Steph Curry’s 42 leads Warriors past Cavs in faux NBA Finals rematch

first_imgRead Next Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, right, drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors won 129-105. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Their fierce rivalry is over, reduced to only memories.The Warriors and Cavaliers had something special, four straight NBA Finals that Steph Curry will one day savor.ADVERTISEMENT Some day.“It was historical,” Curry said. “I’ll definitely sit back on the couch in 10 or 12 years when it’s all over and think about what it was like to play here, and how high the stakes were every time we came into this building.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefRight now, Curry and the Warriors aren’t ready to reminisce.Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and Golden State returned to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title and beat the Cavaliers 129-105 on Wednesday night. Fully healed after missing 11 games with a strained groin, Curry scored nine points in less than a minute midway through the fourth quarter to help the Warriors pull away for their eighth straight win over their former Finals rivals. Curry added nine rebounds and seven assists, and Durant had 10 rebounds and nine assists.It was Golden State’s first visit to Cleveland since June, when the Warriors completed a sweep to win their third championship in four years.Nothing in Quicken Loans Arena felt or looked the same.“The energy before the game, after the game,” Durant said, noting the changes in Cleveland. “There were more media members here the last couple of years. We were talking about that before we ran out on the floor. That was a circus right here during the Finals. You start thinking about the great memories you had, especially the championship.“I’m sure we’ll feel those feelings every time we walk into the building.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy MOST READ LATEST STORIES Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Another case filed vs Cardema This was the first matchup between the Warriors and Cavaliers since LeBron James left as a free agent last summer. The Cavs are starting from scratch after a four-year run as Eastern Conference champions, and they’re struggling without All-Star Kevin Love, who is recovering from foot surgery and while forward J.R. Smith is on a forced hiatus.There are no playoff plans in Cleveland, where fans are keeping as close an eye on Duke’s talented freshmen players as what the Cavs are doing.Tristan Thompson, one of the only holdovers from those powerful Cavs teams, had 19 rebounds and 14 points. Rookie Collin Sexton scored 20 points for Cleveland.For Warriors coach Steve Kerr, the Golden State-Cleveland Finals, a four-act play loaded with drama and intensity, had it all.“Some of the best basketball I’ve ever seen in my life,” Kerr said before the game. “Obviously, they have a new team and so you move on. Part of me is a little nostalgic for that.”But those days are gone.“It’s not a rivalry, it’s another game,” Kerr added. “They’re trying to build something and we’re trying to continue our run for as long as we can.”The Warriors had trouble shaking the Cavs until Curry took control.Golden State’s lead was just 10 when he got fouled while hitting a 3-pointer and completed the four-point play. He then buried another 3 and followed that with two free throws to put the Warriors ahead 116-99 with 5:34 left.Kerr isn’t surprised Curry is back to being himself. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s pretty rare, but Steph is rare in general in everything he does,” he said. “We’ve seen it before where Steph was out with an injury and comes back and starts lighting it up right away. The guy keeps himself in amazing shape, which allows him to come back pretty quickly if there is an injury.”Rodney Hood’s off-balance heave — he caught the ball in and flung it toward the hoop — gave Cleveland a 64-58 lead and capped an action-packed first half.With Hood scoring nine quick points, the Cavs opened with a 12-2 run, fell behind by eight and then made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the final 1:10.Curry scored 25 in the opening half, making six 3-pointers.TIP-INSWarriors: Kerr said F Draymond Green (sprained toe) could return as early as Monday when Golden State hosts Minnesota. Green has gradually increased his on-court work of late and Kerr said he “had another good day today. He’s really making strides.” Green rode the stationary bike in the hallway outside the Warriors locker room before the game. … On a five-game road trip without a single back-to-back for the first time since 1985-86. … C DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) has started practicing and is making progress, but the team does not have a specific timeline for his return. … Durant and Shaun Livingston were assessed technicals.Cavaliers: Thompson, too, said the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry is officially over. “It’s in the past. New season. New team. Our ballclub is different and they’ve made some changes, but predominantly the same. That’s all the last four years,” Thompson said. “That was great for the NBA. We’re in a new chapter for our organization.” … Coach Larry Drew said there is one positive to the Cavs no longer being an elite team. “I get Christmas off this year, so I’m excited about that,” he joked. Turning serious, Drew said he’ll savor the best run in Cleveland history. “I’ll look back personally and just say, ‘Wow I was in the Finals four straight years’ and that’s something I’ll always remember,” he said.UP NEXTWarriors: Conclude five-game trip Friday night at Milwaukee.Cavaliers: Host Sacramento on Friday night. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH VP Leni Robredo lauds UP Maroons’ rise from the bottom to UAAP Finals SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5 View commentslast_img read more

Forsberg quiet on Man Utd links

first_imgTransfers Forsberg quiet on Manchester United links Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 18:37 11/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig Getty Images Transfers Manchester United RB Leipzig Premier League Bundesliga The Leipzig star insists he is paying no mind to reports that he could join the Premier League giants RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg insists he is not paying attention to links with Manchester United.Man U 17/4 to beat Newcastle 2-0Jose Mourinho’s side have reportedly watched Forsberg, who has impressed for a Leipzig side that is currently second in the Bundesliga. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Sweden international has scored three goals and provided two assists in 14 matches in all competitions this term.Jose Mourinho was said to be watching him from the stands as he put in a good display for Sweden against Italy last week, but the 26-year-old is paying no mind to links with the Red Devils.The Manchester Evening News quote him as saying: “I also read that in the papers, my focus is on RB.”Forsberg was a member of the Sweden squad that beat Italy to qualify for the World Cup, and he remains amazed by his side’s accomplishment.”Nobody thought we were capable of this,” Forsberg said. “The group was already difficult. France and Netherlands are two really good teams. They said we ran out of luck after the playoffs draw, but we made it despite all that.”I believe that we wanted the ticket [to Russia] by all means, and we played as a team believing in its chance. It’s a dream come true. There is no bigger or better competition. The best players in the world are there and we are part of it.”last_img read more

