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POLICE LOG for February 28 3 Fire Hydrants Struck In Separate Accidents

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, February 28, 2019:A blue 2017 Ford Explorer struck a pole on Glen Road. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. Verizon notified. (6:49am)A caller reported he saw a black SUV strike a fire hydrant on Research Drive and drive away. Police confirmed damage to the hydrant and contacted the Water Department. (7:30am)A blue 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee slid off Aldrich Road and struck a fire hydrant. No injuries. Vehicle towed. Water Department notified. (7:57am)A Church Street resident surrendered 4 chickens to the Animal Control Officer. (9:03am)Water Astu (37, Chelsea) was a issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (Subsequent Offense) and Unsecured/Uncovered Load.  Astu’s pickup truck lost its load in the roadway at Lowell Street and Woburn Street. (9:51am)A gray 2013 Kia Soul struck a hydrant and cable box on Agostino Drive and Gandalf Way. Water Department and Verizon notified. (10:20am)A 2-vehicle crash involving a mail truck occurred on Waltham Street. (1:54pm)A Forest Street resident filed a complaint of dogs barking next door for hours at a time while she is conducting business meetings in her home. (4:07pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 1: Man Arrested For OUI (Drugs); Resident Taps Into & Damages Fire HydrantIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 6: Trailer Fire On Highway; Car vs. Rock Wall; Needle Found In YardIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 28: OUI Arrest; Trash Truck Fire; Car vs. MotorcycleIn “Police Log”last_img read more


Timeline of escalation in the Gulf

first_imgThis handout picture released by the US Navy on 20 May 2019 shows a F/A-18E Super Hornet from “the Fist of the Fleet” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) at the Gulf. Photo: AFPFrom US military deployments, to alleged “threats” from Iran, and attacks on oil tankers and installations, here is a timeline of escalating tensions in the Gulf:’Credible threat’On May 5, White House national security adviser John Bolton announces the Pentagon is sending the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier group and a bomber task force to the Middle East.A day later Patrick Shanahan, acting defence secretary, says the deployment is “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” related to Iran.On May 7, the US says it is deploying B-52 bombers to the Gulf, followed by the Pentagon saying it will position a Patriot missile battery and an amphibious assault ship in the region.Sanctions against IranOn May 8, Iran says it is preparing to increase enriched uranium and heavy water production as part of its decision to stop some commitments made under the 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers.A year to the day after Washington unilaterally withdrew from the deal, reimposing sanctions on Tehran, US President Donald Trump announces new measures against Iran’s steel and mining sectors.Acts of ‘sabotage’On May 12, two Saudi oil tankers and two other ships are damaged in mysterious “sabotage attacks” off the emirate of Fujairah, part of the United Arab Emirates.Fujairah port is the only Emirati terminal located on the Arabian Sea coast, bypassing the Strait of Hormuz, through which most Gulf oil exports pass.Iran, which has repeatedly threatened to close the strait in case of a military confrontation with the United States, calls the incidents “alarming and regrettable”.No ‘war’On May 13, European signatories to the nuclear deal meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Britain warns of the risk of conflict erupting “by accident” in the Gulf.The day after, Pompeo says: “We fundamentally do not see a war with Iran”.Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says “there is not going to be any war” with the United States.Drone attacks near RiyadhOn May 14, Yemen’s pro-Iranian Huthi rebels carry out drone attacks near Riyadh, shutting down a key Saudi oil pipeline which stretches from oil-rich Eastern Province to the Red Sea.Two days later Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa.US diplomats leave IraqOn May 15, the US orders all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, due to an “imminent” threat from Iranian-linked Iraqi militias.Germany and the Netherlands say they are halting their training of soldiers in Iraq.’Deterrence’Trump issues an ominous warning to Iran on May 19, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.”If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” Trump says in a tweet.On May 21 Pompeo says it is “quite possible” Iran was responsible for mysterious sabotage incidents of oil tankers off the UAE or drone strikes on a Saudi crude pipeline.”This is about deterrence, not about war. We are not about going to war,” says Shanahan the same day.On May 24 the US announces it is deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter “credible threats” from Iran, a move Tehran denounces as “a threat to international peace”.No regime changeOn May 27 during a visit to Tokyo to meet the new Japanese Emperor, Trump says the US is not seeking “regime change” in Iran.The Islamic republic “has a chance to be a great country, with the same leadership. We’re not looking for regime change, I want to make that clear. We’re looking for no nuclear weapons,” says Trump.last_img read more


When Delhi got Bangaloreed

Taaq, which stands for Thermal and A Quarter, was formed by three Malyalees in Bangalore 15 years back. Over the years, they have carved a niche of its own amongst the many rock bands in India. Now, having played all over India, and also in the US, UK, West Asia, China and southeast Asia and having released four studio albums and several singles, Taaq was in the Capital to launch their fifth studio album — Three Wheels Nine Lives — at Hard Rock Café. The three Taaq members  — Bruce Lee Mani, Rajeev Rajagopal and Prakash KN — started it of as a college band in 1996. Since then, Taaq has been known to deliver unforgettable, immersive musical performances. Talking about the new album Rajeev says: ‘There is no single theme for the album. It’s a mixed bag. It’s a pretty massive album with 28 songs.’ ‘This album is one of the largest bodies of work created for one album. The songs deal with various subjects starting from adventures one has on getting into  an auto rickshaw and the meter problems we all face, which unites us all Indians,’ he added.  The band members say that they have never let the legacy of Bangalore city drain out of their music system in spite of the many Western instruments they might play. ‘Outside India, our  music is known to be exotic and not Western. In India, people think if we are playing rock that means aping the West. But none of us have ever been trained in Western instruments or music,’ explains Rajeev. The band played numbers from their new album. Delhi is known to have their largest fan base, so they didn’t want to disappoint them by playing only the old numbers. Viva la Bangalore, we would say! read more


Punjab ammonia leakage 115 patients still in hospital

first_imgAbout 115 patients, who fell ill after ammonia leakage from a gas tanker on Saturday, are still in hospitals across the district even as authorities assure that the situation is “under control.” GK Singh Dhaliwal, officiating deputy commissioner, Ludhiana, said 213 people were hospitalised, after the gas leak in Doraha. Of these, 115 patients are still admitted in 10 hospitals of the district. Their condition  is said to be stable, he said, adding that the remaining patients have been discharged. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”Twenty-three patients are admitted in Civil Hospital Ludhiana, 23 in Christian Medical College and Hospital, 17 in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, one at Fortis Healthcare Hospital, 23 in SPS Apollo Hospital, one at Civil Hospital Payal, five at Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital, five at Civil Hospital Sahnewal, one at Civil Hospital Khanna and 16 at Ivy Hospital Khanna,” Dhaliwal said.”To make sure the victims get proper treatment and there is no panic like situation, Senior Medical Officers (SMO’s) and Duty Magistrates have been deputed for full time in all 14 government-run hospitals of the district till further orders,” he said. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThree help desks have also been set up at Doraha, Khanna and Payal, which would be monitored directly by the area SDM’s, he said.The DC urged the area residents not to panic because the situation is “under control” and all the patients in different city hospitals are now stable and would be discharged soon.He said that the Punjab government would be bearing all expenses incurred on their treatment.last_img read more