Amit Jogi taken to hospital for chest pain brought back later

first_imgBilaspur: Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) chief Amit Jogi, arrested for allegedly providing wrong information in a poll affidavit, was taken to a hospital Wednesday night as he complained of chest pain.He was brought back to the jail a few hours later after treatment, a police official said. Amit, son of former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi, is lodged in Gaurela sub-jail in Bilaspur district. He complained of chest pain and breathing problem on Wednesday night. He was shifted to a local community health centre around 10.30 pm , said Gaurela station house officer Dinesh Kurre. After a check-up, he was shifted to government-run MCH Hospital in Gaurela. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Following medical tests and treatment, Jogi was sent back to the jail around 3 am on Thursday, the officer said. Amit Jogi was arrested on September 3 following a complaint lodged by Sameera Paikra, the BJP candidate from Marwahi in the 2013 state Assembly polls. Jogi had won the election. On Tuesday Jogi was produced before a magistrate who sent him in judicial remand for 14 days, rejecting his bail plea. The bail plea was also turned down by a sessions court. Paikra has alleged that Amit Jogi submitted wrong information about the date and place of his birth in the affidavit while filing nomination for the 2013 polls. Jogi mentioned his birthplace as Sarbahara village in Bilaspur district, but when he had applied for Indian citizenship he had mentioned that he was born in the United States, according to the complaint.last_img read more

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Canadian crudebyrail exports rise to record high in April NEB reports

first_imgCALGARY – The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada grew to a record 193,500 barrels per day in April, up 13 per cent from the previous month, as full pipelines forced more producers to use trains to get their products to market.The oil shipping tally beat the previous record of nearly 179,000 bpd in September 2014 and was well ahead of the 150,000 bpd moved in April 2017.Andrew Botterill, a partner with accounting firm Deloitte, says he expects rail shipments will continue to grow this year.He says the increased use of rail will allow prices for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude oil to strengthen as compared with New York benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude.Botterill says demand for Canadian heavy oil is expected to increase as it will be needed in the U.S. Gulf Coast refining complex to replace shrinking volumes from Venezuela.Deloitte forecasts global oil prices will fall back from recent three-year highs in the coming months as OPEC countries increase output and international demand for oil declines.“Continuous decreases in Venezuelan production volumes, the possibility of sanctions enforced by the United States on Iran, and decreased oil stockpile volumes have escalated global oil prices,” the report says.“However, these are expected to recede in coming months as OPEC members increase rates to fill void agreement volumes resulting from Iranian and Venezuelan production cuts.”last_img read more

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In Pictures Prince Moulay Rachid Poses with Beachgoers in Skhirat

Rabat- Prince Moulay recently hit the beach of Skhirat, a town 25 kilometers from Rabat, to enjoy the sun.He posed for photos with beach-goers, who appeared happy to come across the Prince.A picture of the Prince in a sleeveless T-shirt and dotted shorts was posted on an unofficial page of King Mohammed VI on Facebook.Many comments seemed to appreciate the picture which was widely shared.“All respect for our dear Prince Moulay Rachid,” said one comment. “It’s so sweet of him to meet with people on the beach. It’s so kind.”In recent years, it has become normal to see members of the Moroccan royal family in casual clothes and posing for pictures with Moroccans, both in the kingdom and abroad.

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TSX extends rally to a 7th session amid higher commodities strong jobs

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market extended its rally to a seventh consecutive session amid higher commodity prices and a surprising surge in job creation in Canada last month.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 62.12 points at 15,388.43, while the Canadian dollar rose 0.07 of a U.S. cent to 79.49 cents.Economists had expected no job growth last month but Statistics Canada said about 29,000 jobs were added, although much of it was part-time work. The one-month increase wasn’t enough to change the national unemployment rate, which remained 6.8 per cent.New York markets were also strong as investors took in the latest corporate earnings. Among those reporting was General Electric (NYSE:GE), which soared almost 11 per cent as the company announced a big stock buyback and said it would sell most of its financial services arm and focus on its industrial businesses.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 98.92 points to 18,057.65, the Nasdaq advanced 21.41 points to 4,995.98 and the S&P 500 was up 10.88 points at 2102.06′On the commodity markets, the May crude contract closed 85 cents at US$51.64, while June gold rebounded from a three-day string of losses to rise $11 to US$1,204.60 an ounce.The Canadian Press read more

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Black box from Rwanda turned over to UNs top watchdog official

