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Bob Zimmer campaign signs vandalized

first_img“I am extremely proud of my campaign team and the hard work they are doing putting up signs for those who want to show their support for my candidacy and the Conservative Party of Canada. We have never had a higher demand for signs,” said Zimmer.Monday, September 16th, Zimmer and his party had the grand opening for their Campaign Office in Fort St. John.Zimmer was elected to represent the Conservative party in 2011, 2015 and is now running for re-election in 2019 with the campaign slogan ‘It’s time to get you ahead.’ Zimmer shares, this is a positive message for the entire community.Zimmer has shared he and his team are making sure to pound the pavement, putting up signs and meeting people to answer their questions as he needs people to come out and support him.To view the post; CLICK HERE. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bob Zimmer posted to his FB page several of his campaign signs were vandalized and that is not stopping him.Zimmer shares, it is disappointing to see that several of his campaign signs have been defaced. Noting this kind of vandalism is illegal and undemocratic.The post goes on to urge people to respect the democratic process and leave campaign signs from all parties intact during the course of the campaign.last_img read more

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We hit terrorists in their backyard after Pulwama: Modi

first_imgGreater Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hit terrorists in their backyard after the Pulwama terror attack and accused the previous Congress-led UPA government of lacking courage to take action against Pakistan-based terror groups after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Addressing a rally here, Modi said what his government did post-Pulwama has not been done in decades. “We hit terrorists in their houses. The terrorists and their masters were not expecting this kind of response. The air strikes were done at 3.30 am and Paksitan lost its sleep. They tweeted at 5 a.m. and started saying that Modi has hit us,” he said. Recalling the surgical strike of 2016 in the wake of terror attack at Uri, he said terror masterminds were accustomed to thinking that India would do nothing, but his government has “taught them a lesson”. He alleged that perception about inaction by India was due to the government that ruled India before 2014. Modi said that there was need of action after the Mumbai terror attack that killed 166 people as the world community was with India. “But it needs courage. There were proofs of involvement of terror masterminds based in Pakistan. But what did India do?” he asked. Modi said the forces were ready for action but “Delhi was cold”. He said terror cannot be fought by constraining hands of defence force. Referring to the terror incidents after the Mumbai attack, Modi said these were also linked to Pakistan but the “remote-controlled” government showed inaction. “What did the then government do? They did not change the policy, but (changed) only home ministers. If they had shown the courage, given reply to terrorists in their language, terrorism would not have become such a big problem (for the country),” he said.last_img read more

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Guardiola thanked all his coworkers for the title

first_imgPep Guardiola insisted that he has to be grateful to every single member of Manchester City as they all had a huge impact on their team winning the Premier League title this season.The Spaniard admitted that he wouldn’t be able to achieve such a thing without the support of the whole club and as the players returned to the training after their free days for celebrations, he expressed it.The former Barcelona coach spoke about this title-winning season as he said, according to France 24:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“In the end, what we have done is to be better than 19 other teams, nothing else. But what you have done – all the people here, you deserve all my respect.”“Always it will remain in my heart until the last day of my life, I am pretty sure of that. What I felt this season is something amazing.”“You can lose one game, two games – but to be nine months, 10 months, every single day… that is the most outstanding thing an athlete can show in their lives and the people who surround them.”last_img read more

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Ander Herrera proud to have been Man Utd captain

first_imgManchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has revealed the pride that he felt by captaining the club in their pre-season tour of the United StatesWhile Antonio Valencia has been confirmed as United’s captain for the upcoming campaign, it was Herrera who wore the armband in the club’s US tour due to the Ecuador international having sustained an injury in the club’s goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes last week.With the many youngsters on the team in the US due to most of United’s first-team players on vacation, after their exploits at the World Cup, Herrera’s responsibilities as the leader were likely double that of an average captain due to many of the players being inexperienced and a part of the club’s academy program.But the Spaniard enjoyed himself in the role.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Of course I am really proud because it is not easy to be a Manchester United captain, first of all because it is not easy to stay at the club for a long time,” said Herrera on the club website.“So I am really proud to have been the Manchester United captain. But even if I am not the captain, I am proud anyway. As soon as I represent this club, I feel proud and I always give my best.“When you have the armband, it is even nicer, but I try my best anyway.”Herrera joined United from Athletic Bilbao in 2014 and has since managed to make 161 appearances in all competitions.last_img read more

