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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On the latest episode of Wilmington Community Television’s “Town Topics,” host and WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville sat down with Wilmington’s Planning Director Valerie Gingrich to discuss inclusionary zoning.“Inclusionary zoning is a requirement that affordable housing units be constructed when housing units are built in general,” explained Gingrich. “It’s a requirement that affordable units be part of a development.”Wilmington does not currently have an inclusionary zoning bylaw. All but one of its neighboring towns, however, do already have such a bylaw in place.“Most towns across the state have it,” said Gingrich. “It’s not a new idea. It’s been talked about here in the past.”Gingrich and Neville got into the details of the draft of a inclusionary zoning bylaw that voters will likely be asked to approve at May’s Annual Town Meeting.“As the draft currently stands, the requirement would be any multi-family (condos, apartments, duplexes) developments that are 8 units or more, would be required to provide 15% of their units as affordable,” said Gingrich. If 20 units were proposed, under the bylaw, 3 would need to be designated as affordable.Builders could take advantage of a “density bonus” — an additional market-rate (regular) unit would be allowed (added) for every affordable unit built. The bonus helps offset the loss that the developer endures by selling a unit at less than market value.So, if 20 units were proposed, and 3 were affordable, the developer could add 3 additional market value units, for a total of 23 units.Additional details are included in the draft, which is posted HERE on the Department of Planning & Conservation page of the town’s website.Gingrich encourages comments, questions, or suggestions. She can be reached at vgingrich@wilmingtonma.gov or 978-658-8238.Watch the 15-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttp://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/e/6/4/3/6/b/e6436b23-4c4a-49e3-a72a-3559107de4f01546546324.651+51329023.694@castus4-wilmington+15466189811546618435113013.vod.720p.20191103_Town_Topics_Inclusionary_Zoning.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: http://wilmington.vod.castus.tv/vod/dl.php/e/6/4/3/6/b/e6436b23-4c4a-49e3-a72a-3559107de4f01546546324.651+51329023.694@castus4-wilmington+15466189811546618435113013.vod.720p.20191103_Town_Topics_Inclusionary_Zoning.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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… RelatedHOT BUTTON ISSUE: Should The Town Prevent New Condos & Apartments From Being Built? Could It Backfire? (Article 1)In “Government”AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEWS: Inclusionary Zoning Bylaw To Go In Front Of Voters, But NOT At This Year’s Town MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN RACE Q&A: Fasulo & Eaton Discuss Affordable Housing, Sciarappa FarmIn “Government”last_img read more

After AndhaDhun Ayushmann Khuranas next Article 15 is inspired by true events

first_imgAyushmann KhurranaPR HandoutAyushmann Khurrana, who has delivered worldwide blockbusters AndhaDhun and Badhaai Ho recently, has an upcoming next, ‘Article 15’ which is inspired by true events.There has been 4 true events, which the director Anubhav Sinha had thoroughly researched upon.The movie tales from events of real relevance to bring to the screen an investigative drama for the audience.With the success of AndhaDhun and later Badhaai Ho, it is likely that Ayushmann’s next would also be a promising story.The actor has won praise from across the quarters- audiences, filmmakers, critics, alike for his performance.Ayushmann starrer ‘Article 15’ is set to get a world premiere at the tenth edition of the London Indian Film Festival.The investigative drama will be the opening night film. London Indian Film Festival is South Asia’s largest festival.The film also stars Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub . ‘Article 15’ has been helmed and produced by Anubhav Sinha and Zee Studios.last_img read more

