Ashleigh added, ““With entertainment available for all ages and an additional day added to the festival, we expect they’ll really good turnout each day and hope everyone can support it. Local businesses, pubs and venues have all got behind the festival and will be providing their own live music and special offers for the weekend so it’s great to see everyone coming together for it.” Tickets are now available for the Summer Jamm music festival. For more information on all the events and to book tickets visit www.derrystrabane.com/SummerJamm or contact the Alley Theatre Box Office. Telephone 028 7138 4444.CALL FOR BUSKERS – STRABANE SUMMER JAMM BUSKING COMPETITION NOW OPEN! was last modified: May 15th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: Martin Gallen, Strabane Chamber of Commerce said, ““With the busking festival we’re hoping to shine a light on some of our local talent. With a grand prize of £1000 up for grabs we hope to inspire and encourage performers to progress their talents and maybe one day perform on the main stage of the festival. “Anyone wishing to enter should contact myself on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 079 8815 6492, entry to the competition is free.” “The festival will feature some of Ireland’s best bands and performers with the varied line-up over the weekend including, The Blizzards (headed by RTE’s ‘The Voice of Ireland’ Judge, Bressie), Irish folk/pop duo Hudson Taylor, The Academic, Ryan McMullan, who supported Ed Sheeran’s sold out European Tour this year and Roisin O, who has performed with The Coronas, Gavin James and Mumford & Sons. “There will also be performances by some of the biggest and most exciting country music stars including David James, Cliona Hagan and Johnny Brady. You will not want to miss it” Speaking ahead of the festival, Events Officer with Derry City and Strabane District Council, Ashleigh Devine, said:“Council would like to thank Martin Gallen for organising the busking competition, our festival sponsors SGN Natural Gas and the Strabane BID Company who are organising of the Saturday evening concert, for helping us to produce a great programme for the weekend. The busking competition, alongside Strabane BID Company’s Saturday evening concert forms part of the wider Derry City and Strabane District Council Summer Jamm Festival programme. The family friendly festival runs from 9th – 11th June and is set to be one of the events of the year for the North West, with a Friday evening concert at the Alley Theatre, a Country Jamm Concert on the Sunday, street entertainment and a Saturday market. This year Council decided to extend the festival to three days to offer even more entertainment and facilitate the large number of visitors who travelled to the area for last year’s events. AS Summer Jamm returns to Strabane next month, festival organisers are reminding performers and musicians that they could be in with a chance of winning up to £1000 in a busking competition on Saturday, June 10.The top prize of £1000 will be awarded to the winner of the competition, second placed will be awarded £400 and third placed will receive £200. The competition, organised by Martin Gallen (Strabane Chamber of Commerce), supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council and sponsored by o2, Strabane, will give performers an opportunity to showcase their talent to a grand audience while competing for the top prize spot in front of a group of experts from the entertainment industry. ShareTweet CALL FOR BUSKERS – STRABANE SUMMER JAMM BUSKING COMPETITION NOW OPEN!
ShareTweet The senior officer revealed that a number of telephone scams were reported with one woman losing a sum of money after handing over her bank card details.“In one case the scammer phoned a woman and claimed to be from her internet provider, telling her that someone had hacked her account. “The woman believing the call was genuine, provided her bank card details, resulting in a sum of money being taken from her account.“In another example, a man received calls claiming that money had been taken from his credit card without his approval. Luckily he recognised this as a scam and hung up on the caller,” said CI Blemmings. THE PSNI has revealed that two people from Derry and Strabane have reported being potential victims of email blackmailing attempts.Chief Inspector Bob Blemmings is now warning the public to be on their guard against such scams across the Derry and Strabane policing district.“Unfortunately over the last few weeks we have received reports of yet more scams,” said Chief Inspector Bob Blemmings. At least two people reported being the victims of blackmailing attempts.“Two e-mail scams were also reported. “The person or persons behind these e-mails claimed that if the person did not transfer a sum of money to them, they would release personal information about them to the public. Luckily no money was transferred,” said Chief Inspector Blemmings.In yet another report a member of the public received a call offering them assistance with a computer issue. The person behind the scam asked for their bank details and copies of identification.Not realising this was a scam they provided these details, as well as allowing remote access to their computer. Fortunately they realised later this was a scam and the transaction was cancelled. The senior PSNI added: “No matter what type of scam it is, and the different methods employed, a common element shared by scammers is their only aim is to take money from people and they will go to great lengths to trick people and take advantage of their vulnerability and good faith. “I can’t stress enough – never ever disclose your personal or banking details to anyone over the phone or on e-mail, no matter how convincing they sound to you. “Financial institutions, utility companies, law enforcement, HMRC, internet and telecoms providers will never phone or e-mail you and ask you to transfer money. “They will never ask for remote access to your computer or request you to download software.“If you have received a call of this kind, or if you’re concerned by unsolicited calls, emails or letters then please report it to Action Fraud via their website www.actionfraud.police.uk or by phoning 0300 123 2040, or call police on the non-emergency number 101.” For further advice and information visit www.nidirect.gov.uk/scamwiseni or the ScamwiseNI Facebook page @scamwiseniEmail blackmail scammers target two people in Derry and Strabane, warn police was last modified: July 30th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Chief Inspector Bob BlemmingsDERRY AND STRABANEEmail blackmail scammers target two people in Derry and Strabanefraudpsni policewarn police read more