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ONeill rues Irelands defeat to Wales

first_imgRepublic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill was left disappointed following a 1-0 defeat to Wales on Tuesday nightThe Boys in Green hoped to kick-start their Group B4 campaign of the Nations League with a victory against Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.Despite the absences of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey though, Wales still managed to leave the Irish capital with all three points following Harry Wilson’s superb free-kick.It leaves Ireland bottom of their group with just a single point from three games.“I’m naturally disappointed,” said O’Neill, according to RTE.“We put a big effort in. We certainly weren’t short of endeavour and we started off the game very brightly.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“We should have been a goal in front. We closed them down very quickly. Cyrus played very well for us again tonight and maybe should have scored.”Ireland have gone five competitive matches without a win and just nine goals in their last 13 games under O’Neill, who insists that he is his own biggest critic.“Do you know what? I am not so sure that I have ever not asked questions about myself. I think I do,” added the manager.“In terms of questioning myself as a professional, both as a player and as a manager, I’ve always done it. Genuinely always done it.“I take responsibility for every kick that is made on that field by us. That is my job. That will not change. And I do question everything that happens on the field.“I look back again to see what we may have been able to do a little bit better and hopefully that improvement continues.”last_img read more

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Justice Paul Harrison presides over SIPT Pre Trial hearings

first_img Recommended for you TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Sept 2015 – Pre-trial hearings for the Special Investigation began in the Providenciales Supreme Court on Monday and will continue throughout the week as the courts finalize the formalities leading up to the big case.Justice Paul Harrison presided over the matter and confirmed that the SIPT hearings will commence on December 1st with specialty and legal arguments.Opening arguments are set to begin in December but could be held on January 18th depending on the length of the December 1st hearings.The long awaited SIPT trial is expected to last four months with several former government Ministers and former Premier Michael Misick set to face trials linked to charges of government corruption.Lawyers are bracing for the large volume of evidence, over 100 thousand bundles of information is to be used during the trial and more than 100 witnesses are expected to be called. Forbes murder trial pushed to Sept Related Items:justice paul harrison, michael misick, Sipt, trial Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continueslast_img read more

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Bahamas Govt not using PLPs energy reform proposal

first_img TOWN HALL MEETING –ENERGY SECTOR LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK REFORM Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 5th 2017 – Nassau – The government will not be going forward with the PLP’s energy reform proposal. This is according to Minister of Works, Desmond Bannister who explained that proposal submitted by the New Fortress Energy will have to join the line just as everyone else.Bannister said that the Christie-administration’s energy reform process was not transparent enough and as a result, the government is now looking into new requests. No deal was actually made by the former administration either, only some recommendations were given by an energy committee leading up to the general election.All potential bidders, including New Fortress, offering solutions to the Bahamas’ energy issues, will soon be be invited to partake in a new Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise, lead by the new Bahamas Power and Light Board.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, energylast_img read more

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TCI National Honours published National Song writer Tourism lecturer among 37 named

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBlythe Clare#TurksandCaicos, October 18, 2017 – Providenciales – Click on the following link to see the recipients and recommended conferment in accordance with the National Honors and Awards Ordinance 2014.  The criteria for selection and recipient profiles are appended.Natl Honours & Awards list 2017http://magneticmediatv.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Natl-Honours-Awards-list-2017.pdf Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Juan Mata keeps moving further from Manchester United

