TEWKSBURY, MA — The campaign for State Rep. Candidate Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury) today issued the following statement in response to a recent statement from the Dave Robertson campaign:—The Committee to Elect Mark Kratman is deeply disappointed in the negative campaigning and specious arguments of David Robertson and his campaign surrogates. This is the type of campaigning from a candidate without a record to run on and thus seeks to smear another candidate with half-truths.“Attacking a candidate for caring for an elderly family member while working two full time jobs shows Robertson’s immaturity and desire to deliberately mislead voters. You take care of family first, everything else is secondary,” said Campaign Chairman Vincent Fratalia. “Mark has not only consistently and proudly voted in Tewksbury since 2013 – he has also been elected twice to the Board of Selectmen, served as chair of the Economic Development Committee, and served on the boards of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority, the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, the Beautification Committee, the Wilmington-Tewksbury Elks, the Tewksbury Lions, the Knights of Columbus and organized the Memorial Day Parade, the 4th of July, and other Veteran activities as Vice Chair of the Patriotic Committee. His strong service to our fine communities over many years comprises both public and private entities and is widely recognized by residents and business owners in both towns.”“Voters care about the issues that affect them every day – paying their mortgages, their property taxes, water and sewer bills, raising their children (and writing those checks for sports, activities, and tuition), caring for their elderly parents, managing health care (and the co-pays from devastating illness), and growing their careers and families,” added Fratalia. “What we know best about Mark is that he is the hardest working candidate, that he is dedicated to his family and his community, and is driven to serve the people of our communities with facts, energy, and compassion.”—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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Committee To Elect David Robertson Issues Statement On Mark Kratman’s Voting HistoryIn “Government”BREAKING NEWS: 19th Middlesex State Rep Election Results Are In — Dave Robertson WinsIn “Government”
GN Lakshmipathy passes away.PR HandoutCentenarian Kannada film producer GN Lakshmipathy, who had funded many notable movies in Sandalwood, passed away on Thursday, May 16. He was aged 104 and breathed his last due to age-related ailments.He was born at Gubbi in Tumakkuru district. His family had close links with Gubbi Veeranna, a pioneer in Kannada theatre. Having grown up closely watching the legend, he naturally developed an interest in making quality movies and made memorable films from his banner of Maruti Movies.GN Lakshmipathy turned producer with Dr Rajkumar and Jayanthi-starrer Devara Makkalu in 1970. He had bankrolled a total of seven Kannada films.N Lakshminarayan’s Uyyale, Girish Karnad and Shankar Nag’s Ondanondu Kaladalli and MS Sathyu’s Chitegu Chinte were some of the films that he had produced.His movies were also screened at international film festivals. His contribution to the film industry was recognised by the Karnataka government and was honoured with Dr Vishnuvardhan Award.Lakshmipathy was credited with introducing Shankar Nag and Jnanpith laureate Girish Karnad to films. His death has been condoled by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by two sons (L Ramakrishna and L Gopinath) and two daughters (Vijayalakshmi Sreenivasan and Prema Sundar).
