GLOBAL NEWS REPORTER SUES HAMILTON POLICE OVER ARREST AT CRASH SCENE

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Global News journalist Jeremy Cohn was arrested by Hamilton Police in May 2017. (BARRY GRAY / THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR) A Global News journalist who was briefly arrested while covering a fatal crash last year has filed a lawsuit against Hamilton police, alleging an officer used excessive force in an effort to prevent him from filming.Jeremy Cohn says Hamilton police Const. Jeffrey Todoruck — who is also targeted in the lawsuit — breached his duty by forcefully arresting a clearly identified journalist who was acting peacefully.He says the officer aimed to intimidate him in order to prevent him from reporting on the May 16 incident, which claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl. Advertisement The allegations have not been proven in court and a statement of defence has not yet been filed.Spokespeople for Hamilton police and the Hamilton Police Services Board said they do not comment on civil proceedings that may be before the courts.The lawsuit alleges Cohn arrived on scene and learned that a freelance videographer had been arrested and was being held in a nearby police cruiser. The videographer, David Ritchie, appeared to be shaking and to have trouble breathing, the document says.As he went to speak to Ritchie through the car’s open window, Cohn was approached by a “hostile” Todoruck, who refused to explain why the videographer had been detained, the statement of claim says.Cohn called the Hamilton police media relations officer on speakerphone so that Ritchie could hear, and discussed the situation. He was told to keep calm and go about doing his job, the document says.The Global News reporter went to shoot footage of the scene, it said. At some point, officers set up police tape, though the lawsuit alleges this was more to keep media away, as residents were allowed inside the perimeter.The statement of claim said Cohn was outside the tape the entire time. He made a second call to the media relations officer, who asked to speak with Ritchie, the document says.But as Cohn approached the cruiser, Todoruck “violently grabbed Mr. Cohn by the arm and told him he was under arrest,” the document says. “At no time did Const. Todoruck advise Mr. Cohn why he was being arrested.”Cohn was taken to a grassy area and pushed to the ground, causing his equipment to fall as well, the document alleges.“Const. Todoruck pressed his knees into Mr. Cohn’s back and then straddled Mr. Cohn with his full body weight, causing Mr. Cohn to experience significant pain and inability to move,” it says, noting Cohn was not resisting arrest.The journalist was then restrained with zip ties and held in a cruiser for 45 minutes before another officer released him without charges, it says.The document says Cohn has suffered mental distress, humiliation and depression along with chronic pain. It also says the incident has interfered with his ability to do his job because he now feels distress in the presence of police officers.Cohn says he has never received an apology or explanation from police despite filing a complaint with the force. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: In a statement of claim filed this week, Cohn further alleges the Hamilton Police Services Board failed to ensure officers were properly trained to deal with journalists and encouraged or permitted a culture of disrespect toward media, among other things.The lawsuit seeks $700,000 in damages for negligence, false arrest, false imprisonment, assault, battery, mental suffering and breach of rights, as well as an additional $200,000 in punitive damages.last_img read more

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AIIMS launches SAATHI lab to protect elderly from hip fracture

first_imgNew Delhi: All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) orthopedic department established a lab and developed a training program for the senior citizen to protect them from having a hip fracture.Doctors at AIIMS introduced “Save the Hip Initiative” in which eight weeks training program scheduled to give expert guidance to the senior citizens. The ‘SAATHI’ (Save the Hip Initiative) lab was inaugurated by Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, which will study and recognise the risk of falling of the elderly and also teach them the ability to balance their body. “The purpose is to save elderly from falling, as well as protecting their hip fractures,” said expert. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe expert also said that during the old age, human body becomes weak, which makes it difficult to handle and balance, hence, the biggest reason for hip fracture among the elderly is a sudden loss of motor function in their legs. Keeping all these things in mind, the expert has developed a special lab, SAATHI. Dr Rajesh Malhotra, Head, Orthopedic Department, AIIMS informed that there are many reasons for sudden loss of motor function in a human body. During the old age, under the influence of medicines for their geriatric ailments, low eye vision, and neuro-related disorders are among the few of the reasons for sudden fall while walking. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “Once in a year, at least 50 per cent of patients over 80 years loss their motor function and among of these around 20 per cent need to hospitalised,” he added. Due to this, around 10 per cent elderly incurred fracture and seldom, they received brain injuries. Around a dozen of machines and equipment have been installed into this lab, which will study and examine the risk of falling of the elderly and also be treated, he added.last_img read more

