STATE REP RACE Candidate Mark Kratman Discusses His Campaign For State Rep

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television Executive Director Shaun Neville recently interviewed State Representative Candidate Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury) as part of WCTV’s 2018 Candidate Conversations series.Kratman answers the following questions:Why are you in this race?Discuss your decision to enter the race after State Rep. Miceli’s sudden passing, just days before the filing deadline.Describe your background, what you bring to the table, and how long you’ve lived in the area.What binds the towns of Tewksbury and Wilmington, and their people, together?Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?Tell us about your campaign thus far. What have you been up to? What will you be doing leading up to Election Day to get your word out?Watch the 16-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/8/e/c/d/a/b/8ecdabe7-fada-464a-a389-3104bdca60381532087566.580%2B36870265.624%40castus4-wilmington%2B15320902451532087784112994.vod.720p.Candidate%20Conversations_%20State%20Rep%20-%20Mark%20Kratman%20.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… RelatedDEBATE HIGHLIGHT: Most Democratic Candidates Not Ready To Pledge To Support Their Party’s Nominee In General ElectionIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidate Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With WCTVIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidate Erin Buckley Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With WCTVIn “Videos”last_img read more

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RBL Bank IPO Issue price fixed listing of shares on Wednesday

first_imgRBL Bank, the Kolhapur-based private sector lender, which saw its Rs. 1,200 crore initial public offering (IPO) oversubscribed 69 times, will debut on the stock exchanges on Wednesday. The company fixed the issue price at Rs. 225 per share, at the upper end of the Rs. 224-225 per share price band.The RBL Bank public offer comprised 16.90 million shares being offloaded by existing investors (offer for sale, or OFS) and fresh issue of 37.16 million shares.The IPO was subscribed over 69.6 times after the public issue closed on Aug. 23, according to stock exchange data. The response represented a quantum jump on the last day.The bank had raised Rs. 364 crore from 28 anchor investors by issuing shares at the upper price band of Rs. 225.Most of the brokerages had recommended “subscribe” to the RBL Bank IPO. Read: Here is what brokerages are saying about the RBL Bank public issueIncorporated in 1943 as Ratnakar Bank, RBL Bank earned a net profit of Rs. 292.48 crore on revenues of Rs. 3,234.85 crore for the financial year 2015-16, up from Rs. 208.45 crore and Rs. 2,356.5 crore in the preceding financial year.Deposits and advances stood at Rs. 24,348 crore and Rs. 21,229 crore, respectively, as of March 31, 2016. Net non-performing assets (NPAs) as percentage of total advances rose to 0.59 percent from 0.27 percent at the end of financial year 2014-15.The bank has 197 branches and 362 interconnected ATMs spread across 16 Indian states and union territories as of March 31, 2016.RBL Bank had raised Rs. 488 crore in pre-IPO preferential placement of shares last December at Rs. 195 per share.Other firms that are entering or planning to enter the primary market include PNB Housing Finance and Laurus Labs. Maini Precision Products dropped the idea of public issue after raising $16.5 million from existing investors a few days ago.Some of the recent IPOs that saw success include Quess Corp, Mahangar Gas Company and Advanced Enzyme Technologies.last_img read more

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Provide basic requirements security to Rohingya children

first_imgParticipants at the roundtable jointly organised by Prothom Alo and UNICEF at the Prothom Alo office in the capital on Sunday. Photo: Prothom AloDiscussants at a roundtable stressed that the Rohingya children should be provided with basic education, food and other necessities as well as proper security as long as they are in Bangladesh.The roundtable was jointly organised by ProthomAlo and UNICEF at the Prothom Alo office in the capital on Sunday. Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Qayyum moderated the roundtable.Chief guest at the roundtable, Bangladesh Human Rights Commission chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque, said almost 400,000 Rohingya children took shelter in Cox’s Bazar since the latest crisis began with violent attacks in Rakhine on 25 August.Speaking about providing legal assistance to the Rohingyas in Bangladesh, assistant external relations officer of UNHCR Souvik Das said Bangladesh lacks any kind of refugee law. However, identifying the newborn Rohingyas in Bangladesh and providing them with birth certificates can help them, he added.He also mentioned that the majority of the Rohingya female refugees were pregnant or were child brides.He also said most of the children in the camps were traumatised following the atrocities they witnessed in Myanmar and proper security for them has to be ensured in the camps.Speaking about the latest condition of the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, executive director of Coast Trust, Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, said Bangladesh should have two types of plans for managing the current refugee crisis.He said, plan A should be providing basic education for the Rohingya children and also ensuring long term education programmes in the refugee camps, so that the refugee children can get a stable future.He said plan B should be to continue pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas.Special guest additional secretary of social welfare ministry Khairul Anam said the Rohingya influx into Bangladesh has continued for the last 40 years. He also appreciated the fact that different local as well as international organisations were working along with the government to cope with the crisis.Khairul Anam said currently there are a total of 10 Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and Teknaf where a total of 12,000 children have been registered till now.Among others, programme coordinator of BRAC M Nazrul Islam, child protection expert of UNICEF Monira Hasan, head of child rights and protection, Plan International, Tania Nusrat Zaman, national program officer (adolescent and youth gender) of UNFPA Humaira Farhana, deputy director of community development center Tsadduk Hossain, and deputy country director of Handicap International Sharmin Khan, also addressed the roundtable.last_img read more

