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nbc 10 news starts now. and right now at 11:00, decision 2016. the democratic candidates for president continue their push for pennsylvania. this is video of the afl-cio convention in center city where bernie sanders just finished talking to a crowd of union members and leaders. about two hours ago sanders held a news conference ahead of his speech. he talked about his support of working families and keeping jobs in the u.s. he said he wants everyone to remember one of the major themes of his campaign, creating an economy that works for all people not just the top 1%. >> -- that means raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, pay
equity for women workers, it means rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, that's our water systems, our waste water plants, roads, bridges, creating 13 million decent paying jobs. >> he also talked about the panama free trade agreement that's been in the news this week because of a leak that alleges tax evasions by politicians and businesses overseas. sanders says he opposed the agreement because he worried something like this might happen. and his visit comes just one day after hillary clinton appeared at the afl-cio convention. an important event before the three weeks before the primary. rejecting trade deals and boosting jobs. she started off her speech showing some love for the national champion villanova wildcats. >> bill and i both got home and we were watching it sitting on the edge of our seats. it was so exciting. it nearly made my husband forget and forgive villanova for
beating his alma mater georgetown back in 1985. >> the pennsylvania chapter of the afl-cio has yet to endorse a presidential candidate. this convention is an opportunity to hear directly from them. meanwhile, bill clinton will also be in philadelphia today to campaign for his wife. the former president will speak to voters at an organizing event at the dorothy emanuel rec center in the city's cedar brook neighborhood. on the republican side ted cruz is campaigning in new york. less than two weeks before that state's primary. you're looking at a live look right now from this rally in scotia. cruz is hoping to continue his momentum after beating donald trump in the wisconsin primary earlier this week. and republican donald trump spoke to more than 10,000 people at a rally last night in his home state of new york. he told the crowd in long island he can beat hillary clinton in the general election. and he took aim at republican rival ted cruz for his criticism of new york values. take a look. >> you remember during the debate when he started lecturing
me on new york values like we're no good? and i started talking to him about the world trade center, the bravery, the incredible bravery of everybody -- >> police estimate there were about 1,000 protesters at last night's rally. officers arrested at least two people who got into a fight. the new york primary is slated for april 19th. and pennsylvania voters are poised to play a key role in choosing the next president. 210 delegates are up for grabs in the state's democratic primary. and there are 71 delegates in the republican contest. the pennsylvania primary is less than three weeks away on april 26th. and keep track of decision 2016. news on the free nbc 10 app read up on all the candidates and see an updated delegate count. we also send out news straight from the campaign trail as it happens. the showdown over the future of atlantic city is shaping up right now in trenton. a state assembly committee is
considering a measure to help keep the cash-strapped city from shutting down. nbc 10's deanna durante is monitoring the hearing in our digital operation center. good morning, deanna. >> good morning, vai. that hearing has just begun. lawmakers are continuing to debate what's the best way to get atlantic city out of its money troubles. an assemblyman trying to get his bill passed he says it will help protect jobs and get atlantic city out of the fiscal mess. the plan is being pitched in trenton right now. city officials have said the city would be out of money by friday. and they'd have to shut down city operations keeping only essential staff working, but they wouldn't be getting paid. yesterday city council ordered a new pay cycle for the employees there. so they'll be paid on friday, but not again until may. that will allow the city to collect may property taxes and use those funds to try and stay afloat, while state senators have passed a governor christie-backed plan to bailout atlantic city, the plan is one that the mayor has said he does
not support. now, the mayor and the governor were both in atlantic city yesterday talking about the city's issues. and the two did not meet. instead, they offered dueling press conferences on the issue. >> because there's no purpose in meeting with a liar. >> if we do a bankruptcy, it's not an atlantic city bankruptcy, it's a chris christie bankruptcy. he's forcing us into -- he's starving us. >> now, critics of the plan that's already been passed by the senate say it is an attack on organized labor. they say the plan christie supports would give the state power over collective bargaining. the plan being talked about right now would create benchmarks for the city and put local officials on a committee to try and cut spending and get the city's money problems straightened out. but this bill does not have the support of governor christie who has taken to twitter just within the last couple of minutes calling it irresponsible. live in the digital operations center, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> it's a soggy morning throughout our area, but fans of
the wilmington blue rocks are excited to play ball later tonight. it's the team's home opener as we look at the stadium along i-95. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley is here. bill, i heard you mention earlier there's a chance that game might be in jeopardy? >> yeah, we're still expecting to see showers this eching in wilmington and in philadelphia too, and steadier rain moving in well before game time at just after 6:00. good thing they have the infield covered. our entire area is covered by clouds. that is how it's been all morning, but we're starting to see a few rain drops on the lens. there's one. just some light rain moving past the nbc 10 studios. but there's steady rain in the western suburbs and northeastern pennsylvania now. bensalem seeing some of that light rain, belmar, new jersey, and steady rain pushed into bucks county. but look what's on the way. look at that line of some heavier downpours. this is moving through the baltimore area. and it's moving fairly quickly. moving to the northeast at about 40 miles an hour. there are some heavy downpours.