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US Embassy and American Center in Colombo back to normal

Operations at the US Embassy in Sri Lanka has returned to normal, the US Embassy in Colombo said today.The Embassy said that the American Center in Colombo is also now open to the public. The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants. Operations were back to normal after the US government partial shutdown ended after Republicans and Democrats voted for a temporary funding bill. Thousands of federal employees had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since Saturday as the bill failed to get approval. (Colombo Gazette)

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Energy sector weighs on stocks in Toronto loonie up after strong jobs

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — Losses in the energy sector weighed on Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while the loonie pushed higher after a stronger-than-expected jobs report for August.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 14.24 points at 16,560.57.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 75.45 points at 26,803.60. The S&P 500 index was up 4.67 points at 2,980.67, while the Nasdaq composite was up 7.94 points at 8,124.77.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.92 cents US compared with an average of 75.60 cents US on Thursday, after Statistics Canada reported the economy added 81,100 jobs last month.The October crude contract was down 75 cents at US$55.55 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up 4.4 cents at US$2.48 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$2.80 at US$1,528.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 0.55 of a cent at US$2.64 a pound. The Canadian Press read more

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Marking World AIDS Day UN urges refocused attention to fight epidemic

Addressing a Town Hall Meeting held UN Headquarters in New York in observance of the Day, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette said the events of the past few months had propelled the world into an uncertain environment, but that the resolve to address the epidemic should not be diminished as a result. “The Secretary-General has issued a call to action to the whole world, focusing on five clear objectives around which we can all rally,” she said. The aims were to ensure that people everywhere knew what to do to avoid infection, to stop “perhaps the most tragic form of HIV transmission” – from mother to child – to provide treatment for all infected persons, to redouble the search for a vaccine, as well as a cure, and to care for all those whose lives have been devastated by AIDS, particularly orphans.Marked annually on 1 December, World AIDS Day this year has the theme “I care, do you?” to inform people that individual action can go far in slowing infection rates and breaking the silence about the epidemic. For her part, the Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, said the world had seen the start of a real change over the past year. “Silence about HIV and AIDS is being broken,” she said in a message. “All governments are confronting the epidemic with a new openness. They know that the effects [of AIDS] are relevant for their people. Taboos are starting to erode.” Pointing to recent declarations by world leaders, the WHO chief said there was widespread political commitment to act. The increase in access to low cost AIDS medicines, the establishment of health services for people at risk of HIV, and the boost in contributions to the Global Fund initiated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan were all signs that the fight against the epidemic was gaining serious momentum, she said.Meanwhile, all over the world, the UN and its partners are organizing events to inform people about AIDS. UN Information Centres are holding media events, press conferences, film screenings, art competitions, script-writing contests, exhibits and educational campaigns to get the message out.World AIDS Day events are also being held by UN peacekeeping operations. The UN Mission in Sierra Leone, for example, is marking the Day with a march from park in central Freetown to a stadium, where a weeklong commemorative programme includes cultural performances, workshops, film shows and panel discussions. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is organizing events both at its Headquarters in Geneva and it many of its nearly 290 offices worldwide. read more

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UN agency EU partner to reduce risks from pesticides in Belarus

Over the next two and a half years, the United Nations food agency will provide technical assistance to Belarus in managing its stocks of obsolete pesticides, it was announced today.The effort is part of a joint plan with the European Union, launched in 2012 throughout the former Soviet Union, to build capacity to minimize the threats from hazardous waste to human health and the environment, as well as to strengthen legislation and build capacity in the management of pesticide containers.An estimated 200,000 tons of obsolete pesticides, around 40 per cent of the world’s stockpiles, can be found in Belarus and the 11 other former Soviet republics, according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). “Kept in tens of thousands of unprotected sites, they pose a serious threat to peoples’ health and the environment,” FAO reported.According to the World Bank, there is significant risk that pesticides could pollute the groundwater in parts of Belarus, affecting well water, along with rivers and other bodies of water in the entire region. The UN agency will identify and assess the most highly contaminated sites in the country. In addition to also mobilizing resources for risk reduction, the plan also promotes alternatives to the most hazardous chemicals in use, and develops communication strategies to raise awareness among farmers and the public.“This is an important project for FAO, where our organization has a unique experience,” said Vladimir Rakhmanin, FAO Assistant Director-General for Europe and Central Asia. read more

