Wilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 15

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Attention all 5th graders living in Wilmington!  Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center?  Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing?  Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center!  The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center. 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… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 4In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, March 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Youth Center Seeks Video Game DonationsIn “Community”last_img read more

Houston Advocates Release Action Plan To Improve How Immigrants Survive Disasters

first_imgLiving Hope Wheelchair AssociationA member of the Living Hope Wheelchair Association visits immigrants recovering from Harvey.Advocates rolled out an action plan Friday to make disaster response in Houston more inclusive of immigrants.The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, and other community partners, released the action plan.  The plan included 34 recommendations, which were put together after studying the experiences of service providers at 40 immigrant-serving organizations. They found many immigrants faced additional barriers during and after Harvey.  X 00:00 /00:49 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharecenter_img Listen Recommendations include providing better explanations on how to apply for FEMA assistance and making disaster preparedness information more accessible. “There’s not just the right languages and the right channels but even the right levels of literacy,” said Katy Atkiss, who developed the action plan. She also said some aspects of the action plan apply directly to the emergency response to the ITC tank fire. “Making sure that people know what to do, like what does ‘shelter in place’ mean,” she said. “If they even hear these words, how do they respond, what are their action items?”Atkiss will be meeting with local officials and organizations to see how the plan could be implemented.Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaKate Vickery of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative announces the Humanitarian Action Plan for immigrant resilience.In a written statement, County Commissioner Rodney Ellis said the industrial fires this week are a reminder to invest in the resilience of low-income and immigrant communities. “Immigrant resilience is key to the resilience of our country as a whole. For these reasons, I’m proud to support these recommendations,” said Ellis, who represents Precinct One.Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family FoundationA report by the Episcopal Health Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation found undocumented immigrants as more likely to say their lives were disrupted by Harvey than native-born residents.Other recommendations in the action plan include suspending immigration enforcement within 200 miles of disaster zones during a crisis, developing more data to better understand how immigrant communities are impacted by disaster and coordinating with immigrant advocates on getting out information to communities. last_img read more

ED to slap penalty notices against Lalit Modi others

first_imgThe ED is in the process of serving final penalty notices in 16 alleged forex violation cases amounting to an estimated Rs 1,700 crore against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi and others as part of its wide-ranging probe in the alleged financial irregularities in various editions of the T-20 cricket extravaganza.High-level Enforcement Directorate sources said apart from these cases, two other instances of suspected contravention of foreign exchange laws and hawala transactions are also being investigated by the central probe agency and these include investigations on the role of Modi. Investigation in a third case of money laundering against the former cricket czar, sources said, is also “underway” which is related to the alleged misappropriation of funds in allotment of cricket media rights by BCCI in 2009. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“About 16 cases being probed under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) are in the final stages of adjudication, which means final orders for penalty will be served in the coming months against the accused which includes all the important functionaries of the IPL-BCCI including Modi.“The cases amount to violations of an estimated Rs 1,600 crore and the the maximum penalty that can be slapped on the accused could be three times of this amount,” a source said.The agency, in February, had slapped a similar Rs 425 crore show-cause notice against Modi, former BCCI boss Srinivasan, the IPL, private multimedia firms for alleged contravention of forex laws in awarding a cricketing media rights contract in 2009.The sources added that the money laundering case, registered early this year, has been filed by the agency based on an FIR filed by Srinivasan with Chennai police for suspected bungling of funds in awarding media rights for broadcasting BCCI-IPL cricket matches. The agency sources said all the cases being probed against Modi and his associates in IPL-BCCI are related to various editions of the glamorous T-20 matches.last_img read more

Fire at Moonda Kotee tea estate none hurt

first_imgDarjeeling: A fire broke out at Moonda Kotee tea estate in the wee hours of Saturday. The office of the tea garden was totally gutted thereby destroying all documents, records and the computers of the garden. There has been no report of any injury or loss of life.The garden is situated around 4 km below Sonada in the Kurseong sub division of the Darjeeling district. The fire broke out around 12:30am on Saturday. “Tea garden workers and local residents tried to douse the fire. We even tried to contact the fire brigade but failed to do so. Soon, the office was razed to the ground,” stated Puran Rai, assistant manager of the tea estate. Incidentally, there had been a fire in the factory of the garden in 2004, in which the factory was gutted. The garden is owned by Darjeeling Organic Tea Estate Pvt Ltd. They have a worker strength of 949. 298. Seventy-eight hectares of land is under tea cultivation in the garden.last_img read more