first_imgAccording to a report from Diario Sport, there is a contract clause that could allow Juan Mata to leave Manchester United for FC Barcelona.Reports from several news outlets in Spain and England have been talking about Juan Mata’s possibilities of leaving Manchester United, his most likely destination is FC Barcelona but there are several details that we need to consider from this imminent negotiation.Juan Mata as we all know, is soon to be 31-years of age and he is already considered a veteran amongst his peers in the Red Devils.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently revealed that he would like the Spaniard to stay but there are sources who are very close to the technical staff that disagrees, this is the case with former Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager, Rene Meulensteen.The ex-right hand of the mythical Scottish manager loves Juan Mata, but he revealed that he may not be Solskjaer’s cup of tea for the squad and he may leave the club soon in order to “refresh” that position in the squad: “Ole obviously had a good look at the squad and he wants to play with a lot of energy and a lot of pace,” said Rene on 888sport.“Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of Mata and think he’s a great player but it just might be that Mata doesn’t fit in the picture that Ole sees.”“That is obvious otherwise he would have played more often and at some point you have to refresh your squad in certain areas.”Juan Mata suena para el Barcelona ⚽Dale a ❤️ si te gustaría que volviese a la Liga.pic.twitter.com/4QhICFmbR2— RETAbet (@RETAbet) January 31, 2019After knowing this information that hits very close to home, all we had to do is investigate the situation further in order to find some more revealing details about the possibility of Juan Mata actually leaving Manchester United.Turns out that the Red Devils have a contract clause on every player when he first arrives, that allows them to automatically renew their agreement exactly one year after they have been in the club but that only happens once for every player and Mata has already extended his contract once.This means that the Spaniard has been free to negotiate with any club of his choosing since January 1st, which means that he can easily go to FC Barcelona and talk about the possibility of moving to the Catalan club where he can finish his career in style.The type of midfielder Juan Mata is fits perfectly with Barcelona’s philosophy, which means that signing the player would be a no-brainer for the Catalan club but there are other things to consider here.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The player’s wage should be no problem as he currently earns a reported €6 million per season at Manchester United, a salary that the club has no problem covering.Juan Mata to Barcelona.Discuss. pic.twitter.com/T2IGg37Ly5— Goal (@goal) January 24, 2019This is where Diario Sport’s report from this Thursday becomes relevant, as Juan Mata has spoken to his agent and revealed that his options are to either strike a contract renewal with Manchester United or ultimately decide to continue his career at FC Barcelona.The Spaniard loves playing in English football, but the idea of playing for one of the best clubs in the world alongside Lionel Messi is also very seducing to him.If Juan doesn’t see Manchester United moving forward with his contract extension, he has already delivered specific instructions to his agent so they can reach an agreement with the Catalan club that can suit all parties involved in the negotiation.Given that the winter transfer window is about to close, this deal would have to be completed next summer and Juan Mata has no problem waiting for it to cook slowly.Barcelona would very much like to have one of the best Spanish midfielders in recent history playing his final best years with the Catalan club, his free-agent status and his wage would speed up the operation without a problem.All Barcelona needs to do is hope that Manchester United doesn’t decide to extend his contract, but judging by Meulensteen’s statements this is very unlikely.El Barcelona tiene a Juan Mata en la agenda… y queda libre en junio https://t.co/T0QcKhHuRp— OKDIARIO (@okdiario) January 30, 2019What do you prefer for Juan Mata, for him to remain at Manchester United or strike a deal with FC Barcelona next summer? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Updated Nikiski Man Arrested After Collision In Front Of KCHS

first_imgHarris was booked into Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Original Story: Troopers are responding to a vehicle collision in front of Kenai Central High School.Traffic is impacted in the area while responders remain on scene as of 10:51am.Limited details are known at this time, updates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on July 31st, 2018 at 12:32 pmUpdated: At 10:17 a.m., on July 30, Kenai Police were notified by AST of a hit and run vehicle enroute to Kenai from Soldotna.Officers responded and Brendan T. Harris, age 19 of Nikiski, was arrested on charges of DWI, Assault 3, Leaving the Scene of an Accident x 2, MICS 5, Operating a Vehicle After Consuming Alcohol, and Possession/Consuming Alcohol under 21.last_img read more

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KPBSD Contract Negotiations Set To Resume

first_imgDavid Brighton, KPEA President: “We have three sticking points with the District. The first is that we need to remove the healthcare cap. The second is we can’t agree with the district who says we’ll sign off on a contract now and figure the details out at the healthcare committee later. We need to know what the healthcare benefits are going forward. And finally we need to be sure that employees will take home a paycheck and not be forced to write a check to the district for the cost for their healthcare.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association still remain without a contract after their last bargaining session which took place over a month ago. Contract negotiations are set to reconvene on August 13 with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The associations voted on May 22 to authorize a strike over rising healthcare costs. The strike will take place this fall unless an agreement can be reached with the School District. KPBSD offered ideas for a new contract at the meeting on June 11, which took place just weeks after the two associations voted to strike. Both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association have been in negotiations with the District since February of 2018.last_img read more