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Diebler Lighty showcase skills at NBA Combine prepare for draft

As the Ohio State basketball team prepares for life without Jon Diebler and David Lighty, they are both are preparing for success at the next level. Both players competed at the NBA Combine, which was broadcast live on ESPN U, Thursday in Chicago. ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford said it’s possible both Buckeyes will be selected in the second round of the NBA draft but he also sees situations in which neither player will be selected. The NBA draft consists of only two rounds. One thing Ford was certain of was which draft hopeful has the best shooting ability. “When you watch Jon Diebler, his misses look good. … I do think he’s the best shooter in this draft,” Ford said on the ESPN U broadcast. “You need shooters; you’ve got to spread the floor in the NBA.” Ford compared Diebler to Chicago Bulls guard Kyle Korver, who led the NBA this season in 3-point shots made during the fourth quarter. While Diebler was praised for his shooting ability, Lighty was acknowledged mostly for his defense. Len Elmore, an ESPN analyst and former NBA first-round, called Lighty “one of the best defenders in the Big Ten” last season. Lighty was referred to also as a player who doesn’t have just one elite quality, but who “does all the little things” and has “always played his role.” The 2011 NBA draft will be held June 23 in Newark, N.J. Diebler did not immediately return phone calls for comment. read more

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Rory Stewart to address party members at Conservative conference

The former international development secretary will still attend the four day get-together in Manchester even though he is no longer being allowed to sit as a Conservative MP. Another high-profile rebel attending is former justice secretary David Gauke, who will take part in a Brexit debate on Tuesday October 1 in an… He will take part in an one-on-one interview with Conservative peer Lord Finkelstein on the opening day of conference, in what a spokesperson for the event organiser described as “a wide ranging conversation.” Rory Stewart will launch a defence of his Conservative values at the party’s annual conference later this month, despite having the whip withdrawn for rebelling over Brexit.

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Three new Yokohama OTR tyres to be seen at MINExpo

first_imgYokohama Tire Corp is debuting three OTR (off-the-road) radial tyres at MINExpo International in Las Vegas. “MINExpo only comes around every four years and is the largest mining show in the world,” said Gary Nash, Yokohama vice president, OTR Sales. “It attracts about 50,000 attendees and is absolutely the best place to launch our new OTR tyres.” The tyres are the RL45TM, RB42TM and RL51TM .  RB42: Designed for dump trucks and soft and/or loose surfaces such as mud, sand, gravel and rocks. Features include an extra-deep tread for improved traction and tread life; large centre blocks that increase resistance to cuts and improve overall wear; and a zig-zag groove pattern for better traction: Sizes: 18.00R33, 24.00R35, 27.00R49 (with cut protected compound) and 27.00R49 (with regular compound).RL45: Made for articulated dump trucks, loaders and underground vehicles. Highlights: the deep tread offers longer wear while adding stability; the non-directional block pattern provides abrasion and cut resistance; and it has excellent traction, side-cut protection and improved ride comfort. Sizes: 26.5R25 E2 and 26.5R25 L1.RL51: Grader tyre for mining and construction that features side-cut protection and offers outstanding traction and a long tread life. Size: 23.5R25.Yokohama Tire is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917.last_img read more

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Another brick in the wall Education minister on economic growth figures

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oREMQ88eG6ITWO GOVERNMENT MINISTERS said that they are encouraged by figures released today that show Ireland’s economy grew in the second quarter of this year.Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes said he was encouraged by the “strong” CSO figures saying that employment, growth and exports are all going “in the right direction”.He also said it was significant that trading partners such as the UK and the US are coming out of recession.Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said that it was still too early to determine “where we are and what we have to do”.He said Cabinet agreed yesterday to wait until the last week in September when more budget figures are published to determine how much to take out of the economy in the October budget.Watch the full video above Read: Ireland technically exits recession as economy records growthlast_img read more

