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APTN National NewsOn Tuesday evening, APTN broadcasted its live Town Hall from Winnipeg.The event was called “Racism: Let’s talk about it!”The event brought together experts and a studio audience to talk, listen and learn about racism.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson takes a closer look at the evening.
APTN National NewsAn occupation of a Manitoba hydro power dam will continue.A high-level meeting with a provincial cabinet minister Friday wasn’t able to bring the protest to an end.APTN’s Tim Fontaine was at that meeting and the occupation.He files this report.
PARIS — Jeanne Augier, the millionaire owner of a luxury French Riviera hotel appreciated by celebrities and royalty, has died. She was 95.The Hotel Negresco in Nice announced in a statement that Augier died on Monday, after taking over the hotel in 1957 and working to “extend its influence throughout France and the world.”Flags hanging above the hotel flew at half-staff Wednesday in an extended mourning period declared by the hotel.The hotel’s art nouveau facade and pink dome dominate the elegant Promenade des Anglais on the Nice shore. It’s known both for its glamorous guests and thousands of works of valuable art and antique furniture collected by Augier.Augier died without heirs, and legal disputes are reportedly underway about what will happen to the hotel.The Associated Press
29 May 2008From solemn wreath-laying ceremonies honouring those who died in service to a peace march, a fun run, concerts and multimedia exhibitions, United Nations offices and missions around the world are today observing the International Day of UN Peacekeepers – 60 years to the day after the first blue helmets were authorized by the Organization. From solemn wreath-laying ceremonies honouring those who died in service to a peace march, a fun run, concerts and multimedia exhibitions, United Nations offices and missions around the world are today observing the International Day of UN Peacekeepers – 60 years to the day after the first blue helmets were authorized by the Organization.Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno led a wreath-laying ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York this morning, noting that 90 peacekeepers died last year, taking the total number of personnel who have died since the first operation was established in 1948 to over 2,400.“Serving far from home in challenging and dangerous environments, these men and women represent the best the international community has to offer; we pay tribute to their sacrifice and dedication in pursuit of the noble goals of the United Nations,” he said.“But even as we mourn those we have lost, we pay tribute to the professionalism, dedication and courage of those who continue the work of their departed comrades whom we honour here today.”More than 110,000 military, police and civilian personnel currently serve in 20 UN peace operations around the world, and the UN peacekeeping budget stands at $6.5 billion, an all-time high.Mr. Guéhenno stressed that the demands on UN peacekeeping are so high in the modern era that the world body cannot meet them alone.“We must build strong partnerships to ensure that we can move from providing initial security to rebuilding shattered societies.”The UN’s peacekeeping chief also participated with Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyotaka Akasaka in the opening of a multimedia exhibition on the anniversary at UN Headquarters in New York.The Department of Public Information (DPI) has arranged for the exhibition to be staged concurrently in cities around the world, including Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Islamabad, Mexico City and Rabat.Wreath-laying ceremonies for fallen peacekeepers also took place in many other countries with a UN presence, including Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia and Thailand.In Timor-Leste, a peace march wound its way through the capital, Dili, while film screenings, concerts, sporting events and commemoration ceremonies were held across the country.About 400 peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) took part in a three-kilometre race, while soccer games, a high school quiz contest and a university lecture were also conducted to mark the occasion.UN blue helmets serving in the two separate missions in Sudan held free medical and veterinary clinics to benefit locals, while a one-minute period of silence was observed as part of a formal ceremony in the capital, Khartoum.In Bangkok, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a commemoration to mark the Day, including a formal panel discussion and the screening of a documentary about peacekeeping.The Day is the exact anniversary of the date in 1948 when the Security Council established the first UN peacekeeping operation, the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), to monitor an armistice between Israel and its neighbours.
