Teacher constable among 6 killed in separate road crashes

first_imgMap of DhakaAt least six people were killed and several others injured in three separate road accidents in Dhaka city, Kushtia and Narshingdi districts on Tuesday morning.An on-duty police constable was killed in a road accident near Gabtali bus terminal in the capital around 7:00am.The deceased is Abdul Mazid, 35, a resident of Naogaon district.Witnesses said Abdul Mazid died around 9:00am while undergoing treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s emergency unit.Traffic police sergeant Monir Hossain said on-duty Mazid was injured as a truck hit him in Gabtali area.His body is kept in DMCH morgue.Map of NarsingdiIn Narsingdi, according to news agency UNB, a primary school teacher and a young man were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Narsingdi-Raipura road in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.The deceased are Fatema Tuz Johora, 24, a teacher of Panchchabati Primary School and a resident of Puranpara area in district town and Bashir Miah, 26, of the area.The accident took place around 8:30am when a Raipura-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw collided head-on with a truck from opposite direction, leaving Fatema dead on the spot and four others critically injured, said Md Muzaffar Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.Locals rescued the injured and sent them to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital from where Bashir was referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition was deteriorating.Bashir succumbed to his injuries on way to DMCH, the OC added.Map of KushtiaIn Kushtia, three people were killed and several others were injured as bus knocked down a battery-run auto-vehicle (locally known easy-bike) in Sadar upazila of the district around 9:45am.Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.Police and witnesses said a bus of SB Paribahan hit the battery-run vehicle after one of its tyres exploded, leaving three people dead on the spot.The injured were admitted to Kushtia General Hospital, the witnesses added.Islamic University police station officer-in-charge Ratan Sheikh said identities of the deceased could not be known as yet.last_img read more

Richard Wright HighSchoolers Get Early Break in Media Industry

first_imgRichard Wright Public Charter School’s 2014 Black Tie Gala.Being a young, aspiring journalist in the nation’s capital can be truly rewarding. Perhaps, no other group of teenagers in the city knows this as much as students at the Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts.After an impromptu meeting on Capitol Hill with civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a small group of Wright students created the short film, Bridging the Legacy  – Congressman John Lewis: A Hero for Every Generation, which will be viewed June 13 at the Richard Wright Black Tie Gala Film Festival 2015 at the Warner Theatre.Founded in 2011, Wright is the only non-selective high school in the city that affords students unique opportunities to explore media and hone their craft in print and broadcast journalism. Students participate in forums and conferences surrounding issues of civil rights, economic growth, environmental sustainability, technology development and global affairs. Their educational experiences venture from the White House to behind the scenes of local newsrooms. Their work is also published in local newspapers and online platforms.Inside the walls of the southeast school, largely attended by youth who reside in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, is where the magic happens.“I really appreciate the family atmosphere we have here. It’s very close knit,” says Stokely Lewis, who worked on the congressman’s documentary. “I can talk to the staff, I’m close with my peers, and it’s something that I have really gotten used to.”Stokely is a member of the ambassador’s club, the school’s premier leadership organization, which cultivates peer-to-peer accountability and mentorship as well as leadership skills as students make decisions that affect the entire student body.Student ambassador Kennard Jones and guest at 2014 gala.“We believe in empowering our students to become solid thinkers and leaders for themselves because clearly we know that they’re not going to be with us for a very long time,” says Dr. Marco Clark, the school’s founder and CEO.In an effort to address reading, writing, and speech deficiencies among urban youth, Clark envisioned the school invoking the spirit of an acclaimed 20th century writer.“Richard Wright represents the majority of the population that we serve – some of our kids have some challenges just as Richard Wright,” says Clark. “Richard Wright was able to express himself in a written format as well as an orator standpoint and I think that really coupled what we needed to have in our school. Plus, we wanted our kids to understand that you can stand for things that are very important especially if they’re going to make a positive change.”When Shaka Williams entered Wright as a freshman, he was unsure of all that mass media entails. Eventually, he took to camera production, then became a founding anchor of the school’s news desk. As a former athlete who took a break to focus on his studies during his senior year, Williams enjoys keeping up with sports through reporting.“We may not have the best teams in the area, but I do promote them and I give them the absolute respect for what they do on the field and what they do in the classroom,” he says.As a member of the school’s first graduating class of 60 students, Williams will attend the University of the District of Columbia for mass communications and English, with a stronger sense of what it takes to become a nationally recognized sports anchor.“A lot of kids come [to the school] with an [interest] in being a journalist, interviewer, or filmmaker and being here opens up their minds of what they want to do,” he says. “And they’re set afterwards.”last_img read more

EC full bench arrives to review pollpreparedness in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The full bench of the Election Commission led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora arrived here Wednesday evening to review the preparedness of the Lok Sabha election in the state, sources at the Chief Electoral Officer’s office said. The poll panel will hold a series of meetings with all political parties, officials of the CEO’s office and nodal officers of all state and Central police force on Thursday. On the same day, the team will also meet District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of all the districts to review law and order and preparation for the polls, the sources said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The full bench would meet the chief secretary, home secretary, director general of police (DGP) and other senior officials of the state on Friday. It would also meet the expenditure officers of all central government departments, besides the officials of lead banks, railways and airports in the state. The bench led by the CEC will also hold a press conference before leaving here, the sources said.last_img read more

Luxuriate your bathroom with statement

first_imgBathrooms are already transforming from a purely functional area into a self pampering zone almost like a private spa or a personal wellness space. The movement is towards sensory experiences and harmonic design concepts, which create a visual tranquility. Experts explain how to convert your bathroom into luxury bathroom statement.Tiles as highlighter: 3D tiles in bathroom can be used as a highlighter for a perfect solution to design a statement wall as they creates shadow and texture in geometric shapes, interacting with ambient lighting to provide a unique aesthetic appeal. Available in various colour schemes, 3D tiles help to create a tasteful atmosphere that soothes the senses. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfStyle your storage area: Give your bathroom even more cool look by replacing wood panels with versatile sleek surface to store towels, and other accessories. Using new age surfaces as shelves helps to organize the products, giving it uncluttered look to complement the bathroom. Wood and acrylic are giving way to newer zero maintenance products that you don’t have to worry about cleaning or scratches in the long run. Technology driven bathroom: Technology in bathroom is a perfect match between functionality and aesthetics and today technology is playing an important part, allowing faucets and shower systems to offer many functions from being water efficient to automatically manage the precious natural resource responsibly. With technologies aimed at saving water and energy, shower systems nowadays complete every luxury wellness experience with an innovative and sensual bouquet of chromo and aroma therapy that makes every shower a luxurious spa experience. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveArtistic wall: While renovating bathrooms we often ignore the walls because of fear of moisture but wall art can be done through a plethora of textured surface to give your walls a natural and artistic look and it evokes the fine beauty of natural stone with a contemporary design. The versatile and textured surface helps to add a graceful depth to this space.Space is the key: Nothing is better than a ceiling in bathroom done with exquisitely chosen versatile product that enhances and gives life to the ceiling. Such a ceiling can define one’s own personality and tastes.Innovative shower: Today, showers are available with anti-bacterial and infrared germ killing technology that helps to create a spa like experience as bathing goes beyond cleansing the body because they want the spirit to relax, rejuvenate from an increasingly hectic lifestyle.last_img read more