Ayodhya case main litigant Mahant Bhaskar Das dead

first_imgMahant Bhaskar Das, the main litigant in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, passed away in Ayodhya on September 16. He was 89.The seer, head of Nirmohi Akhada, was a petitioner in the case since 1959. He was admitted to a private medical facility on September 12 following breathing problems where he later suffered a brain stroke. The seer will be cremated at the Tulsi ghat in Ayodhya later on September 16, close associates told IANS.Doctors had earlier advised that he be taken to a super-speciality hospital either in Lucknow or Delhi. However, the ageing priest refused to leave the temple town. Faizabad MP Lallu Singh, former UPCC president Nirmal Khatri and several local BJP and RSS leaders besides others paid their homage to the seer. All shops in the Hanumangarhi area in Ayodhya have downed their shutters as a mark of respect. The seer’s disciples recalled that he had cordial relations with Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the case, who passed away in July 2016.last_img read more

In UP, power supply still a dream for 1.3 crore households

first_img In the absence of power supply, most residents of Barinpurwa have solar panels, ranging from 20 to 100 watts, installed on their rooftops or in the open. Ranjeeta has a 40-watt solar panel, which cost her ₹4,500, installed on her roof. “I bought it 10 months ago. It serves basic needs but during foggy days and during the rains we have to live in darkness,” she said.While the Centre recently claimed that it had electrified the last inhabited village in the country, 3.13 crore households in India still live without electricity. The highest number of such households are in Uttar Pradesh, 1.33 crore.Only 56% households are electrified in the state, as per the Centre’s Saubhagya scheme portal. Only Jharkhand fares worse than UP, at 48%.The figure for Barabanki, where Barinpurwa is located, is below average, at 51%, but slightly better than districts like Jalaun, Jhansi and Lalitpur, all in Bundelkhand, which have only 25, 27 and 26% of households electrified even today.Last September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Saubhagya scheme to provide “last mile connectivity and service connections to all remaining households in both rural and urban areas to achieve universal household electrification” by December 31, 2018. The task in UP is clearly uphill. According to the state government, from October 2017 to March 2018, it gave out 15.88 lakh power connections under the scheme, out of which 8.77 lakh were handed out to poor families. Oil lamp is the popular source of light in Barinpurwa. | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt The market of Tiwaripur majra in Kolahda village where residents have installed solar panel in open area.  According to Saubhagya portal, 4.21 lakh households were electrified in UP in January, 5.41 lakh in February, 1.50 lakh in March and 2.45 lakh in April. Last year, the state also claimed to provide electricity to 61,000 majras and targets another 62 lakh in 2018.However, residents of Tiwaripur majra in Kolahda village are still without power. Shailendri Tiwari’s house is one of them. Electric wires pass through right outside her house, but the family still does not have a power connection.The poles supply power to the next hamlet as hers is still being surveyed by officials. “When the power department people came to install these poles, I asked them to connect it to my house, but they demanded ₹35,000 for the cables and transformer. Now, if I had that much money, wouldn’t I purchase a big solar roof?” asked Shailendri.Her family depends on tiny emergency lights, which are charged through a 20-watt solar panel. She does not use lamps as she is no longer entitled for kerosene. The lack of electric supply poses great challenges to her four daughters, all of whom are in school. The family has been regularly writing to the electricity department requesting electrification of their majra. On February 5, the department finally wrote back saying that the majra was still being surveyed under the ‘Power for All’ scheme, which was launched jointly by the Centre and state last April, and that the households would be electrified by December 2018.Executive engineer of the UP Power Corporation (Madhyanchal), Bhaskar, said the households still left to be electrified were being surveyed and on April 12 the work in his area had been deputed to Bajaj Electricals.“They are carrying out the door-to-door survey, finding out which village has households left behind. They will also do the electrification bit, be it fitting poles or putting up transformers,” said Bhaskar.UP Power Minister Shrikant Sharma said he was confident of achieving the target of total electrification of the remaining households in the state by December as the infrastructure for Saubhagya scheme was ready on the ground.When the BJP came to power in UP, he said, the state had 1.87 crore un-electrified households, but in one year the BJP government gave out connections to 36 lakh people.“If you compare, the track record of the last 15 years comes to 6.5 lakh connections per year. While in one year, we have given out 36 lakh connections. You can estimate the speed at which we are working,” he said. Barinpurwa is a Dalit majra — majra being a hamlet — with a population of 250-300, within the Manodharpur gram sabha of Barabanki district. While the gram sabha is technically electrified, the residents of Barinpurva still have to rely on kerosene lamps to beat the darkness. Many of them have installed solar panels for basic power supply. The village is located barely 50 km from the capital of Uttar Pradesh.Durgesh Bari’s house, located at the entry to the majra, does not have a fan or a TV set as he has no power supply. There is not a single electric pole or transformer in the majra. While the kitchen is kept out of darkness by kerosene lamps, a 20-watt solar panel helps charge mobile phones and tiny emergency lights so that the children can study in the evening. And when that fails, the family relies on a shop at the village square to charge phones at a nominal fee though a generator.“Last year some people came with electric poles and dug pits too. The women were so excited they helped them dig. But before they could plant them in our majra, they took the poles back and installed them in the neighbouring majra, saying they had come here due to a clerical mistake,” said Durgesh, pointing to the dug-out patches outside his house. That was the closest the Dalit family, which farms 1.5 bigha land for survival, came to having a power connection.Sudha, Durgesh’s mother, said the going gets tough during peak summer when the heat makes life difficult under the tin roof without a fan. “When it gets unbearable, I run to the trees for shade,” she says.Moreover, the family has to utilise the kerosene frugally as the household only gets 2 litres per month in ration, added Sudha.last_img read more

