Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster

first_imgSearch on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “As a native to the area, I have been so encouraged to see how the locals and the nation as a whole have come together to help one another.“The NFL, at the end of the day, is a family that helps one another in times of need.”Meanwhile, Texans owner Bob McNair had pledged a $1 million donation to a separate flood relief fund, which the NFL Foundation vowed to match.Also on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys said that all proceeds from their NFL pre-season game against Watt and the Texans at AT&T Stadium on Thursday would go towards the disaster relief fund.Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots — who won the Super Bowl in Houston in February — pledged to match $1 million in donations to the American Red Cross relief fund for victims of Harvey.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’ll be back’ says Thomas as Celtics-Cavs wrangle MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal People walk through the flooded waters of Telephone Rd. in Houston on August 27, 2017 as the US fourth city city battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. AFPLos Angeles, United States — The National Basketball Association and player’s union donated $1 million to the Texas flood disaster relief effort on Tuesday, adding to the millions already raised across the US sports world since the deadly weather system battered the region.In a join statement, the NBA and NBA Players Association (NBAPA) said it was donating the cash to “bring relief to those impacted.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “Our thought are with the city of Houston and all those affected by flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” the statement said.The statement came after news reports said that Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander had donated $10 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing,” the Rockets said in a statement. “… Please stay safe, Houston.”Rockets point guard Chris Paul made a separate donation of $50,000 to a fund created by NFL star J.J. Watt, who plays for the Houston Texans. Watt’s fund had raised $500,000 in a 24-hour period and has now surged past $4 million, Watt said on Twitter on Tuesday.The defensive star said the fundraising drive on the YouCaring.com website was now targeting a total of $5 million.“Forty-eight hours ago we set out to raise 200 grand. And now we’re over $4 million…I can’t say thank you enough,” Watt said.Donors to the fund included Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk, who made a million dollar donation, the team said.“The flooding and devastation to the Houston area has been painful to watch,” Strunk said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View commentslast_img read more

Fort St John ranks sixth on 2020 list for Best Cities for Work in BC

first_img– Advertisement -Neighbouring cities to rank on the list include Dawson Creek at 27 and Prince George in 44th place. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BCBusiness Magazine has released its annual list for the ‘Best Cities for Work in British Columbia’ for 2020. Out of the 46 cities ranked, with one being the best city and 46 being the worst, Fort St. John came in at number six on the list for one of the ‘Best Cities for Work’. In 2019, Fort St. John ranked in 9th place. For the list, a total of 46 cities across B.C., with 10,000 or more permanent residents, were ranked based on 10 economic indicators with weightings ranging from 5 to 15 percent. Some of those indicators included items such as employment, commute times, and primary real estate value. Information for this ranking is based on Statistics Canada data.last_img read more