the rainfall rate is close to three inches an hour, so we'll see some of that move into the area later this morning as we approach the noontime hour. and into the afternoon. and look at this. a mostly cloudy, rainy day. there could be some breaks of sunshine in around the 4:00 hour, but not everybody's going to see that. fortunately it is only going to be rain. look at the temperatures staying steady in the upper 50s and low 60s in spite of the wet weather. still some showers around at 7:00, but then we will get a break for tomorrow. good news because i understand there's a parade in center city. will be chillier too. i'll go through the forecast and seven-day when i'm back in a few minutes, vai. thank you, bill. investigators meanwhile are revealing more about a child pornography bust which includes the arrest of a south jersey teacher. police arrested thomas guzi jr. along with 50 other men as part of operation safeguard. he's accused of having more than 100 files of child important on his computer. he's now on leave from his job
as a teacher in vineland. investigators say they also found a video of guzzi installing a hidden video in the bathroom of the performers at the broadway theater in pitman. >> he has access to theater and access when most people weren't around. so it gave him opportunity. >> guzzi is now out on bail, but he cannot have contact with children. and new this morning, the city of philadelphia and the school districts say nearly all school boilers have passed inspection just months after one exploded. a report released this morning shows 542 boilers were tested by a third party, and 98 passed inspection. 11 boilers were taken offline until repairs are made. 10% of the district's boilers were not inspected because they are no longer used or they were already out of service for repairs. the district is on schedule to complete all repairs by next fall. and mayor kenney led a coalition calling for the inspections after a boiler at fs
ed monds elementary school exploded in january. a maintenance worker was treated for second and third degree burns. no children were hurt. the mayor's office says an investigation into the cause of the explosion is expected to be completed in six to eight weeks. and the pennsylvania state house could vote next week on a bill to place new restrictions on abortion. the house voted against a motion to delay consideration of the bill for two months, so now it will go forward next week. the bill would prohibit elective abortions after 20 weeks. the current law allows the procedure up to 24 weeks. if the bill passes the house, it will go to the senate. democratic governor tom wolf has vowed to veto the bill. meanwhile today, pennsylvania governor tom wolf will sign two executive orders to prohibit lgbt discrimination. the executive orders would ban state agencies from discriminating people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. wolf also called on legislature
to pass nondiscrimination legislation. the governor says he wants to make clear that pennsylvania is inclusive, welcoming and open for business for everyone. also happening today, the philadelphia gay news celebrates its 40th anniversary. the publication will unveil a commemorative 40th anniversary edition at a special reception tonight at the pennsylvania academy of fine arts. the paper has focused on philadelphia's lgbt community for four decades. and its work has been nominated for a pulitzer prize. time now for a check on the roads with nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. jessica, what are you seeing out there? >> actually, vai, we're doing really great. in terms of delays we don't have much. and we don't have many big accident scenes right now. we are watching a litling bit of rain here is the blue route. starting to accumulate on the lens. southbound from schuylkill to the 95 only a 16 minute trip. most of the same on majors in new jersey. this is 295 around the black
horse pike. little bit of a hazy condition out there as well, so maybe some reduced visibility later. but what we really care about right now is thatville know tra u va parade and that starts tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. here are some details. on 20th and market street that's where it's going to begin. it's going to end at dilworth park after heading eastbound from 20th and market. watch for closures though. there's going to be a lot if you make your way out the door in center city around tomorrow afternoon 15th and 23rd and 15th between jfk and chestnut street. market street cross traffic between 16th and 22nd street will also be closed, but they will resume on a rolling basis. so as the parade moves on through, they will open back up as long as it's safe. watch out for the no parking signs. now, that will be in effect from 6:00 a.m. starting tomorrow morning until 5:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. and there will be no parking along those parade routes or you will be towed. it's going to be market street between 15th and 23rd, and 15th street between jfk boulevard and chestnut street. so plan accordingly, it's going to be a fun morning, vai.