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Ft Hunter Liggett Neighbors Explore Partnership Opportunities

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials from Fort Hunter Liggett (FHL) and neighboring communities have signed a series of partnership agreements to leverage each other’s resources and improve services at the installation and the surrounding region near the central California coast.“We already have a history of working with many of these community partners,” said FHL Commander Col. Jan Norris. “These agreements [solidify] our partnerships and give us a platform to further enhance what we can do for each other.”FHL and community partners have been meeting for the last four months to discuss potential partnerships which culminated with a signing ceremony at Hartnell College in King City, reported FHL Public Affairs. Two of the agreements address fire safety and encroachment.FHL will assist the local Fire Safe Council and County Emergency Response Team by providing personnel to conduct fuel reduction activities outside the post. Activities will include clearing existing fire breaks and constructing an escape route for residents.The installation will partner with the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo to identify parcels outside of FHL that could be protected through conservation easements under the Army’s Compatible Use Buffer Program. The two also will work with landowners to negotiate transactions.Under a partnership under discussion, Mee Memorial Hospital would provide personnel to operate the post’s medical clinic at FHL. Separately, officials have discussed collaborating with the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority to supply woody biomass for the new waste-to-energy plant the post is building, FHL spokeswoman Amy Phillips told 360.“What we’ve accomplished in just three meetings, to have almost a dozen contracts to sign, is an amazing feat,” said Charles Lubeshkoff of Marstel Day.Marstel Day’s community partnership teams have helped more than 30 installations engage local leaders to reach partnering agreements with neighboring municipalities. Over the past four years, the environmental planning firm has identified more than 350 potential partnerships and coordinated more than 90 signed agreements for installations and surrounding communities.“We do this by inviting stakeholders to workshops, identifying opportunities for partnerships, and facilitating the partners to transform the good ideas into enduring drafted agreements,” said Charles Bradshaw of Marstel Day.last_img read more

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Madhura Raja 1st week boxoffice collection Mammoottys film continues its steady hunt

first_imgYouTube ScreenshotMammootty’s ‘Madhura Raja’ released on April 12 has completed its one-week box-office run all across the world, and it is slowly emerging as the biggest blockbuster in the career of the megastar. As per latest updates, ‘Madhura Raja’ has collected more than Rs 20 crore from Kerala box-office alone, and considering the booking statuses for this weekend, the figure may surpass Rs 25 crore by the end of this weekend.’Madhura Raja’ can be considered as a comeback movie of Mammootty who continuously failed to make strong impacts at the box-office in the past few years. Even though movies like ‘The Great Father’ and ‘Abrahaminte Santhathikal’ received positive responses from critics, these films failed to make it big at the box-office, despite bolstering collection figures publicized by the fans of the actor.’Madhura Raja’ received a grand opening in its opening day from theatres all across Kerala. It collected more than Rs 4.2 crore from Kerala in its opening day, while the worldwide collection was a whopping Rs 9 crore. In its opening weekend, ‘Madhura Raja’ collected Rs 11 crore from the Kerala box-office. Even though the film faced a small setback in weekdays, the collections have started improving from Friday evening shows.In the meantime, Mohanlal’s ‘Lucifer’ is also enjoying a steady run at the box-office. The film has already crossed the Rs 100 crore mark, and trade experts believe that this film is going to emerge as an industry hit at Mollywood box-office. However, Tamilrockers has recently released the pirated copy of ‘Lucifer’ online, and it may affect the collection of the movie in the coming days.Vyshakh who previously made ‘Pulimurugan’ the reigning industry hit of Mollywood has directed ‘Madhura Raja’. Through ‘Madhura Raja’, Vyshakh has once again proved that he is the SS Rajamouli of Mollywood who can craft beautiful movies even using average scripts.The film features Mammootty in the role of Raja, a comic goon who fights against the evils in the society. Apart from the megastar, ‘Madhura Raja’ also stars Anusree, Jagapathi Babu, Salim Kumar, Nedumudi Venu and Vijayaraghavan in other prominent roles.last_img read more

