VIDEO Watch 5th Grade 6th Grade Bands Winter Concert

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools’ 5th Grade and 6th Grade Bands held their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover the concert. Watch it below:—Video Player error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—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 You To Our Sponsor: WOW Factor Auto Detailing Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Spring Strings FestivalIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Spring Band FestivalIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”last_img read more

Why The Electoral College Is Part Of The Reason For Low Voter

first_imgJORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTSwing state voters came out in record numbers this presidential election cycle. Texas was fifth from the bottom in turnout.If you’ve paid attention to the results of this year’s presidential election, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Electoral College.It’s how Donald Trump was elected president, even though he lost the national vote by more than two million votes. But most of us don’t know exactly what the electoral college is, or why we have it.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016Here in Austin, the Electoral College is a source of frustration. The city leans Democratic, but the state favors Republicans.This means if you vote for a Democrat in a presidential election here, your vote may feel meaningless.“Well, this is a Republican state so, with that being said, I believe that’s the way it was going to go anyway,” said Tara Waters, a Democrat living in Austin who voted for Hillary Clinton. “And how I really honestly feel about it is that, you know, it was fixed before voting even started.”The Electoral College is this old system we have in place for making sure the views of rural states aren’t drowned out by big cities. Instead of winning the most votes nationwide, a candidate has to win 270 electoral votes.States have as many electoral votes as they have congressional members. So, if candidate X wins the popular vote in your state, it’s expected that candidate X will get those electoral votes. Waters says the system makes her feel like her vote doesn’t even matter, and, As you can imagine, the sentiment shared by Waters can affect turnout.In fact, according to data compiled by NPR following the election, swing states had higher voter turnout this year.Texas, however, had among the lowest turnout in the country – fifth from the bottom.LISTEN: KUT’s Ashley Lopez reportsRob Richie with FairVote says part of the reason this happens is because the Electoral College makes some votes less valuable to campaigns.“They actually don’t really care in 35 states or so,” Richie said. “Or they certainly aren’t lifting a finger to encourage participation beyond generic mentioning it on a national media appearance or so on.”Austinite Kate Sullivan, who isn’t a Republican, says because of the state’s overwhelmingly Republican bent, she doesn’t look to the top of the ballot when she votes. “Well, there are still local elections that are important and congressional elections, so that’s the primary reason I vote,” she said.Richie says that’s the message voters need to hear every four years when they’re mulling over whether it’s worth voting.“It is true that in a lot of states the congressional race isn’t very close and the senate race isn’t very close, you know your state legislative race might not be contested,” he explained. “But there is usually something.”Richie and his group think changing the electoral process altogether will make the biggest difference in getting voters to the polls.Right now, FairVote is encouraging states to pass laws that would require electors to give their votes winner of the national popular vote – no matter how the state votes.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. Sharelast_img read more

India will bid for U20 WC in future

first_imgIndia will bid to organise the under-20 World Cup in future to go with its hosting of the U-17 World Cup in two years’ time, All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said here.“Going forward we will be bidding for the under-20 World Cup, that is a natural progression,” Das said during the Soccerex convention, adding that staging the mega-event in 2017 would lead to an increase in football’s popularity in the country and boost infrastructure. Also Read – A league of his own!The U-20 tournament is held every two years and South Korea will host the 2017 edition. Das again stressed on the need to merge the traditional I-League and glamorous ISL in future.“At some point we have to have one league, which will be profitable, which will be economically sustainable. We are working on it. We are talking to all the stakeholders. It will take some time. It is difficult to clearly outline when that will happen. But it will happen,” Das said. Also Read – Domingo named new Bangladesh cricket coachThe eight-team Indian Super League, which claims to have the world’s fourth-biggest attendance after the English, German and Spanish leagues, starts its second season next month. Das said that the existence of two leagues was “a problem, but a good problem to have”. It was learnt that Indian officials told the conference that the country is also looking to train thousands of home-produced coaches to generate interest in the game.last_img read more