New Delhi: India opener KL Rahul is on the edge of a world record when his team face West Indies in the first match of the three-game rubber in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday. Considered as one of the finest batsman in the shortest format of the game, Rahul is 121 runs short of becoming the seventh Indian to complete 1,000 runs in T20 internationals. If Rahul manages to score 121 in Saturday’s clash, he will achieve this feat in 25 innings and will break Pakistan’s Babar Azam’s record of 26 innings. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh India skipper Virat kohli had completed the feat in 27 innings. It is considered that touching the three-digit mark in T20 cricket is quite difficult but the India opener has shown in the past he can go past the three-figure mark in the shortest format of the game as he scored two tons in T20I beside hitting a century in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, Rahul had also slammed a ton against the Windies at the same venue.
Facebook The Toronto Transit Commission said enforcement officers came across the men a couple of times earlier this month and issued the warnings.“We have not received any formal complaints through our customer service department,” spokesman Stuart Green said Friday. “What we have seen is the online chatter and people posting videos.”Busking on trains is not allowed, Green said, and players must be approved before they can perform in designated areas on TTC property.“We have a TTC subway musicians’ program — auditions of which are actually open right now,” he said. “So if these guys are interested, they can apply to get a three-year licence to legally perform in the TTC system and earn some money at the same time.”Green said the men, who he identified as brothers, could be issued tickets if their on-train performances continue.Transit customers “have the right to enjoy a relatively peaceful ride,” Green said, adding that a common complaint from riders is about people playing their music too loudly without headphones.The accordion players have received both love and loathing from their audiences.One transit rider recently tweeted, “thank you accordion man on the subway for making this rainy commute home a little more entertaining.”Thank you accordion man on the subway for making this rainy commute home a little more entertaining. Also, all in favour of making #Despacito the official song of the #TTC ??♀️? #ILoveToronto pic.twitter.com/h4OsNskqwm— Alejandra Ortiz (@0rtizAle) April 3, 2018Another tweeted, “I’m getting a little tired of this Despacito accordion player riding the subway. Nothing fails to sour me faster.”I swear to god @TTChelps I’m getting a little tired of this Despacito accordion player riding the subway. Nothing fails to sour me faster. #TTC— Jack (@JackCox) April 17, 2018A Toronto-based professional accordion player who has seen the videos of the two men said “Despacito” isn’t a particularly difficult song to play, but performing on a moving train can make a performance more challenging.“The accordions are pretty heavy and it’s probably a bit difficult because on the subway you need to hold on to something when there is an abrupt stop,” said Claudio Santaluce. “It should definitely be a little bit tiring, because apparently they play for long periods of time standing up.”Santaluce added that he had personally enjoyed watching videos of the subway players.“I might be biased because I’m a musician, but if I was on that train, I’d actually enjoy it and I’d tell all my friends about it,” he said.“Despacito,” by Luis Fonsi, featuring Daddy Yankee, became the most viewed clip of all-time on YouTube last summer and the most-streamed track of all-time. However, the record-breaking video did not feature vocals by Canadian pop star Justin Bieber that appeared on a remix.A little subway accordion to brighten your afternoon! #toronto #ttc #busking pic.twitter.com/096rxLrE8i— Astoria (@Local_Ginger) April 18, 2018 Advertisement Advertisement A busker is seen on a subway car in Toronto in this image taken from video. (Source: @Local_Ginger/Twitter) Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: TORONTO — A pair of accordion players performing the summer hit “Despacito” while appearing on subway trains in Toronto have been warned to stop or risk being fined, the city’s transit agency said Friday.The two men have been spotted separately by commuters on various stretches of the subway system in recent days and videos of their performances have been circulating on social media.The reaction to the busking is divided, with some online expressing their dislike, while others applaud the men for the entertainment during their commute. Twitter
27 February 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned an attack by separatist rebels in Sri Lanka which injured senior aid officials, including one from the United Nations, and urged both sides in the conflict to halt the bloodshed and resume talks. Mr. Ban’s statement came in reaction to the shelling by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of a helicopter airfield in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka, where 12 people, including the UN Resident Coordinator and other members of a high-ranking international delegation taking part in a humanitarian assessment mission, were injured, according to a statement released by his spokesperson condemning the incident. “The attack was in total disregard for the lives of civilians, humanitarian workers, Government officials, and the international community,” Michele Montas told reporters in New York. “The Secretary-General urges the parties to the conflict to end the destructive spiral of violence and calls on them to make every effort to return to the peace process as soon as possible,” she said. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other agencies have been struggling to assist tens of thousands of civilians who have fled fighting between the Government and the LTTE. UNHCR estimates that some 70,000 people have been killed and 465,000 displaced by the more than two decade-long conflict, including nearly 205,000 uprooted since fighting erupted anew in April 2006 despite a ceasefire signed in 2002.
