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Wilmington Little Leagues Latest Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are a few recent Wilmington Little League game summaries:AAA: Astros survive Royals’ comeback, 7-6, on May 14, 2018 at Boutwell FieldThe Astros played their second straight one-run game, barely matching the Royals’ late comeback with their own in their half of the sixth inning. Everyone reached base at least once, starting with Joe Cavanaugh, Ronnan Scafiddi, and John Roofe who each singled in the second inning leading to their first run. The big hits came in the third as Luke Kitanov blasted a home run and Joe Gronemeyer ripped a double. Evan Cummings lined out on a screaming rope in the first but singled in the fourth and Ethan Afthim had another clutch single batting in Cummings. Roofe singled and scored in the fifth and Jake Cronin singled in the sixth, eventually scoring the game winner. Joe Fennelly, Tim Watson, Kevin Pruslin, Will Poyant, and Kyle McDonald reached base as well and added to the run total. Poyant was dominant again on the mound striking out seven in three innings. Kitanov pitched three strong innings himself and made several great plays in the field while on the mound.. Watson snared a sharp liner in the first setting the tone for a strong defense. Gronemeyer was flawless at first base and Fennelly made several great plays behind the plate. Poyant and McDonald turned in some good plays as well. The Pirates were outstanding in the field, snaring no fewer than four sharp liners. Mikey Ware made several great line drive catches and pitched three innings. Jackson Hegarty pitched the next two and Jack Martinson made his pitching debut in the sixth. Logan Zimmer, Hegarty, and Martinson did a great job behind the plate. Will Biscan lined a double to knock in two runs and also caught a line drive at short. He made a heads-up play tagging out the lead baserunner late in the game. It was a fun, exciting game for all and the fans got more than their money’s worth in the stands!Single A: Braves vs. Astros, May 17, 2018The Astros hosted the Braves in a long awaited rematch . The Braves came out swinging and the Astros were held in check by a fine defensive play at third base by Lex Limoli to keep the run totals down . The Astros rallied in the second with big hits by Joe Mytch, Jackson Cipolle and CJ Morad. Strong catching performance by Dylan Costantiello helped keep the pitchers in check . Pitcher Masen Voner made closed the game out for the Astros . Game Balls were awarded to Joe Mytch for his big hit and Dylan Costantiello for his fine catching performance.Rookie League: Astros vs. Giants, May 19, 2018The Astros hosted the Giants in a battle of unbeatens. The evenly matched teams played to a tie. For the Astros, Anthony Aborn and Noah Drane stood out both in the field and at the plate while for the Giants Evan Jageler and Grady Considine made highlight reel catches in the field (including an incredible diving effort by Evan)! (NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)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… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

RU student abducted by estranged husband

first_img-A female student of Rajshahi University (RU) was abducted allegedly by her estranged husband from the university campus on Friday morning, reports UNB.The victim is a 4th year student of the RU Bangla department. She used to reside in Taposhi Rabeya Hall of the university.Quoting witnesses, RU proctor Lutfar Rahman said the female student filed a divorce petition two months ago to get separated from her husband Sohel Rana after nine months into their marriage. The divorce will come into effect within the next one month.However, Sohel did not want to get separated from the victim.Sohel appeared in front of the female dormitory on Friday morning and tried to convince the female student to withdraw the petition while she was going to appear in an examination with some of her classmates, the proctor said.At one stage, they locked into an altercation and Sohel forcibly dragged her into his car, RU proctor quoted the victim’s friends.Lutfar Rahman also said they informed the matter to police.last_img read more

Road crashes kill 7221 in 2018

first_imgBangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity members present its statistics at a media briefing at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: CourtesyA total of 7,221 people were killed in at least 5,514 road accidents across the country last year, the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare association, said on Friday.As many as 15,466 others were injured in the accidents.Apart from them, 394 people were killed and 248 others injured in 370 train accidents last year. Accidents on waterways left 126 people dead and 230 others injured with an estimated 387 others missing, the Samity told a media briefing at the Jatiya Press Club presenting its statistics, reports UNB.The numbers were compiled from local, regional, and online newspapers and television channels, said the organisation’s secretary general Md Muzammel Haque Chowdhury.They identified several reasons, including reckless driving, overtaking, road conditions, and vehicles without fitness, for the road accidents.last_img read more

Boat carrying Rohingyas lands in Indonesia

first_imgSuspected Rohingya people sit on the ground as they arrive in Idi Rayeuk, East Aceh on 4 December 2018. Photo: AFPA boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya migrants landed in Indonesia Tuesday, authorities said, the latest group of the vulnerable Myanmar minority to reach the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.They arrived in Aceh province on Sumatra island in a rickety wooden boat, according to a local official, who said he thought the men were the persecuted Muslim Rohingya.”We can’t communicate with them because they don’t speak Indonesian, Acehnese, or English. So we don’t know much about them,” said Iswandi, the head of Idi Rayeuk district where they arrived, who like many Indonesians goes by one name.It is not known where the group, aged between around 20 to 40, set off from.However, in recent weeks authorities in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, where around a million of the Muslim refugees are living in camps, have stopped boats of fleeing Rohingya migrants headed mainly for Malaysia.It has been rare for Rohingya migrants to attempt the sea routes south since Thai authorities clamped down on regional trafficking networks in 2015, sparking a crisis across Southeast Asia as large numbers were abandoned at sea.That year, hundreds of Rohingya came ashore in Aceh, where they were welcomed in the staunchly conservative Islamic province.But there have been concerns the desperate community might start taking to the high seas again after mainly Buddhist Myanmar launched a new military crackdown last year that forced about 700,000 members of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.In April, about 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat landed in Aceh just weeks after dozens more arrived in neighbouring Malaysia.Indonesia tends to accept asylum seekers but they are usually barred from working and often spend years in immigration centres.last_img read more