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Xray blood test exercise recommended for Khaleda

first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoThe government-formed medical team for jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has recommended X-ray, blood test and exercise as the team sent its report to the jail authorities on Tuesday.Earlier on Sunday, the medical team visited Khaleda in jail and examined her health.Talking to reporters the next day, Monday, the head of the medical team M Shamsuzzaman, also the head of the orthopaedics department at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Khaleda is sick but her ailment is not serious.He had said the medical team talked to Khaleda. “She feels pain in neck, left arm and legs. Her arm has a feel like swooning. Additional drugs have been prescribed. Besides, she has been asked to do physical exercise regularly. The fact is: She is ill, but not serious,” Shamsuzzaman had told reporters on Monday.But Khaleda told the authorities that she would not take treatment from them. She rather demanded a team of personal doctors for her treatment, according to the officials concerned.    Talking to reporters at his secretariat office on Tuesday after a meeting, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia will be treated as per the recommendations of the medical team.“Necessary measures would be taken as per the recommendations made by the medical team over Khaleda Zia’s treatment.”On 8 February last, a special court sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and sent her to jail.When a smokescreen over the illness of the opposition leader is brewing up in the political arena with a rumour going around that her arch-rival Bangladesh Awami League (AL)-led government might send Khaleda abroad in the name of her treatment, ahead of the general elections, the government formed medical team Sunday, to assess the BNP chairperson’s health.Read more:Khaleda refuses to take treatment from govt doctors Medical team examines Khaleda’s health conditionlast_img read more

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Immigration SI suspended over pilots visit to Qatar without passport

first_imgShahjalal-AirportA sub-inspector of immigration police Kamruzzaman is temporarily suspended after Biman Bangladesh’s pilot Fazal Mahmud Chowdhury reached Qatar without his passport.Additional superintendent of immigration police’s special branch, Ismail Hossain, said SI Kamruzzaman has been suspended as he did not carry out his duties properly.According to the immigration police, pilot Fazal Mahmud was asked about his passport while he was going on a flight on 5 June. Fazal said his passport was in his bag. As pilots and crews regularly travel on flights, Fazal was allowed to cross immigration with crew ID. However, he should have showed his passport. SI Kamruzzaman should have allowed him crossing the immigration after seeing the passport.On 5 June, captain Fazal Mahmud Chowdhury took off a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and reached Qatar. After landing at Dohar Hamad International Airport, he did not find his passport. He claimed that he mistakenly kept his passport in another bag. After sending passport from Bangladesh, his immigration completed.Meanwhile, different media outlets reported that Fazal Mahmud was arrested by Qatar immigration authorities. Biman authorities, however, explained that he was not arrested.The cabinet division has formed an investigation committee as Fazal Mahmud was reportedly detained by Qatar immigration as he was no passport. Besides, the home ministry formed another body to investigate the matter.last_img read more

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Wellness Centers Offer Health Joy to Seniors

