GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Native Who Suffered Stroke

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — A GoFundMe page has been established for Wilmington native Donna (Dorval) Dombrowski, who recently suffered a stroke.Dombrowski had a blood capsule in her brain that was 5-6 cm long, causing her to lose feeling in her upper body and right arm.  The stroke also affected her speech.“It is a long road of recovery for Donna,” reads the GoFundMe page. “Being out of work indefinitely is not an ideal situation for anyone. She will need to continue at home rehab and will need modifications done to her house. Donna has always been there to help others. She needs us to help her now.”To make a donation to the GoFundMe page and to learn more about Donna’s story, click HERE.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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 14-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Native In Need Of Wheelchair Accessible VanIn “Community”GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 15-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”last_img read more

Kapil Sharma Navjot Singh Sidhu to return to The Kapil Sharma Show

first_imgKapil Sharma and Navjot Singh SidhuTwitterThere’s no denying that Navjot Singh Sidhu was one of the most essential part of The Kapil Sharma Show. From his shero-shayari to his genuine laughter to his bonding with Kapil Sharma to his anecdotes, Sidhu has never failed to entertain and keep the audience thoroughly engaged throughout the show. But the show’s charm was lost in the misdt of a social media rainstorm against Sidhu over his comment on the dastardly Pulwama attack and the latter’s position was filled by Archana Puran Singh as his replacement as the co-host of the show. Since then, The Kapil Sharma Show has been experiencing ups and downs in its TRP rating.It was reported that the show’s producer Salman Khan along with the channel have been waiting for matters to calm down so that they can bring Sidhu back on the show. The channel had reportedly asked Kapil Sharma and his team to refrain from commenting on the controversy. But, after a long silence of weeks, Kapil has finally opened up about Sidhu’s return to The Kapil Sharma Show as the co-host and when he will be joining the team once again.Kapil recently attended HT Most Stylish Awards 2019 and also interacted with the media talking about his style statements, his style icon and his upcoming projects. During the interaction, when Kapil was asked to comment on Sidhu’s return, he said that “Sidhu paaji is currently busy with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. I had spoken to him regarding his return to the show. So I feel that till this elections campaigning is going on, I don’t there’s any chance for him to come back on the show. But after the elections, Sidhu’s return is inevitable.”Going by Kapil’s words, it looks like Sidhu will soon entertain the audience with his witty banter with Kapil and floor his guests with his shero-shayari and an explosion of his inimitable laughter.Take a look what Kapil Sharma said about Navjot Singh Sidhu’s return.last_img read more

Houston Area Pipe Plant Credits New Steel Tariffs For Reopening

first_imgAbout 230 workers were laid off.Now with the price of oil around $70 and new steel tariffs, the company said it will reactivate most of the plant by September.Luca Zanotti, president of Tenaris’ U.S. operations, said they also use imported steel, for which they now have to pay 25 percent in duties. But the tariffs create new demand for their domestic product.“We’re not buying any steel which is not either domestic or we’re transferring bars, which is the raw material that is being used in our mill here, from our other mills around the world,” Zanotti said.Tenaris plans to hire more than 100 new employees at the Conroe plant and add another 150 workers at its seamless pipe mill in Bay City and its threading facility in Houston to support the increased production activity.Other pipe manufacturing companies are not so happy about the new tariffs.Borusan Mannesmann, which has a plant in Baytown, has said the new tariffs have already cost the company $2.5 million. It has asked the Trump administration for an exemption. X 00:00 /00:56 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img Listen Courtesy of TenarisTenaris manufactures steel pipes for the oil and gas industryTenaris’ Conroe plant largely shut down three years ago, blaming the oil downturn and record levels of “unfairly traded imports.” Sharelast_img read more

DC Parks and Recreation Opens Pools Black Kids Need to Learn How

first_imgMake a Splash Tour wants 800,000 children to learn how to swim this summer. (Courtesy Photo)As the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation kicks its annual late-night community pool events into high gear, swimming organizations are urging Blacks to learn how to swim.  With an estimated 70 percent of Black children unable to swim, the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis, have set a goal of teaching 800,000 children to swim in 2015.“One drowning is one too many. Knowing how to swim can be the difference between life and death, as formal swim lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent,” said Debbie Hesse, executive director of USA Swimming Foundation. “Drowning is such a big problem, but it’s 100 percent preventable. The USA Swimming Foundation and Phillips 66 are educating communities on the opportunity to make learning to swim a life skill all children can easily acquire this summer.”Researchers like Maria Burzillo have attacked the false belief that Blacks inherently fear swimming by noting the prevalence among several West African nations of both swimming and surfing before colonization. Additionally, scholars like Victoria Wolcott have documented how contested spaces of recreation prohibited Blacks from sharing beaches, public swimming pools, and even lakes alongside Whites. Their absence, however, prompted ridiculous theories that Black people were not as buoyant as other races and prone to drowning, or that an historic ban on instructing enslaved Africans to swim caused a generational resistance to being trained.Whatever the underlying cause, the loss of life attributed to drowning each year has proven astronomical.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 10 people drown every day in the U.S., nearly 25 percent of which are children younger than 14. The CDC found the rate of Black children drowning was nearly three times higher than White children. In addition, adults who fear the water also tend to project their anxieties onto children and grandchildren, with only 13 percent of children born in non-swimming households ever learning to swim.last_img read more