9 months agoSarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelseaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has blasted Bayern Munich over their public pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have made no secret of their interest and Sarri doesn’t think they have acted properly.Sarri snapped: “I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea so they didn’t respect our club.”Then I don’t know what to say I don’t know the situation. I am happy with the player because he is improving, improving a lot in the defensive have.”Now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball but he is working very well at the moment so I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future.” last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino disappointed by Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to sign players

first_img Reuters LondonFebruary 2, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 17:15 IST Mauricio Pochettino says his team will keep fighting to finish as high up the table as they can (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTottenham Hotspur are the first team in the Premier League era not to sign a player in consecutive transfer windowsSpurs sit behind only Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League tablePochettino said he would allow Vincent Janssen back into the first team after the player failed to secure a move awayMauricio Pochettino is disappointed by Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to sign any player in the January transfer window but the manager says his team will keep fighting to finish as high up the table as they can.Spurs are the first team in the Premier League era not to sign a player in consecutive transfer windows but despite the lack of fresh faces they sit behind only Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s home game against Newcastle United.”Of course I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we cannot sign, I need to stick with the project of the club,” Pochettino told his weekly news conference.”Of course (I am) disappointed because we are in a very good position and maybe with a help from some players we can remove the excuse that we are not a real contender.”But we are close … and we will fight to the end to be as high as we can.”Spurs were linked with a move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on transfer deadline day, but the 25-year-old joined Crystal Palace on loan in a deal announced after the window closed on Thursday.Pochettino, who declined to comment on Batshuayi, said he would allow Dutch striker Vincent Janssen back into the first team after the player failed to secure a move away.Janssen, who joined Spurs in 2016, had been training with the under-23 side.”He is going to be involved with the first team from today, like another player with chances to be involved or play” Pochettino said.advertisementAlso Read | Premier League January transfer spending fall for first time since 2012Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Mauricio PochettinoFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Premier league Mauricio Pochettino disappointed by Tottenham Hotspur’s failure to sign playersTottenham Hotspur are the first team in the Premier League era not to sign a player in consecutive transfer windows but despite the lack of fresh faces they sit behind only Liverpool and Manchester City.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Negotiations Launched for CARIFORUM Regional Protocol

first_imgStory Highlights This will form an integral part of an African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)/European Union (EU) post Cotonou Agreement. Negotiations have been formally launched for a Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Regional Protocol. The Cotonou Agreement currently governing ACP-EU relations is due to expire in 2020. Negotiations on a new ACP-EU partnership were launched in New York on September 28, 2018, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. Negotiations have been formally launched for a Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Regional Protocol.This will form an integral part of an African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)/European Union (EU) post Cotonou Agreement.The Cotonou Agreement currently governing ACP-EU relations is due to expire in 2020. Negotiations on a new ACP-EU partnership were launched in New York on September 28, 2018, in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.The Regional Consultation on Post-Cotonou negotiations opened at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on April 15.In her remarks, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, noted that the long-standing Cotonou Agreement, “which defines the political, economic, and development parameters of the partnership between our group of states, must now also be modernised to the benefit of both the (ACP and EU)”.She said that in the context of an evolving global environment, the new agreement that is now being negotiated will need to be aligned with the current realities of ACP developing countries and anchored in the implementation of Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals.“We should not lose sight of the fact that this regional consultation is the start of the ongoing wider ACP negotiations with the EU. Over the last six months the ACP has completed two rounds of negotiations with the European Union on the foundation of the post Cotonou Agreement,” Senator Johnson Smith said.“It is our expectation that the eventual agreement will be forward-looking and aspirational in outlook. Forming a new partnership with the EU with the interest of developing countries will be placed squarely at the forefront,” she added.Senator Johnson Smith further said that, more importantly, “we continue to advocate for an agreement that maintains a sustainable and predictable financing mechanism, thereby ensuring the continuity of viable projects within member countries of the ACP that are instrumental in sustaining the economic viability of the small states of the region”.For his part, Secretary-General, CARICOM and CARIFORUM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that the EU is one of the Region’s most valued partners.“We are embarking on an ambitious programme which involves two sets of simultaneous negotiations. While it is important that we progress equally on both fronts, it is equally important to note that the Regional Protocol cannot be finalised before completion of the Foundation Agreement. This is to ensure consistency and policy coherence,” he explained.“These negotiations present us with an opportunity to forge an agreement to reflect changing times, new challenges and current developments. In so doing, we must take into account global realities and developments. These include the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” he added.Ambassador LaRocque said that negotiations must take into account the increasing economic, social, climatic and environmental vulnerabilities of CARIFORUM states; their high level of per-capita debt; the difficulties they continue to experience in financing their own development; and their desire to build resilience to those vulnerabilities.“The negotiations will be centred on a number of strategic priority areas. One of those will be regional integration and cooperation, which is a fundamental element of our development policies,” he noted.The CARIFORUM group represents the Caribbean in the ACP, and the EU is a major trading partner of many ACP states, including Jamaica, as well as a main source of grant funding.last_img read more

