BJP incumbent Ramesh Bidhuri sweeps South Delhi LS seat

first_imgNew Delhi: The incumbent MP and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from South Delhi Ramesh Bidhuri won by a margin of more than three lakh votes over his opponents. From the same constituency, AAP’s Raghav Chadha stood second. The debut of Congress candidate and boxer Vijender Singh in politics did not go well as he got the third position. As per the EVM count, Ramesh Bidhuri registered victory with a vote share of 56.58 per cent. Raghav Chadha secured 26.35 per cent of the votes polled in South Delhi. The boxer Vijender Singh got 13.56 vote per cent. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarRamesh Bidhuri had won from South Delhi in 2014, defeating AAP’s Devendra Sherawat by 1,07,000 votes. Talking to Millennium Post, the incumbent MP said, “The 2014 election was fought on issues like corruption, inflation and nationalism. This time nobody could bring up inflation as it was not a problem anymore. Many schemes like Ujjwala Yojana and Saubhagya Yojana helped several families. No one could raise allegations of corruption,” said Ramesh Bidhuri. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceHe further said, coming to the issue of nationalism, “This government killed terrorists at their home turf. This victory is the result of Narendra Modi’s strong intent and his strong policies towards the betterment of the nation.” When asked what will be his priorities towards his constituency, Ramesh Bidhuri replied that they will work on legitimising unauthorised colonies, giving water to every household and to start full phase metro. He further added that they will also expose the failures of the AAP government. Problems in South Delhi In South Delhi, water supply remained one of the biggest concerns for the residents. Reena, a resident of Govindpuri said,” In summer I sometimes buy water from tankers. I want water should reach to every household.” Reena was present in South Delhi’s Siri Fort area where votes were counted. Nirmala Mishra from Sangam Vihar wants cleanness in her area. “Ramesh Bidhuri in his last tenure had done development works in Sangam Vihar hope he will continue. Roads need to be developed in my area. Water facility should be available in every house,” said Nirmala. Celebration From the morning, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters thronged the counting centre. They were wearing Namo caps, t-shirts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s masks. The BJP supporters danced to drum beats in South Delhi. The scenes in South Delhi’s Siri Fort area, where votes were counted, were all about BJP’s landslide victory in the country. In between, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, beating of drums and slogans like “Ek Baar Phir Modi Sarkar” was went on. Donning saffron attires, supporters came to counting centres before 8 am on Thursday. People were also taking selfies with Narendra Modi’s placard. Many of the supporters of the saffron party were wearing t-shirts in which “Namo” was written.last_img read more

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Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

first_imgBERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – President Donald Trump says he’s delaying signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the midterms in hopes of reaching a better deal.Trump says in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday that he could quickly sign an agreement with Mexico and Canada, “but I’m not happy with it. I want to make it more fair.”He added that he would wait until after the fall elections.The president’s decision comes as the U.S. and Canada have been engaged in a tit-for-tat trade dispute over Trump’s tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on Friday.In the interview, Trump again threatened to impose tariffs on imported vehicles, saying, “The cars are the big ones.”last_img read more

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Artist Stan Douglass journey from theatre to photography

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On his 56th birthday, last Tuesday, Stan Douglas was calmly preparing to fly to Toronto and then on to Sweden, to be fêted and awarded the prestigious and lucrative Hasselblad Award. Resting against a wall in his large, purpose-built studio in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside was the only photograph he has ever bought from a dealer. It is a work by Lee Friedlander, from the U.S. artist’s Factory Valleys series – a photo that in one seemingly simple scene includes the complex components of life in the industrial heartland of the United States: A factory, a highway, a house and, in the foreground, trees rising from the snowy ground – a thin, bare, natural barrier to the smokestacks and vehicle engines churning behind.A very different artist, Friedlander is Douglas’s favourite photographer. He is also a Hasselblad recipient – one of a long list of accomplished photographers to win the prize, worth one million Swedish kronor (roughly $150,000). Other recipients include Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman and another internationally respected Vancouverite, Jeff Wall. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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New airline looks to move in on Nunavut territory

first_imgSteve Mongeau APTN National NewsIn a territory that has no roads to the south or between communities air travel is vital.Now an alternative has sprung up looking to take aim at the big players.Residents say more choice may lead to cheaper flights.last_img