12 August 2010Last month’s deadly twin bombings which struck the Ugandan capital, allegedly carried out by a Somali-based militant group, underscore how the effects of the long-running conflict in Somalia are spreading beyond its borders, the top United Nations envoy to the troubled Horn of African nation said today. The group known as Al-Shabaab reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks in Kampala, which killed claimed more than 70 lives among Ugandans and people of other nationalities as they were watching the final match of the soccer World Cup.Expressing his condolences for the families of the victims and to all Ugandans, Augustine P. Mahiga, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, wrote in a letter to the Somali diaspora that the July attacks “further [confirm] the regional and international ramifications of the conflict.”The country, he said, is already high on the agendas of organizations, such as the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which have issued decisions recently calling for decisive action in tackling the crisis in Somalia.“The Kampala tragedy has heightened international attention and concern,” Mr. Mahiga pointed out.The Special Representative, who recently replaced Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah in the post, said that his key priorities for Somalia are “reconciliation which rests on dialogue, political inclusiveness, public security, humanitarian action and reconstruction,” all priorities which he believes are mutually reinforcing.The past month has witnessed strides made towards drawing up a constitution, one of the key tasks of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), he said in his first letter to the diaspora in his new role.The consultation process to draft the document is officially set to start soon, allowing Somalis both inside and outside the country to make comments on the text.“This will be a unique opportunity for Somalis to shape their destiny,” the official wrote.While the security situation in Somalia generates much concern, he stressed the importance of building public institutions and facilitating the delivery of basic services.“There can be no doubt that areas such as education, health, water and sanitation remain critical to the Somali people in their daily well-being,” he emphasized, highlighting the role that the diaspora can play in improving the situation in these areas.“In partnership with all those who support the peace process, you in the diaspora can ensure that the existing prospects for peace are harnessed into tangible outcomes – better security and improved conditions for the long-suffering Somali people,” Mr. Mahiga said in his letter.Earlier this week, the Special Representative voiced hope that the increased representation of the UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS) will help to further the peace process in the country.The office, which is headed by Mr. Mahiga, has been based in Nairobi due to security concerns.Within the next few months, UNPOS will have increased numbers of both international and national staff in Garowe and Hargeisa in the self-declared autonomous regions of Puntland and Somaliland, respectively, to join national staff already on the ground, he said.
Calling on the two self-declared autonomous regions “to exercise utmost restraint and to refrain from the use of force,” Mr. Annan, in a statement read by his spokesman, urged them to seek a solution through political dialogue and reminded them to protect their civilian populations.Tensions between “Puntland” (Northeast Somalia) and “Somaliland” (Northwest Somalia), have been growing in recent weeks, with both claiming the same territory.The Secretary-General called on “all Somali parties to reach agreement on national reconciliation that would put an end to all the fighting and bloodshed in the country.”Somali officials have been involved in peace talks in Kenya for over a year.Conflict and the collapse of many institutions over the last decade have compounded the shortage of basic services all over Somalia, the World Bank and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) say in a new report based on a nationwide household survey.The new Socio-Economic Survey of Somalia – the first such report in over two decades – shows the difficulties people face without a central government, the joint report says.The survey estimates that 43 per cent of Somalis live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than a dollar a day, and finds that nearly half the workforce is unemployed.The World Food Programme (WFP) said late last month that it had delivered 732 tons of mixed food commodities to 39 drought-stricken villages in “Somaliland” – 15 of them through the “Puntland” port of Bossaso. It was enough food to last the people about a month, it said.
The appointments, detailed in a document released today at UN Headquarters in New York, come in response to a resolution adopted in January by the Security Council.By that measure, the Council established a New York-based Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team to work at the direction of the existing UN committee dealing with sanctions against Al-Qaida and the Taliban. The new team, operating for the next 18 months, will periodically report to the Council on the implementation of the sanctions regime.The resolution, which also tightened the sanctions on those groups, spelled out the kind of expertise required, calling for individuals with knowledge related to Al-Qaida and/or the Taliban in such areas as counter-terrorism legislation, terrorism financing, international financial transactions, alternative remittance systems, charities, the use of couriers, border enforcement, arms embargoes and drug trafficking.Mr. Annan selected Richard Barrett of the United Kingdom, Stanislav Frolov of the Russian Federation, Wilson C. Kalumba of Zambia, Franck Kasbarian of France, Christine Lee of Singapore, Ashraf Mohsen of Egypt, Gary J. Peters of the United States and Lynne Walker of Australia.The sanctions were originally adopted, and later tightened, in response to the indictment of Usama bin Laden for the 1998 terrorist bombings of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam.States are required to freeze financial assets, including property as well as funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that they are not used by the group. Countries are also obliged to freeze funds, property and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization, and to prevent their entry or transit through the State’s territory. In addition, nations must prevent the supply, sale and transfer of all arms and materiel – along with any form of military training – to the named individuals and entities.