Noida Authority plans to revive wetlands move not enough say environmentalists

first_imgNew Delhi: With the monsoons arriving, the Noida Authority has started planning the revival of at least six wetlands in the city, which were lost to “unregulated human activities”, officials said. They added that this initiative comes as the Prime Minister stressed on rain water conservation, writing to all village heads across the country in this regard. The authority is focusing on reviving wetlands in Sector 91, Sector 85, Gejha, Bakhtawarpur, and two water catchments at the upcoming biodiversity park in Sector 91. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark”At Sector 91, there is a wetland area spread across 12 acres which has remained neglected for a long time. Now the rubble and other kinds of waste surrounding the area has been removed while channels are being widened for harvesting and storage of rainwater during monsoons,” Noida Authority’s General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said. Talking about efforts already being made to make sure the wetlands are ready to catch rainwater, Tyagi added that native grass varieties and trees are being planted to ecologically restore the area. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsHe noted that the objective is to not only address the depleting groundwater levels but also help reduce local flooding during heavy spells of rain in the area. “Awareness is being raised among local residents of the area regarding the conservation of water through various campaigns,” Tyagi said. The officials also said that efforts to restore the condition of the 6,000 sq metre wetland in Sector 85, neglected as a result of uncontrolled dumping of construction and demolition waste, are underway. “Waste is being removed from the periphery of the area while the wild grass is also being uprooted and will be replaced by native grass and trees in the upcoming monsoon,” Tyagi said, adding that the ponds in Gejha and Bakhtawarpur are being restored along the same lines. Welcoming the inititive by city officials, environmentalist and water conservationist Vikrant Tongad said that more could be done with regards to solving what he termed as the “water crisis” residents of Noida are facing. Tongad said that while there were intially around 250 water catchments areas and ponds in the city before its urbanisation, the authority is focusing on its plan for only six. “Look, I admit that authorities are doing some work in this direction, but the holistic efforts required to truly address water problems in the city are still lacking,” he said. Tongad also added that problems related to overexploitation of groundwater have led the city to a point where its groundwater table shows a depletion rate of around two metres per year. “We need to look at reviving and restoring more water bodies in the city to address the depleting groundwater levels here,” he said. Moreover, the water conservationist said that rapid concretisation efforts, such as tiling of pavements are stopping rain water from restoring groundwater levels. And while the authority said that its initiative to revive the six wetlands will incur “zero cost” owing to their CSR tie-ups and the concept of “shramdaan”, Tongad seems to think that the authorities should invest some financials in strengthening such initiatives, especially given how urgently water concerns in Noida need to be addressed. “While it is great that the authority wants to engage members of the public in this work, they should also look at putting some finacial input into the whole process to address the problem,” he said. Tongad also raised some serious concerns about whether the work on these six wetlands could be completed in time for the monsoon showers. “Maybe the Sector 91 wetland will be ready in time since they have been working on it for a few weeks now, but the others I’m not so sure,” he added. (with PTI inputs)last_img read more

Ravi Shastri reappointed head coach

first_imgMumbai: Incumbent Ravi Shastri was on Friday re-appointed head coach of the Indian men’s team by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee, a decision that was expected and has the backing of captain Virat Kohli. Shastri has been reappointed for two years, ending with the 2021 T20 World Cup in India. This will be Shastri’s fourth stint with the national team, having served briefly as the Cricket Manager (2007 tour of Bangladesh), Team Director (2014-2016) and head coach (2017-2019). Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsShastri pipped former India teammates Robin Singh and Lalchand Rajput along with former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson and Australian Tom Moody to the post. Former West Indies and Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons pulled out of the race, citing personal reasons. “Number three was Tom Moody, number two was Mike Hesson. Number one is Ravi Shastri as all of you were expecting… (But) It was a very close race,” said Kapil at the press conference to announce the decision here. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayOnce Kohli openly backed Shastri’s candidature at the pre-departure media conference before the West Indies tour, it was expected that the former India captain would be a favourite to retain the position. Among all the candidates, Shastri’s record was unmatched as the team reached the No.1 ranking in Test matches under his guidance and won a series in Australia for the first time in 71 years. On the flip-side, India twice lost in the World Cup semi-finals (2015 and 2019) with him at the helm but that doesn’t seem to have a bearing on the decision taken by the Dev-led committee that also comprised Shantha Rangaswamy and Anshuman Gaekwad. Since he came back in July, 2017 replacing Anil Kumble, whose differences with Kohli came out in the open, Shastri’s coaching record has been phenomenal. India have won 13 out of 21 Tests, 43 out of 60 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals out of 36 on his watch.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy Note10 Bring productivity to your palm