Indian soldier dies in Pakistan firing

first_imgOne soldier was killed in a fierce exchange of fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri as Pakistan resorted to “unprovoked” ceasefire violation in Pir Panchal Valley’s Rajouri district and the Kashmir Valley and two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a ‘commander’, were killed in an encounter in Anantnag on Tuesday.A Jammu-based Army spokesman identified the soldier killed as Naik Krishan Lal. “The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Sunderbani Sector in Rajouri on Tuesday. The Indian Army responded strongly and effectively. Heavy damage to Pakistani Army posts and casualties to Pakistani soldiers have been inflicted by our troops,” he said.Rajouri and Poonch districts have witnessed intermittent incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the past one week, which left a 12-day infant dead and two civilians injured.Pakistani troops also resorted to heavy firing and shelling in Kashmir’s Kupwara from 1 p.m. up to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The residents of Karnah had to ran for cover as shells rained near residential areas. Nazir Ahmad, a local, said his family members were stranded at different locations for many hours due to the sudden shelling.“Two residents received minor injuries and were shifted to the Sub-District Hospital, Tangdhar. Both are out of danger,” said sub-divisional magistrate Dr. Alyas Ahmad.National Conference (NC) president and Srinagar MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah said it was the population living across the LoC that had to bear the brunt of escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.“It’s high-time both the countries respected the dignity of lives of people living across the border. The need of the hour calls for total cessation of hostilities,” he said.2 Jaish militants killedThe police said the slain militants were JeM commander Fayaz Panzoo from Tral and his associate Shaan Showkat from Kanalwan area.“Panzoo was a top commander and was involved in an attack on the CRPF in Anantnag town on June 12 this year, which left five CRPF personnel and one police officer dead,” said the police.last_img read more

