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Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rep. Elijah Cummings

first_img Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf ordered the United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who passed away Thursday, October 17.“Rep. Cummings was a trailblazer, a life-long advocate for fairness and civil rights, and a fearless defender of our democracy,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be sorely missed.”The United States and commonwealth flags shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, October 18, 2019. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rep. Elijah Cummingscenter_img October 17, 2019last_img read more

Fireman’s pole gets you from bed to kitchen in seconds

first_img MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES This eclectic house at 29A Kivas St Tarragindi features a fireman’s pole and some odd collectables.THERE is a fireman’s pole off the master bedroom that takes you to the dining room of this unique Brisbane house with multiple living areas and artificial grass on a 405sq m block.The property at 29A Kivas St, Tarragindi has just hit the market and will go to auction later this month. The house at 29A Kivas St, Tarragindi.Harcourts Property Centre’s Trent Powles says the five-bedroom house takes innovation ‘to a whole new level’. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKcenter_img “If you appreciate the eclectic style and fabulous design of the Teneriffe Woolstore apartments but are looking for land and a more residential feel, you have come to the right place,” he said in the property listing. The main living area with the spool seat and landing pad for the fireman’s pole.To test out the fireman’s pole, you cross the polished concrete floor and climb the sold mesh staircase to the second level where a security gate encases the top of the pole. The entrance to the Fireman’s pole is just outside the master bedroom in the stairwell.The red cushioned landing at the bottom of the pole doubles as a stool in the open-plan living area of this industrial designed home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“They say in real estate to look for a unique point of difference when purchasing a home … well this innovative one of a kind residence takes that to a whole new level.”The home also features a tiled inground saltwater pool, bespoke hoop pine doors, and recycled flooring. The tiled pool area with artificial turf.“If you’re concerned about the upcoming water restrictions, you need not worry here, there’s not a blade of grass in sight.”The property will go to auction on January 25 at 12pm.last_img read more

A’s scratch out two runs in seventh to beat the Kansas City Royals

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s spent six innings trying to defrost their bats as they had registered just one hit and zero runs as the seventh inning approached.With three hits and two runs in the seventh their bats finally came to life as the A’s (91-61) topped the visiting Kansas City Royals (56-96) 2-1 at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. By squaring the series at 1-1 in front of a crowd of 14,992, the A’s kept their perch on top of the AL wild-card race, ahead of Tampa Bay and Cleveland. If the A’s finish …last_img read more

Exhibit commemorating Oka crisis on display in Kanesatake

first_imgAPTN National NewsTo this day, the Mohawk uprising of 1990 is an inspiration for Indigenous resistance.It’s also inspired countless works of art.A new exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Oka crisis has gone on display in Kanesatake.APTN’s Tom Fennario has the story.last_img

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Im A Recovering Addict The Wilmington Police Saved
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Im A Recovering Addict The Wilmington Police Saved