The cockpit voice recorder was given to Under-Secretary-General Dileep Nair, head of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), who is inquiring into the circumstances in which senior officials were not informed that it had reached UN Headquarters, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said.Yesterday Mr. Eckhard announced that after an internal inquiry – prompted by reporters’ questions – a black box turned up on Wednesday in a locked filing cabinet in the Air Safety Unit of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Following the discovery, Secretary-General Kofi Annan ordered OIOS – the UN’s in-house watchdog – to look into exactly what happened 10 years ago and how the UN came into possession of the device.A recent article in the French newspaper Le Monde alleged that the UN was given the black box from the Falcon aircraft that crashed on 6 April 1994 in Rwanda, killing President Juvenal Habyarimana of Rwanda and his Burundian counterpart Cyprian Ntayamira. Their deaths set off a chain of killings and massacres throughout Rwanda that year, with the death toll from the genocide mounting to more than 800,000 people, mostly minority Tutsis and “moderate” Hutu.According to Mr. Eckhard, the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was consulted and advised that the black box should be sent to an agency competent to read out its contents in the presence of an ICAO monitor.”The arrangements required are under way, and the black box will be carried by hand for the read out,” he said. “When this is received by the United Nations, the next steps will be decided.” read more

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Duchess of Cambridge quite stunned by worlds first allporcelain courtyard at VA

first_imgThe Duchess receives flowers from a young girl The Duchess also unveiled a commemorative plaque in the Sackler Courtyard. Ms Levete, who won the contract for the project in 2011, said: “It’s an absolute honour to have the Duchess of Cambridge opening this building, and I feel very proud of the work my team have done.”The architect, who has recently been nominated for a CBE, said Kate was “quite stunned” when she first emerged into the porcelain courtyard because the “sun came out and the courtyard was glistening”. The former MP added: “It’s also a huge day for the museum; it really revives our original mission, which is the notion of Albertopolis, spreading out on to Exhibition Road.”The first public exhibition will launch in September in the Sainsbury Gallery, with seven nights of opera featuring a different show each night. Her Royal Highness toured the V&A's new entrance and The Sainsbury Gallery The Duchess receives flowers from a young girlCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Her Royal Highness tours the V&A’s new entrance and The Sainsbury Gallery with Tristram HuntCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Victoria and Albert Museum Kate, who is a patron of The National Portrait Gallery, also congratulated donors during a short reception to meet guests involved in the project’s delivery.Sir Tim Sainsbury, 85, a trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum, said: “I think, like everybody else, the Duchess was immensely impressed by the scale and column-free big heights of the Sainsbury exhibition space.”I think she genuinely enjoyed herself – she even said she’s looking forward to many more future visits.”center_img The Duchess of Cambridge was stunned by the new entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum, as she attended a ceremony to open the £56.4 million Exhibition Road Quarter.Kate, who wore a nautical Gucci dress, mouthed “Wow” as she walked into the Sackler Courtyard – the world’s first all-porcelain public courtyard, paved with 11,000 hand-made tiles in 15 different patterns The Duchess arrives at the Victoria and Albert MuseumCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph The Duchess was said to be ‘quite stunned’ by the architecture Credit:Richard Pohle /Getty V&A director Dr Tristram Hunt said: “I think she was wowed by the architecture, and she was really interested in the engineering – how we dug down and yet kept the walls upright and didn’t break a single glassware or ceramics.” Duchess of Cambridge V&A The Duchess, who studied History of Art at university, toured the V&A’s new development, including the Sainsbury Gallery – a huge underground space that was created by digging 59ft (18m) under the museum.The facility, which was largely funded by private donors, was completed in four years by British architect Amanda Levete and her practice, AL-A. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Velux EHF CL TOP 16 Cimos Koper writes history

Slovenian champion, Cimos Koper writes the best chapter of club history. Team of coach Fredi Radojkovic qualified for TOP 8 phase after win against Polish Vive Targi Kielce 25:23 in front of home fans in “Bonifika” hall. In the first match, Polish team made one goal difference – 27:26.Cimos Koper: Škof 18 saves, Vran, Skoko 3, Dobelšek 1, Brumen 8, Bombač 2, Poklar, Džono, Krivokapić 3, Skube 5, Mlakar 1, Konečnik 1, Rapotec 1, Bogunović, Bundalo, Osmajić.Vive Targi Kielce: Szmal 15 saves, Cleverly, Grabarczyk, Tomczak, Jurecki, Tkaczyk 4, Zaremba, Olafsson 4, Kuchczynski 3, Jurasik, Jachlewski 4, Stojković 5, Buntić 2, Zorman 1. Cimos KoperKoperSloveniaSlovenian handballVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story Slovenia won’t join SEHA League Next Story → EHF CL: C.O Zagreb and AG Copenhagen in fight for F4! read more