6yearold Indian migrant girl dies of heat stroke while crossing USMexico border

first_imgThe U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.ReutersA six-year-old girl from India died of heat stroke in Arizona desert while crossing US-Mexico border after her mother left her with other migrants to go in search of water, a medical examiner and U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday.The girl, Gurupreet Kaur, soon to celebrate her seventh birthday, was found by U.S. Border Patrol west of Lukeville, Arizona on Wednesday, when temperatures reached a high of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius), U.S. Border Patrol and the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (PCOME) said.The girl’s death, the second recorded fatality of a migrant child this year in Arizona’s southern deserts, highlighted the danger of summer heat as a surge of migrant families, mainly from Central America, cross the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum.An increasing number of Indian nationals are entering the United States from Mexico, according to immigration officials. They are among thousands of Africans and Asian migrants making the arduous journey, led by smuggling cartels.The girl and her mother were among a group of five Indian nationals dropped off by smugglers in a remote border area at 10am on Tuesday, 17miles (27km) west of Lukeville, a U.S. border town 50miles (80km) southwest of Tucson.After walking some way, the girl’s mother and another woman went in search of water, leaving her daughter with another woman and her child.”Once they went to look for water they never saw them again,” said U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Vasavilbaso.The mother and the other woman wandered in the rugged Sonoran desert wilderness for 22 hours before being found by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who tracked their footprints.Four hours later, Border Patrol agents found the body of the deceased girl a mile (1.6 km) from the border.Agents tracked the remaining woman and her 8-year-old daughter into Mexico, before the mother and child re-entered the United States and surrendered to Border Patrol.The deceased girl died of hyperthermia and her death was ruled an accident, said Greg Hess, PCOME chief medical officer.Up to May 30, PCOME recorded 58 migrant deaths in southern Arizona, most heat related. It recorded 127 deaths in 2018.Border Patrol blamed Kaur’s death on the smugglers.”This is a senseless death driven by cartels who are profiting from putting lives at risk,” Tucson Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal said.Human rights activist Juanita Molina said U.S. border security measures were also partly to blame, along with the exhausted state of Indian child migrants once they reach the border.”They’re trying to unload people in places where they can avoid detection themselves,” Molina, director of Tucson-based Border Action Network, said of smugglers.”For a young child, death can come very quickly,” she added.last_img read more

Body Offering

first_imgThe Body in Indian Art, a rich concept of exhibiting the uniqueness of the annals of Indian museology matched with an equally captivating and unconventional design displayed in eight galleries of the National Museum(NM) ended up last week.  With its distinct approach to deck-up, lighting and even acoustics tailor-made for the unusual sequencing of objects, NM turned a new leaf in the history of Indian museology. ‘It has raised the bar of museology in India’, said NM Director-General Venu V. Normally, the concept of design gets subdued under the weight of a phenomenal exhibition, which The Body in Indian Art was. But it is equally true that such a huge event – with over 350 objects on display – needed a brilliant design to crystallize the concept, and the design wing did a tremendous job’, noted Venu. ‘Putting the storyline into use by apt and ideal use of space (in NM) was the task that followed,’ recalled Chatterjee, an alumnus of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He further added, ‘There were only two-and-a-half months left for me to meet the deadline. However, the initial sketches themselves gave high hopes of realising the task.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ahuja said the unusual sequencing lent certain objects at the BIA interpretations that were completely distinct from Indomania. ‘When we (Ahuja and Chatterjee) moved things in the NM space, new configurations began emerging.’ The design at BIA also went for a massive reinvention vis-à-vis Indomania. For, here a chunk of the expected visitors was closer to the country’s heritage – culturally and geographically. Thus the gallery on ‘Supernatural’ was a longish hall of many-hued stone columns that evoke the famed colonnades of a South Indian temple,  forming a grand setting for the morphed, deformed and divine bodies in that gallery. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSimilarly, the gallery on ‘rapture’ was set against a painted landscape of grove-like clusters of curved textile surfaces with colours drawn from Ragamala paintings, forming intimately scaled enclosures for these sculptures and miniatures. ‘I believe the visitor experienced a different dissolution of architectural space in the textured, ash-grey gallery on asceticism, carpeted from floor to pedestal to ceiling,’ Chatterjee said. Again, after the gripping darkness of the galleries (painted in black) on death, one entered the second, which was about ‘shunyata’ (nothingness) and the body beyond form. All galleries had their particular harmonic arrangements in response to specific works, themes and spaces — using colour, light, line, material and volume to provide a tonal rhythm within which individual art pieces shone forth, interacting both with other masterpieces and with the visitor’s body. The synthesis of sight and sound was also a striking feature, with music and video installations dispersed throughout the galleries, providing places for rest and contemplation. Several galleries featured specially designed wall-mounted display tables, carefully angled to exhibit miniature paintings worked out with ergonomic attention to Indian body proportions.last_img read more

NCB arrests 2 for smuggling banned medicine

first_imgKolkata: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Eastern Zone have arrested two persons for allegedly dealing with banned medicine — Bupronorphine injection. During a search operation at various places, a total 4,971 ampoules of such injections were seized.The NCB officials had informed a few persons were arrested for smuggling Bupronorphine injection earlier. The sleuths then got to know about two persons identified as Nazrul Islam and Alam Hossain. On Tuesday, acting on a tip off, an NCB team raided a house at Samsergunge in Murshidabad and arrested Hossain. Later Islam was also arrested. Ampoules worth Rs 6 lakh were seized.Both of them will be produced before the Malda court on Wednesday.last_img read more

