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The history of Karachi’s Homi Katrak Chambers

If you head to Clifton after passing Sind Club and Frere Hall in Karachi, you’ll come to a traffic signal at Lilly Bridge, with a piece of history on its left: Homi Katrak Chambers. This stunning pre-Partition heritage building was bought by TPL Properties and will be converted into a luxury real estate complex. This is its story. Photo: Twitter/@annusraza The building’s story begins with a Zoroastrian businessman by the name of Kavasji Katrak. He came to India in the early 1900s and was base...
Tags: UK, Life, India, Heritage, Pakistan, Clifton, KARACHI, Pinto, St Johns, Yusuf, RAWALPINDI, Jamshed, Katrak Parsi Colony, Homi, Lever Brothers, Abdullah Haroon


Heading for the Beach

Today was only our third attempt this season to set a task to the northeast threading through airspaces and massive rivers and swamps and wildlife reserve areas. We really haven't attempted this in a good number of years until now.Larry set up a task that would thread the needle and take us to Hammock Beach north of Flagler Beach.I was pulled up first at 1:15 PM, an hour later than we had been launching the past week, and climbed quickly at 300 fpm to 4,300'. You need to have a lot of alti...
Tags: Orlando, Larry, St Johns, Pine Lake, Deland, Flagler Beach, Johns River, John Simon, Bob Lee, Lake Apopka, Wilotree Park, Hammock Beach, Seminole State Forest, Tomoka Wildlife, Lake Dias, Caraway Lake


Rider’s letter to PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly calls out conditions on N Williams

Video still from Chris H’s camera shows a man driving in the bike lane on North Williams. Watch it below. [Note from publisher: I was CC’d on the letter below to Portland Bureau of Transportation Commissioner Chloe Eudaly this morning. It’s from a reader named Chris H.] Dear Commissioner Eudaly, Last night, as I was riding down N Williams, I noticed a motorist move into the bike lane and start driving down the bike lane because they felt that they didn’t need to wait in the motorist-only lane. ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Williams, Portland, Chris, Rosa Parks, St Johns, Portland Bureau of Transportation, N Williams Ave, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, N Williams, Chris H, Chloe Eudaly


Cameron Whitten: Why I’m running for Metro District 5

Cameron Whitten.(Photo: Whitten For Oregon) This post was written by Cameron Whitten. You might also be interested in a similar post from another candidate in this race, Chris Smith. “As a street kid, I didn’t have the money to afford my own housing, let alone a car or bus fare.” My journey to becoming a lifelong cyclist is a unique one. As a child, my home life was filled with emotional and physical abuse. The pain I experienced at a young age felt like a crushing weight on my aspirati...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, North, East Coast, Metro, Chris Smith, Election 2020, Portland State University, CRC, St Johns, North Portland


Arrest in St. Johns hit-and-run and prison sentence for crash on N Willamette

Damage from the scene of 2018 crash on North Willamette Blvd.(Photo: PPB) We have updates on two crashes that claimed the lives of two people in 2017 and 2018. Today the Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County District Attorney announced major developments in cases that involved fatal traffic crashes in north Portland. The PPB says they’ve arrested a man for the death of Daniel Ramsey, who was struck while walking across North Fessenden Street on November 26th, 2017. 22-year-old Luis Silva ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Hillsboro, St Johns, Portland Police Bureau, Alma, Barns, Jonathan Maus, Fatal Collisions, North Willamette Blvd, Calum Breitenberg, Jason Barns, Breitenberg, North Fessenden Street


Things to do in Crystal River, FL

Crystal River, Florida, may be the world’s only manatee town. While the world has plenty of college towns and ski towns and government towns, this town of just over 3,100 has a booming economy based on… sea cows. That’s because the consistently warm waters in Kings Bay — which runs through Crystal River — make it a hotspot for manatees in the winter. And it is the only place in the world where you can get right in and swim alongside them. From about November to March, the city teems with to...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Massachusetts, US, America, David, Elvis Presley, Miami, Gulf Coast, Manatees, Gulf of Mexico, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, All, Amy


