WILMINGTON, MA — Daryn Marsh is one of the three candidates competing for the one 1-year Selectman seat in this Saturday’s Town Election.Below is Marsh’s Closing Argument; his Q&A’s with Wilmington Apple; the full video of the WCTV debate he participated in; his interviews with WCTV (video) and the Town Crier (written); and more.Closing ArgumentWatch Mr. Marsh’s closing argument HERE.On The Issues (Q&A’s with Wilmington Apple)Is the Town of Wilmington heading in the right direction? Explain.Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.Describe your past & present involvement with Wilmington’s town government (e.g., any appointed or elected positions, serve on any committees?) AND in the Wilmington community (e.g., volunteerism with non-profits, churches, schools, youth sports, etc.).Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.Do you/did you support the construction of a detox facility at 362 Middlesex Avenue? Why or why not? What do you say to residents who strongly disagree with your position?Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.In September, the Wilmington Memorial Library hosted a month-long series of programs on civility to address a growing lack of civility in today’s society. In his latest newsletter, Town Manager Jeff Hull called for more civility in town when discussing controversial topics. If elected, what will you do to create more civility in Wilmington — online, at meetings, and in the community overall?Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.What do you feel should be Wilmington’s next TWO municipal or school building projects? Why do you prioritize these two projects over other projects?Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.Are there any articles on this year’s Annual Town Meeting Warrant (https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/sites/wilmingtonma/files/uploads/2019_atm_warrant.pdf) that you currently plan to vote against? If so, which articles and why? And what ONE article would you most wish to bring to the attention of voters and ask that they support? Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.If you are elected, what are at least three big things that you hope to accomplish during your 3 years on the board? How would you accomplish these things?Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.What grade would you give to Town Manager Jeff Hull for his performance over the past year? Why? Are you looking for a change in leadership at Town Hall?Watch Mr. Marsh’s answer HERE.(Editor’s Note: The above questions were submitted by readers. Each candidate was given the same amount of time each week to answer. These answers were previously published on Wilmington Apple over the past two months.)Letters To The Editor/Endorsementsn/aWatch The DebateWatch The Debate at WCTV.org Wilmington Apple’s Debate CoverageTown Crier’s Debate CoverageLowell Sun’s Debate CoverageCandidate Conversation with WCTVSelectman Candidate Daryn Marsh Discusses His Campaign With WCTVWilmington Town Crier Candidate ProfileMarsh running for Board of SelectmenCampaign Announcement/Othern/aCandidate’s Website & Social MediaFacebookLike 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: Selectman Candidate Daryn Marsh Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Kevin MacDonaldIn “Government”SELECTMEN RACE Q&A: Marsh & O’Mahony Discuss Their Involvement In Wilmington’s Community & PoliticsIn “Government”
The BSE Sensex fell for second consecutive days following the presentation of India’s annual budget for the fiscal year.Corporate sector feels the general budget is too modest, as they expected the government to give more concessions.The main 30-share BSE index fell 1.2 percent to close at 17,466.20. The 50-share Nifty index also lost 1.2 percent to end at 5,317.90.Oil stocks led the fall. CNX Energy sub-index dropped 3.3 percent, ONGC dropped 4.7 percent, Oil India dropped 4.5 percent and Reliance Industries fell 3 percent. The Indian energy conglomerate was also affected.However, ITC Ltd gained 7.9 percent, touching a record high of 225 rupees, caused by the move of the government to raise excise duty on cigarettes. Its shares ended up 3.5 percent.