Cojuangco: PH will end Olympic drought with 5 golds in Tokyo 2020

first_img“I already have two sure candidates in mind,” said Cojuangco during the thanksgiving mass and dinner party for the Philippine Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games delegation Friday night at V Corporate building in Makati City.Cojuangco, however, declined to name the athletes and the national sports associations who can make history by delivering the first-ever gold medal for the Philippines in the Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I have a strong feeling they can win it. But I don’t want to mention the sport; I don’t want to pressure them,” said the POC chief. “We just have to fuel them up with high-octane gasoline and their performances can translate into gold medals.”Cojuangco said the athletes are homegrown but hinted that other potential gold medals could also come from swimmers and tracksters based in the United States. “We need a training center to achieve this. Without a training center, getting those medals will be difficult,” he pointed out.According to Cojuangco, there’s already a masterplan for the construction of a new sports facility in Clark Green City while the POC is also looking at another site in Iba, Zambales, to put up a training center.The Philippines could only settle for another silver medal courtesy of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games, 20 years after boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco delivered the last medal for the country with a silver performance in the 1996 Atlanta Games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo bags sixth win, hands NU third straight loss BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president POC President Peping Cojuangco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Philippines won’t simply end the country’s gold medal drought in the Olympics in the 2020 Tokyo Games. But it’s going to do so in style.Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco Jr. believes Filipino athletes are capable of winning five gold medals in Tokyo, but only if the country puts up the proper training facilities needed for these athletes to succeed.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Nextlast_img read more

PHOTOS: Children Reading with State Minister Terrelonge

first_imgMinister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge (left), interacts with students of Half-Way Tree Primary School, today (May 7), to mark Read Across Jamaica Day. This forms part of activities slated for Education Week, observed from May 5 to 11, under the theme ‘Empowering Educators: Retooling, Innovating, Networking for Sustainable Development’.last_img

Inviting indigenous people into economy means 277B economic boost report

first_imgThe Canadian PressOTTAWA _ The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board says Canada’s GDP would get an annual boost of $27.7 billion if barriers were removed to ensure Indigenous people can participate in the economy.The group’s latest report, to be released Tuesday, says equal economic opportunity for Indigenous peoples would help Canada address ongoing economic challenges caused by low productivity and demographic pressure from an aging population.It also notes the productivity of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples would match that of their non-Indigenous counterparts if they received the same level of education and training.The report says an additional $8.5 billion in income could be earned every year by the Indigenous workforce if education and training gaps are closed.For example, it suggests B.C. could stand to benefit to the tune of $1.4 billion a year in additional income earned by more than 125,000 workers, while Ontario could bring in an additional $2 billion through more than 169,000 workers.The board says the Indigenous labour force is underutilized, despite the fact the Indigenous population is young and growing fast.Dawn Madahbee Leach, the board’s interim chair, says economic development can also assist in reconciliation efforts.“I can tell you first-hand, when somebody is provided with a job, they are able to provide for their families with regards to basic needs like shelter and food and then they become a role model for their children,” she said.“This report deals … with helping our people to help themselves through employment, through education and training.”news@aptn.calast_img read more

Starbucks Canada closes stores for training on race bias inclusion

first_imgStarbucks closed about 1,100 Canadian locations this afternoon for training on race, bias and inclusion.This @Starbucks on 5 St. and 6 Ave SW is one of about 1,100 locations across Canada closing early for inclusiveness training today. #yyc pic.twitter.com/Pvs7qIVm6e— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) June 11, 2018In a letter to customers, Starbucks Canada president Michael Conway says the training will involve sharing experiences, listening to experts, reflecting on the realities of bias in society and talking about how employees can create public spaces where everyone feels like they belong.The training comes after the Seattle-based company publicly apologized for the arrest of two black men who had been refused permission to use the washroom of a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia.In his letter, Conway calls the incident “reprehensible” and says the training isn’t just about what happened in Philadelphia, but about humanity and making sure all customers feel safe and welcome.In late May, 8,000 U.S. locations were shut for an afternoon for similar training.last_img read more

