Editorial Not decimated but badly bruised

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcistrong, #TCIwillrebuild Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Some Turks and Caicos Islands residents do not like how some international media are portraying the devastation brought on by Hurricane Irma.   They think the stories are far flung, short-sighted and lopsided.    That the reporters are only capturing what was destroyed, not what withstood the treacherous system on September 7, 2017 or what is already being rebuilt.There are those who wish it would be said that TCI buildings proved, in large part to be tougher than the super typhoon which was much oh so more than a Cat5 in strength.    And that electricity restoration is happening at rapid pace on the so called Caicos Islands of Middle Caicos, North Caicos and Providenciales.While it is clear some disgruntled writings are also laced with fantasies about how grim it really is for the country, there are indeed pockets of sunshine amidst the real mess mostly Irma has left behind.Still, to me and many others it does stifling harm to those seriously struggling since the hurricane when there are talks about it not being ‘that bad’ despite the early September hurricane cutting the resort availability down to four properties, forcing major employer and tourist draw, Beaches TCI to take a 90 day closure for rebuilding, destroying whole apartment complexes, cutting off employment, bringing damage to all but one public school and hurricane Irma caused at least three islands to be classified as in a State of Emergency.While figures on how man structures and vehicles were damaged, how many people were displaced and how much hurricanes Irma and Maria will cost us; we can say that our country risk insurance (CCRIF) gave us $13.6m in claims money.  Following  hurricanes Hanna and Ike in 2008, the payout was less that half of that.Yes there is evidence of a country on the rebound, resilient to withstand history’s strongest hurricane; but there is also evidence of a country badly wounded and in desperate need of repair and resuscitation.Both positions can be the story simultaneously and for the Turks and Caicos both states of being are our reality.   But since we are a country and community so closely woven that we feel each other’s pain, and as long as people are homeless, jobless, roofless, school-less, car-less and business-less; it is ‘that bad.’And that fact is not make believe.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIwillrebuild#tcistrong Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Day for Turks and Caicos, Southwest Airlines marks first flight PDM Administration moving ahead with crack down on shanty construction Recommended for you NEOC UPDATE AFTER MARIAlast_img read more

Lyon boss Well have to be at 150 to beat Man

first_imgLyon coach Bruno Genesio is hoping for something special from his side ahead of tonight’s Champions League game against Manchester CityThe Ligue 1 side will host City at the Groupama Stadium tonight hoping for a repeat of their shock 2-1 win in England in September.While City have since recovered from that loss to lead Group F, Lyon are still looking good to qualify for the last-16.“They’re a better side on paper. We’ll have to be at 150% to have any chance of success,” said Genesio told reporters on Twitter.“City have between 70% and 75% of possession; they’re rarely in trouble. They’re a team with a very compact block and press well.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…The Frenchman has no doubts over City’s potential in the Champions League this season.“Manchester City are one of the favourites to win the Champions League,” added Genesio.“They’re one of the best sides in Europe, but we have our ambitions, too. That’s the only way to trouble them again – we need to believe in ourselves.”Lyon captain Nabil Fekir’s availability remains uncertain after sustaining an adductor injury in their 1-0 Ligue 1 win over rivals Saint-Etienne on Friday.The Lyon-City match will begin at 21:00 (CET) in France.last_img read more

Freewaylevel transit stations now open

first_img March 12, 2018 Updated: 1:48 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Posted: March 12, 2018 Ed Lenderman Very cool. Freeway level bus stations in City Heights, bus stays on the freeway in dedicated lane, rather than having to exit to street to pickup passengers, much faster commute for everyone. pic.twitter.com/yiwymDX9rC— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) March 12, 2018center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego’s first freeway-level transit stations are officially open for this morning’s commute. Thousands of MTS bus riders each day will use these two new state-of-the-art bus platforms on the SR-15 freeway.Rapid 235 already travels along the SR-15, but previously had to exit the freeway at both University Ave. and El Cajon Blvd. to drop off passengers, cross these major thoroughfares, pick-up new passengers and re-enter the freeway. With the opening of the two new “Centerline” transit stations, Rapid 235 now enters two transit stations directly from the SR 15 median for more efficient rider drop-off and pick-up.Added bonus! Rapid 235 passengers will enjoy 2.5 miles of traffic-free travel thanks to Centerline’s dedicated bus lanes along the SR-15KUSI’s Ed Lenderman was live in City Heights with the details. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Freeway-level transit stations now open Ed Lenderman, last_img read more

