WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (3-1) earned its third straight victory of the season, defeating Melrose by a score of 9-1 on Friday, April 20 at Town Park.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance, allowing only 2 hits while recording 6 strikeouts.For the second game in a row, Wilmington had a shaky first inning, allowing one run on two errors and few passed balls. The Wildcats tied it in their bottom half of the inning when Kayla Bourrell scored after reaching base on an error.The Wildcats scored two more in the second inning plating Ryan Bailey (single) and Emily Wright (reaching on a dropped third strike) and a RBI single by Kayla Bourrell.Wilmington blew the game open in the third inning as a result of solid and timely hitting. DH Emily Wright had a two-run RBI.Adele Burton had a good game on both sides of the field. Offensively, she went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Defensively, she had 4 strong put outs.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… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”
Although it has businesses ranging from finance and property to media and Formula One motor racing, India’s troubled Sahara has never been very transparent on the source and use of the billions of dollars it has raised from mostly small investors.Suspicions have swirled for years that many of Sahara’s millions of investors are fictitious names.A team of officials from the Enforcement Directorate, which is responsible for fighting economic crime, last month visited Sahara headquarters in Lucknow to gather data as part of a probe into possible money laundering, said two department officials.”Since the data is huge we will take time to get the finer details,” said one of the officials, who was part of the team. Both the officials declined to be named.The Enforcement Directorate declined to comment officially to Reuters. Sahara did not respond to Reuters request for comment.In India, money laundering refers to the practice of routing money into various assets outside the country, without revealing the source to avoid taxation.Sahara has previously denied the money laundering allegations or that roughly 30 million investors in its 2008-11 financial plan — later ruled illegal by the markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) — were fictitious.It sent a convoy of 127 trucks, purportedly filled with the documents of its investors in its 2008-11 bonds scheme, to SEBI two years ago in an effort to prove that.The Supreme Court, which has ordered Sahara to return $5.4 billion to investors who put money in the 2008-11 plan, in August 2012 questioned the authenticity of Sahara’s investors in the 2008-11 plans and whether many of them were fictitious.Alluding to this suspicion, one of the judges of the Supreme Court had said: “Despite restraint, one is compelled to record, that the whole affair seems to be doubtful, dubious and questionable.”Sahara became a major financial institution, one of India’s largest employers and owner of marquee overseas assets including New York’s Plaza hotel on the back of tiny investments from farmers, street vendors and others, whose monthly income can be as low as 2,000-3,000 rupees ($30-$45) a month.Sahara’s founder Subrata Roy has spent the past 21 months in New Delhi’s Tihar jail for failing to comply with the Supreme Court’s order to pay back investors in the 2008-11 savings plan.
British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Monday that mainstream politicians must better address public concerns about inequality, immigration and globalisation, or risk losing power to the “politics of division”.Six months after she took office following Britain’s deeply divisive vote to leave the European Union, May said the government should step up to build a stronger, more cohesive society.“We know what happens when mainstream centre-ground politics fails—people embrace the fringe, the politics of division and despair,” the Conservative leader said in a major speech in London.“They turn to those who offer easy answers, who claim to understand people’s problems, and always know what and who to blame.“We see those fringe voices gaining prominence in some countries across Europe today. Voices from the hard left and far right stepping forward and sensing that this is their time.“But they stand on the shoulders of mainstream politicians who have allowed unfairness and division to grow by ignoring the legitimate concerns of ordinary people for too long.”May’s premiership has so far been dominated by preparations for Brexit, as negotiations on the divorce are due to begin with the EU by the end of March.Referencing a speech she made when she took office, May said the referendum vote was partly driven by a sense that people “felt locked out of the political and social discourse in Britain”.Wage stagnation, concern about immigration, job insecurity and the cost of housing must be addressed, she said, repeatedly calling for “solidarity” in society.In a break from Conservative leaders in the past, May said government must step up to address Britain’s generational, financial and geographical divisions.She has promised action on the cost of housing to ease younger people’s concerns, and a new industrial strategy that would help distribute jobs and wealth from London and the prosperous southeast of England across the country.