first_img LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. – Will Smith is diving head first into turning 50.The actor will mark his milestone birthday Tuesday by bungee jumping from a helicopter in northern Arizona.It will be livestreamed on his YouTube channel .The stunt is being billed as a leap “in the heart of the Grand Canyon.”However, the “Fresh Prince” will not jump at Grand Canyon National Park but over a smaller gorge on the Navajo Nation.The tribe’s reservation borders the east rim of the national park.In a YouTube video posted earlier this month, Smith recalled visiting the Grand Canyon as a child but being terrified to walk up to the edge.The event also raised money for charity with an online lottery for a chance to watch the jump in person. Will Smith to make birthday bungee jump near Grand Canyon File – In this April 29, 1999, file photo, Robbie Knievel leaves his jump sight on the Hualapai Reservation in Ariz., after deciding not to make the Grand Canyon Death Jump due to high winds and cold weather. When actor Will Smith turns 50 on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, he will jump head-first into the big milestone. The “Fresh Prince” plans to bungee jump from a helicopter over a gorge just outside Grand Canyon National Park. His birthday activity is the latest in a vast history of outrageous stunts staged in and around one of the world’s seven natural wonders. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File) center_img by The Associated Press Posted Sep 25, 2018 10:43 am PDT Last Updated Sep 25, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

COMMUNITY REPORT Crack in the Wakama Road at Castle Bruce

first_imgShareTweetSharePinA sizeable crack in the middle of a section of the recently-resurfaced Wakama RoadThe Wakama Road in Castle Bruce which was featured recently in a story on DNO about development projects in the village, has come under scrutiny again.The road was resurfaced about three weeks ago and UWP president Isaac Baptiste accused the government of “hurriedly” paving, in three days, “a road which had been non-motorable for years”, to facilitate the launch of the Labour Party candidate for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Octavia Alfred, on May 19, 2019.Now, a crack has appeared in the middle of a section of the newly-resurfaced roadMany Castle Bruce residents, though happy that the road had been resurfaced, had some concerns about the project. One of those concerns was the blocking of a drain which for years, had been diverting water from above away from the road surface. As a result of the blockage, the water is forced to run along the edge of the road and could result in the erosion of that section of the road and cause land slippage.With the hurricane season just beginning, this is a major concern for Castle Bruce residents. Over the weekend, the area experienced a long spell of heavy rain after which residents noticed the crack in the middle of the road near one of the recently built walls and reported the matter to their parliamentary representative. Some have expressed concern about the risk of driving on the road in its cracked state.DNO reached out to the Ministry of Public Works for comment but we were not able to talk to anyone in authority.However, a representative of Jack Gaddakhan, whose company was contracted to do the resurfacing, told DNO that the company would look into the matter and fulfill its obligation to have the problem fixed.Residents are concerned about the possibility of land slippage along the edge of the Wakama RoadCommunity Report gives you the opportunity to voice your opinion on matters that may affect you and your community. You can highlight anything from a local good deed to an issue that adversely impacts your community. We encourage you to provide evidence that supports your claims. This can be done via the use of photos or other media.Send your report to news@dominicanewsonline.comlast_img read more