Vote For Wilmington High Alum John Lynch of WATTS To Perform On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Boston-based band WATTS is one of the top 10 semi-finalists to play The Kiss Kruise VIII.Wilmington High School alum John Lynch (Class of ’95) is the band’s drummer and is a life long KISS fan.The general public can vote in the first round which ends on July 16 at 11:59PM EST. At that point, the top 10 bands will be narrowed down to 5. Out of the 5 remaining bands, 3 get picked to play the Kruise. Please vote for WATTS HERE.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 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 19, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”OBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”PHOTO: Wilmington’s John Lynch & His “Watts” Bandmates Open For Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Cheap TrickIn “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

BSE closes points 5646 down on April 28

first_imgBSE closes points 56.46 down on April 28375 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 56.46 down on April 28375 viewsBusinessNew Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 56.46 points down to stand at 22,631.61. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 21.50 points down to stand at 6,761.25. UPL and JP infratec were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.18% and 13.83% along with Jain Irrigation and Wockhardt with an increase of 13.52% and 11.73% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Shriram City University and Ambuja Cements with a decrease of 5.24% and 4.23% along with Shriram Transport and LIC Housing Finance with a decrease of 3.46% and 3.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 132.47 points at 13,483.49 while the banking sector is up 53.94 points at 14,964.24 and the realty sector is up 8.46 points at 1,480.63. The Indian currency is up 0.02% at Rs 60.59 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 56.46 points down to stand at 22,631.61. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 21.50 points down to stand at 6,761.25. UPL and JP infratec were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.18% and 13.83% along with Jain Irrigation and Wockhardt with an increase of 13.52% and 11.73% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Shriram City University and Ambuja Cements with a decrease of 5.24% and 4.23% along with Shriram Transport and LIC Housing Finance with a decrease of 3.46% and 3.11% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 132.47 points at 13,483.49 while the banking sector is up 53.94 points at 14,964.24 and the realty sector is up 8.46 points at 1,480.63. The Indian currency is up 0.02% at Rs 60.59 per dollar.last_img read more

Virtusa to buy Polaris in deal worth 350 million Report

first_imgUS-based IT major Virtusa Corporation is reportedly planning to acquire Chennai-based Polaris Consulting and Services Ltd in a deal worth $350 million (Rs 2,310 crore).The Massachusetts-headquartered IT company’s M&A discussion with Polaris is regarded as a step towards cementing its “offerings” and gain access to new clients in banking and financial services, The Times of India reported.”Polaris has the potential to fill gaps in Virtusa’s portfolio and position itself as an end-to-end digital transformation partner,” said Hansa Iyengar, analyst in London-based IT research firm Ovum.Polaris is expected to finalise the acquirer shortly as “negotiations were fairly advanced,” said a source familiar with the development. Fiserv, Genpact, Tech Mahindra are among other “possible suitors”, according to the report.Arun Jain, chairman of Polaris Consulting and Services, holds 29% stake in the company, while Rohatyn Group (formerly Citi Venture Capital International) has 19% stake. Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala also acquired a 4.8% stake in the company.Citigroup is the largest client for Polaris accounting for nearly 35% of its revenue.”Polaris, which counts Citigroup as top client, could find a potential suitor in Virtusa with strong footprint in consumer banking, treasury and capital markets,” said analysts.With JP Morgan Chase, British Telecommunications and AIG Global Services as top clients, Virtusa earned $479 million in revenues last fiscal year and is sitting on a cash pile of $180 million.”Virtusa wants scale and access to a new client base,” Peter Bendor Samuel, CEO of US-based Everest Group said”They have a demonstrated ability to grow services, have a young aggressive talent base and should be able to revitalize a somewhat tired and dispirited business. It’s also good timing for Polaris as valua tions for this are high,” he said.last_img read more