CHARLESTON, WV–Senator Stephen Baldwin (D- Greenbrier) introduced Senate Bill 238 this year, a bill that doubles fines for motorists passing stopped school buses.“After an incident in Indiana this fall involving the death of three children exiting a school bus, local drivers approached me,” said Baldwin. “They said people pass their stopped buses every day, endangering kids. They said we’re lucky more children aren’t injured or killed, and we must do something about it. Today, we are doing something about it.”Yesterday, the Senate passed S.B. 238 unanimously.“If drivers don’t take children’s safety seriously, they will face serious consequences. These are among the stiffest penalties in the nation not only in terms of fines but also license forfeiture,” said Baldwin. The bill raises first-time offense penalties to a fine of $500-$1,000 (from $250) and license suspension for 60 days; second offense penalties to a $1,000-1,500 fine and license suspension for 180 days; and three or more violations would now carry a penalty of a $2,000 fine, at least 48 hours’ jail time, and loss of license for one year.These penalties may seem tough, said Baldwin, but they need to be tough—children are dying because of negligent and impatient drivers. “We call this ‘Haven’s Law,’ in honor of Haven McCarthy, who died getting off a school bus in Lincoln County in 2007. We owe it to children and their families to keep our little ones safe.”“Bus drivers have a tough job,” said Baldwin. “From dealing with mountainous terrain to weather to maintaining order on the bus, they do it all. But they can’t take care of kids and catch offenders who pass their stopped buses at the same time.” To aid drivers in reporting violations to law enforcement, the bill provides that all new buses will be equipped with front and rear-facing cameras. The cameras will be paid for by the WV Department of Education using federal funding.The bill has been received by the House of Delegates and referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Home NewsWatch Haven’s Law Increases Penalties for Passing a Stopped School Bus In West Virginia Linkedin Facebook Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at email@example.com Tumblr Next PostTwo Oak Hill Men Sentenced To Prison For Multiple Felony Crimes Google+ Mail Pinterest Previous PostParents Find Disturbing Message on YouTube Kids Videos Twitter NewsWatchState NewsTop Stories Haven’s Law Increases Penalties for Passing a Stopped School Bus In West Virginia By Tyler BarkerFeb 26, 2019, 15:39 pm 882 0 read more
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While intricately accounted for, dollars begin as a check that the Fed writes “drawn on itself.” Those are the precise words from Modern Money Mechanics, by the way. Can you and I write checks “drawn on ourselves”? Of course not. We have to back them up with value. The Fed does not. So, the mighty US dollar is not backed by gold or silver or anything at all; it’s simply an accounting trick. #2: Every dollar is skimmed from, as it is created. As shown in the chart above, dollars come from a transaction between the Fed and the Treasury. Can you think of any reason why these two institutions would be unable to handle this transaction by themselves? (And in fact, we know they can, because they gave the Chinese an exemption from the middle step a few years back.) So, what’s the purpose of the primary dealers (simply called “dealers” in Modern Money Mechanics) that sit between the Fed and the Treasury? In fact, there is no purpose, aside from the obvious. The primary dealers take a slice from every dollar as it is made. Again, get Modern Money Mechanics. Go through it slowly. Check this for yourself. I know it sounds crazy, but most of it is right there in black and white. And who are these primary dealers? The big banks, of course. #3: Your mortgage loan was created out of thin air. It’s A Wonderful Life is a fine film, but Jimmy Stewart’s character was entirely wrong when he claimed that he borrowed the savings of one virtuous person to make a home loan to another. When you take a loan from a bank, they do not take Mr. Smith’s money or Mrs. Jones’ money and lend it to you. They make it up on the spot with a bookkeeping entry. Until you take the loan, that money doesn’t exist. You don’t have to take my word on this. Here are the words of Robert B. Anderson, who was Secretary of the Treasury under Eisenhower: When a bank makes a loan, it simply adds to the borrower’s deposit account by the amount of the loan. It does not take this money from anyone else’s deposit; it was not previously paid in to the bank by anyone. It’s new money, created by the bank for the use of the borrower. You may have to work overtime to pay those dollars back, but no one worked overtime to get them in the first place. They were simply made up on the spot. #4: Money for interest is never created. Every dollar is created with interest attached: T bills yield interest—buy one for $1,000, and you will, over time, receive more than $1,000. For years I had heard people talking about “the fraud of the Federal Reserve.” But I was busy trying to survive and the dollars I was paid with bought food at the grocery store, so I didn’t give those reports a great deal of attention. The more I began to study economics, however, the more I understood that this was an essential issue: that if I didn’t understand the foundation, I’d never really understand what was built upon it. So, little by little, I began to pay attention to the question, “Where do dollars come from?” One of my first discoveries was that almost no one knew anything about this. Shocking though it may seem, they don’t teach this in general economics programs. I’ve had econ grads from well-respected programs come to me and say, “I’m kind of embarrassed to ask, but they never taught it to us in school: Where do dollars come from?” “No, That Can’t Be