NORTH ANDOVER, MA — Merrimack College officially inducted the newest members of the Merrimack Athletics Hall of Fame, as six former student-athletes, one team and a distinguished honoree were enshrined as the Class of 2018 on Friday night on campus.Friday’s induction enshrined Wilmington resident Judy O’Connell and her national championship-winning softball team for bringing distinction, honor and excellence to the College.Judy O’Connell (Class of 1995) was a three-time All-American and three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American (1993, 1994, 1995), one of only two in program history. O’Connell was a key player on the 1994 National Championship Softball team, leading the team with a .482 batting average, 35 runs scored, 54 hits, 10 HR, 54 RBIs and only nine strikeouts. She ranks third in single-season batting average (.482), second in single-season RBI’s (54); seventh in career batting average (.398) and fourth in career home runs (28) and RBIs (148). A cum laude graduate, she was part of four straight NE10 regular season and tournament teams as part of the mid-1990’s softball dynasty, helping the Warriors win both titles every season while qualifying for three straight NCAA Tournaments and reaching the Division II College World Series in back-to-back years (1994, 1995). O’Connell served as team captain in her final two seasons and was named NE10 Player and Rookie of the Year over the course of her decorated career.O’Connell’s 1994 softball team set the precedent, becoming the first-ever National Champion in Northeast-10 Conference history. The team was the first to truly bring the Northeast-10 Conference name to the national stage. Merrimack was also the first team from the Northeast/East/New England region to capture a national championship. The Warriors dominated from start to finish that year, losing only four games while winning a school-record 45 on their way to the national title. They also captured the league’s regular season and tournament title that year, while three players were named All-Americans. The team was honored by the league in 2011 when it was inducted into the NE10 Hall of Fame.Other inductees included Amanda (Baldwin) Mayock, Nancy (Daly) Dwyer, April Daugherty, Jim Hrivnak, Corey Lunney, and Ken Duane.Altogether, six different sports are represented among that group, including the first-ever selections in the history of the field hockey and women’s lacrosse programs.Merrimack College President Dr. Christopher E. Hopey and Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson delivered remarks throughout the event before each new inductee had the opportunity to speak. Additionally, a number of former Hall of Fame inductees – which now boasts nearly 60 total selections dating back four decades – were recognized, as well. The event culminated with each new inductee receiving a commemorative framed photo.The event coincided with the College’s annual Homecoming Weekend, which started with the athletic department’s first-ever quadruple-header earlier in the day with women’s ice hockey, men’s soccer, field hockey and women’s volleyball all playing on campus leading up to the induction ceremony.(NOTE: The above press release is from Merrimack College.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Judy O’Connell To Be Inducted Into Merrimack College’s Athletics Hall Of FameIn “Community”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Kevin Caira Endorses Judy O’Connell For State RepIn “Letter To The Editor”STATE REP RACE: Judy O’Connell Holds Campaign Kick-Off RallyIn “Government”
Rathish Chandra Bhoumik. File photo Prothom AloThe main accused in the murder case of special public prosecutor Rathish Chandra Bhoumik died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital in police custody early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased is Kamrul Islam.Ratna Roy, senior jail superintendent of Rangpur central jail, said Kamrul had been suffering from depression.”He tried to commit suicide by hanging himself with his bedsheet around 5:00am and got injured critically,” Roy said.He was later taken to the hospital where physicians declared him dead, the jail official said.Rathish, a public prosecutor at the special judge’s court in Rangpur, was killed over alleged extramarital affairs between his wife Snigdha Sarkar Dipa and Kamrul on 29 March this year.
Share Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.An aerial view of the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston on Aug. 31. Once homes flood, bacteria can multiply faster than in flooded areas outdoors.Water in some flooded Houston homes is contaminated with bacteria, lead and other toxins, according to a New York Times report. The paper organized testing in two Houston neighborhoods with experts from Baylor Medical College and Rice University, along with the Houston health department.One home was found to have 135 times the level of E. coli bacteria that is considered safe.The contaminants ended up in homes after sewage treatment plants in Houston saw more water than they could handle during Hurricane Harvey.Houston’s storm drainage and water treatment systems are supposed to be independent of one another, but an unprecedented amount of rainfall brought storm water into treatment plants.“When we get very heavy rainfall and flooding, there is infiltration [of storm water] that occurs in these sewer lines,” Lauren Stadler, an assistant professor of of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University who took part in the Times‘ research, tells Houston Public Media. “That can basically overload our treatment plants.”Because those treatment plants were overloaded, engineers had to rush incoming water through, skipping a step in the treatment process. The plants then emptied the partially treated water into Houston’s bayous. Those bayous flooded, letting contaminated water into people’s homes.Once homes flood, Stadler says, they become good environments for bacteria to multiply. The warmth and stagnant water provided by a flooded structure, when combined with the nutrients from sewage, mean that bacteria can multiply faster inside homes than in flooded areas outdoors.Stadler urges people not to make direct contact with floodwaters, if possible. She notes that while draining water will take most contaminants along with it, residents of flooded homes should have their houses disinfected after waters recede.
