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Leonard Cohen to be honoured with memorial concert in Montreal tonightLeonard Cohen to be honoured with memorial concert in Montreal tonight

first_imgAdam Cohen said the artists were chosen based on their ability to entertain a crowd but also to serve his father’s songs well. The event will feature a star-studded lineup of performers including Sting, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello and Lana Del Rey. Login/Register With: Cohen’s son has said the planning for the concert began soon after his father’s death last November at the age of 82. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard are also expected to attend. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Feist, Damien Rice, Ron Sexsmith and comedian Seth Rogen are also set to perform tributes to the beloved singer-songwriter and poet. MONTREAL — A memorial concert will be held in Montreal tonight to pay tribute to the late Canadian artist Leonard Cohen. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Fearing a Backlash from Moroccan Fans CAF President Leaves MoroccoFearing a Backlash from Moroccan Fans CAF President Leaves Morocco

Rabat – CAF president Issa Hayatou reportedly left the city of Marrakech immediately after the meeting of the FIFA executive committee, heading to the Egyptian capital in order to prepare for a CAF meeting on Monday.According to sources quoted by Alyaoum24, the Cameroonian decided not to attend the FIFA Club World Cup final scheduled to take place Saturday in the Grand Stadium of Marrakech between Spain’s Real Madrid and San Lorenzo from Argentina.Hayatou is reportedly afraid of being criticized by the Moroccan fans, especially that he is expected to impose harsh sanctions on Morocco following the decision to postpone the 2015 CAN over fears of the Ebola virus. read more

Moroccos Cycling Legend Mohamed El Gourch Dies at 79Moroccos Cycling Legend Mohamed El Gourch Dies at 79

Rabat- Triple “Tour du Maroc”, Morocco Cycling Tour, winner Mohamed El Gourch has died aged 79.El Gourch, who was heavily involved in the cycling sport throughout his life, has passed away, his family said.The legendary Moroccan champion built a solid track record of victories in “Tour du Maroc.” He is the holder of three titles (1960, 64 and 65). Mohamed El Gourch remains the reference for Moroccan cycling. He has managed to waive high the colors of his country in high level competitions such as the “Tour de l’Avenir” and the famous “Running of the Country”, organized in the former Eastern Europe.Since then, many talented Moroccan runners, such as Mohamed Nejjari, Mustapha Belkadi, Kaddour Abdellah and Mohamed Regragui, have tried to follow his trail.MWN with MAP read more

Spanish King Felipe VI to Visit Morocco in FebruarySpanish King Felipe VI to Visit Morocco in February

Rabat – King Felipe VI of Spain is expected to arrive in Morocco on February 13 to visit King Mohammed VI.The two-day working visit will witness the signing of several bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields.The Spanish royal family will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Minister of Equipment Jose Luis Abalos, and Minister of Education and Professional Training Isabel Cela. Read Also: King Mohammed VI Receives Spanish Prime Minister Pedro SanchezAccording to Spanish outlet El Pais, King Felipe VI and his wife Queen Letizia will visit the international book fair in Casablanca, scheduled for February 7-17. Spain is the guest of honor at this year’s book fair.A similar visit was scheduled for 2016 on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the treaty of friendship and cooperation between Spain and Morocco. But delays in forming the Moroccan government and the political situation in Spain caused the two countries to postpone the visit. read more

UNEuropean Union ties can prove that multilateralism works – BanUNEuropean Union ties can prove that multilateralism works – Ban