True” That’s what I said when I first understood where dollars came from. I said, “No way. That couldn’t be what it is.” Unfortunately, I was wrong; it really is this way. The secret to understanding the creation of dollars and of the operation of the Fed lies in two quotes from economist John Kenneth Galbraith: The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled. I must give the Fed credit for one thing: it has admitted to what it does. A publication called Modern Money Mechanics identifies how the Fed creates dollars. It cloaks that admission in unnecessarily difficult accounting and a convoluted discussion (confirming the first Galbraith quote), but still, it does admit it. You can find Modern Money Mechanics online, and I recommend that you do. You should see it for yourself. Brief Points There’s a lot to discuss here and we have limited space, so allow me to make just a few central points. It will be your job to verify them. #1: Dollars originate with an accounting trick. Dollars begin with a process that looks like this: A $1,000 loan, as we all know, must eventually be repaid with $1,000 plus extra dollars as interest. So every dollar is birthed with a debt obligation attached. This creates an interesting problem: extra dollars will be required to pay back all of that interest. Where will they come from? I can work hard and pay back my $1,000 loan with interest, but every dollar I use to pay interest is created with an interest obligation of its own. Where does it end? In fact, it cannot end—it cannot resolve—unless there are debt-free dollars that can cover the gaps. And there are none. This means that the dollar system can run effectively in one direction only. It can operate smoothly while creating ever more currency, but if the system starts to contract, there will be a currency shortage. And that leads to all sorts of troubles. I Know This Sounds Crazy… If all of this is new to you, you have my sympathies; I know it’s a lot to take in. Go slowly and double check it all. Make up your own mind. Like I say, the first time I saw this, I couldn’t believe that it could possibly be true. Reading the Fed’s own words, even though I had to plod through them slowly, convinced me. And if you want to read the wild story of how this astonishing system was created, you can find it in The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. A Free-Man’s Take is written by adventure capitalist, author, and freedom advocate Paul Rosenberg. You can get much more from Paul in his unique monthly newsletter, Free-Man’s Perspective. read more
A Mining.com article on the impact of solar power on the coal business provided some interesting numbers for metals investors, particularly silver investors. Silver is only mentioned in passing, as the point is that decreasing costs of solar power could be a far greater threat to coal prices than cheap natural gas is. Even that mention is not positive, stating that new solar panel designs use unspecified, smaller quantities of silver. But sometimes less is more. Suppose the new designs use 50% less silver. That seems unlikely, but let’s go with it as a worst-case scenario. Now suppose that this, along with other cost reductions, encourages the proliferation of solar power by a factor of 10. If that happened, the solar industry would require 500% more silver to meet demand. Does a tenfold increase in solar power generation sound like a pipe dream? Maybe, but when that power is virtually free after installation, and energy storage (for cloudy days) is improving all the time, some increase is all but assured. According to the article, solar accounts for about 1% of the energy consumed in the US. An increase to just 2% would make up for the smaller amount of silver used in each panel, if the reduction is as much as our made-up 50% figure—even if the US energy pie remained the same size. Any greater increase would really move the dial on silver demand. These are trends in motion that will take time to manifest themselves in prices, but apart from short-term fluctuations, demand for silver looks very good going forward. Meanwhile, given that most silver mined in the world is a by-product, and mining in general is in a protracted downturn and retrenchment, supply is not looking so good. It may not be tomorrow, but there’s a perfect storm brewing here, and we’ll be watching closely for the best times and opportunities for investing. read more
A month filled with events bringing tourism and economic growth is ahead for the Tuscaloosa community.A-Day, the Alabama football team’s spring game, the Blue Angels’ air show, and the Druid City Arts Festival are just some of the events residents can look forward to this month.“It’s great for the local economy. It keeps our hotels full, our restaurants full, people shop and spend their discretionary income,” said Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. “It’s a great opportunity to add to the tax base in the Tuscaloosa area, but also showcase all the great things going on in this community.”With events almost every weekend this month, the city is expecting an economic boom.“We know that the economic impact will certainly be in the millions when it’s all said and done because each one of these events brings in a different group of people,” Page said. “People stay for multiple days, so there’s a lot of revenue produced with these events.”Page said these next four weeks will not only be great for tourism, but also for the quality of life for Tuscaloosa residents.The fun kicks off this weekend with both the Druid City Arts Festival and the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional gymnastics meet on Saturday, April 7. read more
Right now in Tuscaloosa County, nearly 140 children are away from their families through no fault of their own.They’ve been abused, neglected or abandoned, and they need your help. The Department of Human Resources said there’s a desperate need for loving homes, and when people become foster parents they can give local children a peaceful place they can call home while their families work through their challenges.DHR is hosting an informational session tonight at 6 p.m. at their office, located at 3716 12th Ave. E just off McFarland Boulevard and James I. Harrison Parkway.You can also call for information at 205-562-6100.