thank you, jessica. more traffic news happening today you'll get a chance to offer suggestions for making the roosevelt boulevard safer and more accessible. it's part of a program called route for change. it's a partnership between the city, septa and penndot. the first of several publy forums is tonight at the four-poin four-poin four-points sheraton. and a suspect still on the loose in last month's suicide bombings in the brussels airport, the search is on. and preparing for a parade, what you need to know before heading to center city to celebrate villanova's national championship and the brand new nova souvenir i just got my hands on. we'll show it to you. the temperature warming up in spite of what you see here. clouds and now some rain drops. this is the view from the comcast center in center city. 61 degrees. and the rain is going to be intensifying as we go into the afternoon. look at the seven-day forecast and the weekend when we come back.
we're following breaking news out of greenville, south carolina this morning. that's where a raging church fire is filling the air with smoke and flames. the fire started in a fellowship building behind the main sanctuary just before 9:00 this morning and spread into the steeple and main building. we're working to find out if anybody was hurt. and prosecutors in belgium are appealing to the public for any information on the surviving suspect in the brussels airport
bombings. authorities are hoping someone may have filmed or photographed the man in the hat seen in this image. he was with two suicide bombers who died in the explosions last month. prosecutors say he walked out of the airport and then into downtown brussels where he disappeared. 16 people were killed in the airport attack. another 16 died in an explosion at a subway station in brussels that same day. and happening today, president obama's going back to school to try to win support for his supreme court nominee judge merrick garland. the president will speak at the university of chicago law school, where he once taught constitutional law. he chose the chicago native to replace the late justice antonin scalia. today the president calls on congress to conduct a hearing on his nominee. well, attributes continue for the national champion villanova wildcats this morning. we are hearing the call president obama placed to head
coach jay wright. pretty interesting. take a listen. >> your team showed grit and, you know, really high character team throughout the thing. it was a pleasure to watch. and congratulate all of them. and tell jenkins that he looked pretty cool out there. taking that shot. >> chris jenkins of course. the white house posted the video of the call on his facebook page. the president told coach wright he's looking forward to having the team visit the white house so he can congratulate them in person, probably in the rose garden. the players meanwhile are finally getting a chance to relax. >> i stayed in my room basically all day, ate some ice cream. you know, watched the tv show "o.j." and played xbox. that's really all i did. >> spent it in the bed. for the most part trying to relax and catch up on some sleep. >> now they won't have long to rest. the team has a big parade to attend tomorrow afternoon in center city. now, all classes are canceled at
villanova tomorrow, so students can attend the team's victory parade in center city. now, the parade begins at 1:00 tomorrow at 20th and market streets. from there the parade runs five blocks to dilworth park in front of city hall. and there will be road closures along the way that could impact traffic throughout our area. you might want to keep that in mind. no parking signs are already going up along the parade route. the city's encouraging parade goers to use public transportation if they can to get to center city. septa's adding capacity on the marke market/frankford line, brad street line and norristown high speed line that provides service from villanova. and check this out. i'm holding an official villanova title basketball. only 5,000 of these were made. and the proceeds from the sales will benefit the make a wish foundation. for more information on how you can get your hands on one of these basketballs, head to nbc10.com or check out the nbc 10 app. pretty cool, huh? now your nbc 10 first alert
weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> started as a dribble, but now we're seeing steadier rain move into the area. and a rainy day is ahead. we could see a few breaks of sunshine later on, but there's plenty of wet weather to go through before we get a few breaks of sunshine. and heavy downpours are possible this afternoon. some areas may pick up more than an inch of rainfall. and cold this weekend. and possibly more wet weather on saturday. there is a chance of snow and rain. so a big drop in the temperatures. this morning we're holding pretty steady 54 in reading, philadelphia 60 and cape may mostly cloudy skies and 57. eventually get some rain at the shore too. right now the clouds are blowing through the area with the steady southerly wind. we've seen gusts of 35 miles an hour in south jersey where it's light rain right now in gloucester and camden counties. streaming into bucks county, but look at the rain that is just to our southwest that is quickly
