MOST READ Aside from his candid commentary, the former NBA player is notorious for bringing out the Philippines’ famed cleaning tool during playoff times—which perfectly signifies going winless in a best-of-seven playoff series.Speaking alongside fellow analysts Heather Cox, Michael Wibon and Chauncey Billups prior to tip-off of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the 2000 NBA Most Improved Player once again brought out the broom to signify the Spurs’ demise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I have as much respect for the Spurs as anybody, that’s why I’m not gonna wave it very high,” Rose said referring to the “walis tambo,” which he wrongly identified as its outside counterpart, the “walis tingting.”“But I have to get out the walis-walis, tingting tambo, because the Spurs will be getting swept this evening.” The 2017 NBA Playoffs have been filled with landslide victories or “sweeps,” and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose has surely taken notice.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments His comical gesture was warranted, as the Warriors indeed swept the Spurs, catapulting themselves to a 12-0 post-season record and into their third straight NBA Finals appearance.READ: Warriors set 12-0 record for 3rd straight trip to NBA FinalsCome post-game, Rose once again proudly waved the “walis tambo.”“My Filipino family, fans, and friends wanted me to bring out the walis, walis, tingting,” he said. Khristian Ibarrola /raJalen Rose calls the GSW sweep tonight! Where the Filipino homies at! Lol. pic.twitter.com/XFP3ecK4JiADVERTISEMENT Man who told immigrant to go back to country asked to write essay SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 250 enrolled at phony school arrested in immigration scam Lillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder — Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) May 23, 2017 Hornets beat Pistons for 8th straight time LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has suggested all-rounder Ben Stokes to earn another demerit point in the third Test of the ongoing series against West Indies in order to avoid a ban during the Ashes this summer.Stokes picked up his third demerit point for making an “inappropriate comment” during the second day’s play in the ongoing second Test against West Indies at the Headingley, Leeds.The incident happened in the 101st over of the Windies innings, when Stokes reacted in frustration after being edged by Shai Hope for a boundary by making an inappropriate comment, which was clearly audible through the stump mic and also heard by the match officials.If he gets another demerit point, he would be suspended for either his next Test match or two limited-overs internationals, leaving the possibility of him being out of the first Ashes Test.But if the 26-year-old earns a demerit point in either the third Test or the six white-ball internationals that follow against the West Indies, he would cop a ban but effectively enter the all-important Ashes with a clean slate.”If I were ( England captain Joe) Root I’d be tempted to tell him to get another demerit point during the third Test at Lord’s (against the Windies), so he’d reach the four-point threshold for a ban and miss two of the forthcoming one-day matches, for which he may have been rested anyway, rather than an Ashes game,” cricket.com.au quoted Hussain as saying.The former skipper said that people know that Stokes has a fiery temper and that’s why they will try to get him to react.advertisement”This winter the Aussies will be going at him with subtle little digs around the bat, knowing that he’s liable to gob off and possibly get banned for a Test,” he said.The all-rounder had received one demerit point apiece in October and November 2016 for similar verbal offences.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal set to change policy for January transfersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will look for short-term cover in the January transfer window, football.london reports.The Gunners had originally planned to remain inactive during the midseason window.But long-term injuries have forced them to re-think their plans.Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are likely to miss the majority of the season, meaning Arsenal will try and find stop-gaps on the wing and centre-back.The club are still working on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who will fill Welbeck’s position.It remains unclear who Arsenal will target for their defensive hole, however, a veteran is likely to be chosen so as not to disrupt the development of their current crop of centre-backs.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, 2015@ParkerTodd16 hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
US-based operator of dry bulk carriers Eagle Bulk Shipping informed it has taken delivery of M/V Fairfield Eagle, the fifth of nine Crown-63 Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels acquired from Greenship Bulk Trust.“The delivery of the M/V Fairfield Eagle … highlights our ability to deliver on key strategic priorities, including fleet growth and renewal, as well as the continued development of our active owner-operator business model,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, commented.Fairfield Eagle, previously named JS Missouri, was built by China’s Dayang Shipbuilding in 2013. Currently, the bulk carrier’s market value stands at USD 17.53 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.The 62,500 dwt ship joins Eagle Bulk’s fleet of 45 vessels on the water, including seven Ultramaxes.The remaining four Ultramax vessels from Greenship Bulk Trust are scheduled to be delivered over the coming months, according to Eagle Bulk.Eagle Bulk acquired the nine ships, which are being renamed after Connecticut coastal towns, for a total of USD 153 million.