Tuscaloosa police are searching for five men caught on video attempting a break-in at a gun store early Sunday.Police said the five men were working together, trying to get inside Guns and Ammo LLC on Greensboro Avenue. But they weren’t using their hands or tools. Instead, they used a vehicle.In video given to WVUA 23 by the store owner, the suspects are seen outside the store around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, bailing out of a car before it smashes into the store.Just an hour before, the same camera caught the team scoping out the premises.Despite their heavy-handed tactics, they couldn’t make it inside and nothing wound up taken.All five suspects escaped the scene before Tuscaloosa police arrived.Neighboring business owner Demetrius Hardy said he’s glad none of the weapons were stolen, but said the attempt is troublesome just the same.“This is the second time this has happened since I’ve been here,” Hardy said. “It’s real concerning to my business. “I don’t know if we should move or anything. I don’t know what to do.”Dozens of guns were stolen from the same store two years ago, and it’s the second time since that there’s been a burglary attempt.If you know anything about any of the men seen in the video or can help investigators solve the case, please contact Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867. read more
In light of recent shootings, several elected officials and the Tuscaloosa and Northport Police Departments are coming together in an effort to remove guns from the streets. They will be hosting a gun buyback event Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.Guns can be dropped off at the Tuscaloosa Police Department West Precinct or at the Northport Police Department. Up to $200 can be offered for a single gun.
TweetPinShare0 Shares MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the overall medal table. Its absence in Rio would shake up both tables. Here are five Russian stars who could miss out:Aliya MustafinaShe led the Russian gymnastics team which narrowly failed to beat the U.S. to gold in the women’s all-around in 2012 and also won individual gold in the uneven bars. While Mustafina has been plagued by injuries since, she bounced back with two European championship gold medals last month. Russia has arguably the world’s richest tradition of excellence in gymnastics, and if its athletes aren’t in Rio, the U.S. and China will benefit in the medal table.Yulia EfimovaOne of the world’s top breaststroke sprinters, Efimova spearheads the Russian swim team for Rio despite previous brushes with the anti-doping authorities. She bounced back from a drug ban to win 100-meter gold at last year’s world championships in a fiercely competitive race with her longtime rival, Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte, who would become the hot favorite for gold if Efimova is forced to miss Rio. Efimova missed four months this season after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium but was given a reprieve and won the 200 at her comeback meet in Los Angeles on Sunday.Yelena IsinbayevaThe world record holder in the pole vault and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, Isinbayeva would compete at her fifth games in Rio, but she faces extra obstacles to get there. Russia’s track and field team is already banned from the games due to widespread doping, and Isinbayeva’s hopes rest on a successful appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She represented Russia’s athletes at a crucial CAS hearing on Tuesday in Switzerland and even posted a selfie online from inside the closed session. Her absence in Rio would help Brazilian, Greek and U.S. athletes, among others.Nataliya IshchenkoWith three Olympic and 19 world championship gold medals to her name, Ishchenko typifies Russia’s total domination of synchronized swimming — it’s won every Olympic event this century. If no Russians compete in Rio, China and Spain would fight for the two gold medals on offer. Russia is similarly dominant in another female-only Olympic sport, rhythmic gymnastics, where former Soviet nations Ukraine and Belarus usually compete for the silver behind Russia’s winners.Maxim MikhailovTop scorer when Russia won the men’s volleyball competition at London 2012, Mikhailov would be a formidable opponent in Rio. Host nation Brazil had to settle for silver four years ago but is fired up for a gold medal in front of its home crowd. The absence of the Russian team would make that mission significantly easier. read more
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they dismantled one of the largest health care fraud schemes ever investigated by the FBI, charging 24 people in a $1.2 billion alleged scam involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment companies.As part of the complex operation, doctors got kickbacks for prescribing unneeded back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces to elderly and disabled patients and charging the government’s Medicare program, the Department of Justice said.The accused “concocted an elaborate scheme to exploit the U.S. health care system by targeting Medicare beneficiaries, paying doctors for prescriptions, paying kickbacks and bribes, and in turn selling these prescriptions to DME companies to ensure that they could line their pockets,” IRS special agent Matthew Line said, according to Tut Underwood of South Carolina Public Radio.Prosecutors allege a multilayered scheme to defraud Medicare. Call centers in the Philippines and Latin America advertised to Medicare beneficiaries and “up-sold” them on unnecessary medical braces, they say. The call centers then paid bribes to telemedicine companies, who in turn paid doctors to write orders for the equipment. Then the call centers sold the orders to the durable medical equipment companies and billed Medicare.Equipment companies would ship the braces to beneficiaries. They would receive about $500 to $900 per brace from Medicare and paid kickbacks of almost $300 per brace, according to the Associated Press.Doctors wrote prescriptions for medical equipment without any interaction with patients or after only a brief phone conversation, the DOJ said.People participating in the alleged scheme laundered money through shell companies and used proceeds to buy “exotic automobiles, yachts and luxury real estate in the United States and abroad.”CEOs, COOs and associates with five telemedicine companies; owners of durable medical equipment companies; and three licensed medical professionals were among the 24 people charged.Prosecutors charged residents of several states, including Florida, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, California and New York.The government Center for Medicare Services’ anti-fraud branch said it took “adverse administrative action” against 130 medical equipment companies that had billed Medicare more than $1.7 billion in claims and were paid more than $900 million.The IRS chief of criminal investigation, Don Fort, said in a statement that the organized scheme “details broad corruption, massive amounts of greed, and systemic flaws in our healthcare system that were exploited by the defendants.”The FBI, IRS and 17 U.S. attorneys’ offices took part in the operation, according to AP. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. read more