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Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM

first_imgTWITTER WENT DARK in Turkey late last night, just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “wipe out” the social network which, along with others, was highlighting corruption allegations against his inner circle.The state-run Anatolia news agency said authorities “technically blocked access to Twitter” because the service had ignored various Turkish court orders to remove some links deemed illegal.Twitter responded by saying on its official @policy feed that Turks could get around the block by tweeting through mobile telephone text services.In early reaction, the EU commissioner for digital agenda, Neelie Kroes, tweeted that the block in Turkey “is groundless, pointless, cowardly”.She added that the “Turkish people and international community will see this as censorship. It is.”The restriction of access to Twitter came after Erdogan told a rally drumming up support for March 30 local elections that he would eradicate Twitter access in the country.“We will wipe out Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says,” he said.CourtsErdogan’s office said in a statement that Twitter had remained “indifferent” to Turkish court rulings demanding “some links” be removed, and that the premier therefore had turned his attention to the matter.The website for the country’s telecommunications authority (TIB) turned up four separate court rulings referencing “twitter.com”.One of them said: “The protection measure has been taken for this website (twitter.com) according to the decision… of the Istanbul chief public prosecutor’s office and has been implemented by the TIB.”Anatolia ran a report saying a Twitter block was the only solution to “address the unjust treatment of our citizens”.Graft allegations tweeted Erdogan, Turkey’s charismatic and increasingly autocratic leader since 2003, has come under mounting pressure since audio recordings spread across social media that appeared to put him at the heart of a major corruption scandal.Recordings include an apparent discussion between Erdogan and his son about hiding money, as well as others in which he appears to be interfering in business deals, court cases and media coverage.Some of the most damaging information has come from a Twitter account under the name Haramzadeler (“Sons of Thieves”), which appears to have access to a huge trove of secret documents and police wiretaps linked to the investigation.Erdogan has dismissed most of the recordings as “vile” fakes concocted by his rivals, and threatened to ban YouTube and Facebook after crucial local elections on March 30.“This has nothing to do with freedoms. Freedom does not mean the right to intrude on someone’s privacy, or to pass the state’s secrets to the international arena,” Erdogan said on Thursday.SuspicionsThe prime minister is openly suspicious of the Internet, and last year called Twitter a “menace” for helping organise mass anti-government protests.A vast corruption probe launched in December saw dozens of people rounded up, including close business and political allies of the prime minister.The Turkish strongman has accused associates of a former staunch ally — US-exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen — of being behind the graft probe that claimed the scalps of four ministers.Gulen has denied any involvement.BansTurkey recently tightened government control of the Internet and the judiciary, generating criticism from rights groups.The country, which has more than 10 million Twitter users, has seen access to thousands of sites blocked in recent years.YouTube was banned for two years up to 2010 because of material deemed insulting to the country’s revered founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.The Internet Publishers Association, a body representing online and media companies, said the move to block Twitter was an attempt to “destroy freedom of expression”.“The prime minister having the power to shut down Twitter will be the confirmation of dictatorship,” it said in a statement published by local media.- © AFP, 2014Read: Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube > Read: Turkish parliament passes judicial reforms… despite broken bones and bloody noses >last_img read more

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Its like the state is telling my daughter she cant succeed because

