State Lawmaker Wants to Make Georgia More Friendly to Military Families

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The minority leader of the Georgia House plans to introduce legislation shortly requiring the state to carry out many of the actions included on the Defense Department’s priority list of state initiatives needed to support service members and their families.In an interview with WABE, state Rep. Stacey Abrams (D) said the legislation would allow the state to meet the five criteria Georgia has not yet endorsed.“That includes making certain that we don’t allow predatory lending to take place near our bases, that we provide for employment opportunities for spouses of the military, that we do the work, the regulatory work to help support welfare services for the children of our military families, that we do the educational supports that they ask,” Abrams said.The bill is intended to protect the state against losing an installation in a future BRAC round, she said.Abrams acknowledged that she didn’t know if the Republican leaders in the House would support her effort but stressed that the proposal has received “great bipartisan support” during a series of town hall meetings across the state from communities and local chambers of commerce.“It’s about how do we continue to serve and keep our promise to [military] families,” she said.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For November 15 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Thursday, November 15, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of snow after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 32. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Elderly Services Commission is scheduled to meet at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington Water & Sewer Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.At Town Hall: The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office’s Housing Coordinator Laurie Stanton will be holding office hours from 2pm to 4:30pm in Wilmington Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Stanton will assist residents with their affordable housing questions. The Metro North Regional Housing Services Office helps people find affordable housing in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Saugus. If you are unable to attend office hours on this date, future dates will be announced. Laurie can also be reached at her Reading Office at 781-942-6667 during normal business hours.In The Community: The Wilmington Community Chorus rehearses every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm, at St. Elizabeth’s (4 Forest Street). New members welcome. No tryout required. Learn more HERE.Live Music: Pianist Ricky Lauria performs at Tremezzo (2 Lowell Street) at 8pm.At The Library: Jazz and Bossa: Haley Peltz & Molly Flannery at 2:30pm. First Look Book Group at 2:30pm. Tech Buddies Drop-In at 6:30pm. Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group at 7pm. English Conversation Group at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Art Class at 10am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Knitting/Crocheting at 11am. Meditation Class at 12:15pm. Game Day at 1pm. Ceramics at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.]At Town Museum: The Town Museum (430 Salem Street) is open from 10am to 2pm. Come explore Wilmington’s history. Free admission.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedAffordable Housing Assistance To Be Offered To Residents At Town Hall On September 10In “Government”The Wilmington Insider For October 2, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For January 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Terminator Dark Fates first trailer brings Linda Hamilton back as Sarah Connor

first_img 77 Photos Reyes, Davis and Hamilton will see you now. Paramount Pictures The Terminator is back. For the sixth time.The latest in the series, Terminator: Dark Fate, teased us Wednesday with a sunset-drenched poster focused on Linda Hamilton, the mother of cool mothers, as Sarah Connor. Then came the trailer on Thursday, placing her front and center with a moment inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gunslinging coolness. Tags 2:28 Dark Fate is a direct sequel to James Cameron’s Judgement Day, ignoring everything that happened in 2015’s widely panned Genisys, as well as Rise of The Machines and Salvation. The poster promises the sequel’s events will take place “the day after Judgment Day,” with Sarah Connor as the future leader of the Resistance in the war against Skynet, another AI humans can’t seem to get along with.Terminator newcomer Mackenzie Davis, who Black Mirror fans will know from the episode San Junipero, plays a super-soldier sent from the future to protect Natalia Reyes’ Dani Ramos from a new Terminator. Saving a minor who’s important for reasons that’ll become clear in the future? Sounds like the franchise is returning to its jam.Notably, behind-the-scenes an exciting story played out, with Cameron returning to the franchise as a producer after regaining the film rights this year. Deadpool director Tim Miller will take charge, so we can hope there’ll be moments of comedy among the many big fights.Terminator: Dark Fate will storm into theatres Nov. 1. Now playing: Watch this: Commentscenter_img Terminator: Dark Fate’s first trailer reveals a battle-ready… 2019 movies to geek out over Share your voice 7 TV and Movieslast_img read more

Relief at last Thundershowers to lower mercury in city after Tuesday

first_imgKolkata: The temperature in various South Bengal districts will start sliding down from Monday, as there is an expected change to happen in the weather system.The people in South Bengal will get much awaited relief from the scorching summer heat next week, as the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore predicted thundershower in a couple of days from Tuesday. It may be mentioned that entire South Bengal has been under an intense heat spell for the past few days, with the mercury touching 42 degree Celsius in the Western districts. A heat wave has also been sweeping through the districts like Purulia, Bankura, West Burdwan, Birbhum, West Midnapore, Jhargram and East Midnapore. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPeople in all the poll-bound districts felt intense discomfort due to the hot and humid weather. Eight constituencies went to poll on Sunday. A senior official of the MeT office said: “The Nor’wester is likely to hit various South Bengal districts on Tuesday, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied with gusty wind. The rain and thundershower are likely to take place in various South Bengal districts, including the city, during the afternoon hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. Rains will push the mercury down by a few notches. People will have some respite from the excessive heat in the later half of the week.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe temperature continued to shoot up to 40-43 degree Celsius in Western districts including Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and some parts of West Burdwan and Birbhum. In other South Bengal districts, the highest temperature remained between 36 and 38 degree Celsius in the past few days. The average maximum temperature in the region remained high due to the inflow of northwesterly wind into the state from the neighbouring states. There has been little moisture incursion into Gangetic Bengal since, preventing the formation of a storm-triggering system.last_img read more