Currently Things to know for TuesdayToday is Tuesday, April 17 and if you’re looking for a way to escape the rain, check out what Thrillist is calling the coolest, weirdest, and best museums Boston has to offer – including the North End’s own Paul Revere House. Here’s what else you need to know for today…10:30AM Disney with Mr. Dan. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as toddlers and preschool-aged kids are invited to join Mr. Dan for a collection of Disney Shorts every Tuesday. Large groups can register in advance by calling 617-227-8135.5:00PM Wharf District Council Meeting. Join the Wharf District Council at 30 Rowes Wharf for their monthly meeting. Agency items include the City of Boston’s Environment Chief Austin Blackmon, updates from Boston Police and the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.*Advertisement* Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below. Follow @northend.waterfront on Instagram and tag #northend or #bostonwaterfront to have your photo featured!While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Currently Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Wednesday, April 184:30PM Mike the Bubbleman. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street as Mike the Bubble Man bring magic and science to children with his interactive show about bubbles.Thursday, April 192:00PM Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge 2018. Join the North End Library at 25 Parmenter Street where young writers ages 5-12 are invited to share story ideas with Willy Wonka. Stop by to write your own 100-word story idea down and enter it into this global contest.6:30PM North Washington Street Bridge Project Public Meeting. There will be a public meeting at the Nazzaro Community Center at 30 North Bennet Street to discuss work-related activities including utility work that is expected to begin on the North Washington Street bridge, see additional details here.From the Community: Spring Social at The West End Museum April 28The Spring Social at the West End Museum offers the chance to meet, mingle and learn about the history of Boston’s unique West End neighborhood and its residents, continue reading.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast: Notable News:Sam Adams to Open Taproom by Boston’s Faneuil HallEater Boston confirmed the owners of Sam Adams are planning to open a taproom at 60 State Street by Faneuil Hall. This location will be where the former Hillstone/Houlihan’s space was previously housed, read more on Boston Restaurant Talk.Waiting for those April Showers to bring May Flowers: Currently read more
The first year there were about 12 kids participating and now they cap out at 40 participants. Many of the children move on to play for various select hockey teams. The program also receives support from many local businesses including Mike’s Pastry, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Filippo’s, North End Athletic Association and more.They are always look for more kids to participate and more sponsors to get involved. For information, email Mike Pergola at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-828-4929.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Brett Roman and Mike Pergola led a community chat at the November Neighborhood Council meeting about the North End youth hockey program, which is beginning its seventh winter season at the Steriti Rink on Commercial Street.The 15-week program is $375 per child and runs from mid-November to mid-March every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. at the Steriti Rink on Commercial Street.*Advertisement* read more
Quake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anew For now, let me hark back to All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days last November 1 and 2. My dear departed dead (my father, mother and husband) will understand and forgive me for not visiting them at the Cebu Memorial Park on those days, since it would have been very difficult for a person with disability like me in my walker to maneuver through the crowds and the uneven cemetery grounds. Instead, I sent my helper to lay flowers over their graves. My late daughter Raquel, is now interred in San Diego, California. So I remembered them, and continue to do so, in my prayers at Mass in church and aired over TV. May they rest in peace with God.Last Monday, Nov. 4th, was the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, bishop of Milan. I remember visiting Milan in a personal side trip during a three-month International Labor Organization grant in Turin, Italy. This was during my broadcasting years with the Labor Station Radio Station dyLA. Visiting the Cathedral in Milan, I came across his grave there, as San Carlo Borromini, involved in the education of the youth, who had passed away at 46. He is the saint after whom our University of San Carlos in Cebu was named.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealHopefully in Bohol, they celebrated last Monday Carlos P. Garcia Day, in honor of Bohol’s most illustrious son, who served as the Philippines’ eighth President in 1957 through 1961.Classes in all levels were spended yesterday in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor in anticipation of supertyphoon Yolanda. Here in Cebu when classes were earlier to have been resumed, even rescheduled under heroic conditions with many classrooms destroyed or even torn down, so children had to hold classes in improvised classrooms in other public or even private buildings. Under these conditions, lacking necessary school materials and supplies, many reportedly suffered from the “jitters” and had to undergo stress debriefing, particularly in hardest-hit Loon, Tubigon and Sagbayan in Bohol. Also in Bohol, two major roads and three bridges still remain closed. Back to the destruction to still existing school and government buildings, the debate is between retrofitting or tearing down of affected buildings. Unfortunately, in the exchange, politics has been involved in the debate regarding funding, even with construction professionals.Meanwhile, under trying conditions, we look forward, with the people of Lapu-Lapu City, to their annual fluvial parade next week on Nov. 13th , in honor of their patroness, Our Lady of the Rule.And now, with Yolanda set