WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools held its 2nd Annual Special Olympics on Wednesday, May 2 at Wilmington High School. Students of all ages and grades, from Wilmington and Burlington, participated in an assortment of track and field events and sports “skills & drills” stations.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover the event.Watch highlights from the opening ceremony and the games, plus brief words from:Event organizers Diana Hill and MaryLou McDonoughCommittee member Lisa Costantiello and sponsor Kevin ConnolllyWe’re One Wilmington partner Becky McGarthWilmington Interim Superintendent Paul RuggieroWilmington Assistant Superintendent Sean GallagherBurlington Superintendent Eric ContiState Representative Ken GordonWilmington School Committee member MJ ByrnesWatch the WHS Band and WHS Soundscape perform—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/f/9/8/c/3/a/f98c3a9d-0e97-48dc-8297-862cf596d3d91526588407.717%2B31371106.760%40castus4-wilmington%2B15266473631526646200483879.vod.720p.The%20Second%20Annual%20Special%20Olympics_%20May%202nd%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Highlights From Wilmington’s 1st Annual Special OlympicsIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”Wilmington Public Schools 3rd Annual Special Olympics Set For May 1In “Education”
Applied Materials, Inc. has announced the appointment of Srinivas Satya as Country President for Applied Materials India. Satya succeeds Aninda Moitra, who will join the leadership team of the company’s Transistor and Interconnect Group.Srinivas Satya brings nearly two decades of experience to his new role, having successfully led several businesses and strategic functions within Applied. Most recently he was head of business development and portfolio management for the company’s semiconductor business.As India Country President, Satya will be responsible for the company’s overall India strategy and execution. He will focus on driving revenue opportunities in the region and increasing the technology and product development capabilities in India to drive innovation and growth for Applied.Accelerating engineering innovation in the region will be a key focus area for Satya, in line with the company’s strategy to leverage regional competencies in engineering and IT, and to enable faster development of industry-leading technologies and products.Applied Materials India is the largest organization for Applied Materials outside of the United States, and makes a significant contribution to the company’s capabilities across a number of product groups and functions.”As former head of business development for Applied’s semiconductor business, Srinivas will help identify key revenue opportunities and ensure sustained growth in India for Applied Materials,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, executive vice president and general manager of the Silicon Systems Group.Satya holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits a camp for displaced earthquake and liquefaction victims in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on 12 October 2018. Reuters File PhotoUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all to stand up for journalists, truth and justice saying truth never dies.”Reporting is not a crime.Together, let us stand up for journalists, for truth and for justice,” he said in a message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists that falls on 2 November.The UN chief called on governments and the international community to protect journalists and create the conditions they need to do their work.”On this day, I pay tribute to journalists who do their jobs every day despite intimidation and threats. Their work – and that of their fallen colleagues — reminds us that truth never dies. Neither must our commitment to the fundamental right to freedom of expression,” he said.In just over a decade, Guterres said, more than a thousand journalists have been killed while carrying out their indispensable work.Nine out of ten cases are unresolved, with no one held accountable, he added.”Female journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted not only for their reporting but also because of their gender, including through the threat of sexual violence,” Guterres said.This year alone, he said, at least 88 journalists have been killed and many thousands more have been attacked, harassed, detained or imprisoned on spurious charges, without due process.”This is outrageous. This should not become the new normal.When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price,” said the UN chief.He said he deeply troubled by the growing number of attacks and the culture of impunity.Meanwhile, the European Union said democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. “Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions.”But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity, it said in a declaration marking the day.”Free journalism is the backbone of free societies: undermining it means undermining our own freedom,” reads the EU declaration.The EU paid tribute to all those journalists around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their profession. “We also pay tribute to all those brave journalists who are taking up the work of their colleagues who can no longer pursue their investigations.”The EU said it will continue to use all appropriate external policy and financial instruments to enhance the quality of journalism, access to public information and freedom of expression.