VIDEO Watch Highlights From Wilmingtons 2nd Annual Special Olympics

first_imgWILMINGTON, 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.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”last_img read more

I saw the plane landing and catching fire

first_imgHolding placards inscribed with the names of the plane crash victims, relatives wait in front of the morgue of the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital. Photo was taken by Kamrul Hasan on Wednesday.Shocked relatives of US-Bangla plane crash victims are eagerly waiting to receive the dead bodies of their near and dear ones two days into the tragic plane crash in Nepal.A total of 51 passengers including 26 Bangladeshis died in the plane crash of US-Bangla aircraft (BS 211) at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday afternoon.The bodies have now been kept at the morgue of Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital.A number of relatives with placards with names of their near and dear ones were standing in front of the hospital morgue.One of them was grandfather of co-pilot Prithula Rashid, also waiting in front of the morgue.”I do not know when I would receive the dead body of Prithula,” said the grim-faced elderly man.Nepali woman Urmila, mother of Sylhet Rageeb-Rabeya Medical College student Shretha Thapa, was standing with placard of her daughter’s name and wailing continuously.Cap 2: US-Bangla airliner co-pilot Prithula Rashid’s grandfather is seen waiting in front of the morgue of the Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital. Photo was taken by Kamrul Hasan on Wednesday.”I was waiting at the airport for my daughter’s arrival. I saw the plane landing and catching fire… I do not know when I will get the dead body,” she said when this author approached her.Deceased Alimuzzaman’s relative Faruk Ahmed said, “There is no certainty of receiving the dead body. Nobody can tell the exact date.”A total of 26 Bangladeshis, 24 Nepalese and a Chinese citizen died in the accident.The relatives fear it will take time to receive the dead bodies. The authorities said the dead bodies will be handed over after carrying out autopsies, chemical test and DNA test.The DNA test is being conducted to ascertain the citizenship and gender.Bangladesh civil aviation and tourism minister AKM Shajahan Kamal visited the hospital morgue.During the visit, head of the forensic department of the hospital Promoth Sherestha told the minister that autopsies of the dead bodies will be conducted soon. The identities of the bodies will be ascertained and later the bodies will be handed over to the family members, Sherestha added.*This report is rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more

Samsung leader quizzed for over 22 hours in SKorea corruption scandal

first_imgSamsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor’s office early on Friday, more than 22 hours after arriving for questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye.Lee left the special prosecution office without answering reporters’ questions and headed to a waiting car.Prosecutors have been investigating whether Samsung provided 30 billion won ($25.46 million) to a business and foundations backed by Park’s friend, Choi Soon-sil, in exchange for the national pension fund’s support for a 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates.A spokesman said the special prosecutor’s office would decide “soon” whether to seek a warrant to arrest the 48-year-old Lee, the third-generation leader of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, or chaebol. There were no plans to bring him in for further questioning.Lee denied some of the suspicions against him but had admitted to others, said Lee Kyu-chul, a spokesman for the special prosecutors’ office who declined to elaborate.A Samsung spokeswoman declined to comment.The corruption scandal has engulfed the highest reaches of South Korea’s elite, with Park impeached by parliament in December, a decision that must be upheld or overturned by the Constitutional Court. Park, who has been stripped of her powers in the meantime, has denied wrongdoing.Jay Y. Lee was named as a suspect on Wednesday and summoned on Thursday morning for questioning.Prosecutors were looking into whether he gave false testimony during a parliamentary hearing in early December, where the heads of nine of South Korea’s biggest chaebol were subjected to an unprecedented 13-hour televised grilling by a panel investigating the presidential scandal.Jay Y. Lee denied bribery accusations during that hearing, rejecting assertions from lawmakers that Samsung lobbied to get the fund to back the merger.Shares in group flagship Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone maker, were down about 2.5 percent on Friday.EQUESTRIAN CONNECTIONThe special prosecution also questioned Park Sang-jin, a president at Samsung Electronics, for about 13 hours until early on Friday.Park Sang-jin had signed a contract for Samsung Electronics in 2015 to sponsor an equestrian team, the main beneficiary of which was the daughter of President Park’s friend Choi, a key figure in the scandal who is in detention and undergoing a criminal trial. Choi has denied wrongdoing.Her daughter, 20-year-old Chung Yoo-ra, was arrested by Danish police early this month after she was sought by South Korean authorities. Chung, who won a gold medal in group dressage at the 2014 Asian Games, has denied wrongdoing.Park Sang-jin, who had refused to appear at parliamentary hearings on the matter citing health issues, did not comment to reporters as he left the prosecutors’ office at about 3 a.m. (1900 GMT Thursday) wearing a white face mask.Two other Samsung Group executives were questioned by special prosecutors on Monday and released.Samsung has acknowledged making payments to two foundations at the centre of the scandal, as well as to a consulting firm controlled by Choi, but has repeatedly denied accusations of lobbying to push through the controversial 2015 merger of affiliates Samsung C&T Corp and Cheil Industries Inc.Dozens of South Korean corporate groups made contributions totalling 77.4 billion won ($65.75 million) to two foundations that were set up to back President Park’s initiatives, but Samsung’s donations were the largest.Late last month, the head of South Korea’s National Pension Service, the world’s third-largest pension fund, was arrested after he acknowledged that he had pressured the fund to approve the $8 billion merger between the two Samsung Group affiliates while he was head of the health ministry, reversing an earlier public denial.last_img read more

4 drown in parts of Rajasthan

first_imgFour persons lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Jalore district of Rajasthan in the past 24 hours. The torrential rains have raised fear of a flood-like situation, officials said.Four bodies – two in Nainol, and one each in Data and Jaulasara villages of Jalore – have been recovered amid heavy downpour since Tuesday, said a senior district official.He added the body that was recovered from Moongtala in Sirohi on Tuesday has been identified as that of Ganga (15), while the two other married women – Faglu, and Heeraki – who drowned in the flash floods along with her are still missing. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIMeanwhile, traffic has been halted on the Mount Abu and Abu Road in Sirohi, fearing landslides triggered by rain, a senior traffic official said. Only medical emergency vehicles were allowed to pass, the official said. Tourists have been advised to stay on the hill station till rains abate, he said.Two colonies – Indian Oil’s residential area and Gurunanak Colony in Abu Road – are inundated. People were evacuated from the colonies to safer places, he said, adding that a team of National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) was called from Udaipur to assist the civil and police administration. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThough there was a unit of Army and CRPF stationed in Mount Abu but they could not be called in due to due to blockade on roads, he said.Rain abated in Sanchore and Jalore cities and water level in low-lying areas has started receding, he said. Two gates of Selwara dam were opened to control the overflowing rain water, and one gate was being repaired.The district collectors and SPs of Sirohi and Jalore were camping in the rain-affected areas to supervise the rescue operation with the help of Calamity and Relief Department. Seven trains running on the SamdariBhilwari route were cancelled again on Wednesday, while one train (Dadar-Bikaner) has been diverted,  following damages to rail tracks due to incessant rain at Jalore-Sirohi route, North-West Railways (NWR) chief public relation officer Tarun Jain said.last_img read more