City of Fort Worth Issues Boil Water Notice

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The City of Fort Worth put a “Boil Water Notice” into effect immediately for parts of far North Fort Worth.
The affected area is bordered by Sendera Ranch Boulevard on the north, Willow Springs Road on the west, Haslet city limits on the east and Bonds Ranch Road on the south. The boil water notice also includes the Trails of Fossil Creek and the Fossil Hill subdivisions.

“Due to a loss of pressure in parts of the system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Fort Worth to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption,” city officials wrote in a press release.

 

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To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and for making ice should be rigorously boiled for at least two minutes.
The city set up stations for residents to come get water for themselves at Fire Station 34 on Sendera Ranch Boulevard.

The water boil notice was expected to last through Friday afternoon, at the earliest. Residents may contact Water Customer Relations at 817-392-4477

According to a news release from the Northwest Independent School District, impacted schools include:
V.R. Eaton High School
Truett Wilson Middle School
Sonny & Allegra Nance Elementary School
Carl E. Schluter Elementary School
J.C. Thompson Elementary School
Sendera Ranch Elementary School

Aramark were able to provide breakfast and lunch for students this week by using prepackaged food, according to district officials. There will be no fresh fruit or vegetables served. Juice, milk and bottled water will still be served to students.
City officials set up public water distribution at Wilson Middle School and Eaton High School to provide bottled water to residents affected.

All restaurants in the affected area are closed until boil water notice is rescinded, which will occur no sooner than Friday afternoon. The food preparation areas in the deli and bakery sections of any grocery stores within the affected area will also be shut down.
“Those establishments whose primary function is not food preparation such as nursing homes and day care centers will remain open as long as they provide their clients with prepackaged-packaged foods and only use water that is safe for consumption such as bottled water for drinking,” the statement said.
For more information on food establishment closures, call Consumer Health at 817-392-7255.
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KRA dumps contraband from Joho godown at sea

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KENYA Revenue Authority officials yesterday destroyed 130 containers of contraband sugar, ethanol and rice at the port of Mombasa.

The consignment, which included 18 containers of contraband sugar from Brazil, 49 containers of rice and 63 of ethanol, was seized in several Container Freight Stations.

The ethanol was valued at Sh288 million while the sugar’s total value stood at Sh56 million.

 

The CFSs – Autoports, Portside and Compact – are owned by the family of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

But importers have threatened to move to court to challenge the police’s move to close the stations, even after a court had allowed reopening on Tuesday.

The ethanol and sugar were impounded at Autoports on January 15 by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and KRA.

An earlier destruction plan in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Mwakirunge dumpsite aborted after KRA resolved to destroy the products out at sea.

KRA officials emptied 450 tonnes of sugar and 1,225 tonnes of rice into a barge. A single 40-foot container has a capacity of 25 tonnes of sugar or rice packed in 50Kg bags.

The ethanol was also poured into the sea.

KRA Commissioner of Customs Julius Musyoki clarified that the rice consignment was not an illicit cargo.

“The rice consignment consists of cargo initially destined for Uganda, but whose owner failed to claim it. The goods were condemned by the Kenya Bureau of Standards as unfit for human consumption,” said Musyoki.

He said KRA will continue enforcing the law against illicit trade by closing stations and prosecuting owners and managers.

Last Thursday, KRA closed down the two freight stations for holding contraband, but the paramilitary GSU moved in and shut them down again on Tuesday shortly after reopening.

Musyoki declined to comment about the closure saying, “a detailed comprehensive report will be prepared and released to the public later”.

Autoports operations manager Salim Juma said they have been told to resume operations today.

“We are waiting for a written confirmation to resume full operations,” he said.

He said the presence of the heavily armed officers on Tuesday afternoon caused fear among staff who will now report today.

He said the two firms clear hundreds of containers every day and have incurred huge loses.

Meanwhile, Association of Importers of Kenya chairman Peter Mambembe said Tuesday’s move by GSU officers violated the rights of both local and regional importers.