26 September 2008The United Nations and the European Union (EU) share a responsibility to show that multilateralism works, that it delivers results and can address current and future crises, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “As organizations, the United Nations and the European Union embody a belief in the power of multilateralism,” Mr. Ban told a seminar on UN-EU cooperation in crisis management and security.However, “if we are not effective, or are seen as compromised, competing visions based on more traditional balance of power concepts could take hold. Unilateral action could increase,” he cautioned. To avoid this, the Secretary-General stressed the need to ensure that joint efforts are coherent, noting that, in specific instances, a division of labour may be desirable, based on the strengths and added value of each organization.Also important was better information-sharing, both to keep situations from turning into crises and, once a crisis has erupted, to clarify common objectives.In addition, he emphasized that multilateralism means inclusiveness. “UN-EU cooperation must not be a private club. It should reach out to other regional and subregional organizations, as well as to international financial institutions and civil society actors, to build the global networks required to address today’s crises,” he stated.In a new report released today, the Secretary-General highlighted cooperation between the UN and other regional and intergovernmental organizations, including the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).He noted that the UN and AU have deepened their collaboration with the establishment of the AU-UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the planning and support for the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). Meanwhile, Alexander Stubb, Foreign Minister of Finland and Chairman-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), today briefed the Security Council, telling the 15-member body that recent crises, such as last month’s conflict in Georgia, had underlined the critical importance of collaboration between the UN and the OSCE. read more

Kinder Morgans Trans Mountain pipeline shut down after succumbing to second leakKinder Morgans Trans Mountain pipeline shut down after succumbing to second leak

HOPE, B.C. — Kinder Morgan has shut down its Trans Mountain pipeline in British Columbia for the second time in as many weeks, due to an oil leak.The second incident occurred 40 kilometres east of Hope, and it comes the same day the company plans an open house in Metro Vancouver to discuss its proposal to expand the line that runs from Alberta to the port of Vancouver.“We saw some oil staining in the soil,” said company spokesman Andy Galarnyk, describing how company crews discovered the leak.Galarnyk said sensors had pinpointed some kind of trouble on the line.“We were there to investigate this anomaly,” Galarnyk said.“We initiated a precautionary shutdown of the line as that was required by regulation and we are continuing to investigate further.”He could not say how much oil had leaked.On June 12, Kinder Morgan was forced to shut down the pipeline when several barrels of oil seeped from a crack in the line near Merritt, about 120 kilometres north of Hope.Kinder Morgan plans to expand the line to almost triple the capacity and include shipments of diluted bitumen, a heavier, molasses-like oil that critics claim is harder to clean up.The Trans Mountain line currently moves 300,000 barrels per day of various petroleum products across southern B.C.National Energy Board spokeswoman Rebecca Taylor confirmed Kinder Morgan contacted the regulatory agency on Wednesday to report the leak.She said an NEB team was at the scene early Thursday and there were no immediate safety concerns for residents in the rugged, rural area, about 150 kilometres east of Vancouver.“We obviously have an investigation ongoing into the discovery of oil from the 12th of June,” said Taylor.“We will look to determine whether these are isolated incidents or whether they’re similar in nature and whether additional action is taken by the board.”She said NEB and Kinder Morgan crews are working to remove any contaminated soil from the Hope area and remediate the land.The Canadian Press read more

Opposition with common agendaOpposition with common agenda

Among the issues to be highlighted is abolishing the Executive Presidency, strengthening the 17th Amendment to the constitution, implementing the recommendations of the LLRC report, fighting corruption at a National level and also strengthening free health and free education. A joint opposition with a common agenda is to take center stage in August following an agreement reached among some opposition political parties, the main opposition UNP said today.UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that the need for a joint opposition with one goal was felt during a meeting held between opposition party leaders yesterday. He said that accordingly it was agreed that the joint opposition will come together on one stage from August to draw focus to several national issues. Attanayake said that apart from the ‘vipaksha virodi” opposition alliance, several other opposition political parties have also agreed to join the campaign. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Womens Lacrosse McKayla Contis six goals lead Ohio State to 1413 winWomens Lacrosse McKayla Contis six goals lead Ohio State to 1413 win