Air India offers new discount scheme to woo passengers

first_imgGovernment-owned carrier Air India on Saturday announced an all-inclusive airfare of Rs. 1,499 to passengers on all domestic routes. The limited-period scheme is valid between May 21 and 25.Passengers can book their tickets for travel between July and September 30, 2016. The AI offer comes close on the heels of similar discounts by other domestic carriers such as SpiceJet and Air Asia India.”Under super sale offer, Flyers can book tickets at attractive fares starting from Rs. 1,499 (all inclusive) on domestic network,” Press Trust of India quoted Air India as saying in a statement.Two quarters i.e. January to March and July to September are typically considered the season that witnesses lack of travel demand from passengers. Last week, budget carrier SpiceJet announced a three-day sale of airfares with domestic base-fare starting from Rs. 511 and international base-fare starting from Rs. 2,111 to mark its 11th anniversary.On the other hand, AirAsia India announced 50 percent discount on return flights for three days (between May 16-18). Passengers could book their tickets for flights between August and November 2016. AirAsia India had said the offer was to make the carrier fly 2.5 million passengers since its India foray in June 2014.Airlines in India witnessed double-digit growth in domestic passenger traffic in April. Air India improved its share to 15.1 percent in April from 14.7 percent in March, while budget carrier SpiceJet saw its share go up marginally to 12.9 percent from 12.8 percent in the preceding month. IndiGo improved its market share to a fourth-month high of 38.7 percent.last_img read more

Hurricane Barbara close to Category 5 intensity storm likely to weaken near

first_imgHurricane BarbaraNHC Eastern Pacific/TwitterA major category 4 storm, Hurricane Barbara, that swept across the Eastern Pacific region has now teetered towards category 5 hurricane. Barbara is likely to weaken on its way to Hawaii from Thursday, July 7.US National Hurricane Centre said the storm sustained winds of 145 mph on Wednesday. The maximum speed reached 155, just 2 mph below falling into Category 5 intensity bracket. Category 5 hurricanes are the most powerful tropical storms on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale.Watch as #HurricaneBarbara develops an eye in this #GOESWest loop from July 2, 2019. While Barbara remains a Cat. 4 hurricane, gradual weakening is expected throughout the day. More imagery: https://t.co/vJU1Ct5MKl pic.twitter.com/yiY6YRWqA5— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) July 3, 2019The storm was initially located 1,925 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, and was moving west-northwest at 10 mph, according to CBS reports.The forecast track shows that while the hurricane remained a major intensity of Category 3 till Wednesday, the intensity will decrease in the future due to the warm temperature of Hawaiian waters. The regional temperature, reported Accuweather, does not allow a tropical storm to sustain in the current weather.Newly formed Hurricane Barbara in the Eastern Pacific Basin is no threat to land, at this time. Barbara is expected to become a major hurricane on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/LOeLNs8tIo— National Weather Service (@NWS) July 2, 2019Accuweather has predicted that Barbara is likely to bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of Hawaii from Monday night to Wednesday of next week.last_img read more

UPDATE New Wildfire Erupts In San Diego County

first_imgJae C. Hong/APFirefighter Dan Whelan is silhouetted against the sun as he battles a wildfire burning near Faria State Beach in Ventura, Calif., on Thursday.The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):10:38 a.m.A new wildfire has ignited in San Diego County, which is already reeling from a wind-driven blaze that has destroyed at least 85 structures.Authorities say the new fire is near the mountain town of Alpine, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of downtown San Diego. The fire remains small, but officials say they are sending numerous resources to fight it.The larger fire 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of San Diego ignited for unknown reasons Thursday during fierce Santa Ana winds, which have since abated.More than 1,000 firefighters are on the ground, aided by seven air tankers and 15 helicopters, including two each from the Marines and Navy.Authorities say 10,000 people were evacuated and 900 are in shelters.___10:10 a.m.Authorities say 85 structures have been destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire that swept through a semi-rural area of northern San Diego County.County Supervisor Dianne Jacob says it’s not clear if all of those structures are homes.The fire erupted Thursday and rapidly expanded to more than 6 square miles (15 sq. kilometers) until fierce Santa Ana winds subsided.Cal Fire says there’s still zero containment, but a fleet of air tankers will be aiding more than 1,000 firefighters on the ground.Data & imagery of the California wildfires from our satellites, people in space and aircraft, not only give us a better view of the activity, but also help 1st responders plan their course of action. Get the details: https://t.co/BN9dmPiXep pic.twitter.com/82MQ3mU521— NASA (@NASA) December 7, 2017___7:48 a.m.At least 65 structures have been destroyed by a wildfire in semi-rural north San Diego County.Cal Fire also says there’s still no containment of the fire early Friday.The blaze exceeded 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) in a matter of hours Thursday and burned dozens of houses as it tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook.Strong winds subsided overnight, but forecasters say they will return later Friday, although they will be less widespread.The fire is on the eastern border of the Marine Corps’ sprawling Camp Pendleton, and military aircraft are expected to help battle the flames.___6:04 a.m.Winds driving an uncontained wildfire in northern San Diego County subsided substantially overnight but forecasters say they will return after sunrise Friday.The fire erupted Thursday and quickly burned dozens of homes as it spread over more than 6 square miles (15.5 sq. kilometers) and pushed west.The National Weather Service says there will be a resurgence of winds after daybreak with gusts up to 60 mph (96 kph) directly below mountain slopes and in passes but will be less widespread than on Thursday.The fire also tore through a horse racing training center, where state authorities now estimate about 25 of the 500 horses stabled there were killed.___12:14 a.m.California’s newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day.The new blaze in San Diego County means a huge swath of Southern California is now in flames. December’s shockingly dry, hot and windy conditions brought on unprecedented fire danger.The San Diego-area fire quickly grew to more than 6 square miles and burned dozens of homes at Rancho Monserate Country Club.Flames engulfed a horse training center, prompting trainers to unlock stables and encourage hundreds of race horses to run for their lives. It’s not clear how many died.The region’s biggest fire, which is 200 miles north, keeps growing and has destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings. Sharelast_img read more