A lower speed limit on St. Johns Bridge? Maybe

A very sad sharrow in a stressful riding environment. The least ODOT can do is lower the speed limit. (And just FYI, that sidewalk is very narrow and is not technically wide enough for bicycle users and walkers to share.) I have good news to share regarding a little advocacy effort in St. Johns. Remember how the Oregon Department of Transportation lowered the speed limit on the St. Johns Bridge to 25 mph during a recent construction project? They told me the rationale was to protect vulnerable ...
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Front Page, Speed, Cycling, Portland, St Johns, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Willamette River, St Johns Bridge, Johns Bridge, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Bureau of Transportation PBOT


Summerset gets green light for St Johns village, buys Canterbury land

Summerset Group says it has been given the green light by the Environment Court to build its proposed retirement village in St Johns, Auckland and that it has bought land in the Selwyn district southwest of Christchurch for a new... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Canterbury, Christchurch, St Johns, Environment Court, Selwyn, Summerset Group, Summerset, St Johns Auckland




Weekend Event Guide: Chris King Open House, coast range gravel, wrestling ride, and more

Fall colors on N Willamette Blvd.(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland) Time to get your weekend plans in order. The forecast calls for more of this wonderful (but chilly!) sunshine that’s been making the leaves pop in all their fall glory. This Eugene-built Co-Motion in matte blue with mango Chris King components and a Pinion gearbox was one of the more interesting bikes at last year’s Chris King Open House.(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland) Check out our selections below and don’t forget to pack an...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Eugene, St Johns, Washington Park, Nehalem River, Chris King, Jonathan Maus, Pinion, Weekend Event Guide, Gladys Bikes, Lucky Lab Beer Hall, N Willamette Blvd Photos


Just Waiting Around...

Hurricane Dorian can't seem to make up its mind on whether or not it wants to pay my neighborhood a visit. Originally, it was supposed to swing by on Sunday... then Monday... now maybe Tuesday night or Wednesday... man that thing is slow. I obviously joke uneasily, as I know it's unfortunately having its way with the Bahamas right now. Locally, people have been in a bit of unrest since last Thursday. Runs on groceries and gas. Folks moving all their stuff out of harm's (& wind's) way. Don't g...
Tags: Florida, Sport, Fishing, Bahamas, Fishing Reports, Don, Fenwick, Michael Agneta, Neighborhood Ponds, St. Johns, Bluegill


Flight data box recovered after Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river

Plane chartered by US military arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 143 onboard when it slid into St Johns riverUS federal investigators on Saturday began searching for what caused a Boeing jetliner with 143 people on board to slide off a runway into a shallow river while landing at a Jacksonville, Florida military base during a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people. The Boeing 737-800 chartered by the US military was arriving from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 136 passengers and seven crew member...
Tags: Florida, Guantanamo Bay, US, US news, Plane Crashes, Cuba, Boeing, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Florida, St Johns


Passengers escape after plane skids off runway into river in Jacksonville

Boeing 737 was landing at a naval airport when it ended up in the St Johns river but 143 passengers and crew survive All 143 passengers and crew have escaped after a Boeing 737 plane skidded off a runway and landed in a river during a “terrifying” attempted landing at an airport in Jacksonville, Florida. Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Plane Crashes, Air transport, Airline Industry, Boeing, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Florida, St Johns


Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, 21 hurt

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that all 21 of the injured were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in good condition. The plane, a chartered Boeing 737-800 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 136 passengers and seven crew members, crashed into the St. Johns river at the end of the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville at about 9:40 p.m. local time, a spokesman for the Florida air base said. Every person is alive and accounted for," the sheriff'...
Tags: Florida, News, Cuba, Boeing, St Johns, Jacksonville Sheriff s Office, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Naval Air Station Jacksonville


The crisis continues: 6-year-old injured by driver while walking across SE Division

The driver sped around stopped cars and struck the girl in the bike lane on the left. (Note that the westbound bike lane on the right is protected.) Another person has been hit trying to walk across a notoriously dangerous street in Portland. This time it was a six-year-old girl who was walking with her mom on Southeast Division Avenue. According to the Portland Police Bureau it happened yesterday evening just after 6:00 pm at the intersection of 107th and Division: Preliminary information ...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, St Johns, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Ted Wheeler, Jonathan Maus, Northeast Broadway, Rosa Parks Way, Se Division, Chloe Eudaly, Eudaly, BP Headlines


‘Young and the Restless’ actor Kristoff St. John’s death in Woodland Hills ruled accidental

