' Spit Spreads Death ': a mournful march Philadelphia
That late September day in 1918, when the city was in the grasp of the strong flu, thousands of Philadelphians crowded the roads along Broad Street to celebrate for World War I parade. Those patriots unknowingly helped spread the disease that would kill 20,000 in six months.
So many killed so rapidly that it was difficult even to fully recognize their deaths. Until now.
Saturday evening, 101 years to the day after the Fourth Liberty Loan parade, a dark crowd of 200 rallied on the same path, from Marconi Plaza to City Hall, memorializing the catastrophe, recalling those who killed, and honoring public health employees who then and now have been in harm's way.
Most of the paraders marched in memory of a specific flu casualty, discovered in the incident database, and carried a record of that person's death certificate. The names of the deceased have been sung out.
Karen Zeitz of South Philadelphia commemorated her grandma, Clara Rosenfeld, who died at era 31, leaving three kids under the age of 10. One of them was Zeitz's mom.
"I believe my mom has always been in waiting for her," said Zeitz. "The pain has reverberated through the community. It's very sentimental to be here."
The parade, created by the Blast Theory Artist Group, was part of an ambitious new display by the Mütter ' Museum of the Philadelphia College of Physicists, which seeks to tell the complete story of the disaster in ' Spit Spreads Death: The Pandemic Influenza in Philadelphia, ' opened on October 17.
A brief parade Blast Theory movie will act as a centerpiece. The exhibition, like the parade, gets its title from the street-side alarm posts released by the local government and investigates not only what occurred here a century ago, but what might happen in future pandemics.
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PHILADELPHIA—Philadelphia police officers have been detained and indicted with sex offenses, authorities claim. The authorities identified the policeman as 28-year-old Novice Sloan in the 17th District on Saturday night. Sloan was detained on Friday for an incident that took place on 8 August.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office has lodged accusations of sexual assault against Sloan. The prosecutors and the police released a few info about the incident but asserted that the fatality was a woman. Officials think that there may be more victims.
Sloan was charged with sexual assault, indecent assault, and simple assault. He was detained on Friday and taken to the Criminal Justice Center on Saturday. The Temple Police have verified that Sloan is a former employee of the Department.
You can see Sloan in a tweet from Temple P.D. Awarded in 2017 for rescuing a household from a burning house.
"These are extremely severe allegations against a person tasked with the protection of the public and, as with all cases of sexual assault, My department will carefully and thoroughly investigate this matter, "District Attorney Larry Krasner said in a statement.
Sloan is due back to the court for his court hearing on 17 October. Bail was laid for the officer at $1 million. To be released, he has to pay $100,000.
Over the past month, there has been a range of scandals involving the Philadelphia Police Department. Thirteen policemen were fired, four policemen were suspended for 30 days, and 52 policemen were suspended for five days or more following an inner inquiry by the police department into racist and insulting remarks on social media by dozens of officers.
Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned not long after owing to accusations of sexual harassment within the police department.
Overwatch League Ready For Grand Finals In Philadelphia on Sunday’s
When the San Francisco Shock fights the Vancouver Titans at 3 p.m. East on Sunday (televisioned nationally on ABC and broadcasted on Twitch) in the second Overwatch League Grand Finals from the sold-out Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the league will have finished a week of promotions and events in the host city to give the event a week-long Super Bowl environment.
"We let Philadelphia understand we're here," said Daniel Cherry, Chief Marketing Officer for OWL and Activision Blizzard Esports.
Similar to the Super Bowl Week or the NBA All-Star Weekend, Overwatch painted Philly with its orange flags and banners in areas like the Boathouse Row, the Navy Yard, and the subway stations.
In addition to multiple events around the town with products such as Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, State Farm, Fanatics, Xfinity, Upper Deck, Overwatch League has introduced players from all 20 teams to various appearances and charity activities throughout the week. On Wednesday, the club set soil for the city's first special sports arena close Xfinity Live.
On Saturday, the league brings Martin Garrix to EDM star for a free concert. The Overwatch League also accepted the city on social media, taking its championship trophy to various iconic spots in Philadelphia for Twitter and Instagram.