first_imgNew Delhi: The premium smartphone segment in India is estimated to be between Rs 15,000-Rs 20,000 crore. In this segment, the industry is growing at 9-10 per cent (year-on-year) and Samsung, which is growing over 20 per cent in this premium space, has another reason to cheer: Galaxy Note10 and Note10+. The South Korean giant received over 2 times the pre-booking orders for ‘made in India’ Note10 smartphones, compared to last year’s Note9 pre-booking period, which shows the loyalty factor Note owners have towards this workhorse. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year The 6.3-inch FHD+ Galaxy Note10 (8GB RAM+256GB memory and no microSD) is priced at Rs 69,999 while the bigger 6.8-inch Galaxy Note10+ (12GB RAM+256GB memory) with Cinematic Infinity Display will start from Rs 79,999. The top-end variant of Note 10+ with 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (expandable up to 1TB) costs Rs 89,999. We reviewed full HD+ Galaxy Note10+ (12GB RAM + 256GB memory). Let’s see how it performs. Before we talk about the slimmest design and top-end specs, make one thing clear: This device is not for the ordinary and can easily become your laptop on the go – for both your productive and creative workflows. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India In simpler words: Productivity in your palm. It offers Android 9 (Pie) operating system, 98 per cent colour and brightness uniformity (edge-to-edge Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display reduces blue light without affecting colour quality for comfortable viewing), handwriting to text feature, super-fast charging, 7nm intelligent processor to preload frequently used apps faster, improved Samsung DeX for PC, ‘Link to Windows’ for all your productivity needs, and lots more. In just a few taps, you can format and share meeting minutes in editable documents with an enhanced S Pen. For those who wear a thinking cap, S Pen and pro-grade camera will take your creativity to a new level. The re-designed, uni-body S Pen gave content creators power to instantly convert handwriting into digital text in Samsung Notes, and export it to different formats including Microsoft Word in different languages like Hindi, even Hinglish. You can now customize personal notes by shrinking, enlarging or changing the colour of the text. The Galaxy Note10+ builds on the Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled S Pen capabilities sensor by adding Air actions or gesture control. The new six-axis motion allowed us to control certain aspects of the device using gestures with the S Pen by detecting the direction and acceleration of our movements. The Galaxy Note10+ extends Samsung DeX’s capabilities, making it easier for users to work between their phone and a PC or Mac. All you need is a simple USB-C cable. With a simple, compatible USB connection, you can drag and drop files between devices, and use favourite mobile apps with a mouse and a keyboard, while keeping data secure through Samsung “Knox”. Another great productive feature is when Galaxy Note10+ integrates “Link to Windows” directly into the “Quick Panel”. You can mirror your entire phone screen on-to your PC. In Galaxy Note10+, the real quad camera set-up houses a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a VGA DepthVision camera. It also houses a 10MP selfie camera in the middle, giving the device a symmetrical shape unlike the Galaxy S10 series. The photos clicked were good (though not exceptional) in nearly all light conditions. One thing that old-timers will miss is the quintessential 3.5-mm headphone jack in Note10+ (also missing in the smaller sibling Note10). Galaxy Note10+ is available in Aura Glow, Aura White and Aura Black colours. The 4,300mAh battery with superfast charging technology (up to 45W wired charging capability) is a great improvement. With just 30-45 minutes of charge, Galaxy Note10+ lasted nearly a day. With wireless ‘PowerShare’ feature, you can wirelessly recharge Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds or another Qi-enabled device the Galaxy Note10+. For smooth gaming, the device features the world’s slimmest vapour chamber cooling system, which delivered optimal performance during gaming. Conclusion: If you’re on Note9, it is a natural choice and if you have the budget to invest on a smartphone-cum-laptop, Note10+ is definitely worth trying. Remember: No smartphone comes near the power and beauty this device offers in the top-end premium segment. If you are in the Note family, nothing should stop you from an upgrade and take another step towards the lag-free and seamless experience.last_img read more

Search continues for entangled right whale spotted in the Bay of Fundy

first_imgGRAND MANAN, N.B. – A day after heavy fog forced searchers to retreat back to shore, the hunt for an entangled North Atlantic right whale resumed Wednesday in the Bay of Fundy.The whale, identified as an adult male, was seen Monday morning with an orange buoy trailing behind it.Jerry Conway of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team says a Department of Fisheries and Oceans aircraft surveyed the Bay of Fundy from above Wednesday.The department also sent a boat out of Westport, N.S., and the Campobello rescue team is on standby to disentangle the endangered mammal if it’s found.Conway says there is still fog out on the water and they will assess whether or not the search will continue Thursday.There were 18 recorded North Atlantic right whale deaths in Canadian and U.S. waters last year — most of them in the Gulf of St. Lawrence — mainly due to collisions with ships or entanglements in fishing gear.There are believed to be fewer than 450 of the whales remaining and, of those, there are only about 100 breeding females.last_img read more

Big Stars Attend 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball

first_imgThe 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, held on Tuesday, December 2 at Cipriani Wall Street, honored U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board member Hilary Gumbel and philanthropist Tom Freston for their commitments to saving and improving the lives of children around the world, while celebrating UNICEF’s work to put children first.Presented by Baccarat, the tenth annual gala raised more than $3.4 million for UNICEF’s programs, contributing to a grand total of $23 million over the last decade. The black-tie Snowflake Ball featured special performances by Jill Scott and Nico & Vinz, and was emceed by Bryant Gumbel.UNICEF Ambassadors Angie Harmon and Tea Leoni, along with Katie Couric, Kelly Ripa, Heather Graham, Mark Consuelos, Ben McKenzie, Gayle King, Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Gail Simmons, Katrina Bowden, Brooke Burke Charvet, David Charvet, Nigel Barker, Mark Teixeira and more attended the tenth annual gala to recognize Gumbel and Freston.U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel was presented with the 2014 Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her continued dedication to the organization. Gumbel has worked alongside the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for more than a decade, serving as a volunteer, board member and an outspoken advocate for UNICEF’s work. She has traveled to Vietnam, Uruguay, Angola, Peru, Haiti and Senegal in support of the organization’s child survival and development programs. Most recently, Gumbel authored the cookbook UNICHEF: Top Chefs Unite in Support of the World’s Children, a collaboration featuring 40 top chefs to raise funds and awareness for UNICEF. Gumbel is donating 100 percent of the royalties that she would have received to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.“During one of my first field trips with UNICEF to Angola, I was struck visiting children in a school who lacked simple educational supplies like pencils, notebooks and desks,” said Gumbel. “UNICEF was providing these basic essentials to them to help them learn. Working with the organization has been the biggest joy and has provided the most amazing sense of purpose in my life. As long as I am breathing, I will help UNICEF continue its work to save and improve children’s lives around the world.”Philanthropist Tom Freston was presented with the Spirit of Compassion award in recognition of his advocacy work for vulnerable children around the world. As the Board Chairman of the ONE campaign, Freston has traveled extensively to Asia and Africa and supported children in Burma to help advance the organization’s mission to end extreme poverty and preventable disease.“I am truly humbled to receive UNICEF’s Spirit of Compassion Award,” said Freston. “My relationship with UNICEF goes back over 50 years. I was a Trick-or-Treater each Halloween, carrying UNICEF’s orange boxes to collect change for the organization. I had a sense of where the money was going back then, but in the years since, I have seen so many examples of UNICEF’s good work around the world. I want to recognize and thank the extraordinary team at UNICEF who work so tirelessly to save the lives of children in need.”“Our two honorees tonight, Tom Freston and Hilary Gumbel, have been longtime advocates for the needs and rights of the world’s children. Tom is a tireless voice in the fight against child poverty, and as a board member and volunteer, Hilary is a relentless force for children’s health, education and protection. They are true humanitarians, committed to putting children first.” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “We are delighted to recognize their longtime service to the world’s children.”Inspired by flying lantern festivals throughout Asia, the Cipriani Wall Street ballroom was decorated with 190 lanterns. Each lantern featured an image of a child and symbolized UNICEF’s work in 190 countries and territories. HGTV star and UNICEF Ambassador Vern Yip created the evening’s décor for a sixth year and wowed guests as the lanterns were ceremoniously raised high above their heads.Ball attendees dined on dishes such as fish taquitos, farro and roasted mushroom salad with whipped goat cheese and an apple tart with lavender and vanilla cream as part of the evening’s menu which was designed by UNICEF Ambassador Marcus Samuelsson, along with chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott Conant. A live auction, hosted by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s, featured VIP packages including tickets to an Elton John concert and invitations to attend his Academy Awards party, in addition to an experience at New York Fashion Week and dinner with Heather Graham. The gala after-party was hosted by UNICEF’s Next Generation — a group of young philanthropists and entrepreneurs — and featured DJ Ms. Nix.Moll Anderson and Gillian Miniter co-chaired the event with Nell Diamond and Jaime Jiménez serving as UNICEF Next Generation Co-Chairs. Richard Plepler was the Honorary Chair for the evening and Pamela Fiori served as the Project Chair.For more information on the 2014 UNICEF Snowflake Ball, click here.last_img read more