first_img‘It’s like the state is telling my daughter she can’t succeed because she has DS’ I just want my daughter to reach her full potential in life but support services are badly lacking, writes Deirdre McNamara. By Deirdre McNamara Share130 Tweet Email Deirdre McNamara Short URL Mar 29th 2017, 8:30 PM http://jrnl.ie/3303510 JULIANNE HAS NOT been seen by a HSE speech and language therapist in 18 months.In the last year we have received correspondence from the HSE telling us of upcoming group SLT programmes that they think may suit Julianne’s needs, however they have not met her in 18 months, and have not done an assessment.It’s up to us as to whether we think this programme is suitable for her needs. We should not have to assess our own child.On one such programme they were focusing on vocabulary which Julianne is actually excelling at. However her clarity of speech is poor, but I have been told that this is something they are not covering presently but they will cover in future programmes.Delayed accessJulianne’s HSE speech therapist has been a vacant position for over a year. In January last this position was filled however we were advised that she would be unable to get an appointment until April.This delay is no doubt due to the volume of cases the speech therapists are assigned and hence why they have to offer group sessions rather one to one sessions. We also have to take her out of school to attend these programmes. So we have to be sure that they are beneficial.Julianne has come on so much since starting school, we feel that this is a really important time now while she is learning to read and write and that the opportunity to reach her full potential is being lost.We avail of subsidised speech and language therapy from Down Syndrome Ireland Kildare branch.FundraisingAlong with other parents, we help organise a table quiz every year to raise fund for the branch to avail of the services. The table quiz raises approximately €15,000 ,which covers the cost of SLT services for 6 children.In order to cover the costs, parents have to also pay €720 to access fortnightly subsidised SLT through the branch. Private SLT services costs €100 a session. If you went twice a month – it would cost €2,400 for SLT alone.The state is forgetting about my childJulianne is in senior infants of a mainstream school: St Mary’s Junior school in Blessington, Co Wicklow. Without Down’s Syndrome Ireland’s SLT services in Kildare, I really don’t know what I would do.It sometimes feels that because Julianne has Down’s syndrome, she’s pegged into a hole that she’s not going to succeed. It feels like the state is telling my daughter that she can’t succeed in life, simply because she has Down syndrome.Imagine what that feels like – that your child is forgotten and not even worth bothering about?Cutbacks to servicesJulianne initially had to wait almost 12 months to be given a place in the HSE’s early services. Then the services she received were great she was given monthly speech therapy and physiotherapy when required.But in April 2014, just prior to her starting school, the services in Kildare and West Wicklow were amalgamated and then geographically reassigned. Since then the service is very poor in comparison.There seems to be not enough therapists to cover all the caseloads in the catchment area. We were lucky to get the services when we did there as are many parents countrywide struggling to get services.We just want her to reach her potentialJulianne is a really bright little girl who surprises us all the time in her abilities. She has benefitted hugely from speech therapy. It has helped us identify patterns in her speech difficulties which helps us target different areas.She used so say “nana,” but now says banana. Dog was “gog” and duck was “guck”. We’re working on her cousin’s name Isobelle.  There were certain words that sounded the same initially, for example “Daddy” and “party”. Now we can tell them apart and one of the first words she mastered was her favourite treat: cake.We just want her to have every opportunity to reach her full potential to live a happy and independent life where her voice can be heard and understood.Deirdre McNamara lives in Blessington Co Wicklow and uses Down’s Syndrome Ireland Speech and language therapy services in its Kildare branch. Her husband is Jim Haide and they have two daughters, Julianne who is 7 and Elsie who is 10 months. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the Irish Government signing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). A Disability Rights Protest will take place on March 30th calling on the Irish government to ratify the CRPD and make equality the policy.‘As the UK withdraws economic opportunities will arise. Ireland must aggressively pursue them’>Debate Room: Should the Irish abroad be allowed vote in presidential elections?> 235 Views Mother and activist 22 Comments Wednesday 29 Mar 2017, 8:30 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Greek History And Culture Seminar Series by Professor Elizabeth Minchin

first_imgDistinguished Professor Elizabeth Minchin will launch this year’s Greek History and Culture Seminar series, offered for the sixth consecutive year by the Greek Community of Melbourne. The launch will take place on Thursday 3 March at the Greek Centre, mezzanine level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne The lectures are presented by distinguished academics from Australia and overseas. The topic to be presented by Professor Minchin is ‘Ancient Greek and Latin – why study ‘dead’ languages? A personal view’.In this talk Professor Minchin will offer some reasons why, in today’s world, we should continue to study the languages and literatures of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who are so remote from us both in time and in space. According to Professor Minchin, there are points of similarity between those cultures and our own. And there are many points of difference (these were slave-owning societies, to name one).“I suggest that as we encounter the ancient Greeks and Romans through their own words, we learn more about ourselves and the world we inhabit.” “The Greek Community’s public seminar series is now in its sixth year. This year’s program appears to be bigger than ever, with 30 lectures and more interstate and international speakers than ever before,” said Dr Nick Dallas, coordinator of the organising committee of the Greek History and Culture Seminars. “Several PhD candidates nearing completion have been targeted to present their work and a panel discussion forum will also be attempted on one of the evenings. The program continues to pursue new topics that haven’t been presented to Melbourne audiences in the past, with almost 80 per cent of the speakers presenting for the first time at the Greek Centre.”Professor Elizabeth Minchin has taught Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature at the ANU for more than two decades. She is particularly interested in strategies for teaching these ancient languages to beginners. As a research scholar she has published studies on various aspects of the Homeric poems (for example, Homer and the Resources of Memory, OUP, 2001; Homeric Voices, OUP, 2007) and has recently been working on the rich layering of myth that is associated with the Gallipoli Peninsula and the region around Troy. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Eruption du volcan Pacaya perturbation du trafic aérien