Days after the execution, Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia was recalled by the Sri Lankan government and in a tit for tat action Saudi Arabia too recalled its envoy from the island nation.Hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankan women seek employment in the Middle East, some of them come back home abused and tortured, according to international human rights groups. “For the first time ever the Saudi Arabian government has agreed to sign a MoU with Sri Lanka regarding migrant workers after it had repeatedly rejected such requests in the past. The MoU will include the welfare measures necessary to protect Sri Lankan migrant workers,” Perera said. The MoU between the two countries comes just months after Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek was executed by Saudi Arabia for being convicted of killing an infant in her care in 2005 while she was 17 years of age.The execution took place despite repeated appeals by the Sri Lankan government including President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a pardon for Nafeek from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. Saudi Arabia has agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sri Lankan to protect Sri Lankan migrant workers.Sri Lanka’s Foreign Employment and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said the MoU will be signed soon with the Saudi Arabian government, adding that similar MoU had already been signed with the Oman and Kuwaiti governments, the Xinhua news agency reported. He said that discussions were also being held to introduce a quota system on the recruitment of Sri Lankan housemaids to the Middle East per year.
However, Sampanthan added that the TNA had good reasons for not attending the “Ezhuga Tamizh” rally. (Colombo Gazette) Senathirajah said that Wigneswaran, having been a Supreme Court judge, would not have made a charge of this nature in writing and publicized it, without grounds. The matter deserves to be investigated by the police. However, the Leader of the House and UNP MP, Lakshman Kiriella, said that the matter should not be raised in the House because Wigneswaran had said that he had been misinterpreted and had clarified his position.TNA Chief and Leader of the Opposition R.Sampanthan said that a careful reading of Wigneswaran’s speech at the “Ezhuga Thamizh”(Tamils Arise) rally showed that he had not said anything that the TNA has not been saying. In fact the TNA has been urging the powers-that-be in Colombo to attend to these issues expeditiously.Sampanthan further said that Wigneswaran had clarified his stand ,correcting the misrepresentations in the South. However it is not clear yet, if Sampanthan has take up the matter with the President. He had told DailyFT that the matter is under consideration. Wigneswaran had made the charge in a written speech which was read out at a book release function in Jaffna on October 2.Earlier, Wigneswaran’s recent controversial utterances were raised in parliament by the pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa Joint Opposition group. Dinesh Gunawardene said that by demanding the stoppage of construction of Buddhist temples and settlement of Sinhalese in the Tamil-majority North, Wigneswaran had violated rights enshrined in the constitution. Wimal Weerawansa demanded that the TNA is culpable because Wigneswaran was elected as a TNA candidate. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) may ask President Maithripala Sirisena to order a police investigation into Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran’s contention that a plot is being hatched in South Sri Lanka to kill him and blame the LTTE for it, the New Indian Express reported.TNA’s General Secretary Mavai Senathirajah told Express on Wednesday that he has asked party chief R.Sampanthan to take the matter up with the President, and seek enhanced police protection for Wigneswaran.
