WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On September 28

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Looking for an excuse to eat out?The WHS Choral and Theatre Support Group (WHS CATS) is holding a Fundraiser at Wilmington’s Panera Bread (228 Main Street, Wilmington Plaza) this Friday, September 28, from 11am to 8pm.Print and bring the flyer below and 10%-20% of your bill will benefit the WHS CATS mission to provide scholarships to graduating seniors as well as supplementary funding, as needed, to the WHS Lamplighters Drama Guild, WHS SoundScape a cappella, WHS Chorus, and WHS One Minute Too Many Improv Troupe.Panera Gift Cards are excluded from the event.Have a question? Email Wilmington.C.A.T.S.Parents@gmail.com.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… RelatedWHS Class of 2022 To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 21In “Community”WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 10In “Community”WHS CATS To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On January 18In “Community”last_img read more

Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

first_imgTurkish president Tayyip Erdogan meets with Arsenal`s soccer player Mesut Ozil in London, Britain on 13 May, 2018. Photo: ReutersGerman soccer player Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit the national team due to “racism and disrespect” he faced over his Turkish roots threw a spotlight on Monday on the country’s relations with its largest immigrant community.The most prominent German politician of Turkish origin said it would be difficult for the head of the national soccer association to stay in the role, adding that Ozil’s departure would only be welcomed by those who opposed diversity.Ozil’s announcement on social media late on Sunday lead national newspapers to clear their front pages for the midfielder, 29, a key member of Germany’s World Cup-winning side in 2014 – and also of the side eliminated at the group stage of the 2018 tournament in Russia.The player, who faced a barrage of criticism for having his photograph taken with Turkey’s authoritarian President Tayyip Erdogan in May, was especially piqued by criticism from German Football Association (DFB) head Reinhard Grindel, who he said blamed him for Germany crashing out of this year’s tournament.Cem Ozdemir, the former head of the Greens party and the most prominent politician of Turkish background, said it would be difficult for Grindel to do his job in future given the diverse reality of Germany and its soccer team.”It will be very hard for Grindel after this,” he told Deutschlandfunk radio. “He doesn’t reflect the breadth of football in Germany and so it will be hard for German Turks, or indeed German Croats, to feel that the DFB is theirs.”Former DFB President Theo Zwanziger was quoted in German media as saying the DFB had not done enough to solve conflicts ahead of the World Cup.”Communication mistakes mean something happened that should never happen to migrants: They should never feel like second-class Germans,” he said, adding: “Ozil’s resignation is a major setback for integration efforts beyond football in our country.”A spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that that the majority of the roughly 3 million people with Turkish roots who live in Germany were well-integrated.She also said people with migrant backgrounds were welcome in Germany and added that the German chancellor valued Ozil.The row comes amid a political debate in Germany about an influx of 1.6 million migrants since mid-2014 that has seen a rise of the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party at the expense of traditional parties.It also exposed differences of opinion over the country’s large and well-established Turkish community.Just as 2014’s victorious German side was celebrated for its diversity, so too was France’s World Cup-winning team in 2018 for having numerous key players with African ethnic roots.CRITICISM AND PRAISEBut the mass-selling newspaper Bild accused Ozil of “pure self-pity” and its editor highlighted his decision to post in English, accusing him of trying to maximise his audience.Ozdemir said that even if Ozil had been naive, however, his departure would be “good news for Erdogan, for the AfD, all those who are against diversity.”Alice Weidel, leader of the AfD, wrote that: “The integration dream doesn’t work even with football millionaires,” describing Ozil’s “tirade” as a “typical example of failed integration”.In Turkey, however, politicians heaped praise on the player and lashed out at those who had abused him.”We support from the heart the honourable stance which our brother Mesut Ozil has displayed,” Turkish Sports Minister Mehmet Kasapoglu wrote on Twitter on Sunday night.”What Mesut Özil went through and how he was treated is unforgivable. There is NO excuse for racism and discrimination,” Gulnur Aybet, a senior adviser to President Tayyip Erdogan wrote on her Twitter account.Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin wrote on Twitter on Sunday after Ozil released his statement:”An extremely accomplished footballer provides a perfectly reasonable explanation for meeting with President Erdogan. But imagine the pressure under which he felt compelled to make this statement. What a pity for those who claim to be tolerant and multiculturalist!”last_img

Cong to support TMC in setting up Panchayat boards at Malda

first_imgKolkata: The Congress Committee in Malda has unanimously decided to support Trinamool Congress to set up Panchayat boards in the district.Congress MP Mausam Benazir Noor said the party has decided to support Trinamool Congress to stop BJP’s progress in the district. There are 146 Gram Panchayats in Malda, where no party has gained majority to form the board. In such cases, Congress will give support to Trinamool to form the board. “We must stop the progress of BJP in Malda,” said Noor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWelcoming the decision, Partha Chatterjee, Trinamool Congress secretary general, alleged that BJP is trying to incite people throughout the state to stall the development that is being carried out by the state government.”BJP’s attempt to create trouble in Bengal will not be successful. The people in Bengal are politically conscious and they know who is creating trouble and playing divisive politics,” he said.Chatterjee regretted that in some districts, Congress has joined hands with BJP and CPI-M to take control over the Panchayat boards. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury said no permission of WBPCC is required to take local decisions. He said: “Though WBPCC has not been consulted before taking any decision by the Malda unit, such permission is not required. Panchayat is a local issue and here local equations play very important roles,” he maintained.Malda is the only district where Trinamool Congress does not have any MLA. Though Trinamool got 211 seats in the 2016 Assembly elections, two ministers from the district – Krishnendu narayan Chowdhury and Sabitri Mitra, could not retain their seats.Trinamool does not have any MP from the district. Malda is considered to be a Congress stronghold from the time of ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury. But over the years, Trinamool Congress has created a dent in the Congress stronghold and bagged the Malda Zilla Parishad in the 2018 Panchayat election.last_img read more