← Previous Story Women’s EHF Final4 draw – Gyor VS CSM Bucharest, Rostov against Vardar Next Story → VIDEO: Rocasa Gran Canaria at EHF Challenge Cup Final after fantastic 9-meter goal Joan CanellasPick Szeged Joan Canellas will be a new member of Hungarian PICK Szeged from the next summer, according Handball-Planet.com sources. The 32-years old left back-playmaker of Macedonian RK Vardar Skopje will change T-shirt at the end of current season and join Juan Carlos Pastor’s squad – vicechampions of Hungary.Canellas had a big part in Vardar’s major success, winning the Men’s EHF Champions League 2017 in Cologne.He came to Vardar in summer 2016 from THW Kiel. Before, Canellas played at HSV Handball, BM Atletico Madrid, BM Ciudad Real, BM Granollers, FC Barcelona…
NEW MUNSTER HEAD coach Anthony Foley has today confirmed his backroom team for the coming season.The post-Rob Penney era will see Ian Costello promoted to assistant coach and he will be joined in the supporting role by Cork Con coach Brian Walsh. Jerry Flannery comes on board as scrum coach.Costello will continue to be responsible for skills in kicking at the province while Walsh’s remit is attack and backs.That broad power base is designed to leave Foley himself free to keep a hands-on role in coaching the forward pack and breakdown with Mick O’Driscoll (appointed technical advisor in April) in support.“We have a unique situation here, in not only appointing all Irish coaches,” CEO Garret Fitzgerald said in today’s press release from the southern province, “we are extremely proud to appoint coaches that have learned their trade within the province.“It is a reflection of the level of coaches on offer in Irish Rugby. With Anthony at the helm we look forward to seeing this group work together in achieving success for Munster Rugby.”The coaching ticket will commence their two-year contract on July 1.In pictures: The Six Nations champions are back in trainingLeinster confirm signing of Wallaby lock Kane Douglas
PR GURU MAX Clifford has pleaded not guilty to 11 charge of indecent at a London court this morning, reports BBC News.The 70-year-old from Hersham in Surrey appeared briefly at Westminster Magistrates’ Court. He has been bailed until the next hearing on 12 June.The incidents allegedly took place between 1966 and 1985 against seven female complainants, the youngest of whom was 14.Clifford was initially arrested on 6 December 2012 over allegations of sexual offences as part of the investigation which began into BBC presenter Jimmy Savile.Clifford has strenuously denied all allegations, stating they are “completely false”.“I have never indecently assaulted anyone in my life and this will become clear during the course of proceedings,” he said last month.Coronation Street actor Bill Roache to be charged with two counts of rapeUpdate: Max Clifford charged with 11 counts of indecent assaultMax Clifford: allegations are ‘damaging and totally untrue’
Dell rachète SonicWall, spécialisé dans la sécuritéLa firme Dell vient d’annoncer avoir enclenché le rachat de SonicWall, spécialisé dans la sécurisation des infrastructures réseau. Dell a, avant tout, cherché à faire sienne les activités de SonicWall. Cette dernière, dont le coeur de métier est la protection du réseau et les pare-feu, devrait donc rejoindre sous peu le géant américain.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Selon la firme, cela devrait lui permettre de “constituer un ensemble de solutions afin de répondre aux besoins de ses clients tout en garantissant un retour sur investissement rapide”, rapporte le site Clubic.John Swainson, président des activités logicielles chez Dell affirme que l’entreprise “est en train de bâtir un portefeuille stratégique de programmes informatiques pour répondre aux besoins de nos clients dans l’activité très rentable et en forte croissance des solution de sécurité. Ainsi, SonicWall offre à Dell un accès à des propriétés intellectuelles uniques et des technologies qui nous mettent en bonne position” explique Usine Nouvelle.En effet, l’intégration devrait être rapide et bénéfique pour Dell, car SonicWall est loin d’être une débutante. Fondée en 1991, cette dernière est implantée dans 23 pays, possède plus de 300.000 clients dans une cinquantaine de pays et revendique plus de 130 brevets. Son PDG, Matt Medeiros affirme: “Notre société est reconnue comme fournissant des solutions innovantes à destination des petites et moyennes entreprises via nos UTM. La compétence de Dell en la matière nous offre ainsi l’opportunité d’étendre notre clientèle de base”, relaye Clubic. La transaction, dont le montant reste encore inconnue, a été validée par les deux conseils d’administration et devraient prendre effet d’ici la fin du second trimestre 2013, précise le site Branchez-vous. Le 14 mars 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambert
