STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Mike Curtis Earns Spot on Assumption College Baseball Team

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — The Assumption Department of Athletics has announced that Michael Curtis, of Wilmington, has been named to the roster of the 2019 Assumption Baseball team. Curtis, Class of 2018, will compete during the Greyhounds’ spring season, which began in late February with a three-game series at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, followed by nine games during their annual spring break trip to Florida.“The 2019 baseball season has gotten off to a great start for us,” said sixth-year Head Baseball Coach Mike Rocco. “After concluding our spring break trip with a record of 8-4, we have been ranked regionally in the last three weekly polls. In addition to our success on the diamond, the team earned an average GPA of 3.14 for the fall semester and participated in a number of community service events, including helping out with Northbridge Little League’s Winter Clinic. We are very excited about what lies ahead for us this season and hope that we can carry our early success into our conference schedule.”The Assumption Baseball team opened the season 5-0, earning a sixth place ranking by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in early March; the team began the season ranked ninth. The team was ranked sixth in the Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Coach’s Poll for this upcoming season.For more information on Assumption athletics, visit www.assumptiongreyhounds.com.About Assumption CollegeFounded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 35 majors and 47 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)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 protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Michael Curtis Earns Spot on Assumption College Baseball TeamIn “Sports”Wilmington’s Curtis Earns Spot On Assumption College Baseball TeamIn “Sports”Wilmington’s Ryan Earns Spot on Assumption College Women’s Track and Field TeamIn “Sports”last_img read more

Police claim schoolgirl Tasfia committed suicide

first_imgTasfia AminTasfia Amin, a schoolgirl found dead in Patenga on 2 May last, committed suicide by drowning herself, reports UNB quoting a police report.Abu Bakar Siddique, additional deputy commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP), said Detective Branch (DB) sub-inspector Swapan Kumar submitted the final report to the prosecution section of the court in Chattogram on Sunday.Drowning was mentioned as the reason for the death, he said.During the investigation, a total of 16 people, including six witnesses, gave their depositions, Abu Bakar said, adding that viscera report also stated that she drowned in water.”Following the statements of 16 witnesses and the postmortem report, we’ve reached the conclusion that Tasfia committed suicide by drowning herself,” he said.Meanwhile, family members of the schoolgirl rejected the police report, saying they will file a no-confidence petition with the court.Her mother Naima Khanam claimed that Tasfia did not commit suicide. “There’s no reason for her to kill self.”On 2 May, Tasfia Amin, a Class-IX student, was found dead in Petanga area after she went missing the previous day.Tasfia’s father filed a case against six people in this connection. Later, police arrested two people and another accused of the case identified as Firoz surrendered before the court.last_img read more

Suicide bombs involved in two of Sri Lanka blasts

first_imgSri Lankan security personnel and police investigators look through debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka on 21 April, 2019. Photo: AFPSuicide bombers were involved in at least two of the deadly blasts that ripped through churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday killing around 160 people, according to police and hotel officials.The eighth blast, in a house in a northern suburb of the capital Colombo, was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives when police entered the residence to search it, a police source told AFP.The explosion brought down the upper level of the house and killed three police officers, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.And a hotel official at the Cinnamon Grand hotel, one of three in the capital that were hit by explosions, said a suicide bomber blew himself up at people at the facility’s restaurant.”He came up to the top of the queue and set off the blast,” he told AFP.The nature of the other blasts has not yet been confirmed, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attacks — the worst act of violence in Sri Lanka since the end of the country’s bloody civil war a decade ago.last_img read more

Auto driver held for trying to molest female passenger

first_imgKolkata: An auto rickshaw driver was arrested by New Town police station for allegedly trying to sexually harass a woman. Some locals heard the woman’s scream and rushed to her aid. They succeeded in detaining the auto driver and later informed the police.According to the victim, she works as a maid in Salt Lake and originally hails from Alwar in Rajasthan. In Kolkata, she used stay in Keshtopur Mission Bazar area. On Tuesday night at around 9 pm, she boarded an auto from outside Bidhannagar Road station area, to go towards Keshtopur. But the driver Suvojit Nath drove his auto towards Salt Lake. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen she realised that she was being taken on a wrong route, she asked Nath to stop the auto. But Nath assured her that he would take her to her destination. When the auto reached near 206 bus stand, she again asked Nath to stop the auto at the bus stand. In reply, Nath told her that he would take her to Keshtopur VIP through Sector V. But Nath drove along the Biswa Bangla Sarani. Though she tried to scream, Nath threatened her with dire consequences. He then forced her to get off from the auto after reaching an isolated place near Ecospace in New Town. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThough the woman tried to run, Nath obstructed her from behind and tried to outrage her modesty. The woman tried to free herself from him but was not able do so and started crying for help. Sensing danger, he tried to stop her from alerting others in the area, by choking her throat. Meanwhile, some locals heard her scream and went towards the isolated place. They found that Nath was trying to sexually harass a woman. Seeing resistance, Nath tried to flee but two of the locals were able to detain him. Police was informed immediately. Later, police went to the spot and detained Nath and his auto. On Wednesday morning, she lodged a complaint against the auto driver with the Bidhannagar Women police station, following which Nath was arrested.last_img read more

Malda student tops in state city shines in CBSE 2019 results

first_imgKolkata: Sumaita Laisa of Usha Martin School in Shimuldhabi under Gajole police station area in Malda has topped from the state in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were declared on Monday. Laisa scored 99.4 percent marks, bagging 497 out of 500.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the students of the state. “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the CBSE exams. Good wishes to your parents and good luck for all your future endeavours,” she tweeted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”I had expected 95 to 96 percent marks but 99.4 percent came as a surprise for me. I want to be a doctor so I will take up Biology in my higher studies,” Laisa said. The schools in Kolkata affiliated to the CBSE board also fared well, with South Point High School emerging at the top with Suchana Haldar scoring 496 out of 500. However, Saumodip Das of Khalsa Model High School in Dunlop scored the same marks as Suchana. “I want to study Chemistry in my higher education. The support from my parents and my school has contributed to my success. I was confident of scoring high marks but 99.2 percent has come as a surprise,” Saumodip said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHis father Amarnath Das, who works in an MNC, said that he studied six to seven hours daily and would never keep any school assignment pending. “He has been topping the school right from nursery,” Das added. Suchana wants to become a doctor like his father. “The credit goes to my parents who devoted calculative time despite their busy schedule. I had a single private tutor,” she said. Her father D K Halder, who is an ENT specialist at Panihati State General Hospital, said: “I have twins studying in South Point. My son Saswata also got 95 percent marks. He has also taken Bio-Science in higher secondary level like my daughter. They both are very good in table tennis and have represented their school team in other states and have bagged prizes.” A total of 725 students appeared from South Point High School, out of which 223 scored 95 percent and above. Rounak Roy and Sreyashi Holme Choudhury have both scored 495 out of 500. Abhirup Mistry of Birla Bharati School at Santoshpur located in the southern fringes of the city scored 495 out of 500. Interestingly, Abhirup did not have a single private tutor. “Our teachers have been so cooperative. I cleared doubts if any from them only,” Abhirup said. DPS Ruby Park also performed very well with four of the students bagging more than 98 percent marks. Lokesh Somani of Birla High School emerged as the topper in the school with 98.4 percent, in which 53 got more than 90 percent marks out of 163 students.last_img read more