STATE REP RACE Mark Kratman To Hold Campaign Kickoff Party On June 28

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — The Committee to Elect Mark Kratman State Representative is holding a Campaign “Kickoff” Party on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 6pm to 10pm, at the Tewksbury Country Club’s Andrea’s Room (1880 Main Street).For more information on this fundraiser and other Kratman campaign news, visit Mark Kratman for State Representative on Facebook.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… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Mark KratmanIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Mark Kratman Holds Successful Campaign Rally, Ready To Fight For Wilmington & Tewksbury At State HouseIn “Government”CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Mark Kratman Raises More Money From Donors Than His 4 Primary Opponents COMBINEDIn “Government”last_img read more

Downpour disrupts Dhaka life

first_imgManik Mia Avenue goes under water after spells of rain in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Rajib HasanThree spells of rain in the capital on Sunday following a nor’wester earlier in the morning inundated many areas of Dhaka city, causing troubles to commuters in their movement.Heavy rain came down first in the morning, then at noon and again in the evening.A nor’wester accompanied by heavy rain and thunderstorm swept the capital in the morning.The seasonal storm hit around 8:30am with a downpour causing waterlogging on many major roads of the capital.The gusty wind with thunderstorm was blowing packing a speed of 62 kph, Abdul Alim, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Metrological Department, told UNB. The Met office recorded 55mm of rainfall till 12:00pm.The city experienced rain again around 12:00pm and 6:30pm.The clouds kept the sun out for much of the morning and noon casting a night-like ambience over the capital.Premises of Dhaka University`s Faculty of Fine Arts witness Nor’wester on Sunday morning. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasThe rainfalls submerged many parts of the city, including Dhanmondi, Farmgate, Karwanbazar, Mirpur, Badda, Shewrapara and Sher-e-Bangla Nagar areas.Many city dwellers welcomed the rain as it came after two days of sultry weather, bringing down the mercury level.Although most city dwellers preferred to stay indoors as day was a holiday, those ventured outside had to go through sufferings due to waterlogging.Meanwhile, 14 people were killed by lightning strikes in different parts of the country today.According to the reports of UNB news desk, five people were killed in Sirajganj, three in Magura and one each died in Naogaon, Noakhali, Sunamganj, Brahmanbaria and Rangamati districts in separate incidents of thunderbolt.A rickshaw puller waits for passenger amid rain in the capital. Photo: Prothom AloAmid the bad weather, the authorities concerned suspended the plying of launches and steamers from Sadarghat Launch Terminal until further notice.The Met Office forecast said rain/thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind and lightning flashes is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Chattogram division with heavy to very heavy falls over the country in the next 24 hours till 6:00pm on Monday.last_img

Funny side up

first_imgIt is widely believed that comedy is a genre that is the most difficult to master and perform. It is even more challenging in the sphere of performing arts. To elicit laughter from a specific audience takes a great deal of talent, charisma and impeccable comic timing. The cast of One on One Part 2, who performed in the Siri Fort auditorium on Sunday managed to have the audience in splits.In order to stay relevant in an age where the cinema viewing experience is growing by leaps and bounds, theatre has to re-invent itself and that is precisely what One on One Part 2 attempted to do. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’A far cry from the type of theatre we are accustomed to, this act presented a series of monologues to its audiences which served as a commentary to various social issues ranging from the trials of a married woman who struggles with motherhood to the futility of war along with the aftermath of the tragic Nepal earthquake, the tribulations of a ticket checker stuck at a job at a place where the citizens think they are above the law and the aspirations of a girl who initially wanted to get married but after the act realises she has made a grave mistake.  The sketches were predominantly comical, but had an underlying social message. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWith the right mix of veteran talents and fresh blood, the acting aspect of the play was top notch. Headlined by notable names such as Rajit Kapoor, Anu Menon( of Lola Kutty fame), Neil Bhoopalam( NH10, Shaitan, No One Killed Jessica) and lesser known faces such as Shikha Talsania, Gopal Dutt and Sumeet  Vyas, the pace of the play never slackened. Shikha as the new bride who develops cold feet after marriage was a revelation while Gopal Dutt as the ticket checker displayed immense comic abilities. However, the real star of the show was Sumeet Vyas who essayed roles of an army man as well as a first-time producer with aplomb. His depiction of a producer who is constantly heckled by the director, the assistant director, the superstar as well as the spot boy was a treat to watch as it was tinged in realism. Neil Bhoopalam, Anu Menon and Rajit Kapoor also left an indelible mark on the audience with their measured performances.Directed by a host of directors like Rahul DaCunha, Rajit Kapoor, Nadir Khan, Sumeet Vyas, Ashish Jagtiani and Hussain Dalal, there was never any doubt about the credibility of the act and it sure didn’t disappoint. With such innovative ideas getting incorporated in contemporary theatre, it’s no wonder it still commands a certain amount of following, even in this age of three-dimensional films.last_img read more

