LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Driven by younger audiences, the small-budget horror thriller “Happy Death Day” opened this weekend in the top spot at the box office with $26 million, while “Blade Runner 2049” slid into second place in its second weekend in theatres with $15.5 million.Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” debuted in third place with a higher than expected $13.1 million.Rounding out the top five were “It,” in fourth with $6 million, and “The Mountain Between Us,” in fifth with $5.8 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Happy Death Day,” Universal, $26,039,025, 3,149 locations, $8,269 average, $26,039,025, 1 Week.2. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $15,492,244, 4,058 locations, $3,818 average, $60,970,631, 2 Weeks.3. “The Foreigner,” STX Entertainment, $13,113,024, 2,515 locations, $5,214 average, $13,113,024, 1 Week.4. “It,” Warner Bros., $6,055,633, 3,176 locations, $1,907 average, $314,935,154, 6 Weeks.5. “The Mountain Between Us,” 20th Century Fox, $5,750,951, 3,259 locations, $1,765 average, $20,603,873, 2 Weeks.6. “American Made,” Universal, $5,500,950, 3,098 locations, $1,776 average, $40,230,815, 3 Weeks.7. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $5,379,417, 2,982 locations, $1,804 average, $89,716,457, 4 Weeks.8. “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Warner Bros., $4,316,424, 3,053 locations, $1,414 average, $51,579,113, 4 Weeks.9. “My Little Pony: The Movie,” Lionsgate, $4,111,877, 2,528 locations, $1,627 average, $15,625,311, 2 Weeks.10. “Victoria And Abdul,” Focus Features, $3,006,155, 900 locations, $3,340 average, $11,233,099, 4 Weeks.11. “Marshall,” Open Road, $3,000,805, 821 locations, $3,655 average, $3,000,805, 1 Week.12. “Flatliners,” Sony, $1,544,995, 1,983 locations, $779 average, $15,672,966, 3 Weeks.13. “Battle Of The Sexes,” Fox Searchlight, $1,338,564, 1,394 locations, $960 average, $10,352,762, 4 Weeks.14. “MET Opera: Die Zauberflote (2017),” Fathom Events, $1,225,000, 900 locations, $1,361 average, $1,225,000, 1 Week.15. “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” Annapurna Pictures , $736,883, 1,229 locations, $600 average, $736,883, 1 Week.16. “American Assassin,” Lionsgate, $520,583, 820 locations, $635 average, $35,603,092, 5 Weeks.17. “The Florida Project,” A24, $368,149, 33 locations, $11,156 average, $590,957, 2 Weeks.18. “Loving Vincent,” Good Deed Entertainment, $331,602, 55 locations, $6,029 average, $750,674, 4 Weeks.19. “The Stray,” Quality Flix, $286,494, 430 locations, $666 average, $1,191,487, 2 Weeks.20. “Til Death Do Us Part,” Novus Content, $284,088, 298 locations, $953 average, $3,221,831, 3 Weeks.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
Rabat – Attijariwafa Bank (AWB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB Bank Ltd) during King Mohammed VI’s tour in Africa. On Friday, in the wake of the royal tour in Africa, Attijariwafa Bank and GCB Bank Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaborative efforts in correspondent banking, investment finance, trade and cooperation on projects in Africa.This agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed El Kettani, CEO of Attijariwafa Bank Group and Mr. Samuel Sarpong, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of GCB Bank Ltd. Sarpong and Kettani expressed their satisfaction with this important cooperation agreement between the leading Ghanaian bank and the leading financial group in Morocco.According to El Kettani, the two institutions will undertake the necessary efforts “for the implementation of financial products and services to the best standards of the market, aimed at our respective customers.” They added that the signing of this memorandum stems from a “strong trust in the considerable and impressive potential of Ghana.”GCB Bank is the second largest institution in Ghana in terms of assets ($1.27 billion) and the largest in terms of branch network. Its shareholders’ equity is valued at $194 million and it employs more than 1,900 people.Originally owned by the Government of Ghana at its inception, the shareholding of Ghana does not exceed 21.4% at present. The remaining 78.6% is held by institutional and private investors. GCB Bank Ltd is also listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange.