Fort St John crosswalks to display walk symbol by default

first_imgThis means that for pedestrians walking along primary roads, the walk signal will be displayed by default when the traffic light turns green, without the need to push the activation button. For pedestrians crossing primary roads, even if the activation button is pressed after the light has turned green, the walk signal will be displayed during that light cycle, provided the minimum green timing is not exceeded. The changes mean that it will be less likely that pedestrians will need to wait for a traffic light to complete a full cycle before the walk signal displays allowing them to cross the road. However, Shopland said that advance left turn signals will also display before the pedestrian signal if they have been activated by the presence of a vehicle in the left turn lane.Shopland also said in his report that a chirper will be added to the crosswalk at the intersection of 100 Ave. and 96 St. He added that with the change to a rest in walk state, the unit will chirp continually, and staff are investigating what will be required to activate this feature only when the button is pushed. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Crosswalks in Fort St. John will be getting a bit more pedestrian-friendly in the near future after councillors voted in favour of modifying intersections to display the ‘walk’ symbol by default.Earlier this month, Council voted in favour of a motion by Mayor Lori Ackerman for staff to look at ways of making intersections in Fort St. John more pedestrian-friendly. The Mayor’s motion was made in the wake of recommendations from Urban Systems on how to improve the quality of life in Fort St. John during the winter months.At Monday’s council meeting, Integrated Services General Manager Victor Shopland recommended that staff modify the traffic control signals to allow for non-actuated coordinated and pedestrian recall walk signals on primary streets, as well as pedestrian-activated walk signals on side streets. A pedestrian in Fort St. John misses a green light in Fort St. John. New changes to traffic light operation mean that the walk signal will be displayed by default along primary roads. Photo by Chris Newton. A green traffic light in Fort St. John with the advance left turn signal lit. Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

4th after USA Russia China to enter space super league

first_imgNEW DELHI: After shooting down a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite with its indigenously developed Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) weapon, India is now a reckoning space power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address to the nation.On March 27, at 11:16 am, India successfully launched its A-SAT weapon that targetted an Indian satellite which had been decommissioned and was orbiting an LEO at a height of 300 km from Earth’s surface. DRDO’s Ballistic Missile Interceptor, a part of the ongoing ballistic missile defence programme, was deployed. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThis ‘technological mission’ was carried out by DRDO from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex in Odisha. The team of scientists was able to accomplish the task of locating, destroying and confirming the destruction of said satellite within three minutes. Mission Shakti deserves celebration as this is the first time that India has tested and successfully demonstrated its capability to interdict and intercept a satellite in outer space based on complete indigenous technology. Rightly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is ‘a proud moment’ for Indians. A-SAT weapons play a crucial role in locating, intercepting and destroying incoming satellite that may threaten national security. However, the sphere of space weapons is contentious. Strict guidelines are enforced under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, of which India is a signatory. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe treaty strongly prohibits the use of weapons of mass destruction in space. However, with its A-SAT weapon, India has been careful to not overstep any points of the treaty. India has also expressed support to the substantive consideration of Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) in the Conference on Disarmament, where it has been on agenda since 1982. Clearly, India’s intent is less offensive and more a defensive tool of strengthening national security and propelling the development of greater space technology. Earlier, China’s test in 2007 received widespread criticism from the global community, which iterated that the Dragon’s attempt to launch A-SAT weapons had “serious consequences of engaging in the militarisation of space”.last_img read more

Speaker of Kazakh Senate Welcomes Political Ties between Morocco Kazakhstan

first_imgAstana – Speaker of the Senate of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, welcomed on Tuesday the excellent political and cultural ties between Morocco and Kazakhstan, noting that his country considers Morocco as an essential and important partner in North Africa.Meeting in Astana with Speaker of the House of Advisors, Mohamed Cheikh Biadillah, Tokayev stressed the need to strengthen and consolidate economic cooperation between Morocco and Kazakhstan.The Kazakh official said that bilateral economic relations do not match the strong political relations between Astana and Rabat, as trade between the two countries has not exceeded 86 million dollars in the previous year. For his part, Speaker of the House of Advisors highlighted the major political and economic reforms undertaken by Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, and which were supported by all the political parties, stating in this context that the reform process was also supported by NGOs and civil society.Regarding the issue of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, Biadillah noted that the project of autonomy under the Moroccan sovereignty, which aims to reach a final settlement of the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, provides the most appropriate framework to achieve a just and true solution to the dispute that meets the expectations of the people of the region.last_img read more