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a comment posted on the ‘Wilmington MA Community Board Page’ and shared with the poster’s permission:Wilmington is very blessed and lucky to have a Police Chief like Chief Michael Begonis. Police departments talk about how valuable every life is and how they are fighting the opiate epidemic. Chief Begonis and his detectives/officers do what they say they will.I am a two time Iraq Combat Veteran who used heroine to deal with the invisible scars of war. The Chief of Police and his Narcotics Detectives took time out of their busy days to come to my grandparents house to talk to me about getting help and to tell me they were there for me if i ever needed it, no matter what. These men live the true values of to Protect and Serve. Yes, I am one life, but I am one life that was saved because of their love and support. I have zero connection to anyone in the Wilmington Police Department and I am one of many in our town struggling with this horrible addiction. These men made me feel as if I mattered when I thought I was nothing. They showed how much this police department cares about making a dent in this epidemic and that they will do what it takes to save a life no matter how hopeless I seemed.Yes, I understand Wilmington is not the most crime ridden area of this country, but that’s not the point. The point is that the Chief of Police will make the effort for the people of his town even if it takes him coming and just talking to someone. This is not an easy time to be a police officer and i think this town should see how devoted their Chief is to making an impact.Those interactions with his detectives and him were 4 years ago and because of them and others, I will be hitting 3 years in December, in that time I have bought my own home, had a beautiful baby girl and am very close to my Bachelors Degree in Human Services. These accomplishments would never have been possible with out their support and love.These are times when we are losing young people at alarming numbers to the opiate epidemic and there are no easy answers to put a dent in it, but one life is worth the time to the Chief because one life lost sends huge repercussions through whole families and communities.You should be proud to be residents of the Town of Wilmington and should feel pretty damn good that you have a Police Chief who doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk and everything starts from the top. I just hope that by the end of his reign as Police Chief that I am one of many saved lives. He deserves to be held in the highest regard by his town because he will fight to protect the lives of every single one of you and that’s not something you can say about a lot of towns.Thank you Chief and your entire department for being a part of saving this one life. I will be eternally grateful to you and will always be proud to say I am from the town of Wilmington. I’m sorry this was so long but I tried to keep it short.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… Related5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Police Chief Joe Desmond (PART 1)In “5 Quick Questions”5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Police Chief Joe Desmond (PART 2)In “5 Quick Questions”Joe Desmond Appointed Permanent Wilmington Police ChiefIn “Police Log”last_img read more

PM Hasina asks UN to play strong role on Rohingya issue
PM Hasina asks UN to play strong role on Rohingya issue

first_imgUN High Commissioner for Refugees Pilippo Gandhi, UN Under Secretary General (Human Affairs) Mark Lowcock and IOM director general Antonio Vitorino pay a joint courtesy call on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad office, Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon the international organisations including the United Nations (UN) to play a strong role in repatriation of the Rohingya people from Bangladesh.“Giving shelter to over one million forcibly displaced Rohingyas is a huge burden for us and how long we will bear the load? They must go back to their homeland of Myanma’s Rakhaine state,” she said.The premier added: “So we want you to play a more proactive role in this regard.”The prime minister said this when United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Pilippo Gandhi, UN Under Secretary General (Human Affairs) Mark Lowcock and Director General of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Antonio Vitorino paid a joint courtesy call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad office in Dhaka in the evening.After the meeting, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen.Sheikh Hasina thanked the UN organisations as well as other international bodies and different countries for extending their support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue.She said the local people are suffering a lot due to exodus of over one million Rohingyas into Cox’s Bazar. “Their cultivable land and even local forest resources are being ruined for the presence of the Rohingyas,” she said.Sheikh Hasina warned of disasters, saying natural calamity, cyclone and landslide in the hill areas can take place at any time particularly in the coming monsoon for which the Rohingyas may be affected seriously.“So, it’s better to shift them from this place, otherwise the risk factors will be high,” she added.The premier, however, mentioned that the government is developing an island named Bhashanchar where more than 100,000 Rohingyas will be shifted with better living and other facilities.About education of the Rohingya children, the prime minister said the teachers who entered Bangladesh with them are providing informal education to the children.In reply, the three top UN officials highly appreciated the prime minister for her humanitarian gesture of giving shelter over one million Rohingyas in Bangladesh.Pointing out their visit to Myanmar, they informed the prime minister that they sought access of the UNDP and UNHCR to Myanmar on the repatriation of Rohingyas.“We’re committed to continuing help Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue, especially providing education for the Rohingya children,” they said.The UN officials said they held talks and signed agreements with the Myanmar authorities on the Rohingya repatriation. But the progress is very slow in this regard, they remarked.State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam, PM’s principal secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque and UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh Mia Seppo were also present at the meeting.last_img read more