zoom Korea Line Corporation, part of Samra Midas Group, has signed a long-term contract of affreightment with Brazilian miner Vale, the company revealed.The 25-year-long deal will see two bulk carriers transport iron ore from Brazil to China.The deal is worth USD 608 million, according to Korea Line.The two 325,000 dwt bulkers were ordered in October 2017 from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and are scheduled for delivery at the start of 2020, when they will start working for Vale.The two bulker newbuildings will cost the shipping company around KRW 184.8 billion (USD 164 million).While announcing the shipbuilding contract last year, Korea Line said the newbuilding duo would be chartered out to an undisclosed third party for a 25-year long term. However, Vale was rumored to be behind the deal.Vale has embarked on an ambitious hiring campaign having inked deals for up to 30 Valemax newbuilds with seven different shipping companies.The companies in question include Chinese joint venture between ICBC Leasing and China Merchants, Pan Ocean, H Line Shipping, SK Shipping, and Polaris Shipping.World Maritime News Staff
TV presenter turned novelist, Judy Finnigan, will be the face of a new BBC Lifeline appeal for Fight for Sight, the main UK charity that’s dedicated to funding pioneering eye research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease.Judy was keen to support the charity after seeing her mother lose her sight to Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the most common form of sight loss in the over 60’s, when she was in her mid-seventies. Judy’s greatest fear is losing her own sight and she has already received emergency eye operations to prevent her sight from deteriorating.In 2010 Judy had a detached retina in her right eye and had to have several eye operations to correct this. On top of this she has had to have an operation to close a hole that had opened in the macula, as a result of the first procedure.Judy said: “I’ve witnessed first-hand the devastation that sight loss can cause, seeing my mother lose her confidence was heart-breaking. My own experience was extremely difficult and it makes you fully appreciate your sight. It’s something I will never take for granted.“There are some great support charities helping people living with sight loss but Fight for Sight is unique. It’s the main one out there funding research to prevent future generations from losing their sight. I would encourage people to dig deep and help support this worthy cause.”Fight for Sight is currently investing £8m into eye research at 35 universities and hospitals across the country.Michele Acton, Fight for Sight’s Chief Executive said: “I’m grateful that Judy is the face of the appeal. With her first-hand experience of sight loss, she can fully relate to our supporters. Due to the lack of research funding, Fight for Sight can only support one in six research applications and we’re having to turn down key projects.“Thank you to Judy and the BBC for choosing Fight for Sight for their Lifeline appeal. I can not stress how important your money will be in making a difference, allowing us to continue funding pioneering eye research.”The appeal will also feature some of the research Fight for Sight is funding and the people that this research will benefit.Belinda Wilkinson, 78, from Suffolk who like Judy’s late mother and Dame Judi Dench has AMD. In Belinda’s case, her sight is blurred in her left eye and she has lost her central vision in her right eye.Professor Steve Moss at the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology is leading one of these research projects. His research explores AMD and the complement proteins that alter the characteristics of the retinal cells.The Salisbury family, from Kent, is also taking part including Emma Salisbury and her 14-year-old son, Tommy. Tommy was diagnosed with Choroideremia, an inherited condition that affects one in 50,000 people worldwide when he was five years old. This will lead to progressive loss of vision. There is currently no cure.Professor Robert MacLaren from Oxford University will be featured talking about leading the world’s first gene-replacement clinical trial for Choroideremia. Without initial funds from the Salisbury family via Fight for Sight the trial wouldn’t have been possible. The findings have already shown promising results.The appeal will be shown on BBC One, Sunday 20 April at 5pm and is repeated BBC Two Thursday 24 April at 9.45am.Donations for the BBC appeal will open immediately after airing via phone, online, and post. For donations in the meantime, please contact Fight for Sight directly on 0207 264 3900 or visit www.fightforsight.org.ukSource:Fight for Sight
TORONTO — Royal Bank of Canada reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.25 billion up from $2.84 billion a year ago to mark a new record annual profit of $12.4 billion.The Toronto-based bank’s latest results were driven by strong performances in its personal and commercial banking, capital markets, wealth management and insurance.The bank’s profit for the three-month period ended Oct. 31 amounted to $2.20 per diluted share, up from $1.88 per share a year ago.On an adjusted cash basis, the bank says it earned $2.24 per share, up from $1.92 in the same period in 2017.Analysts on average had expected earnings per share of $2.12, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.For its full financial year, Canada’s biggest lender by market capitalization reported net income of $12.4 billion up roughly eight per cent from $11.5 billion in 2017.“Our diversified business and geographic mix delivered good revenue growth, while we prudently managed risk and delivered a premium return on equity,” Dave McKay, RBC president and CEO, said in a statement.“Looking ahead, we remain focused on investing in our people and technology, and offering more personalized insights and connectivity to deliver more value for both our clients and shareholders.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)The Canadian Press
LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s government has unveiled a 1.1-billion euro ($1.26 billion) plan to expand Lisbon’s current airport and build a second one, even though an environmental impact study that could thwart its ambitions isn’t finished.National airports operator ANA is footing the bill to adapt a military airfield in Montijo, 30 kilometres (18 miles) by road from Lisbon. It aims to handle around 50 million passengers a year from 2022.Authorities say an environmental study will be ready by April. Critics accuse the government of rushing into the project because a general election is due in October.Officials said Tuesday the airports company will also pay for the expansion of the Humberto Delgado Airport in the capital. With around 29 million passengers a year, it is at full capacity.The Associated Press
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 31, 2017 – His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, attended and spoke at a meeting of the Native Men’s Fellowship in Providenciales on 29 January, during which he praised the Fellowship’s voluntary work in the community and spoke on the dimensions of belief in today’s society.On the morning of 30 January, His Excellency the Governor received at Waterloo the Reverend Laish Loyd, the Anglican Bishop of The Turks and Caicos Islands and Bahamas and learned at first-hand about the Anglican community in TCI.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting
Five more flu deaths reported, flu cases reach new season high Posted: March 27, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 27, 2019 Updated: 10:54 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local health officials received reports of five more flu-related deaths last week in San Diego County, while confirmed flu cases reached a new season high, it was announced today.Only one of the five residents to die had no additional medical issues– a 40-year-old North County man. He also had no record of receiving a flu vaccination, according to the county. The other four residents had additional medical issues and ranged from 47 to 90 years old.County officials confirmed 675 flu cases last week, beating the previous season high of 618 cases. Last week’s case total is also a 21 percent jump over the previous week’s 536 cases. Because of the continued flu activity levels, the county extended its order for unvaccinated health care workers to wear a mask in patient care areas to the end of April.The county Health and Human Services Agency has confirmed 54 flu deaths and 7,886 influenza cases so far this season. At this point last year, county officials had confirmed 318 deaths and 19,841 cases.“People should continue getting vaccinated and taking other preventative measures, especially those at higher risk of developing complications,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “In addition to getting vaccinated, people should practice good hand hygiene.”County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Recent flu seasons have extended as late into the year as May, according to county health officials.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents can also call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.org, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom
Despite the “digital-first” initiative and a challenging first half 2011 for Hanley Wood magazines (and possibly weaker performance in the second half of the year), Anton said the company is committed to print. “I emphasized that part of the process would be to make sure the magazines are protected and, in fact, would benefit from this reorganization–we will NOT stopping printing magazines.”Several of HW’s print pillars–including Builder and Architect–have agreements with industry associations (Anton says Architect has seen a 100 percent increase in ad revenue since teaming with the American Institute of Architects last year), while the Journal of Light Construction is paid circulation. “I think they will be giving up the secret sauce of trade publishing…editors who are close to their markets and thus create content that is right down the pipes of their readers,” says one source of Hanley Wood’s editorial reorganization. “But current economics are making that hard, so maybe this is the way we have to go for a few years.” Some observers are expecting dramatic moves by Hanley Wood as the company’s debt comes due in 2012. Last week, Hanley Wood sold the assets of Pro AV (including web, editorial content and subscriber lists) to NewBay Media, but Anton says no other transactions are planned at this time. While he won’t comment on the debt load and the possibility of a restructuring, Anton says, “We strongly believe the company has sufficient liquidity to fund day-to-day operations into the foreseeable future.” During an internal meeting yesterday, Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton [pictured] revealed to staffers that the company has just completed a project with consulting firm Innovation and will soon begin an 18-24 month process leading to a “digital-first” editorial approach–including the centralization of editorial resources at Hanley Wood’s Washington, DC-headquarters. “It is our intention to concentrate editorial resources in a yet-to-be built newsroom-type environment much like Bloomberg Businessweek’s,” Anton told FOLIO:. “We will not close all our remote editorial offices and we will relocate some staff from remote offices. We would expect some staff from outside offices to decline to move and we would in special cases make exceptions about edit staff being located in DC. The concentration of staff at Hanley Wood headquarters will allow us to better integrate resources and talent.”Hanley Wood satellite officies include Chicago (Commerical Construction Group), Los Angeles (Aquatics International and Pool + Spa News) and Williston, Vermont (Journal of Light Construction). Anton says Hanley Wood will create six to seven task forces manned by volunteer staff to control the reorganization. “The build out alone is a big project, and it’s necessary to make sure our underlying CMS is up to the task at hand,” he adds. “We have a time line developed for all major projects, but I’m sure it will be subject to change.”