Paul Georges Legacy Could Be Dr Js … Or Danny Grangers

NBA’s free agency period begins on July 1, and some big names might switch teams, whether by choosing to sign elsewhere or getting traded. In the video above, Nate Silver looks at FiveThirtyEight’s player projections for three players — Paul George, Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin — who might be on the move.

Willian respects Contes decisions

first_imgWhile admitting that it has been difficult to not start as many games as he would have liked at Chelsea, Willian insisted that he respects the decisions that have been taken by Antonio Conte this seasonDespite not being selected in the starting eleven for their FA Cup final win against Manchester United last month, Willian was voted Chelsea’s players’ Player of the Year.In the club’s final five games of the season, Conte chose to leave the Brazilian midfielder out of the starting line-up in four of those five matches.But, as he prepares with the rest of the Brazil squad at Tottenham’s training ground ahead of the World Cup, Willian revealed that he was satisfied with his season at Chelsea.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“I was happy with my performance during the season, I played very well I always try to do my best and work hard,” he told Sky Sports.“Sometimes to stay on the bench is difficult but I respect the decision of the manager. I think it was that I don’t have nothing more to say about my club because now I want to have focus here on the national team and the World Cup.”Willian, who has two years remaining on his contract, has been strongly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho keen on bringing him to Manchester United.last_img read more

Casemiro Ronaldo should win Ballon dOr not Modric

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d’Or this year instead of Luka Modric, says the Croatian’s Real Madrid team-mate CasemiroModric has had the most impressive year of his career to date and has already beaten Ronaldo to the World Cup Golden Ball and the UEFA Player of the Year awards.The 32-year-old playmaker is now being heavily backed by the likes of Real teammate Isco to put an end to Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold of the Ballon d’Or.Modric’s prospects were likely increased following another superb display for Real in Tuesday night’s Champions League opener against AS Roma, which saw the Croatian’s flawless pass create an opening for Gareth Bale to score the second goal in the club’s 3-0 win.Meanwhile, Ronaldo was shown a straight red card after just 29 minutes into his Champions League debut for Juventus against Valencia for an off-the-ball incident with defender Jeison Murillo.But Casemiro feels that former teammate Ronaldo deserves a sixth Ballon d’Or because it was his goals last season that helped fire Real to a third successive Champions League crown.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.“Luka’s year has been spectacular,” Casemiro told reporters on SportsMax.“But in my opinion, I would give it to Cristiano Ronaldo because he has been the best throughout last season.”Isco and substitute Mariano Diaz were the other goalscorers as Los Blancos began the defence of their Champions League title with a 3-0 win over Roma.“Last year they reached the semi-finals, almost got to the final, we have to value the match we have played,” Casemiro added.“I would say it was almost perfect, I’ll keep the goal chances that we have created. We will correct [mistakes], the important thing is to create 30 goal chances.“With Luka, Toni [Kroos] and Isco we have known each other for a long time, the quality they have is impressive, everything is easier, I know them and we feel very comfortable.”last_img read more

Haitian Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 16, 2017 – Nassau – Haitian Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas His Excellency Jean Victor Geneus, left, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Darren Henfield at the offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, August 14, 2017.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith)last_img