Kohli blasts match referee over no ball gaffe

first_imgBengaluru: A livid Virat Kohli on Thursday stormed into the match referee’s room and hurled abuses at him following Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) home defeat against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was marred by a glaring umpiring blooper that cost RCB dear, reports said. According to a report, right after the presentation ceremony, a furious Kohli barged into match referee Manu Nayyar’s room and used abusive language to let his displeasure known. As per the report, Kohli even told the match referee that he didn’t care if he was penalised for violating the code of conduct. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhNeeding 41 runs from 4 overs, RCB looked to be cruising against MI at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru before Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga tightened the screws on the home team and won the game for MI by 6 runs. But the game will be remembered for umpire S. Ravi’s failure to spot a no-ball off the final delivery of the match. With RCB needing six runs from the last ball to tie the game, Lasith Malinga bowled a dot ball, but replays showed it should have been a no-ball as he overstepped. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterRCB skipper Virat Kohli made his displeasure known at the end of the game, saying that the teams were not playing club cricket and the officials needed to be more careful. During the presentation ceremony, Kohli said: “We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call (last ball). If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there.” MI skipper Rohit Sharma too backed Kohli and said that these mistakes shouldn’t happen as they were game changers. “I just got to know when we crossed the rope. Somebody told me it was a no ball. These kind of mistakes are not good for the game of cricket, it’s pretty simple. In the over before that, Bumrah bowled a ball which wasn’t a wide. Those are game changers. There’s a TV up there, they have to watch what’s happening. It is as simple as that. “Players can’t do much. The only thing they can do is walk off and shake hands because it was the last ball. It’s disappointing to see that. I hope they rectify their mistakes like we do when we make mistakes,” Sharma rued. A senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India said the howler in Thursday’s match was waiting to happen since there have been no proper assessment and judgement. “What you saw (yesterday) was a symptom and not the disease. It has been two years since the Umpires’ Committee functioned. The process that was followed earlier was that the umpires were assessed during the year by a panel of former umpires who were on the Umpires’ Committee. “The committee members were also free to visit and see the assessment being done. All of that went out of the window once the Committee of Administrators (CoA) moved in lock, stock and barrel. Mistakes happened then too, but there was a system because of which the umpires were apprehensive since they were being judged,” the official said.last_img read more

Proponents of ideologies of hate need to be ‘constructively engaged’: Naidu

first_imgHa Nam (Vietnam): Voicing concern over the growing menace of terrorism, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the proponents of ideologies of hate need to be “constructively engaged” to avoid mindless death and destruction. In his keynote address at the 16th UN Day of Vesak here, Naidu said the genesis of conflict among nations has roots in the idea of hate and violence originating from an individual’s mind-space. Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, is traditionally observed by Buddhists as ‘Buddha’s Birthday’. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”The growing menace of terrorism in the world is a manifestation of this destructive emotion. The proponents of ideologies of hate need to be constructively engaged to avoid mindless death and destruction,” Naidu said at the event attended by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Myanmar President Win Myint and Nepal Premier K P Sharma Oli among others. Naidu said Lord Buddha’s message of peace and compassion provides an ideology and effective answer to overcome sectarian and ideology-driven violence all over the world. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The global leadership more than ever needs to work together to promote dialogue, harmony and justice, based on compassion and wisdom. We need to create a more positive environment of peace by agreeing to work together to uphold the ideals of Lord Buddha and promote values of peace, accommodation, inclusiveness and compassion in the policies and conduct of the global community,” he said. The Vice President said India’s vision has been of a world as one large family and its dreams have been woven around the theme of peaceful co-existence. He said there is a clear recognition that there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development. Noting that Buddhism’s great contribution is its balanced approach, Naidu said if global leadership can adopt this approach, it is possible to avoid conflict, reconcile different viewpoints and achieve consensus. It can also steer individuals away from bigotry, dogmatism and fanaticism to a more balanced view of life essential for peaceful co-existence, he added.last_img read more