Younis may quit ODI cricket after Eng series

first_imgSenior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is contemplating calling it a day from one-day internationals after the series against England in the UAE.Well-informed sources told PTI on Monday that Younis might announce his retirement from one-day internationals during or after the four-match series.“There has been so much controversy over his selection in the one-day team and plus the clear indications from the team management that they want to build a young team for the World Cup 2019 that Younis is contemplating retirement,” one source confirmed. Also Read – A league of his own!He said that Younis, 37, has been waiting for the right time to call it a day from 50-overs cricket and the series against England gives him this chance.“He has not decided as yet but he himself is keen to end the controversy surrounding his selection for ODIs and there is a chance he might decide to take a bow himself after having played the series against England,” the source said. Younis was recalled to the Pakistan squad for the series last week after he last played an ODI in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015. Also Read – Domingo named new Bangladesh cricket coachSince March 2013 the senior batsman, who has been in record breaking form in Test cricket, has been out of the ODI squad for long periods and has played just 11 matches in the last two and half years. “His close friends and cricket advisors also feel Younis should retire from ODIs when he is in the team and do it himself,” the source stated. Sources close to the national selectors also said they got vibes from Younis that he might quit ODIs next month. The selectors earlier this year had made an offer to Younis to lead the team in Zimbabwe when Azhar Ali was not available but quit afterwards but he declined the offer saying he will quit on his own terms. Head coach Waqar Younis during his recent meetings with chief selector Haroon Rasheed in Sharjah assured him that Younis would not sit on the bench and get a chance to play the full series. The chief selector after much difficulty managed to convince the head coach to give the in-form Younis a shot in the ODI series.last_img read more

Court summons Amit Shah in defamation case filed by Abhishek Banerjee

first_imgKolkata: The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) has summoned BJP national president Amit Shah to appear before the Court on September 28 in connection with an alleged defamation case filed by Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress MP and president of the All India Trinamool Youth Congress.On August 11, Amit Shah had made certain defamatory statements against Abhishek at the BJP’s Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh rally on Mayo Road. Shah had said that the funds released by the Centre worth Rs 3.59 lakh crore to Bengal ended up with Abhishek, who is Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, and syndicates. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The residents of the villages in Bengal, has the money reached your village? Prime Minister Modi had sent it. Where did Rs 3,59,000 crore go? This has been gifted to the nephew and the syndicate,” Shah had said in the rally. “Narada, Saradha, Rose Valley, syndicate’s corruption, nephew’s corruption… a series of corruption have been carried out under Mamataji,” Shah had said. These statements were widely published and circulated all over the country in various newspapers and on social media. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn August 13, Banerjee’s advocate had served a notice to Amit Shah, calling upon the accused to retract such virulent and mala fide defamatory statements and to issue an unconditional apology to the complainant. No response was received by Abhishek Banerjee or his advocate. Later, a complaint case was filed on August 28 before the CMM by the complainant under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code (Punishment for defamation). Cognizance was taken by the CMM on August 28. On Wednesday, the application was fixed for examination of the complainant and the witnesses, when Abhishek Banerjee as well as the witnesses, Swarup Biswas and Soumya Bakshi appeared and made their statements, on oath, before the CMM.last_img read more

Digital Ocean announces Managed Databases for PostgreSQL

first_imgYesterday, the team at Digital Ocean, a fully managed and feature-rich database service provider, announced the ‘Managed Databases for PostgreSQL’ as a Valentine gift for the users. The new Managed Databases along with the PostgreSQL support will allow developers to quickly build a scalable, high-performance database cluster with less hassle. One of the interesting features of this new provision is that one need not know anything about the Linux operating system or specific DevOps maintenance tasks. Managed databases take care of some challenges including: Help to identify the optimal database infrastructure footprint Scale infrastructure while business and data requirements grow Help in designing and managing highly available infrastructure and failover processes Implement a complete and reliable backup and recovery strategy Aid in forecasting and maintaining operational infrastructure costs The team at Digital Ocean writes, “You’ll enjoy simple, predictable pricing that allows you to control your costs. Spin up a database node starting from $15 per month or high availability cluster from $50 per month. Backups are included for free with your service to keep things simple. Ingress bandwidth is always free, and egress fees ($0.01/GB per month) will be waived for 2019.” Benefits of Managed Databases A hassle-free database maintenance Managed databases save a lot of time. All the user has to do is, quickly deploy a database, and the databases handle the rest. Users do not have to worry about security patches to the OS or database engine–once a new version or patch is available, just a simple click can enable it. Highly secure and optimized for performance All data in these newly managed databases is encrypted at rest and in transit. One can use the Cloud Firewall to restrict connections to their respective database. The database runs on enterprise-class VM hardware with local SSD storage, thus, giving the user a lightning-fast performance. Easy scalability With Managed Databases, users can scale up at any time without impacting their application, virtually. One can spin up read-only nodes to scale read operations or remove compute overhead from reporting requirements. Automatic failovers If any issue occurs with the primary node, traffic will automatically get routed to the standby nodes. The team at Digital ocean recommends selecting a high-availability option to minimize the impact in case of a failure. Simple and reliable backup and recovery solution Backups are handled automatically and free of cost. Full backups are taken every day and write-ahead-logs are maintained to allow users to restore to any point-in-time during the retention period. To know more about these new Managed Databases, visit the Digital Ocean website. Read Next Microsoft Cloud services’ DNS outage results in deleting several Microsoft Azure database records Google Cloud Firestore, the serverless, NoSQL document database, is now generally available 2018 is the year of graph databases. Here’s why.last_img read more