WOODLAND HILLS — Actor Kristoff St. John, who starred in the long-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” died from heart disease and the effects of an accidental alcohol overdose. St. John was found dead at his home on the 23000 block of Morea Way in the Woodland Hills area about 2 p.m. Feb. 3, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. An alcohol overdose was being investigated as a possible cause of death, the LAPD said. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office listed St. John’s ...
Tags: Celebrities, News, La, Sport, Fbi, LA River, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Cbs, John, Naacp, Lapd, Alex Trebek, St John, Feb


March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament West Region breakdown

Defense wins championships, the old saying goes, but high-powered offenses could ultimately dominate the West Region of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Three of the top 13 scoring teams in the country will battle in the West Region, led by No. 1 seed Gonzaga. The Bulldogs have the highest-scoring offense in the country at 88.8 points per game, but were held to a season-low 47 points in the West Coast Conference tournament final in an upset loss to Saint Mary’s. Sixth-seeded Buffalo ranks fifth in t...
Tags: Florida, Montana, Virginia, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, SEC, San Jose, Michigan, Nevada, Buffalo, Syracuse


Thieve steal seven bikes from Block Bikes in St. Johns

Block Bikes owner Ben Helgren is on the lookout for seven bikes after being hit by thieves on Sunday night (3/10). In a post on his Facebook page, Helgren said the theft happened after the shop celebrated its sixth anniversary over the weekend. “As a small local business, our margins aren’t as big as some of the other shops and this certainly makes a dent right as the season is starting,” he wrote. The thieves grabbed seven, yet-to-be assembled Marin bikes from the shop’s storage trailer. Here...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Marin, Fairfax, St Johns, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, BikeIndex, BP Headlines, Ben Helgren, Block Bikes, Helgren, Marin Muirwoods


Thieves steal seven bikes from Block Bikes in St. Johns

Block Bikes owner Ben Helgren is on the lookout for seven bikes after being hit by thieves on Sunday night (3/10). In a post on his Facebook page, Helgren said the theft happened after the shop celebrated its sixth anniversary over the weekend. “As a small local business, our margins aren’t as big as some of the other shops and this certainly makes a dent right as the season is starting,” he wrote. The thieves grabbed seven, yet-to-be assembled Marin bikes from the shop’s storage trailer. Here...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Marin, Fairfax, St Johns, Bike Shops, Jonathan Maus, BikeIndex, BP Headlines, Ben Helgren, Block Bikes, Helgren, Marin Muirwoods


ODOT’s I-5 widening project weathers severe opposition at first public hearing

ODOT Region 1 Director Rian Windsheimer and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly listened to two hours of testimony last night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a public hearing held last night in the Oregon Convention Center, a wide array of Portlanders voiced detailed and passionate opposition to the I-5 Rose Quarter project. “I don’t necessarily think fixing this poorly designed interchange on I-5 is a terrible idea. We’re not adding capacity at either end of it. We’re trying to clear u...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Francisco, Sawyer, Chu, St Johns, Rian, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Aaron Brown, Rippey


ODOT’s I-5 widening project roundly rejected at first public hearing

ODOT Region 1 Director Rian Windsheimer and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly listened to two hours of testimony last night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a public hearing held last night in the Oregon Convention Center, a wide array of Portlanders voiced detailed and passionate opposition to the I-5 Rose Quarter project. “I don’t necessarily think fixing this poorly designed interchange on I-5 is a terrible idea. We’re not adding capacity at either end of it. We’re trying to clear u...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Francisco, Sawyer, Chu, St Johns, Rian, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Aaron Brown, Rippey


Advocates say it’s a perfect time to invest in ‘Safe Routes to the Slough’

There are great places to ride on and beyond the Columbia Slough. Getting to them should be much easier.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) With Metro laying groundwork on two major funding initiatives, advocates with the 40-Mile Loop say the time is now to make a substantial investment in the paths, roads, and trails that get people to the Columbia Slough Watershed. Retired Portland Parks & Recreation manager Jim Sjulin is shopping around a concept known as Safe Routes to the Slough. Accord...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Metro, Slough, St Johns, Troutdale, Columbia Slough, Jonathan Maus, 40 Mile Loop, Kelley Point Park, BP Headlines, Peninsula Crossing Trail, Columbia Slough Trail, Jim Sjulin