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Scrappy Venezuela newspaper drops print edition

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela – A scrappy, independent newspaper in Venezuela that never shied from fights with the country’s powerful socialist leaders circulated its last print edition Thursday, but its staff of reporters and editors aren’t declaring defeat.Launched in 2000 by a former leftist guerrilla fighter, Tal Cual will continue to tell stories of the country’s tumultuous times as an internet-only publication.It’s 26-year-old editor, Luisa Quintero, said she views the changing platform as a reinvention — not a step backward.“This country doesn’t give us time to be sad,” Quintero said. “We won’t have paper, but we’re going to keep working.”Newspapers around the world have faltered in recent years under economic stress and declining advertising revenue. The problem is compounded in Venezuela, a country beset by triple-digit inflation.The newspaper said its move to a digital format is driven by the scarcity of newsprint controlled by the Venezuelan government and the astronomical cost of importing paper on its shoestring budget.Founding editor Teodor Petkoff is a former guerrilla fighter who later entered the government as the country’s planning minister and ran for president. He launched Tal Cual by calling out political rival and charismatic former President Hugo Chavez with a front page headline: “Hola, Hugo.”At its height, Tal Cual circulated just 15,000 copies throughout the country, but it packed a punch.The newspaper’s edgy stories and cutting opinion pieces over the years have drawn blowback from the government, including a defamation lawsuit filed by Diosdado Cabello, then president of the National Assembly, which was later dropped.Now age 85 and in poor health, Petkoff has stepped away from daily operations of the newspaper, but the editorial content remains unrelenting.The front page of Thursday’s final print edition sent a message on a black backdrop to current President Nicolas Maduro, saying: “MADURO, WE’LL CONTINUE ON THE WEB.”Gloria Villamizar, 54, has been on staff since the paper launched. She lamented its third major format shift — from a daily print publication to a weekly circular and now digital-only. But Villamizar, director of the opinion section, said that she and her colleagues aren’t letting down their guard.“Either way, we will be telling the stories,” she said.last_img read more

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Bilingual education could improve lives of Viet Nams ethnic minorities – UN

“Access to quality and appropriate education is a gateway to development and poverty eradication for minorities, and it is equally essential for the preservation and promotion of minority cultures, languages and identities,” Gay McDougall, the UN Independent Expert on minority issues, said following a 10-day mission to the country.She noted that Viet Nam has enjoyed a period of economic growth, as well as progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the globally agreed targets for slashing poverty, boosting school enrolment rates, improving maternal health and increasing access to clean water and decent sanitation, all by 2015.Despite these developments, “persistent problems” remain for many members of the country’s minority groups, she added.Ms. McDougall stressed bilingual education as an area of “high priority” for Viet Nam, where there are 54 recognized distinct ethnic groups with unique religious, linguistic and cultural characteristics and identities. “Minorities lack adequate opportunities to be taught in their own minority languages from the earliest years of education and struggle with being taught only in Vietnamese,” said the expert, who reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity.“Bilingual education helps minority children to make better early progress and provides a strong and culturally appropriate foundation for their future schooling,” she stated, citing a successful pilot project for bilingual education carried out by the Ministry of Education and Training and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In addition to highlighting the merits of bilingual education, Ms. McDougall emphasized that the rights of minorities include freedom to practice their religions without restriction, freedom of association and expression, the right of peaceful assembly, the equal right to own and use land and the right to participate fully and effectively in decision-making regarding issues that affect them.She will present her full report to the Human Rights Council in March 2011. 21 July 2010Despite Viet Nam’s progress in boosting economic growth and reducing poverty, the country’s ethnic minorities continue to remain the poorest of the poor, says a United Nations human rights expert, adding that bilingual education could play a major role in redressing this situation. read more

