11 days agoLeicester goalkeeper Schmeichel proud to reach 50 caps with Denmark

first_imgLeicester goalkeeper Schmeichel proud to reach 50 caps with Denmarkby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is proud to have reached 50 caps with Denmark.Schmeichel produced a stunning performance on Saturday night to record a clean sheet on his 50th outing for his country, an appearance that saw him match Andy King as City’s most-capped player.The 32-year-old stopper made four high-class saves to keep Switzerland at bay, Yussuf Poulsen’s goal in the final 10 minutes sealing a 1-0 victory that boosts Denmark’s chances of reaching the Euro 2020 finals. “I don’t know if it was my best international match – but at least it was important,” Schmeichel said after the win.“It was a fantastic and really, really important victory. It wasn’t our best international match, but we fought and fought all the way through, and it’s incredibly important.“It was a big motivating factor that I was not involved in the national team earlier in my career, but I am grateful to be part of it now and it makes me proud to play 50 games for my country. Now I just hope for 50 more.“If I don’t last five years, then I will be disappointed.“You can’t plan for football. Anything can happen. You can get hurt tomorrow and not have the opportunity to come back, so you have to be grateful every time you are teamed up with the national team.“Every match I get to play in front of such a crowd, I am incredibly grateful for, because it happens so rarely. We must be proud of all the matches we can fight on the national team.”Asked if he’s improved over recent years, Schmeichel joked: “I always think I’ve been so good.“I don’t know if I’ve progressed so much. A goalkeeper’s game is very much about routine and about playing lots of matches. I have been doing this for a number of years and it has borne fruit.“I am also surrounded by good teammates and good coaches with the national team and at my club, where my strengths are utilised.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Campus Insiders Projects College Football AP Top 25 Poll

first_imgNational Championship in Tampa Bay for 2017.Who will win enough games to compete for this?College football expert Phil Steele projected what the preseason AP top 10 will look like yesterday. You can see that here. Another outlet has done the same, but expanded to the complete top 25. Pete Fiutak of Campus Insiders and CollegeFootballNews.com has projected what the first AP poll of the 2016 college football season will look like. Who will enter next season No.1 in the AP poll?@PeteFiutak‘s Post-Spring Projected Top 25: https://t.co/WnfJg75exo pic.twitter.com/fwIPBXDnLD— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) May 11, 2016Here’s his projected top 25:1. Clemson  2. Alabama  3. Michigan  4. Florida State  5. Oklahoma  6. Ohio State  7. LSU  8. Notre Dame  9. Tennessee  10. Georgia  11. Michigan State  12. Baylor  13. Oregon  14. Houston  15. Florida  16. USC  17. TCU  18. Wisconsin  19. Oklahoma State  20. Stanford  21. Iowa  22. Ole Miss  23. Louisville  24. UCLA  25. Nebraska You can view his full explanation for the rankings here.last_img read more

Russell Simmons Attends National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives 40th Anniversary

first_imgRussell Simmons attended the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) 40th Anniversary Annual Training Conference last week.Russell Simmons, co-founder of RushCard, addresses 1,200 law enforcement executives at NOBLE’s 40th Annual Training ConferenceCredit/Copyright: Griffin Smith for Griffin Vision PhotographySimmons addressed 1,200 Law Enforcement Executives at the luncheon and spoke at NOBLE’s 15th Annual Youth Leadership Conference.Russell Simmons addresses attendees at NOBLE’s 15th Annual Youth Leadership Conference Credit/Copyright: Griffin Smith for Griffin Vision PhotographySimmons also met privately with NOBLE’s Executive Board and police chiefs from across the country.last_img read more