There will also be a unique matchday fan feast outside the Wells Fargo Arena, including an introduction of the Bud Light payload. In the Overwatch match, the payload is the catch-the-flag-like object players need to get and move in many of the game's maps to gain victory. The interactive, real-life payload will be at the parking lot of the arena, and fans will have to push the payload truck to a certain area to unlock the truck and get free beer.
The Overwatch League is the highest increasing sports league in the U.S., according to Nielsen, and claims its average viewer is 24 years aged compared to 42 in the NBA, 50 in the NFL and 57 in the Major League Baseball. Nielsen statistics indicate that 70 percent of OWL spectators drop into the desired demographics of 18-34 years of age and that over 10 million witnessed last year's Grand Finals between London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion from the sold-out Barclays Center in Brooklyn— Cherry said the league wasn't sure what kind of demand the event would have won, even though the league was going blindly into its first marquee event.
New Report: Philadelphia Poverty Down, Incomes Up
The poverty rate of the city decreased from 25.7% in 2016 to 24.5% in 2018.
Philadelphia's poverty rate, a strong and stubborn indicator of hard times that have long hindered the city's reputation, has dropped to its lowest level since 2008—near the beginning of the recession.
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Average household income here rose at the same time.
The findings included in a voluminous U.S. report. The Census Bureau released Thursday, showing that the poverty rate in the city fell from 25.7% in 2016 to 24.5% in 2018. The number of residents living in poverty in Philadelphia fell by 14,537 — from 391,653 to 377,116 — while the median (inflation-adjusted) household income rose from $43,372 to $46,116.
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In a rare and startling addendum to the report, known as the American Community Survey (ACS), the Census Bureau stated that the data in last year's release depicting poverty, income and other aspects of life in Philadelphia in 2017 were incorrect. Census officials have advised that incorrect statistics for that year will not be used to make comparisons. That admission roiled some of the city leaders, at the same time confirming their suspicions that those figures had been wrong all along.
Like a busted needle stuck in the red zone, the poverty rate in Philadelphia has not dropped below 25% since 2008. Economists, city officials, and some anti-poverty advocates were then pleased to see a positive change in poverty and household income.
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"It's significant improvement, especially the healthy median income gain," said Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist. "It goes to the strength of the Philadelphia economy, which is about as strong as I have ever seen in terms of growth in wages, unemployment, and number of jobs."
Ira Goldstein, president of policy solutions at the Philadelphia Reinvestment Fund, a financial institution that helps people with low incomes, thought the findings of the ACS were relevant.
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"There's no reason we shouldn't have a lower poverty rate," he said. "The unemployment rate in the city in May was 4.9%, down from 6.7% in 2016, from 653,000 employees to 681,000."
Not surprisingly, the office of Mayor Jim Kenney was pleased.
"It gives us hope and self belief that we are progressing," said Maari Porter, Deputy Chief of Staff Policy and Strategic Initiatives at the Mayor's Office. "But there is no denying that one quarter of the Philadelphians are still too many in poverty."
Still, she cited the beneficial city policies of "supporting people who need assistance with housing and eviction," focusing on the development of the workforce, and expanding pre-K for children.
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The lineup of Washington Nationals with Philadelphia Phillies for the first of two today
Washington and Philadelphia are playing a double-header in D.C. today, with the first match at 1:05 PM EDT and the second at 7:05 PM.
Washington Nationals bench coach Chip Hale, filling in for manager Davey Martinez as the skipper followed up with his doctor after last week's health care, speaking to D.C. Press corps on Monday to rival Philadelphia Phillies with their regional rival in the final series this season.
The Philly started the series on the brink of elimination from the National League's Wild Card race, while the Nationals, barring a complete collapse in the last week, were trying to lock up their home field in the final eight games for what looks like it's going to be a win-or-go-home match with Milwaukee.
The respective records of the Nats and Phillies, Hale said, were unlikely to make the match any less intense. "We're playing so much in a league, and there's a contest there," Hale said.
"They're right up the road from us, it's a big rivalry, so I don't believe it would matter what the documents were, we want to defeat them, they enjoy to beat us, we've had some really great battles this year, and I'm hoping all five matches to be battles.
