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Almost One Million Survivors in Haiti Will Have a Way to Protect Themselves from Rain

first_img All shelter needs will be met by 1 May, the organization said, specifying that ten weeks after the earthquake, a million people have already begun to receive tents, plastic sheeting, and construction materials. The million people left homeless by the earthquake need to have shelter before 1 May, when the rainy season begins, given that “the rains are going to have a massive impact,” the Red Cross coordinator in the region, Gregg McDonald, declared. Humanitarian-aid agencies have begun to develop temporary housing, principally of wood, that can be built easily and cheaply, the organization emphasized. More than fifty NGOs have contributed to this effort during recent weeks, at a pace of 100,000 people being helped each week, according to the Red Cross, which is coordinating international aid related to shelter. center_img Almost one million survivors of the 12 January earthquake in Haiti will receive materials with which to protect themselves during the upcoming rainy season, the Red Cross indicated today. By Dialogo March 26, 2010last_img read more

Retail – The wizards of Oz

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Sports in Wisconsin summer

first_img\”Jump Around\” is one of the many reasons ESPN named Camp Randall the Big Ten\’s best stadium.[/media-credit]While academics may finish for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in mid-May, Badger athletics are a year-round adventure at UW.Here are some of the highlights you may have missed over the summer break:? Men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan led Team USA in the World University Games to a third-place finish over Israel. The U.S. lost in the semifinals to Russia 69-68. Although there was some questionable officiating, Ryan refused to blame the referees. “That game was hard-fought,” Ryan said. “Defensively, look at what we were making them shoot. Of course, they were playing hard too, and look what they did to us. Finding easy baskets in that game was very, very difficult. You have a bad shooting night one game, and then you are on the sideline for the championship game.”? ESPN’s Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg ranked Camp Randall as the No. 1 stadium at which to go to a Big Ten game. “I’ve always had a thing for Camp Randall, ever since I covered my first game there in 2000,” Rittenberg wrote. “I’m a sucker for stadiums that are nestled into metropolitan areas, with limited parking sprawl and a real scene around the perimeter. From the frat parties on Breese Terrace to Regent Street nearby, the atmosphere is truly unique. Things really get rocking inside the facility, which blends traditional touches with modern amenities.”? Women’s hockey players Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Brooke Ammerman were invited to tryout for 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National team, which is coached by current Badger head coach Mark Johnson. If selected, the three will be included on the roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Eight former Badgers including Angie Kesely, Erika Lawler and Jessie Vetter — members of last year’s national championship team — are also competing for a roster spot.? Fresh off a disappointing season in which they failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin’s volleyball team brought in a whopping nine new players to incorporate for next season. Highlighting the class is freshman middle blocker Mary Ording. A native of Carmel, Ind., Ording was listed in Volleyball magazine as one of the top 50 high school seniors and played for two different national title teams this summer.last_img read more

Fred VanVleet injury update: Raptors guard out at least 3 weeks with thumb injury

first_imgFred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks after suffering ligament damage in his left thumb. The Raptors made the announcement Monday, hours after ESPN reported veteran point guard Jeremy Lin was finalizing a buyout of his Hawks contract and intends to sign with Toronto.  NBA free agency rumors: Jeremy Lin to sign with Raptors after Hawks buyout A team release said VanVleet, 24, was injured in the second quarter of Saturday’s win against the Knicks. He will wear a splint for about three weeks before being reevaluated. VanVleet is averaging 10.5 points and 4.6 assists in 26.8 minutes per game this season, holding down a key role in Toronto’s rotation as the team continues to manage Kyle Lowry’s recurring back troubles.  Related Newslast_img read more