North American markets fall into the red loonie down half a cent

first_imgTORONTO – The loonie lost more than half a cent on Tuesday as Canada’s main stock index fell and U.S. stocks ended a six-day winning streak following a long holiday weekend.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.23 cents US, down 0.51 of a cent US from Friday.“The dollar is at levels not seen at a while. We’re closing in on 79 cents,” said Luc de la Durantaye, managing director of CIBC Management.De la Durantaye said a decline in gold prices — the April bullion contract fell US$25.00 to US$1,331.20 an ounce on Tuesday — helped give the greenbank a leg up on several global currencies.“Gold had rallied along with the decline of the U.S. dollar. There’s always been a bit of a negative correlation between gold prices and the U.S. dollar,” he said.In currency markets, Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 13.20 points to 15,439.44, weighed by losses in the gold, base metals and materials sectors.South of the border, a sell-off Tuesday afternoon led by technology companies wiped out early gains in New York.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 254.63 points to 24,964.75. The S&P 500 index was down 15.96 points to 2,716.26 and the Nasdaq composite index gave back 5.16 points to 7,234.31.Market commentators say some of the broader issues on investors’ minds right now are looking across to the bond market and seeing the U.S. 10-year Treasury starting to approach the 3 per cent level. Bond yields, which move opposite price, are rising on concerns of higher inflation.Worries about inflation sent stocks falling on Feb. 2 after reports of greater U.S. wage growth increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more rapidly, making it more expensive for businesses and individuals to borrow money.Elsewhere in commodities on Tuesday, the April crude contract was up 24 cents to US$61.79 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up six cents at US$2.62 per mmBTU.The March copper contract was down six cents to US$3.19 a pound.last_img read more

Fort St John Hospital Foundation to celebrate 25th Anniversary

first_imgTours will start at 4:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m., with the ceremony taking place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.The Hospital Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is taking place on February 21 at the Fort St. John Hospital Lobby.For more information, you can call the Foundation at 250-261-7564. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation will be holding an evening of celebration in honour of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.The evening will include speeches, music performances, and tours of the Hospital.Light refreshments and cake will be served.last_img read more

Thundershower predicted in parts of Bengal today

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore has predicted thundershower in some South Bengal districts as well as parts of North Bengal, on Monday.According to a senior official of the MeT office, there may be intermittent rainfall in the evening hours in several parts of South Bengal, particularly in the Western districts, due to the impact of Nor’wester. There is a prediction of heavy rainfall in North Bengal on Monday. The intensity of rainfall may go up in some districts of North Bengal on Tuesday. People in the districts of West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Birbhum, Bankura and Purulia may witness gusty wind accompanying the rain. In case of South Bengal the situation may improve from Tuesday, a weather expert predicted. “A low pressure trough has been created over Bay-of-Bengal, which will bring some rainfall in various parts of South Bengal. The low pressure zone is situated at a distance of 1.5 km from the surface,” a senior official from the MeT office said. The weather office also said that people will get some respite from the scorching summer heat as the temperature may drop by a few notches following the rains. During daytime, the humidity remains high in various South Bengal districts including the city, as a result of which people are witnessing a high level of discomfort. It may be mentioned here that mercury has started soaring in the past couple of days. The temperature may hover around 25-30 degree Celsius in various districts during daytime. The sky may remain overcast in some parts of South Bengal, including the city, on Monday afternoon. However, there may be moderate to heavy rainfall in some parts of North Bengal. It may be mentioned here that rains accompanied by thunderstorm lashed some parts of North Bengal on Sunday morning.last_img read more

Delhi govt seeks months time to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday sought before a court here a month’s time to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat directed the AAP government to file a “proper reply”, citing a definite time-frame. DCP of Special Cell of Delhi Police, Pramod Kushwaha, had earlier told the court that the agency has already sent a request to the Delhi government seeking sanction and added that sanction was an administrative action and the charge sheet can be filed without Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderthat. The Delhi Police had earlier told the court that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute Kumar and others in the case, and it would take two to three months to procure sanctions. The court had earlier also directed police to ask the authorities concerned to expedite the process while granting it three weeks to procure the sanction needed to prosecute Kumar and other accused, including former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, in the case. They have been charged under IPC 124 A (sedition), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 465 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine, forged document), 143 (punishment for unlawful assembly), 149 (unlawful assembly with common object), 147 (rioting) and 120B. The three students, who were arrested on February 11, 2016, are out on bail.last_img read more