Ohio State then-junior attack Molly Wood races up field against Penn State on April 12, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season on the road Friday, defeating Binghamton 14-13. The Buckeyes (2-3) capitalized off their 10-day break by holding an advantage over the Bearcats (3-4) in shots, ground balls, and draw controls. Both teams were tied at 7-7 going into the half after Binghamton senior attack Tiffany Ryan  scored with 21 seconds left in the second quarter. After the Buckeyes fell behind 9-7 early in the second half, Ohio State responded with a goal from junior midfielder Baley Parrott, followed by three consecutive goals from junior attack McKayla Conti in the first 10 minutes of the third quarter.Freshman midfielder Lindsay Epstein scored the final goal for Ohio State on a free position shot with 9:28 left in the game. The Bearcats attempted to inch their way closer, but three fouls and two turnovers kept them from a comeback win. The final score of the game came when Binghamton redshirt senior attacker Brianne Arthur cut down Ohio State’s lead to one with less than five minutes left in the half. Conti led Ohio State with a game-high six goals while Parrott had four, along with three draw controls and one caused turnover. Both teams had 10 saves and the Bearcats gave up 18 turnovers compared to the Buckeyes’ 14. Ohio State was 7-for-12 in free position shots while Binghamton was 1-for-3. Ohio State will quickly turnaround to play Massachusetts at noon Sunday at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. read more

National targets for ambulance response times to be abandonedNational targets for ambulance response times to be abandoned

first_imgNATIONAL TARGETS for the response times by which an ambulance should be dispatched to deal with a life-threatening medical emergency are to be abandoned.The Minister for Health, James Reilly, says alternative methods of evaluating the performance of the ambulance service will be formulated.The decision comes only weeks after HIQA increased its targets for response times for ambulances and medical personnel who are called to a life-threatening cardiac or respiratory emergency.Since January of last year, ambulances responding to such emergencies – known as ‘ECHO’ calls – were due to respond to 75 per cent of calls within 18 minutes and 59 seconds of being alerted. Last month the target was raised to 85 per cent.Separate targets for both ‘ECHO’ and ‘DELTA’ calls, involving life-threatening conditions not involving cardiac or respiratory problems, are that a first responder trained in defibrillator use and minimum life support skills should be dispatched – ahead of an ambulance – within 7 minutes and 59 seconds.In response to a Dáil question from Richard Boyd Barrett, Reilly said the decision to review the analysis criteria was “in line with international views” and also followed other changes including the operation of a trial air ambulance service and the formulation of a Performance Improvement Action Plan by the HSE’s National Ambulance Service.Reilly did not indicate whether HIQA’s current targets had been met, instead referring the query on to the HSE.He said, however, that the use of clinical indicators would “enable a focus” on ECHO and DELTA calls.Responding to similar questions last year, Reilly said the targets for first responders were met for 53.1 per cent of ECHO calls in 2011, while the targets for DELTA calls were met only 28.45 per cent of the time.On that instance Reilly said part of the difficulty in dispatching ambulances in time was the habit of using ambulances to transfer patients between hospitals, which tied them up and left them unavailable to respond to new urgent calls.last_img read more

Support for John Mangos high in race disputeSupport for John Mangos high in race dispute

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Support for veteran journalist is in overdrive after news that he was sacked over a text message by Sky News. The alleged sacking came over on-air comments he made about a Chinese man. Sky News CEO Angelos Frangopoulos told Herald Sun there was no text message referring to an email saying he was sacked via email. “I spoke directly to John over the phone to tell him his contract would not be renewed. I thanked him for his contribution to Sky News over the years,” he said. Greek Australian newsreader Mangos has unreservedly apologised for the comments he made on June 3 on a story of a Chinese man who won the lottery on Sky News. The Chinese man chose to wear a mask to remain anonymous while collecting his prize.last_img read more