Archana Puran Singh, Navjot Singh SidhuTwitterWhat looks like an attempt to bring Navjot Singh Sidhu back on the comedy show, Kapil Sharma read out a letter to the show’s current co-host Archana Puran Singh on Sidhu’s behalf asking her to leave the show as early as possible.On Saturday’s episode of The Kapil Sharma Show, when Badhaai Ho actors Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta graced the show, Kapil Sharma picked a point to discuss about how lucky Archana is to still receive love letters from her Param Meet (name sarcastically derived from her husband Parmeet Sethi), in the age of social media. He insisted that he will read out the letter for her.By this time, Archana was convinced that Kapil was indeed talking about Parmeet’s love letter to her. As she lend an ear to Kapil, the ace comedian began reading the letter which said, “Dear Archana, I love you a lot and I pray for your well-being. I hope you become so healthy that you won’t fit in a chair. For you, I can leave my home, my work and my city if you could please vacant my seat. Yours lovingly, Navjot Singh Sidhu (loosely translated from Hindi).” And soon everyone broke into laughter.And the very next moment, Archana got up from her seat and told Kapil, “Ok! fine. Obliging to Sidhu’s request, I have now vacated my seat” while taking a few steps towards the audience. But soon she added, “Only for a second” and again got back into her seat saying that she won’t leave anytime soon.Earlier, after maintaing a stoic silence for weeks, Kapil had opened up about Sidhu’s return to The Kapil Sharma Show as the co-host and said that after the elections, Sidhu’s return is inevitable.
L&T Infotech dampened the hopes of investors who had participated overwhelmingly to its recent initial public offering IPO). The shares of Larsen & Toubro listed at a discount to the issue price of Rs. 710, as against recent issues of Quess Corp and Mahangar Gas that listed at a huge premium.L&T Infotech shares listed at Rs. 666.60, a discount of 6.11 percent to the issue price, after fixing the price band as Rs. 705-710 per share. The company had come up with an IPO of 1.75 crore shares aggregating about Rs. 2,500 crore. L&T Infotech earned a net profit of Rs. 769 crore on consolidated total income of Rs. 5,069 crore in 2014-15, according to its offer document.Larsen & Toubro shares were trading at Rs. 1,563 apiece, down 0.53 percent.Details of the L&T Infotech public issue:The face value of the shares being offered is Re 1 each.The company does not own the “L&T” trademark or logo. “We do not own the “L&T” trademark and logo. Our Trademark License Agreement may be terminated 38 under certain circumstances,” said the draft prospectus of the company.The company is in an industry whose size is about $145 billion in revenues (2014-15), according to industry body Nasscom.In 2014, the body ranked L&T Infotech as the sixth largest Indian IT services company in terms of export revenues.The company earned a net profit of Rs. 769 crore on consolidated total income of Rs. 5,069 crore in 2014-15.The company had about 19,500 employees as of March 31, 2015.The book running lead managers to the offer are Citigroup Global Markets India, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Barclays Bank PLC and ICICI Securities. The registrar to the issue is Sharepro Services (India).
A building on fire is seen in Dorud, Iran, in this still image taken from video on 31 December 2017. ReutersNine people were killed as fresh unrest hit Iran overnight, state television said Tuesday, with protesters trying to storm a police station despite attempts to crack down on the biggest demonstrations in years.The attack on the police station in the town of Qahderijan, in the central province of Isfahan, led to violence that claimed the lives of six protesters, the state broadcaster reported.A young member of the Revolutionary Guards and a passer-by were also reported dead in towns near the cultural hub of Isfahan city, while TV had earlier confirmed the death of a policeman in nearby Najafabad, shot dead with a hunting rifle.That brings the estimated death toll to 21 in five days of unrest that represent the biggest challenge to the Islamic regime since mass demonstrations in 2009.Protests remain focused on provincial towns and cities, with only small and sporadic protests reported in Tehran on Monday evening where a heavy police presence was reported.The latest violence came despite President Hassan Rouhani’s vow that the nation would deal with “rioters and lawbreakers”.Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, described the unrest-the biggest challenge to the regime since mass protests in 2009 — as a “proxy war against the Iranian people”.“Hashtags and messages about the situation in Iran come from the United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia,” he told local media.‘Seditionist elements’Iran’s intelligence ministry released a statement saying “instigators” have been identified “and will be dealt with seriously soon”.The Revolutionary Guards have yet to fully intervene against the protesters, but published photos on Monday of three wanted people and called on the public to report any “seditionist elements”.Rouhani has tried to play down the unrest, which began over economic grievances in second city Mashhad last Thursday but quickly turned against the Islamic regime as a whole with chants of “Death to the dictator”.“This is nothing,” Rouhani said in a statement on the presidency website.