At least 20 injured in building collapse during Tumakuru temple procession watch

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first_imgAt least 20 people were injured when a portion of a dilapidated building collapsed during a temple procession in Karnataka’s Tumakuru district on Wednesday. #BIGNEWS: A part of house falls off during a fair in #Tumakuru injuring 20 people. The incident took place in Kunigal when Goddess Chowdeshwari’s idol was being taken on a procession. pic.twitter.com/3NlrV8niiW— NEWS9 (@NEWS9TWEETS) April 24, 2019According to reports, the incident occurred in Kunigal town when people gathered on the streets and on top of buildings to watch the procession of Goddess Chowdeshwarai’s idol.Several people had gathered on the terrace of the collapsed building to watch the procession when the incident happened. the injured were immediately taken to nearby hospitals.A case has been registered at Huliyurudurga police station in Kunigal.last_img read more


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first_imgA person is being rescued as fire broke out at a multi-storey commercial building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: ReutersIt was not possible to see anything as there was a dark cloud of smoke everywhere. Within 10 minutes the smoke spread throughout the building making it difficult for people to escape.Exhausted and terrified, Hasina Parvin, credit control manager of Aamra Networks Limited, housed on the 17th floor of the 22-storey Faruk Rupayan (FR) Tower in the capital’s Kamal Ataturk Avenue, said this while narrating her harrowing experience of Thursday’s devastating fire incident that left 25 people dead.The 39-year-old mother of two daughters escaped the horrific fire that broke out on the 6th floor of the building around 12:45pm.”We were at a departmental meeting at that time. Suddenly, we saw through the window huge black smokes bellowing up and noticed a fire at our building,” said she.”Instantly, I along with other colleagues got out of the office and rushed to the staircase. We heard people screaming and saw smoke filling up the staircase,” she added.Firefighters on ladders work to extinguish a blaze in an office building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFP”Just within 10 minutes, the smoke spread throughout the building and we reached the rooftop. Around 50 people, including me, managed to reach the rooftop. But a little later, it was impossible to stay there because of the smoke,” she went on saying.Parvin and some of her colleagues ran towards the rooftop as it was impossible to get down through the stairs due to the huge dark smoke. After reaching the rooftop, they jumped to the adjacent building, Ahmed Tower, and got down to the ground.Parvin narrated she saw some people jumping off the building breaking open the windowpanes. “Too late to make it to the rooftop for an easier escape, they tried to escape through the windows of the building and some of them fell down.”Fire breaks out at FR Tower in Banani in the capital on Thursdya afternoon. Photo: Prothom AloShe also said people used two ways to escape — some tried to go to the rooftop while some others broke the windowpanes to get to Ahmed Tower.”Till 1:00pm, people were able to make it to the rooftop. But after that, the staircase become too hazy for people to make it through,” she said.Parvin said there were 65 employees on their floor but four of those could not manage to escape. “Later, they were rescued by firefighters around 3:45pm and taken to Apollo Hospitals.”She, however, said there was no emergency fire exit in the 22-storey building that houses dozens of offices. “I’ve been working in this building for around seven years and had the same experience during an earthquake several years back…many panicked people were injured while getting down,” she added.Sushanta Roy, now undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals, told UNB, “Thanks to the Almighty that I’m alive. When I got trapped on the 17th floor, I thought it’s over, I wouldn’t survive. We were unable to breathe properly due to suffocation and black smoke.””We broke opened the glass wall and screamed for help. Once, I thought I would jump off the building, but saw several people fell down while climbing down holding cables,” he said.A helicopter carries water to drop on a burning office building as Bangladeshi firefighters on ladders work to extinguish the blaze in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPLater, the firefighters rescued me and put me down through the ladder, he added.While visiting the spot in the morning, housing and public works minister SM Rezaul Karim said the FR Tower was built violating rules. “Permission was given only for an 18-storey building, but a 22-storey building was constructed illegally.” He said RAJUK approved the 18-storey FR Tower in 1996. “But, the building owner submitted the copy of a 22-storey building design in 2005. After investigation, it was found they summited an improper design without RAJUK’s approval. The building was constructed violating the (original) design.”Firefighters carry a casualty next to a burning office building in Dhaka on 28 March 2019. Photo: AFPAfter Thursday’s fire, RAJUK formed a committee to investigate how the four additional floors were built and whether the building had fire-safety measures.Built on an eight-Katha plot, each of its floors has 6,000 square feet of space for commercial purposes.The building houses a restaurant, a coffee shop, a branch of state-run Pubali Bank, a buying house, a freight-forwarding company, and many other firms.Meanwhile, firefighting units were carrying out their salvage operation for the second consecutive day on Friday.last_img read more