Just like in Miami, they've played us hard, we've won 2 out of 3 and it would have been nice to get the last one, but they've earned it. They came back and defeated us, so I felt like all five matches here are supposed to be the same direction.
Washington began the 9-5 series against Philadelphia in 2019, with a 4-1 mark at home in the nation's capital, and a 5-4 record in Citizens Bank Park, having achieved five of the last six against their regional rivals, and a 7-2 victory in the first of five in Nationals Park.
With their magic number down to 3, the Nationals could potentially lock things up today, but the second-year skipper said he intended the team to approach the double-header the same direction they did the past 155 matches.
Dray Clark, NBC10 reporter and anchor, charged in cases of domestic violence
Dray Clark, an NBC10 reporter, and the anchor was detained on Friday and charged with his girlfriend in domestic violence, police said.
Dray Clark, an NBC10 reporter, and news presenter was detained on Friday and charged with domestic assault involving his girlfriend, police said. Clark, 41, is charged with 16 offenses including simple assault, terrorist attacks, robbery, and harassment.
A female identified as Clark's girlfriend told the police that an argument outside Clark's Chester, Pennsylvania, escalated at the house early Thursday, and Clark struck her several times, put his arms around her neck, and choked her, according to a police criminal complaint.
The lady informed the police that she agreed to enter Clark's house because her young child was there. Inside the house, the criminal complaint said, Clark, escalated physical violence again and squeezed the female.
The police complaint lodged on Friday states that Clark was detained last night in Wilmington, Delaware, and accused of beating the same female.
NBC10 released this statement a short period later: "The station management discovered that Dray Clark had been detained on both domestic violence cases. We take these allegations very severely. Dray will be out of the air immediately, pending the station's investigation."
Clark was charged on Friday afternoon, and an unsecured bail was laid at $20,000.
Police: Philadelphia middle school students got sick from marijuana-induced Rice Krispies treats:
A student at the West Oak Lane Charter School in Philadelphia took marijuana-laced treats to school on Friday, and gave them to other students, said the principal.
"Some students took some edible marijuana this morning," said Charletta Zeigler, the principal of the K-8 charter, who said she called the police after learning about the incident from other students.
Between the ages of 11 and 13, the students involved, Zeigler said.
Police said the student provided Rice Krispies Treats to at least 15 other students around 9:50 a.m. After the administrators realized what had happened, they arranged to have the students to be medically evaluated at 7115 Stenton Ave. A police spokesman refused to provide extra information, including whether to charge the student, stating it was "still early in the inquiry."
Zeigler said the children posted on social media on Thursday that "it was going to occur." Students informed school officials about the posts on Friday, Zeigler said.
Students were returned to their parents after they had been evaluated, Zeigler said. She said that none of the students were sick, but refused to discuss the details of the incident, citing the ongoing investigation. "We're just making sure the students are OK right now," she said. "We cooperate completely" with the police.
"It's pretty difficult," she said, stopping something like this from happening."What we can do is continue educating our kids and parents." The school left voice messages for parents and sent students home with a letter on Friday, Zeigler said.
One of the oldest charter schools in the city, West Oak Lane opened in 1998 and enrolls more than 1,000 students.
It's far from being the only school to deal with marijuana edibles. Across the country, in the prior year, schools have recorded incidents regarding students offering marijuana gummy bears and cookies to classmates. In some cases, children have been unaware of marijuana-containing candies.
In May, the Cheltenham School District informed parents that students at Cedarbrook Middle School had ingested edibles of marijuana. While there are 20 medical marijuana dispensaries in Philadelphia, cannabis sellers in Pennsylvania are forbidden from selling edibles.
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Phoenix Sweep Giants at the CSAC Opener
CHAMBERSBURG (September 29, 2019)–The Phoenix women's volleyball team opened the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) on Saturday with a sweep over the Giants of Keystone College. The Phoenix (8-6, 1-0 CSAC) beaten the Giants (1-6, 0-1 CSAC) with a score of 25-21, 27-25 and 25-17.
How It Happened:
Keystone pushed the score out to an early lead of 7-2 before Wilson jumped on a 10-5 run to tie the first set up at 12-12. It was dubbed by the two opponents until the match was evened again, 17 apiece this time. That's when the Phoenix would start an 8-4 run to close the set with a final score of 25-21.