10 September 2009Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders today discussed issues related to the election of the president and vice president of a united republic as they continued United Nations-backed talks on unifying the Mediterranean island. Both sides put forward new “bridging proposals,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer told journalists following the talks between Greek Cypriot leader Dimitris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat in Nicosia. But he declined to give any details. “I think you will understand and respect the fact that these sorts of negotiations work best if the leaders are able to discuss these things with a degree of privacy,” he said, noting that the discussions on the proposals, which followed earlier disagreement on the issue, will continue next week.“We are pleased with the way it’s progressing,” he added.UN peacekeepers have been deployed since 1964 to prevent inter-communal fighting on the island. In May last year, Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat committed themselves to working towards “a bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant Security Council resolutions.”The partnership would comprise a Federal Government with a single international personality, along with a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, which would be of equal status.After today’s talks the two leaders attended a reception for Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot artists whose works, produced with UN backing, adorn the walls of the world body’s premises in Nicosia, including the room where the two leaders met.
The Attorney General has ordered Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne to submit reports on the investigations conducted into four high profile incidents, including journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga and rugger player Wasim Thajudeen.The August 2006 killing of 17 workers of Action Against Hunger (ACF) and the abduction of 11 young men by a Navy intelligence unit between 2008 and 2009 are the other two cases regarding which the Attorney General has sought reports. Wickremetunga was assassinated in January 2009. Thajudeen was killed in a car crash in May 2012 which was initially pronounced to be an accident but is currently being investigated as a murder. (Colombo Gazette) The Attorney General has instructed that investigations into the murders be expedited.
Commercial vehicle registrations up 0.8% in September to 43,787 units, rolling year up 0.5% to 295,231.Truck registrations stable 4,727 units in the month, rolling year up 20.3% to 47,695.Van registrations up 1.1% to 39,060 units in September, rolling year down 2.6%, with 247,536 registrations.Click through to download the full September 2012 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.UK van and truck registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011 September% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change “The September plate change provided enough of a boost to stabilise van demand in a challenging economic environment,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Continuing the trend seen so far this year, light rigids performed strongly in the month growing 23.4%, while light vans and pickups reversed recent declines, recording rises of 8.8% and 17.2% respectively.”Click through to download the full September 2012 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Total43,7870.8%221,438-3.4%295,2310.5% Trucks4,727-1.5%34,37116.0%47,69520.3% Vans39,0601.1%187,067-6.3%247,536-2.6%
An employee attached to the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport was on Sunday evening killed following an accident on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara.Dead is 25-year-old Colin Bourne.Dead Colin BourneWhile information about the fatal accident remain sketchy, INews understands that it involved two minibuses and the motorcycle Bourne was riding at the time.Bourne was employed as a “Red Cap” at the airport for the past several years. An investigation has been launched as both minibus drivers are under arrest. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related3 killed, 1 critical in WBD smash-upAugust 12, 2018In “latest news”CJIA employee found dead in reservoir following fightNovember 24, 2014In “Crime”Sophia man on trial for murdering fatherFebruary 12, 2019In “Court”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAB de Villiers retires from international cricketMay 23, 2018In “Sports”Graeme Smith: Shelve T20Is, focus on marketing TestsMay 30, 2018In “latest news”Windies unable to stop powerful South AfricansJanuary 29, 2015In “Sports” Hashim Amla has retired from all international cricket. He will continue to play domestic cricket, and is also available for the upcoming Mzansi Super League 2019.Amla’s decision to step from the international game marks the end of a career that lasted nearly 15 years, with his Test debut having come in November 2004, in India. He made his ODI and T20I debuts in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and he made his last appearance for South Africa at the recent World Cup.He bid goodbye to the international stage with an unbeaten 80 in South Africa’s nine-wicket win against Sri Lanka, but he had an underwhelming World Cup otherwise with 203 runs overall in seven innings. Nevertheless, Amla leaves several South African limited-overs records in his wake. His 27 ODI hundreds are the most by a South African, and 24 of those came in victories. He was also the fastest batsman to 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 runs in ODI cricket. He ended his ODI career with 8,113 runs at an average of 49.46, with 39 half-centuries to go with his 27 tons.His Test successes were even more illustrious, with Amla amassing 9,282 runs at 46.64 with 28 centuries. He was the first South African to score a triple hundred in Test cricket, and finished as his country’s second-highest run-scorer in the format, second only to Jacques Kallis.Amla also has the highest Test scores for his country against England, India and the West Indies, and the highest against Australia in the post-unity period. Further highlights include his making 490 runs while being dismissed only once in the two-match Test series in India in 2010, scoring centuries in both innings of the second match to follow his unbeaten double century in the first.Two years later, he earned Man of the Series honours in both the Test and ODI series in England. His innings of 196 against Australia at Perth in December 2012 won him the Man of the Match award and was an important contribution to the Proteas’ series-winning performance, as well as helping Amla to become the No. 1 ranked batsman in the world in Test cricket in 2013.During a brief spell as captain he led the Proteas to a rare Test series win in Sri Lanka, and was named SA Cricketer of the Year in 2010, and again in 2013. While his last Test match saw him score 0 and 32 as South Africa lost 2-0 to Sri Lanka at home in February, and poor form had taken a little of the gloss off his numbers over a difficult final year in Test cricket, Amla leaves the international arena with his reputation for being the classiest, calmest man on the field intact.“Firstly, all Glory and thanks to the Almighty for granting me this Proteas journey which has been nothing but a joy and privilege,” Amla said in a statement announcing his international retirement on Thursday. “I learnt many lessons during this incredible ride, made many friends and most importantly shared in the love of a brotherhood called #proteafire.“I would like to thank my parents for their prayers, love and support, it is their shadow over me that enabled me to play for years under the Protea sun. Also, my family, friends and agent, my team mates and every member of the support staff throughout this incredible journey. A heartfelt thank you to every one of you!“The fans for energizing me when times were tough, and for celebrating with me when we succeeded together. Siyabonga South Africa!“And, of course, a very special thanks to the President and the Board at Cricket South Africa – not forgetting the Chief Executive, Mr Thabang Moroe, and his administrative team. I really appreciate all the opportunities and am truly grateful.“Love and peace.” (ESPNCricinfo)
World Handball Championship 2019 ← Previous Story POLL: Denmark or Norway? Next Story → Question about Magnus Abelvik Rod appearance at final: He will do the test before the match! Handball is back to Herning day before the final. Sweden easily beat Croatia 34:28 (16:13) in the match for the fifth place at World Championship 2019.Spain beat Egypt 36:31 for the seventh place which brings the last place in Olympic qualification tournaments in April 2020.Spain-Egypt 36-31 (17-18)Spain: Joan Canellas 9, Ferran Sole 7, Raul Entrerrios 5, Aleix Gomez 4, Adrian Figueras 4, Aitor Arino 3, Losu Goni 2, Angel Fernandez 1, Alex Dujshebaev 1.Egypt: Ahmed Elahmar 7, Mohamed Shebib 6, Yahia Omar 3, Eslam Eissa 3, Omar Elwakil 3, Omar Hagag 2, Ali Zeinelabedin 2, Mohammad Sanad 2, Ibrahim Elmasry 1, Yehia Elderaa 1, Karim Abdelrahim 1.