moving into new castle county and chester county. we'll get some heavier downpours this afternoon. you can also see the tail end of it, so this first batch of rain will move through. and then we're looking at scattered showers as the day goes on. so big system to the north it's producing snow. that cold air that's producing this snow, well, that's going to drive this system into our area for the weekend, at least the first half. you see some snow showers and some rain in minnesota, and that's what we're seeing for saturday. sunday it's a different story. weal get some sunshine. for today your hour by hour forecast look at that, that first line moves through by 2:00 in the afternoon it tapers off. we may even see those breaks of sunshine, brief though they may be, there is more wet weather as we go into the evening hours though. there you can see a nice break of sunshine at 4:00 this afternoon. but just as they're getting ready to take the field in wilmington for the blue rocks at 6:00 tonight, there's a line of rain that will come through. might get a break and then a
chance of more showers at 8:00 in the evening. and continuing into 9:00, possibly even 10:00. so may not get the game in tonight. we will watch radar through the day. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, a chance of some heavy downpours north and west, even a possibility of some thunder and lightning. that's not going to be widespread. the temperatures in the 50s for bensalem, fleetwood and pennsburg. most of the day we'll be hovering in the upper 50s and low 60s. top out in the low 60s again in the afternoon with a few breaks of sunshine. and at the shore, yes, you'll get some rain and wind. this is where we've seen the stronger winds during the day. 60 for cape may, millville and 61 in smyrna. and steady temperatures as we go into the afternoon steady rainfall as well for philadelphia, malvern and wilmington in the upper 50s today. seven-day forecast does have some changes and you'll feel them tomorrow. after a wet and windy day today, thunderstorms are a possibility and high temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s.
the winds gusting to 35 miles an hour this afternoon. here's your seven-day forecast. 41 tomorrow, 54 breezy chilly one for the parade, but i think it's going to be dry. different story on saturday. snow and then rain. we could see a dusting on grassy surfaces, better chance of that to the north. and sunshine is back on sunday. and a warmup next week. but we'll have showers moving in later monday and tuesday. all right, thank you, bill. gaga and the v.p., the unlikely duo teaming up later today for a very important cause. and later, a commute so many drivers won't soon forget. the heart stopping moments as a child falls out of a moving van. and wait until you see what happens next.
three democrats running for the party's nomination in the primary election for pennsylvania attorney general will square off tonight. northampton district attorney john morganelli, josh sap ro and stephen zappala. we're putting the final touches on the debate stage here in our studios. join us tonight at 7:00. my colleague nbc 10 anchor tracy davidson will moderate that debate which you can watch right here on nbc 10 or on the nbc 10 app. republicans will choose between two candidates montgomery county based state senator john raferty
jr. and former police officer joe peters. up next, shutdown showdown. we are closely monitoring developments happening right now in atlantic city as state leaders consider new plan to save the resort town from bankruptcy. plus, a teen refuses to do her homework and it's a move many people are saying took a lot of class. we'll explain the controversy over the assignment just ahead. vo: president obama endorses katie mcginty for u.s. senate, calling her "a champion for working families." the 9th of 10 kids, her dad's union pension and social security
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city's cedar brook neighborhood. and pennsylvania governor tom wolf will sign two executive orders to prohibit lgbt discrimination today. the executive order would ban state agencies from discriminating against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. and the showdown over the future of atlantic city is shaping up right now in trenton. a state assembly committee is now hearing a debate over which method is best to bailout a.c. nbc 10's deanna durante has been following that hearing in our digital operations center. deanna. >> vai, the city has said it would run out of cash and not be able to make payroll after tomorrow, but atlantic city council stepped in changing the payroll structure. now, a north jersey assemblyman has proposed a different state bailout plan, one he says differs from the senate-backed plan. he's pitching his idea right now in trenton. the state assembly members are hearing that plan from vincent preato. he wants to create a committee designed to cut spending and work on the city's finances.