More poles arrive on island FortisTCI continuing to push ahead

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Editorial: Listen to your Mama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – More power poles over the weekend arrived in country to support the massive job of restoring the electricity of nearly the entire country still, nearly a month after Hurricane Irma which did the real damage to the #FortisTCI power supply system.   Worst hit are known:  Five Cays, Chalk Sound, Blue Hills and Grand Turk.FortisTCI is updating the government on a daily basis when it comes to electricity restoration progress and up to September 27th there were nearly 5,000 customers restored; 44% in Providenciales, 75% in North and Middle Caicos; 15% in South Caicos and Grand Turk had 51 customers with their power back on.The job in the Capital is extensive as 36 miles of electricity wire needs to be run and on Salt Cay, there is yet to be an assessment.   #MagneticMedia has been hounding leaders for a timeline for restoration of electricity, the Premier explains that FortisTCI is working on one and that information will come this week, according to Mrs. Robinson.As it relates to what Hurricanes Irma and Maria have cost the country, the tally is still unknown.  Premier Sharlene Robinson said the United Nations through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will help the Turks and Caicos determine what the economic impact is of the killer storms which pounded the Turks and Caicos Islands in September. #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Recommended for you Related Items:FORTIStci, magneticmedialast_img read more

Encinitas hosts 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Encinitas hosts 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Interfaith events will be held in El Cajon and Encinitas today to mark the National Day of Prayer, while Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells are set to attend the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House.The East County Mayors Prayer Luncheon is scheduled to be held at Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon at 11 a.m., featuring remarks from officials representing El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove. La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis and Lemon Grove Mayor Racquel Vasquez are expected to attend.El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells will be attending the National Day of Prayer Service at the White House with Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.Goldstein was invited to the White House event by President Donald Trump in a conversation following Saturday’s shooting during which Goldstein lost his right index finger.Santee Mayor John Minto will also be in Washington, D.C. to meet with the state’s Congressional delegation to discuss funding for improvements to state Route 52.Encinitas will hold its 26th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Breakfast at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center at 7:30 a.m., with Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Christian and Jewish clergy members and representatives of the Baha’i Faith set to speak.“In the midst of the current turmoil happening in America and across the globe, we need to come together as a community to show our love, respect and support for one another, regardless of religious affiliation,” Blakespear said. “This year’s prayer breakfast will be both a recognition of how far we’ve come and how much farther we need to go as a people to create a world based on acceptance and inclusion.”A bill signed into law by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1988 called on the president to issue a proclamation each year designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”In his proclamation declaring today as a National Day of Prayer, Trump said, “Our nation’s honored tradition of prayer has sustained us and strengthened our trust that God will continue to watch over and accompany us through the best of times and the darkest hours. May we as Americans never forget the power of prayer and the greatness of our Creator. On this National Day of Prayer, let each of us, according to our own faiths, call upon God for His guidance and express our gratitude for the love and grace He bestows on us and our country.” May 2, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Agencies Announce Partial Opening Of Recreation Areas and River

first_imgThe U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is opening the following areas to limited use: Jim’s Landing for day use of the boat launch, the overflow parking lot north of the Sterling Highway at the Visitor Contact Station, and Lower Skilak Boat Launch for boat launch access. The Kenai River remains closed beyond Jim’s Landing to Skilak Lake for public safety and in support of firefighting efforts. All boats must exit the river at Jim’s Landing. On the west side of SkilakWildlife Recreation Area, Lower Skilak campground and day use facility remains closed to public use. Skilak Lake Road from the west entrance at mp 75.2 of Sterling Highway will be opened to allow access to the Lower Skilak boat launch but all lands off the road, trailheads including Marsh Lake and Day Use facilities including Bottenintnin Lake remain closed. More information, detailed maps, and public safety information can be found online atkpboem.com or by visiting the official website for Chugach National Forest(https://www.fs.usda.gov/chugach/) and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (kenai.fws.gov). For statewide fire information, visit the AICC website at https://fire.ak.blm.gov/ or http://www.akfireinfo.com. The previous daytime limitation on this river use has also been removed, allowing for 24 hour publicuse. Additionally all refuge lands that have been burned are closed to public access. Consult the attached closure order for more details.center_img The U.S. Forest Service Chugach National Forest is opening the Russian River Campground, Russian Lake Trail, Russian River Falls, Barber Cabin, and the K’Beq Day Use Area for public use. This opening will occur at the same time as the Kenai River reopening. Although this area has not been directly affected by fire, stay aware of the firefighting personnel and equipment still active on roads and lands nearby. Visit the Chugach National Forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/chugach/home fordetails. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Agencies open areas to the public for recreation access effective at 12:01am on Tuesday.  This reopening of some portions of the Kenai River, Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge includes some areas that were burned by the Swan Lake Fire. Hazards exist in these burned areas that can be hard to see.Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks announces the reopening of a portion of the Upper Kenai River previously closed to support firefighting operations. The Kenai River between the state boat launch at the Cooper Landing bridge and Jim’s Landing will reopen to public use with the exception of the continued closure of a channel on the south side of the river from approximately River Mile 69.5 to River Mile 71.5 will also be closed to support firefighting activity.last_img read more

