Today is a great day. It’s Friday, but, more importantly, Season 3 of House of Cards has been released. Millions of people across the country will be visiting Netflix to watch Frank Underwood wreak havoc in Washington, D.C. Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback Stephen Collier wants to be one of those people watching the show. But he can’t – the spotty wireless on OSU’s Columbus campus isn’t letting him access the online media platform. We feel for you, Stephen. Finally get a break to go watch House of Cards in between class in then Osuwireless does Osuwireless things pic.twitter.com/u479rsHAsJ— Stephen Collier (@S13Collier) February 27, 2015Ohio State wireless: step your game up. There’s TV shows to be binging.
NFL Hall of Famer and Florida State legend Deion Sanders was back at his alma mater today. While Sanders was there, he gave a speech to the current crop of Seminoles. The central message of Sanders’ talk was the expectations players should have for themselves. There’s also some footage of Sanders’ NFL Network interview with FSU defensive back Jalen Ramsey, a projected top-10 pick in next month’s draft. “What do you expect from yourself?”@DeionSanders spoke to the team before practice.https://t.co/tyPuqF4vsT— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) March 30, 2016The ‘Noles would be wise to listen to Sanders and heed his advice.
Around 300 Calgary cab drivers have signed a letter to the city, asking for ride sharing companies to be subject to the same rules and regulations as taxis.The petition says more and more cab drivers are being forced to give up on mortgage payments and file for bankruptcy as they struggle to make ends meet.Taxi driver Syed Hussain said one example is vehicle inspections: taxis must go in every six months, but for Uber drivers, it’s once every year.“When we renew our taxi badge, we pay $175, the Uber guys they pay $15,” he said.Hussain said added costs mean taxi drivers often work 12 hours a day, seven days a week.“We have over 2,000 drivers and they are suffering unbelievably,” he said.“There are double standards. Two laws: one for the tax industry and one for the sharing companies like Uber or Lyft or whatever, and that is not fair.”Meanwhile Clement Gulston, who drives for both ride-sharing companies Uber and Cowboy Taxi, argues he pays just as much as a taxi driver, maybe even more, as 25 per cent of fares go to the company to cover costs.“Their (taxi) system is outdated. Checker has apps, do you know that? Associated has (an) app, do you know that? Calgary City Cab has app? Have you ever tried to use their app, have you ever talked to anybody who tried to use their app? If you use any one of these apps, you’re not connected instantly with the driver,” he said.Gulston says he works for two companies driving four cars, not because he needs the money, but because he’s taking advantage of good opportunities. Should rideshare drivers (Uber, Lyft) face the same regulations as cab drivers?YesNoVoteView Results Take Our Poll
CALGARY – Two months after fire and explosions ripped through its recently purchased asphalt refinery in Superior, Wis., Husky Energy Inc. says it still doesn’t know when it will be able to restart the facility.Spokesman Mel Duvall says investigations are continuing into the cause of the April 26 incident in which 11 people were injured and nearby homes evacuated while plumes of black smoke rose into the sky.He says the Calgary-based company won’t be able to fully assess damage and map out a recovery plan until the U.S. Chemical Safety Board completes its determination of cause.Husky bought the 50,000-barrel-per-day refinery from Calumet Specialty Products Partners of Indiana for about $570 million in a deal that closed in November.According to a website update posted Monday, cleanup efforts have progressed to the point that the off-site incident command centre has been moved onto refinery property. It says about 400 employees and contractors are supporting daily operations.As of last Friday, Husky says it has received some 3,300 claims from local businesses and residents who incurred expenses or suffered losses during the incident, of which about 2,700 have been resolved.“We do have insurance, both on the assets and business interruption, and we have made alternate arrangements to continue supplying customers. No employees have been laid off,” said Duvall in an email.“We may be able to provide an update (on costs) on our second-quarter conference call later this month.”He said all of the injured people have been released from hospital.On the website, Husky says it expects to be able to bring in trucks later this month to remove stored asphalt inventory.Companies in this story: (TSX:HSE)
