museums in a country, he said, “Museums hold great importance as they bridge the gap between our rich history and the millennials. Today, young generations are hardly aware of their history. National Museum, which was established on December 18, 1960, has been successful in achieving everything it was expected of. I congratulate the entire team for organizing such amazing events and exhibitions.”Bringing to life the story of Rama, the exhibition showcases the seven Kandas of Ramayana i.e. the Bala, Ayodhya, Aranya, Kishkindha, Sundara, Yuddha and Uttar, highlighting the beauty of each of them. The exhibition narrates the story and splendour of Ramayana, while exploring his morals, in the folk and vernacular style. The artefacts in the exhibition consist of bronze and terracotta sculptures, wood carvings and miniature paintings belonging to different schools, gold coins, worship icons that reflect the artistic brilliance imbibed with devotion and a lot more.The inauguration was followed by the book launch ceremony of five books namely ‘Archaeology of Ancient Madhyadesa’, ‘Archaeological Myths in Early Evolutionary History of Indian Civilization’, ‘Archaeology History and Numismatics of South India’, ‘Sri Dandayudhapani Swamy Temple Complex at Palani and Origin and Development at Muruka Worship in South India’ and ‘Ramayana, Poetic expression on Temple Hanging.’ The exhibition is open until January 31 at National Museum, New Delhi.last_img read more

House approves Rep Barrett bill clearly defining firearms

first_img Categories: Barrett News,News Measure now goes to Senate for consideration 26Feb House approves Rep. Barrett bill clearly defining firearmscenter_img The Michigan House today approved a package of legislation clearly defining what constitutes a firearm, including one authored by state Rep. Tom Barrett.Rep. Barrett, R-Potterville, introduced House Bill 4156, which clarifies the definition of a firearm to be “any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive.” The clarification is needed because some BB and pellet guns may be considered firearms under current state law. It is the first of Barrett’s bills to be approved by the House. The bill passed with broad bipartisan support.“Michigan has a patchwork of bills that define firearms in different ways, and that caused confusion and, at times, arrests of people who did not think they possessed a firearm,” Rep. Barrett said. “Because of this lack of clarity, some inexpensive, non-lethal, air-powered devices qualify as firearms under current Michigan statute. Words have specific meaning, and we need to align our laws with a common-sense understanding of what a firearm means. We saw a problem and took action to correct it with meaningful legislation.”Other bills in the package include HBs 4151 through 4155. The measures now go to the Senate for consideration. The reforms are outlined in the Focused on Michigan’s Future, the 2015-16 House Republican Action Plan.#####last_img read more

Rep Calley joins colleagues in impactful occupational licensing plan

first_img Categories: Calley News,News 29May Rep. Calley joins colleagues in impactful occupational licensing plan Legislator: Common-sense measures are employee and employer friendlyLegislation from state Rep. Julie Calley diminishing the burden on businesses, their employees and consumers today was advanced in a vote by the House Local Government Committee.Within the multi-bill plan Calley has sponsored, local governments in Michigan will not be allowed to impose licenses on occupations that already are regulated at the state level. If the state requires a license for an occupation that was previously unregulated by the state, a local government would be expected to remove or cease enforcement of its own licensing requirements for that particular profession.“When aspiring employees or entrepreneurs within these fields are deterred from entering the profession due to fees often totaling hundreds of dollars, it naturally creates less competition,” said Calley, of Portland. “Less competition means more cost to Michigan consumers. It’s a lose-lose for the state.”Currently, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) regulates and licenses 15 different occupational professions. The licensing branch is responsible for reviewing applications, processing renewals, issuing licenses or registrations and maintaining records for almost 300,000 professionals throughout the state.The proposal’s main bill, House Bill 5955, creates the Local Government Occupational Licensing Act. Calley’s bills, HBs 5964-65, are part of companion legislation ensuring cities, villages, townships and counties are in accordance with the new proposal. The bill package advances to the full House for consideration.last_img read more

Scandinavian transmission services company and bro

first_imgScandinavian transmission services company and broadcaster Teracom reported an operating profit of SEK376 million (€43 million) for 2011, up from SEK293 million in 2010.The improvement came from better cost management throughout the group and increased sales, primarily for its Boxer pay TV platform in Denmark. The pay DTT platform has attrracted around 300,000 customers, an increase of 180,000.“We have been working methodically in the Danish market to establish Boxer TV as a leading pay TV company and we are going to succeed,” said Crister Fritzson, president and CEO of Teracom Group.During the course of the year, Teracom passed the one million pay TV subscriber mark across all of its pay DTT networks. It ended 2011 with a total of 1.035 million TV customers, an increases of 80,000 year-on-year.Full year revenues increased to SEK4.1 billion from SEK3.9 billion a year earlier.last_img read more