FLICKR.COM/SAFARI_VACATIONA judge has denied bond for an 18-year-old Houston man accused of fatally shooting an 8-year-old boy who was in a car with his younger sister when they were caught in a drive-by shooting that police believe was gang related.Devonte Lockett was arrested last week and charged with murder for the slaying of Tristian Hutchins. He died March 28, four weeks after he was shot. His 5-year-old sister was wounded in the leg.Witnesses told police Lockett was firing from the passenger seat of a vehicle. Houston officials had pleaded for help finding the gunman and police say others are being sought.Lockett’s bond request was denied Saturday. He’s scheduled for another court appearance Monday.Records show he has a previous arrest for carrying a handgun in a vehicle.#BREAKING: Devonte Lockett, 18, now officially charged w murder. Police say he shot and killed Tristian Hutchins, 8, during a drive-by shooting. #abc13 pic.twitter.com/t0nk6vf5Ed— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) April 6, 2018 Share
Why John Lithgow Worried About Starring in Broadway’s ‘Hillary and Clinton’ President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are jumping on the podcasting bandwagon.The former U.S. president and his daughter, who is vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, launched a new podcast, “Why Am I Telling You This?” The series will feature conversations with President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation staff, partners and special guests — and, according to the foundation, explain why we should be optimistic about the future.The podcast will share stories about the “people, issues and events that have shaped our work and our world,” Chelsea Clinton says in the “Why Am I Telling You This?” teaser clip.Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State under President Obama and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, isn’t formally participating in the podcast but she may make an appearance in future episodes, according to the Clinton Foundation. Popular on Variety TV Review: ‘The Clinton Affair’ The podcast is a co-production of the Clinton Foundation and At Will Media. It will be published without any ads, available for free starting Thursday, May 2, on Apple Podcasts (at this link) with distribution on other podcast platforms in the coming weeks.The series will cover issues related to the Clinton Foundation’s work such as the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the greater Caribbean region; how to combat climate change and the opioid crisis; and new ways to improve early childhood literacy. It also will feature discussions “on global leadership, reflections on the Clinton Administration, and President Clinton’s wide range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity,” according to the foundation’s announcement.President Clinton, a two-time Grammy Award winner for spoken word album, was the first presidential candidate to participate in televised town halls with MTV and interactive online forums. He also has teamed with the entertainment industry to advance the Clinton Foundation’s early-childhood literacy efforts and to produce a virtual reality movie taking audiences inside the foundation’s rural development work in Africa. “Growing up in Arkansas just after World War II in a family that didn’t have a lot of money, most of our entertainment revolved around storytelling. Listening to my relatives and neighbors tell stories showed me that everyone has a story, and that everyone’s story has value,” Bill Clinton says in the introduction to the series. “When I got into politics, I always thought that the main point of my work was to give people a chance to have better stories. And after I left office, that’s the same purpose that led me to start the Clinton Foundation.” Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Keeping in mind the passion and the intimacy of print as a visual art medium, The Lalit Kala Akademi, has launched its first International Print Biennale to discover new artistic trends in printmaking, nationally and internationally. The Akademi has been serving the entire country by promoting the creative endeavours of Indian artists. Pivotal to the Lalit Kala Akademi’s mission is the encouragement of an ever-deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art before diverse local, national and international audiences. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Print Biennale has been scheduled for the month of March and April 2018, in the Lalit Kala Akademi and NGMA galleries. It will be a one of a kind event where artists from all over the world will be able to send in their works and showcase their artwork on an international platform. Further, there are five grand prizes of two lakh each, apart from the honourable mentions for a few selected meritorious works. The Akademi will also hold a five-day workshop of the awarded artists. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTalking about the decreasing practice of printmaking among the artists, C.S. Krishna Setty, Administrator, he Lalit Kala Akademi said, “Over the years, the practice of printmaking is decreasing among artists. As a result, many printmakers are taking refuge in other mediums for their survival. To arrest this situation, we need to boost this medium with international exposure. Moreover, with the advancement of new technologies, this medium has taken new dimensions all over the world, which needs to be showcased to the art fraternity and connoisseurs.” The biennale will be organized in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Speaking of the same, Adwaita Gadanayak, DG, NGMA, said, “The museum has international facilities which will be given to the Akademi to present their best foot forward for this international endeavour. It is imperative for more and more organisations to come together and create an atmosphere of art creation and growth.”The first selection will be made based on the digital entries sent by the artists. If the work gets approved by the jury, it will be displayed during the exhibition. Later in the second round, selected artists will be asked to send their original work so that it gets easier to choose the winners. Paula Sengupta, a printmaker and teacher, mentioned that printmaking is over four centuries old and is a culmination of many years of practice. Further on, she mentioned, “The reason printmaking is alive in India is that it is still fostered in Indian art institutes and the studios that Lalit Kala Akademi has provided in its regional centers.”The Akademi will also invite few senior and veteran artists for the exhibition under the invited section. Anupam Sud, a senior and internationally known Delhi based printmaker has been given the responsibility of the Commissioner of the exhibition. Other steering Committee members are well-known printmakers like Ananda Moy Banerji, Dattatraya Apte, R.S. Sham Sunder, Paula Sen Gupta and Vijay Bagodi.