to make landfall in Samar, my monthly Women’s Kapihan on Radio Station dyLA on Saturday, and our Cebu United Radio and TV Artists, Inc. meeting on Sunday, under the uncertain weather conditions, it remains, in Cebuano, Atangi ang mosunod… and much more.In closing, God rest the soul of activist priest Jose Dizon, who before his death at 65 last Monday, after concelebrating Mass with Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, had specified that he wanted to be buried very simply.Until next week then, as always, may God continue to bless us, one and all!Read Next Taking the fall SMC bags Bulacan airport project MOST READ When I started writing this, Cebu Daily News reported that superstorm Yolanda was scheduled to make landfall in Samar last Wednesday night or Thursday morning. So we in Cebu and the Visayas, particularly, have been advised to “take precautionary measures to stock up on water and essential supplies good for at least three days.”I remember when Cebu was last hit by 1990’s typhoon Ruping with over 200 kph winds. We had no electric power for about a month!ADVERTISEMENT Fake cop accosts real cops, is arrested in Pateros LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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The lecturers received an Appreciation Certificate for their excellent presentations and hard work.All the Audience could benefit a lot from the contents of all these lectures, each Lecturer gave a different angle that was very important and valuable. People gave many good feed backs about them. We could help God in His desire to educate mankind with His Mentality and True Values.The Social part of this Event consisted in given a Merit Award to Mrs. Consuelo de la Fuente Palacios. A lady that has written her biography in a book with the title: “Roses and Thorns”. She gave us a summary of her life in the book. Truly a testimony of a lady that has suffered a lot in her life but she has been able to accept her destiny and she has the attitude to live with a Christian mind and loving God and her fellow man.The Charity Concert was given by the Choir of Alborada, directed by Mrs. Camino de la Puente.I know this Choir since 2007 and they always support the Events that I’ve organized with altruism and great professionalism. They usually bring with them a warm and joyful atmosphere. It was an excellent repertoire of Spanish and international classical songs.They were presented with a Merit Award and several gifts for their excellent performance and contribution to this Event.Like our last Concert in May 14th. this year, the funds raised will be given to an orphanage in Tirana, capital city of the Republic of Albania, called “Zyber Hallulli”.The Holy Marriage Blessing was given to 6 couples. They took the Holy Wine and they renewed their marriage vows and pledge to become a Trinity with God. They understood this point very clearly. They felt very happy and moved as the atmosphere in the Hotel Conference Room was filled with the Holy Spirit. Everyone could feel that and they mention it.As a Toast for Peace and a Global Family, everyone in the Room took the Holy Wine. We ended our Program with an Interreligious Prayer with our Cheon IL Guk Holy Candle. Four people of different faiths prayed for a world filled with true families and true love.They could understand that our Movement is a “Movement of True Families” as our True Mother is always educating us.We offered them some snacks and refreshments so that everyone could talk and express their feelings and different opinions.In this occasion for two days in the Tetuán district, where the Hotel is located, I was in the street giving personal invitations to the people, through this activity a Christian lady from the Dominican Republic came and she enjoyed the program very much. We will meet again for further education about our Federation Ideals and Vision. Some other guests came with the usual approach.I’d like to offered my most sincere gratitude to other Heavenly Tribal Messiahs for their participation and cooperation in this event, like: Takiko Imoto san, she brought a guest, Pedro Mururzábal, Eva Kondili and her sister, Mario Magaz, Emilio Asti that he gave a donation for the expenses of the Event and José Manuel Cabero that came with many guests of his tribal work in Madrid, Northen area. Also our new sister from 2015 and spiritual daughter Lola Palancar offered her heart and gave a lot of love to everyone.So we were a team working for God and our beloved True Parents. by Osamu Tomita and Mercedes, FFWPU SpainAn Educational, Social Event and Charity Concert were held in Madrid, on Saturday evening, on November 25th. 2017. Organized by Pure Love Education Academy, a bridge – HTM project to support our beloved True Mother (True Parents) and the FFWPU.The aim of the Event was to support our beloved True Mother in her great desire to educate mankind with God’s viewpoint, mentality and desires.Personally, I chose the theme of “The family is the School of Love” because our True Father considers it as a very important issue. He wants mankind to know the divine value of the Holy Marriage and Family.My husband Osamu Tomita san helped a lot with the practical preparations and our second son Kunihito Emmanuel was the MC in this Event, he has a warm and loving character.In the educational part of the event, we were able to offer four presentations:“Family and Community in the Albanian nation” given by Professor Emilio Asti. (An Italian Professor and Lecturer, an expert in Oriental Cultures, he teaches at the University of Milan and Complutense University in Madrid). He gave a very clear and good presentation.“The Structure of Love” given by Mr. José Manuel Cabero Diéguez. (He is an International Missionary and Pastor of our Family Federation. He as a H.T.M. invited his contacts like Pastor Fito, and several other guests).“A Good Preparation for the Holy Marriage” given by Mrs Mercedes de Tomita. (Especially I wanted to explain the importance of sexual purity before marriage, chastity, virginity, the three Blessing and the holy value of marriage and matrimony, according to God’s view point and the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon).“Building the Family” given by Pastor Fito Torrico Durán. (He knows José Manuel Cabero for several years and he is Pastor or a Christian Organisation called “The Meeting Point – My Home and My Family” in a town called Valdemorillo in the Northern part of Madrid. He came with his wife and children). read more