Kolkata: At least 30 Trinamool supporters and workers suffered injuries after the bus they were travelling in plunged into a water body near Siliguri-Jalpaiguri State Highway on Sunday. The injured party workers have been admitted to hospital for treatment.The Trinamool workers were planning to take part in an election campaign meeting by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Jalpaiguri. They had hired the bus to reach the venue of the election campaign meeting. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to local residents, on Sunday, Banerjee was scheduled to address an election campaign meeting at Churabhadar in Moynaguri from 1:30 pm. To attend the meeting, around 45 TMC supporters and workers had hired the bus from Sariam. They had started their journey in the morning to reach Churabhandar. However, after a few kilometres near Talma, the bus had a tyre burst and the driver lost his control over the steering and the vehicle plunged into a water body beside the Siliguri-Jalpaiguri State Highway. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayLocal resident ran to help the accident victims. Meanwhile, Rajgunj police station and local Trinamool leaders were informed about the accident. Police officers reached the spot shortly and rescued the injured persons. Almost all the passengers had suffered injuries but about 30 of them had suffered serious injuries. The injured persons have been rushed to Rajgunj Rural Hospital Belakoba Rural Hospital and Jalpaiguri Super Specialty Hospital. A few of them were discharged after providing necessary treatment and many are still undergoing treatment.
Rabat – The Morocco-Russia friendship association condemned the two deadly blasts that rocks the Russian southern city of Volgograd, killing more than 30 people. In a message to the Russian presidency, the association president Abdellatif El Bahraoui, offered condolences, and expressed faith in the Russian people’s capacity to overcome the situation.At least, 14 people died on Monday when an explosion hit a trolleybus near a busy market during the morning rush hour Monday, a day after a blast at Volgograd’s main train station killed 17 people and wounded at least 35 others.
New Italy manager Roberto Mancini has announced that he plans to talk with Mario Balotelli over a potential comeback to the national teamThe Italian coach managed Balotelli at both Inter Milan and Manchester City, before Mancini sanctioned his move to AC Milan in 2013 due to the forward’s poor disciplinary record at the Premier League side.The last time Balotelli played for Italy was in the 2014 World Cup after his struggles with both Liverpool and Milan (in what was his second spell in 2015) meant he was left out by Antonio Conte and then later Gian Piero Ventura.However, the 27-year-old has rediscovered his best form at Nice in his two seasons in France and has scored 43 goals in his 65 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side since joining in August 2016 as a free agent.Corini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.After Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958, there have been calls by the media to reinstate Balotelli to the national side and Mancini has now confirmed that he intends to speak with him.“Mario is an Italian player. We will definitely talk. He is one of those players we should take a new look at,” said the 53-year-old, according to Sky Sports.Mancini will take charge of his first game for Italy on May 28 against Saudi Arabia in an international friendly.
Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has reportedly rejected a new contract offer from Real Madrid and is said to be considering an approach from Inter.Diario AS cite a report in local TV station Telemadrid and carried by Football Italia claiming the Ballon d’Or winner has turned down Madrid’s initial offer and there are strong indications that the interest from Inter is huge.Modric has been instrumental in both club and country as he helped Real Madrid to a third consecutive Champions League title and his nation Croatia to their first ever World Cup final.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Modric is believed to be influenced by the fact that his fellow compatriots Sime Vrsaljko, Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic all play at the Nerazzurri.The midfielder’s current deal at the Bernabeu runs through until 2020 but he is said to be holding out for an improved offer, one which would match or exceed that offered by Inter.
Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is set to join Chinese club Guangzhou R&F as he will be travelling to Hong Kong to undergo a medical.Skysports reports Spurs have been receiving several offers from China as Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan tabled an offer which the club accepted but an acceptable offer has now been made by Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has spent six-and-a-half-years with Tottenham and it is likely that this window will bring an end to his stay with the North London side as his contract expires at the end of the season.Mousa Dembele backs Gareth Bale’s shock China move Andrew Smyth – July 28, 2019 Mousa Dembele believes his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale will find things “easy” in China and hopes the Real Madrid player makes the move.Dembele has not played for Spurs since November due to an ankle injury and has reportedly been keen on a move to China since the summer.It is still unclear who will replace Dembele at Spurs but the club have been monitoring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Donny van de Beek.Tottenham hope to retain their top four position this season.
Former Barcelona player Juliano Belletti, thinks that if Neymar comes back to Spain, he would return to FC Barcelona and not Real Madrid.As what can easily be described as the topic of the week, Neymar has been reportedly trying to get back to FC Barcelona and compatriot Juliano Belletti seems to agree with the news.Since the Brazilian left the Catalan club and started playing for PSG, there had been a lot of speculation about his next destination being Real Madrid and Florentino Perez has been desperately trying to sign him since he was a teenager.But somehow, FC Barcelona have always beaten Los Blancos president to the punch and things seem to be going that way again.There are several reports from different media outlets that talk about Neymar already in talks with the Catalan club for his return, Cadena SER even spoke about how much it would cost Barcelona to get him back and the price tag is very similar to what PSG paid for him last year.The French giants would be willing to get back €220 million, but Barcelona wants to try and cheapen the price with another player that Nasser Al-Khelaifi wants in his club and could replace Neymar without a problem at the French club.That player is French youngster, Osumane Dembele.Juliano Belletti: “Nunca he visto a Neymar en el Madrid, Creo que volvería antes al Barça que irse a cualquier otro equipo”▶️https://t.co/ZdznxGn1GD pic.twitter.com/hPpXVlMlcA— Esports SER Catalunya (@EsportsSER) October 18, 2018But when it comes to Neymar coming back to Spain, there is a lot of small talk about the subject with very few people actually having any privileged information about what really is going on. Just this Thursday in the morning, Cadena SER interviewed Brazilian former Barcelona player, Juliano Belletti.We know that this full-back was one of the heroes of the 2006 Champions League final against Arsenal, as a Brazilian he would love Neymar to return to Barcelona and expressed that he doesn’t think the PSG player would play for Real Madrid due to his past as a Barça player.Juliano said that despite the bad relationship between the player and the club’s board of directors, he has never seen him playing for Los Blancos and returning to Spain means that he would do it back in Barcelona.“I’ve never seen Neymar in Real Madrid. The relationship he had with Barcelona was short-lived, but it was very intense. I personally can’t picture him wearing white,” said Belletti on the interview.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“I have seen him playing in the Premier League in the past, but I think that playing in Barcelona is more possible than playing anywhere else for Neymar right now.”Belletti: “If Neymar returns to Spain, I think it would be at Barça.” pic.twitter.com/YPgkEQF8q5— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 18, 2018“This is obviously a personal opinion, I don’t talk to Neymar or his father that much. I say this as a watch him every week from Brazil.”“I also don’t think that he will remain in Paris for much longer, their sporting project is very good and they have a different way of doing things, but I still don’t see Neymar sticking around for much longer.”“Neymar got out of Barcelona looking for a new challenge. He was very happy at the club, the relationship between Brazil and Barcelona has always been great and Neymar was a part of that special bond. Nothing is impossible in football. I believe he can still give a lot to the club.”“I think that the French league is the reason Neymar won’t stay there for much longer, He is also still very young and there is a chance of him changing his mind again. But considering the times I’ve talked to him in the past when he has played at the club with me as the ambassador, that’s what I think he will do.”“The relationship between Barcelona and Brazilians is great, that’s why I think he will come back to the club if he returns to Spain. If Neymar comes back, that’s where he would come,” he concluded.