Briefing Council members on when the new multinational security force established by five Sahel countries – known as the G5-Sahel Joint Force – might become operational, Bintou Keita, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said that combatting terrorism and transnational organized crime, remained the major challenge.“Let us not forget those who suffer the most, the local population – civilians – who continue to be intimidated and harassed and live in fear for their lives on a daily basis; who cannot send their children to school or have their most basic needs met, including access to food and nutrition,” he said.Ms. Keita added that since the authorization of the Joint Force by the African Union last April, and the renewal of its mandate last month, “notable progress” has been made, including the deployment of troops on the ground, and setting up of command posts and sector headquarters.“Nonetheless, a lot of work remains ahead of us. The operationalization of the Joint Force has incurred delays and has yet to attain full operational capability,” she said, calling on G5 Sahel member States to deploy remaining troops as soon as possible.She also underlined the importance of addressing recent reports of human rights violations by security forces in the region and called on the countries to establish a human rights and international humanitarian law compliance framework that could be rapidly put into operation.In her remarks, while Ms. Keita applauded the international community for their support to the Joint Force, she said that keeping it running would require “perpetual resource generation efforts” and that in the medium to long term, it will be challenging to sustain the funding momentum.“What is more, the United Nations will continue to depend on others, to be able to implement the support measures it has been mandated to provide to the G5-Sahel Joint Force by Security Council Resolution 2391 (2017),” she said.In that resolution, the Council requested the Secretary‑General to conclude a technical agreement among the UN, the European Union and G5 Sahel States – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – with a view to providing operational and logistical support through the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) to the joint force conducting cross‑border counter‑terrorist operations across the region.Update: Security Council press statement on Joint Force of Group of Five (G5) for Sahel
Your parents, teachers, friends, and Friday night two-minute commercial spots in between Full House and Family Matters always told you not to get into a vehicle with strangers. At the London Hackspace, though, a team of creative builders cobbled together a spaceship simulator that operates from within a darkened, windowless RV.The sim, unlike Epcot’s incredibly lifelike Mission: Space, seems to operate more like a tangible round of iOS party game hit, Spaceteam, rather than something that makes you feel like you’re being shot off into space. Different players operate unique stations from the interior of an RV that was modified to resemble something like a small spaceship.The idea behind the sim, dubbed the LHS Bikeshed, starts off as simple flight and weapons training, but like with any good theme park ride, something goes terribly wrong and the crew must improvise in order to survive. The simulator took creators Charles Yarnold, Christopher Paton, and Tom Wyatt around two-and-a-half months to build, and is made possible thanks to the help of Arduino, Unity, and simulated spacefaring ingenuity.In practice, the simulator is very similar to Spaceteam, in that everyone yells out commands at their teammates, and the teammates have to fiddle with various implements in order to keep the spaceship in working order. Making the idea of someone asking you if you want to see their spaceship while leading you toward their windowless RV even less enticing, there is a handwritten note taped to the door stating advertising free space training.The team will be taking the simulator to mini Maker Fairs around the UK, as well as other spots where they feel like giving people a go at the rig. For more information about the LHS Bikeshed, check out its blog.
By Paul Hosford Friday 13 Jan 2017, 7:06 PM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 10,314 Views 141 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3185806 Jan 13th 2017, 7:06 PM Austin, Sheila and Oliver Stack enter Government Buildings today. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Austin, Sheila and Oliver Stack enter Government Buildings today. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Short URL THE FAMILY OF Brian Stack, the Portlaoise Prison officer shot by the IRA in 1983, have met with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald today.Brian Stack died 18 months after was shot in the neck as he left a boxing match in Dublin in 1983. The Provisional IRA later claimed responsibility for shooting, but no one has ever been brought to justice.The issue was raised around last year’s general election and dominated headlines coming up to Christmas. That led to the family being invited to meet the Taoiseach and Tánaiste today.The family has long accused Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams of lying over how much he knows about the murder.In a statement after the meeting, the family called on Adams to retract his statement saying Austin Stack breached the confidentiality of a meeting between the two, while recalling their lost father and husband.“My father was a loving, caring and wise man, he was loved not just by his family but also by his community and colleagues. We have received a large amount of messages of goodwill and support over the last number of weeks from former colleagues and the ordinary people of Portlaoise and beyond. We would like to thank each and every one of you who got in touch, your support is very much appreciated.On 25 March 1983 as my father walked down Washington Street in Dublin after attending the National Senior Boxing Finals, he was shot from behind in the most cowardly way possible. Deputy Adams has tried over the last few weeks to contextualise the murder of my father using terms such as “war” and “combatant”.“Brian Stack was not a solider and neither was he fighting in a war. Brian Stack was a Chief Prison Officer, his job was to protect society by ensuring that some of the most dangerous criminals ever to come before Irish courts served their time fully. This meant among other things stopping the flow of guns and explosives into Portlaoise prison, Brian Stack was good at his job and was therefore targeted by the IRA for assassination.”The statement goes on to describe Adams as “holding himself above the law” and called for him to be questioned by gardaí.If Deputy Adams does not present himself to the gardaí we would fully expect that they would take steps to have him questioned.In a statement, the Taoiseach’s Department said that the parties had “greed to follow-up on a number of these issues and get back to the family in the coming weeks”.Read: ‘You’re going to be shot’: Sinn Féin TDs detail death threats received over Brian Stack Dáil rowRead: Son of Brian Stack confronts Gerry Adams over murder of his father ‘My father was a loving, caring and wise man’ – Stack family meets the Taoiseach The family want to see Gerry Adams questioned by gardaí.