7/18/2018, 10:52 a.m. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 10010 Five Two-Bedroom Apartments for Less Than $1,925 per Month Featuring fireplaces and walk-in closets. Print By Sofia Rivera· Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Photo via ZumperApartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s places asking less than $1,925 per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?Below, peruse five two-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for less than $1,925 per month.1. 11 Embassy Road #1s, BrightonBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Rent: $1,850 per monthNo need to become an ambassador to live on “Embassy Row.” This Embassy Road apartment is a short stroll away from Boston College and is available at the start of September. Its pristine, symmetrical facade lives up to the grand street name, and the clean lines of the interior don’t disappoint, either. 2. 26 Rosedale Street, DorchesterBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Rent: $1,795 per monthThe second floor of this renovated three-floor Victorian offers a gorgeous combination of old and new. While the polished dark wood banisters and flooring are original, the kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances. The modern tiled bathroom includes an alcove with drawers for all of your washroom accoutrement. The other two floors offer their own gems—a stained glass accent window on the first and a roof deck on the third—at even lower price points. 3. 126 Warren Street #15, Lower RoxburyBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Rent: $1,875 per monthWith smaller bedrooms and a narrow kitchen, this unit is perfect for the burgeoning minimalist. The white tile backsplash behind the gas stove in the kitchen matches the tiled bathroom walls. Plus, the entry hall holds an open closet where you can hang your hat and kick off your shoes. But the centerpiece of this apartment is the rounded living room, lined with a semicircle of windows. New renters can feel free to adopt a cat for a September 1st move-in. 4. 236 Corey Road, BrightonBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Rent: $1,900 per monthSandwiched between Comm. Ave. and Summit Ave., boarding here means having easy access to both public transportation and green space. Hop on the T to head downtown, or amble up the incline to Corey Hill Outlook and relax in a hammock and Adirondack chairs. When the temperatures start to drop, cozy up in the apartment’s oversized living room, which is anchored by a classic brick fireplace. 5. 37 Whitten Street, DorchesterBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 1Rent: $1,900 per monthThis first-floor find boasts a foyer, two walk-in closets, and a spacious kitchen. A paneled glass door and beautiful built-in china cabinet elevate the space further. Hardwood floors and matching floorboards throughout lend a warm ambiance, making it easy to feel like a home. It can be yours starting October 1st. The Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home accent décor, lighting experts, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. read more
By Tessa Yannone· 35036 Print 10/15/2018, 11:52 a.m. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Healthy Events 13 Healthy Things to Do This Week in Boston Participate in the Head of the Charles 5k, join a BollyX happy hour at Faneuil Hall, and more healthy things to do this week. Backcountry Yoga / Photo providedMondayMindful Eating Seminar: Learn the benefits of mindful eating and how to incorporate it into your daily routine with this seminar lead by ASF-Peak Health’s dietitian. The class will also feature an interactive exercise.Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 20 Guest St., first floor conference room, Boston, eventbrite.com. Outdoor Zumba: The Boston Parks fitness series is extending into fall, so take advantage of the last few weeks of free outdoor fitness. Head to the Z Spot on Monday’s for Zumba and shimmy and shake your worries away.Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., The Z Spot, 181 Mass. Ave., Boston, facebook.com. TuesdayBollyX Happy Hour: How to make a Tuesday not feel like a Tuesday: Head to Faneuil Hall and take part in a BollyX Bollywood-inspired dance class before indulging in appetizers and drinks at Ned Devine’s. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for prizes like a one year subscription to BollyX workouts on-demand.$25+, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Ned Devine’s-Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, eventbrite.com. WednesdayWell Wednesday with S1E3: Appreciate the shifting fall colors and temps with a sunset vinyasa flow yoga class focusing on breath and movement at WeWork. Beer, for after class, and water, for during, will be on tap, but please bring your own mat.Free, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., WeWork, 1 Beacon St., Boston, eventbrite.com. Outdoor Voices Jog Club: Head to the Esplanade for a two-mile jog around the river with Outdoor Voices and see what their new men’s running line looks like. Afterwards, stick around for beers at Night Shift Brewing’s seasonal beer garden, the Owl’s Nest.Free, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Owl’s Nest Esplanade, west of Fiedler Field, Charles River Esplanade, outdoorvoices.com. ThursdayMidday Meditation: Ditch the after-lunch grogginess by taking part in this mid-day meditation to calm and clear the mind. It’ll set you up for a productive afternoon.$12, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Kadampa Meditation Center, 360 Center St., Jamaica Plain, meditationinboston.org. Gentle Power Flow Yoga: Focus on proper alignment, flexibility, and stability in this all-levels 60-minute yoga flow. The class will focus on sustainability throughout your practice and how to stay consistent on your yoga mat.$12+, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com. FridayCBD Workshop at Cambridge Naturals: Learn about the healing properties of CBD oil and how to incorporate it into your daily wellness regimen. Participants will also have the opportunity to bring home CBD-infused lip balm or CBD-infused body oil and you’ll be given the opportunity to customize the oils with Cambridge Naturals essential oils.$10+, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cambridge Naturals, 92 Guest St., Boston, eventbrite.com. SaturdaySole Train 5k: Run to support Boston Runs Together, a community-building mentoring program that uses running as a vehicle for setting and achieving goals. The race will take place at Jamaica Pond and complimentary breakfast, ice cream, and music will be there. A kids run will also take place.$35, 9:30 a.m., Jamaica Pond, Boston, soletrain5k.com. Cycle + Cocktail: Sweat it out on a bike before chilling with the CycleBar, cocktail in hand. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the spin studio has partnered with Double-A Project and will host a charity ride and after-party where you can enter a raffle to win two different treatments from Salon Acote on Newbury Street. Ticket includes one complimentary drink and raffle drawing.