Luxury cars Car Industry 1 2020 BMW 750Li xDrive: Big comfort with a big grille 2020 BMW 7 Series first drive: Travel comfortably and carry a big grille More From Roadshow 2019 BMW 330i xDrive review: The new and improved 3 Series 2019 BMW X7 first drive: Big-time Bavarian Comment Tags Share your voice Enlarge ImageThere is something special about a V12-powered luxury sedan that goes beyond just having four extra cylinders and we’re glad BMW is keeping the tradition alive. BMW I don’t care who you ask; when it comes to internal combustion engine layouts, the V12 is king. Unfortunately, for most automakers around the world, the king is dead — but not at BMW, at least for a few more years.According to a report published Wednesday by TopGear.com, BMW’s head of powertrain development, Michael Bayer said that the company’s current-generation turbocharged V12 would be around until at least 2023.The V12 engine is currently used to power the current 760i xDrive, and it’s pretty great. It makes a buttery-smooth 577 horsepower (down from 602, due to emissions changes) and 590 pound-feet of torque. It’s everything you’d want in a giant luxo-barge, and apparently, BMW’s customers agree. BMW is at maximum production on the V12. The V12 is having a tough time in general, thanks to the increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards found in countries around the world. These tightening restrictions have caused even Mercedes-Benz — formerly the world’s foremost producer of V12 powerplants — to call it quits on the format, saying that the current generation of V12 AMG S600 and S65s would be its last.Don’t get me wrong; the current generation of Bimmer’s turbocharged V8s are incredible, available in just about everything with a six-figure price tag. These turbo-terrors produce V12-like power and torque with better emissions, weight and packaging, but the way they deliver power just isn’t the same.BMW didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. BMW 64 Photos BMW Mercedes-Benz
Engineer, Franz Poling (L) and members of the crew stand aboard the Dutch search and rescue vessel Seefuchs, as it lies berthed in a dock in Marsa, Malta on 25 June 2018 after being called back to port. Photo: AFPA rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants on board may be allowed to dock in Malta, France said Tuesday, as EU states remain at loggerheads over how to handle the influx of people trying to reach the continent.The German charity vessel Lifeline rescued the 234 migrants, including children and pregnant women, on Thursday but it is now moored in the Mediterranean after Malta and Italy refused to take it in.”As I speak, a European solution seems to be emerging: (it) would be a docking in Malta,” French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told RTL radio.However, a spokesman for the Maltese government said: “There is no decision yet but it is true there are ongoing discussions which started over the weekend.”There are ongoing discussions among a number of EU member states to take a share of the migrants.”The decision by Italy and Malta to stop allowing migrant rescue vessels to dock has plunged Europe into a political crisis over how to collectively handle the hundreds of people fleeing war and misery in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.- ‘Ready to help’ -Griveaux insisted there was no migrant “crisis” but urged leaders “to respond quickly to an urgent situation”.”France is ready to send a team on site to process (asylum) requests on a case-by-case basis,” as it did for migrants aboard the Aquarius vessel once it docked in Spain after also being refused by Italy and Malta.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Madrid would take part in a “joint response” over Lifeline, but “several countries must participate”.”Spain is united, a country of solidarity, as we have shown with the Aquarius,” he said.Nationalist Corsica leader Jean-Guy Talamoni said Monday it was “ready to help” but that it needed the agreement of French state.Italy and Malta say they are unfairly bearing the brunt of the new arrivals, while other European countries are urging more forceful policies to block their entry.Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini — who has vowed an uncompromising stance on the issue — paid a surprise visit on Monday to Libya.He called for processing centres to be set up in various unnamed African countries to deal with potential migrants in a move “to help Libya as well as Italy block migration”.Similarly, France has proposed setting up EU asylum processing centres in Africa aimed at discouraging people to attempt dangerous trips.Libya is a key departure point for thousands of refugees and migrants hoping to reach Europe, although hundreds drown each year attempting the perilous crossing over the Mediterranean in often rickety boats.Its coastguard said it had rescued nearly 1,000 people on Sunday, and Spanish authorities said they had picked up more than 600 others off their coast on Monday.