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Valbuena admitted he was sad after his France exit

first_imgMathieu Valbuena hasn’t played for the France national team since 2015 and he is not likely to play for it ever again – and he admitted that it hurt him a lot after he was not allowed to continue.The former Marseille player was left out of France squad after having been a victim of so-called Benzema’s blackmailing plot against him and he hasn’t returned since then – which was difficult for him at the beginning.The former France international spoke about these times as he said, according to Sports Keeda:“I was very affected by what happened with France. I was discarded overnight. I did not have five caps but 52.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“Today, it’s behind me, it’s no longer a problem. But I had hoped for a different ending.”“It would be nice to lift the trophy 20 years after the victory of 1998.”“In any case, I can assure you that the preparation matches have nothing to do with World Cup matches.“I know that players will ramp up during the competition and raise their level. I’m not worried about that.”last_img read more

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Suarez understands why Barcelona looks for his substitute

first_imgUruguay striker Luis Suarez, spoke to a radio show from his country about FC Barcelona’s urge to find a replacement for him in the future.As we wrote recently in Ronaldo.com, Luis Suarez is not getting any younger and FC Barcelona is already looking for his replacement.The Uruguay international hadn’t spoken publicly about this possibility but he finally did it during a radio show from his country, it’s not surprising to hear him talking about how logical this is because he will eventually lower his level of performance and the club needs to be ready for the time that happens.There still hasn’t been any clear information about the players that the Catalan club is looking to replace him, but they will have an extremely difficult job because Luis has been one of the best transfers the club has done in recent years.Before Luis, the club had a very significant problem with finding a proper center-forward because of how monopolizing Lionel Messi’s presence was up front.The Argentine needed a truly great striker in order to feel more comfortable playing as a winger or behind the strikers, Leo was finally able to breathe easier when Luis arrived because he knew that the goals were a certainty with him around.Since he arrived in the Catalan club back in 2014, Luis Suarez has already scored an impressive 160 goals and has proved that he is the perfect companion for Messi.Luis Suárez en 100% Deporte: “Voy a ver el partido de Nacional. Como hincha del club, y por el bien del fútbol uruguayo, es una linda oportunidad para que pueda clasificar a semifinal”.https://t.co/kWsU10noKH— Sport 890 (@Sport890) October 31, 2018After the performance he delivered during El Clasico with Lionel watching from the stands, all the doubts about his current form were completely dissipated and we can expect more goals from him this season.But Suarez is very aware of how important it is for his club to always have a backup plan, he naturally responded with maturity when pressed about the idea of Barcelona finding his replacement for the future soon.“For Barcelona to look for a [number] nine is normal. I am already 31 years old,” said Luis to Sport 890 Radio from Uruguay.“As a professional and knowing where I am it today one has to live with criticism and be self-critical when he is not well.”“When they told me I was fat and passed my best form was in a match of Supercopa of Spain with Sevilla.”“I had started training on a Tuesday and played on a Saturday. Obviously I would be slow and fat if I came from a month of vacation after the World Cup.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“In the last match, scoring the three goals against Real Madrid , I had been feeling comfortable in the sense that I had been helping the team and I felt comfortable and happy.”“That makes you feel calm. Then, scoring goals or not, is a separate issue. You always have to live with criticism and I do not have to think that I’m the best in the world now with the praise,” he concluded.ENTRENAMIENTO💪💪💪⚽⚽⚽TRAINING pic.twitter.com/iQSYmarPuQ— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) November 1, 2018For the current season at FC Barcelona, having Luis Suarez in top form will be key for the Catalan club’s attempt to win another Champions League trophy.For this season in La Liga, the Uruguay international’s form is looking quite frightening as he has scored the same seven goals that Messi has this early in the competition and both players look like they will be unplayable throughout the whole competition.Any other club that wants to fight for the trophy against Barcelona, needs to get their top defenders ready for both Leo and Luis because they are ready to destroy the statistics once again.Luis knows that he is already past 30, but he also knows that he will keep his spot in the starting eleven as long as he remains relevant for the squad in every single match.Although he may be a striker for both his club and country, Luis Suarez’s contribution to the team goes way beyond only scoring goals and the replacement Barcelona finds needs to have more things to offer in order to consider himself worthy of taking the mantle from this eternal player who will be nearly impossible to substitute.REALLY HAPPY to be able to help the team 💪💪💪 we played an amazing game. Thanks to my family for always supporting me and thanks to the fans for being with us!!!! FORÇA BARÇA 🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/DNEVHQe7iT— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) October 28, 2018Which striker do you think has the skills to someday replace Luis Suarez at FC Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Official Cuts threaten forest rules enforcement