first_imgDelores Robinson and Renna Summers at the Hayes Senior Wellness Center.WASHINGTON – Catherine Pridgen could no longer bear the thought of sitting in the house she once shared with her husband.  After Pridgen’s husband died from cancer, she needed somewhere to go so she would not be depressed. This, she said, was when she learned about the Hayes Senior Wellness Center Center.Hayes, in Ward 6, is the latest of six senior wellness centers that caters to Washington’s senior residents, ages 60 years and older.The others include Bernice Elizabeth Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center in Ward 1, Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center in Ward 4, Model Cities Senior Wellness Center in Ward 5, Washington Seniors Wellness Center in Ward 7 and Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center in Ward 8.Mr. Prince, 98, and Lorenzo Lewis, 84, enjoy a game of checkers at Hayes Senior Wellness Center.There are classes in nutrition, exercise, reflexology, smoking cessation, and other health care concerns. The centers include seminars, support groups, auxiliary activities, creative arts, and intergenerational programs.  Activities offered at Hayes Center include aerobics exercise, yoga, weight lifting, line dancing, daily lunches and field trips. The services at all the facilities focus on wellness, promoting better health, and preventing disease.  One of the goals, officials said, is provide help that allows seniors to maintain their independence and avoid premature institutionalization, such as nursing homes.Before coming to the Hayes center, most of the seniors occupied their days at the Sherwood Recreation Center.  The seniors were relocated to Hayes Center because Sherwood Center did not have a functioning kitchen.Renna Summers,78, who lives alone at her Capitol Hill Towers apartment, has been coming to the Hayes Senior Wellness Center for two years. She particularly likes communicating with people, dancing, and playing cards and games. “I get to go to my doctor’s appointments and my dentist appointments by coming to the center,” she said. “Seabrook picks us up and carries us free of charge.”Catherine Pridgen, 76, found an oasis at the Hayes Senior Wellness Center following the death of her husband.Although the center provides an excellent place for seniors to socialize, they still get bored sometimes. “Some days we do nothing,” Delores Robinson said.  “I think we should have more activities. We should go on more field trips and have other games we can be involved in when we’re just sitting around after lunch and doing nothing other than playing cards. Maybe we can have some board games and things like that,”Another senior at the center who wanted to be referred to as ‘The Doctor’ or ‘Pastor Allen’ said he was very appreciative the center. “I was born in the ’40s and they had boys’ clubs, not really community centers,” he said. “The community centers are new for seniors.”There are approximately 68 community centers in DC that cater to children, teens, adults and seniors. These centers provide a gateway to learning and involve fun activities. There is usually a center that is close to your home.Pridgen, like many other seniors, sees the community centers as a home away from home.“When somebody dies and you are in the house where they lived, you get depressed,” she said in reference to her decased husband. So I said,‘I got to go,  I can’t stay here.’ We were like two old people. I would be in one room watching my show and he would be in one room. And every time I look around when I couldn’t see him, I said ‘Oh no, I got to go.’”For more information on Washington’s senior wellness centers, call 202.724.5622 or visit http://dcoa.dc.gov/service/senior-wellness-centerslast_img read more

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Author Barry Fletcher Releases Second Printing of Book on President Barack Obamas

first_imgBy Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFROAuthor, CEO and entrepreneur, Barry Fletcher released the second printing of his latest book “President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016” in January of this year. The book takes readers on an unique, poetic journey of President Barack Obama’s presidency.The book, whose original version was released around the time Obama left office, provides readers of all ages, a detailed, historical monthly recap of Obama’s presidential experiences from 2008 to 2016.Author Barry Fletcher, left, releases the second printing of his latest book “President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016.”The second printing is updated and includes a compelling foreword from Fletcher along with more news-based, politically savvy, information. It includes contextual preludes to each poetic entry as well.With each month, Fletcher uses his rhymes influenced from old school R&B and hip hop to describe Obama’s presidency – both ups and down where he provides a summary, a poem and picture that goes along with each entry.“I wrote it in a poetic cadence because I wanted the amateurs – the layman’s or the young to be able to understand what Obama did,” Fletcher said. “So, I thought my plain words were better than just me using a whole lot of sophisticated writing and big words. Just break it down and then maybe compare it to some stuff that happened in history.”Fletcher describes the book as an easy and fun read for his audience. He described the book as a coffee table book that sits there, where you can choose what chapter you want to read based on your curiosity about what Obama was doing at a certain time in a year.The copy gives a sense of nostalgia, but it will also help the reader connect to historical events in the African-American community and information from U.S. History that relates to President Obama’s term, ranging from the beginning of the country’s history to Jim Crow and current issues.“What African-Americans accomplished a lot of times, is not brought out . . .,” Fletcher said.“You’ve got to look at the past you know. How did we get to this point? And tie it into where we are now and how that might affect our future.”Fletcher recounts other major events such as Obama’s first inauguration, the passing of the Affordable Care Act and more in the book. He acquired most of his information from newspapers, news channels and political figures. Although it took Fletcher eight years to write the book, he said it was worth it.“The message was merely to follow him, but Obama is such a scholar,” Fletcher said. “He takes you back in history. He pulled me back to my roots. He lets you know what’s going on.”“So, it made me research and get more into the whole political discourse,” Fletcher added.“Then after I learned, I was so anxious about telling other people . . . share with other folks you know. Let them see the light.”Through the 96 poems, Fletcher attempts to reignite the love they had and continue to have for the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American president, despite the current president’s effort to diminish Obama’s legacy. He wants readers to understand the journey Obama took and the trials, tribulations and accomplishments he experienced – and maybe it could inspire the Black family, especially the young audience, to become politically involved.“If the millennials don’t get in line, we’re doomed to repeat ourselves,” Fletcher said. “We’re going to go backwards. I started thinking, “What can you say to a senior to ring a note for them to say, maybe I should talk to my nephew, should be running for counsel?’”Fletcher also spoke on how hard it is to find people who can even hold conversations about politics. He said people just don’t know and are not aware. “That’s the weakest part of the Black community if you ask me,” Fletcher said. “Obama was a shining, beacon of light to make us more aware. I could tell President Obama to his face, that, ‘You woke me up brother’ and so I tried to do all that I could to try to spread the word.”For those interested in purchasing Fletcher’s book, please visit https://www.barackobamabook.netlast_img read more