first_imgEruption du volcan Pacaya : perturbation du trafic aérienGuatemala – En raison de l’éruption du volcan Pacaya qui a débuté le 26 mai dernier, les autorités du Guatemala ont annoncé l’annulation des vols en provenance ou à destination de la capitale, Guatemala. Alors que le trafic revient à la normale après l’éruption du volcan Eyjafjöll, Pacaya fait des siennes et provoque une nouvelle perturbation du trafic aérien, à des proportions moindres toutefois. Tous les vols en direction ou en provenance de la capitale du Guatemala sont donc annulés, la piste de l’aéroport de la ville étant recouverte de cendres volcaniques.L’éruption a provoqué la mort d’un journaliste, parti couvrir l’évènement, ainsi que la disparition de trois enfants âgés de 7 à 10 ans. Une vingtaine de blessés ont également été recensés et l’état de catastrophe naturelle a été déclaré dans trois départements. Le 28 mai 2010 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Video: WWE profiles superfan Ringside Charlie who has attended every WrestleMania

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WWE has posted a new profile video (above) looking at superfan Charlie Adorno, who is also known to many wrestling fans as Ringside Charlie.Charlie has attended every WrestleMania dating back dating back to the inaugural event in March of 1985 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.He also noted he hasn’t missed a WWE show at MSG since 1982.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJoan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Is WWE Losing Its Audience?center_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns is in Remission Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Ronda Rousey Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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VIDEO Need New House Numbers Wilmington Residents Can Get Free Ones If

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — ​In the event of a fire or emergency, can public safety find your home?The Wilmington Community Fund has launched their “House Numbers for Safety” campaign, aimed to help both residents and first responders in the event of an emergency. Often times, first responders can be delayed responding to a call when homes are not properly identified. WCF is offering free house numbers to Wilmington residents to ensure their homes are easily located in an emergency.To receive complimentary house numbers, please complete THIS FORM by Friday, March 1, 2019.Paper forms are also available at the Town Hall, Senior Center or Wilmington Memorial Library. Note: phone requests cannot be honored.Residents will be required to pick up their requested numbers on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 4th of July Headquarters between 9am and noon. Please note the date and time on your calendars.Watch a WCTV-produced PSA about this program featuring the Wilmington Community Fund’s Joan Searfoss, Wilmington Police Department’s Paul Chalifour, and Wilmington Fire Department’s Robert Varey:—(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Community Fund’s website.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Community Fund Launches “House Numbers For Safety” Campaign; Offers Residents FREE House NumbersIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

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One Crisis Away A Year Later A Family Of Five Celebrates Surviving

first_imgSAMANTHA GUZMAN / KERA NEWSJessica Cadick outside of her rebuilt rental home in Garland.KERA’s One Crisis Away series: Rebuilding A Life is catching up with four families on the financial edge still struggling to move past last year’s Christmas weekend tornadoes. Jessica Cadick, her fiancé and their three kids were in a bad place after the storm. Their rental home was ripped apart and they didn’t have insurance. It’s been a tough year for the family financially, and  they’re still fighting to stay afloat.The KERA radio storyEven though the storm tore a gaping hole in her Garland rental house, Jessica Cadick says for some reason, she still used the front door when she walked in to survey the damage.“This whole wall was gone,” she says. “This was destroyed by the tornado– from that corner to here was ripped out, windows and everything.”Fast Start, Slow FinishConstruction on this house started fast; it was one of the first on the block to undergo repairs.“When we originally discussed all of this it was projected it would take six weeks,” she says.Progress slowed during the spring though—and never sped back up. When KERA talked to Cadick a few weeks ago, the walls were up, the roof was repaired—but her voice echoed through the still empty house. They were finally able to move back in Monday, Dec. 19.“The entire process from the night of the tornado itself, all I’ve said is I want to go home,” she says.Even though it’s a rental house, the place means a lot to Cadick. She actually grew up in the neighborhood, and spent a lot of time with the family that lived here. This home has been a constant presence in her life.“That is your safe place. That is the place where you can go and kick off your shoes and no one judges you, the people that you love exist in that place and it is your bubble.”When the December 26th tornado burst that bubble, cold reality pressed in.A Bleak Start to 2016Cadick and her fiancé didn’t have renters insurance, or full coverage on their truck that was smashed by the storm. She’s a student and lab assistant at Eastfield College. They live paycheck to paycheck and their savings are thin.“A lot of people that look from the outside in also have a tendency I’ve noticed to lay blame, ‘Oh well you should have had insurance,’ I’ve heard that several times,” she says. “And my response to them a lot of the time is ‘well you’re more than welcome to pay it for me. Because my choice is to feed the family.” Learn more about Jessica Cadick and her family here.Copyright 2016 KERA-FM. To see more, visit KERA-FM. Sharelast_img read more