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Summit helped world avoid nuclear catastrophe says Trump

first_imgIn this picture taken on 12 June 2018 and released from North Korea`s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 13 June 2018, North Korea`s leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US president Donald Trump (R) during the US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. Photo: AFPDonald Trump accepted an invitation from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea during their historic summit, Pyongyang state media reported Wednesday, as the US president said the world had jumped back from the brink of “nuclear catastrophe”.Tuesday’s unprecedented encounter in Singapore saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy shake hands with Kim, the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, as they stood as equals in front of their nations’ flags.In a characteristically bullish tweet, Trump said the first-ever summit between sitting leaders of the two Cold War foes meant “the World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe!””No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research! The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic!”In a joint statement following the talks, Kim agreed to the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula” — a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a “verifiable” and “irreversible” way.In its first report on the landmark summit, the official KCNA news agency ran a glowing dispatch on the talks, describing them as an “epoch-making meeting” that would help foster “a radical switchover in the most hostile (North Korea)-US relations”.The report said the two men each asked the other to visit their country.”The two top leaders gladly accepted each other’s invitation,” KCNA said.It asserted that Trump had “expressed his intention” to lift sanctions against the North — something the US president had told a blockbuster press conference would happen “when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor”.”The sanctions right now remain,” he added.With the headline: “Meeting of the century opens new history in DPRK-US relations”, the North’s ruling Workers Party official daily Rodong Sinmun splashed no fewer than 33 pictures across four of its usual six pages.One of the pictures showed a smiling Kim shaking hands with Trump’s hawkish National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against the North, which in turn has referred to him as “human scum.”‘War games’ Pyongyang has reason to feel confident after the meeting, a major coup for an isolated and heavily sanctioned regime that has long craved international legitimacy.”Kim Jong Un got what he wanted at the Singapore Summit: the international prestige and respect of a one-on-one meeting with the American president, the legitimacy of North Korean flags hanging next to American flags in the background,” said Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center.In his post-summit press conference, Trump made the surprise announcement that the US would halt joint military exercises with its security ally Seoul — something long sought by Pyongyang, which claims the drills are a rehearsal for invasion.The US stations around 30,000 troops in security ally South Korea to protect it from its neighbour, which invaded in 1950 in an attempt to reunify the peninsula by force.”We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money,” Trump told reporters, adding that “at some point” he wanted to withdraw US troops from the South.Both Seoul and US military commanders in the South indicated they had no idea the announcement was coming, and in an editorial Wednesday the Korea Herald said it was “worrisome”.Smiles and handshakes The Singapore summit was a potentially legacy-defining meeting for both men — comparable to president Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, or Ronald Reagan’s 1986 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.Only a few months ago, the pair were swapping personal insults such as “dotard” and “little rocket man” and the North conducted its six and most powerful nuclear test, as well as firing missiles over Japan.Trump vowed to rain down “fire and fury” on Pyongyang if it threatened the US but instead in Singapore it was compliments that flowed, as the president described Kim as “talented” and said they had forged a “special bond.”After a day filled with smiles and handshakes watched around the world, the US “committed to provide security guarantees” to North Korea.But critics charged that the summit legitimised Kim, whose regime has been accused of multiple human rights abuses, and said the summit was more about headlines than substantive progress.Trump said the US would be checking Kim’s progress towards denuclearisation “very strongly” but many agreements made in the past with North Korea have later fallen apart.World powers from China to Japan, the European Union and Russia welcomed its outcome — while cautioning it was only the first step towards resolving the nuclear stand-off with Pyongyang.But some media in Japan, which North Korea has in the past threatened to “sink into the sea”, were cautious.”The real bargaining has now started between the US and North Korea. Problems that cannot be solved through a bling-bling political show remain on both sides,” said the liberal Mainichi Shimbun.last_img
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Gono Forums Mokabbir takes oath