Asus has a limited edition laptop with a leather lidAsus has a limited edition laptop with a leather lid

first_img Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Tags Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read Google Home Hub review $210 at Best Buy See it 0 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. The Asus ZenBook 13 Edition 30 comes with matching accessories.  Asus Asus on Wednesday unveiled the limited edition ZenBook 13 Edition 30, a pearl white laptop featuring a genuine Italian leather lid cover. The product is in celebration of the company’s 30th anniversary. ZenBook Edition 30 also comes with a set of matching accessories, including a leather sleeve and a pearl white mouse.The laptop includes ScreenPad 2.0, a phone-size screen that doubles as a trackpad. It features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display, offering near-borderless visuals. Under the hood, the ZenBook 13 Edition 30 sports an eighth Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU and 16GB of RAM. It boasts 13.2 hours of battery life. The laptop is available exclusively from the Asus Store for $1,399.99. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Review • Asus ZenBook 13 review: This sweet-looking ultraportable has a surprise inside $520 at HP $6 at Tidal See It Read the Rylo camera preview Sprint Tags Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET Share your voice $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple iPhone XS Post a comment Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Comments TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. The Cheapskate Rylo Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) CNET may get a commission from retail offers.center_img Read the AirPods review $155 at Google Express See It Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sarah Tew/CNET Mentioned Above Asus ZenBook UX331 $1,999 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Amazon $60 at Best Buy Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsMore to come! Note: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Asus,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Asus ZenBook 13 7 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $59 at eBay See it Chris Monroe/CNET $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $999 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Boost Mobile An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Angela Lang/CNET Turo $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Laptops See at Amazon Share your voice Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Sarah Tew/CNET DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) $999 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See Itlast_img read more

Institutional deliveries in Telangana State record highest inInstitutional deliveries in Telangana State record highest in

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana State stood tenth overall in “Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs” done by NITI Aayog, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and The World Bank that was released in New Delhi on Monday. Telangana State was included in the list of 21 larger States also comprising Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Also Read – Minister distributes clay Ganesh idols in Suryapet Advertise With Us The Index is a composite score incorporating 23 indicators covering key aspects of health sector performance with major weightage to the outcomes. Among the 21 larger States, seven States improved their rankings from base year ( 2015-16) to reference year ( 2017-18). These States are Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Assam and Rajasthan. Also Read – Corruption major stumbling block in PRLI progress: Nagam Janardhan Reddy Advertise With Us A big improvement was seen in the proportion of institutional deliveries ( 91.68 percent from the previous 6 per cent), full immunisation coverage (90.31 percent from the previous 1.22 percent), sex ratio at birth, total fertility rate etc like indicators. However, it also highlighted that 50 per cent of specialist doctors positions were vacant in District Hospitals also stressing on the shortage of staff nurses and ANMs in PHCs and CHCs. Advertise With Us Institutional deliveries in Telangana State was registered as 91.68 per cent in 2017-18, which is the highest in the country and a large part of the credit must go to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s flagship scheme-KCR Kits. Based on the administrative data from the Union Health Ministry, only six States and UTs had more than 90 percent institutional deliveries conducted in private or public health facilities. Telangana was followed by Gujarat, Kerala, Mizoram, Puducherry and Chandigarh, which all registered more than 90 percent institutional deliveries.last_img read more