Kari Aalvik Grimsbo will join the coaching staff of the famous International Handball Goalkeepers Camp, which will be held for the ninth year in the city of Omis in Croatia.The 33-years old legendary Norwegian goalkeeper who is a part of the most successful team nowadays in women’s handball, Gyori Audi ETO KC, will be a part of the great project which is the meeting place of handball goalies since 2011.Camp will be held between June 28 and July 4. Among well-known goalkeeper’s coaches like Haris Porobic, Mirko Basic, Vanja Radic, the young goalkeepers will have a chance to work with famous names like Benjamin Buric, Marin Sego, Roland Mikler, Vladimir Cupara, etc…Applications are still open.VISIT FACEBOOK PAGE ← Previous Story Uros Zorman to assist Veselin Vujovic on Slovenian bench Next Story → Meshkov Brest sign Branko Kankaras International Handball Goalkeepers Camp 2019Kari Aalvik Grimsbo
Romain Lagarde is the hero of HBC Nantes! The French team who was the biggest surprise of the previous season when they ended at EHF CL Final against Montpellier Handball, will have chance to play for the place in Cologne once again! The French left back netted decisive goal for 30:27 win which was enough to outplay Rhein Neckar Lowen (first match 32:34). What a finish from @HBCNantes! Here’s how the 2017/18 #veluxehfcl finalists secured their quarter-final place with a one-goal aggregate win, 62:61, over @RNLoewen pic.twitter.com/4auvEjD0Ot— EHF Champions League (@ehfcl) March 30, 2019 HBC NantesRhein Neckar Lowen ← Previous Story Veszprem with routine victory one step ahead of Cologne Next Story → CONTINUITY! The 6th RK Vardar EHF CL quarter-final in a row!
HC Montpellier HandballRK VardarStas Skube The reigning EHF Champions League winners, RK Vardar Skopje have opened the season in the best possible way with a victory in Montpellier 33:31 (16:17).The third Spanish coach in Macedonian capital, David Pisonero, had a perfect debut on the same place like last year Roberto Garcia Parrondo (RK Vardar beat Montpellier in the first round of EHF CL 18/19 – 27:24).Slovenian playmaker Stas Skube was man of the match with seven goals, three of them in the last five minutes which made turnover from 27:28 to 33:31 at the end.Valentin Porte has been the most efficient for the home team with seven goals. ← Previous Story THE FIRST BIG SCALP OF THE SEASON: Pick Szeged beat Barca Lassa! Next Story → PSG Handball win in half-empty Arena Zagreb
A dedicated strategy to train older people in use the internet, tablets and smartphones…would work well.Scroll down to read the study in full, or read it over at The Journals of Gerontology: Series A.Read: Irish teens have high online literacy level>Google offers free classes for over 50s to tackle low internet usage>http://cdn.thejournal.ie/media/2014/08/j-gerontol-a-biol-sci-med-sci-2014-xavier-1117-21.pdf Digital literacy – the ability to engage, plan, and execute digital actions such as web browsing and exchanging e-mails – can improve memory. Successive governments have done well in promoting the idea of digital inclusion, but more could be done for older people, particularly those who haven’t been using the internet in their working lives. REGULAR INTERNET USE can help stave off dementia, according to a new study in The Journals of Gerontology.Researchers took eight years to study 6,442 people in the UK aged between 50 and 89, and tested their ability to memorise a 10-word-list.The results found that those who used the internet and sent emails regularly performed better in the memory test when it was administered on four subsequent occasions.This led the researchers, led by Brazilian scientist Dr Andre Junqueira Xavier, to the following conclusion: Digital literacy may also reduce the incidence of dementia. The study also found that cognitive decline was mitigated by higher wealth and education, and that elderly people with no digital literacy, functional impairment, diabetes, or depressive symptoms, experienced exacerbated cognitive decline.In Ireland, recent figures from the CSO showed that in the 60-74 age group, regular internet use had almost doubled in the last five years, from 24% in 2008 to 48% in 2013.Reacting to the study, Conor Breen, Policy Officer at the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), told TheJournal.ie while there has been a vast improvement in the number of older people using the internet, more must be done.This potential reduction in cognitive decline is another benefit to getting online and yet half the older population are not using the internet regularly while only one in 10 over 65s use a smartphone. Digital literacy increases brain and cognitive reserve or leads to the employment of more efficient cognitive networks to delay cognitive decline.All of which is to say:
