Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 20, 2017 – Ragged Island – Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield led a delegation to Duncan Town, Ragged Island, on September 16, 2017, so that regional partners could see firsthand the damage raged on the island by Category-5 Hurricane Irma.Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman and Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell and CARICOM Secretary-General, His Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque joined other senior CARICOM officials as they rode on trucks and spoke to residents, Royal Bahamas Defence Force officers and disaster responders stationed on the island.Among the Bahamian officials in the delegation were Minister of Labour, Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes; Foreign Affairs Acting Permanent Secretary Donna Lowe; Bahamas Ambassador-Designate to CARICOM His Excellency Reuben Rahming; Director-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sharon Brennen-Haylock; and National Emergency Management Agency Director Captain Stephen Russell.Among the damaged properties they inspected were the police station, the “fish house” where thousands of dollars of seafood was stored, government administrative facilities, and a number of private residents — some of which were flattened by the hurricane.One resident in particular, 53-year-old Mr. Terence Wallace told the delegation about his riding out the storm. He pointed out that the house that he lived in was leveled by Hurricane Irma’s winds, as the eye passed over the island.“I came here by my cuz to be safe,” he said, as he gestured towards a concrete block home next to the destroyed “fish house.”He also showed Ambassador LaRocque his family’s pigeon house and smiled at the Ambassador’s amazement at the fact the birds rode out the storm in their facility.“The birds, they know what to do,” Mr. Wallace said quietly.By: Eric RosePHOTO CAPTIONSHeader Photo: Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield (left) speaks, on September 16, 2017, as (from second left) Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman and Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Minister of Labour Sen. the Hon. Dion Foulkes and Bahamas Ambassador-Designate to CARICOM His Excellency Reuben Rahming listen, during a delegation visit to Ragged Island to see firsthand the damaged raged by Hurricane Irma. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert 1: Remnants of a home and its contents after Hurricane Irma’s rampage through Duncan Town, Ragged Island. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)Insert 2: A number of delegation members traveling on a truck, on September 16, 2017, to see firsthand the damage caused by Hurricane Irma on Ragged Island. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)Insert 3: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, His Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (left) speaks, on September 16, 2017, with 53-year-old resident Mr. Terence Wallace, concerning his ordeal during the passage of Hurricane Irma over Ragged Island. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Golden Globes 2019: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ & Rami Malek Win Major Categories Email The Globes, which celebrates and recognizes film and television domestically, as well as internationally, also awards music in film Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 7, 2019 – 12:21 pm Music scored big at the Golden Globe awards on Jan. 6, as Bohemian Rhapsody, the music biopic about iconic glam-rock band Queen, took the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama.But that wasn’t the only win for one of 2018’s most anticipated films and the highest-grossing music biopics of all time: Rami Malek, who portrays legendary frontman Freddie Mercury, won Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Drama. The actor thanked the band during his acceptance speech.”And of course [thanks to] Queen. To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity and inclusivity exists in the music and in the world and in all of us,” Malek said. “Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous.”The Globes, which celebrates and recognizes film and television domestically, as well as internationally, also honors music in film through categories, including Best Original Song.The 2019 Best Original Song award went to Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt for “Shallow,” which they wrote for A Star Is Born. Dumplin’s “Girl In The Movies” by Dolly Parton and Linda Perry and “All The Stars” (performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA) from the Black Panther soundtrack were among the nominees.Best Original Score went to GRAMMY-winning composer Justin Hurwitz for First Man, the film adaptation of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s life. Huriwitz won Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards.2019 GRAMMY Awards To Air Feb. 10, 2019, From Los AngelesRead more Facebook Twitter ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Wins Big At 2019 Golden Globes golden-globes-2019-bohemian-rhapsody%E2%80%99-rami-malek-win-major-categories News
