Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million to Flint Water Crisis Victims
13 August, 2017, 21:02 | Author: Laverne Higgins
Mars also issued a statement thanking the MI fans for supporting the cause. "As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again".
'It was not even a natural disaster - it's something that should've been prevented and could've been prevented, so it's just disgusting to think about the damages that these families and even kids have to go through with the lead poisoning, ' said the Bounce Back artist.
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The driver, identified as James Alex Fields, Jr ., is being charged with second degree murder and multiple other felony counts. Sessions said the federal investigation "will have the full support of the Department of Justice".
The water crisis which began in 2014 after a decision to change the city's water source caused high lead contamination to run through the veins of the city and affect the lives of the primarily Black and working class residents in the former factory town. Thousands of people in the city were exposed to the contaminated water, including children, and 12 people died in a Legionnaire's outbreak connected to the crisis.
Along with "24K Magic World Tour" promoter Live Nation, funds from ticket sales to the sold-out show will be redirected to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The river water was found to be 19 times more corrosive than water from Detroit causing lead poising in many of Flint's residents. The donation will be made to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Rapper Big Sean and R&B superstar Beyonce are among those who have donated to the foundation.
The S&P 500 index was down 18.45 points to 2,455.57 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 68.32 points to 6,284.01. The major averages all closed in positive territory, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq outperformed its counterparts.
Most of all, he hopes that he can repeat what he has done at his previous clubs and win the league in his second season. Meanwhile, Mourinho praised Lukaku after the match against Real Madrid, and he is likely to start upfront.
Investors also drew some encouragement from government data showing US inflation at the consumer level only inched higher in July. The reclusive state raised the stakes further with a detailed plan to send a salvo of missiles towards the USA territory of Guam.
With its current forecast track, the only impact to the United States will be some increased surf along the coast. A tropical depression in the western Atlantic is expected to become a tropical storm later today.
Quite surprisingly, Apple employees were split nearly evenly with 51 to 49 employees favouring Google's decision to fire Damore . In a recent Blind survey , majority of the employees from these firms voted against Google's decision to fire Damore .
The Premier League season started in incredible fashion, with two goals in a matter of minutes after the opening whistle. The 2017-18 Premiere League season started off with an absolute thriller between Arsenal and Leicester City on Friday.
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Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League last season to mask over their Premier League disappointment. West Ham may struggle on Sunday but Hernandez will have a point to prove against his former club.
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However, Arsenal and Liverpool could well have something to say about that, especially if the Wembley factor derails Spurs. Even though they showcased most of their flaws on Friday, you can't fault the spirit of Arsene Wenger's men.
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Klopp also said he had "nothing to say about this" when asked what Coutinho had said to him regarding the Barcelona interest. Miguel Britos equalised for Liverpool in the injury time of the game to rescue a point for Watford .
Expect a cloudy, hot and humid Sunday
Behind the front, high pressure will begin to build and settle across the region through Sunday leading to partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of showers tomorrow, with most of the area staying dry.