Usain Bolt Escapes Injury in Minor Jamaican Car crash

Source: TMZ Kingston, Jamaica – Champion sprinter Usain Bolt — who has three Olympic gold medals to his name — was in a car crash early Sunday morning in  Jamaica, but escaped uninjured.A rep for Bolt says the crash took place in Kingston, Jamaica at 5:15 AM. Bolt was returning home from a Saturday night shin-dig with friends when the “fender bender” occurred.The rep said there were no injuries and Bolt is “fine and resting at home.” His teammate, Asafa Powell, was also on scene at the time of the crash, but was traveling in a different car.  Usain Bolt also crashed in 2009, driving barefoot, and lost a month of training after needing minor surgery to remove thorns embedded in his left foot.Bolt won three gold medals for Jamaica at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. He will go for gold again in London this summer. read more

San Diego County considers using vacant county building as migrant shelter

first_img January 28, 2019 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 (KUSI) – San Diego County Supervisors will consider a proposal on Tuesday to use an empty public building in Downtown San Diego as a shelter for migrant families.A coalition of non-profit groups, led by Jewish Family Service, asked the supervisors for help after learning it must leave the building where it is operating a shelter on February 15.The temporary shelter in the South Bay began operating last November after a change in federal policy for immigrant families who were allowed to enter the United States to begin the asylum process.The federal government used to assist the asylum seekers in finding transportation to family members and sponsors in other parts of the nation. However, the Department of Homeland Security terminated that practice in late October, and began to leave hundreds of families in Downtown San Diego without food, shelter or money for transportation.Since that time, a coalition of non-profit groups, called the San Diego Rapid Response Network, have operated a temporary shelter where families typically stay for one to three days. Those families receive health screenings and caseworkers assist with travel arrangements to reunite the migrant families with relatives.According to Kate Clark of Jewish Family Services,”We immediately allow the families to get into contact with their families across the United States to ensure their safety and then basically transport and travel them to their final destination.”In a meeting of the County Supervisors earlier this month, the Network asked the board to find unused county properties that could be used for a temporary shelter. Supervisors Nathan Fletcher and Greg Cox are proposing the now shuttered family courthouse at 6th and Cedar as a location for the new migrant shelter. “This location is scheduled to be demolished and turned into affordable housing. But we have flexibility in that construction is several years off,” Fletcher said.The non-profit groups will cover all the costs of running the shelter. The county will provide health screenings for the shelter occupants, but no other public money will be involved. Those who oppose the proposal said the county should be directing its resources to helping others, such as the men and women who are currently unsheltered and living on the street.However, Fletcher said doing nothing to help the migrant families may only add to the numbers of homeless people in San Diego.The proposal being considered at Tuesday’s meeting would give the shelter operators permission to use the vacant courthouse until December 31. Posted: January 28, 2019 Sasha Foo, San Diego County considers using vacant county building as migrant sheltercenter_img Updated: 7:18 PM Sasha Foo Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

OBITUARY Hazel Vera Bragg Malcolm 92

first_imgROCKLAND, ME — Hazel Vera (Bragg) Malcolm, 92, died Monday, May 7, 2018, peacefully with the care of the excellent, compassionate staff at Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport.Hazel was born in Dedham Jan. 24, 1926, to Ansel Jason Bragg and Abbie J. Allie. Her father, Ansel, died before she was born and her stepfather, Harvey B. Gray, was a true father to her. Hazel was born into a large family of 13 brothers and sisters. Her closest siblings were Charlie Bragg, Lillian Bragg Houston and her younger brother, Raymond Gray.Hazel was educated in Dedham and Brewer.Hazel met her first husband, Arthur Levi Collins, in the 1940s. They enjoyed a wonderful, adventurous life together, traveling across the United States, selling books and encyclopedias for Colliers. Hazel and Arthur settled in Reading, Mass., on the Collins homestead and raised their son, Charles William Collins II, whom they proudly adopted in Rockland in 1956 from Knox General Hospital.Hazel was a member of the Women’s Bowling League, and a Cub Scout leader in Reading, Mass. She was very proud of her membership in the Priscilla Chapter No. 52 Order of the Eastern Star in Reading, in which she held the position of Worthy Matron.She married her second husband, David Malcolm, who was also a member of the Reading Masons and a funeral director in Reading.She retired from Compugraphic in Wilmington, Mass., and moved to Rockland, where she continued to work part-time for The Courier-Gazette and as a personal care assistant well into her 70s.She was predeceased by her husband, David Malcolm, of Reading, Mass., her father, mother and stepfather, as well as all of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Charles W. Collins II, and wife Dianne Weeks of Rockport,; step-grandchildren Eric Prosser and wife Cynthia of Freedom, Ellen Prosser Trudel and husband Brian of Wyndham, N.H.; step-great-grandson Colby Prosser of Oakland; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear and loyal friends, Gloria Young and Julie Kinney of Rockland, Lori Cousens of South Thomaston, Rita and Ron Webster of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Mona Plourde of Louden, N.H.We also would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff at The Homestead in Owls Head for providing a happy and loving home, as well as Maine HealthCare At Home personal care attendant Cindy Joy and Lisa Duda, RN, from Rockland District Nursing.Family and friends are invited to a gathering of love and remembrance from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.,Saturday, June 9, at 104 Limerock, Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home’s reception facility.In lieu of flowers, donations in Hazel’s name may be made to Rockland District Nursing, P.O. Box 1713, Rockland, ME 04841 or MCH Meals-on-Wheels, 46 Summer St., Rockland, ME 04841.To share a memory or condolence with Hazel’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.Hazel V. MalcolmLike 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 [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of May 6, 2018)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Patricia (Patti) Ann Griffin, 66In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Thomas M. “Tom” Haas, 62In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal 2019 Indian Wells Masters semifinal TV listings

