Lucretia Thomas’ Classmates

first_imgDear Mr. Editor:Here we go again with your wrong information regarding your family people. I have been getting calls regarding Lucretia’s obituary of May 6, 2015, which you have written. You claim that Lucretia graduated from CWA in 1940, and among her classmates were Rudolph Grimes your cousin and fellow person from Crozerville, Rochforte Weeks.The Class of CWA 1940 had two young ladies and young men. Lucretia was one and Rudolph Grimes was one of the five young men. In the class of CWA 1940 were:Lucretia Collins, later Mrs. Sylvester ThomasMaude A. Morris, later Mrs. Francois ConteMoses Ledlum DaviesJoseph Rudolph GrimesArthur Momolu MassaquoiReid Page WilesRichard Jones Wiles Sincerely,Doris D. Grimes (Mrs. J. Rudolph Grimes) Editor’s Note:Thank you for your correction. Please be informed, however, that the Best, Porte and Weeks families are all fellow Croziervillians, but the Bests and Portes are NOT related to the Weekses.-Ed. center_img Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

CDC issues warning for travel within the United States

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 4, 2016 – The UK tells its pregnant citizens not to travel to South Florida as the CDC for the first time in history issued a warning for travel within the United States.  And today Magnetic Media learned that the US has now added the Turks and Caicos Islands to its advisories regarding the Zika Virus.The US Embassy in Nassau over the phone confirmed to us that they are monitoring very closely these islands, and have in the meantime recommended that their US Citizens traveling to or residing in the TCI enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or STEP.  This allows citizens to get US updates and makes it easier for the US consulate to contact them, as American citizens in the event of an emergency.Meanwhile, in Florida the CDC has named a 100 square mile area, north of Down Town Miami – Windward – as a Zika stricken zone due to 15 confirmed cases of local transmissions; which means mosquitoes are passing along the scary virus to residents there.Meanwhile, in Florida the CDC has named a 100 square mile area, north of Down Town Miami – Windward – as a Zika stricken zone due to 15 confirmed cases of local transmissions; which means mosquitoes are passing along the scary virus to residents there.  There has been concern by residents that the five cases in TCI were not more immediately reported; during House of Assembly debate last week, the Health Minister, Premier Rufus Ewing explained what factored into the delay in reporting.  But that explanation does not take away the local population or a tourists’ right to know.The Centers for Disease Control explains in the Mandatory Reporting of Infectious Diseases by Clinicians document that, “Reporting of cases of infectious diseases and related conditions has been and remains a vital step in controlling and preventing the spread of communicable disease. These reports are useful in many ways, including assurance of provision of appropriate medical therapy, detection of common-source outbreaks and planning and evaluating prevention and control programs.”There has been no update since the initial report of five confirmed cases in the TCI; we still have no idea what island, which part of the island or if there are more cases waiting to be confirmed.  In the US, quite a contrast, as the CDC has been so specific in reporting the infested area of Florida that it has narrowed it down to square miles, tells that there are 15 confirmed cases, and advises its citizens and guests to the country not to go to the Winward District. Related Items:CDC issues warning for travel within the U.S, U.S embassy encourages their citizens to enroll in STEP program, updates slow to come on Zika cases in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Illinois LRA Seeks Consultants to Update Reuse Business Plans

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Jo-Carroll Depot Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) in northwestern Illinois is seeking consultants for the following:feasibility study and updated reuse and business plan; andspecialized legal assistance.The LRA will accept sealed proposals in its office at Savanna Depot Park, 18901 B Street, Savanna, IL 61074 until 4:30 p.m. CST on Sept. 19.To obtain a copy of the proposal(s), please call 815/599-1818; for more information, visit the LRA’s website.last_img

Wilmington Recreation Department Announces Winners Of Town Fishing Derby

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department recently held its 37th Annual Fishing Derby at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 1, 2019.This multigenerational event for youth and non-professional adults began in 1983.  The Derby allows the Town to showcase its finest natural resource while participants have a chance to learn or improve their fishing skills.To add some excitement, participants competed with each other for prizes.Jackson Kenney won in both kids’ categories — a 15.2 oz. bass and a 12.5 oz. pickerel (non-bass category).Sherry Simmons won the Adult Largest Fish category with a 14.8 oz. bass.Experienced and novice anglers alike had a great time at this shore-fishing event.An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the considerable effort of all involved and the Recreation Department offers them its sincere thanks.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON RECREATION: Concerts, Trips & Youth Programs Were Huge Hits This SummerIn “Community”37th Annual Wilmington Fishing Derby At Silver Lake Set For June 1In “Community”Wilmington Recreation Department Announces Winners Of Town Fishing DerbyIn “Community”last_img