Priyanka helps child with tumor in Allahabad

first_imgAllahabad: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has extended a helping hand for a minor girl suffering from tumor here in Uttar Pradesh. The girl’s parents on Friday contacted Gandhi and expressed their inability to bear the cost of their daughter’s treatment. Gandhi immediately contacted senior party leaders Rajiv Shukla, Hardik Patel and Mohd Azharuddin and directed them to arrange for the child to be taken to AIIMS Delhi. Shukla sent the child, her parents, Azharuddin and Patel to Delhi in his six-seater charter plane while he later left for Delhi by train. Congress leader Jitendra Tiwari said that Gandhi has said that she will personally take care of the child’s treatment in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi.last_img read more

Michigan athletics falling on hard times

With all the controversy surrounding Michigan athletics lately, it’s a sure bet Woody Hayes is smiling down from heaven.Coach John Beilein’s men’s basketball team, a preseason sleeper to win the Big Ten and ranked No. 15 in the preseason AP poll, is 13-15 on the year. After reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, the Wolverines’ current campaign has been marred by poor shooting, inconsistent play and player insubordination. Junior guard Manny Harris, the team’s leader in scoring and assists, was suspended for his team’s Jan. 23 game against Purdue following an incident in practice.The two-time defending Big Ten Champion Wolverine men’s swimming and diving team was upset by Ohio State last weekend at the Big Ten Tournament, their first loss to OSU in the tournament since 1978. The favored Maize and Blue allowed the Buckeyes to score the second most points in Big Ten Championship history and win their first conference crown since 1956.If that wasn’t enough, the football program, the crowning jewel of Michigan athletics, is under NCAA investigation.The NCAA accused Michigan and coach Rich Rodriguez of five major rule violations. On Feb. 22, the NCAA said Rodriguez “failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program,” and blamed the athletic department for not making sure the football program was in compliance with NCAA regulations.The report also said Rodriguez was negligent of his staff and the accused violations they were committing. Furthermore, the report says Rodriguez was ignorant of whether or not his players were following NCAA rules, specifically those which govern the time allotted for practice and football-related activities.These allegations by the NCAA stem from August 2009 reports. According to these reports, players on the 2008 and 2009 teams told the Detroit Free Press that the amount of time they spend on football activities during the season and in the offseason exceeds NCAA limits.One anonymous player said that in-season Sundays were spent at the football facility from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a one-hour lunch. For those of you who are mathematically challenged like myself, that’s an 11-hour day. The NCAA daily maximum is four hours; the weekly maximum is 20.A complementary letter from the NCAA to Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman dictated that Michigan “should understand that all of the alleged violations set forth in the document” are considered to be “potential major violations of NCAA legislation, unless designated as secondary.”Coleman, believe it or not, may actually have a more serious issue to deal with. When the University of Michigan Board of Regents met last month in Coleman’s office for an update on the NCAA investigation of the football program, they did so behind closed doors.Shutting out the media and the public isn’t permissible in most cases, at least according to a lawsuit filed by a Michigan alumnus.The suit accuses the Michigan Board of Regents of violating the Michigan Open Meetings Act, which places restrictions on how and why such public bodies can meet in private. Robert Davis, the plaintiff who also claims he “lives for UM football and basketball,” told The Detroit Free Press that he simply wants, “university officials to follow the same rules that they hold the student-athletes to.” Now there’s a novel concept.Look, I’m not trying to bash Michigan. The issues facing a few of their athletic programs are quite serious. Lawsuits and NCAA investigations are no laughing matter. However, I’d be willing to bet my OSU football tickets that at least five or six, and perhaps as many as 10, elite college football programs surpass NCAA practice limits on a regular basis.Maybe Michigan was snake-bitten by a few bad apples disgruntled with playing time. Maybe the rumors that Rodriguez rubs his players the wrong way because he constantly berates them are true, compelling them to vent to the media. Either way, it seems as if a few souls at Michigan could use a life lesson.When OSU offensive guard Justin Boren transferred from UM after his sophomore season, he claimed the football program’s “family values had eroded,” under Rodriguez. Growing up, one value my mother instilled in me was that honesty is always the best policy. I hope Michigan makes that phrase their motto in the coming months. Otherwise, their athletic programs will fall further from grace. read more