first_imgJulian Finney/Getty ImagesTennis legend Roger Federer will take on former world number one Rafael Nadal in the semi final of the 2019 Indian Wells Masters on Saturday, 16 March [Sunday, 17 March in India].What time is the matchThe tennis match, which is the semi final clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal starts approximately at 12:50am IST [on Sunday]. The match between the two tennis legend is scheduled after the first semi final between Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic. The first semi final starts at 11:30pm IST [Saturday], which is at 11am local time.How to live stream onlineATP’s official website provides live stream of the match. Son Liv will provide users to follow the match using laptop and desktop. Son Liv app will also provide the coverage of the match.TV ListingsIndia – Sony NetworkSri Lanka – Sony NetworkPakistan – Sony NetworkMaldives – Sony NetworkNepal – Sony NetworkBangladesh – Sony NetworkBhutan – Sony NetworkAfghanistan – Sony NetworkSingapore – Star HubHong Kong – PCCWMiddle East – beIN SportsIsrael – Sport1USA – ESPNCanada – TSNBrazil – GlobosatUSA – Tennis ChannelAustralia – ESPN GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty ImagesPreviewRoger Federer made it to the last four of the Indian Wells Masters of this year by defeating Hubert Hurkacz of Poland comfortably in the quarter final. The Swiss tennis legend was successful in having a straight set win. The final score line of the match between Roger Federer and Hubert Hurkacz was 6-4, 6-4 in the former world number one’s favour.Roger Federer’s opponent for the next match is Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has defeated Karen Khachanov to make it to the semi final of the 2019 Indian Wells Masters. Rafael Nadal was struggled with knee injury and he had to take time away for medical reasons. Despite the discomfort, Rafael Nadal defeated Karen Khachanov in straight sets. Both the sets were won on tie breakers. The final score line was 7-6, 7-6 in Rafael Nadal’s favour.Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer for the first time in two years in the semi final of the 2019 Indian Wells Masters.last_img read more

Trump takes swipes at Canada again after Singapore arrival

first_imgUS president Donald Trump leaves the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, on Saturday, 9 June 2018, with White House chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and national security adviser John Bolton. Photo: APUS president Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore, contending that “Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal.”Trump roiled the weekend Group of Seven meeting in Canada by agreeing to a group statement on trade only to withdraw from it while flying to Asia. He complained that he had been blindsided by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s criticism of his tariff threats at a summit-ending news conference. In tweets, Trump insulted Trudeau as “dishonest” and “weak.”The attack on a long-time ally and its leader drew sharp criticism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who also attended the summit, told German public television that she found Trump’s tweet disavowing the G-7 statement “sobering” and “a little depressing.” She also said the European Union would “act” against the US trade measures.Unbowed, Trump tweeted anew Monday morning from Singapore, repeating his criticism of U.S. trade policies with Canada – he also took aim at Germany – in a multi-tweet rant that went beyond 200 words all told. At one point he wrote, “Justin acts hurt when called out!””Why should I, as President of the United States, allow countries to continue to make Massive Trade Surpluses, as they have for decades, while our Farmers, Workers & Taxpayers have such a big and unfair price to pay?” he tweeted.Trump advisers had taken up the attack in appearances on Sunday’s news shows, levelling more withering and unprecedented criticism against Trudeau, branding him a back-stabber unworthy of Trump’s time.”There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door,” Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro said on “Fox News Sunday.”Navarro said Trump “did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit. He had other things, bigger things, on his plate in Singapore. … He did him a favor and he was even willing to sign that socialist communique. And what did Trudeau do as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace? Trudeau stuck our president in the back. That will not stand.”Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, suggested Trump saw Trudeau as trying to weaken his hand before the summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, saying the president won’t “let a Canadian prime minister push him around. … Kim must not see American weakness.” Trudeau pulled a “sophomoric political stunt for domestic consumption” that amounted to “a betrayal,” said Kudlow, who appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.”In response to the initial tweets critical of her country and prime minister, Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, said her nation “does not conduct its diplomacy through ad hominem attacks.”Trudeau, who had said at the news conference that Canada would retaliate for new US tariffs, didn’t respond to questions about Trump when the prime minister arrived at a Quebec City hotel Sunday for meetings with other world leaders. Freeland later told reporters that “we don’t think that’s a useful or productive way to do business.”A Trudeau spokesman, Cameron Ahmad, said Saturday night that Trudeau “said nothing he hasn’t said before – both in public and in private conversations” with Trump.And Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau, jabbed at Trump on Twitter: “Big tough guy once he’s back on his airplane. Can’t do it in person. … He’s a pathetic little man-child.”Trudeau said he had reiterated to Trump, who left the G-7 meeting before it ended, that tariffs would harm industries and workers on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. Trudeau told reporters that imposing retaliatory measures “is not something I relish doing” but that he wouldn’t hesitate to do so because “I will always protect Canadian workers and Canadian interests.”The Americans’ criticism of Trudeau left a former Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, stumped. “I don’t understand the obsession with trade relations with Canada,” he said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” given that Canada is the biggest single buyer of American goods and services in the world. From promoting democracy and to fighting terrorism, “we’re on the same page. We’re the closest partners in the world and you don’t want to see a dispute over one particular issue poison everything.”Trudeau had said Canadians “are polite, we’re reasonable, but also we will not be pushed around.” He described all seven leaders coming together to sign the joint declaration despite having “some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically on American tariffs.”In the air by then, Trump tweeted: “Based on Justin’s false statements at his news conference, and the fact that Canada is charging massive Tariffs to our U.S. farmers, workers and companies, I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the U.S. Market!”He followed up by tweeting: “PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”last_img read more

