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4RS Saves 5 Year Old Girl from Drowning in Sea Off Panama

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today 4RS Saves 5 Year Old Girl from Drowning in Sea Off Panama View post tag: Year View post tag: sea View post tag: News by topic View post tag: old View post tag: 4Rs View post tag: Navy View post tag: Panama July 23, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: 5 View post tag: Drowning 4RS Saves 5 Year Old Girl from Drowning in Sea Off Panama View post tag: Girl View post tag: Saves View post tag: off View post tag: Naval Alert naval personnel of the Rapid Response Rescue and Release Squadron (4RS) saved a 5-year-old girl from drowning in the sea off Panama on 22nd July 2012.She is from Batticaloa and was among the devotees who had come to attend the annual festival at Panama Okanda Kovil, for which the Navy provides assistance. The incident had happened while the little girl was having a bath in the sea.The relieved parents expressed their gratitude to the naval personnel for saving the life of their precious daughter through their timely action.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 23, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

George Floyd: ‘Gentle giant’ killed in US police custody

first_img“I remember him saying he wanted to touch the world. He wanted to have a worldwide impact,” Jonathan Veal, a friend since the sixth grade, told broadcaster KPRC in Houston, where they attended Jack Yates High School together.Floyd, at an imposing two meters, became a star athlete in basketball and football, and dabbled in hip hop music. But he left Houston when it became hard to find work.Veal said he last communicated with Floyd in January, when they exchanged text messages.”A few things I gotta get strait for my lil ones,” Floyd wrote Veal.”My faith is getting back where it supposed to be.”But on May 25, following nine agonizing minutes caught on video, Floyd was gone, after an officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes as he lay on the street, unarmed and handcuffed.”Please, please I can’t breathe,” Floyd is heard saying in the viral video.Police have described him as the suspect in a forgery case at a grocery store, where the clerk called 911 Monday after Floyd apparently used counterfeit money to buy cigarettes.Bridgett Floyd said her brother wasn’t perfect, but that it was “heartbreaking” for him to die at the hands of police.”That’s exactly what they did,” she told NBC News. “They murdered my brother. He was crying for help.”Four policemen were fired over the incident. One, Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder.Floyd’s girlfriend, Courtney Ross, was adamant that he had remained a shining light in the community.”This is nothing but an angel that was sent to us on earth,” she told CBS News. “And we demonized him, and we killed him.”Floyd reportedly had two children. Roxie Washington, the mother of his six-year-old daughter in Houston, described him as a devoted father.”People mistake him because he was so big that they thought he was always a fighting person,” Washington said, according to the Houston Chronicle.”But he was a loving person… and he loved his daughter.”One of Floyd’s longtime friends, Stephen Jackson, became an NBA basketball star, but Floyd never let that change their friendship.”We called each other Twin,” Jackson said in an emotional video post on Instagram.”He was changing his life,” moving to Minnesota for work so he could support his children, Jackson added.”My boy was doing what he was supposed to do, man, and you all go and kill my brother.”Topics : The black man who left Houston for fresh beginnings in Minneapolis, only to end up begging for his life before dying under the knee of a white policeman, was a generous soul laid off during the coronavirus crisis.”Everybody loved my brother,” Philonese Floyd said Tuesday, one day after George Floyd perished, sparking massive protests and renewing accusations of systemic racism in America.”He’s a gentle giant,” he told CNN. “He don’t hurt anybody.” The late 46-year-old had come north and found work as a trucker and more recently a security guard at a restaurant, Conga Latin Bistro, before business dried up during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order.”He would just keep us safe there, you know?” Luz Maria Gonzalez, who regularly ate at the restaurant, told National Public Radio.”At the end of the night, he’d say, ‘Hey, Luz, I want to wait until you get into your cab.'”Others close to Floyd described him as taking steps to improve his life.last_img read more

Intercity Transit Seeks Input on 2018 Draft Budget and Strategic Plan

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit wants your input on its draft 2018 Budget and 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. Provide comment by:Calling 360-705-5852.Emailing [email protected] Budget & Strategic Plan, Intercity Transit, P.O. Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507.Attending a public hearing on November 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Intercity Transit’s business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia.Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m., November 15 to be considered unless they are provided at the public hearing. The Intercity Transit Authority will make final decisions about next year’s budget and the agency’s updated strategic plan at their December 6, 2017 meeting.Getting InformationCopies of the proposed 2018 Budget and the draft Strategic Plan are available online at the Intercity Transit website, at the Intercity Transit business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia, the Olympia Transit Center, or by calling 360-786-8585. Copies are also available for review at Timberland Public Libraries reference desks in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm.last_img read more