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Netflix Canada hikes prices as streaming competition ramps up expenses rise

TORONTO — Watching your favourite shows on Netflix Canada just got a little more expensive.The popular video streaming service is hiking prices for new members effective immediately. It will do the same for existing users after notifying them by email in the coming weeks.Netflix’s standard plan will now cost a dollar more — or $10.99 a month — to watch content on two screens at a time.The basic plan, which does not offer high definition video and only permits one streaming screen at a time, also goes up a dollar to $8.99 a month.Premium plan subscribers will pay $2 more for up to four simultaneous streams and ultra high-definition 4K content. It will now cost $13.99 monthly.It’s the first price increase in nearly two years that affects subscribers in Canada.Netflix says it made the decision in an effort to bolster its content and services. The price change only impacts Canadian subscribers.“From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience, to help members find something great to watch even faster,” it said in a statement.Netflix has invested heavily in producing its own original content in recent years, including “House of Cards,” “Ozark” and a slate of feature films bought at international film festivals.The company also faces a growing number of other competitors who are seeking the Canadian rights for buzzworthy TV series and movies, and potentially driving up the acquisition costs.CraveTV, which is owned by Bell Media, holds the rights to Showtime TV shows and some content from U.S. streaming site Hulu, while Amazon Prime Video acquired streaming licences for “Mr. Robot” and Starz cable series “American Gods.”Netflix purchases the Canadian rights to U.S. network shows as well, including ABC’s “Scandal” and the CW’s “Riverdale.”But earlier this week CBS Corp. announced plans to dive into the Canadian marketplace with its CBS All Access streaming service early next year. At once it’ll be vying to attract its own subscribers, while also competing for streaming rights and valuable library content.Netflix generally raises its prices by country based on the local market. In June, the company bumped up the monthly bill for Australian users by a few dollars, saying it was responding to a local tax increase.—Follow @dfriend on Twitter. read more

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Brazils Bolsonaro Make South America Great Again

SANTA FE, Argentina — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is urging his South American colleagues to borrow a slogan from America’s Donald Trump and focus on making their own nations great rather than emphasizing regional brotherhood.Bolsonaro told a meeting of the Mercosur trade bloc Wednesday that “We don’t want a ‘Great Homeland’” — a reference to a region of several nations sharing a common culture.In his words, “We want every country in South America to be autonomous, democratic, and that each country can be great. Just like Trump says that he wants to ‘Make America Great Again,’ I want to make Brazil great, Paraguay great, Bolivia great, Uruguay — all of our countries.”It’s the first Mercosur summit since the group reached a free-trade deal with the European Union.The Associated Press read more

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Markets Right Now Stocks slip after 3 straight gains

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street as major U.S. indexes give back a bit of the ground they won over the previous three days.Technology companies and banks, which have tended to lead the market’s gains recently, led the way lower in early trading on Tuesday.Advanced Micro Devices gave up 2.2%, and Bank of America lost 1.3%.Several big retailers were still reporting their latest quarterly results. Home Depot rose 3% after its earnings easily beat estimates.The S&P 500 fell 11 points, or 0.4%, to 2,912.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 60, or 0.2%, to 26,084. The Nasdaq fell 31, or 0.4%, to 7,970.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.55% from 1.59%.The Associated Press read more

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Speaker provides chilling reminder of Canadian slave history