Augsburg beats St. Johns's 2-1 in four-overtime MIAC hockey championship

Host Augsburg posted a 2-1, four-overtime victory over St. John's for the MIAC men's championship late Saturday night in the second-longest game in Division III men's hockey history.
Tags: John, Augsburg, St Johns, MIAC, Host Augsburg


Advocates, residents see Highway 30 paving project as chance for safer bicycling

Highway 30 has potential to be a direct route from downtown Portland to St. Johns. Unfortunately its bike access is abysmal.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Anyone who’s ridden a bicycle on Highway 30/St. Helens Road between northwest Portland and the St. Johns Bridge understands why it has the moniker “Dirty 30”. With a major paving project in the pipeline, ODOT has a chance to change that bad reputation. The narrow, unprotected bike lanes are almost always strewn with gravel and all m...
Tags: US, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, John, Ada, Sarah Taylor, Helen, PPS, St Johns, Springville, Chris Jones, Kocher, Germantown


New Steel Bridge Skatepark would create plaza destination in Old Town

View of proposed plaza looking north from Everett Street.(Images: DAO Architecture) There’s a renewed effort to build an urban plaza and skatepark at the west end of the Steel Bridge. The location — a vacant lot bordered by NW Naito Parkway, 1st Avenue, and Everett — is at the intersection of several key existing and future bike routes including the upcoming Flanders Neighborhood Greenway. Overhead view of the site (in color). Architects and advocates from Skaters for Portland Skateparks ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Skateboarding, Parks, Old Town, East Side, Everett, Weiner, Sandy, St Johns, Rip City, Waterfront Park


New Steel Bridge Skatepark would create plaza destination on vacant lot in Old Town

View of proposed plaza looking north from Everett Street.(Images: DAO Architecture) There’s a renewed effort to build an urban plaza and skatepark at the west end of the Steel Bridge. The location — a vacant lot bordered by NW Naito Parkway, 1st Avenue, and Everett — is at the intersection of several key existing and future bike routes including the upcoming Flanders Neighborhood Greenway. Overhead view of the site (in color). Architects and advocates from Skaters for Portland Skateparks ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Skateboarding, Parks, Old Town, East Side, Everett, Weiner, St Johns, Rip City, Waterfront Park, Union Pacific Railroad


13-year old struck by driver and seriously injured while walking across North Fessenden

Intersection of Richmond and Fessenden where the collision occurred. Last Thursday evening a young north Portland resident was hit and seriously injured while walking across Fessenden Street in St. Johns. A source tells us she suffered multiple broken bones and major lacerations to her face. The collision has added fuel to the fire of many local residents who’ve been pushing for safety updates in the area for many years. Neighborhood advocates plan to attend a meeting of the St. Johns Neighbor...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Hawk, Citizens, Richmond, Newlands, St Johns, Burr, Allegheny Avenue, New York Avenue, St Louis Avenue, Seneca Street


PBOT’s $2.1 million plans to tame dangerous section of N Columbia Blvd

PBOT rendering of new crossing of N Columbia Blvd at Bank, just outside George Middle School. Prior to the start of the school year in 2016, the dangerous section of North Columbia Blvd near George Middle School in St. Johns was on the city’s radar as a “high crash corridor”; but there wasn’t any momentum or urgency to make it safer. That all changed when then 15-year-old Bradley Fortner was hit and seriously injured by a driver while walking to school. Now, three years later, the Portland Bur...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Columbia, Oregon House, St Johns, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Tina Kotek, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland City Council, Midway, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Fortner, North Columbia Blvd


'Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers' Brings Forth a Time When, Unlike Today, Women Made Lots of Movies

None During the first 30 years of cinema, when the frontiers were open and the language of film reinvented itself every day, more women were involved in producing and directing films than at any time until this century. A new box set is devoted to demonstrating this and attempting to explain why that gravy train ground to a halt as America's commercial industry consolidated in Hollywood. Among the many silent film packages issued in 2018, the crowning glory is Kino Lorber's magnificently curat...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, Hollywood, Molly, India, US, America, Ireland, North Dakota, Jane Austen, Algeria, Silent Film, Library Of Congress, Oscar Wilde, Gaumont


Tenants in $1200 per week Auckland 'executive' home win $4k payout, landlord warned

Tenants paying $1200/week for an executive property in an affluent Auckland suburb won $4000 and a reprimand for their absentee, offshore landlord about obligations under New Zealand law.The Tenancy Tribunal awarded St Johns tenant... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Auckland, St Johns