A MAN WHOSE ‘flu-like’ symptoms were being investigated for Ebola in a Dublin hospital has been cleared by medics of having the virus.The man was being treated at the hospital using protective ‘barrier nursing’ methods, used when infectious diseases are suspected. There was restricted access to the area where the man was being treated.A hospital source confirmed to TheJournal.ie this morning that Ebola was one of the possibilities being investigated in the man’s case.A spokesperson from that hospital has just confirmed that the hospital is now confident that no patient has the Ebola virus. It is understood that the possibility was ruled out by consultants in the last hour and precautions have been stepped down.A HSE spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the WHO guidelines are in place in Ireland and, in line with this, there are specific steps that need to be followed by a hospital should they have a suspected case of Ebola. This includes notifying the HSPC (the Health Protection Surveillance Centre) and referring samples for lab tests.The HSE said that the man’s case had not been referred to the HSPC – but could not rule out this morning that Ebola was being “considered” among the possibilities.However, hospital sources have told TheJournal.ie that Ebola has now been finally ruled out for the man. He had travelled abroad recently but it has been established that the areas he visited were not those where Ebola outbreaks have recently been reported.The official global death toll for Ebola stands at 1,069 this morning, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sierra Leona, Liberia and Guinea are the three main countries at the epicentre of the current outbreak.The WHO said:The outbreak is expected to continue for some time. WHO’s operational response plan extends over the next several months.WHO: The Ebola outbreak is worse than people think>Why you are unlikely to get Ebola on a plane>
Source: CNN/YouTubeTHE RIOT-HIT US town of Ferguson, Missouri, will have a curfew in place again tonight, it has been announced.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the curfew would run from midnight to 5:00 am (0500 to 1000 GMT) in the St. Louis suburb, as it had the night before.Further details were expected at a public briefing later today.Last night’s curfew ended with seven arrests and a shooting – not by police- after officers used tear gas and armoured vehicles to disperse protesters. People defy a curfew before smoke and tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesProtests have been ongoing since 9 August, when unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot by a police officer.Crowds chanted “hands up! Don’t shoot” as the marched through the St Louis suburb last night.Governor Jay Nixon had declared a state of emergency and a curfew after rioting and looting reignited on Friday after police named the responsible officer as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force.Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked federal authorities to have a federal medical examiner perform a second autopsy on Brown as soon as possible because of “extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family,”.Read: Police fire smoke and tear gas at defiant Ferguson protesters
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Well-known Greek Australian academic, Professor Nick Papastergiadis is a candidate in the upcoming Greek elections, as part of Yanis Varoufakis’ party MeRA25.The news was officially announced on MeRA25’s website by Varoufakis himself, who has been friends with the Professor for some time.“It is with honour, joy and enthusiasm that MeRA25 today announces its cooperation with Nick Papastergiadis and his accession to MeRA25’s Council of State Ballot (elected based on the percentage the party receives),” Varoufakis wrote.“Nick, a leading contemporary art critic, is the Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at The University of Melbourne, where he is a Professor in the School of Culture and Communication. Previously he was a professor at the universities of Manchester, Glasgow and Cambridge. He has collaborated with great artists and intellectuals such as John Berger, Jimmie Durham and Sonya Boyce.“In recent years, he has been writing books, giving lectures, and researching the transformation of contemporary art and cultural institutions (e.g. Museums) due to the evolution of digital technology. For decades, Nick has been advising governments, institutes, public and private institutions on matters of cultural identity. His large bibliography includes books such as ‘Modernity as Exile’ (1993), ‘Cosmopolitanism and Culture’ (2012), and ‘Ambient Screens’ (2016).“As an active Greek of the diaspora, Nick actively participates in the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture in Melbourne.”* Mr Papastergiadis was not available for comment at the time of writing, as he is currently abroad.READ MORE: Varoufakis launches Greek nationwide campaign with Mera25