2 Baltimore Schools Officers Charged after Video Probe
2 Baltimore Schools Officers Charged after Video Probe

first_imgThese photos provided by the Baltimore Police show Anthony Spence and Saverna Bias. The two Baltimore schools police officers, have been charged after cellphone video surfaced showing one of them slapping and kicking a teen at a school while a second officer stood by. Both are charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office. Spence is also charged with second-degree child abuse. (Baltimore Police via AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore schools police officer have been charged after cellphone video surfaced showing one of them slapping and kicking a teen at a school while the second officer stood by.Anthony Spence, 44, and Saverna Bias, 53, turned themselves in Tuesday night, city police announced in a statement Wednesday morning. Both are charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office. Spence is also charged with second-degree child abuse. Online court records show both posted bond and were released Wednesday.Spence acknowledged in a telephone conversation with The Associated Press on Friday that he was the subject of a criminal investigation into the actions captured on cellphone video last week at the REACH Partnership School. Spence said last week that he wouldn’t discuss the matter because the news media would “twist” the story.“Right now I’m the bad guy,” he said. He referred questions to his lawyer, Michael Davey, who didn’t immediately respond to a phone call Wednesday morning.City police began a criminal investigation into last week’s incident at the school after the eight-second clip surfaced. The school district has its own police force separate from city police. The school police department is handling the internal investigation and city police said in the statement Wednesday that the case is now in the hands of the city’s State’s Attorney’s Office’s public integrity unit.School officials initially said officers responded to a reported intruder, and that the young man in the video wasn’t a REACH student. On Friday, the school system said in a statement that he is “believed to be a student on the school’s roster,” as asserted by his lawyer, Lauren Geisser. Geisser has said he’s a 10th-grader.On Monday, Baltimore City Schools CEO Gregory Thornton met with parents to discuss the video and said he will review training and selection of school police officers.The two officers were put on paid administrative leave. School Police Chief Marshall Goodwin is also on leave, but officials have not said why.last_img read more

Celebrations in order
Celebrations in order

first_imgIf you thought you might miss out on Teej celebrations amidst the hustle and bustle of the Capital, think again! Delhi Tourism is organizing its annual Teej Festival at its three Dilli Haats on the below mentioned dates: Dilli Haat (INA) – 25 to 30 July, Dilli Haat (Pitampura) -25 to 27 July and Dilli Haat (Janakpuri) – 27 to 31 July. The festival marks the advent of the Shravan (monsoon season). The festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati commemorating the day when she was united with Lord Shiva. Women celebrate this festival by applying mehndi on their hands and decking up in finery. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The major highlights of the events planned at the Dilli Haats are a Teej Bazaar offering Mehndi, Choori, Lehria and other items, Rajasthani delicacies and other traditional food items will be available at the food stalls set up specially for the festival, performances by folk artists, specially from the Nagaras from Banchar Village with a highlight of the Kachhi Ghodi dance. There will also be a mehndi competition at Dilli Haat – INA (26 July at 5.00 pm) and Janakpuri (30 July at 5.00 pm) along with Rangoli and Bindi Competition at Dilli Haat Janakpuri on 27 July at 5.00 pm and 29 July at 5.00 pm.There will also be camel rides at the venues along with a special children’s corner and traditional swings for the ladies to enjoy. The Janakpuri venue will also be hosting a rakhi bazaar during the festival. Head over!last_img read more

Just walking around can help you live longer
Just walking around can help you live longer

first_imgEven if you do not sweat it out in the gym very morning, swapping out just a few minutes of sedentary time with some sort of movement can help you live longer, suggests new research.In the study involving over 3,000 people aged 50 to 79, the researchers found that the least active people were five times more likely to die during the study period than the most active people and three times more likely than those in the middle range for activity.“You did not have to even get a good sweat to experience the reduced likelihood of mortality,” said study lead author Ezra Fishman from University of Pennsylvania in the US. “Activity doesn’t have to be especially vigorous to be beneficial. That’s the public health message,” Fishman noted. For the study, the participants wore ultra-sensitive activity trackers, called accelerometers, for seven days, generating data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For these same people, the agency then tracked mortality for the next eight years.“When we compare people who exercise the same amount, those who sit less and move around more tend to live longer,” Fishman said. “The folks who were walking around, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor tended to live longer than the people who were sitting at a desk,” Fishman noted. Though the scientists did not discover any magic threshold for the amount a person needs to move to improve mortality, they did learn that even adding just 10 minutes per day of light activity could make a difference.last_img read more