“Our nation will deal with this minority who chant slogans against the law and people’s wishes, and insult the sanctities and values of the revolution.”Pro-regime rallies were held across several towns and cities-reflecting continued support among a large conservative section of society.Reporting restrictions remained tight, but videos on social media continued to show widespread anti-government protests in many areas.‘People have had enough’Rouhani came to power in 2013 promising to mend the economy and ease social tensions, but high living costs and a 12 percent unemployment rate have left many feeling that progress is too slow.The young are most affected, with as many as 40 percent out of work according to analysts, and rural areas particularly hard-hit.“People have had enough, especially the young people. They have nothing to be happy about,” said Sarita Mohammadi, a 35-year-old teacher in Tehran.“The situation is far worse in provinces. Agriculture has been destroyed. I know many who have left the north of the country to come to Tehran to work,” she added.Rouhani acknowledged there was “no problem bigger than unemployment” in a speech on Sunday, and also vowed a more balanced media and more transparency.US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticised Tehran over four days of demonstrations, said it was “time for a change” and that Iran’s people were “hungry” for freedom.The European Union on Monday pushed Iran to guarantee the right to protest and separately British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said “the UK is watching events in Iran closely”.“We believe that there should be meaningful debate about the legitimate and important issues the protesters are raising and we look to the Iranian authorities to permit this,” Johnson said in a statement.In 2009, authorities ruthlessly put down protests against the re-election of hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At least 36 people were killed in 2009, according to an official toll, while the opposition says 72 died.
This article was originally published on The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Disclosure: The Texas secretary of state’s office has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas TribuneTexas Secretary of State David Whitley office initiated a review of the voter rolls to look for noncitizens.The U.S. House’s main investigative committee has opened an inquiry into the Texas secretary of state’s review of the voter rolls for supposed noncitizens.In letters sent to top Texas officials on Thursday, U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings, the Democratic chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, requested documents and communications from the secretary of state and the state’s attorney general related to the review through which state officials tagged almost 100,000 registered voters as suspect voters.Texas officials rolled out the review effort in late January, shipping off lists of flagged voters to county voter registrars in what they described as routine maintenance of the state’s massive voter registration database. But state officials’ efforts have been dogged by errors in the data and litigation in federal court, which ground the entire review to a halt over concerns by a federal judge that it targeted naturalized citizens.“We are disturbed by reports that your office has taken steps to remove thousands of eligible American voters from the rolls in Texas and that you have referred many of these Americans for possible criminal prosecution for exercising their right to vote,” the congressmen wrote to Secretary of State David Whitley.In launching the review, Whitley announced that state officials had identified tens of thousands of registered voters who at some point in recent years told the Texas Department of Public Safety that they were not citizens when they obtained a driver’s license or ID card. Whitley’s office had immediately turned those names over to Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office has the power to prosecute individuals for voter fraud.But the state data at the heart of the review was fundamentally flawed because it did not account for individuals who had become naturalized citizens since getting an ID. Additionally, almost a quarter of the individuals on the state’s list were erroneously flagged because of a miscommunication between the secretary of state’s office and DPS. Those individuals had already proved their citizenship and some had even registered to vote at state offices.The state continued to bungle the review when it mistakenly sent out additional names of voters to counties weeks later because of a technical error it blamed on a vendor.In defending the review effort, state officials have acknowledged they knew naturalized citizens would be swept up in the review but decided to press forward anyway — a move that’s drawn intense scrutiny and criticism by civil and voting rights advocates, naturalized citizens and Democratic lawmakers.Democratic U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined that chorus of opposition earlier this month when she aligned Texas Republicans’ actions on the voter rolls with what she characterized as broader efforts to undermine the U.S Constitution.In their letters, Cummings and Raskin — who chairs a subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties — cited their authority to investigate “any