September 16, 2018 Posted: September 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man posing as an Uber driver tried to break into a Chula Vista home Sunday morning, an officer said.Around 7:30 a.m., a woman walked out of her home on Gilbert Place near East J Street to get the newspaper when a man approached her and claimed to be her Uber driver, Chula Vista police Lt. Gino Grippo said.“She didn’t order an Uber, so she went back inside and he tried to force his way into the home,” Grippo said.The woman and her husband, who was inside, managed to keep the man outside and shut the door on him.Police responded to the area and tried to apprehend the man, Grippo said. He resisted, and officers had to place him in a restraining device.The man, 39, was found to be in possession of what appeared to be cocaine, Grippo said. It wasn’t clear if he was under the influence of any substances at the time of the incident.The man was first taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation, then booked into jail on suspicion of charges relating to drugs, burglary and resisting arrest, Grippo said. Man claims to be Uber driver, tries to break into Chula Vista home KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesFrances McDormand won best actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. As she accepted her award, she asked all other female Oscar nominees to stand up and be recognized.Updated at 11:46 p.m. ETGuillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water is taking home the evening’s biggest prize, best picture. The film follows a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with an amphibian creature in a Cold War-era government lab.The rest of the winners are listed below.Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/APGuillermo del Toro, winner of the award for best director for “The Shape of Water” celebrates in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.Best pictureCall Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape Of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriDirectingChristopher Nolan (Dunkirk) Jordan Peele (Get Out) Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)Actress in a leading roleSally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water) Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) Meryl Streep (The Post)Actor in a leading roleTimothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread) Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)Writing (original screenplay)Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) Jordan Peele (Get Out) Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor; story by Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water) Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Writing (adapted screenplay)James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name) Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist) Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green; story by James Mangold (Logan) Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Mudbound)Animated feature filmThe Boss Baby The Breadwinner Coco Ferdinand Loving VincentMusic (original song)“Mighty River” by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson (Mudbound) “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens (Call Me By Your Name) “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Coco) “Stand Up for Something” by Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn (aka Common) (Marshall) “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman)Documentary (feature)Abacus: Small Enough To Jail Faces Places Icarus Last Men In Aleppo Strong IslandDocumentary (short subject)Edith + Eddie Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 Heroin(e) Knife Skills Traffic StopForeign language filmA Fantastic Woman (Chile) The Insult (Lebanon) Loveless (Russia) On Body And Soul (Hungary) The Square (Sweden)Actor in a supporting roleWillem Dafoe (The Florida Project) Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Richard Jenkins (The Shape Of Water) Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World) Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Actress in a supporting roleMary J. Blige (Mudbound) Allison Janney (I, Tonya) Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water)Makeup and hairstylingKazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour) Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard (Victoria & Abdul) Arjen Tuiten (Wonder)Film editingPaul Machliss and Jonathan Amos (Baby Driver) Lee Smith (Dunkirk) Tatiana S. Riegel (I, Tonya) Sidney Wolinsky (The Shape Of Water) Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Visual effectsJohn Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049) Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2) Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus (Kong: Skull Island) Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist (War For The Planet Of The Apes)Music (original score)Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk) Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread) Alexandre Desplat (The Shape Of Water) John Williams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Short film (live action)DeKalb Elementary The Eleven O’Clock My Nephew Emmett The Silent Child Watu Wote/All Of UsShort film (animated)Dear Basketball Garden Party Lou Negative Space Revolting RhymesSound mixingJulian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis (Baby Driver) Ron Bartless, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth (Blade Runner 2049) Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo (Dunkirk) Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier (The Shape Of