Questions Linger over Emergency Border Funding

first_imgThe Pentagon still has not announced what military construction money it will move around to fund the border wall, which President Trump declared a national emergency to build.Here’s the latest:The Pentagon has asked the Department of Homeland Security to explain how the border wall would help military “effectiveness” before it determines which priorities should go unfunded to pay for the construction, Military TimesDOD will have to ask Congress for authority to move money from various accounts to the counterdrug account so that the counterdrug account can then be used to build the border barrier, CQ reported. Defense authorizers and appropriators in both chambers would have to sign off on that, which is unlikely, further complicating the search for defense dollars to spend on the emergency.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is backing a resolution to disapprove of the emergency declaration, which is expected to pass the House, according to Politico. That would automatically trigger a Senate vote within 18 days.If four Republican Senators joined all Democrats, the resolution would pass there, too. Politico published a list of the Republicans who have been critical of the declaration.Court challenges continue to pop up. El Paso County, a border community in West Texas, joined the Border Network for Human Rights Thursday in a joint lawsuit asking a judge to rule the national emergency declaration to be unconstitutional, according to Time. ADC AUTHOR Customs and Border Protection photo by Nicholas Robbslast_img read more

NUEST And Tomorrow X Together To Perform At KCON In New York

first_imgThe much-anticipated announcement was made live via Facebook and Instagram. Tomorrow X Together, known as TXT, released their debut EP The Dream Chapter: STAR in March and debuted at No. 1 On the Emerging Artists chart. They were announced first. NU’EST, who was a part of the first-ever KCON in Irvine, Calif. in 2012 and will release their latest album in late April, was announced second. The convention, which brings panels, workshops and other events on K-pop, K-beauty, k-food, k-drama and all other things hallyu or Korean culture, will also come the Los Angeles Convention and Staples Center Oct. 15–18. No lineup details on the L.A. event have been announced yet. KCON happens in other countries around the world, including Japan and Thailand. For more information on KCON in the U.S., visit their website. Exclusive: ATEEZ Are Here To Win The Hearts Of K-Pop FansRead more Email Facebook Twitter NU’EST And Tomorrow X Together To Perform At KCON nuest-and-tomorrow-x-together-perform-kcon-new-york The convention, which brings panels, workshops and other events on K-pop, K-beauty, k-food, k-drama and all other things hallyu or Korean culture, will also come the Los Angeles Convention and Staples Center Oct. 15–18Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Apr 19, 2019 – 11:31 am KCON, the annual Korean entertainment and culture convention, has announced one veteran and one newcomer group of K-pop as the music artists for its 2019 New York event. Veterans NU’EST and rising stars Tomorrow X Together will perform at the convention, which is taking place July 6–7 at New York’s Madison Square Garden and Javits Center. While no other details have been revealed, KCON says that more lineup information around its fifth annual NY convention will be coming soon. News https://twitter.com/kconusa/status/1119035383348637696 NU’EST And Tomorrow X Together To Perform At KCON In New York last_img read more