first_imgState Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark is protesting deep cuts to his agency’s budget that he says will make it difficult to enforce forest practices rules across the state.Goldmark also warned last week that a House budget proposal to make timber companies pay the full cost of enforcing logging rules through steep hikes in the cost of their permits was not realistic.“To ensure that timber harvests are done in a manner that protects the public, we need boots on the ground,” Goldmark said in a statement. “Rules without compliance are meaningless.”Goldmark, an elected official, oversees the Department of Natural Resources, which administers the state’s forest practices rules on more than 12 million acres of private and state-owned forestlands including 58,000 acres of state forestland in Clark County. Forest practices rules set standards for timber harvesting, forest road building and reforestation that are designed to protect streams and prevent landslides and flooding.DNR spokesman Bryan Flint said the Forest Practices Division already has been hit with a 20 percent cut, which forced the layoff of 25 compliance staff members in 2009. Gov. Chris Gregoire’s 2011-13 budget plan makes another $4 million in cuts to the compliance program, which is down to 118 employees. The governor’s budget calls for fees from the forest industry to help make up the difference.last_img read more

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Officials Driver hit Miami Police cruiser in NW MiamiDade did not stop

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities are searching for a driver who crashed into a marked City of Miami Police vehicle in Northwest Miami-Dade, but did not stop.According to investigators, a white Chrysler Crossfire was involved in a hit-and-run collision with an officer’s police cruiser just before 7 p.m., FridayThe crash happened on Northwest 22nd Avenue and 119th Street.Paramedics treated the officer on scene, but she did not need to be transported to the hospital.Police are searching for the Crossfire, which they said sustained front-end damage.If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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After Salman Khan Katrina Kaif talks about how she feels in exes

first_imgSalman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina KaifTwitterKatrina Kaif has never shied away from talking about her past relationships that failed to go a long way. After breaking up with Salman Khan after almost 4 years of dating, Katrina found solace in Ranbir Kapoor’s arms only to realize that they were not meant for each other. She eventually broke up with Ranbir and while trying to patching up her broken heart, a new Katrina was born. And if you ask Katrina if she feels awkward in the presence of her exes, the starlet would say that she would rather remain cordial with them instead of feeling sad.”I just don’t feel awkward and I don’t carry any heavy thoughts about it. As I said, all my experiences have only given me something. Also, why do we have to make everything so complex and heavy? It’s a personal thing and may not work for everyone, but if I had two options, I would always choose the simple one over the heavy and complex. Why would I want to feel awkward in anyone’s presence? I would rather smile, laugh, have a good chat and keep it easy, instead of keeping a sad face. Simple,” Katrina Kaif told Bombay Times in an interview.Salman Khan, on the grand premiere of Nach Baliye 9, too opened up about being friends with his ex-girlfriends and how exes can still work together if they failed to be together in a relationship.”If two people are not able to spend their lives together, you should be ok with everyone. If you could not make it in one field, you can come together and work together. A boy and a girl can be friends even after breakup, but it depends,” Salman had said.last_img read more

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Pakistan road crash kills 18

first_imgA collision between a passenger bus and an oil tanker killed at least 18 people and wounded 25 others in northwestern Pakistan, police said on Sunday.The bus was heading to the southern port city of Karachi with about 48 passengers when it collided with the truck near the city of Kohat Saturday, police official Ijaz Khan told AFP.The vehicles were travelling towards each other on a single-lane road when they collided, Khan said. Of the 25 people wounded, he added, nine were seriously injured.Sohail Khalid, the Kohat police chief, also confirmed the incident and the toll.Police said the tanker was carrying oil when it collided with the bus but the cargo did not catch fire, and are investigating what caused the accident.Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for fatal traffic accidents, blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.last_img read more