Rivaldo Vinicius Junior must earn his spot at Real Madrid

first_imgBrazil legend Rivaldo believes that Vinicius Junior hasn’t played yet because the coach doesn’t think he’s readyExpectations are high for the 18-year-old following his €40m arrival from Brazilian side Flamengo earlier this summer.But, despite an impressive pre-season with Los Blancos in their US tour, Vinicius was left as an unused substitute in the club’s UEFA Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid and last Sunday’s opening day win over Getafe in La Liga.Reports have suggested that head coach Julen Lopetegui is trying to protect the teenage winger.But Rivaldo, who spent five years at Barcelona, believes that Vinicius’ absence means that he has not earned a spot in the team yet.“If Vinicius doesn’t play then it’s the coach’s decision, but not one to protect the player,” he explained in an interview with BRT News, via Marca.“If he has been included in the squad then it’s because he’s ready to play.“He shouldn’t lose any more game time.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Real president Florentino Perez is hopeful that the young Brazilian will develop in a similar way to Neymar when he was at Barcelona.“The beginning of the season is the best moment to hand a player his debut,” continued Rivaldo.“When the big matches arrive then it’s more complicated to play a debutant.”La Liga have recently announced that they will be hosting some of their domestic fixture in the United States.“It seems to be a financial issue,” speculated Rivaldo.“It doesn’t take into account the supporters of the Spanish teams.”Rivaldo scored 130 goals in 235 games for Barcelona and won La Liga twice during his five-year spell at Catalonia.last_img read more

United not giving up on top four hopes Valencia

first_imgManchester United captain Antonio Valencia has echoed the sentiments at the club stating that nobody is giving up on the chase for a top-four place in the League.United’s next game is at home against Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day, and the former Wigan man urged the squad to develop a consistent run in the bid to secure a top-four spot.”Absolutely,” he replied when asked by MUTV if the top-four scrap remains alive, prior to Saturday’s 5-1 win over Cardiff City.“Nobody is giving up at all. You know there is half a season left to play so it’s all about working hard, battling and playing well.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.”We know we have got the quality within the squad to be able to do that. It is all about being focused and the aim is still to get into those top four places. We also want to go as far as we can in the Champions League – why not get to the final? Why not try to win the two cup competitions we are still involved in?”Wagner’s men are on a relegation fight but the fact the festive fixture is at home is of a benefit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.”I think it is good,” explained Valencia. “The main thing is to get everyone together at Old Trafford after Christmas and it is a great fact we don’t have to travel as it’s on our doorstep. Playing in front of our fans is always a special occasion.”We are getting the chance to make them happy and hopefully put any recent bad results behind us to get into good form again. We need to start putting a string of wins together and putting in a good performance to make the fans happy.”last_img read more

CFO recommends bypass of Cabinet House of Assembly for 21 million spending

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Aug 2015 – The Governor is pulling constitutional rank and will go ahead and give $2.1 million dollars for security listed under the Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force in the new Budget Supplementary. A special or extra edition of the Gazette reveals that because the Cabinet and by extension the House of Assembly are unlikely to grant the resources, the Governor, Peter Beckingham and Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Turnbull have agreed that in keeping with the CFO Ordinance section 4 (3) and the Constitution, section 72 (1)b and with the approval of the Secretary of State, in London, they will go ahead with the supplementary – already rejected by Cabinet Ministers – which includes millions and millions of dollars for extra security. It is unclear and not stated who the security is for. During a recent post cabinet press conference, Premier Rufus Ewing said his team rejected the request for $4.3 million in security money for the Helen Garlick team and the Finance Minister, Washington Misick admitted that their decision not to approve that money could be vetoed, so to speak.This Budget Supplementary will next be sent on to London and if approved as is, then it could be passed in an Order in Council by the Governor… never even having to go the House of Assembly for wider debate. This decision to make a constitutionally executive decision, which bypasses the elected government, underscores what the Premier said in House of Assembly last week as he expressed frustration at not getting immediate approval for funds for a second Reverse Osmosis Plant for Grand Turk to help the water shortage predicament there. Hon Sharlene Robinson, Opposition Leader: “I’m still asking who or what presented these difficulties…”Hon Rufus Ewing, Premier: “This country knows who we talking about, my Minister of Finance is the minister responsible for Finance but he ain’t in charge of finance!” It was also explained to Magnetic Media that this request for security under the Police, never came to the Appropriations Committee of the House of Assembly. Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Related Items:appropriations committee, CFO ordinance, grand turk, hon. rufus ewing, reverse osmosis, sharlene robinson Jitney row on social media elicits warning from PDM Leader Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for youlast_img read more