- ‘Moment of great responsibility’ -Salvini’s visit came a day after emergency talks in Brussels between 16 EU leaders in a bid to break a longstanding deadlock over who should take in the migrants, the bulk of whom have been landing in Italy and Greece.A full summit is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Monday urged European nations to work together, saying: “It’s a moment of great responsibility.”EU deals with Turkey and Libya, the main transit countries, have sharply cut, at least for now, the flow of migrants to Europe since a 2015 peak of over one million.The current row came to a head earlier this month when Italy’s new populist government turned away the Aquarius with 630 people on board.Salvini warned foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya, accusing them of “causing trouble” and saying Italian ports “are and will be closed to those who aid human traffickers”.The war of words saw French President Emmanuel Macron accuse Rome of “irresponsibility” for turning away the boats, while Italy denounced Paris for its hypocrisy in pushing migrants back across their shared border.The issue was expected to be raised during a meeting at the Vatican Tuesday between Macron and Pope Francis, who has called for “solidarity” with migrants.In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an ultimatum from her hardline interior minister who has given her until the end of June to find a European deal to curb new arrivals.
Mayor Catherine Pugh kicked off Baltimore’s Black History Month celebrations on Feb. 1 with a City Hall ceremony honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday.Mayor Catherine Pugh kicked off Baltimore’s Black History Month celebrations on Feb. 1 with a City Hall ceremony honoring abolitionist Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday. (Twitter Photo @MayorPugh50)Taking part in the event were Pugh, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, the Dunbar High School Jazz Band, Crossroads School students and James Piper Bond, president and CEO of the Living Classrooms Foundation. Pugh’s duties continued later that night, when she officially opened the Black History Art Exhibition at City Hall. The exhibition features the work of Nathaniel K. Gibbs and Laurence Hurst, graduates of Frederick Douglass High School; the opening included performances by the City College Knights of Jazz and Combo & Morton Street Dance Company. The exhibit will be open daily between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda and Courtyard Galleries through Feb. 28.
By Jamesia Downer, AFRO InternSummer has just started, and the temperatures around the city are rising. In a West Baltimore community, Poe Homes, the residents lived in their homes for up to eight days without running water.After more than a week of misery and dangerous health conditions water was restored to the beleaguered residents of the Poe Homes housing projects in West Baltimore.According to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC), water was fully restored the evening of June 25. Officials with the Housing Authority said the water outage was initially caused by a broken 20-inch valve, triggering alarming unsanitary living conditions. However, volunteers, city residents and organizations helped support Poe Homes residents.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>“I want to especially thank our residents for their understanding as DPW continued to try to fix the problem,” said HABC Executive Director Janet Abrahams in a statement. “We responded to the emergency situation with a methodical overwhelming effort to ensure that our residents were as comfortable as possible given the circumstances.”Still, questions remain about the “circumstances” that led to the residents of Poe to be without water for more than a week. And though water has been restored, Poe Homes residents say there’s still the issue of water pressure for the homes who are just now having their water services restored. The men and women of the community grew frustrated living without water. Poe Homes resident Fabian Moore spoke to the AFRO about how the community dealt with the loss of water during those 8 days. “[I] thank a lot of people for really coming out to help us, but we gotta want to do it our self before anyone else will want to do it,” said Moore.Poe Homes resident Fabian Moore (Screengrab from video)In the beginning stages of the break, there were no answers for the members of this community discussion went back and forth as to who was responsible for the valve break, whether it be the city or neighborhood. While the community was waiting for water restoration there was help from organizations around the Baltimore City and Baltimore County to this community and for that the residents are grateful.Many organizations donated bottled water, some offered shower and laundry services throughout, and others donated food to residents. Construction on near underway near the site of the broken main valve. Porta Potties are still lined up on the side of the street for residents to use. Debris and empty water bottles riddle the streets, and a pipe runs down West Lexington St. from a fire hydrant located on the corner of Lexington and Poppleton. This fire hydrant is supplying the neighborhood water for now. So while residents can use their showers and sinks, there is still work to be done for full water restoration. Even though residents are less frustrated than at the beginning of the water loss crisis, there is needs to be a sense of urgency toward repairing the infrastructure of not only Poe Homes but in neighborhoods and communities across the city.The AFRO will provide a full report on the water outage at Poe Homes next week.Baltimore Editor Sean Yoes contributed to this story.
