Save The Children Hopes Obamas Baton Rouge Visit Will Shine Spotlight On

first_imgThousands of Louisiana children remain displaced, distressed and unable to return to school, leaving them and their futures extremely vulnerable, Save the Children said Monday.“President Obama’s visit to the flood zone is a moment for the media and the whole nation to grasp how widespread the damage here truly is.We hope the attention also spotlights the less-visible, but extremely concerning challenges that children here face,” said Sarita Fritzler, Save the Children emergency team leader in Baton Rouge, ahead of Obama’s visit.With more than 60,000 households affected and more than 30,000 rescued, thousands of children face risks of serious emotional and developmental consequences in lieu of proper support. Close to 1,000of the most vulnerable children remain in temporary shelters and thousands more could be out of school or child-care for weeks or even months, Save the Children warned.“Families here feel forgotten,” Fritzler added.“They’re in desperate need of a turning point that will drive more resources to their aid.If not, prospects for children – especially those from families with the fewest resources – could really be quite dire.”Four years after Hurricane Katrina, one large-scale study of families displaced by the storm showed that 37 percent of children were suffering from serious emotional consequences.Louisiana is one of the poorest states in the nation and 28 percent of children live in poverty there.“Our country can and must do better for Louisiana’s most vulnerable children this time around,” Fritzler said.Save the Children is working to meet the urgent needs of displaced children and families and has created safe spaces in emergency shelters where children can play and begin to work through a variety of distressing experiences with caring experts. The organization is also working to fill recovery gaps by assessing the extent to which hundreds of area child care centers have been damaged and will need support to reopen.“The sooner we can get children back in supportive learning environments, the sooner they can recover, build resiliency and continue their healthy development,” Fritzler said.Save the Children has responded to children’s needs in emergencies around the world for nearly a century.Since mounting a major response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Save the Children has served more than 1 million U.S. children affected by disaster.To support Save the Children’s Gulf Coast Floods Children’s Relief Fund, please donate here: www.Savethechildren.org/gulf-floods.last_img read more

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Tennis Keeps Producing Challengers To Serenas Throne She Keeps Beating Them

Serena Williams needs just two more wins in this year’s U.S. Open to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles. The record would be impressive on its own, but it’s even more notable for the strength of her opposition: Williams has faced the best in the game, over and over, in the 20 years since she won her first major.The 37-year-old captured her first major title at the U.S. Open on Sept. 11, 1999, beating Martina Hingis. Since then, 58 different players have ascended to the top 10, according to the WTA, and Serena has played 55 of them. She’s also played almost all of the women who have made it into the top 5 since her first title, facing 36 of the 37. And more of Williams’s opponents are likely to make their top 10 debuts soon: Bianca Andreescu, whom she faced in Toronto last month, is ranked 15th and could reach the top 10 for the first time after she won Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open.Some of her former adversaries — players who made it atop the rankings in the past 20 years — have already retired, while Williams continues to compete for major titles. Justine Henin, who is 6-8 all-time against Williams, retired in 2008, staged a comeback in 2010 and left the game for good in 2011. Kim Clijsters, who was 2-7 against Williams, retired in 2012.Somehow, Williams has continued to evolve despite facing a seemingly endless parade of young talent.“I think the sport has come a really long way,” Williams said in her post-match press conference on Tuesday. “It’s the best work in the world that a woman can do in my mind.”Serena’s staying power has been a thing of beauty. From 1999 to 2010, she won 13 major titles. She struggled in 2011 and early in 2012, missing large swaths of time with a foot injury and blood clots in her lungs. But after she started working with Patrick Mouratoglou in 2012, reworking some of her approach to the game and recovering from the injuries, Williams reversed her decline and played her best tennis yet. From 2012 to 2017, she won 10 Slams, an improbable count for her age. And, of course, Williams took a year off from the sport around the birth of her daughter in September 2017, skipping four straight Slams until last year’s French Open.At the U.S. Open, she is close to another record. After beating Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-0 on Tuesday, Williams now has 100 match wins at the U.S. Open. If she wins the tournament without an opponent withdrawal, she will pass Chris Evert, who won 101 matches in her U.S. Open career.Even among her historic achievements, a record 24th major victory for Serena will be on the minds of observers on Saturday. Since her last Slam victory in 2017, Williams has come close to the mark, reaching three finals in the past two years. Tonight, she will battle Elina Svitolina, who has beaten Williams once, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Svitolina hasn’t lost a set at the Open and has looked formidable. Still, Williams has a great opportunity this week to finally tie Court’s record, as none of the three other women left in the U.S. Open — Svitolina, Andreescu and Belinda Bencic — has ever won a major.“It feels good,” Williams said. “This is what I’ve been training for.” read more

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Doorstep Robbery in Kew Town

first_img#MagneticMediaNews #Doorsteprobbery Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – The front porch of a home in Kew Town was the scene of the crime for a family returning home and it was a frightening experience.  A report to Magnetic Media of another family being traumatized at their home; an unmasked and unarmed man, approached them on Saturday night on their doorstep in Kew Town.  Neatly dressed and seemingly nonthreatening at first, the man violently grabbed the purse off of the shoulder of the older woman; so forcefully that the woman fell to the floor and hit her face.That lady is bruised but thankful that no real physical harm was done to her or her granddaughter.  The woman sharing the story says her mother is shaken, her daughter, who was with her grandmother, is terrified. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#Doorsteprobbery, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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Young Man Shot Killed in Chollas Creek Neighborhood

first_imgYoung Man Shot, Killed in Chollas Creek Neighborhood Posted: August 29, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter August 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Homicide detectives Thursday were investigating the death of a young man who was fatally shot in the Chollas Creek neighborhood.Dispatchers received a call shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday from someone who reported that a person was down near the intersection of Ogden and Shiloh streets, San Diego police Lt. Martha Sainz said.Officers responded to the area, but were notified that a witness had found the victim in an alley off Ogden Street — suffering from at least one gunshot wound to his body — and paramedics had already taken the man to a hospital, Sainz said.The unidentified victim, a man believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, was later pronounced dead at the hospital, the lieutenant said.Witnesses told police they saw a light-colored sedan leaving the area shortly after the shooting, Sainz said.No description of the shooter was immediately available.Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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