matter” at “any time” under the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. Noting they’ve examined state voting issues in the past, they requested all sorts of communications between state agencies involved in the review, as well as any communications with Trump administration officials.The secretary of state’s office and the attorney general’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But state officials have continued to back the voter review effort, saying it’s required by federal and state laws that call on the state to maintain accurate voter rolls.As part of the review, naturalized citizens on the state’s list began receiving letters ordering them to prove they are citizens within 30 days to avoid being kicked off the rolls. Those deadlines have since been paused by a federal judge in San Antonio who has criticized the secretary of state’s office for the “mess” it created.Despite that court order, at least 14 registered voters were removed from the state’s voter rolls. They have since been reinstated.Two Texas Republicans — Michael Cloud of Victoria and Chip Roy of Austin — sit on the committee.Read the House committee’s letter to Texas officials:View Fullscreen Share
Seventy militants in Egypt were killed in army raids during the last week, the military said on Sunday.Apart from the 70 killed, 118 wanted and suspected militants were arrested from March 1-7, while 27 militant bases were destroyed, army spokesperson Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said.He added that 108 vehicles and motorcycles used by militants in their attacks against police and army personnel were also destroyed.Egypt’s Sinai region has witnessed many violent attacks by militants since the January 2011 revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak. The attacks targeting police and military increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.Over 500 personnel have been reported killed since. Military has launched security campaigns in the area, arrested suspects and demolished houses belonging to terrorists.
Average speed cameras are being installed on the A500 between Hanchurch and Wolstanton (Image: (Photo by Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)) It comes as drivers – who will face £100 fines – are already contending with narrow lanes and an extended 50mph limit during the D-road widening works between Etruria and Porthill. Read MoreWatch as driving instructor’s dash-cam captures TWO taxis jumping red lights in Stoke-on-Trent – in quick succession Highways England official Stuart Danks said: “The safety of all road users is our priority and while the majority of motorists stick to the 50mph speed limit the introduction of safety cameras along this route will help reduce accidents. “We thank motorists for their patience while work to install the cameras takes place. Any road closures will be overnight when we know the roads are quieter. Where possible, we will work on one carriageway at a time or with lane closures to minimise disruption while ensuring the safety of our workers.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailSpeed cameras are to be installed along a five-mile stretch of the busy A500. Work starts today to install the average speed cameras at 12 locations along the 50mph stretch between the junction 15 M6 roundabout at Hanchurch and Wolstanton. The first phase focuses on the Hanchurch roundabout with every camera expected to be in place by December 20. The programme of work – which also includes bridge repairs and carriageway resurfacing – will lead to lane closures and some night-time full closures. Average speed cameras are being installed on this stretch of the A500 between Sideway and Hanford Latest figures show 3,263 drivers were caught speeding on the A500 between Etruria and Hanford in the 12 months to the end of August. The stretch between Hanford and Hanchurch is not routinely monitored because there are no bridges across the carriageway. Driving instructors and cabbies have welcomed the introduction of average speed cameras if they help reduce accidents. In 2013, the then North Staffordshire coroner Ian Smith called for them to be installed on the A500 after Staffordshire Police reported there had been 28 fatal accidents on the road over a 10-year period. There were 231 accidents on the A500 between 2014 and 2016, including nine fatal and 16 serious crashes. poll loadingShould average speed cameras be installed on the A500?1000+ VOTES SO FARYesNo Driving instructor Les Brigham, of Milton, said: “People need to recognise that speed cameras and extra road markings encourage a reduction of speed. They are often installed reactively. “One of the sayings in driver education is ‘the more paint the more danger’. The traffic markings and road signs tell a story of previous incidents. Wetley Rocks is a good example, lots of paint and lots of speed cameras tells us there had been far too many incidents in the Wetley Rocks area. Read MoreDon’t warn other drivers about police speed traps, you could get slapped with a fine “Average speed cameras on the A500 should be a good way to keep drivers safe by encouraging motorists to stay within the legal speed limit – and safer – for longer distances.” Stoke-on-Trent Private Hire Association chairman Sharaz Yaqub said: “Safety is paramount and if these speed cameras achieve that and reduce the number of casualties, then I’m all for it.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.