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The Lost Arcade a rosecolored look at the last arcade in NYC

first_imgThe film is a eulogy to the Chinatown Fair- the directors even admit as much- and as such it doesn’t have any room to be critical of it. The Lost Arcade is a wonderful look back at a specific moment in time, but it’s also one of those documentaries that exist solely for the fans of the material. You’ll find no discussion of arcade culture or how toxic it could get. It doesn’t matter that this was clearly a good ol’ boys situation and more inclusion should have been welcomed, the documentary mourns what was once lost.It’s completely fair, but the documentary catches a lot of the participants in the moment of time before they start to realize that you can’t go back home.Look, everyone has their own “Cheers”, or at least the lucky ones among us do. Especially New Yorkers. Mine was a bar (Hell Gate Social in Queens), a wonderful place with wonderful drunk people. Any time I went there I had someone to hang out with and commiserate with, and there are more stories about late nights there than I could ever write down, or ever want to. But after a good run the bar was sold, the new owners didn’t know what they were doing, and it closed a couple of years later. Did it suck? Sure, but the fact was we had all grown up. It’s always nice to look back on your past with rose-colored glasses, but the more you think about it the more you start to realize how much the reality doesn’t match up with your memories.It’s the same with Chinatown Fair. My personal experience with it was very limited, as I only stepped foot it in once as a teen in the late 90s, but I remember the place was a mess. It was the kind of mess that I, a burgeoning metal/hardcore kid in New York City, really appreciated, but it was a friggin’ mess nonetheless. It was loud and smoky and crowded and dangerous and while those are all very fun things, New Yorkers tend to look back on the edge of the city as a good thing and lament how soft it’s become. It’s easy to be torn- yes, the city is now less exciting and full of boring stores and boring people, but at least you don’t have to watch your back like you once did.Maybe that’s why it’s hard to look back at the closing of Chinatown Fair as anything but a good thing. Its time had come and gone and even though the place was gone, the memories will always stay. Besides, the former employees seem like they’re doing really well in their new endeavors. Henry Cen went on to open Next Level in Brooklyn, which has become a huge fighting game venue and branched out to become a home for card games as well, and CF is still open as a family amusement location. The city is now full of Barcades which (legally, for the first time) provide much-needed alcohol with arcade games and are safe spots with diverse crowds.Sometimes it’s silly to lament what was and how it’s changed without realizing that it’s mostly changed for the better. In the moment, being part of Chinatown Fair was probably the greatest thing ever, as nearly everyone here seems to think. But it was just a moment, and if you weren’t there, you missed it. The Lost Arcade pays tribute to that- a fleeting, distinctly New York moment that will never be again.—The Lost Arcade opens today in NYC today at the Metrograph and will be available on VOD September. New York City used to be full of arcades. From Times Square to Coney Island you could find people playing arcade games all day and all night, but it wasn’t meant to last. Home consoles and a changing city left the arcades starving for quarters, and soon the videogame wonderland was no more. By the 1990s your best chance to play arcade games was at pizzerias and bodegas, and there were no other options. But there was one… if you dared to head all the way downtown and avoid all the Chinatown gangs.The Lost Arcade focuses on the only authentic arcade that survived while every other non-corporate place shuttered, the legendary Chinatown Fair (CF). Players were driven to the tiny, L-shaped location out of necessity, but it stayed open thanks to a hardcore community of players who increasingly became obsessed with fighting games and hung out at the place long into the night, well past closing. It wasn’t just an arcade, it had a life of its own, and the doc touches on the many people who worked there, who lived there, who grew up there.The filmmakers started shooting footage back in 2011 when they realized that CF was about to close. The story of the CF goes back decades before that, though, back when it was famous in the 1980s for having a chicken that could beat you at tic-tac-toe. The owner of the arcade that we meet (Shams, a sweet old Pakistani man who ended up falling into the business and loving it) ran it for years but was forced to close the place after he couldn’t afford it anymore due to rising rents. The footage shows a distinctly New York place full of rowdy folks drinking in a tiny room full of arcade machines that are constantly being repaired and worked on. It looks like a mess, but a fun one.Arcade manager Henry Cen is interviewed at length about how much the place meant to him, and it truly seems like he was the only thing that kept it going. He’s completely self-taught, learning how to run a business and repair machines just from his years of working there. Another major presence in the film is Akuma Hokura, a man who ran away from home and was living on the street until Shams took him in, giving him a home and a job. This place means everything to him, and watching the community they had built up over all these years be shattered and cast to the winds is hard for him.Watching these people lament the death of their home is hard, but Chinatown Fair itself didn’t die. Soon after it closed it was reopened by an arcade lover named named Lonnie Sobel who tried to turn it into a family friendly environment, brightening the place with colorful paint and putting in ticket redemption machines. As you’d expect, the former regulars didn’t appreciate the changes to their hangout, and Lonnie seemed surprised that the new tactics didn’t work with the audience, but it’s obvious that catering to a larger audience wasn’t a bad thing. As one interviewee put it, she didn’t feel safe at the old place, and the inclusion of music games and others besides the hardcore fighting machines meant that a new crowd of gamers emerged, perhaps a younger and less intense one, but gamers nonetheless. <>last_img read more