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Harvey Leaves Thousands Still Waiting On Clean Water

first_imgDavid J. Phillip, APGaston Kirby, right, and Juan Minutella leave Kirby’s flooded home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, near the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs, in Houston.Thousands of people are still waiting on access to safe drinking water in parts of Texas more than three months after Hurricane Harvey.The storm and the heavy rains that followed overflowed drainage districts, cut off water and prompted hundreds of boil-water notices across the Gulf Coast. More than a dozen boil-water notices remain in effect across affected areas.The areas included cities, mobile home parks and housing developments in seven counties across southeast Texas, the Beaumont Enterprise reported . The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reports more than 3,700 people in those areas haven’t had clean drinking water since late August.In Rose City, the city’s boil notice hasn’t been lifted because the plan hasn’t met TCEQ standards for pH levels and other chemicals, said Janice Ratcliff, the city’s water operator. Running water returned to the city’s 600 residents in September, but it still requires a two-minute rolling boil before safe consumption.“It’s been so touch-and-go,” Ratcliff said. “It will run good for two weeks but then something will happen. It just makes no sense to remove the notice just to have to go right back on it.”Ratcliff said the city’s original goal was to have the notice rescinded for good by Thanksgiving. But issues with insurance have pushed back installing the necessary equipment.“It’s crazy what they put us through,” Ratcliff said. “It’s just been delay after delay. We understand that insurance companies and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) were so overloaded, but a water facility should come first.”Mayor Bonnie Stephenson said that faith-based organizations have been working to provide Rose City with enough bottled water.“We’ve barely had any complaints from residents,” Stephenson said of the rebuilding process. “They know that they’re working as hard as they can to fix it. Nobody has gotten real mad yet.”___Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com Sharelast_img read more

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Keys notes

first_imgThe Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, in cooperation with Delhi Music Society and India International Centre, organized a flute-piano concert by the musical-duo Dávid Simon and János Palojtay from Hungary on January 24 at the Capital’s India International Centre Auditorium.Opening the evening, Tibor Kovács, The Director of Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, welcomed the audience and introduced the musicians to everyone. The theme was based on classical music with the presentation of various complementing pieces by J S Bach, W A Mozart, Ferenc Liszt, Francis Poulenc, Erno Dohnányi, and Béla Bartók.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The performance of Dávid Simon, on Flute and János Palojtay, on Piano was well accepted by the audience with the melancholic sounds and tones of their musical instruments. The dense sound and wide range of piano created a smooth amalgamation with the brilliant unity of the lyric and smooth tone of the flute. The musicians maintained an active relation with the attendees by presenting a brief explanation and relative connection of each musical piece, they played. The pianist held Kovács’s cordial support, during the performance.last_img read more

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White House announces 4B in private sector climate pledges

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing $4 billion in pledges from major foundations and institutional investors to pay for innovations that reduce carbon pollution. President Barack Obama is also using his executive powers to help make such investments easier.Vice President Joe Biden will draw attention to the effort Tuesday during a Clean Energy Investment Summit at the White House. The White House says the investment commitments come from hundreds of organizations ranging from the Sierra Club Foundation to Goldman Sachs. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Among the initiatives is the creation of a non-profit group that would identify and assess companies and commercial investments that result in projects that are both profitable and aim to address climate change.The executive actions are designed to encourage the private sector to invest in more clean energy efforts.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daycenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 20, 2018 4:44 am PDT Last Updated Sep 20, 2018 at 5:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Demi Lovato’s mother says the singer is “doing really well” nearly two months after being hospitalized for a drug overdose.In an interview aired this week on Newsmax TV , Dianna De La Garza says the pop star is “happy, she’s healthy, she’s working on her sobriety, and she’s getting the help she needs.”She says she found out about the overdose through text messages from people who had heard the news.She then got confirmation from Lovato’s assistant and says, “I was in shock; I didn’t know what to say.”De La Garza says she “didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not.”Lovato was sober for six years before relapsing. De La Garza says her daughter’s outlook “encourages me about her future and the future of our family.” Demi Lovato’s mom says star is ‘getting the help she needs’center_img FILE – In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Lovato’s mother said in an interview aired on Newsmax TV, the singer is “doing really well” nearly two months after being hospitalized for a drug overdose. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

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