Charmaine Nelson worked to paint a picture for the audience, one that detailed the experiences of Canadian slaves and the horrors they endured throughout history.The renowned scholar, known for her groundbreaking contributions in the fields of black Canadian studies, visual culture of slavery, and race and representation, delivered the first 2017-18 public lecture of Brock’s Walker Cultural Leader Series on Oct. 19.Her address drew more than 150 people who gathered at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines to listen to her presentation, Colonial Print Culture and the Limits of Enslaved Resistance: Examining the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Fugitive Slave Archive in Canada and Jamaica.A professor of Art History at McGill University, Nelson has published seven books and held a number of prestigious research chairs across North America. She is currently the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University for 2017-18. As the first and currently only black professor within the discipline of Art History at a Canadian university, Nelson, through her website, is an advocate for the field of Black Canadian Studies.Her latest research, which she shared in her talk, attempts to understand the black experience in Canada by examining fugitive slave advertisements for details about the process of creolization in slave minority (temperate) and slave majority (tropical) locations in the British Empire.Nelson explained how she reconceptualizes fugitive slave ads — once produced by slave owners seeking to recapture their runaways — as portraits of enslaved people. The ads can provide information on a group of people who often leave no record of their own, she said. These portraits, however, are imperfect, since the subject is an unwilling participant and the depiction is written by the white slave owner. In addition, only slaves considered sufficiently valuable were pursued through advertising.Fugitive slave ads provided detailed racialized descriptions of enslaved people, including complexion, hairstyle, clothing, language, accents and bodily marks. In some cases, the ads offered rewards for the recapture of a fugitive slave, encouraging white participation in the criminalization of fugitive slaves.While the ads provide a portrait of enslaved people, they are also a lop-sided truth, Nelson explained. Some owners maligned fugitives with sweeping generalizations about their character, while others detailed specific crimes the enslaved person was alleged to have committed. Such descriptions helped associate blackness with slavery and criminality.Nelson draws on a variety of archival sources in her research to flesh out these portraits, tracing fugitive slave stories through estate ledgers, bills of sale, poll tax records and workhouse and jail ledgers.Nelson’s talk also explored the link between print and slave culture. Printed newspaper ads in the 18th and 19th century permitted white slave owners to assert their ownership over long distances.Although printers facilitated slavery by asserting rights of white people to own slaves, the abolitionist movement eventually used the same fugitive slave ads, with their references to injuries, scars and branding, to show the horror of slavery.As Nelson pointed out, many Canadians are unaware of Canada’s history of enslaving black and indigenous peoples.“Slavery is not a black history,” she explained, “but a multi-racial, transatlantic history. Who were the slave owners, the ships’ captains, the printers, the jailers?”The narrative of the Underground Railway, which Canadians eagerly embrace, spanned a period of about only 30 years, Nelson explained. She went on to challenge listeners to consider why the preceding two centuries of slavery in Canada have been erased from history.In concluding her talk, Nelson encouraged the audience to change the lens through which they see history. The opportunities in the field of Canadian slavery history are immense, she said, while directing her words to students. Since so few people are studying the black Canadian experience, there are many contributions to be made.The talk is part of the 2017-18 Walker Cultural Leaders Series, organized by Professors Keri Cronin, Linda Steer and Amy Friend the Department of Visual Arts and funded by the generous legacy of Marilyn I. Walker. read more

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Mens basketball former Ohio State commit Dane Goodwin announces intention to play

OSU commits Kaleb Wesson and Dane Goodwin battle for a rebound in a game at Upper Arlington High School on Jan. 25. Wesson had 49 points and Goodwin had 35. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports EditorAfter decommitting from the Ohio State men’s basketball team on June 21, four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin from the 2018 class has verbally committed to Notre Dame, the recruit tweeted Wednesday.He had committed to Ohio State — led by former head coach Thad Matta — on Dec. 1, 2014. Ready to be apart of the family! pic.twitter.com/ARmfvVqMtj— Dane Goodwin (@danegoodwin23) July 6, 2017Previously the Buckeyes’ only 2018 recruit, Goodwin is the fourth-best prospect in the state of Ohio, 74th-best overall and 16th-best at his position, according to 247Sports composite rankings. The Buckeyes have no commits in their 2018 class. The Upper Arlington native was the third prospect in his class to decommit from Ohio State, following decommitments from four-star small forward Darius Bazeley (now committed to Syracuse) on April 26 and four-star small forward Justin Ahrens on June 6. read more