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Magufuli regime 

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Dar-es-salaam TANZANIA. President Magufuli has banned all senior public officials from using fuel guzzling 4 x 4 cars and other luxury cars, ordering that all those cars in be seized and sold in a public auction and the money used to provide public goods & services. The president further ordered that all ministers, chief justices, ambassadors and senior state officials must be supplied with a choice of Probox, Passo, Platz, Vitz , duet or any car that is less than 1400CC. This move is likely to cause a lot of public anxiety in a country where Magufuli has become a national ‘sweetheart’ for his austerity measures and revolutionary ideas that seems to have eclipsed even opposition.
“This is a public service not a gravy train. Anybody who came here to make riches should quit and join the private sector. All ministers and senior statehouse officials are here to work not to seek obscene opulence. I don’t want to see them drive those big cars (4X4 guzzlers), if anyone insist please let them go buy their own cars, we (the government) shall fuel for them. To build this country like I promised during campaigns, we must make sacrifices and that includes sacrificing those unnecessary comforts for the small cars. I have ordered the police to impound any such big cars rode by state officials on the road & those officials be prosecuted. We are not here to rob the average Tanzanian but to make his life better. This is the reason I skipped the AU heads of state meeting in Addis and sent Mama Suluhu ( Dep President)” noted Magufuli shortly in down town Dar-Es-Salaam on a working trip.
A spot check by spectator news desk reveals that whereas other presidents traveled to the AU summit, Tanzania was represented by its deputy president Ms Suluhu Hassan. It will be remembered that Magufuli has also banned use of presidential red carpets. However this latest move is likely to ignite a hubbub in neighboring Kenya where even governors huge convoys and other senior state officials use huge fuel guzzling convoys.

Kenya gets armoured vehicles to fight terrorism

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the first batch of armored personnel carriers for the National Police Service barely a week after he promised that he would be scaling up the war against terror.

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Speaking at the GSU headquarters the President said the government will continue not only to equip the police force but also to ensure their welfare is well catered for.

Uhuru said that the government does not take for granted the challenges police officers go through in the line of duty and as it has plans to improve their terms of service and working condition.

This first batch of the armored personnel carriers will be deployed to North Eastern and Lamu areas regions that have witnessed numerous terror attacks.

The armoured personnel carriers (APCs), according to President Kenyatta, will help the police to fight terrorism and organised crime without depending on the military.

He was speaking at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)’s training school, where he presided over the closing of a meeting between the Inspector-General of Police and all regional and county police commanders.

He said there were also plans to provide Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAPs) vehicles to the police to improve protection for officers deployed in volatile areas.

The plan to equip the police with such protective vehicles is a first in the history of the country and comes in the wake of an increasing terror threat, where several security officers have lost their lives in the past as they tried to prevent or repulse terror attacks.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the first batch of armored personnel carriers for the national police service barely a week after he promised that he would be scaling up the war against terror.

Speaking at the GSU headquarters the president said the government will continue not only to equip the police force but also to ensure their welfare is well catered for.

He said the government had embarked on a major modernization of the Kenya Police Service to improve efficiency of the force in the fight against crime in the country, especially terrorism.

Speaking after he flagged off the first batch of the armoured personnel carriers(APCs) during the occasion, President Kenyatta said the current enhancement of police capacity to combat crime is the greatest modernisation programme in 20 years.

He said equipment of the police service will enable the force to protect Kenyans and their property from the many security threats facing the country.

The President pointed out that the government has enhanced transport for the Kenya Police Service and provided 2,220 vehicles through lease arrangement thus improving police visibility on the ground.

The President pointed out that a command and control centre has been established and will be commissioned soon.

He assured the security forces that the Government will continue to enhance police capacity to fight all forms of crime in the country.

“The Police last received such equipped in 1995. Those ones will help the police respond quickly and more effectively to the security challenges of the time,” President Kenyatta said.

He cited the security threats in the country as incitement of animosity, cattle rustling, religious extremism, economic saboteurs, theft of public funds, and security personnel using their “uniforms and positions to harass and fleece the same Kenyans they swore to protect”.

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President Kenyatta challenged senior police officers and others in positions of authority to deal firmly with the country’s enemies to ensure that peace prevailed.

The President said the few bad elements in the police service who solicit bribes were giving the force. He added that this makes the public have wrong perception of the whole service.

“As my Government works to improve your welfare, I also want your commitment to end real and perceived corrupt practices. The corrupt elements are within all the ranks,” said the President.

President Kenyatta said the corrupt must be removed.

On welfare, President Kenyatta said the government was committed to improving police salaries, allowances and accommodation to enable then serve Kenyans effectively.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said the newly acquired equipment was “a game changer in the fight against crime”.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet thanked the President for his commitment to mordernisation of the police service. He pointed out that the government was not only improving the hardware but also the welfare of the officers.

“As we confront the enemy, we now have protection,” he said.

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Officer Waiting for Uhuru Killed Near Airport

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A traffic officer was killed by a motorist on Sunday night while controlling traffic in readiness for President Uhuru Kenyatta who was arriving from the African Union Summit in Ethiopia.

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Corporal Levi Njonjo was knocked down by a private motorist near Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as he was managing vehicles to pave way for the President’s motorcade at around midnight.

Confirming the incident, Embakasi OCPD Apollo Wanyonyi said that he was in the company of the deceased and officers manning the road when the incident happened.

“We were on presidential coverage before arrival of the President from AU Summit in Ethiopia. He had not arrived and we were just preparing for his arrival,” Mr Onyinyi said.