Ambassador Carey delivers remarks during UN high level meeting on trafficking in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, September 30, 2017 – New York -A High-Level Meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly was convened 27 to 28 September 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York to appraise progress achieved and to assess gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.   On behalf of The Bahamas, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, H.E. Ms. Sheila Carey, delivered the national statement.Ambassador Carey informed the high-level meeting that The Bahamas considers trafficking in person a heinous crime.   For this reason, she added, it is committed to taking a serious and proactive approach to combat it.   Using examples, Ambassador Carey illustrated the significant strides The Bahamas has made regarding trafficking in persons.   The Bahamas UN Representative reaffirmed the commitment of The Bahamas to eliminating trafficking in persons.   In concluding, she recognized the vast reach of human trafficking rings and encouraged global partnership to secure a sustainable and peaceful future. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

TCIG to Host Educational Sessions on the Tobacco Control Ordinance

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 8, 2018 – Providenciales -The Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence within the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services wishes to inform the general public of the following dates for its upcoming educational sessions on the Tobacco Control Ordinance.Grand Turk – 15th March at 10:00 am, Salem Baptist Church Hall Providenciales – 16th March at 10:30 am, Department of Planning, Conference Room, Emily’s House, Leeward HighwayOwners of Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and anyone involved in the sale of tobacco products are urged to attend this important meeting.As a means of continuing to protect public health, there will be increased enforcement in this area. Therefore, it is imperative for the public to equip themselves with information so that they are not found in conflict with the law.For further information about the Tobacco Control Ordinance contact the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department at: 338-3613 in Grand Turk, and 338-4737 in Providenciales or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TCIDMHSDRelease: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Kenai Fire Training Facility To Be Rented Out To Red Cross

first_imgThe Fire Training Facility has a number of vacant office spaces which the city has rented out to non-profits in the past such as the United Way and the Arctic Winter Games under one dollar-per-year Special Use Permits. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council has approved an agreement between the city and the American Red Cross to rent out the Kenai Fire Training Facility for roughly three years. Councilmember Tim Navarre: “It is a useful service in every community especially in an emergency or time of crisis. I encourage all of you to make donations if you can.” Cindy Romuach, a volunteer with Kenai Peninsula Red Cross spoke to the Kenai City Council at their meeting on Wednesday: “We certainly appreciate the consideration because there is certainly a need for us to have office space.”  The office will be primarily 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. However, there will occasionally be a need for after hours access for emergency responses. This will include use during the weekend, according to Romauch.last_img read more