The NCC Republic Day (RD) Camp 2017 began at the NCC Camp, Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on January 1 this year. Lt Gen Vinod Vashisht, VSM and Bar, Director General National Cadet Corps addressed the cadets and officials on the occasion and called upon all to derive a deep sense of purpose from each activity in the camp which is unique with no parallel.2068 Cadets including 696 girl cadets drawn from 17 NCC Directorates, covering all the States and Union Territories of the country are participating in this Camp. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis also includes 102 cadets from J&K and 162 cadets from North Eastern Region (NER). The cadets are selected through a tough selection process. The cadets attending the camp follow an intense schedule over one month while participating in a number of activities like cultural, national integration awareness programme and institutional training competitions. The camp will be visited by a large number of civilian dignitaries including the Vice President of India, Raksha Mantri, Raksha Rajya Mantri and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe aim of the Republic Day Camp is to enhance the self confidence of cadets, deepen their value systems and provide an exposure to the rich culture and traditions of our nation and the important events that take place in the national Capital during the run up for Republic Day. Projection of cherished ideals and capabilities of the cadets of the NCC is intrinsic. The camp portrays a reflection of ‘Mini India’.While speaking to the media, the Director General highlighted the major achievements of the NCC in Youth and Nation Building, Social Awareness Campaigns, Community Development, Environment Protection, Sports and Adventure.The conduct of NCC National Games in Oct 2016 has added another feather in the cap of this premier youth organization of the nation.Lt Gen Vashisht also mentioned that the Training Philosophy of the Cadets had been refined to accommodate the changing aspirations of our youth and expectations of the society.
Kolkata: Bongoan Municipality with the help of state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department has taken up a water treatment project at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore.One of the main objectives of the project is to supply arsenic-free water to the people living in the municipal area. People at various places in Bongaon have to depend on the ground water as a result of which they are often exposed to arsenic. Underground water in some parts of Bongaon are filled with arsenic that causes serious harm to humans. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Bongaon municipality in financial assistance with the Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department has started construction of five water reservoirs under its jurisdiction. A water treatment plant will be installed in the area that will purify the water extracted from the river near Kalyani and the purified water would be stored in the five water reservoirs and supplied to the people at various wards. Once the project is completed, the people in the area will be able to have arsenic-free drinking water. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was a long standing demand of the villagers to put in place an adequate infrastructure so that they can have arsenic-free water. They also welcomed the move taken by the present municipal board with the help of the state government. The water will be transported to Bongaon’s Kalitala area where a water treatment plant is coming up. Underground pipe line will be laid along Chakdah-Bongaon road covering a distance of 51 km. It was learnt that the water treatment plant is being constructed on a 10-bigha land. Once the river water is treated, it will be supplied to the reservoirs. Sankar Adya, the chairman of the municipality said the project would be completed soon and they would be able to supply purified drinking water to every household. He also thanked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her efforts without which the project would remain a distant dream. “We urged the Chief Minister for a water treatment plant in the area and she readily accepted our proposal. The project is being constructed on a war footing. A large number of people will be benefitted by the project initiated by the state government,” Adya said. Tarak Dey, a resident of Bongaon said: “The people in the area had demanded purified drinking water for a long time. We are thankful to the present government for making the project happen.”