📰 [MD] | Belletti: “If Neymar returns to Spain, I think it would be at Barça”🔶 The former Barça player does not imagine his compatriot playing for Real Madrid and does not rule out his return to the Camp Nou.🔊 Belletti: “I don’t see him playing for Real.” pic.twitter.com/DACnA5E56l— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 18, 2018What will be Neymar’s ultimate decision about his future? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Jonathan Halvorson, Jonathan Halvorson Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter (KUSI) – The teaser trailer for “Frozen 2” arrived on Wednesday, giving a peek of what viewers can expect in the highly anticipated sequel.Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff will reprise their roles, and the film will once again be directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.The original “Frozen” movie became a massive hit when it opened in 2013, earning over $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, along with two Oscars.“Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019. Disney releases first trailer for Frozen 2 Posted: February 13, 2019 February 13, 2019
The debate over the climate bill, which did not pass, highlighted the tension between the greater Portland area and rural areas in Oregon. Hundreds of farmers, loggers and truckers rallied at the Capitol in solidarity with the Republican senators, saying the climate legislation would cost jobs in their towns. Democrats said the measure was an efficient way to lower emissions while investing in low-income and rural communities’ ability to adapt to climate change.___Associated Press writers Mark Thiessen in Anchorage and Sarah Zimmerman in Salem, Oregon, contributed to this report. Giessel told The Associated Press last week that she believed the Legislature is on solid footing with the plan, despite legal questions raised by Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, who has argued that Dunleavy can call lawmakers into special session anywhere he wants. In a rare move, nearly a third of Alaska lawmakers are expected to buck their leadership in both chambers and meet Monday in Wasilla even though a majority of lawmakers will convene the special session in Juneau, the state capital, about 600 miles (965 kilometers) away. Neither the House, led by a coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans, nor the Republican-controlled Senate, could pass a bill for the full payout. Last month the Oregon Legislature was disrupted by a walkout by Republican senators, who fled the Capitol to thwart climate legislation. The 11 GOP senators, who make up the minority in the Oregon Senate, left the Capitol on June 20 and remained away for nine days to protest a proposal that would have been the second in the nation to cap and trade pollution credits among companies. The main issue is to determine the amount of this year’s oil wealth check, a hot-button issue in Alaska. Nearly every single Alaska residents receives the check for simply living in the state. Alaska is not the only state in the West to see upheaval on the legislative process. The Grammy-award winning band Portugal. The Man, which hails from Wasilla, will be featured Tuesday at a rally at the University of Alaska Anchorage to encourage lawmakers to overturn Dunleavy’s budget vetoes. Dunleavy’s spokesman, Matt Shuckerow has said Dunleavy hopes lawmakers show up in Wasilla. If they don’t, they will “cross that bridge when we get there,” Shuckerow said. Dunleavy said late Friday he would expand the special session agenda to include state match money for road and airport programs “when the Alaska State Legislature convenes in Wasilla,” pursuant to his special session proclamation There could be other business for lawmakers. Once they convene the special session, they have five days to attempt any overrides of Dunleavy’s budget vetoes, including a $130 million cut to the University of Alaska system. University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has called the cut as devastating. Furlough notices to employees have already been spent. The checks are from the Alaska Permanent Fund, a fund seeded with oil money and grown through investments. Annual dividends traditionally have been paid with fund earnings, which lawmakers also began using last year to help pay government expenses amid an ongoing budget deficit, creating tension. Dunleavy called the special session in Wasilla, his hometown and the heart of his conservative base, saying a change of venue would be good for lawmakers who could not finish their work over five months in Juneau this year. Both House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, who cited safety concerns about meeting in Wasilla, and Senate President Cathy Giessel decided to hold the session in Juneau. A formula in state law to determine the amount of the checks has not been followed the last three years, resulting in reduced check sizes. Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican who took office in December, campaigned on paying a full dividend, which would cost about $1.9 billion and result in checks around $3,000 this year. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Divided Alaska lawmakers have found little to agree on this year, and that includes where to hold a special session.