Water) David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)Sound editingJulian Slater (Baby Driver) Mark Mangini and Theo Green (Blade Runner 2049) Richard King and Alex Gibson (Dunkirk) Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira (The Shape Of Water) Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)Costume designJacqueline Durran (Beauty And The Beast) Jacqueline Durran (Darkest Hour) Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread) Luis Sequeira (The Shape Of Water) Consolata Boyle (Victoria & Abdul)CinematographyRoger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) Bruno Delbonnel (Darkest Hour) Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk) Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) Dan Lausten (The Shape Of Water)Production designSarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Beauty And The Beast) Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola (Blade Runner 2049) Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Darkest Hour) Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis (Dunkirk) Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (The Shape Of Water)Copyright 2018 NPR. 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Meanwhile, environmental justice advocates see improving air quality in Manchester as an uphill battle for this majority Latino, low-income community, especially considering many residents are Spanish-speaking immigrants. – / 3At Peiser Park, college student Marissa Rivera reminisces about her high school days. She used to run cross country at the park, across the street from her old high school in Manchester. “One time I ran 12 times around it, in the middle of the summer heat, with the refineries in the background,” said Rivera. She said her friends often wondered how harmful the chemicals and heat really were. “It would be like a joke that we were killing ourselves by being out here,” she said. A house sits next to a large cement tank in the Manchester neighborhood.But, longtime Manchester resident Edgar Flores said he isn’t too concerned about the refineries close by. “From my point of view it doesn’t really affect the community in a bad way that I know of,” said Flores. “It’s good for the community. There are jobs here and stuff.” Marissa Rivera said that’s how she thinks a lot of the community feels, or that they can’t really do anything to make the air quality better. Rivera said she’s just starting to understand the extent of Manchester’s environmental issues. After attending a public meeting at a Manchester community center, she said she learned a lot more. – / 3At the June meeting, representatives from Valero Energy and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) opened the floor to a public discussion on a permit amendment. Valero is requesting to amend a permit that would allow small amounts of hydrogen cyanide, a poisonous chemical compound, to be released at the Valero refinery. The refinery is located adjacent to Manchester.Valero and TCEQ representatives sat in front of a group of around 50 community members and activists. The TCEQ said the levels of hydrogen cyanide that would be released are low enough that it won’t put resident’s health at risk. But the crowd here tonight isn’t convinced. They argue the damage has already been done. The TCEQ said Valero has been releasing this chemical for years and now they’re trying to regulate these emissions. “It’s kinda like shoplifting and then like when you get outside if you get caught just going oh I’ll just pay for it now,” said Stacey Davidson from Pleasantville, “Isn’t it?”“Well, it’s a close analogy,” said Tony Ionescu, the TCEQ permit reviewer for Valero’s permit amendment. “It’d be like if you didn’t know you were shoplifting and then you got outside and found out,” said Ionescu. Representatives from Valero Energy listen to public comment and answer questions at a community meeting in Manchester.This isn’t the first time Valero has been criticized in recent months. After Hurricane Harvey, residents complained about a stench that lingered throughout the neighborhood. The refinery was emitting high levels of the carcinogen Benzene.Yenny Ramirez has lived in Manchester over a decade and said she smells chemicals in the air on a regular basis. At the meeting, she asked the TCEQ to stop Valero from releasing more chemicals into the air. In Spanish, she said her 10-year-old son suffers from red eyes, which her doctor hasn’t been able to explain. Families tell the TCEQ why they oppose a permit amendment that would allow low levels of hydrogen cyanide in the air.Though many health complaints are anecdotal, research indicates that Manchester’s residents experience a higher proportion of illness compared to other areas in Houston. A study by the environmental justice group t.e.j.a.s. and the Center for Science and Democracy found community members in Manchester are more likely to get cancer than more affluent neighborhoods in Houston.Experts said Valero’s refinery isn’t the only one contributing to the poor air quality in Manchester. Other facilities along the nearby ship channel are also known polluters. “We know that children that grow up within two miles of the ship channel have an elevated risk of developing leukemia,” said Dr. Bakeyah Nelson, Executive Director of the nonprofit Air Alliance Houston, which advocates for cleaner air. A study by the University of Texas School of Public Health found children living by the ship channel as having a 56% higher chance of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia than children living ten miles away. Nelson said while Houston in general has air quality problems, in Manchester a number of environmental factors are coming together. A 2006 study commissioned by former Houston Mayor Bill