The officers reportedly managed to escape when they saw the vehicle approaching at high speed near the diversion towards JKIA, leaving Njonjo at a dangerous position.

“We were many officers on this particular spot and the car, a Toyota Wish driven by a man with his family, approached with speed and we moved away in haste,” stated Wanyonyi.

Wanyonyi confirmed that the officer succumbed to injuries on the spot due to the huge impact from the over-speeding vehicle.

“The next thing I saw was our officer being knocked. I heard a very loud thud and the sound of emergency breaks. After everything went calm, the officer was dead on the ground,” he added.

Addressing the situation, Nairobi Traffic Commandant Edward Mwamburi indicated that the driver who was detained at Embakasi police station, would be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations.

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Health Tips Source

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A Juice Which Will Raise you From the Dead: it Has Been Famous for Decades in the World and it Takes Only 2 Minutes for Preparation!

Throughout the decades, this juice has been recommended to people who fight cancer, since it restores energy, increases the immunity and improves the blood results. Moreover, its preparation is very simple, but the only fault is that it is not so tasty. However, since the results are exceptional, it is surely worth the try!

Therefore, if you feel constant fatigue, lack of energy, or depression, maybe this juice will be the solution.

  • 1kg of beetroot
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ kg of carrots
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 apples
  • 1 kg of honey
  • Preparation:

All of the ingredients need to be cleaned well and put into a blender. After blending, you will get a mixture with reddish color that you need to transfer in a bottle or a jar (avoid plastic bottles) and store it in the fridge.

This juice will do wonders for your health if you drink half a glass in the morning on an empty stomach.

Source: Natural Healing Magazine

Overcome Your Bad Habits and Addictions, Now!

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BY PETER SACCO, PHD

When individuals engage in substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, etc.) and they are unable to quit usage on their own even though they have tried repeatedly, but succumb to using again, they possess an addiction. Addictions are multi-faceted; they affect individuals in one or more ways; biologically, psychologically or socially. When the body develops withdrawal symptoms after the individual discontinues use, they are said to possess a physical tolerance. The substance is in their blood stream and they need it to physically function in order to remove the side-effects of withdrawal. Conversely, when an individual craves a substance that leads them to suffer emotionally and/or impedes their rational functioning without it, they are said to possess a psychological addiction.

Addiction and substance dependence are slow, insidious processes which develop over time through repeated use and eventual abuse of the drug of choice. When most addicts began using their substance of choice and using moderately, they were in control. As they increased their frequency in usage and increasing doses of the substance, their ability to moderate their intake and control over use of the substance diminished. Eventually they passed a point of no return where they couldn’t control their substance use any longer.

I have worked with thousands of people for over 2 decades with underlying issues that keep so many people “addicted” to their bad habits. From speaking with so many “addictive personalities,” I created a process that hits the mark and gets people onto the right road to recovery… pretty fast! It is all about getting to the root of their bitter resistance!

Whenever an individual chooses to quit using their substance of choice either by quitting immediately or going into a detoxification program, they often develop symptoms of withdrawal. When the body has developed a tolerance to a substance, the individual is physiologically addicted to it. Individuals experience unpleasant, even violent symptoms due to quitting. When an individual is able to quit with minimal or no disruptive bodily sensations, but rather experience intense, violent changes in their moods, they are likely addicted to their substance of choice at a psychological/mental level.

The goal is to minimize slips and create a state of clarity which brings individuals into a state of sweet acceptance of living in the here and now. When you get people with addictions and bad habits to this point, the results are fast, positive and lasting! Are you ready to rid yourself of your nasty vices, or help those that you love most?

Did you know that building good habits leading to personal successes works the same way as the creation of bad habits? When you are clear about what you want in your life, you are halfway there! The key to succeeding in attaining your goals in life is through setting intentions. An intention is a positive statement you make, much like a “resolution,” and believe you can achieve it. The belief  in attaining the intention (seeing yourself as already having attained it) generates powerful feelings which draw the right people and circumstances into your life. In essence you have an “attractor factor” that you possess in that allow you to not only generate positive and successful outcomes, but can attract many more into your life. The goal is to ramp up your frequencies toward positive expectations and outcomes. You do not have to have an addiction to start creating good habits and lifestyles.

The best means of treating addiction is to encompass all aspects of the individual’s being, bio-psycho-social, so no area is left out. Healing and recovery is truly a process of “mind (spirit) over matter,” where one realizes true fulfillment and the ability to overcome bitterness is derived inward, rather than just the mere avoidance of the alcohol or substance of choice. The greatest battle most people will ever engage in is the war waged between their ears–their conflicted thoughts. And this battle is usually over when one begins to create permanent, positive and lasting change!

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