Kirti KulhariPR HandoutActress Kirti Kulhari, who was last seen in two extremely appreciated Projects URI: The Surgical Strike and Amazon’s Four More Shorts Please, is shooting back to back for her upcoming projects.”After wrapping the promotions of URI and Four More Shots Please, Kirti immediately got into promotions of her first ever short film Maya, for which she received Best Actor (Female) Award in the short film category of Filmfare awards. Soon after that, she rushed to Rajasthan and completed the shoot for Netflix’ series Bard of the Blood. She also shot her next untitled film where she plays a musician in Rajasthan, and is currently shooting for another series in Mumbai. Kirti will start shooting for her next project, and promote Mission Mangal in July which is slated to release on August 15, 2019. It is definitely a busy year for Kirti,” a source said.Kirti is happy that this year has been a busy one for her. “2019 started on a very good note with URI: The Surgical Strike and I have been shooting and promoting different projects since then. An actor’s happiness is definitely on the sets and so is mine. I am extremely happy that 2019 has treated me so well, I look forward to a busy year and can’t wait for audiences reactions for all my upcoming projects,” Kirti said.
Ratan Tata and N.R. Narayana MurthyReutersCorporate governance took the centre stage in India with two iconic organisations going through the worst of times. Tata Sons and Infosys have been in the news for past one year 10 months for all the wrong reasons. In separate instances, both the companies’ boardroom tussles became public, which for sure shouldn’t have happened with companies having huge brand value.In both the instances, promoters and founders, Ratan Tata for Tata Sons and N.R. Narayana Murthy for Infosys, were in the epicentre of the corporate storm.For Tata Sons, it all began at Bombay House with the ouster of Cyrus Mistry as the chairman in October last year, resulting in Ratan Tata taking over as the interim chairman of Tata Sons.Questions were raised on how Mistry was running the Tata Group and he had been criticised for taking certain strategic decisions. The tussle became murkier and led to a slew of allegations and counter-allegations. Finally, the Mistry-Tata battle landed in the courtrooms.Mind you, the war is not yet over. It was only yesterday when the Board of Tata Sons, under the chairmanship of N Chandrasekaran, has ordered its group to snap all ties with Cyrus and elder brother Shapoor Mistry owned SP Group. Currently, SP Group holds about 18.4 percent stake in Tata Sons.In the Infosys story, co-founder and former CEO and present Chairman Emeritus, Narayana Murthy, publicly expressed his unhappiness over the current management. CEO Vishal Sikka flagging issues like higher compensation to executives, acquisition strategy and appointment of independent directors were not well received by him.After months of letter exchanges and press interviews, Vishal Sikka on Friday morning stepped down from the position of CEO and managing director of Infosys.While the Tatas chose to remove Mistry, in the case of Infosys, the situation forced Sikka to step down. In his personal blog, Sikka wrote:For days, indeed weeks, this decision has weighed on me. I have wrestled the pros and cons, the issues and the counterbalancing arguments. But now, after much thought, and considering the environment of the last few quarters, I am clear in my decision. It is clear to me that despite our successes over the last three years, and the powerful seeds of innovation that we have sown, I cannot carry out my job as CEO and continue to create value, while also constantly defending against unrelenting, baseless/malicious and increasingly personal attacks.Days earlier, former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys, T V Mohandas Pai, pitched for the return N R Narayana Murthy as Chairman Emeritus, by saying the move will improve the brand and showcase high corporate governance standards.In both the occasions, the irony is, Ratan Tata and Narayana Murthy handpicked their respective successors, and issued happy notes while offering their appointments.An important question pops up here. Do the owners/founders have to question every move of their successors when they are running the business just because the former have diligently built the company over many summers?