the bill is met with opposition from governor chris christie because he wants a total state takeover or nothing. atlantic city's mayor is in trenton to talk about this latest plan. the senate has already passed a plan backed by christie, but the mayor says this new bill is better for organized labor. governor chris christie has taken to twitter saying anything but a full state takeover is irresponsible. live in the digital operations center, deanna durante, nbc 10 news. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> and we've got wet weather throughout our area this morning as we take a live look at citizens bank ballpark. down in south philadelphia. overcast skies there. nbc 10 first alert meteorologist bill henley has our forecast. hey, bill. >> hey, vai. we've got rain today, but over the weekend it gets a lot colder. we could actually see some snow. but for today no chance of that happening. that is light rain that's falling in the city. heavier downpours just to the west will be moving in. and through it all windy conditions. look at those winds as we go into the afternoon. they'll finally die down a little bit at 7:00, but we've got plenty of rain.
we could see anywhere from a third to an inch of rain in our area. then it will clear out. for tomorrow we'll get some sunshine and the cold starts to settle in. got to look at the potential for snow over the weekend when i come back, vai. crews are working to clear away the damage left behind by a tornado in georgia. this storm overturned and damaged trailers at this mobile home park. at least six people were hurt. emergency crews spent the early morning hours cutting away trees that were blocking roads. meanwhile in georgia, this woman walked away without a scratch after the storm pushed a tree onto her car. the woman was driving down a road when the tree fell. also brought down a power pole in the process. she was trapped inside this car. the power company crew had to cut the lines so that rescuers could get to her. she was checked out in an ambulance. and she is doing okay. miraculously. and philadelphia police just released this new video in hopes of catching the people behind a
robbery at a dunkin' donuts. authorities say three teenagers went into the store on north 52nd street in west philadelphia in the middle of the day back on march 26th. two teens acted as lookouts while the third pulled a gun on the cashier. they got away with money from the register. and this is new video of an attack on a young man inside a laundrom laundromat. police say several men punched and hit the victim on his head inside the luck laundromat last tuesday night. when the victim fell to the ground the attackers went through his pockets. they took his iphone and $250. the victim was treated for cuts on his face and a possible broken jaw. los angeles police say charlie sheen is the subject of a felony threat investigation triggered by his exfiancee. excerpts from a secret audio recording was recently published online and in magazines, they appear to be of sheen confessing to having lied about his hiv
status. ross filed a civil lawsuit against sheen alleging he was violent towards her. he denies having been abusing and called ross an extortionist. the connecticut community shaken by a school shooting is on edge again after a teacher was found with a concealed gun at the school. we're talking about newtown middle school in the same town as sandy hook elementary. police have arrested jason adams and charged him with possession of a weapon. this morning he's on administrative leave. you may remember in 2012 a man shot and killed 20 first graders and 6 teachers at sandy hook elementary. happening today, vice president joe biden will team up with singer lady gaga to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. they'll take the stage together at the event in los angeles as part of the white house's it's on us campaign. biden urges people to support sexual assault victims and intervene when consent is questionable.