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Experience luxury at this Barrel House

first_imgLord of the Drinks Barrel House is all set to electrify people, with its upbeat music and extensive bar menu which is fortified with an array of classic cocktails, a large wine menu combined with contemporary favourites such as frozen cocktails and a wide range of liqueur for every palate. It is the sixth in the series of LOTD outlets and has just opened up in Gurgaon. This one is a spectacular 10,000 sq. ft lounge, located in the heart of Gurgaon, the plush sector 29 market, and is spread across two levels each with a unique bar setup which gives you a perfect ambience for a stunning evening with your loved ones. The interiors are done extremely tastefully with imported vintage chandeliers and woodwork that gives off a warm vibe. One gets a view of the state-of-the-art micro-brewery, the biggest in the entire Sector 29 market, as soon as one enters through the front door. The brewery produces some of the best butter beer you will ever taste. The walls are decorated with abstract mirrors on one side and skull-plates on the other. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe interiors are based on a play of contrasting themes – conventional and contemporary at once. And the theme is a balance between ‘luxury’ and ‘tribal’. Lord of The Drinks, being a high-end and youth-centric brand, demanded innovative design and planning. The entire wall on the left is decorated with mirrors of abstract shapes to give the bar a high-end vibe while skull plates are placed on the right hand side of the wall to make the interiors more youthful. The ceiling is also decorated with vintage chandeliers, giving it a luxurious aura. ‘Tribal’ elements are added to the interiors with special sofas and lounge chairs which have Aztec styled hand woven rugs. These two elements combined together, definitely makes Lord of The Drinks Barrel House a favourite among the customers.last_img read more

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Mouth Watering Delicacies for Jamais