SimpliSafe smart lock could be launching soon

first_img Review • Myfox review: High-priced security system is a major miss SimpliSafe’s DIY home security system looks better than… 14 Photos 5 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 2:29 Tags Nest vs. Ring vs. Abode vs. SimpliSafe: The smart home security systems with the best privacy The best DIY home security systems of 2019 Mentioned Above Myfox Home Alarm See it See It Now playing: Watch this: Take a look at SimpliSafe’s new home security systemcenter_img Walmart $44 Preview • MyFox wants to help you keep burglars on the outside $44 Share your voice The new smart lock launches next month. SimpliSafe DIY home security company SimpliSafe has confirmed it has a smart lock on the horizon, after the news leaked Tuesday. It’ll be available on SimpliSafe’s website starting Sept. 15 for $99, and from Best Buy on Oct. 13. A report from Dave Zatz of the site Zatz Not Funny revealed a picture of the upcoming device earlier in the day.   For now, SimpliSafe packages include a base station, keypad and yard sign, and motion detectors and sensors can be added to the system at extra cost. They include entry sensors, motion sensors, glass break sensors, the SimpliCam, a panic button, smoke detectors, freeze detectors and leak detectors. Myfox Smart Home Security System DIY home security Comments Other add-ons include a key fob and siren. There’s no monthly fee if all you want is a localized alarm that sounds a siren if there’s a break-in. Professional live monitoring costs $15 a month, and adding the ability to monitor the system from your phone using the SimpliSafe app on top of the professional live monitoring costs $25 a month. First published Aug. 20, 1:59 p.m. PT. Update, 2:25 p.m.: Adds confirmation from SimpliSafe; Aug. 21, 12:09 p.m.: Keypad and yard sign are included as standard in all systems Smart Home Smart Locks Security Cameraslast_img read more

Bauer Business Focus Supreme Court To Hear Case On Corporate Whistleblower Protections

first_img 00:00 /03:29 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen This morning in our Bauer Business Focus, we’re looking at what can happen when you decide to become a “whistleblower.” The case involved Paul Somers, an employee at a San Francisco-based technology company. According to court documents, Somers alleged he was fired after telling his bosses that the company was breaking federal financial regulations. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case this fall. Here to help explain it is Ksenia Krylova, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business.center_img Maggie MartinKsenia Krylova, clinical assistant professor, UH Bauer College of Business Sharelast_img read more

Advice Understanding Renters Rights After Harvey

first_imgHouston Public MediaA flooded apartment complex during rains from Tropical Storm Harvey.Many of those affected by recent flooding in Houston are renters. Plenty whose rented homes or apartments flooded are left wondering what they do next. Some are being evicted while apartment complexes begin the task of cleaning up. Others are being asked to pay rent even though their home or apartment is uninhabitable.Renters across Greater Houston have lots of questions in the wake of Harvey. Do they still have to pay rent? Is their lease still validated or is it terminated, if their residence flooded? What are their rights in a situation like this?Richard Tomlinson helps us navigate these complicated legal questions. He’s the director of litigation for Lone Star Legal Aid. Sharelast_img read more

WATCH Oscar de la Renta Exhibit Opens at Museum of Fine Arts

first_img Share In celebration of the life and career of famed designer Oscar de la Renta, the Museum of Fine Arts has mounted a breathtaking fashion retrospective. With works highlighting de la Renta’s career from the 1960’s up to his passing in 2014, the exhibit showcases his simple silhouettes, and grand embellishments.The exhibition’s curator André Leon Talley (former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine) and Alex Bolen, Chief Executive Officer at Oscar de la Renta, Ltd., share their impressions of the designer’s work and style.  The exhibit runs October 8, 2017, through January 28, 2018.last_img read more

Fire at Kolkatas tallest underconstruction highrise

first_imgKolkata: Fire broke out in Kolkata’s tallest high-rise, currently under construction, at The 42, on Jawaharlal Nehru Road, on Saturday evening around 5 pm. Three fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot, and no casualties were reported.Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who is also the state Fire minister, visited the spot. He said: “Though the exact reason is yet to be ascertained, the preliminary report suggests that the fire broke out when some welding work was going on. There was a green net that caught fire.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”There was water stored in some containers at the same floor. People working there started throwing water and fire extinguishers were also used to douse the flames,” said Chatterjee. Some people in the area first spotted the fire and informed the matter to the security personnel of the under-construction building. The security personnel took necessary steps and at the same time informed the matter to others present there. The situation has been brought under control by the firefighters. After extinguishing the flames, the task of ascertaining the exact reason behind it has started. According to an officer of the state Fire and Emergency Services department, “It is important to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident of fire to bring down chances of such incidents again.” People gathered outside the under-construction 63-storeyed building after seeing flames at the eighth and ninth floors of the building.last_img read more