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram George Papadopoulos, committee member of Pankoaki Brotherhood and his son Nick will once again be taking part in the Kidney Kids Kar Rally to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia.The money will go towards supporting children with kidney disease to attend a special camp with their families, with the necessary medical staff and equipment which they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to do due to their medical condition.Mr Papadopoulos understands first-hand what these children go through each day and the activities they miss out on as he also suffers from kidney disease.To help these children, Mr Papadopoulos together with his son Nick will be leaving Melbourne on 7 August and driving 1300 km to Port Macquarie, where the rally commences, heading to Rockhampton.On the way, they will be stopping overnight in various towns, including Uralla, Goondiwindi and Miles for what is sure to be a well-earned break. They will also be visiting Toowoomba before heading to Armidale on 17 August, and then travelling another 1800 km to get home on the 18th.Both Mr Papadopoulos and his son have participated in these rallies over several years, and say they are getting bigger every year.The Pankoaki Brotherhood and its members will once again be assisting the father and son to raise funds for the worthwhile cause, and call upon the Greek community to assist.Donations can be made directly to Kidney Health Australia or to the Pankoaki Brotherhood on 0425 740712.Receipts from Kidney Health Australia will be issued for all donations.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A helicopter crash near the Greek island of Poros has proven fatal, resulting in the death of the Greek pilot, 57, and two Russian passengers, aged 56 and 24.The private helicopter, Agusta A109, took off on Tuesday from the mainland village of Kranidi and stopped in Galatas for the passengers to board. It was later scheduled to land at Athens International Airport.But before reaching its final destination, the helicopter crashed near Poros, 60 kilometers south of the Greek capital, shortly before 4.00 pm local time.According to an eyewitness, the helicopter rotated in the air, an explosion was heard and it crashed into the sea, sinking in just seconds, they told ERT TV.READ MORE: 86-year-old woman in Trikala almost raped by burglarsCoast guard divers recovered the bodies of the three men near the island’s main port. They were located in shallow water.As a result of the incident, electricity lines were damaged causing major power outages. Mobile generators were sent to the island, with the system expected to return to working order by Wednesday.At this stage it is suspected that the helicopter hit the power lines, resulting in the crash.An investigation into the incident is currently underway.READ MORE: Pregnant woman killed in train collision in Greece
San Diego reservoirs are filling up after a record year of rainfall 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 SettingsALPINE (KUSI)- For the first time in a long time, the San Diego area is reaping the benefits of mother nature’s generosity.“We’ve had 9 inches of rain so far in February, it could be a record,” says Ron Mosher of the Sweetwater Authority.As a result, Sweetwater is sharing the wealth. All that water has been collecting in a series a lakes and reservoirs.“It’s been a blessing. We’re now transferring enough water to supply 130,000 people for six months,” says Mosher.That’s free water. The only cost is purifying. Normally, we have to ‘buy’ the water from outside sources, then purify.“If we don’t have to buy the water, it’s much cheaper for our customers,” says Mosher.Sweetwater is one of many Water Districts is San Diego that are doing well. Nearly every lake and reservoir in the area is reporting near record increases.Making matters even better, the mid-winter Snow Pack Measurement was just taken.As of today, we are 120% above normal for this time of year. The state of California get’s 30% of its water from snow pack. February 28, 2019 Dan Plante, Dan Plante Posted: February 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
L B Nagar: An awareness programme for transgenders was conducted on Thursday by the Ranga Reddy District Legal Services Authority at Nyaya Seva Sadan here. Authority chairperson and District Judge Y Renuka Yara, the chief guest, cited several judgments to explain the problems facing them. She assured transgenders that they need not worry since as per laws all were equal. “If their problems are given legal status, many issues can be solved,” the judge stated, while advising transgenders to be brave. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us G Uday Kumar, secretary of the authority, sought to assure the third sex that their fights for justice were legally correct. Officials attending the programme assured transgenders their support. Among the officials present were B Ranga Rao, Project Officer, GHMC Hayathnagar, Additional DCP Rachakonda D Srinivas, P Indira, Additional DCP,Cyberabad, Badrinath, AEO, SC Corporation, M K Rathod, District Civil Supplies Officer, V Sridhar, Project Officer, UCD, LB Nagar Circle, and others.