lady gaga has talked openly about being sexually assaulted when she was 19. she appeared with other survivors on stage at the oscars back in february. and a foundation that honors biden's late son and former attorney general beau biden says its new mission is to fight to protect child abuse. the beau biden foundation for the protection of children will educate adults about signs of abuse and prevention techniques. the foundation was formed after beau biden died last year. a young reporter in central pennsylvania is getting attention on facebook. she's only 9 years old, and already covering serious stories. >> i was able to inform the people that there is a terrible burge burgers. >> she reported on a murder in selinsgrove. soon after negative comments
flooded her facebook page questioning whether she should be covering violent crime. >> i'm disgusted that this little girl thinks she's a real journalist. what happened to tea parties? >> hillary says just because she's 9 doesn't mean she can't do a great story. and she's going to keep posting them. well, body image issues aren't uncommon during the teenage years. and now we're hearing of how an indiana teen refused to calculate her bmi as part of a school assignment. and it ended in a persuasive letter to her school. nbc's hoda kotb reports on how that action is prompting a conversation in being body positive. >> reporter: star eighth grade softball player tessa em bring is swinging for the fences both on and off the field. >> i am just beginning to love my body like i should, and i'm not going to let some outdated calculator in a middle school gym teacher tell me i'm obese, because i'm not. >> reporter: in this essay she slammed a homework assignment
asking her to calculate her body mass index, or bmi, as a measure of her health. >> my body and my bmi are perfect and beautiful just the way they are. >> the response from an eighth grade girl from indiana that she gave to a class assignment it's now gone viral. >> reporter: tessa hit a nerve as supporters cheered her on across the web saying, i wish i had her confidence, and bravo. >> some girls in my class had been labeled obese and overweight when they really weren't. including me. and i knew i wasn't obese. and i just felt like she shouldn't be letting us feel that way about ourselves when it's totally inaccurate. >> reporter: tessa argued that body mass index doesn't distinguish between muscle, fat and bone. so even athletes in perfect shape could be labeled obese. health experts say she has a point. >> bmi is just one small imperfect factor that you use when you assess someone's current health status and their
risk for disease. and it can be wrong in either direction when calculating someone's obesity. however, it's good that bmi is being talked about by the school because it's bringing attention to health and wellness. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, the school says all of our students are taught healthy habits in an effort to provide a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. and that the question regarding bmi was part of a larger assignment. the school praised tessa for starting a positive conversation, like some teenage girls tessa is outspoken about her struggle with body image. >> i was really proud of her for standing up for what she believes in. >> i could stand to lose a couple pounds, but i'm not necessarily obese. i make very healthy choices. shouldn't necessarily let one number define you. >> that was nbc's hoda kotb reporting. a child in china has only minor injuries after falling out of a moving minivan and being
run over by a car. we want to warn you this might be hard to watch. here's the surveillance camera that captured the scene. the minivan pulls into the intersection. you'll see the rear door open slowly, there it is. and the child falls out into traffic. the car right behind the minivan drives over the child but then stops. the child's family quickly realized what happened and got out of the minivan to rescue the child. and take a look at this mountain lion. it got itself into some trouble in montana. the big cat climbed to the top of a power pole and then got stuck there yesterday. wildlife officials tried to coax it down. and when that didn't work they tranquilized the cat and it fell to the ground. rescuers say it appears she wasn't hurt. and she'll be released back into the wild. a bizarre string of burglaries at a colorado restaurant has some people scratching their heads. for the third time in recent weeks someone has stolen thousands of dollars of provolone cheese from a restaurant in pueblo. the thief hit the same restaurant three times in six
weeks. the restaurant's manager says he wants to know what someone would do with that much cheese. >> the first time they came in they stole probably five or six boxes. the second time was eight to ten boxes. and now the 19 boxes. so i don't get it. there must be a black market for cheese that i don't know about. >> well, total loss to the restaurant $5,000. aramark announced this morning it's keeping its global headquarters right here in philadelphia, as we take a live look at their building in center city with the flag snapping there in the wind. the company was considering a move, but after assessing several potential cities decided to stay put in philadelphia. aramark is now in the process of selecting a specific site in the city for its world headquarters. in a statement this morning mayor kenney said he's ecstatic aramark decided to stay. a controversy involving a different trump, why a product designed by donald's daughter ivanka is being recalled.
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scarves are being recalled because they're too flammable. they were made in china and sold in the u.s. from october 2014 to january of this year. as part of his presidential campaign ivanka trump's father, donald trump, has criticized companies moved outside the u.s. and threatened to impose fines on chinese imports while acknowledging some of his products were made outside the u.s. the world's wealthiest are changing their spending habits, a combination of extreme stock market swings and nervousness about the u.s. presidential election and other factors are putting stress on companies that sell luxury items to these well-off consumers. cnbc's courtny reagan shows us why these companies may need to rethink their business strategies. >> reporter: it's an exclusive group, typically operating in quiet secrecy. but luxury brand executives came together at the french american luxury symposium in new york city to talk about the challenges facing the industry. luxury is defined by a number of factors including exclusivity,
heritage and of course price. but today's consumer and current mac macroeconomic influences are challenging the industry. >> tourism is particularly challenged. i think that the price of a barrel of oil, currency fluctuations, of course those two are related, but also uncertainty in the world. whether it's uncertainty about traveling due to fears of terrorism, uncertainty about a presidential election, uncertainty is bad for our business. >> reporter: much like other consumer groups, the categories that wealthy consumers are spending on is shifting more towards experiences. according to consultant firm bain and company, worldwide luxury sales in hospitality outpaced overall luxury sales growth last year, making it that much harder to convince even affluent consumers to spend money on material things. as some who know the industry well, think the showcasing of luxury goods lacks excitement. >> i think retailers have to make their stores more
interesting and more -- have a little more of a vision. brand needs to be bolder, connect conversations within department stores about how consumers are shopping. >> reporter: and while high prices for true luxury items are accepted among the affluent, he does think it takes decades of history to earn that privilege, meaning some brands prices are just too high. >> that was cnbc's courtney reagan reporting. if you like caribbean and latin inspired food and planning to eat out next week, you could satisfy your taste buds and help a good cause all at the same time. some of the area's top restaurants are participating in caribbean cuisine week. and here to tell us more is blaine stod ard from the young caribbean professionals network. blaine, thank you for coming in. >> vai, thanks for having me. it's been a couple years that we've been together and i'm happy to be back. >> it has been a couple years. all right, i probably ask this every time you come on, but just straighten it out for me.