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Typingfree CAPTCHA will trick bots with swirled images

first_imgCAPTCHAs were once a solid solution in easily identifying whether or not an entity was a real, living person or some kind of bot. However, that only recreated an arms raise which saw CAPTCHAs get much more difficult to solve over the years, almost (ironically enough) requiring some kind of computer analysis to complete. The security protocol usually comes equipped with an audio option, but not only do those take a while to actually listen to, but they’re often actually quite difficult to decipher. With a typing-free, sliding CAPTCHA, advertising company Minteye aims to make our digital lives a little less obnoxious, while maintaining the high level of security.Minteye’s slide-to-fit CAPTCHA takes the slide-to-unlock feature from our phones and applies it to the security protocol. Rather than trying to decipher symbols that look like no less than three different letters each, Minteye’s solution takes a graphic and twirls it up. The user must then move a slider, which straightens the graphic. Once the graphic is straight, the CAPTCHA has been passed — much easier than the standard typing CAPTCHAs.Minteye states that typing CAPTCHAs only have a 76% solve rate and a 1/3 hack rate, though they only state their new sliding system has a 94% conversion rate… without mentioning the hack rate.Minteye has combined the security protocol with advertising, as each CAPTCHA will actually be an ad, generating revenue for businesses while providing a better authentication experience for users. So, if this system catches on, it could be a boon for sites looking to generate extra revenue, as well as for users that are sick and tired of trying to figure out if something is a “C” or twisty “L.”When testing the new system, we found that the correct, straightened picture seemed to somewhat snap into place, which could make a hack a little easier to develop. However, the slider didn’t actually snap into place at all, so maybe that’ll protect the system. You can give the slide-to-fit CAPTCHA a test over here.last_img read more

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Sugarpill Cosmetics Teams Up With Sanrios Little Twin Stars

first_imgStay on target Little Twin Stars, otherwise known as Kiki and Lala, are the stars of a brand new collaboration between Sugarpill and Sanrio. There’s a new, absolutely gorgeous line of beauty products that incorporate both the imagery and colors from Sanrio’s most angelic characters, and Sugarpill has made it available to the masses. The collaboration brings us a capsule collection with both an eyeshadow palette and liquid lip color duo that’s painfully cute, and I need it on my face right now.First up is the six-shadow eyeshadow palette for $38, which offers the shades Cloud Maker, Twinkle Twinkle, Dream Dust, Wish, Star Ribbon, and Sky Candy. They’re pretty versatile and can be worn as blush or highlighter if you so choose, though obviously, you’re not going to want to apply as much pigment if that’s the direction you’re going to go in.Then, the Kiki and Lala lip duo comes in aqua and bubblegum pink with gold sparkles to make a statement with your lips. These are obviously a lot more attention-grabbing than the eye palette since they’re way brighter, so they’re certainly for the bold. They look super pigmented though, and probably only need one swipe for a bright payload of color.If you truly can’t decide between the palette or the liquid lip color duo, you might want to opt for the complete collection, which comes with a special makeup bag that you can store everything in, as well as some particularly adorable packaging.If you’re interested in picking up one or all of these items, head over to Sugarpill Cosmetics to get your fill of some of the cutest makeup around. I’m just hoping by the time I get around to snagging one, it’s still up for grabs and not sold out. That would be a crying shame, right? Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Hello Kitty Heads to Hollywood With Her First Film DealAdamTots Presents: Deepmind Sanrio last_img read more

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Watch These Movies Before IT Chapter Two