Share Jeff Grass PhotographyHouston Chamber Choir 00:00 /00:00 Just before Christmas, the Houston Chamber Choir found out that they were selected to perform at the World Symposium on Choral Music – a week-long festival of the world’s best choirs.It’s held only every three years in different cities around the globe, and the 2020 Symposium will take place in Auckland, New Zealand.The Houston Chamber Choir is one of only 24 choirs in the world invited to perform, chosen from a record 179 entries this past year.“The opportunity to represent our city, our state, and our nation at this gathering of the world’s top choirs has long been a dream of mine,” said Robert Simpson, the choir’s founder and artistic director.A kind of musical “Olympics” and “congress” rolled into one, the festival is a public showcase of preeminent international choirs, plus seminars and workshops for leading conductors, composers, singers and administrators in the field.The Houston Chamber Choir is composed of 20 professional singers, selected through auditions from top singers in the region. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen
Create your own private fam with discounted offers from Saint Lucia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: FAM, Saint Lucia Share << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — As part of its Saint Lucia Agent Months program, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has unveiled exclusive discounted rates and offers for travel agents in 2019.The offers, which include up to 50% off on hotels, ground transportation, meals, tours and activities, invite agents to experience more of the destination during their personal vacations through Nov. 30.“We are deeply appreciative of the tremendous value travel advisors bring to consumers and Saint Lucia, which is why we are thrilled to recognize their continued support and loyalty with this rewarding program,” said Kelly Fontenelle, Director of Marketing, USA for the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. “Travel advisors are an integral part of our industry, and during Saint Lucia Agent Months they can take advantage of incredible deals and discounts during their own personal vacations in order to fully immerse themselves in the destination and experience all we have to offer their clients.”Sample offers include (prices in USD):More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported• Anse Chastanet: Rates starting at $185 per person daily (double occupancy) and include breakfast, dinner and all tax/service charges• Bay Gardens Marina Haven: Bed & Breakfast Meal Plan $60 per night and All-Inclusive Meal Plan $150 per night• Caille Blanc Villa: 35% off rack rates, daily buffet breakfast, free transfers and welcome cocktail• Calabash Cove: All-inclusive nightly rates of $250 (double) for up to five nights; additional nights 20% off published rates• Marigot Bay Resort Spa and Marina: $99 per night for up to three nights (single or double) with full daily breakfast plus taxes and service charge; additional nights 50% off published rates• WestJet: Travel agents and one companion receive 50% to 75% off regular published fares, plus taxes and feesThe following hotels, tour companies, attractions and airlines are participating in Saint Lucia Agent Months: • Hotels: Anse Chastanet, Bay Gardens Resorts, Bel Jou, BodyHoliday, Caille Blanc Villa, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Casa Del Vega, Coco Palm, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Jade Mountain, La Dauphine Estate, Marigot Bay Resort Spa and Marina, Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, Oasis Marigot, Samfi Gardens, Sandals Resorts, Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort, Ti Kaye Resort & Spa and Villa Beach Cottages• Tour companies and attractions: Barefoot Holidays St. Lucia, CHI Shuttles, Diamond Botanical Gardens & Waterfall, Holiday Adventures, Jus Sail, Rainforest Adventures and Sea Spray Cruises• Airline: WestJetMore news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsTravel agents can contact the hotel or tour operator directly to make arrangement before notifying their Saint Lucia Tourism Authority trade manager of the intended travel dates, as well as their preferred dates for their private fam trip. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will then create an itinerary, confirm the hotel site inspections and coordinate ground transportation.For the full list of offers and further information go to ww.stlucia.org/travel-trade.