Black Vets Face Obstacles on Home Front

first_imgGeorgia Eaves can’t count how many Veterans Day parades and events she has participated in since she served as an Army Captain during the Vietnam War. While Eaves will take part in events in Washington, D.C. and Maryland this Veterans Day weekend she said her heart is heavy because of how she sees veterans being treated, today.Vietnam Veteran Georgia Eaves attended Veterans Prayer Breakfast in 2016. She is not pleased with the way veterans are treated. (Courtesy photo)“A lot of young veterans are not being given the same opportunities as veterans from other cultures but we are all part of the same system,” said Eaves, the D.C. commander of the National Black American Veterans Association.Eaves’ sentiments are being echoed by James A. Dula, a retired Air Force Major who is chairman of the South (Prince George’s) County Democratic Club. “All Vietnam era veterans have been left out of the equation,” he said. “When we came home there were no parades or celebrations. We came home with post traumatic stress disorder.”Taking note of the mass shooting that took place near San Antonio, Texas, Dula said he wasn’t surprised the 26-year-old suspect was an Air Force veteran. “I saw a lot of people coming through who shouldn’t have been in the Air Force,” Dula said. “Look at this man. He assaulted his wife, his child and that led him to be court-marshaled and dishonorably discharged.”Greg Crawford, director of access housing, said Veterans can do well with support services. Crawford’s father, who was one of the first Blacks elected to the D.C. Council and now deceased member H.R. Crawford, who was a Republican, founded the veterans group that provides temporary and permanent housing for veterans as well as other critical services needed to transition them from homelessness to self-sufficiency.The concept of a Veteran’s Center started in the 1970s, after the older Crawford, who represented Ward 7, received a call about a group of homeless men who had created an encampment under a bridge near Georgetown. “We shared a meal of fried chicken and hot coffee that had been prepared on a hot plate,” Crawford told the AFRO in 2016.The experience was catalyst for the founding of Access Housing and earlier this week Crawford said unfortunately homeless people are still living under the same bridge.Crawford died Feb. 10 at age 78. He was remembered as a zealous advocate for residents of Ward 7 and he will be honored during a Veterans Day program at the Southeast Veterans center on Nov. 8.While veterans continue to have issues, Greg said things are getting better nationally. “In January of 2016, communities across America identified 39,471 homeless veterans during point-in-time counts. This represents a substantial decrease (56 percent) in the number of homeless veterans counted in 2010,” he said.In terms of going forward, Greg said: “We have to band together,” and while Eaves was critical of Trump, Greg is giving him the benefit of the doubt. “It’s only been 10 months and as a community we have to raise awareness about those who have made the sacrifices for this country,” he said.last_img read more

Artistic nuances

first_imgAn exhibition of paintings and sculptures titled ‘Ballad of Love’, curated by well known artist Poonam S Kohli, will be held from March 7-11 at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre in the national Capital. This artistic extravaganza features 22 participating artists and four guest artists. Some of the participating artists include Dalip Chandolia, Roop Chand, Poonam Singh Kohli and well known guest artists like Padma Bhushan Sri Ram Vir Sutar, Alka Raghuvanshi, Vijender Sharma and Anil Sutar. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Poonam Kohli, herself is a well-known artist and sculptor. She feels it is imperative to give a platform to contemporary upcoming as well as well-known artists. She feels that promoting art and artists will go a long way in making their works more visible and will attract wider audiences. Dalip’s paintings are infused with happiness and joy. The motif of the bird is symbolic of peace and serenity and brings with it the hope of dawn and new beginnings. Bright colours are used consciously to instil a feeling of energy and vibrancy in his paintings. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“My paintings always depict happiness and joy of life. Bird is a symbol of peace and serenity. I have a feeling that by making these birds my work has become more lively and admirable as it gives my viewers a hope and a certain amount of pleasure when they look at them. “I use only bright and eye catching colours to show happiness and instill energy in my paintings”, said Dalip Chandolia.Fusing the splendid themes of love and peace, Roop Chand makes his masterpieces stand out. Spanning over twenty years, the transformation in his works is towering. Entrenched in Indian heritage, his superlative artworks will indubitably imprison your psyche. Where: Open Palm Court, India Habitat CentreWhen: March 7-11Timing: 11 am to 8 pmlast_img read more

Govt public sector websites to be accessible to visually challenged persons

first_imgKolkata: The state Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) department, in association with the state Social Welfare department will soon undertake a drive to make government and public sector websites accessible to visually challenged persons.A discussion for making government websites visually impaired friendly was held on Friday, in presence of senior officials of both the departments. The IT department has plans to make websites read itself out, so that it can be of help to somebody who is too tired to have a look at the screen of the computer. He/she can simply close the eyes and listen. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”Read Aloud extensions on internet browsers like Google Chrome can be an option as well. These ‘Text-to-Speech’ extensions are often free and offer themselves to customisation (slow or fast reading speeds),” a senior official of IT&E department said, adding that talks have already been held with Webel on how to proceed with the plans. The things that have come up during the discussion include websites with images which may have an alternative text-based information so that the “Read Aloud” feature can explain the matter to the user. The contrast ratio between background and foreground colour should be large and the contents should be navigable by arrow keys. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We are also ready assist any private company on making their websites friendly for the visually impaired,” the official added. It may be mentioned that all state governments across the country have been pushing for making websites user friendly for disabled people. The Bombay High Court has recently directed the Maharashtra government to ensure that all its websites are user-friendly for disabled people. The direction was passed on the basis of a Public Interest Litigation filed by city-based NGO Disability Rights Initiative pleading for such an order.last_img read more