The next time you think today’s kids only care about playing video games and posting selfies on Instagram, remember the day hundreds of thousands of kids around the world took to the streets to raise awareness of climate change.On Friday, students protested the lack of action from adults on environmental issues with the #ClimateStrike walkouts. Basically.#ClimateStrike #ClimateChange NYC City Hall pic.twitter.com/bJKFuInfoY— Caroline Lewis (@clewisreports) March 15, 2019 Cape Town’s #SchoolStrike4Climate outside Parliament this afternoon. 🌍✊🌿📢⛰#FridaysForFuture #climatestrike pic.twitter.com/q6DBYez59u— Jo Jackson (@jojacks0n) March 15, 2019 Oh boy, look what happened in Lisbon, Portugal.#FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/K1Ew1Zg4ey— Angela Fay (@lifelearner47) March 15, 2019 Sci-Tech 3 Tags Students inspired by Thunberg planned walkouts all over the globe Friday, including remote places like Antarctica. In a tweet, Thunberg said over 1 million people participated in 125 countries, citing numbers from climate action group 350.org. Last year, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed in an alarming report that even if we meet the targets set by the Paris climate accord and stop our reliance on fossil fuels, the world faces serious impacts of climate change. So youth protests like #ClimateStrike could help remind the older generation that action needs to be taken.”Today you are hearing from children all over the world,” teen activist Alexandria Villasenor told a crowd at the New York City climate strike protests. “We are telling you, we are trapped, and the time has come for you to turn the furnace off and save us all.”With the #ClimateStrike hashtag trending on Twitter, teens and adults alike are sharing photos, videos and thoughts about the worldwide mass protests and calls to action. Sign: “So bad even the introverts are here!”Victor, 15, St Paul, Minnesota#climatestrike #FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/EsWukqMHIn— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) March 15, 2019 There’s an estimated 20,000 schoolkids including myself at the #ClimateStrike today in London. These are absolutely inspiring scenes with 100’s from each school across the city. Young people are political – we’re taking a stand and we’re not stopping anytime soon. pic.twitter.com/ejjB5titGL— Hasan Patel 🌹 (@CorbynistaTeen) March 15, 2019 In front of Trump Tower. #climatestrike pic.twitter.com/WRwOxzuQ5T— Rex Santus (@rexsantus) March 15, 2019 @GretaThunberg today in Helsinki we had at least 5 000 young people marching and striking for their future! We haven’t seen anything like this in Finland😍🌍💚#ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture #WhateverItTakes pic.twitter.com/PTOqwkeQO0— Atte Ahokas🇫🇮🇪🇺🌍 (@A_Ahokas) March 15, 2019 There are thousands of students on the streets of Dublin taking part in #climatestrike pic.twitter.com/BkcJ8fxTPP— Natura Token (@naturatoken) March 15, 2019 Hundreds of young people striking outside the MA State House right now! The energy here is amazing and inspiring! 🌎 (video better with volume on) #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/xXWZb8zPzh— Mass Sierra Club (@MassSierraClub) March 15, 2019 Many were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who was just nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Last year, Thunberg gave a popular TED Talk explaining why she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming. She protested outside the Swedish parliament and in the process grabbed the world’s attention. “The climate crisis has already been solved; we already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg said in the talk. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.” Students around the world are striking today to demand action on climate change. Many were inspired by 16-year-old @GretaThunberg, who was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.Watch Greta’s full TED Talk here: https://t.co/VVDR58QgSO #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/olAjLgHvtL— TED Talks (@TEDTalks) March 15, 2019 Share your voice “We are not responsible … I am here to say NO MORE.” #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/NXYjMaRIxq— Sierra Student Co. (@Sierrastudent) March 15, 2019 Gathering at Churchill Square in Brighton this morning! #youthstrike #youthstrike4climate #climatestrike #schoolstrike #fridaysforfuture #youthstrike4climatejustice pic.twitter.com/rNHD7Sakpv— YouthStrike4Climate Brighton (@Strike4YouthBH) March 15, 2019 My son JJ He stood alone at his school in Ck-on-Shannon, Co. #Leitrim for #ClimateStrike – but he stood there in the knowledge that millions of kids, all over the world are standing with him today.❤Very proud Mum moment!