A man ties a balloon to the horns of a bull statue at the entrance of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) while celebrating the Sensex index rising to over 30,000, in Mumbai, India April 26, 2017.Reuters fileHere are a few stocks that are likely to move in trades on Monday:Cadila Health: The company received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules.UltraTech Cement: The company has challenged the sale of Binani Cement to rival Dalmia Bharat, alleging lack of transparency in the bidding process.Thermax: The power generation equipments maker said it won an order worth Rs 503 crore for co-generation plants in Haryana and Punjab.Zee Entertainment: The company has called-off a deal to acquire 100 percent equity stake in 9X entities.Max Financial: The company will raise funds for making investment in subsidiary, Max Life Insurance.GAIL: Indian Oil, BPCL likely to buy 26 percent stake each in GAIL, reported PTI.Clearing Corp: State Bank of India sold, ICICI Bank bought 4.4 percent equity in Clearing Corporation for Rs 143 crore.Sona Koyo Engineering: The company’s promoter JTEKT Corp will sell about 47 lakh shares on March 19, 20 via offer for sale route.Ramky Infra: The company has bagged an order of Rs 939.4 crore from the National Highway Authority of India in Srinagar.VA Tech Wabag: Porinju Veliyath Equity Intelligence bought 0.35 percent stake or about 1.9 lakh shares in VA Tech Wabag.Videocon Industries: The company is evaluating process to sell stake in Brazil oil block.YES Bank: The lender said that Life Insurance Corp has raised stake in the firm by 2.03 percent to 9.62 percent.
Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain ShamimTwo accused — Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim – in the madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi killing case reportedly confessed before a court in Feni on Sunday to their part in the incident.They gave ‘confessional’ statements before the court of senior judicial magistrate M Zakir Hossain in the afternoon, said Shah Alam, an inspector of Police Bureau of Investigation and investigation officer of the case.He, however, declined to elaborate further for the sake of investigation.Meanwhile, a foundation has been established in memory of the late madrasa girl. Victim’s family established the Nusrat Jahan Rafi Memorial Foundation.At a function on Sunday, Nusrat’s father AKM Musa Mia spoke about the future plan of the foundation.He said the foundation will stand by the helpless and oppressed women in the future.After fighting for her life for five days, Nusrat succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on 10 Apr.On 6 April, she was set afire at an examination centre of Alim examination allegedly by students loyal to principal Sirajuddoula of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as Rafi had accused him of sexually harassing her.
X 00:00 /08:45 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: In a story she says is “as much about innovation as it is about medicine,” Texas Monthly executive editor Mimi Swartz has a new book called Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart.In it, she follows a nearly 50-year saga of research and roadblocks, focused on the work of Dr. O.H. “Bud” Frazier from the Texas Heart Institute as he strives to develop a fully-functioning artificial heart with the help of various associates, a project that is still ongoing though hopefully nearing some kind of completion soon.We talk with Swartz about the book and why this story piqued her interest. Terry Vine/Texas Heart InstituteDr. Bud Frazier holds up an artificial heart. Listen Share
00:00 /30:26 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X – / 14 In this episode of “Unwrap Your Candies Now,” Ernie Manouse gets an inside look at A Chorus Line and what it’s like to cast and stage this Broadway classic with Megan Larche Dominick, Theatre Under The Stars’ Associate Artistic Director / Director of New Works. TUTS presents the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that portrays the life of a Broadway dancer, September 10 – 22 at The Hobby Center.Then, Catherine Lu chats with Bradly Brown, curator of the San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery, whose latest exhibit is Golf Coast. The interactive art installation is a mini-golf course modeled on seven Houston bayous, complete with the city’s freeways, landmarks and other local details surrounding it – and built mostly from recycled materials. Brown talks about the making of, and thinking behind, Golf Coast, on view and ready for play August 26 – September 27.Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.Music used: One from A Chorus Line Original 1975 Broadcast Cast Recording and Putt Putt For The Fun Of It This article is part of the Unwrap Your Candies Now podcast Share