$25, 12 p.m.-2 p.m., CycleBar, 387 Revolution Drive, Somerville, eventbrite.com. Yoga at Trillium: Start your Saturday at the Trillium brewery with taproom yoga and music from DJ Sprino. Your ticket is good for one beer after class and you’ll be able to get first in line for takeaway cans and bottles prior to open.$28, 9:15 a.m.-11 a.m., Trillium Brewing, 110 Shawmut Road, Canton, eventbrite.com. Head of the Charles 5k: If you’re not rowing in the Head of the Charles, take to the streets and run alongside the action. The race will be lead by local Fitbit Ambassadors, and you’ll have the chance to win the new Fitbit Charge 3. Free, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Community Boating, 21 David G Mugar Way, Boston, eventbrite.com. SundayMindful Forest Walk and Yoga: What’s more relaxing than getting out of the city and heading straight for the woods? This Sunday, join Backcountry Yoga at Middlesex Fells for a one hour mindful nature walk and one hour gentle yoga class that will encourage you to slow down. Bring warm layers, snacks, and plenty of water.$30, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Middlesex Fells Reservation, 52 Hillcrest Parkway, Winchester, eventbrite.com. Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. read more
screenshot via NWS BostonDon’t go running to the basement just yet, but the National Weather Service is warning of intense weather headed to Massachusetts on Monday, which could mean severe thunderstorms or even tornadoes.In Boston, temperatures are expected to climb as high as the mid-80s Monday afternoon, and as a storm system makes its way across the state, the highest risk of extreme weather is expected to kick in at around 5 or 6 p.m., according to NWS meteorologist Lenore Correia.[745a] Most of the region will be in the 80s today, with the exception of the southeast coast. So far this year, Hartford is our only climate site to have already reached 80°F before today. The average first 80°F day for Boston, Providence, and Worcester is May 4th. pic.twitter.com/jbSkXG4TLO— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) May 20, 2019Short-lived but powerful storms, isolated thunderstorms and powerful winds, and hail sized up to an inch or two inches are more likely out in the west and northwestern parts of the state, the Weather Service says, but still possible closer to the city. The conditions may also be right for tornadoes to form.“There’s a cold front approaching the area and we’re going to have a storm that will form along that boundary,” Correia says. “Really warm temperatures will help that instability.”She says that as of Monday morning the risk of tornadoes remains pretty remote, but it’s worth being alert regardless, especially if you commute by car or have plans to be outside.A few strong to severe t-storms are possible between 2 and 9 pm. The greatest risk will be NW of the Boston to Providence corridor, especially across interior MA and N CT. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the primary severe weather risks. pic.twitter.com/jsox4QwvM0— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) May 20, 2019 Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 101 News Severe Thunderstorms, Chance of Tornadoes in Massachusetts Today The Boston area could see some intense weather, the National Weather Service says. 5/20/2019, 10:41 a.m. By Spencer Buell· Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Print [920a] Central/western MA and northern CT remain in a slight risk for isolated severe thunderstorms this afternoon & evening. Main time frame will be between 2pm-9pm. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the primary severe weather risks. pic.twitter.com/cfCunvFE0f— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) May 20, 2019 read more
Politics Ayanna Pressley: Nancy Pelosi’s Take on Progressive Defectors Is “Demoralizing” The tension between the Speaker of the House and Pressley’s “Squad” is coming to a head. 7/11/2019, 12:50 p.m. AP Photo/Josh ReynoldsAyanna Pressley is getting frustrated with the way House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to be targeting her and other members of the so-called “Squad” made up of fellow freshman congresswomen of color Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi is facing sharp criticism for comments she made about the group in a New York Times interview published this weekend, but Pressley and her compatriots are saying it’s just one example of the Speaker’s attempts to isolate them in recent weeks.Yesterday, she and Ocasio-Cortez both told the Washington Post that it’s clear that the quartet is being targeted by the Speaker, with Pressley saying the comments were “demoralizing.”Ocasio-Cortez mentioned several instances of icy behavior from Pelosi, and said, “It got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful…the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”The issue came to a head in the Times piece, in which Pelosi said that voting against the House border aid bill made the four lawmakers “irrelevant to the process” and that they “didn’t have any following.” The comment was so noticeable that Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, latched onto the concept of a Democratic “catfight,” which earned her a hearty dose of Pressley’s ire.And in a closed-door meeting yesterday, Pelosi reportedly chastised Democrats, saying that fractures in the party were endangering the Democrats’ fragile majority.“You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that is just okay,” Pelosi said.The mention of Twitter suggests that Pelosi was directly criticizing the “squad,” who are all known for their robust Twitter followings, and for occasionally using the platform to call out Pelosi herself.“A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt]”“The Green Dream or whatever”“Their public whatever”Those aren’t quotes from me; they‘re from the Speaker. Having respect for ourselves doesn’t mean we lack respect for her.It means we won’t let everyday people be dismissed. https://t.co/VMRkcd8xlL— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2019“I am worried about the signal that it sends to people I speak to and for, who sent me here with a mandate, and how it affects them,” Pressley told the Post.The four women are reportedly texting about what their next move should be, evaluating whether or not they should confront Pelosi. In the meantime, however, they plan to continue to push for progressive policies, even if doing so draws criticism.“Thank God my mother gave me broad shoulders and a strong back,” said Pressley. “I can handle it. I’m not worried about me.” Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! 507 Print Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* By Alyssa Vaughn· read more