first_imgMokabbir KhanGono Forum’s MP-elect Mokabbir Khan, who won the last national polls from Sylhet-2 constituency, took oath as member of the 11th parliament on Tuesday.Tareq Mahmud, director of the Jatiya Sangsad secretariat’s public relation-1, confirmed this to Prothom Alo on Tuesday.Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath at her office at the parliament building this noon.Earlier on Monday, Gono Forum central executive committee member Afsary Ameen Ahmed carried a letter to the parliament around 4:40pm.In response to a letter sent by Mokabbir to the speaker, an arrangement was made to administer the oath at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.last_img

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Trivia Crack Takes on HQ Trivia With Live Game Mode Trivia Live

first_imgThe new live model seems to operate closely in scope to “HQ Trivia,” the TV-style live game trivia show that lets all players join in for free. If they answer all 12 multiple choice questions correctly, they get a chance at winning some of the cash behind some pretty wicked prize pools. It typically broadcasts at regular intervals the players can interact with. It broke out as a viral hit after its August 2017 debut, and eventually began raising the amount of money offered per episode. It quickly grew to amass more than 1 million live viewers each day, with prize pots backed by $15 million in venture funding to fuel payments earlier in March 2018.It remains to be seen how “Trivia Crack” will approach ensuring it remains stocked with enough cash to reward winners through constant giveaways at this time, but given that the game is the fifth most-played mobile game in the world, it will likely have no trouble amassing players and additional ad revenue. Popular mobile game “Trivia Crack” is launching a new game mode for players in the United States this week known as “Trivia Live.”The mobile trivia title is looking to compete with the recent trend of live trivia games by bringing real-time quizzes to players. Those who answer the most questions correctly in 10 seconds will be given cash prizes. There are 12 questions for each round, and 10 seconds are allotted for each question.Winners will split a $500 prize pot to win. If you answer correctly and under the time limit, you’ll go on to the next question. If you fail, you’ll be eliminated from the competition. You can still watch until the end, however, as a spectator. Those who answer the 12 questions correctly will share the winnings from the $500 pot. The live trivia portion of the popular game will make its debut on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm ET and will be available daily for players to try out. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

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BuzzFeed Taps WNBCs David Hatcher as Executive Producer of AM to DM

first_img Popular on Variety Prior to WNBC, Hatcher worked at Fox’s WNYW (from 2002-06 and then from 2008-12), with a stint in between as assistant news director at CBS’s WBZ TV in Boston for the 11 p.m. newscast. He previously served as executive producer at WCBS, where he coordinated coverage of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Hatcher also was senior producer on “Real Life,” a national daytime magazine show for NBC, and executive produced “Deco Drive,” a daily entertainment show airing in Miami.At BuzzFeed News, Hatcher replaces “AM to DM” exec producer Patrick McMenamin who moved into a new role focused on political programming, special events, and sales opportunities across BuzzFeed News. Prior to joining BuzzFeed in 2017, McMenamin helped to launch HuffPost Live and served as a producer at ABC News and Fox Business.Since launching in September 2017, “AM to DM” has landed interviews with a number of newsmakers, including Sen. Kamala Harris, Chrissy Teigen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dolly Parton, Natalie Portman, Daniel Radcliffe, Lena Waithe, Stacey Abrams and Madeleine Albright. Veteran TV producer David Hatcher is now overseeing BuzzFeed News’ “AM to DM” morning talk show on Twitter as executive producer.Hatcher, who started at BuzzFeed on Feb. 11, has day-to-day showrunning responsibilities for the one-hour weekday show, which streams live on Twitter from 10-11 a.m. ET Monday through Friday. In January, Twitter renewed “AM to DM” through the end of 2019.The millennial-targeted show, which BuzzFeed claims averages around 400,000 views per episode, takes a social-media spin on the classic morning-show format. “AM to DM” hosts Saeed Jones and Isaac Fitzgerald riff on the biggest news stories of the day, centered on top tweets, along with interviewing special guests and presenting other segments.Hatcher joins BuzzFeed from NBC’s New York local station WNBC, where he had been an executive producer for news since 2012. At WNBC, he won local and national Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow award for the station’s breaking news coverage of Superstorm Sandy.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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