Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-3) and some Philadelphia food charities have partnered to get food into the hands of furloughed government workers as the government shutdown enters its fifth week. Evans, along with Philabundance, Share Food Program, and Nutritional Development Services, has organized an “Emergency Market for Government Employees,” scheduled for upcoming Wednesdays until reimbursement checks are issued to employees. The event will take place under I-95 at Front & Tasker Streets, which is accessible by SEPTA’s 29 and 57 buses. Those seeking to participate in the food distribution will need to bring boxes or bags of their own, and will need to show government The groups estimate around 45,000 people in the Philly area could be affected by the government shutdown and its impact on their income. Philabundance has set up an entire page on its website about its efforts to help furloughed workers make ends meet. Evans also helped organize SEPTA’s … [Read more...] about Dwight Evans, local organizations team up to give food to government employees
PUNE, India — Being pregnant, Nikita Vavale finds herself needing to go to the bathroom a lot these days. But what should be only a slight inconvenience is preventing her from leaving the house because public restrooms are hard to find. Basic sanitation services are severely lacking in India, where 40 percent of the country's more than 1 billion people practice open defecation, according to 2015 World Bank figures. This can result in the spread of deadly diseases, including cholera, diarrhea and typhoid. Compounded with dirty drinking water, poor sanitation kills around 842,000 people globally each year, according to the World Health Organization. Poor sanitation alone leads to an estimated 280,000 deaths related to diarrhea, according to the organization. In India, nearly 400 children under the age of 5 die every day because of poor sanitation, according to UNICEF. Innovations ranging from restrooms on wheels that also boast Wi-Fi access and cafes, to digital sensors in human … [Read more...] about Toilets can be a matter of life and death. This city takes that seriously.
PUBLISHED: 13:55 19 January 2019 Peter Walsh A fire officer has helped rescue a pigeon from a chimney. PIC: Denise Bradley. Archant Staff at Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service have helped rescue a pigeon from a chimney. A fire service officer was dispatched following a call to The Driftway in Sheringham at just before 11.30am today (January 19).The officer helped rescue a pigeon from a chimney using small gear.Meanwhile firefighters from Dereham and Hingham received a call to a different animal at 10.40am today.Firefighters who attended the incident at Clint Green near Dereham, released a horse that was stuck in a loose box at Norwich Road.In a separate incident, firefighters were called to Howard Street North in Great Yarmouth at just before 12.50pm today (January 19).A crew from Gorleston attended the incident which turned out to be a false alarm which was caused by a battery charger which overheated. … [Read more...] about Pigeon rescued from chimney by Norfolk Fire officer
Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour is closer to backing a second referendum after failing to force a general election with last week's confidence vote. The shadow Brexit secretary said his party stood by the commitment made at the party conference last year that if it was unable to force a general election all options must remain on the table - including another referendum. Theresa May's government survived a confidence vote in Commons on Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after her Brexit deal suffered a historic defeat in the Commons. Sir Keir said the choice now lay between instructing the Government to negotiate a close economic relationship with the EU based on a customs union, and a further public vote. Speaking at the Fabian Society's new year conference in London, he said that with time running out before before Brexit day on March 29, it now appeared "inevitable" the Government would have to apply for an extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process. "That is a very important … [Read more...] about Starmer says Labour is closer to backing a second referendum
Updated 5:53 am PST, Saturday, January 19, 2019 In this image provided by the Secretary of National Defense, soldiers guard in the area near an oil pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. Officials said the leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled into the pipeline in a small town in the state of Hidalgo, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) north of Mexico City. (Secretary of National Defense via AP) less In this image provided by the Secretary of National Defense, soldiers guard in the area near an oil pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. A huge fire exploded at a ... more Photo: AP … [Read more...] about The Latest: Mexico explosion death toll hits 66; 85 missing