What is it that makes Grumpy Cat so grumpy? These days it’s because she has to go to court because some company misappropriated her image to sell coffee.Four years ago, the Grumpy Cat meme took the Internet by storm. We couldn’t get enough of Tardar Sauce and her signature frown, and marketing departments took notice. That kicked off the second wave of Grumpy Cat as officially-licensed merchandise flooded store shelves.One of those products was Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino, which was bottled and sold by Grenade Beverage. Well, technically it was sold by Grumpy Beverage, LLC — a corporation specifically set up to market a line of iced coffee drinks with the feline sourpuss on its packaging… because, let’s face it, people will buy anything, especially if there’s a picture of something they recognize on it.Grumpy Cat and coffee go together like… well, any random product and an equally random famous thing.The cat claws didn’t come out until bags of Grumpy Cat roasted coffee went on sale. Grumpy Cat’s owners cried foul (or “unauthorized use,” anyway) and slapped Grenade Beverage with a lawsuit. They want Grenade punished for overstepping their bounds to the tune of $600,000 — $150,000 each for four transgressions. That’s the maximum they can seek, because Grumpy Cat Limited doesn’t mess around. You can’t when your CEO has a perma-scowl, really.Grenade has fired back, claiming that they forked over an advance payment of $150,000 without ever receiving “any continuing support” from Grumpy Cat Limited. They’ll be heading back to court next month to straighten things out, and only one thing is certain: Grumpy Cat won’t be pleased with the outcome no matter which side wins.
Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 21 Sept 2015 – The Turks and Caicos is among the nations showcased at the 2015 World Routes Summit being held in Durban, South Africa. The event, which is in its 21st year is for the first time in Durban for the conclave. Organizers are saying the focus on international trade makes the host country fitting. The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority, the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and the TCI Tourist Board are all represented at the event, which is an airport and airline networking conference. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Related Items:durban, south africa, tci tourist board, Tciaa, turks and caicos airport authority, turks and caicos hotel and tourism association
Sasha Foo Posted: September 12, 2018 Sasha Foo, 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) — The California law that legalized recreational marijuana requires all cannabis product to be tested before sale.In the first results released since the testing mandate took effect on July 1, the data from state regulators revealed that nearly 20% of the products that were tested failed to make the grade.The State Bureau of Cannabis Control reports for the first two months of mandatory testing, 10,695 samples were tested and just over 1,900 samples failed, resulting in a failure rate of 18%.PharmaLabs in the Midway District is one of a handful of licensed, accredited cannabis labs in the San Diego area, which is testing product from manufacturers and distributors.Melissa Nutter, the lab director for PharmaLabs said the 18% test failure is not surprising to her. Nutter said testing methodologies are not standard, so if a manufacturer does research and development of a product at one lab and then goes to anther lab to test for legal compliance, the results may differ.At least two-thirds of the failed product had faulty claims on the product label. Impurities and contaminants were less of a problem. The data showed 403 samples had higher than acceptable pesticide levels, comprising about 21% of the rejected samples.One industry group is pushing for changes that would allow companies to challenge the results of a lab test. Another trade association representing growers said the 10% margin on THC levels is too narrow.Even though the testing may be imperfect, many in the industry said a rigorous testing system is better for cannabis companies and the consumers they serve. 18% of cannabis products fail state test standards September 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Global sustainability requirements to meet world demand; weed management and herbicide resistance issues; new precision ag technologies in production and many other issues are all having an impact on the profitability of soybean producers. ASA has created the Soybean Marketing and Production College to educate soybean producers on how to capitalize on these growing trends and new technologies to maximize on-farm profitability.Registration is open now through July 9. Find out more and register here.