Mayor Bowser Gets Mixed ReviewsMayor Bowser Gets Mixed Reviews

first_imgThe mayor of the District has been in office for half of a year and she has pleased some residents but disappointed others.D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser faces criticism after six months in office. (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) took office in January and immediately faced weather challenges and a fatal accident in the Washington Metro transit system at the L’Enfant Plaza Station. She flexed political muscle when both of her candidates in the Ward 4 and 8 D.C. Council races won their seats recently.Two weeks ago, Bowser worked to keep D.C. United, Washington’s D.C. professional soccer team, from moving to Loudoun County, Va., by announcing a stadium deal in the Buzzard Point section of Southwest Washington.However, despite Bowser’s accomplishments in the first six months of her administration, there are some residents who are not happy.“I don’t feel her presence in the community and it is disheartening,” Jauhar Abraham, an anti-gang violence activist who lives in Ward 8, said. “She said that in her last debate as a candidate for mayor that she was going to work with the community regarding public safety. What she does with that is put more police on the streets and I don’t think she understands the tensions between the police and low-income residents.”Abraham said that there is tension between the residents of the Woodland Terrace housing project and nearby neighborhoods and Bowser hasn’t done enough to stem the ill feelings and the violence.“Her approach to the Woodlands is truly off,” he said. “When there is a problem in Ward 8 she sends her MOCR (Mayors Office of Community Relations) worker and while Markus Batchelor is a fine young man he doesn’t understand street culture. This is no criticism of Markus because we want all of our young people to be just like him.”Constance Woody, a longtime resident in Ward 7, has doubts about Bowser and her selection of the ward’s MOCR.“I don’t think she has done much of anything as mayor,” Woody said. “The MOCR here in Ward 7 doesn’t seem to know what he is doing and I have had several interactions with him. To me, he is a reflection of his boss, the mayor.”The MOCRS in Ward 7 are Wendell Felder and Brian Wood.Sandra “S.S.” Seegars, is a former advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 8 said that Bowser has not retained quality executive-level personnel.“She should not have let William Howland go,” Seegars said, speaking of the D.C. Department of Public Works director who has worked with three previous mayors. “He was doing a good job cleaning up the snow. I guess now she is going to get her own person.”Bowser has kept D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier from the mayoral administration of Vincent C. Gray.Seegars said that Courtney Snowden, the deputy mayor for greater economic opportunity, seems confused about her duties.“I was at a meeting when Snowden was the speaker a few days ago,” she said. “It seems to me that Courtney Snowden doesn’t know what she is supposed to do. I do know that she is a friend of the mayor’s and I guess that is what is important.”Dr. E. Faye Williams, the chair of the National Congress of Black Women, said that she supports Bowser but the mayor needs to improve.“My biggest disappointment is that the city is not a comfortable place to be,” Williams said. “The repair of our streets is horrible and that is everywhere in the city, not just in certain neighborhoods.”Williams said that the city is continuing to develop economically and that is good but she is concerned that the mayor is too focused on certain projects like the soccer stadium.“Many people don’t care about that soccer stadium,” she said. “They want a better quality of life.”Joshua Lopez, a friend of Bowser, said that it is impossible to meet everyone’s expectations.“Mayor Bowser has done some great things in the short time she has been in office,” Lopez said. “She had a budget that addressed affordable housing, a serious problem in this city and she is making progress with improving education in the middle schools.”Lopez said that City Administrator Rashad Young, Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner and Snowden are great talents. He reminds the mayor’s critics that change will not come overnight.“Mayor Bowser is still working under the previous mayor’s budget but when her budget kicks in this fall, people will see positive change,” he said.The AFRO contacted Bowser’s communications office for comments regarding the criticism of residents for this article but didn’t receive a response by press time.last_img read more

Silent EncountersSilent Encounters

first_imgArtist Amit Bharis is all set to take over the Capital with his magical canvases. Bhar belongs to the artistic tradition which is inspired by silent moods and contemplative conditions. His images are easy and uncomplicated, caressed by a mysterious but pleasant feeling. There is no room for strong, emotional outbursts in his works; they are never to be touched by anger, apprehension, anguish, or bitterness. Instead, Bhar’s art takes the course of a pilgrimage or a spiritual sojourn where negative thoughts are systematically filtered and eliminated; and in their place feelings of all-pervasive love, subtlety and gentle playfulness come to rest. Bhar’s works represents a meditative reflection, unburdened ambiance and a nuanced poignancy of an empowered spirit. It is clear that for the artist, creativity is an act of devotion, an act of connection, and a process of sharing. His paintings are acts of revelation, of affection, of softly spoken discourse, of giving as well as receiving. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bhar chooses the realistic mode for his artistic expression – a mode that is at once, penetrative, insightful and striking. The artist sees and perceives all things made by man and nature with all the care and grace they deserve. His paintings are filled with hues that pleases the eye. Bhar’s skill lies  in mixing colours, perfecting the line and forming a texture. He also captures the nuances of a magical moment, a silent chant, a personalized mantra. Light is his biggest source of stimulation; the shadow, a willing and worthy companion.Bhar’s art is about positive energy and joyous associations, be it with the serene Ganga herself with her sensuous waves and ripples; or the Enlightened One himself exuding both tranquillity and expansion at the same time. Don’t miss this one!When: 1st March till 15th March, 2014Where: ART INDUS, 37, Santushti Shopping Complex, Chanakyapurilast_img read more