Is Armor All the best tire shine

first_imgSeven tire-shine products. Let’s put them to the test.  Brian Cooley/Roadshow Believe it or not, there was a time when detailing your tires was strictly for hot rodders and low riders. Then, in 1979, a little known product called Armor-All was sold to medical giant McKesson (best known for opioids today) and, with a lot of marketing muscle, it convinced us all that we need to dress our tires after a wash. Amazon VRP is Vinyl and Rubber Protectant and hits to more bases than just tires, so it deserves your consideration in that it does a lot while taking up less space in your detailing drawer. We found it delivered a higher level of shine than some other products, and held up well in a wash. It’s a lotion, not a spray nor a gel, and the only product we tried in that form. Trinova’s spray tire dressing is among the more expensive ways to dress a tire, but its coverage was even and offered a couple variants of a high shine look, depending on your technique when applying it. See at Amazon See at Amazon Tags Comment Neither a gel nor a spray Amazon A sloppy shine that tries too hard Armor All Extreme Tire Shine Gel 11 Photos Car Guys and Chemical Guys products were virtually identical in my experience, both in application ease and  shine results, but also in being near the top of the price range. Armor All is much cheaper than both, but doesn’t deliver quite as high a shine. Best tire shines compared Amazon Original Armor All spray (not high shine or any of the other derivatives) went on easily, gave a great sheen that wasn’t quite a gaudy shine, and looked barely changed after a basic wash. Overall, it still shines in the category. Best overall at a very competitive price See at Amazon See at Amazon See at Amazon Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Gel 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Cooley On Cars How To Video A good shine that stays sharp after washing 7 tire shine products compared Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img High shine, but a gaudy, messy look Car Guys Tire Shine Spray More From Roadshow Is Meguiar’s tire dressing better than Armor All? See at Amazon Share your voice Car Culture Trinova Tire Shine Spray Amazon A solid product you can get various looks from We didn’t have good luck with Meguiar’s gel at all. Like the Armor All gel it went on unevenly, still looked that way a week later, and remained looking sloppy even after a wash. It had most of those unfortunate characteristics in common with the Armor All gel, but Meguiar’s seemed to attract more dust and grime.  See at Amazon Armor All spray Amazon 1 Which tire shine is the best value?There’s a huge range of prices in the huge range of products to make your tires look good. From the cheapest (either of the gels) at 37 cents an ounce to the priciest (Car Guys spray) at almost a dollar an ounce, we found price doesn’t correlate tightly with results. tire shine pricesThe tire shines we compared differ widely in cost, with gels being the most affordable. Prices shown are from Amazon as of Aug. 17. Brian Cooley/Roadshow Aside from delivering very good overall results, Armor All Original spray came in at the lower end of the price scale. That made for a pretty compelling story that Armor All Original is the best overall tire dressing of the seven we tried, though it may disappoint you if you’re looking for a very high or very low shine. Armor All 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Much more than just Armor AllToday there are dozens of tire-shine products that overshadow Armor All, but are they better than the original? I set out to find out, acquiring a used set of Pirelli read more

Tristan Thompson to skip Trues first birthday fearing Khloe Kardashian

first_imgThough they patched up and were working on their relationship, the couple were recently embroiled in another cheating scandal. It was revealed that Tristan and Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods got close at a house party.After Tristan’s recent tryst with the 21-year-old model, Khloe has parted ways with him, forever.Meanwhile, Jordyn shared her side of the story, in an emotional interview on Red Table Talk. During the conversation, she said that they did flirt at the party, but it was the father-of-one who kissed her first, not her. Click here to watch the full interview. As for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, she shared a lengthy message about letting go on Instagram. She wrote: “You can’t force someone to be loyal, kind, understanding. You can’t force someone to be the person you need them to be.” Tristan Thompson cheated on Khloe Kardashian with Jordyn WoodsMike Lawrie/Getty ImagesTristan Thompson is reportedly planning to miss his daughter’s first birthday celebrations. True will turn one on 12 April.According to Radar Online,  the Canadian basketball player does not want to face Khloe Kardashian and her whole family. A source said: “Tristan does not want to set foot near Khloe’s family because he knows how much they all despise him right now.””Tristan does not want to be there for the party because he does not want to get reamed all over again. He’s going to do what he always does, which is try to make up for missing out by buying True expensive gifts,” the insider went on.In 2018, Khloe and the 27-year-old athlete’s relationship was on the rocks after he was caught cheating on the Revenge Body host with multiple women while she was pregnant with their daughter.last_img