Wilson was the one to jump to an early 7-2 lead in the second set. Keystone's going to respond home and record five unanswered goals, touching the count 8-7. Both teams were fighting in this one because in this set alone there were eight ties and lead changes. The Phoenix, scoring two unanswered points, evened things up at 25 pieces. That gave Wilson the set with a 27-25 score.
Inside the Score Box:
Sophomore Tioleaouli Posiulai (Waipahu, HI., University Laboratory School) resulted in both players with 13 hits. Freshman Anika Eigen-Zucchi (Washington, D.C., St. Johns College High School) was followed by 10 and freshman Madison Coy (Indiana, PA., Penns Manor) was able to add four.
Junior Lizzy Farnes (Coconut Creek, Fla., Coral Springs) scored five blocks in the match. Sophomore Jenna Mongold (Mercersburg, PA., James Buchanan) numbered 24 contributions. All in all, Wilson had 32 kills on 78 tries against 12 bugs for a hit percentage of.256.
The Giants completed with 25 kills on 87 tries against 23 bugs for a catching percentage of 0,023. The Phoenix also completed with 12 aces and a total of 4 blocks.
The women's volleyball squad will be home in practice this Thursday, October 3rd, hosting Notre Dame of Maryland University (11-2, 0-0 CSAC) in another CSAC match-up. The match starts at 7 p.m.
Cameras catches dangerous driving in the I-10 working zone
PHOENIX — At first glance, it seemed that they were the kind of incorrect-way drivers that we see so often in the Area. Surveillance cameras reveal two cars heading east on the west side of the I-10 HOV lane.
But it wasn't in the center of the evening, it was at 10:00 a.m. It's a Saturday. ADOT spokesman David Rookhuyzen said the agency workers also found them.
Rookhuyzen said it appears that they were actually drivers who reversed the course to avoid the backup leading to the I-10 closure. "There are a few choices to get around you that do not have to wait in the backup," he said.
Rookhuyzen said some drivers even tried to reach the eastbound lanes through the median. I-10 closed for paving and painting as part of the South Mountain Freeway project on Friday night from 51st Ave. to 75th Ave.
Although the large speed signs on the road indicate of the upcoming closure, most drivers were reportedly caught off guard by the traffic line on Saturday morning.
Cameras showed a number of drivers crossing five lanes of traffic to the 35th Ave off-ramp. A pick-up truck was driving a trailer a couple of feet in reverse until it could cross over to the ramp.
"They're supposed to take another freeway. We've got I-17 or Loop 101 if that works for them," Rookhuyzen said. "The city streets are also an option."
ADOT workers track the highways from their offices and warn DPS when they see illegal vehicles. A DPS cruiser could be seen sitting in the HOV lane within 10 minutes of seeing the pickup truck in turn for several feet.
The closure from 51st Ave. to 75th Ave. ends at 7 a.m. Sunday morning, however, there will be more closures to navigate around as the South Mountain Freeway Project continues. You can always check here or AZ511 to find out in advance which roads are closed.
Rookhuyzen said they would normally be posted on AZ511 on Thursdays for the coming weekend.
The nightlife of Phoenix: What to Do After Dark
Phoenix has an average of about 299 days of sunshine. That's... Lots of sunshine. Phoenix provides the best setting for a variety of things to do, from adventurous activities such as hiking and paddling to spring training ball games, outdoor concerts and all sorts of festivals. Yep, it's pretty damn great to Phoenix. And the scene of the nightlife, well, it's also pretty damn great.
If you've ever passed Tempe Town Lake and thought to yourself, "Wouldn't it be cool to go kayaking at night?"You are not the only one. Turns out there's a group that hits the water a few times a month after dark. No kayak, huh? No problem at all. Everything you need (including glow sticks) is included in the registration fee for the event.
Sipping cocktails in dark, secret places is rationally more fun. There are a lot of ultra-secret drinking dens across the city that provide a chance to do this, such as Undertow, Rokerij, Melinda's Alley, Stardust Pinbar, and Straight Up. Now all you have to do is go out and find them.
