WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Apple is asking weekly questions to the three candidates running for the Wilmington/Tewksbury State Representative seat (19th Middlesex).Below, in her own words, is the response to one of this week’s questions from candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury).#1) How do you plan on voting on each of the three ballot questions? Can you explain your rationale behind each vote? (Background: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/ele18/ballot_questions_18/ballot_questions18.htm)Locking in on the ballot questions with a month to go is early. Especially given the amount of information that is coming out on a daily basis with regards to Question 1. But at the moment, I’m leaning towards no on all three.Question 1: I’ve spoken to nurses on both sides of the issue. It’s incredible how back and forth the debate has been and will continue to be right down to the wire. Patient to nurse limits seems like something that should be worked out in collective bargaining and not through unfunded government mandates. A new report that came out this past week highlighting the potential costs associated with the passage of this question is alarming.Question 2: The end game of the proposed commission appears to be unconstitutional. The commission that would be created with the passage of this question is seeking to limit 1st Amendment rights. When elected, I’m sworn to an oath to protect and support the Constitution. Anything that endangers that oath is a definite no from me.Question 3: This particular law doesn’t include reasonable protections for the right to privacy and safety for women and children. Those protections were rejected by the legislature when the law was passed. I’d like to see those protections readdressed so everyone’s rights are covered within the law.(NOTE: Do you have a question for the candidates? Email email@example.com and it may be asked in a future Q&A or in a debate.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Voting Records Show Prinzivalli Voted Only Once Before Launching Candidacy; Campaign DisputesIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Prinzivalli Pledges To Opt Out Of Pension SystemIn “Government”
Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power is looking forward to secure Rs. 714 crore as bank guarantees and compensations from 18 procurers of electricity after terminating the 4000 MW Tilaiya Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) in Jharkhand, citing delay in land allotment in April last year, as reported by PTI.The company is set to recover Rs. 600 crore as bank guarantees from the procurers who had agreed to purchase electricity and the rest of Rs. 114 crore as compensation for other expenses borne since the initiation of project in 2009. The report cites that the agreement with the 18 procurers in the last lapse.The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was cancelled in 2015 by the company since the required land, water pipeline and clearance notice from the ministry of forest and environment were not handed over to the company as per the agreement till 2015.In 2007, the coal ministry had earmarked Kerandari B and C block for the project’s coal requirements. The company had vested a bank guarantee of Rs. 208 crore as security for the coal blocks.The ministry on June 22 issued a notice seeking explanation from the power company as to why the bank guarantee, submitted by the company when securing the coal block, should not be seized for not delivering power, according to a Mint report.”Reliance Power terminated PPA for Tilaiya UMPP entered into with 18 procurers nearly 14 months ago. The PPA termination was due to prolonged delay in fulfilment of the procurers’ development period obligations in respect of land for the power plant and coal mine for more than 5 years. The procurers led by the Lead Procurer, Jharkhand, Urja Vikas Nigam (JUVNL) have already accepted the termination in November 2015,” the company was quoted as saying in response to the ministry’s show-cause notice by the PTI report.The company also added that it had responded to an earlier notice issued by the ministry in January 2014.Earlier this year, the company wanted to close the 4000 MW Krishnapatnam UMPP project in Andhra Pradesh citing increasing coal cost which was imported from Indonesia, among other reasons.Reliance Power registered a 15.8% increase in net profit in the fourth quarter of financial year 2015-2016
EidHoly Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Wednesday although the authorities earlier announced that Eid would be celebrated on Thursday.State minister for religious affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah made the revised announcement at a second press briefing at around 11:15pm.He said the decision was revised as some reliable sources cited moon sighting of lunar month of Shawwal from different parts of the country.Earlier, he came up with the announcement at around 8:50pm that Eid would be celebrated on Thursday following a meeting of National Moon Sighting Committee in the evening.Meanwhile, thousands of people have already left the capital to celebrate the Eid with their near and dear ones at their respective village homes, UNB reports.Besides, all the preparations have been completed across the country, including the capital, for smooth holding of Eid congregations.In the capital, the main Eid congregation will be held at the National Eidgah on the High Court premises at 8:30am. President Abdul Hamid is expected to join the Eid jamaat.However, the venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in case of inclement weather. In that case, the jamaat will be held at 9am.Besides, five more congregations will be held at the National Mosque.Arrangements will be there at the National Eidgah and the National Mosque for women to take part in the Eid prayers alongside their male counterparts.Eid congregations will also be held in eidgahs, mosques and open spaces across the country.Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj and Gor-e-Shahid Boro Math in Dinajpur are all set to host two largest Eid congregations.The national flag will be hoisted atop government and non-government office buildings on the day. The main city streets and road islands will be decorated with the national flag and banners inscribed with ‘Eid Mubarak’ in both Bangla and Arabic.Television channels and radio stations will air special programmes.Special diet will be served in hospitals, jails, government children homes, centres for persons with disabilities, shelter homes, orphanages, vagrant welfare and destitute welfare centres.Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police has taken stringent security measures to ensure smooth holding of Eid congregation at the Jatiya Eidgah.
00:00 /07:34 APJarrod Warren Ramos faces first-degree murder charges. Police said he targeted Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper, killing four journalists and a staffer. (Anne Arundel Police via AP)As NPR has been reporting, Jarrod Warren Ramos, suspected of fatally shooting five people at The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., was held without bond in his first court appearance today.The man reportedly had a long-standing grudge against the publication. He sued the paper for defamation in 2012 and lost.While not all complaints end up in court, many media organizations have policies in place to handle such situations when they escalate. We find out how one local media outlet is re-thinking their policy. Jason Culpepper, publisher for the Houston Metro edition of the Community Impact Newspaper talks with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen and tells us how his organization is engaging the public on their complaints and concerns. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Joshua Roberts/Reuters/Via NPRSteve Schuh, county executive of Anne Arundel County, Md., holds a copy of Friday’s The Capital. X Share