TorontoStrong – United we stand against hatred and violence

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Our hearts are heavy with yesterday’s tragic events in Toronto. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones and the first responders.A GoFundMe page has been set up for the victims and their families.If you cannot afford to donate financially, please consider donating blood. The city and Toronto police have also set up hotlines to offer support to those affected by the incident, and for witnesses who may be able to help with the investigation.#TorontoStrong Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img

Hundreds of customers overcharged on their water bills

first_imgHundreds of customers overcharged on their water bills February 13, 2018 Posted: February 13, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsLast week, we reported that hundreds of customers have complained about unusually high water bills. Several City Councilmembers have voiced their concerns and called for an audit of the department. It turns out, that in more than 300 cases, the customers were right, they were significantly overcharged.Deputy Director of the Public Utilities Department, Michael Vogl, spoke with KUSI’s Lisa Remillard to discuss what happened. KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Michael Vogl FacebookTwitter Updated: 9:04 AMlast_img read more

The chasm in between

first_imgDwelling on the theme of personal divides, Indian Council for Cultural Relations is organising a play, Namaste, by Ila Arun. It is will be staged 29 July in the Capital. The play emphasises on the new world, where barriers our shrinking and traditions, values and religion are struggling to keep up with the new generation; a generation that is undecided about the path they want to follow. No surprises here! It inevitably creates a rift between the old and the emerging new. Elaborating upon this metamorphosis, the play discusses these sensitive issues and also takes you in the realm of the surreal and the psychic. Its a rollicking comedy with a contemplative twist, offering wholesome entertainment for a family.last_img

Postal dept to use latest tech for benefit of common man

first_imgKolkata: The secretary of the Department of Posts, AN Nanda, said on Saturday that the Postal department will be embracing the latest technology and utilise it in a way beneficial for the common people and will continue its journey even at a time when internet, smart phones and e-mails have almost replaced the practice of writing personal letters.”We are past rich but at the same time we are future ready as well. We will adopt technology as and when it comes. When telegram was introduced somebody had said there will be no use of post office as it reached its recipient so fast. But now telegram is history but post offices have remained,” Nanda said at a programme to commemorate the 150 years of Kolkata General Post Office (GPO). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe added that it is the strength of network and the relevance to the public that have made the postal services survive in the days of cell phones and emails.Chief Post Master General (West Bengal) Arundhaty Ghosh said the postal payment bank that has been introduced recently has taken the postal services to the doorstep of every one.”The postmen are now carrying smartphones with them. More than 53,000 accounts have been opened under the payment bank,” Ghosh said adding that the department has introduced a number of services in the last few years to serve the people.A coffee table book on the history of Kolkata GPO was released by Nanda and a documentary on the GPO’s history was also screened during the programme.The employees of the GPO, who have given a commendable service, were also awarded at the programme.last_img read more