Howard Mourns Passing of Dr LaSalle D Leffall Jr

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterDr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community grieving.“It is with a heavy heart that I write to share that an icon of Howard University and a giant in the field of Medicine, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., has passed away,” said Wayne A.I. Frederick, President of Howard University, in a letter to Howard students, staff and community.Trailblazing surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. died on May 25. (Courtesy Photo)Dr. Leffall was born on May 22, 1930, in Tallahassee, Florida. A gifted student, he graduated high school at 15, and summa cum laude, from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Florida A&M University, in 1948. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and graduated first in his class. After completing his surgical training at Freedmen’s Hospital (Howard University Hospital) in 1957, he went on to complete his surgical oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1957-59).In 1962, Dr. Leffall joined Howard’s faculty as an assistant professor. Only eight years later he became chairman of the Department of Surgery, a position he held for 25 years.Dr. Leffall has held many titles and positions throughout his life. He was the first African American to serve as national president of the American Cancer Society, focusing attention on the increasing incidence and mortality of cancer among Black Americans. He would later create an innovative program to address cancer disparities among ethnic populations.He was also the first African American president of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Chairmen, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Leffall taught more than 6,000 medical students, lectured at more than 200 medical institutions across the country and trained more than 300 surgical residents.His honors are unmatched in the University’s century-and-a-half-long history, Frederick said, including the prestigious honored faculty award during the College of Medicine’s Honors and Oath ceremony more than 30 times. Dr. Leffall leaves a legacy of academic contributions including more than 150 publications, three books, visiting professorships at more than 200 institutions internationally, 14 honorary degrees from universities in America, and honorary fellowships from six international college of surgeons. He was named the Charles R. Drew Professor in 1992, occupying the first endowed chair in the history of Howard’s Department of Surgery.Dr. Frederick said Dr. Leffall made it a point to be available to those who needed him saying, “The great heights reached by Dr. Leffall never kept him from being accessible to students, patients and staff in a manner that was marked by unconditional love and selflessness. He was a good listener, slow to give or take offense and always encouraging others to find the broader lesson in seemingly quotidian situations.”Even after retiring from performing surgery, he remained on the faculty as a lecturer and resource at Howard University. His numerous awards and achievements only begin to highlight his extraordinary contributions to the field of medicine. Dr. Leffall was a true son of Howard and a loyal exemplar of the University’s motto: “Truth and Service.” He leaves behind a legacy of service and benevolence to the University as a long-standing donor who created opportunities for subsequent generations of students through his generosity. “I will continue to live in Dr. Leffall’s honor and his example,” Frederick said in his statement. “He often referenced a quote by French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest, Pierre Chardin, who said, ‘someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.’” In many ways, Dr. Leffall was, is and always will be our ever-burning fire.”Dr. Leffall is survived by his wife Ruth, a son LaSalle Leffall, III, also known as “Donney,” a sister, Dolores C. Leffall, and many family friends, staff and mentees he has touched throughout his lifetime. Formal arrangements will be shared once they are finalized.last_img read more