White found Manchester and Harrisburg as having the highest number of definite risk pollutants in Houston.Dr. Nelson said to protect communities like Manchester, more needs to be done by state regulators to penalize Texas polluters. “You’re living in a state and operating in a context where it’s very lax on the enforcement side of things,” said Nelson. A 2017 study by the Environmental Integrity Project and Environment Texas revealed that the state imposed penalties on 3% of infractions by Texas polluters. In the meantime, activists and residents are fighting to prevent Valero’s updated permit from being approved.Valero and the TCEQ say community members will have another chance to voice their concerns at second meeting. The date and time were pending when this article was published, though a list of the TCEQ’s public meetings can be viewed on their website. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Houston is one of the most ozone-polluted cities in the country. But studies show that in the city’s Manchester neighborhood, the air quality is even worse. The community in Southeast Houston is surrounded by two major highways, the ship channel and a Valero Refinery. As some residents grapple with health problems, they’re looking for someone to hold accountable. Listen 00:00 /04:00 Share
The presence of different strains of grass pollen in the atmosphere can help predict when hay fever and asthma could strike, researchers have found. A team led by the University of Queensland (UQ) researchers, tracked grass pollen for seasonal variations and found it was released into the atmosphere later in areas further from the equator. “Using this method, we may be able to better predict when allergenic pollen is present and allow people affected by asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and rhinitis to more effectively manage their condition,” said Nicholas Osborne, Associate Professor at UQ’s School of Public Health. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”(And) with the advent of personalised medicine, more and more people are becoming aware of which allergen is responsible for their allergy,” Osborne said. He said the research would help allergy sufferers prepare for the hay fever season and doctors to prescribe more personalised treatments. “People who fail to manage their asthma are at greater risk of asthma attack and being forced to visit hospital emergency departments,” Osborne said. “Having a more accurate forecast of when a patient is at risk will allow people to better manage their disease.” Scientists hope to expand on research to create a unique profile of each grass pollen species to determine the most harmful strains. “Eventually – possibly within three to four years – we hope this will allow us to produce a better forecast of when and where exposure to pollen occurs,” Osborne further added.
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The annual Gandhi Walk took place this morning (September 4), starting at the temple in Azalea Drive and finishing at the SDS Temple where the Gandhi Statue is situated.Hundreds of walkers gathered at the starting point in anticipation of the 5km walk that commemorates Gandhi – the man, the legend and the icon who prioritised peace during his lifetime.Some opted for speed walking, while others had a more relaxed approach and took their time.Young and old took part, with some parents even pushing strollers.Each and every person who completed the walk received a medal and ice cream for their efforts, and for honouring the man we all know as Mahatma Gandhi. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
Four benefits of having a wireless security system Zuma, who is 70, has been married six times and currently has four wives, a practice that his Zulu culture allows. He has 21 children, and acknowledged in 2010 that he fathered a child that year with a woman who is not his wife.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Comments Share Top Stories Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) – South Africa’s Film and Publication Board Wednesday declassified a painting showing the genitals of President Jacob Zuma.The board’s spokesman, Prince Mlimandlela Ndamase, said that artist Brett Murray’s “The Spear” _ which outraged supporters of President Zuma when it was displayed early this year at Johannesburg’s Goodman Gallery _ is no longer deemed offensive to public taste. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix The review board “has set aside the classification decision” after meeting about two weeks ago to review the painting, which was first displayed in May, said Ndamase.The painting was condemned by the ruling ANC and Zuma himself said in court documents that the artwork undermined his constitutional right to dignity. But the gallery and the artist countered that freedom of expression was at stake, too.The painting was later taken down after two men defaced it with paint, claiming they were acting independently of each other in defense of Zuma. It was not immediately possible to get a comment from the Goodman Gallery or Murray after the declassification decision.The painting was widely seen by supporters of Zuma as a racist attack on his polygamous ways. But Murray, responding to a High Court case brought by Zuma, who sought to censor the artwork, said in an affidavit that it was part of a show criticizing the ANC for alleged greed and corruption. He also said that details of Zuma’s sex life had become part of the public debate in South Africa.“I am not a racist,” Murray said in an affidavit. “I do not produce art with an intention to hurt, humiliate or insult.” Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain
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