#Ireland #ClimateStrike #fridaysforfuture pic.twitter.com/ksua2hbO02— Leah Doherty (@LeahNiD) March 15, 2019 LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE MARCH IN BRUSSELS!!! Young people are rising in 2052 places in 123 countries on every continents. There is no time to waste. We must #ActOnClimate. #climatestrike #klimaatstaking #FridayForFutures #GreenNewDeal @GretaThunberg 🎬 via @JohnHyphen pic.twitter.com/3CGLMDYE8v— Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) March 15, 2019 #FridaysForFuture#ClimateStrikeThe new generation is more woke than you think… This is a photo of my city, Parma, we were so many… I’m so proud I was part of this pic.twitter.com/Mt0DSKxJLv— I ᴀᴍ: мιяιαмα (@Miriama03_Stay) March 15, 2019 @GretaThunberg #climatestrike #SchoolsStrike4Climate #FridaysForFuture Today In Rome.. 🌍 pic.twitter.com/JatqbxQysR— maxander61 (@maxander61) March 15, 2019 It’s not a trend – it’s a movement. #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/LJsKKsHS68— Ashley Shimabukuro (@AshShimabukuro) March 15, 2019 Comments
00:00 /00:00 X Harris Health System Ben Taub HospitalHarris County taxpayers could spend $70 million to finance the construction of seven new operating rooms at Ben Taub Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.“We’re extraordinarily busy,” said Mike Norby, chief financial officer for the publicly-funded Harris Health, which runs Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson hospital and a network of community clinics.“We consistently end up having to bump scheduled (surgical) cases for trauma cases, ER cases,” Norby said. The America College of Surgeons had warned Ben Taub administrators they needed to expand and upgrade surgical facilities to retain the coveted level-one trauma designation. A level-one trauma center is the highest possible designation, able to handle the most complicated emergencies.Ben Taub Hospital has one, along with Memorial Hermann Hospital, right next door. Those are the only two such centers in Houston, though experts say the region should have at least six level-one trauma centers, given the population.Ben Taub currently has 11 operating rooms, and the project will add seven new operating rooms with updated layouts and equipment. After construction finishes in two or three years, Ben Taub will have 18 operating rooms, in total, but won’t use all of them right away.Harris County Commissioners will consider the bond financing and proposed tax increase next month, Norby said.Norby estimated Harris County property owners would pay an additional .13 cents a year for every $100 dollars of assessed value, in other words, a fraction of a penny.For the owner of a $212,000 home (the median sales price in Harris County), the additional tax would be about $2.75 a year. The tax would expire after the 20-year bond term came to an end.Editor’s Note: A clarification was made to the additional cents statement to emphasize it is a fraction of a penny. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share
Share Twitter user @BBCWorldRescuers work to save people from the rubble on Sept. 20.MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mexico’s major earthquake (all times local):10:15 a.m.Cristal Estrada is pacing back and forth with a blanket wrapped around her near the tent where she spent the night on the street in Mexico City’s Roma Norte neighborhood.She is worried about her brother Martin, a 31-year-old accountant, who is believed to be in the remains of a seven-story office building across the street that collapsed in Tuesday’s earthquake.Estrada says she’s frustrated that she can’t do anything herself to help remove the rubble. Rescuers continue to say there’s life in the wrecked building, but there’s no telling whether that includes her brother.Estrada worries that “they do not have much time in there.”Officials say scores of people have been rescued alive from collapse buildings, but at least 286 are known to be dead.___8:35 a.m.Rescue efforts were suspended overnight at a quake-collapsed seven-story building in Mexico City’s Roma Norte neighborhood as rain drenched the area and destabilized the pile of rubble.Workers were eager to restart under overcast but dry conditions as soon as experts confirm it’s safe to do so.Jose Gutierrez is a relative of someone believed to be in the wreckage of the building, and also a civil engineer.He gathered other families of the missing amid an ad-hoc campsite of tents, tarps and plastic chairs on Friday to let them know what was going on.A list of 46 names of missing people was attached to a nearby lamppost.Gutierrez’s voice broke with emotion as he spoke: “My family is there. I want them to get out, so … we go onward.”Rescuers from countries including the United States, Israel, Japan and Panama were at the site.___7:55 a.m.Mexican authorities have raised the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake to 286, with more than half of them in the capital.National Civil Protection chief Luis Felipe Puente says 148 people are confirmed dead in Mexico City.He reports in a tweet sent Friday that there were also 73 deaths in the state of Morelos, 45 in Puebla, 13 in Mexico, six in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.