Commemorative circulation coin on Tatya Tope released

first_imgOn the occasion of Tatya Tope’s Martyr Day, Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, released a commemorative coin of Rs 200 and a circulation coin of Rs 10 in the national Capital on Monday. Narendra Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture was also present on the occasion.Ministry of Culture has been celebrating the 200th birth anniversary of Tatya Tope in the year 2015-16, in association with the State Government of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The government of India is also considering the creation of infrastructure in the memory of Tatya Tope by constructing a Memorial at Yeola and Nasik, Maharashtra and a war museum at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in association with the respective State Governments.Recently, in the month of February, the State Government of Maharashtra organised the inaugural function at Shaniwar Wada in Pune. Before that, a three-day celebration- ‘Shaurya Mahotsav’ was held.Also, a special lecture and conference on Tatya Tope was organised by Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) in the national Capital on February 16. One of the most outstanding leaders of India’s first war of Independence, Tatya Tope was a patriot.last_img read more

Laptop ban protectionism hang over booming air travel industry

first_img CANCUN, Mexico — Air travel is heading for a bumper year, but global airline leaders meeting in Mexico are concerned about the impact of an escalating row over laptop bans and rising protectionism.Although the industry has overcome previous losses to notch up an eighth successive year of profit, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which groups 275 airlines and meets from June 4-6, is now facing new challenges.The Geneva-based group is at odds with President Donald Trump over efforts to widen a partial U.S. and British security ban on laptops in cabin baggage.It is also worried about what it sees as protectionist rhetoric from Washington and Europe, saying this could temper growth in demand for air travel and freight.“You see that in Europe, you see that in the U.S. … Any barrier to borders, we consider as a threat,” IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac told reporters.IATA said on Thursday that passenger traffic rose 10.7 percent in April, the fastest rate of growth since April 2011.But restrictions on large electronic devices in the cabin, imposed in March on certain flights, were hitting traffic between the Middle East and the United States.Airlines and airports are waiting to see if the United States will extend the restrictions, with the Department of Homeland Security yet to announce a decision.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterIATA has proposed more stringent passenger screening as an alternative and has joined European regulators in citing the fire risks of having many lithium-powered devices in the hold.“We recognize the (security) threat, we have no doubt about that, but we doubt the measure,” de Juniac said, adding the U.S. government now seemed in more of a “listening mode”.The IATA conference could hear concerns from Middle East carriers who believe they are unfairly targeted by the ban, with Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines among the most affected by restrictions on U.S.-bound flights from some Middle East and North African airports.U.S. officials have denied targeting any group of airlines or acting over anything other than pressing security concerns.PROFIT TO FALLUnited Airlines’ widely-criticized removal of a passenger from one of its planes and the British Airways computer meltdown over a holiday weekend, which stranded thousands of passengers, have highlighted other challenges the industry faces.“There are elements here that are specific to BA, but if airlines do not transform their operational systems and learn from this, then we could be seeing more such incidents,” Euromonitor travel project manager Nadejda Popova told Reuters.Such incidents emphasize the fine line between operational success and failure in an industry transporting 10 million people a day on razor-thin margins.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemIATA will on Monday update forecasts that suggest the industry’s net profits will fall 16 percent to $29.8 billion this year after peaking in 2016, hit by fuel and labor costs.Although traffic is rising, this is partly driven by cheaper fares. But yields – or average revenue per passenger – look set to stabilize this year, IATA chief economist Brian Pearce said.“Strong volumes don’t necessarily equal strong profitability for the air transport industry, but it’s an encouraging start.”ForwardKeys, which analyses booking reservations, says global long-haul air travel bookings for June, July and August are 6.4 percent ahead of where they were last year.A surge in the popularity of low-cost long-haul travel will also weigh on IATA members, most of whom are national carriers and whose share of global traffic has already been eroded by local budget rivals outside the 72-year-old club.Highlighting the threat to traditional carriers, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced expansion plans from Rome and Iceland’s Wow Air said it would offer one-way fares between Europe and the U.S. from as little as $55. << Previous PostNext Post >> (Additional reporting by Alana Wise; editing by Alexander Smith) By: Victoria Bryan and Tim HepherSource: Reuters Tags: IATAcenter_img Friday, June 2, 2017 Share Laptop ban, protectionism hang over booming air travel industrylast_img read more