SSKM gets Health dept green signal to perform lung transplants

first_imgKolkata: SSKM Hospital is all set to conduct lung transplants as it has already received a clearance from the Health department in this regard.SSKM Hospital is the first government-run hospital in the state to get the permission. According to sources in the Health department, “Bengal has so far witnessed heart transplants in a government hospital but the idea of lung transplants is not only new in the city but in the entire Eastern region as well.” Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIt may be mentioned that the hospital had got a clearance for heart transplants a few months ago. The Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) was the first state-run hospital in the state to obtain clearance to perform heart transplants and has already performed heart transplant on two patients. But SSKM is the first hospital to have adequate infrastructure to conduct both heart and lung transplants. The hospital had applied for clearance in August 2018. It had submitted a detailed project report to the Swasthya Bhawan. Following this, the Health department carried out a survey in this regard, considering various aspects and was convinced after assessing the infrastructure. As a part of infrastructure revamp, a heart failure clinic has also been introduced at the Cardiology department of the hospital last year. The doctors of the Cardiology department would examine and treat heart failure patients at the clinic.last_img read more

Exploring benefits of black water

first_imgWe are about to enter the month of September, but the mercury is still soaring high. In this weather, the best way to survive the scorching heat is to keep yourself hydrated. Speaking for myself, in stead of gulping sodas and other sweet beverages, I have always been reaching for bottled water. However, the ever-expanding market, offering a variety in the packaged water often confuses me. Aren’t all the same – crystal clear, odourless, sparkling fluids that quenches your thirst better than any other drinks? Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Obviously yes!” – This is what everybody of you might be thinking right now except the ones who have tasted or at least heard of ‘Black Water’.Introduced by ‘BLK’, it is a premium alkaline water infused with pH of 8+ at the source.But how is it better than my tap water?”This water detoxifies your body by removing all toxins 20times better than the normal water. It’s ultra-hydrating since it gets absorbed at a higher rate than the regular water due to its addition of electrolytes and minerals. Also, it is rich in dissolved oxygen, which is considered to be the fuel for metabolism,” says Tapasya Mundhra, Nutritionist. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIrrespective of the uncountable health benefits, I had inhibitions about trying this product initially. It’s black water – won’t it taste and smell like sludge or rotten eggs? But on the contrary, it tasted very much like good, old-fashioned water. (With various additional benefits).Revealing other benefits of alkaline water, experts say that when the body environment becomes acidic, the body is forced into drawing balancing elements from the body itself. By balancing the acidity of the body, alkaline water helps restore bone health, fatigue and aid in osteoporosis. Also, it is a great cure for the hangover as it ensures the restoration of natural body balance quickly after consuming alcohol. Talking about the idea behind bringing this product in the Indian market, Dikshit Jhanb, Director of IRIIS says, “In the last decade or so a number of international beverage brands have entered the Indian market making this sector segmented. I saw a great potential in the non- alcoholic beverage segment, especially in the packaged drinking water sector. The main reason for me to invest and bring international beverage brands to the Indian market was that there is an increased awareness in the country in general about health, wellness and at large about getting fit and leading healthier lifestyles.”He also informs about the positive response this product is receiving which is especially coming from the segment that understands the benefits of drinking alkaline water.Considering the phenomenal feedback from the fitness and wellness industry, Tapasya Mundhara recommends this black water but at the same time feels that alkaline water is not a necessity for the human body. “I think it is not a necessity for humans — if you are taking a proper healthy diet, eating sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables, managing sleep and stress well, you don’t really need any additional supplements,” she informs.last_img read more