ReutersIn what has been claimed to be India’s biggest financial scam, non-profit news organisation Cobrapost accused Dewan Housing Finance Corporation’s (DHFL) promoters of siphoning off Rs 31,000 crore from the public.The news portal made the allegation based on a sting operation headed by Aniruddha Bahal. Cobrapost made the claims at a press conference held in New Delhi on Tuesday, January 29. Bahal, lawyer Prashanth Bhushan, BJP leader Yashwanth Sinha, former Aam Aadmi Party member Neil Terrence and journalists Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Prem Shankar Jha were at the press conference.How was the scam pulled off? CobrapostAccording to the report by the Cobrapost, the scam was carried out by getting loans sanctioned and then sending money to shell companies related to DHFL’s stakeholders – Kapil, Aruna and Dheeraj Wadhawan.The Wadhawans then rerouted the money to the companies directly under their control and the money was used to buy shares or equity in India, United Kingdom, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. This was easy for the Wadhawans as they headed the finance division of DHFL and hence signed off on the loans.The shell companies created had a nominal capital of Rs 1 lakh. Most of the companies also have the same addresses and auditors.Cobrapost alleged that over Rs 21,477 crore of DHFL’s funds were transferred to the shell companies without informing the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Most of the money was transferred on the pretext of loans financing slum development projects. The loans were transferred in a single installment.The Cobrapost article also states that the Wadhawans used some of the money to buy a Sri Lankan Premiere League cricket team. The money trail has disappeared into the dozens of shell companies they were pumped into and subsequently into companies associated with the Wadhawans.What was the BJP’s role in this?Cobrapost said that companies under DHFL reported its donations to the Bharatiya Janata Party. It allegedly received donations worth Rs 20 crore.The report further states that the party received Rs 19.5 crore between the financial years 2014-15 and 2016-17 from companies related to the Wadhawans – RKW Developers, Skill Realtors Pvt. Ltd and Darshan Developers Pvt limited.RKW Developers did not show any donations between 2014-15, the portal said.
00:00 /01:21 Listen Amy BishopTAMI’s Afsheen Nomai prepares 8 mm film to be digitized.Jeff Seinsheimer says it’s been at least 40 years since he’s seen the 8 mm film footage flickering in front of him. It’s a family movie of his 2nd birthday party.“This looks like my grandmother’s backyard maybe, from the brick color,” he says with a slightly wistful expression.The film is in the process of being digitized, then it’ll be catalogued and archived in a statewide online database. It’s a public history project led by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. “People don’t always realize that their home movies are our history,” says TAMI’s Managing Director Madeline Moya. “You get to see how people celebrate Christmas and Easter, how local communities celebrated their heritage and their history.”She’s in Galveston for the weekend to collect film from the public. They call it the Texas Film Roundup and they’ve received more than 700 items since Thursday. Additionally, everyone who donates also receives their own digital copies. “Our very first person that came in this morning has a film of President Eisenhower visiting Houston. We’ve got a lot of beach vacations,” Moya says.They’re also accepting old television advertisements, industrial and educational films, which are often used for educational and research purposes. In the past, they’ve partnered with places like the University of Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for projects.The film roundup is at the Rosenberg Library through Sunday. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
(Phys.org)—Technologists generally agree that power amplifiers have proven to be inefficient pieces of hardware. Turning electricity into radio signals, they eat into the battery life of smartphones and they waste power. One may find that a cellular phone cannot stream live video without running down the battery in minutes. Now a team of engineers have come up with an alternative amplifier technology that can extend smartphone battery life. Eta Devices, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts with an office in Stockholm, and cofounded by two MIT electrical engineering professors, Joel Dawson and David Perreault, offers a new amplifier design. The result is described in Technology Review as a “blazingly fast