WCTV To Host Food Drive At Market Basket This Saturday February 9

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television is holding its annual food drive — Donations From The Heart — on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 9am to 1pm, at the Market Basket in Wilmington.WCTV staff and youth volunteers will be setting up a table inside Market Basket. Volunteers will be at the doors of the store handing out lists of food most needed by the Wilmington Food Pantry. If you are shopping at that time, please take a list and purchase one or two of the items off of it. Then go to the table in front of the store and drop off your donation. Volunteers will pack up the boxes and bring them to the food pantry.——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… RelatedWCTV To Host Food Drive At Market Basket On February 11In “Community”Wilmington Food Pantry Is In Need Of Canned Protein DonationsIn “Community”WILMINGTON GIVES: WCTV To Host Food Drive This SaturdayIn “Community”last_img read more

Working on Eid while others rejoice

first_imgMany professionals, including policemen, have to work on Eid while others enjoy the holiday. Photo: Hasan RajaWhile everyone else is enjoying a long Eid holiday with family and friends, Riad Hossain is at work. He is an attendant at the emergency unit of a hospital at Farmgate and waits at his desk for any emergency patients who may be rushed in.“It’s an emergency service. You cannot leave this desk vacant,” said Riad Hossain, who is very young. He adds, “I miss my parents a lot on Eid day, but I have to stay at work because of my profession. We have to choose one of the two Eids for our holiday.”There are many more like Riad who have to sacrifice their celebrations due to professional commitments.This Prothom Alo correspondent on Saturday talked to people from several professions who were working on Eid day.Rickshaw pullers, members of the law enforcement and security agencies, doctors are all on the list.Those from such professions share similar stories. If they get leave on one Eid, they have to have to work on the next.While talking to this correspondent, a physician of Al Razi Hospital at Farmgate, Sutapa, said, “I’m lucky that my family members don’t make a fuss, but it’s not easy being away from the family during such a big festival.”Ramzan Ali, a bus driver on the Motijheel-Badda route, was generous in his attitude. “If everybody goes on leave, how will the city run?”Rafiqul Islam, a security guard at an ATM booth said, “We don’t have any leave. As this booth has no alternative guard, I have to stay stationed here on each and every festival.”Anwar Hossain, a constable at the Sonargaon intersection of the capital city, told Prothom Alo that his family has become used to this. “When I first took up this job, my family members were taken aback to hear I had to work on Eid.”“This is the first Eid after my marriage, but I can’t spend it with my wife. I have to come to work,” said Tarikul Islam, a journalist of a private TV channel in the capital’s Mahakhali.While the rest of the population enjoys the Eid after a long month of Ramadan, there are those who have to keep the cogs and wheels of the city moving. Duty calls!last_img read more

Tribunal receives Holey Artisan attack case docs

first_imgHoley Artisan building file photoAnti-terrorism Special Tribunal in the capital on Sunday received documents, including the charge-sheet, of the case filed over the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan cafe in the city in 2016.Confirming it, special public prosecutor Golam Sarwar said the chief metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday ordered for sending all the documents to the anti-terrorism Special Tribunal, reports UNB.Now, the anti-terrorism special tribunal judge Mujibur Rahman will deal with the case.On 23 July, police pressed charges against eight people in the sensational Holey Artisan cafe attack case.Those indicted are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Mahmudul Hasan Mizan, Sohel Mahfuz, Rashidul Islam alias Rash, Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Mamunur Rashid Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled.The law enforcement also recommended acquitting former North South University (NSU) teacher Hasnat Karim of the charge.Meanwhile, Metropolitan Magistrate Fahad Bin Amin denied bail to him on Thursday.Hasnat Karim, also a businessman, was rescued along with 12 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the city’s Gulshan area on 2 July following a 12-hour hostage standoff.Twenty-two people-nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis-were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on 1 July 2016.last_img read more

Myanmar must allow Rohingya to leave camps Annan commission

first_imgA family stands beside remains of a market, which was set on fire in Rohingya village, outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state. ReutersMyanmar should close bleak camps where tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, a commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan said Thursday.More than 120,000 Rohingya have languished in camps since they were driven from their homes by sectarian unrest between Buddhists and Muslims that engulfed western Rakhine State in 2012.Most are not allowed to leave the squalid displacement camps where they live in piecemeal shelters with little access to food, and denied access to basic education and healthcare.Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi last year appointed Annan to head a commission tasked with healing long-simmering divisions between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine.”The commission calls for a plan to close all IDP camps in Rakhine state,” Ghassan Salame, a member of the body, told reporters at the launch of the body’s interim report.The report also called for the government to ensure “security and livelihood opportunities at the site of return/relocation” for those leaving the camps, including by building new houses.Rohingya should also be given a transparent path to becoming citizens and restrictions on the movements of those who already have it should be lifted, it added.Myanmar has long faced international condemnation for its treatment of the Rohingya, who many in the Buddhist majority reject as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.The issue has reached boiling point in recent months after the army launched a bloody crackdown in the north of Rakhine after deadly attacks on several police border posts in October.UN investigators who interviewed escapees in Bangladesh have accused Myanmar’s security forces of responding with a campaign of murder, gang rape and arson that may amount to genocide.Rights envoy Yanghee Lee called the on UN to launch its highest-level probe into the violence, which she said may be part of a government campaign to drive the Rohingya from the country.But a draft resolution tabled by the UN Human Rights Council stopped short of calling for a Commission of Inquiry into the violence.Salame said the Annan commission backed calls for an independent investigation into the violence in northern Rakhine in its report, but said anything further would be beyond the body’s remit.It identified three initial camps to close — one housing over 200 Rohingya along with two others that are home to Buddhist Rakhines and Kaman Muslims who were also displaced in the 2012 violence.Suu Kyi’s office welcomed the report and said it would implement the “large majority of recommendations” without giving more details.last_img read more