first_imgTHE STADEL : Even after completing 15 successful years in the hospitality industry, The Stadel’s quest for excellence continues. In an effort to live up to this commitment they are presenting the exclusively appointed Jamai Sasthi Bengali Thali Menu. Don’t leave a chance to enjoy the delectable meal on June 19 as the menu is specially curated by Executive Chef – Naresh Kumar Dash.Where: First Innings, multicuisine restaurantWhen: June 19 (Lunch and Dinner) Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpecial for the day: Veg Lunch Thali at Rs. 800, Non Veg Lunch Thali at Rs. 900, Veg Dinner Thali at Rs. 899, Non Veg Dinner Thali at Rs. 999. CHAPTER 2: The custom of enjoying some quality time with the family marks the beautiful festival of Jamai Sasthi. Take some time out from your busy schedule on this auspicious day and enjoy the delectable meals at Chapter 2 while listening to live retro music with your son-in-laws.Where: Chapter 2, 164/1 Maniktala Main Road. Mani Square Mall Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhen: June 18 and 19Timings: 12 pm – 10:30 pmChef’s choice: Cream of Chicken Soup, Prawn on Toast, English Fish Fingers, Prawn Newburg, Beckti Florentine, Chicken Paprika, Lamb Chops, Lamb Goulash, Meat Lasagne, Cheese Cake, Baked Alaska and Caramel Custard.Pocket Pinch: Rs 1000 + Taxes (for two) The GT ROUTE: Celebrate Jamai Sasthi at The GT Route, the multi-cuisine restaurant of Jameson Inn Shiraz which is offering a special thali that includes a wide array of lip-smacking Bengali delicacies. Where: 56, Park St Area, Mullick Bazar CrossingWhen: June 19Timings: 12 pm – 4 pm (Lunch) and 7 pm – 11.30 pm (Dinner)Pocket Pinch- for one: Rs. 749+ TaxChef’s choice: elaborate menu will include Aam Lassi, Saag Bhaja with Ghee, Sona Moong Dal With Begun Bhaja, Katla Kalia, Chingri Malai Curry, Mangshor Jhol, Lachha Salad, Shubhashito Basmati, Aam Chutney, Papad, Mishti Doi, Rosogolla and Paan. HOLIDAY INN KOLKATA AIRPORT: Celebrate Jamai Sasthi at Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport with an array of Bengali delicacies to make this family festival memorable. The feast, open for both lunch and dinner at Social Kitchen, will bring alive the culture and flavour of Bengal.Where: Social Kitchen, Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport, Biswa Bangla Sarani, Rajarhat Newtown,When: June 18 and 19Timings: 12 pm– 3.00 pm (Lunch) 7pm-11pm (Dinner)Pocket Pinch- for one: Rs. 1250 + Tax (for both the days)Chef’s choice: Aamer Chutney, Bhaja Papad, Piyaz Posto Bata, Panch Rokom Bhaja, Loote Jhuri, Bekti Fish Cutlet , Basonti Pulao, Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal, Chanar Kalia, Mochar Dhoka, Chingri Purer Potolar Dolma, Pabda Sorse and Ilish Paturi. And the dessert counter will have Rosogolla, Paayesh, Misti Doi, Aam Kathal Jam Leechu and Misti Paan. OUDH 1590: Biryanis make a comeback at the connoisseur’s food palate at Oudh 1590 during Jamai Soshthi. The festival promises to offer an enriching platter like never before. Bring your family and enjoy a grand palette this Jamai Soshthi.When: OngoingWhere: Oudh 1590 – 23/B Deshapriya Park, Kolkata and CD-86, Sector 1. Salt Lake City. Timings: 12:30pm to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:30pmPocket Pinch (for two): Rs 850/- plus taxesChef’s recommendation: Awadhi Nargisi Biryani, Yakhni Gosht Biryani, Keema Biryani, Gosht Bhuna Khichri, Murgh Pulao, Shikari Bater Purdah Biryani, Gomti Sugandhi Mahi Pulao, Jheenga Kofta Biryani, Multani Kanthal Biryani, Awadhi Palak Biryani and Subz Kofta Biryani Oh! CALCUTTA: Take your family to Oh! Calcutta and enjoy the special buffer arranged by them. From an array of starters to the healthy salads, mouth-watering main course and tempting desserts, you would love every part of the meal.Where: Oh! CalcuttaWhen: June 19 (for lunch and Dinner) and June 24 and 25.Pocket pinch: Rs 950 AI.Chef’s recommendation: Prawn Cocktail, Fish Chop, Gondhoraj Salad, Aloo Bhate, Kashmiri Aloo Dom, Subzi Aam Kasundi, Chef Special vegetable, Steamed Gobindobhog Rice, Gondhoraj Mousse, Malpua and Lichur Payesh THE PARK: Treat your beloved son-in-law at The Bridge while we take care of his bills. The special buffet consisting of vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections include live counter, steamy soups, fresh salads and quick bites. The main course consists of mutton rezala, fish curry, matar paneer, vegetable pulao and lachha paratha to go with. The dessert counter includes kesari kulfi, chocolate and cherry crepe gateaux, baked peanut and caramel cheese cake.Where: The ParkWhen: June 17 – 19Pocket pinch (for one): 1495 A.I without alcohol (meal for son-in-law is complimentary)last_img read more

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