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first_imgThe closure comes after engineers found some major structural problems with a bridge on the ramp. TXDOT’S Danny Perez says a concrete slab popped up and was a hazard for drivers: “Definitely was not a condition for folks to travel on. So, as a precaution, we decided to close the road completely.” Perez explains what it will take to repair the bridge. “We’re demolishing that portion of the bridge, gonna put new concrete there. We’re actually gonna use these heavy duty cranes. We’re gonna lift that portion of the bridge to put it back into place where it had actually shifted out of place and that bridge will be fully functional and operational.” Unfortunately for commuters, the work will take several weeks.“The plan is to get it open by mid-January, but we’re hoping to get it open a lot sooner. So, we wanna make sure we’re getting that done. We know it’s a vital corridor for folks getting in and out of downtown”, says Perez.He explains that the damage was not caused by an accident or some other specific event. It just deteriorated over time.        The City of Houston suggests the following detours:IH-10 (Katy Freeway) westboundTraffic on Louisiana will turn left onto CongressProceed on Congress to Franklin and turn leftUse Franklin to turn right onto the IH-10 (Katy Freeway) HOV lanesIH-45 (North Freeway) HOV northboundTraffic on Louisiana turns right on FranklinProceed to Travis and turn leftUse Travis to access the IH-45 HOV lanes – / 4 Sharelast_img read more


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first_img Share Jesse Costa/WBURMady Ohlman, who lives near Boston and has been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit a point when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes the will to liveMady Ohlman was 22 on the evening some years ago when she stood in a friend’s bathroom looking down at the sink.“I had set up a bunch of needles filled with heroin because I wanted to just do them back-to-back-to-back,” Ohlman recalls. She doesn’t remember how many she injected before collapsing, or how long she lay drugged-out on the floor.“But I remember being pissed because I could still get up, you know?”She wanted to be dead, she says, glancing down. A wisp of straight brown hair slips from behind an ear across her thin face.At that point, says Ohlman, she’d been addicted to opioids — controlled by the drugs, she says — for more than three years.“And doing all these things you don’t want to do that are horrible — you know, selling my body, stealing from my mom, sleeping in my car,” Ohlman says. “How could I not be suicidal?”For this young woman, whose weight had dropped to about 90 pounds, who was shooting heroin just to avoid feeling violently ill, suicide seemed a painless way out.“You realize getting clean would be a lot of work,” Ohlman says, her voice rising. “And you realize dying would be a lot less painful. You also feel like you’ll be doing everyone else a favor if you die.”Ohlman, who has now been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit the same point, when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes their will to live. Ohlman is among at least 40 percent of active drug users who wrestle with depression, anxiety or another mental health issue that increases the risk of suicide.Measuring suicide among patients addicted to opioidsMassachusetts, where Ohlman lives, began formally recognizing in May 2017 that some opioid overdose deaths are suicides. The state says confirmed suicides are only about 2 percent of all overdose deaths, but Dr. Monica Bharel, head of Massachussett’s department of public health, says it’s very difficult to determine the person’s true intent.“For one thing, medical examiners use different criteria for whether suicide was involved or not,” Bharel says, and the “tremendous amount of stigma surrounding both overdose deaths and suicide sometimes makes it extremely challenging to piece everything together and figure out unintentional and intentional.”Research on drug addiction and suicide suggests much higher numbers.“[Based on the literature that’s available] it looks like it’s anywhere between 25 and 45 percent of deaths by overdose that may be actual suicides,” says Dr. Maria Oquendo, immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association.Oquendo points to one study of overdoses from prescription opioids that found 54 percent were unintentional. The rest were either suicide attempts or undetermined.Several large studies show an increased risk of suicide among drug users addicted to opioids, especially women. In a study of 5 million veterans, women were eight times as likely as others to be at risk for suicide, while men faced a twofold risk.The opioid epidemic is occurring at the same time suicides have hit a 30-year high, but Oquendo says few doctors look for a connection.“They are not monitoring it,” says Oquendo, who chairs the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. “They are probably not assessing it in the kinds of depths they would need to prevent some of the deaths.”That’s starting to change. A few hospitals in Boston, for example, aim to ask every patient admitted about substance use, as well as about whether they’ve considered hurting themselves.“No one has answered the chicken and egg [question],” says Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, a family physician who runs the Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, Mass. Is it that patients “have mental health issues that lead to addiction, or did a life of addiction then trigger mental health problems?”With so little data to go on, “it’s so important to provide treatment that covers all those bases,” Mahaniah says.‘Deaths of despair’When doctors do look deeper into the reasons patients addicted to opioids become suicidal, some economists predict they’ll find deep reservoirs of depression and pain.In a seminal paper published in 2015, Princeton economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case tracked falling marriages rates, the loss of stable middle-class jobs and rising rates of self-reported pain. The authors say opioid overdoses, suicides and diseases related to alcoholism are all often “deaths of despair.”“We think of opioids as something that’s thrown petrol on the flames and made things infinitely worse,” Deaton says, “but the underlying deep malaise would be there even without the opioids.”Many economists agree on remedies for that deep malaise. Harvard economics professor David Cutler says solutions include a good education, a steady job that pays a decent wage, secure housing, food and health care.“And also thinking about a sense of purpose in life,” Cutler says. “That is, even if one is doing well financially, is there a sense that one is contributing in a meaningful way?”Tackling despair in the addiction community“I know firsthand the sense of hopelessness that people can feel in the throes of addiction,” says Michael Botticelli, director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center; he is in recovery for an addiction to alcohol.Botticelli says recovery programs must help patients come out of isolation and create or recreate bonds with family and friends.“The vast majority of people I know who are in recovery often talk about this profound sense of reestablishing — and sometimes establishing for the first time — a connection to a much larger community,” Botticelli says.Ohlman says she isn’t sure why her attempted suicide, with multiple injections of heroin, didn’t work.“I just got really lucky,” Ohlman says. “I don’t know how.”A big part of her recovery strategy involves building a supportive community, she says.“Meetings; 12-step; sponsorship and networking; being involved with people doing what I’m doing,” says Ohlman, ticking through a list of her priorities.There’s a fatal overdose at least once a week within her Cape Cod community, she says. Some are accidental, others not. Ohlman is convinced that telling her story, of losing and then finding hope, will help bring those numbers down.The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255. This story is part of NPR’s reporting partnership with NPR, WBUR and Kaiser Health News.Copyright 2018 WBUR. To see more, visit WBUR.last_img read more