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first_imgThe Qantas Group today announced its results for the year ending June 2011 reporting an underlying profit before tax of AU$552 million, up 46 per cent on the year prior.  The Group’s overall revenue for the year rose eight per cent to $14.9 billion.   With a spate of natural disasters, a 28 per cent increase in average fuel prices and “an underperforming international business” in mind, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce called the results “very solid” with “earnings growth in all segments”.“Today I want to send a clear message that the Qantas Group is strong, resilient, and prospering,” Mr Joyce said.“This result reflects the strength of the Qantas Group’s portfolio and is our best performance since the global financial crisis.”Highly encouraging for the Group was Qantas’ underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes), which grew a whopping 240 per cent to $228 million.   In total, the Group flew 44.5 million passengers over the year, a seven per cent increase on the year before, whilst load factor was slightly down at 80.1 per cent.  Available Seat Kilometres for the Group rose seven per cent to 133,281 million, with Revenue Passenger Kilometres growing 6 per cent to 106,759 million.The impact of natural disasters cost the airline Group $224 million. Jetstar achieved underlying EBIT of $169 million, up 29 per cent on the year before, with overall capacity growing by 19 per cent. Total passenger numbers for the low cost carrier grew by 14 per cent.Qantas Frequent Flyer, described by Mr Joyce as “the glue binding operations together”, recorded underlying EBIT of $342 million, the highest amongst the airline’s divisions.Statutory results for the Group show a loss on transaction costs relating to the Jetset Travelworld Group merger of $29 million, whilst profits on the sale of Harvey Holidays earnt the Group $4 million.Statutory Profit Before Tax grew a massive 81 per cent to $323 million. Qantas: working in an ‘extremely volatile’ operating environment Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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first_imgSource = Club Med Club Med Welcomes 2019Club Med Welcomes 2019 with New Brochure, Resorts, and Travel Agent Loyalty ProgramThe premium all-inclusive resort brand, Club Med, has kicked-off another year with the release of a new and improved brochure, exciting resort news, and a teaser of what’s to come for the Great Agent Loyalty Program (GALP) in 2019.This news for travel agents comes in time for Club Med’s biggest offer all year – the infamous early bird rates allowing agents to save their clients up to 30% off the premium all-inclusive packages. Sales for travel 1 November 2019 – 31 April 2020 open on 30 January 2019, and agents are encouraged to pre-register their client’s 2020 holiday requests now, beating the queue on sales opening day and securing their clients the limited-time early bird rates.Pre-register now HERENEW BROCHURE:Following a complete overhaul in 2018 after the results of a Club Med agent survey highlighted beneficial areas for improvement, the 2019 Club Med brochure promises to be better than ever! Equal parts user-friendly for clients and informative for agents, the new brochure features:* Colour-coded tabs for quicker referencing* Increased information on the Exclusive Collection resorts and 5 Trident spaces* NEW resort imagery for easier sellingNEW resorts:Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, Dominican Republic – opening December 2019Club Med Les Arcs Panorama, France- opened December 2018Newly renovated & re-opened Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius* Updated maps & grids for quick reference and resort comparison for travel agents* Even more ski resorts featured than ever before* Kids Club schedule examples* Meetings, events, celebrations and weddings made even easierView and download the brochure online HEREOrder print brochures CLICK HEREFor further travel agents sales tools and resources, visit the dedicated trade portal: www.clubmedta.com.auGreat Agent Loyalty ProgramThe Great Agents Loyalty Program (GALP) gives travel agents the opportunity to earn up to 13% commission on every Club Med holiday booking plus a host of additional benefits – set to increase in 2019! The revamped program, travel agent status and full list of benefits will be available on the trade portal in March, 2019.About Club MedClub Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.For more information, visit www.clubmedta.com.au / www.clubmedta.co.nz, www.clubmed.com.au or follow Club Med at: * Instagram @clubmed * Facebook /ClubMedAustralia * Twitter @ClubMed_Au * Travel agent Facebook /ClubMedforTravelAgentslast_img read more

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Where are we going?" After House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sought to distance themselves from their partys standard-bearer, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone, Bagudu gave the directive when he paid an unscheduled visit to the state secretariat complex. The fast moving Odisha boys started attacking the Punjab citadel from the very start giving their rivals no time to settle down. who had whipped Chandigarh in the other semi-final.