Houston Man Accused Of Trying To Join Islamic State Pleads Guilty

first_imgAP Photo/Asmaa WaguihA member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defuses a bomb left by Islamic State militants at the stadium that was the site of IS fighters’ last stand in the city of Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.A Houston man who planned to travel overseas and shared information on making bombs and using machetes has pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group.Prosecutors say 20-year-old Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.Damlarkaya, who is a U.S. citizen, was arrested in December 2017 following an undercover FBI investigation. He remains in custody pending sentencing in Houston and faces up to 20 years in federal prison.Investigators say Damlarkaya shared information on making and using weapons with people he thought also supported IS. When agents arrested Damlarkaya, they executed a search warrant at his residence and found a machete by his bed. As part of his plans to join ISIS overseas, starting in approximately early August 2017, Damlarkaya had numerous conversations online with many individuals he believed to be fellow ISIS supporters, according to the Department of Justice.During his discussions, Damlarkaya described his intentions to travel overseas to fight for ISIS in Syria or Afghanistan. He added that if he was unsuccessful in joining ISIS overseas, he would conduct an on attack on non-Muslims in the United States and that it was his “dream” to be a martyr.U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen accepted the plea on Monday and has set sentencing for Sept. 30, 2019. At that time, Damlarkaya faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 possible fine.  Sharelast_img read more

Breaking stigmas attached to mental health

first_imgIndian Chamber Of Commerce, Kolkata, organised a session titled ‘Mental Health – Breaking the Stigma’ on February 2, 2019 at the chamber itself.Eminent doctors and social workers like Dr Manoj Shah, Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, Hofstra – Northshore LIJ School of Medicine, USA; Dr Shashi Panja, Minister, Department of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal; HE Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy, High Commissioner in Kolkata and Dr Prerna Shah, Neuropsychologist and Associate Director, Northshore University Hospital, USA alongwith Minu Budhia, Chairperson, ICC Task Force on Special Abilities and Psychotherapist and Founder – Caring Minds, ICANFLYY and Café ICANFLYY were present at the event. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn her address, Minu Budhia welcomed the guests on the behalf of ICC Special Task Force on Special Abilities. She said that this is the first time in any Chamber of Commerce or Industry Association, that a committee or task force has been made to create awareness and talk about mental health. Budhia believes that it is as important for child, as for parents, teachers, or medical professionals. Sharing her personal experience, Minu stated, “As a mother of a special daughter, I have undergone a full circle – running from pillar to post and surprised at the nil or negligible awareness about mental health. I believe that the first step for mental health is acceptance by family and society. We have come a long way but still miles to go. And that is what we are here to do today.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMinu feels that addressing the barriers attached to mental health is important. As a parent, it took her 10 years to understand and accept and then take it as challenge. With that ongoing journey of understanding mental health problems and unfolding the myths about it, she started actively working towards the cause too. In the attempt to fight against the mental health problems, she started her own initiatives like CARING MINDS, a psychological wellness centre and ICANFLYY – an institute for special needs and cafe icanflyy – a cafe which runs by special needs individuals. When it comes to mental health and dealing with its problems, the awareness needs to start from childhood at home, in schools, in colleges and at workplaces. And, the interactive session served as a much-needed platform for exchanging and expanding ideas and issues related to mental health and special needs. While talking in the session, Minu Budhia quoted Demi Lovato: “I wish people could understand that brain is the most important organ of our body. Just because you can’t see mental illness like you see a broken bone, does not mean it is not as detrimental or devastating to a family or an individual.” The session discussed that special need individuals do not need to be employed out of pity or sympathy. Moreover, corporates, businesses and start-ups should be motivated to embrace the idea with an open mind not only because it is a social responsibility, but also as there is a pool of unemployed and under employed talent that can wbe trapped for the employers’ own growth. The discussion led to a conclusion that workplaces where special individuals work with dignity and confidence are needed, in order to them the place and respect they deserve in society.last_img read more

Traffic returning to normal after accident on A50

first_imgAn accident on the A50 caused delays in Stoke-on-Trent this afternoon. One lane was closed and traffic was queuing due to the accident on the A50 Eastbound between A500 D Road ( Sideway Roundabout) and A5007 Victoria Place, Fenton (Heron Cross / Fenton). This accident also affected traffic heading away from Stoke towards Longton but has now cleared. Traffic was also queueing on the Southbound A500 as a result – with delays on the D Road Southbound between A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank) and A50 ( Sideway Roundabout). Travel time was around 20 minutes on the A500 due to the delays on the Eastbound A50 due to an accident just after Sideway. Eyewitnesses reported a number of vehicles are involved in the A50 accident but we have not got this confirmed at this stage. Staffordshire Police confirmed they were at the scene of the accident. A police spokesman said: “We are currently in attendance on the A50 at Heron Cross , eastbound direction, dealing with a Road Traffic Collision. “Please be aware of traffic congestion locally.” The location of the lane closure The accident is reported to have taken place shortly before 4.30pm and lanes reopened at around 5.45pm. We’ll bring you live updates on the feed below.18:13Traffic now returning to normalTraffic is now returning to normal on the A50 and A50017:36Reports lane has reopenedWe’re now getting reports the lane has reopened but long delays remain on surrounding routes.17:17Police at the scene of A50 accidentA Staffordshire Police spokesman said:We are currently in attendance on the A50 at Heron Cross , eastbound direction, dealing with a Road Traffic Collision. Please be aware of traffic congestion locally.” 17:02Location of closureThe location of the lane closurelast_img read more