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first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROThe continuing turmoil plaguing the city’s efforts to select a new police commissioner hit a major snag today, when Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick Ft. Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald formally withdrew his name from consideration to be the city’s next top cop.In a written statement sent to the AFRO Pugh said Fitzgerald’s decision came amid an ongoing family crisis involving his son.Fort Worth, Tx. police chief Joel Fitzgerald has formally withdrew his name from consideration to be the Baltimore Police Department’s Police Commissioner. (Twitter Photo)“After a lengthy discussion with Chief Joel Fitzgerald, I respect his decision to withdraw his candidacy for Baltimore Police Commissioner in order to devote his full attention to his son who is now facing a second brain surgery tomorrow to remove a mass that was discovered late last week.  Our fervent prayers are with him and his family during what is unquestionably a troubling and stressful period for them,” Pugh stated.The move came after a contentious public hearing over the weekend where residents expressed misgivings about Fitzgerald’s record and inaccuracies in his resume, which overstated the decrease in crime in Ft. Worth during his tenure as first reported by the Baltimore Sun.Fitzgerald’s withdrawal also follows pushback from key members of the city council, including Councilman Brandon Scott who told the AFRO he had reservations about Fitzgerald’s ability to run a department currently under federal consent decree and battling record high crime.“What I need to see is someone who is a proven crime fighter, who has the ability and the wherewithal to be on the same level of importance with reform and restructuring,” Scott said.“And as of yet, I haven’t seen that.”Fitzgerald was scheduled to appear before the city council today for a formal hearing before the executive appointments committee.   But, that meeting was postponed when he canceled the appearance citing the emergency surgery for his son.The announcement leaves the city’s beleaguered police department without a permanent leader for the foreseeable future.  The abrupt withdrawal also comes after the city council spent $5,000 traveling to Ft. Worth to vet Fitzgerald by conferring with the residents there.Currently, the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), is headed by interim police commissioner Gary Tuggle.  Tuggle, a former DEA agent, withdrew himself from consideration for the top job late last year.In 2018, Pugh’s previous pick, Darryl De Sousa resigned after he was indicted for failing to file several years of tax returns.   In December, DeSousa pled guilty to three count of failing to file federal tax returns.It is unclear what happens next. City officials said they had considered dozens of candidates during a nationwide search, but refused to release a short list of who was under consideration.last_img read more


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first_imgFrom its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you. Avola almonds are bigger in size from the normal variety and are usually used in pastries. Femalefirst.co.uk listed down the benefits of Avola almonds and why one should take it on daily basis:Avola almonds have three times more polyphenol content than Californian almonds. Polyphenol is an antioxidant said to prevent degenerative diseases such as cancer, making it a superfood nut. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe water used to grow avola almonds is natural rain water making them the most sustainable nut in the world. Good for you and the environment.Chemical-free and highest concentration of nutrients per gram than any other nut. The nut’s natural hard casing protects it from the elements, ensuring it is not penetrated by any chemicals and also retains nutrients making the avola crop very nutrient rich, which keeps you healthy.Avola almonds are a great way to get your protein hit from a natural source and they are also low in saturated fat. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFrom combatting signs of ageing to boosting immunity, Vitamin E has many antioxidant properties and are packed into avola almonds. Vitamin E also promotes good circulation, regulates blood sugar, keeps your heart healthy, and protects against certain cancers.Potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron are all found in avola almonds and magnesium is the most represented mineral in the nut, which keeps your heart healthy and aids metabolism for weight loss.The nuts are a fantastic source of fibre to help maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol levels.last_img read more