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TIMEs editors will choose the Person of the Year. we have seen the completion of projects. in any way, Roberto Firmino during Wednesday’s press conference. "I look forward to your feedback and comments, [and] the ongoing hostilities in the region" It includes the self-described republics of Donetsk and Luhansk Within hours in Moscow Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of his cabinet that he had directed the Energy Ministry and the Russian gas giant Gazprom to draw up "proposals of humanitarian aid in delivering gas for the needs of these regions unless of course [Kiev] doesnt take any action to supplying gas according to the normal schedule" Read more: As IMF Extends $175 Billion Credit To Kiev Gazprom Demands Debt Repayment Gazprom said it immediately began supplying gas to eastern Ukraine through two pumping stations on the two countries shared border Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said his company was pumping the fuel at a rate of 12 million cubic meters per day This was in addition to the 30 million cubic meters of gas per day that Ukraine already was receiving according to Sergei Kupriyanov a Gazprom spokesman Gazproms fuel deliveries to Ukraine and their occasional interruptions have been just one sore spot in the sour relations between Moscow and Kiev Ukraine receives most of its gas from Russia and at the same time pipelines transiting Ukraine provide Western Europe with about 30 percent of its gas which comes from Russia In February 2014 Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich who favored continued cordial relations with Russia was confronted by a popular uprising of citizens demanding closer ties with the European Union He fled to Moscow and Russian President Vladimir Putin responded by annexing Ukraines Crimean peninsula Russia is now suspected of providing weapons and even manpower to a heavily armed pro-Russian separatist movement in Ukraine In response the EU the United States and most recently Canada have imposed strict economic sanctions on Russia Because of its reliance on Russian gas Ukraines prime minister Arseny Yatsenyuk says hes ready to find other sources of energy by getting more gas from its European neighbors and increasing oil and gas exploration in his own country Read more: Could Turkey Become the New Ukraine "We have proved that we are able to get rid of Russian gas dependence"Yatsenyuk said on the Ukrainian 1+1 channel on Sunday He noted that in 2013 Ukraine bought 95 percent of its gas from Russia but reduced that to only 33 percent in 2014 with the balance provided by Europe The state-run gas supply and transit company Ukrtransgaz reports that Ukraine imported 51 billion cubic meters of gas from Europe in 2014 a 59 percent increase over 2013 It said that is attributable to the new Voyany-Uzhgorod pipeline Since the pipeline opened in September 2014 it has accepted 06 billion cubic meters of gas from Hungary and 36 billion cubic meters from Slovakia while imports from Russia plunged by 80 percent to 145 billion cubic meters As a result Ukraine saved about $15 billion in 2014 by buying less costly fuel from its neighbors This article originally appeared on Oilpricecom More from Oilpricecom: Contact us at editors@timecom but the bacon doesn’t appear particularly crispy. He received some support from Marlon Samuels who hit a huge six before falling to Jadeja’s spin for 24.2—Frontier research in the ERC 180. FL Cafés per 10K people: 16. FL Cafés per 10K people: 14.

Were entering a world in which the movement of assets across geographies and classes are no longer correlated as they once were. or consulting groups like McKinsey have lately been wont to do. Lola’s agents face the same conundrum as drivers for ride-hailing firm Uber, MORE: United Airlines CEO Says Passenger Removed From Flight Was ‘Disruptive and Belligerent’ The video of the passenger getting dragged off the plane has subsequently incited backlash against United Airlines. which led to the arrest of 10 people.Respondents were generally concentrated in Minnesota’s population centers across the state, a fistful of dollars and a Browning pistol are over.on Monday and a few contacted revenue and police officials using mobile phones. Oct. co-workers.

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"Instead of leaving petty comments or stewing over it,Trigger launched first on Twitter because that was the easiest to pull off, desk top computers, the Alerus Center and the city’s wastewater treatment plant. a former senior International Monetary Fund official, Mattarella must give his blessing to the programme and to their candidate for prime minister, stressed that no fewer than 1, It’s about party political power.

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