first_img Lizzy Caplan Is Chilling Annie Wilkes in ‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 TrailerDanny Revisits Eerie Overlook Hotel in Final ‘Doctor Sleep’ Trailer Stay on target Two years ago, a clown in a sewer ate a little boy and ate his way into our hearts in IT. Based on the massive Stephen King novel, the filmmakers decided the only way they could do the story justice was by splitting it into two parts. The first chapter, where the children get traumatized, became a huge success and one of the most profitable horror movies ever. Now, the adults face their trauma in IT Chapter Two.But before you float, too, watch these movies before IT Chapter Two.center_img It (1990)These new IT movies weren’t the first attempt at bringing the story to the screen. This ABC miniseries terrified a whole generation with Tim Curry’s horrifying (and hilarious) portrayal as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The rest of it isn’t so great though, mostly because this network special couldn’t be nearly as violent and disturbing as the tale needs to be.Killer Klowns From Outer SpaceIf you get deep into Pennywise lore you learn he only takes the form of a clown and other monsters to scare kids before he gobbles them up. His true form is way more cosmic and weird. And if you want to see some more sci-fi clown monsters, check out this incredibly titled horror comedy Killer Klowns From Outer Space.Castle RockIT is just one part of the larger Stephen King extended universe cosmology that extends into stuff like The Dark Tower and The Shining. Making a proper cinematic universe out of all of this is probably impossible, if only because the connections themselves are so vague. So the closest we’ll get is Castle Rock, a Hulu show set in the fictional King town (not too far from Derry) that pulls inspiration from his various works. Bill Skarsgård, who plays Pennywise, is even in this.MamaBefore he directed IT, stepping in for Cary Fukunaga, Andy Muschietti’s first feature was Mama. Based on his own short film, Mama is about a vengeful maternal spirit that raises two orphaned girls as its own and haunts the aunt and uncle who come back to rescue them. Between Jessica Chastain and the work with child actors, this ended being good practice for IT.Rocky Horror Picture ShowAs great as the new Pennywise is, we’ll never forget Tim Curry’s take on the clown. And if we’re talking about legendary Tim Curry performances we have to talk about his iconic role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the perpetual midnight movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The film itself may be so bad it’s good, but Curry is just so good he’s good.Stand By MeIT isn’t just about clown monsters, it’s about groups of kids coming of age, whether it’s in the 1950s like in the novel or the 1980s like in the movie. And if you want to see King tackle this same material but with less violent cosmic weirdness, Stand By Me is still a touching example of the form.The Book of HenryWhile Jaeden Martell gives a fine performance as young stuttering Bill Denbrough in IT, the most accidentally scary movie he’s ever starred in will be The Book of Henry. This boondoggle was so bad it got Colin Trevorrow fired from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Remember, if your dead kid asks you to murder someone, you better do it!last_img read more

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Two trailers destroyed one person displaced in fire

first_imgAt least one person was displaced after a fire destroyed two travel trailers in Vancouver’s Pleasant Highlands neighborhood Sunday afternoon.Firefighters were called to 14114 N.E. 72nd Ave. for a report of a vehicle fire at the property at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Arriving crews, however, saw a large plume of smoke and upgraded to a full structure response, calling more firefighters to the scene, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Pete Adams said.The two trailers were about 20 feet from a shop, Adams said, so the first crew to arrive kept the fire from spreading to the structure.The flames spread to a wood fence, Adams said, but crews were able to bring the blaze under control in about 20 minutes.last_img read more

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Appeal in Camas fire response will continue

first_imgCamas city officials will continue their appeals process against the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries’ decision to uphold violations against the city and Camas-Washougal Fire Department because they say they fear the decision could have harmful impacts on fire departments around the state.The issue in Camas started with a Valentine’s Day fire at a house on Prune Hill.A fire engine with two firefighters responded to a house alarm. When they arrived, they saw smoke, and one firefighter started to walk around the house. He heard a man inside an attached garage banging and yelling for help. The two firefighters had to decide whether to try to rescue the man or wait for more help. They broke through the garage door and rescued the man and his dog.“We would not want to restrict firefighters taking minimal risk to save a savable life,” said Wayne Senter, executive director for the Washington Fire Chiefs. “This is a perfect storm that happened in Camas.”State law requires at least three fire personnel on scene when responding to a fire. Washington Administrative Code states that if “responders find a known rescue situation where immediate action could prevent the loss of life or serious injury, such action shall only be permitted when no less than three personnel (two-in, one-out) are present and equipped to provide emergency assistance or rescue of the team entering the hot zone.”last_img read more

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15 bodies sent back to Haiti costs 30000