People wont be able to get to school or work Estate cutPeople wont be able to get to school or work Estate cut

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. A First bus The new timetable will also see First Potteries axing the services to Saxonfields and Meir Hay with D&G also operating a new service in that area. Bus users have criticised the frequency the transport giant changes its routes. Kay Banks, aged 79, from Crackley, said: “There are so many changes that they have only just finished putting the new posters up around us. I don’t know how they even find time to come up with the changes. Read More’Passengers want a railway they can trust…and cheaper fares’ – Calls for network to be publicly owned (but what do you think?)   “With all of the timetable changes it can make it difficult for people getting the buses and if you come tomorrow you won’t know what the times are. “They’re doing this too often and it will be two or three months and then there will be another one.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailBus passengers must make note of even more timetable changes – which has seen one estate ‘cut off’. The new First Potteries  timetable, which comes into force on Sunday will see the number 18 route from Hanley to Haregate now terminate at Leek Bus Station. There are fears the new route means early morning commuters or children travelling to school will be left without a bus. Councillor Charlotte Atkins, who represents Leek North on Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: “I have spoken to First and it seems there is no chance they will reverse this decision. The full changes can be seen below: Changes to the First Potteries schedule todayRoute 3/3A: Hanley – Kidsgrove – Crewe The Monday to Saturday 8pm, Hanley to Butt Lane; 11.30pm, Hanley to Talke; 8.15pm Talke to Hanley; 10.30pm Crewe to Hanley; and both 8pm and 11pm Hanley to Talke services will no longer run. On Saturdays, the 4.55pm Hanley to Talke will terminate at Kidsgrove. There will be minor changes to the 6.29pm Crewe to Hanley and 5.17pm Talke to Hanley journeys. Route 4/4A/4E: Hanley – Newcastle – Audley & Talke On Monday to Friday The 8pm 4E departure from Hanley will terminate at Audley Council offices and show route 4.. The 7pm and 8pm 4E Hanley – Audley and 8.30pm 4A Hanley – Talke departures will no longer operate. The 7.02pm and 8.02pm 4E Audley – Hanley departures will no longer operate On Saturday The 3.30pm 4A Hanley – Talke journey will now extend to Kidsgrove and continue to Tunstall, Burlsem and Hanley as route 3A. The 5.30pm 4E departure from Hanley will terminate at Audley Council offices and show route. The 7pm and 8pm Hanley – Audley and 2040 4A Hanley – Talke departures are withdrawn. The 6.57pm & 8.12pm 4E Audley – Hanley departures will no longer operate On Sunday The 6.32pm 4A Hanley – Talke journey will start at 6.35pm and the 7.04pm 4 Hanley – Chesterton journey will start at 7.05pm. Both will have slightly revised time. The 8.28pm 4A Kidsgrove – Hanley and 10.06pm and 10.58pm 4 Newcastle – Hanley journeys will no longer operate. Route 5: Hanley – Abbey Hulton There are minor timing changes to early morning, Monday-Friday journeys. There is a new Sunday timetable. Route 6/6A: Hanley – Longton – Coalville/Blythe Bridge There is a new timetable on these services to improve reliability. The frequency and routes are not changing. Route 7/7A: Hanley – Chell – Kidsgrove/Biddulph On journeys from Kidsgrove, route 7 will now be timed at The Dog & Partridge in Packmoor instead of Newchapel Working Men’s club and Spink Bank Road instead of Chell Roundabout. Most journeys do not change but First Potteries says the new route provides a ‘more suitable location’ if the buses are ahead of schedule. There is a new evening timetable on departures after 6.00pm, Monday-Saturday and a new Sunday timetable. Route 8: Hanley – Ball Green On Saturdays: The 5.50pm Hanley – Ball Green runs 5 minutes later The 8.40pm Ball Green – Hanley runs 10 minutes later