Antonio Addison allegedly shot his father while attending his brother’s funeral. (Baltimore Police Department)What was meant to be a celebration of life for Antonio Addison, 22 , who was gunned down last month on the streets of West Baltimore, turned into almost the same scene, however, this time it was inside of a church. On Tuesday, family and friends gathered at the New Song Worship & Arts Center in Sandtown-Winchester for a repast after the funeral service where the tradition ended with a 47 year old man being shot in the stomach. The suspect is his own son, 26-year-old Antonio Addison of the 1600 Block of Walterswood Road in Baltimore. The two brothers share the same first and last names.“They got into some sort of argument at this repast over what was said or how it was said at the funeral, and the suspect in this case decided to pull out a gun that he bought with him to this event and shot his own father,” said T.J. Smith, Baltimore Police public information Officer, at a news conference.According to witnesses, the father and the son argued over an omission in the obituary written by a family member, police said. The brother’s name was not in the obituary said Charles Addison, the grandfather. “The place was full of children. They ran out the back and I ran out the front.”The 47-year-old father is expected to survive and his 26 year old son was taken into custody.The shooting happened inside of the church’s lobby, located at Gold and North Calhoun Street said police. Hordes of officers, detectives, along with the police commissioner and deputy commissioner, took over the church as those who attended the service, dressed in white attire, some with “R.I.P” and “Gone but not forgotten” T-Shirts on, watched from the street.Later, family members carried out the food which was supposed to be eaten at a celebration of Addison’s life.Addison was killed not to far from New Song on May 25. He was shot several times and he was found inside of a home just before 6 p.m.“I really can’t even describe how unnecessary and senseless this situation is,” Smith said. “There’s still food on the table inside.”Next door to the church, William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School was locked down, keeping the children a half-hour after dismissal said administrators.Sadly, this is not the first time that gun violence has interrupted a home going service. Virginia McGhee, 34, was shot and killed in 2009 at the viewing for her boyfriend who was shot and killed the week before. This shooting was at a funeral home about a half-mile from Tuesday’s church shooting. In 2008, two people were shot while attending the viewing of a man who had been killed in a triple shooting. In 2001, a man attending the funeral for his murdered brother was shot while he was leaving the service.“Fortunately, no one else was injured as a result of this, and again, it’s just that senseless that we talk about,” Smith stated.In the aftermath, the church door was locked and signs that Bible Study had been canceled had been taped to the front door.Pastor Louis Wilson of New Song Worship & Arts Center was not available for comment.
By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFROHoward University Hospital announced the opening of their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Family Center at the Joint Base Anacostia –Bolling (JBAB), located at 53 MacDill Boulevard (Building 53) S.W., Washington, D.C. The center will provide healthcare to low-income military families with infants and children, access to healthy foods, nutritional and educational counseling, breastfeeding support, health care and immunization resources, and community-based social services.With the huge influx of postnatal death amongst women and children in the District, this announcement is major news as it guarantees accessibility for community members whose lives depend on having access to affordable healthcare. Howard University Hospital announced the opening of their WIC Family Center at the Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling (JBAB) in S.W., Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Photo)“Poverty and lack of health care access among military families are quite often overlooked with many families living well below the poverty line,” said Davene White, director of the HUH CARES Public Health Program. “Howard UniversityHospital is proud to open a new WIC center at Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling, which will help eliminate barriers and provide local military families with valuable nutrition education and resources to address their dietary and health needs.”The fight against the rising maternal mortality rate in Washington, D.C. has already caught the attention of major media and government. With mothers and children in low-income areas of the city dying at rapid rates in comparison to wealthier zip codes, Howard University Hospital is taking a step to combat this horrific trend and end the major health disparities issue facing the city.“Studies show that babies born prematurely or with low birth weight are at a higher risk of an early death,” White said. “The HUH CARES WIC program is very effective at reducing these incidents by offering resources focused on helping women improve the quality of their diet; as well as staying abreast of childhood immunization standards, growth and development and increasing access to prenatal care much earlier in their pregnancy.”The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Family Center is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.