Hit the bars of the arcade
Does Phoenix experience a renaissance arcade bar? It sounds like that. There are tens of arcade-themed places around the town that were influenced by the seventies and eighties. Popular shows like Stranger Things hit us all with a strong nostalgic shot and now people flock to the glow of the iconic arcade bar to recall in all those nostalgic vibes.
If you're unfamiliar with the First Friday, please come out of the rock. The long-standing monthly event brings thousands to the Arts Districts of Phoenix Downtown. There's just something miraculous about an eatery with a fantastic view. Eateries such as Top of the Rock, Compass Arizona Grill, Orange Sky, Different Pointe of View, Talavera, and J&G Steakhouse all take you to the next level, literally and figuratively, with their stunning views of the city of the twinkling lights that make up the cityscape of the city or the reaching sunset of Sonoran desert.
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Congress spoke person attacked Narender Modi's government by taking press conference in Pune. He spoke on Modi's USA program as well as Human resource and development ministers comment on Unemployment.
If human development and education minister is going to say the rise of employment issue is due to students taking higher education is this what Narendra Modi's new India looks like, said Gaurav Vallabh in his press conference.
Gaurav attacked the central government's policy and said that in India every year one crore new students pass out with a degree but around 40 percent of them are unemployed, Around 3 crore people lost their jobs due to economic slowdown. He said India is going through the bad economic condition and Narendra Modi is arranging Howdy Modi program in the USA, He should concentrate on India's economic issues. The GDP of India is less than 5 percent, people don't have money to spend.
Gaurav said that the Howdy Modi program did not fetch any benefits to India nor Modi discussed any issues with Donald Trump which will benefit India's Economic.
During the hearing on the Babri Masjid case ..
The case is being heard daily. On September 5, during the debate in the Supreme Court, the Muslim side of the case, the Sunni Waqf Board, argued in the court that archeology is not "real science".
Sunni Waqf Board lawyer Meenakshi Arora was presenting the case yesterday. She was speaking in the Supreme Court yesterday on the report of the Archaeological Survey of India. He said that there were a lot of faults in the archaeological study done at the site of Babri Masjid in 2003.
When Meenakshi Arora put this matter in the court, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi questioned why the Sunni Waqf Board did not raise the issue of the survey report being disturbed when the matter was being heard in the Allahabad High Court. The bench showed a surprise as to why this point was being raised in the Supreme Court, why it was not raised in the High Court, after the orders of which the archaeological investigation of the disputed site was done.
Actually, when this matter was going on in the Allahabad High Court, at that time the High Court ordered the ASI to investigate the disputed site. The ASI reported that the remains of a huge structure have been found under the Babri Masjid. Who were present there before the construction of Babri Masjid. The Hindu parties in the case claimed that they were the remains of the demolished Ram temple.
Clean chit given to Kafil Khan...
The 15-page report of the inquiry committee mentioned that Kafel Ahmad Khan had no role in the maintenance, payment, order, supply and management of liquid oxygen in the college.The inquiry committee by the UP government has acquitted Kafel Ahmad Khan two years ago in Gorakhpur medical college in connection with the death of children.
2017. In the month of August, several newborn children died simultaneously in Baba Raghavdas Medical College, Gorakhpur. The cause of death was found out that oxygen had run out in the hospital. And due to lack of oxygen on time, these children died. The pending bill of oxygen was not paid by the health department of the UP government.
From the beginning in this case, questions have been raised about the role of Dr. Kafel Ahmed Khan of the Medical College. Doctor Khan said that he had arranged oxygen cylinders to save the lives of children. Contacted at many places to arrange oxygen. But at the beginning of the investigation of the case, the investigating agency formed by the UP government had alleged that the role of Kafeel Ahmad Khan is questionable. Investigations were instituted on him under financial irregularities, neglect and corruption. Suspended on 22 August 2017. Kafeel Khan has spent 9 months in jail. And were suspended from medical college.
Now the investigation report is out. In it, it has been written in the report that Kafel Khan was on leave at the time of this incident. But despite being on leave, Kafeel Khan made all possible efforts to get rid of this unfortunate situation.
“This entire matter should be properly investigated. The real culprits in this case are the people who did not pay oxygen bills on time. The families whose babies were killed are still waiting for justice. ” Dr. Kafel Ahmed Khan said...