Revitalized Market Square May Lure Houstonians Downtown

first_img X 00:00 /03:52 Listen – / 8Market Square Park, in the north end of downtown, is on the verge of becoming the city’s newest hotspot. It’s brimming with new bars, restaurants, residences and the park that itself has had a makeover.It didn’t happen overnight. It took a decade of investment and planning from the Downtown District and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, two organizations tasked with imagining and implementing improvements. Angie Bertinot with the Downtown District laughs when she hears from people who think the area revitalized all on its own. “They’re like ‘You don’t need incentives, look at Market Square, that just happened,’” she said. “And I was just like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’”In 2010, the Downtown District renovated the park, which signaled that they were serious about waking up Market Square.“We really thought it could be an economic development tool because the area was really starting to kind of go through a stressful situation,” Bertinot said.Next they got advice from the Urban Land Institute. The report urged them to build housing, specifically housing that would be “affordable to a broad spectrum of those working in downtown.”The report said if you want a vibrant, 24/7 neighborhood, you need retail. If you want retail, you need residents. And the land downtown is really expensive, so if you want residents, you’ll need incentives to make it more affordable.So they kicked off the Downtown Living Initiative, a program offering tax rebates to developers.The 32-story Aris Market Square, developed by Hines, is almost complete. It’s one of two new luxury apartment buildings directly facing the square, both built with funding from the Downtown Living Initiative.“The tax incentive program really helped to bridge the gap of what the required asking land price was and what we were able to afford,” said David Haltom, a director at Hines.Haltom said the tower wouldn’t exist without the rebates. Some of their neighbors said that was money well spent. Dan Tidwell first opened his restaurant Treebeards in Market Square in 1978, and he said developers got a good deal.“When you have the Wortham Center and the ballpark and all of these things that are not going away, and you have someone offering you some money, it was really a winning combination.”He lives a short walk from the restaurant. So does David Haltom, working on the Aris Market Square building.“I get to walk to work every day,” he said.That’s pretty much what the Urban Land Institute recommended in 2012, that an incentive program build housing for people who work downtown.But did they have in mind two luxury buildings with one bedroom apartments starting around $2,700 a month?Bill Fulton is the director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. He said the Downtown Living Initiative was simply about getting people to live downtown. Anybody.   “In Houston, what you’re trying to do is use a financial incentive to encourage people to build residential development at all, rather than something else,” Fulton said.That’s why he said you could consider the initiative a success.“On the other hand, in most cities, if the city provided you with a substantial financial incentive to build housing, they probably would require affordable housing in return,” he said.Critics say that the funding shouldn’t go to building luxury housing. The program has handed out money to 16 projects and the total amount may reach $69 million in tax incentives.   Ryan Leach is the executive director of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority. He said the Market Square Park area isn’t done. Workforce housing could come next.“Now that we’re kind of on a roll with that and we have some momentum with that, I think that there’s an opportunity there for us to focus on really creating workforce housing and affordable housing in a way that it really increases the downtown living population,” he said. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img

Technology company Siemens has unveiled a lineup

first_imgTechnology company Siemens has unveiled a line-up of smart-TV apps for the Ditto TV OTT service it powers for India’s Zee Entertainment, along with new swipe technology that will let users easily transfer content from their mobiles to the big screen.During his keynote speech at TV Connect, Stefan Jenzowsky, the head of Siemens’ communication, media and technology division demonstrated the developments to the one-year old Ditto TV service, which already lets users access live TV and video-on-demand content from their computer, mobile or tablet.The new smart-TV apps will bring Ditto TV to sets made by Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, while the new OTT swipe technology will connect the TV apps with Ditto’s mobile apps, to allow the screens to interact seamlessly with each other.“All of these apps – on smartphones, tablets and on the TV – are now interconnected by what you call a swipe server. You just take the movie you have on your smartphone, and swipe it up with a flick of your finger onto, let’s say, your Panasonic or your Sony TV,” Jenzowsky told DTVE.The exec said Siemens was striving for this technology to become widely adopted, claiming that as the choice for content expands “our philosophy really is that people will [increasingly] not use their remote control for selecting content anymore.”“Instead we give you the chance to snack videos from various sources on your phone. Once you like something, then you bring up to the main screen TV while you can look for trailers and previews on your personal and handheld device,” he said.The news comes as Siemens prepares to deploy its OTT platform outside of India, with European and a Middle Eastern partnerships due to be announced imminently. This will see Siemens’ technology used to power services for a Hulu-style service in Europe and an Arab mobile operator offering.“We have gone totally out of IPTV and into OTT deployment, and we are very proud that the new OTT product we have built. This is a totally new product we’ve built from scratch,” said Jenzowsky, adding that consumer enthusiasm for OTT threatened to put the traditional pay TV industry at risk.“I think that the cable and satellite industry has to react within the next five years, because they will see and they will feel what we call OTT-based cord cutting. We like the cable operators and the satellite industry, we work with them, but we still see that there’s a clear, immediate threat – and opportunity at the same time – for these players.”last_img

Italian freetoview satellite platform TivùSat ha

first_imgItalian free-to-view satellite platform TivùSat has added Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoonito to its programming line-up.The addition of the channel, which is aimed at pre-school children, takes the total number of channels on the platform to 65.TivùSat is available to Italian viewers from the Eutelsat platform at 13°  East.last_img