Nepalese accord with ethnic Madhesis will help planned elections says UN envoy

“Its implementation will be an important contribution to the election of an inclusive Government Assembly in a conducive climate,” Ian Martin said in a statement to the press in Kathmandu, the capital, after the agreement was signed by the Government and the United Democratic Madhesi Front.The accord meets the key demands of the Madhesi movement and calls an immediate end to their 16-day shutdown, or general strike, in Nepal’s southern plains region, which has seen a number of deaths and scores of injuries and crippled supplies to Kathmandu.The UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) also said that under today’s eight-point deal, quotas for party lists will be relaxed, which will allow for an increase in Madhesi candidates in many lists for seats to be elected through proportional representation.Elections for Nepal’s Constituent Assembly are now scheduled to be held on 10 April, after being postponed twice last year.Once elected, Assembly members are supposed to draft a new constitution for Nepal, where an estimated 13,000 people were killed during the decade-long civil war that ended when the Government and the Maoists signed a peace accord in 2006. 28 February 2008The Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Nepal has welcomed today’s agreement between the seven-party alliance that forms the country’s Government and the leadership of the ethnic Madhesi movement from the southern plains. read more

Confusion trips up labour reform roll out leaving some stakeholders in the

Sweeping federal labour reforms come into force today, but the government is still figuring out who will be exempt from key provisions.Thousands of workers and employers are facing uncertainty after airlines, truck companies and telecoms asked Ottawa for exemptions or delays to rules they say would kneecap their operations.The changes require federally regulated employers to give staff a 24-hour heads-up on shift changes and four days’ notice for schedules. A 30-minute break every five hours and an eight-hour rest period between shifts are also mandated.Employment Minister Patty Hajdu says some companies and employees will be exempt from those regulations until further tweaks can be made after the October election — but just which companies and employees will be on the exemption list remains up in the air.Industry representatives say the changes would delay shipments, cancel flights and hurt Canada’s economy, while labour groups say they are asking for reasonable benefits from companies that are trying to skimp on workers.The contested amendments are part of an overhaul — three years in the making — to the Canada Labour Code, which hasn’t seen a major update since the 1960s.The Canadian Press read more

OpEd Imagine if there was no PPP in Guyana

(The following is an opinion piece written by former Attorney General and current Executive Member of the PPP, Mohabir Anil Nandlall)Fear is one of the natural consequences of authoritarianism. When the PNC dictatorship was in its heyday in the late 70s to the mid-80s, raw and naked fear gripped this land.  Atrocities such as the killing of the ballot box martyrs in 1973, on the Corentyne, the assassinations of Dr. Walter Rodney, Oheini Koama and Father Darke, the shooting of Dr. Joshua Ramsammy, the physical violence and brutalities meted out and the imprisonment of dozens of known political activists; the size and activities of the Guyana Defence Force,  the Guyana Police Force and a host of para-military organizations established by the State; the agenda of the House of Israel and the State’s control of the commanding heights of the economy-all provided sound and factual basis for the fear which invigorated this land, then. The main source of the fear was the Government of the day.Authoritarianism and fearFast-forward to 2017. There is an abundance of incontrovertible evidence that authoritarianism, has once again, begun to spread its tentacles in an institutionalized fashion across the constitutional apparatus of the State. In previous essays, I have detailed systematic attempts by the Executive to undermine constitutional offices and institutions whose functional responsibility is to check, oversight and scrutinize the Executive and to guard against excesses and abuse of power. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRace Based Politics: APNU says the ruling PPP/C must be ostracized and denied votes at the pollsNovember 27, 2014In “Politics”OP-ED: Creeping dictatorship is not a hyperbole, it is very realJanuary 21, 2017In “latest news”BREAKING: Dr Luncheon arrestedMarch 7, 2017In “latest news” These include: the National Assembly, the Judiciary, the Judicial Service Commission, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Auditor General’s Office, the Public Service Commission, the Police Service Commission, the Public Utilities Commission and the Police Complaints Authority. In each of these organizations, there have been documented attempts to interfere with, undermine, or publically assault officers, as they attempt to discharge their respective mandate.Fortunately, most, if not all, of these attempts have been made public. Some have resulted in litigation. In some instances, adverse rulings have already been made against the Government by the Courts. I am not naive to think that the interferences which have been made public are the only ones that have occurred. Indeed, I know of many that have taken place and continue to take place but officials have refused to divulge information because of fear of reprisal.Dismissal, termination of contracts of employment and refusal to renew those types of contracts have been one of the weapons used by this Administration against those who have refused to dance to their tunes or from whom they suspect they cannot extract political loyalty.This brings me back to exactly where I started. Authoritarianism has returned in an institutionalized manner and it has brought with it its companion: fear. Again, the main source of this fear is the Government of the day. Ministers are regularly reported in the press, speaking about locking up, charging and jailing people. The activities of SOCU have driven fear in the business community.Mohabir Anil NandlallDraconian legislation which concentrate huge powers in the Guyana Revenue Authority to access people’s confidential financial information, raid their bank accounts and prevent them from exiting Guyana have had chilling sensations on the populace. The despotic SARA Bill, which creates an omnipotent monstrosity as a Director, is by far the most frightening piece of proposed law in the Caribbean, if not, in the entire Commonwealth. SARU, which is located in the epi-center of Executive power, the Ministry of the Presidency, has an octogenarian as its head, who regularly passes public verdicts on persons without any investigations even commencing.In one of his reckless ramblings, he has identified the height of buildings as the basis for investigating their owners. Several dozen businessmen and women have been suddenly chosen for audits by the Guyana Revenue Authority, running into hundreds of millions of dollars.ResistanceIn this atmosphere of apprehension, I could not get a single businessman who was prepared to institute a legal challenge against the VAT (Amendment) Act 2017, which empowers the Commissioner General of the GRA to prohibit persons from leaving the country whom he suspects owe VAT, although the VAT which may be owed have not yet crystalized into a final debt. Of course, I was prepared to act as a lawyer free of charge. I called several of them. They all confessed that while they believe that the law should be challenged, they were fearful to do so because of repercussions from the Government. In the end, I was forced to file the proceedings in my own name.It is against this backdrop of trepidation that I must salute those who have stood up resolutely against the authoritarians. The single-mothers whose core-homes were being taken away by Central Housing and Planning Authority stood their ground and filed legal proceedings. They were victorious. The rice farmers from Region 5, whose leases were capriciously revoked by the MMA/DA, launched legal proceedings. They won their cases as well.Then the President, himself, attempted to revoke their leases. Again, they stood up and filed legal proceedings. These cases are still pending. When this Government attempted to hound Carvil Duncan out of office, he stood his ground and challenged them in Court. Those proceedings are still pending.When the Attorney General attempted to boot Zana Frank from her lawful appointment as Deputy Registrar of Deeds, she stood firm in resistance and challenged the unlawful interference in the High Court. She won her case. When the President attempted to expropriate the leasehold interest of the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, they defied him; that matter is also pending in the Court. When the Attorney General attempted to intimidate and embarrass the Deputy Solicitor General and the Solicitor General, they both stood their ground and defended themselves, admirably, in the public domain, exposing his undeniable incompetence in the process.When the City Council attempted to, dictatorially, impose a punitive parking meter system in Georgetown, a group of civic-minded citizens unleashed their wrath against it, putting the future of the project in doubt. Judiciary as the bulwarkIn most of the examples cited above, the Judiciary, although under attack itself, rose to the challenge and has played its conceptual role as the bulwark of the citizenry against Executive excesses. I salute our judges for so doing. I encourage them to continue to uphold the rule of law and the constitution of this land. Soon after the 2015 elections, I informed the leadership of the PPP that the Judiciary will become the most important frontier of the political struggle over the next few years. With every day that passes, I am vindicated. I harbor no doubt that it is the Judiciary that will determine how far we slide back into dictatorship.In almost every instance of abuse of power to which I have made reference above, the PPP has played or is playing a major part, either in exposing, or challenging them. This has been the role and core function of the PPP from its birth, sixty-seven years ago. This week, the CARICOM Secretary General was moved to remark “imagine if there was no CARICOM in the Caribbean.” Likewise, I say, “imagine if there was no PPP in Guyana.” read more