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The #15 bodies which were retrieved from TCI waters after a suspected illegal Haitian boat capsized in waters off Provo in January are returned home now; left the country yesterday on a chartered flight to the tune of $30,000.  Haitian Consular, #Wencesclass Lambert told media in a debriefing this afternoon that the full bill was paid by the Haitian government.  Lambert was thankful to the Turks and Caicos Government for its assistance in getting the bodies of the seven men and eight women home, adding that the repatriation of the deceased Haitians was not sooner because bodies were only recently released to the Government of Haiti in mid-April; they were being held at the TCI morgue.  The diplomat, who is stationed in Providenciales, took the opportunity to discourage illegal residency by his people and said he believes the illegal migration of Haitians to the TCI is a part of a more sinister human smuggling ring which the Haitian government is currently investigating.#MagneticMediaNews#15bodiesflownbacktoHaiti#WencesclassLambert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#15bodiesflownbacktoHaiti, #magneticmedianews, #WencesclassLambertlast_img read more

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Pridemore ends congressional bid

first_imgState Sen. Craig Pridemore, D-Vancouver, announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the 3rd Congressional District race. He endorsed fellow Democrat Denny Heck.Pridemore, a two-term legislator who chairs the State Revenue Forecast Council and sits on the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee, said the intense, prolonged 2010 legislative session set him too far behind the fundraising pace set by Heck.He said he received no pressure from the Democratic Party leadership to drop out.“I want first of all to thank all of the individuals and organizations who supported my campaign,” Pridemore said in a statement. “I am so grateful to have earned your trust, and look forward to continued service in the state Senate. I am especially humbled by the endorsements of organizations and friends who have rallied in recent weeks, knowing that we left the session with a steep hill to climb.”Heck said he was “very grateful and frankly touched by” Pridemore’s endorsement. “Earlier today, he called me,” Heck said. “To say he was generous of spirit was an understatement.”Asked how Pridemore’s withdrawal would affect his campaign, Heck responded, “I said from day one this is going to be a very difficult race and it’s still going to be a very difficult race. If anything, it makes me want to work even harder.”Just two weeks ago, after receiving a key endorsement from the Washington State Labor Council, Pridemore said his campaign had reached a turning point.last_img read more

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Wreck cleared — finally — on I5 south of Portland

first_imgOregon State Police released this information about 8:45 a.m.:Interstate 5 southbound lanes south of Interstate 205 are closed following an early Wednesday morning commercial truck rollover crash. One person was injured in the crash. ODOT and emergency responders are still on scene coordinating efforts to clear the highway. OSP does not have an estimated time for when the freeway will re-open but ODOT advised the vehicles are being moved to the side of the freeway to open up one lane as soon as possible.On October 17, 2012 at approximately 4:50 a.m. a commercial truck pulling a trailer loaded with 20,000 pounds of frozen fish driven by MILAN ZEBA, age 53, from British Columbia, was southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 286 when the driver reportedly fell asleep. The truck and trailer traveled onto the shoulder for about 500 feet before returning onto the freeway where MILAN lost control. The truck and trailer rolled onto their sides across the southbound lanes blocking Interstate 5.ZEBA was not injured. His co-driver/passenger, VLADO CREVAR, age 48, from British Columbia, was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of minor injury.ZEBA was cited for Fail to Maintain a Lane of Travel. He is driving for Blue Land Transportation Inc. out of British Columbia.The southbound lanes were closed for about two hours until one lane was opened to allow traffic stuck behind the crash scene to travel through. The lanes remain closed with detours in place coordinated by ODOT.OSP is assisted at the scene by ODOT, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and Wilsonville Police Department.Traffic updates will be posted on ODOT’s website www.TripCheck.com.Interstates 5 and 205 were more like parking lots this morning after a commercial truck accident near the southern junction of the freeways.Traffic began flowing in all lanes again after 11 a.m., after heavy equipment removed the wreck. But by then, hundreds or thousands of motorists had been inconvenienced.last_img read more

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