The Wilmington Insider For May 23 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 23, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Annual Spring Chorus Concert takes place at 7pm in the WHS Auditorium.In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Well Read Wednesday Book Group at 10am. Tech Help Drop-In at 2pm. First Look Book Group at 3pm. Music and More at 6:30pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Country Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: 9 Wilmington High teams are in action today. See the schedule HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing 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 this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, September 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Digital Security Act rubberstamped despite controversies

first_imgPhoto: BSSThe ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018’ was passed in parliament on Wednesday although stakeholders expressed serious reservations before its passage about some of its provisions that would limit freedom of the press.The just-enacted law has kept a provision of minimum seven years and maximum 14 years of imprisonment and monetary fine of minimum Tk 2500,000 and maximum Tk 10 million or both for illegal access and destruction of any important information related to the state affairs, reports BSS.The Editors’ Council has earlier rejected the draft law.Post, telecommunication and information technology minister Mostafa Jabbar moved the bill in the House which was unanimously passed by voice votes with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.The minister said, “The punishment will be life-term imprisonment and monetary fine of Taka 5 crore (50 million) if anybody is found involved second time or more in the crime.”He said the government will form a digital security agency and a digital security council. A 13-member digital security council will be formed heading prime minister as its chairman.The other members of the council are minister/state minister or deputy minister of post, telecommunication and information technology, minister/state minister or deputy minister of law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry, prime minister’s principal secretary, governor of Bangladesh Bank, secretary of post and telecommunication division, secretary of information and communication technology division, secretary of public safety division, foreign secretary, inspector general of police (IGP), BTRC chairman, director general of defense intelligence directorate and director general of the Digital Security Council will act its member secretary.Earlier, the bill was sent to concerned parliamentary standing committee for further scrutiny.Read More:Draconian digital law finalised, press freedom threatenedlast_img read more