TT man killed by cops shot seven times

(Trinidad Guardian) Mikeal “Short Buck” Lancaster was shot three times in the head and four times in the chest at close range, an autopsy at the Forensic Science Centre, St James, revealed yesterday.Mikeal “Short Buck” LancasterLancaster’s mother, Susan Sealey, yesterday called on the authorities to launch a full investigation into the incident, saying her son was unarmed and did not resist the officers.“It had two big wounds to the back of his head and one to the temple and it had to be close range because they shot him in his room. They pushed him back into his room and killed him. There was no shootout. He did not have any gun on him,” Sealey told the T&T Guardian after the autopsy, which was conducted by Dr Hughvon des Vignes.Initially, it was reported that on Saturday morning Lancaster was shot and killed during an alleged shootout with police while at his Dan Kelly, Picton Road, Laventille home.However, his 52-year-old mother said yesterday she was at home when about seven police stormed into her house.“They told me they had a warrant but they never presented anything to me. The evidence could show I have nothing to lie about. When he come out his room they pushed him back. I thought they would have been handcuffing him, next thing I see a police woman run back because she saw when they were going to shoot him and she ran back because she didn’t want to pick up any bullets.”Sealey said she only heard two loud gunshots, noting they must have covered up the other ones.“When they done shoot him they bring him out in a sheet and placed him on a platform to breeze out. I saw blood spraying out and I asked them why they had to shoot my son like that, so many times. The police try to run me but I did not move.”Sealey said she remembered seeing a lot of police in and around her home and believed they had come there that morning after 5 am with only one motive, which she said was to kill her son.Sealey said her son had his good ways and bad ways, but still didn’t deserve to die like that. She admitted he was a suspect in a murder investigation, but added that he was never charged and never had any run-ins with the law in previous years.“Nobody, not even the biggest gangster, deserves a death like that. They could have handcuff him and take him away and lock him up. They did not have to shoot him up like that,” Sealey said.Residents staged a fiery protest at the John John traffic lights following the shooting, forcing motorists attempting to enter and exit the capital city through the Beetham flyover, Eastern Main Road and the Priority Bus Route to come to a standstill. Laventille MP Fitzgerald Hinds also had to intervene to calm the situation.Lancaster was one of three men shot by police over the weekend. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrini killed in Brooklyn J’OuvertSeptember 6, 2016In “Crime”T&T teen killed in ‘shootout with cops’July 19, 2018In “Crime”T&T man slain hours after proposing to girlfriendAugust 19, 2016In “Crime” read more