The 6.15pm Ball Green – Hanley runs 5 minutes later Route 11: Hanley – Bentilee (Dawlish Drive) – Longton – Newcastle and route 12/12A: Hanley – Bentilee (Beverley Drive) – Saxonfields/Meir Hay – Longton There will be a number of changes around the Bentilee area. There will still be buses every 20 minutes on route 11 between Hanley & Newcastle on route 11, there will be a new timetable For Dawlish Drive to Hanley, buses continue to operate every 10 minutes For Hanley to Dawlish Drive, there will continue to be a bus every 10 minutes but your routes will change. Route 11 operates every 20 minutes to an unchanged route. Route 11B will operate every 20 minutes, serving Beverley Drive first before travelling along Dawlish Drive. If you travel from Hanley on route 11B you will get off the bus on the opposite side of the road to normal. For Hanley to Beverley Drive, catch route 11B, every 20 minutes. For Beverley Drive to Hanley route 11B will operate every 20 minutes but you will need to wait on the opposite side of the road to currently. Buses to Hanley will operate one way along Beverley Drive and return to Hanley via Dawlish Drive. First Potteries will no longer operate between Beverly Drive and Longton. Route 18: Hanley – Sneyd Green – Leek We will no longer operate between Leek Bus Station and Haregate. Some alternative journeys are available on D&G route 16. Route 32: Hanley – Cheadle – Uttoxeter On Monday-Fridays: The 7.19am Hanley – Uttoxeter journey will depart at 7.34am. The 5.42am Cheadle – Hanley journey will depart at 5.47am The 6.48am Tean – Hanley journey will depart at 6.53am Route 98: Newcastle – Burslem – Ball Green On Monday-Fridays the 7.20am and 3.45pm departures from Newcastle – Ball Green will operate five minutes later. Route 100: Bradeley Village circular This route was withdrawn from May 25. Route 101: Hanley – Newcastle –  Stone – Stafford On Monday-Fridays: Journeys from Filleybrooks towards Stafford will operate later: 5.40am will depart at 5.50am, 6.29am will depart at 6.40am and 6.59am will depart at 7.05am. The 6am Hanley-Stafford journey will depart at 6.10am. Journeys from Stafford towards Hanley will operate later: 6.10am will depart at 6.20am, 7am will depart at 7.10am, 7.20am will depart at 7.25am, 7.40am will depart at 7.45am. The 7.09am Stone-Hanley journey will depart at 7.10am. On Saturdays: From Hanley to Stafford, the 7am journey will depart at 7.10am and the 7.30am journey will depart at 7.35am. From Stafford to Hanley, the 8.10am journey will depart at 8.20am and the 8.48am journey will depart at 8.53am “The problem is the early morning bus. The issue is about getting children to school and if they are not in the immediate Haregate vicinity they won’t be able to get to the bus station. “D&G has put on a few buses, which is fine in the middle of the day but that won’t get kids to school or people to work in Hanley or Stoke-on-Trent and that is a problem.” center_img Police search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Hanley Bus Station Alan Reade of Benitlee is also concerned about how often the operator changes its bus routes. The 61-year-old added: “The timetables could be a bit better and we couldn’t seem to see the new times in the bus station. “We regularly get the bus between Hanley and Bentilee but we were unsure about what time we would have to get it on Monday. No one seemed to know what was going on. Read MoreGovernment appoints ‘trouble-shooter’ to review failing Stoke-on-Trent City Council department (& the authority may be stopped from running it)   “You ask at the ticket office and they don’t seem to know either because the routes keep on changing.” Dan Flanagan, Operations Manager at First Potteries said: ”This weekend we will be making some timetable and route changes within our network, most customers will not recognise any change to their services, for more details please check out our website page for specific details on the changes.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more