electronic gearbox.” The engineers call their approach “asymmetric multilevel outphasing (AMO).” It is able to “intelligently” select, among voltages that can be sent across the transistor, the one that minimizes power consumption. Toshiba develops the circuit technique for power efficiency improvement in CMOS power amplifier for mobile phones © 2012 Phys.org Explore further In 2009, Dawson and Perreault, along with SungWon Chung, Philip Godoy, Taylor Barton, and Everest Huang, wrote a paper to describe AMO, calling it a new outphasing transmitter architecture in which “the supply voltage for each power amplifier can switch among multiple levels.” They said the AMO modulation technique was found to increase overall efficiency over a much wider output power range than the standard LINC system while maintaining high linearity. “This architecture results in significant efficiency improvement over previous methods.”Dawson, quoted in Technology Review, said that today’s power amplifiers used in both phones and cellular base stations are inefficient, “pulling a lot of energy just to keep the thing on.” The more data needed to send, the worse it gets. “With high data rate communication, you wind up needing far more standby power than signal power. This is why the phone is warm,” he said. Smartphone battery life, however, is not first in line for Eta Devices, which has been working on their concept, reaching various “milestones” along the way of their R&D. The company will attempt to prove itself next year in applications for Long Term Evolution (LTE) base stations. They hope to reduce base station energy usage by impressive amounts. In large base stations, the power amplifier takes as much as 67 percent of the power, with another 11 percent for air-conditioning. The new amplifier would reduce overall power consumption by half, according to Eta Devices CEO, Mattias Astrom. The company will launch its product in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Next will come a chip-scale version of the technology, which is still in development, to increase the battery life of smartphones. They hope for a smartphone chip that can lead to a single-power amplifier to handle the different modes and frequencies used by global standards, including CDMA, GSM, and 4G/LTE. Eta Devices has funding from Ray Stata, cofounder of Analog Devices and Stata Venture Partners. Asymmetric multilevel outphasing (AMO) architecture. Credit: SungWon Chung et al. Citation: Ex-MIT company rethinks power-feasting amplifiers (2012, November 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-ex-mit-company-rethinks-power-feasting-amplifiers.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: This is a sight which one can behold only in the City of Joy. When the fire-fighters were giving their best to douse the devastating fire at Bagree Market, a group of locals came forward to support them by distributing water, food and tea.It was from almost 3 am on Sunday that the fire-fighters were battling hard to control the fire. They worked under an extremely difficult situation with heavy smoke billowing out of the windows of the building. Additional policemen were also deployed at the spot to ensure that the fire-fighters could work without facing any difficulty. Personnel of the Disaster Management Group were also there to restore normalcy at the earliest. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeApart from the men in uniform, another set of people were found working relentlessly, distributing food and water among those who were battling the blaze. The firefighting continued for more than 19 hours and the group of people had been working since morning. In a bid to ensure that the rescuers get food, around 500 packets containing pulao were distributed. Again, in the evening, tea was distributed and another 1,000 food packets were distributed after sundown. It may be mentioned that whenever there is any such situation, a good number of people from the city come together to carry out such works. The same thing was witnessed when the Vivekananda Flyover collapsed and the rescue work continued for three to four days. Food and water were distributed so that people working at the spot could get some food as and when required. Some locals from Ekbalpore came to the site where the Majerhat bridge caved-in on September 4 and they were found distributing cakes, biscuits and water among the rescuers.
Categories: Allor News,News 07Sep Rep. Allor joined by guest for House Sept. 11 Memorial Service PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, today was joined by Alpena Deputy Fire Chief Bob Adrian for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year.