Xylem to showcase pump Field Smart Technology at Bauma

first_imgXylem Inc, the global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced that it will conduct a live remote pump operation demonstration at the Bauma trade show in Munich in April. Xylem’s Godwin Primeguard Controller with Field Smart Technology enables a pump to be stopped, started and monitored via live satellite link to ensure optimum efficiency. During the demonstration Xylem will showcase the technology by remotely monitoring a pump based in Bridgeport, New Jersey, USA.Dave Boucher, Product Manager, for Xylem’s Dewatering business said, “With our Field Smart Technology customers can monitor the operation of a pump that is located anywhere in the world. It is particularly useful for distributors of large rental pump fleets, or customers who need to monitor a pump situated in a remote part of a mine, for example. Our Godwin Field Smart Technology can provide the customer with all the information they need about the pump’s operation without having to dispatch someone to a remote or difficult to access location. Information about an engine’s and pump’s operating conditions – running temperature, oil level and pump suction for example – can all be relayed via this telemetry system. Data is collected at one minute intervals and transmitted to a password protected website which customers can view on their laptop, tablet or smartphone.”“The technology has been very well received by customers as it eliminates the need for on-site pump monitoring and provides early indications of pump failure and downtime,” concluded Boucher. Godwin Field Smart Technology offers customers additional security as it enables them to turn off and lock a pump located anywhere in the world. A built-in alarm system warns operators of faults in a pump, which means that when an engineer is going to fix the problem they know exactly what equipment to bring along. The technology can also monitor emissions from a pump engine which can indicate problems such as blocked filters. Field Smart Technology has been designed by Xylem’s Godwin team specifically for dewatering pumps. In addition to its Field Smart Technology, Xylem will display its extensive rental offer and range of Flygt and Godwin brand dewatering pumps.last_img read more

Commonwealth Bank Donates 25000 to Red Cross for Hurricane Relief

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 16, 2017 – Nassau – Declaring ‘We will stand by you and help you to once again stand on your own,’ Commonwealth Bank donated $25,000 to the Bahamas Red Cross this week to aid those impacted by Hurricane Irma.Executives of the all Bahamian-owned and operated bank presented the cheque at Red Cross headquarters while announcing other measures to assist in the wake of the powerful storm that lashed the southern islands of The Bahamas exactly one month earlier.“Just one year ago, it was Hurricane Matthew that brought devastation to some of our beautiful islands.   This year, with many residents and businesses not fully recovered from previous hurricanes, Hurricane Irma took aim,” said Jacqueline Farrington, Vice President, Internal Audit and Credit Inspection.   “For those impacted by Hurricane Irma Commonwealth Bank wants you to know that we will do all we can to stand by you and help you to once again stand on your own.”In presenting the cheque, Mrs. Farrington said lending support to organisations engaged in providing assistance was one of the ways the bank could help those in places like Ragged Island get back on their feet after winds from one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in history left almost no building unscathed.   It did not matter, she said, that the bank did not have a physical presence on that island, where help was needed, Commonwealth Bank wanted to assist and believed the Red Cross would use the funds wisely.“Today we are pleased to present the Bahamas Red Cross with a cheque for $25,000 dollars,” she said.   “We know the funds will be used wisely for emergency medical supplies, food, water, and other essentials items for those residing in areas hardest hit, and where living conditions remain very challenging.”Bahamas Red Cross Executive Director Caroline Turnquest expressed gratitude.“The Bahamas Red Cross is very grateful to Commonwealth Bank for once again making a generous donation,” Mrs. Turnquest said.   “The Bahamas Red Cross has always been able to count on Commonwealth Bank which steps up to support us as we try to assist those who have been impacted by natural disasters.   They are truly the Bahamian bank supporting Bahamian needs.”While Mrs. Turnquest said some of the highest outstanding costs involved getting supplies to affected islands and moving and finding housing for displaced people, there is still a great need for water, food, baby supplies, medicine and blankets.   Tents and temporary facilities are costly but the call for clothing has been suspended, thanks to public donations.The bank unveiled additional measures to assist.“If you have been impacted and you have heard our messages, please call or come in and see one of our representatives,” Mrs. Farrington said.   “If you need to extend a loan repayment, to borrow funds for repairs for your home, school, church or small business, please contact us, we our here to work with you.   We have also put out collection boxes in our branches and we maintain an account for the Bahamas Red Cross. If you would like to donate, please visit one of our branch locations.”The bank operates 12 branches in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, its newest.   According to its most recent filing, it has $1.6 billion in assets, more than 6,000 shareholders and employs over 500 persons in full-time positions.Release: DPA NewsPhoto caption:   Commonwealth Bank donation – Commonwealth Bank, the highly successful all Bahamian-owned and operated bank, donated $25,000 to the Bahamas Red Cross to assist with Hurricanne Irma relief efforts.   Pictured at the recent presentation at Red Cross headquarters in Nassau, l-r. Bahamas Red Cross Executive Director Caroline Turnquest, Commonwealth Bank Vice President and Chief Information Officer Charles J. Knowles and Commonwealth Bank Vice President  Internal Audit and Credit Inspection Jacqueline Farrington. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Town Currently Checking For Leaks On All Fire Hydrants Gate Valves

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — If you see some strangers poking around your neighborhood fire hydrants, don’t panic!The Town has recently commissioned a leak detection survey company to conduct a water leakage survey throughout Wilmington.Workers will be conducting a check of ALL town hydrants and gate valves.The survey will take place Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 3pm, on regular roadways. Hydrants and gate valves located on high traffic roadways will be checked on Sundays from 5am to 10am.Trucks will be clearly marked and workers will be wearing high visibility vests.The survey is expected to be completed by September 30, 2019.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Posts 16 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”POLICE LOG for July 1: Man Arrested For OUI (Drugs); Resident Taps Into & Damages Fire HydrantIn “Police Log”Town Posts 14 Invitations To Bid For DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”last_img read more