caribbean or caribbean? >> caribbean. >> okay. caribbean. good. i'm already thinking about it, it's close to noon, tell us about what's in store for caribbean cuisine week and who's involved. >> well, this year we're back with some of our regular restaurants such as mixed dough. we have all five sabrinas now so you don't have an excuse to go out. there's a sabrinas in new jersey and -- there are three sabrinas in the city and one in the western suburbs in wynnwood, there's no excuse for you not to go out, vai, and have some great caribbean food. this year we have mixed dough, we have sabrinas, we have reef again down at third and south. and we have -- we're doing a kickoff event at zaffino's university city and that's on the 12th. the kickoff event is on the 12th of april and then the 13th, 14th and 15th you just go out and have a meal. and by just going to one of these restaurants and having a meal you're helping kids
disadvantaged kids who normally would not be able to afford the cost of coming to the penn relays to come to the penn relays from five caribbean nations. that's jamaica, trinidad, st. vincent, grenada and the bahamas. >> blaine, tell me more about that. because this is what this event is about. it's about reaching back those of you from the caribbean and others who are involved in the lives of these young people and sort of giving them -- lending them a hand helping them come here to participate in track and field, is that right? it's specific to that. >> yes. it's specific to that. but it's more than that. a lot of these kids when they come to run at the penn relays they're looking for an opportunity. you know, america is the land of opportunity despite what you hear on tv america is still the land of opportunity. and you can repeat that over and over again as much as you want. but the kids are coming, and they're looking for an opportunity to do their best. and to also run for their lives. and you say, blaine, what do you mean run for their lives? they're actually trying to win their race or do well in their
race so that somebody will notice them, maybe a college coach, maybe they can get a track scholarship or an academic scholarship to go to university in the united states. and that's one of the reasons why the kids from the caribbean run so fast. >> talking ability usain bolt, you name it, some of the best athletes ever. blaine, tell me how many kids are being helped with this? are they 20, 30, 40, a couple of hundred? how many exactly? >> we have well over 700 kids. we used to serve 2,100 hot meals a day. so we provide ground transportation, emergency medical, security, hospitality services. and we also provide food. and we serve -- we were serving up to 2,100 meals a day, three hot meals a day to all of these kids, but now we have more kids and more people and i just saw a memo that we're up to 3,000 hot meals a day. so the money that's raised from caribbean cuisine week helps to feed and to provide hospitality services for these kids that are
coming. >> blane, i love how you advocate for those kids. caribbean cuisine kicks off next saturday and runs until april 15th. for a link of participating websites go to our website at nbc10.com or our nbc 10 app. thanks so much for coming on. >> thank you so much, vai. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> ten minutes before noon and it is a rainy one this morning. winds and rain. so far most of the rain has been light, but we do have some heavier downpours that are getting ready to move towards philadelphia and some of the suburbs too. look at the temperature. that's moved up. we started in the 50s, now 61 degrees with winds gusting to 28 miles an hour. so southerly winds are helping to keep things warm even at the shore. not a lot of rain at the shore just yet, but you will see some showers there as well. the temperatures, no cold. little chilly in the pocono mountains, but look at the 60s for trenton, philadelphia,
dover, cape may right now is 58 degrees. and though every live picture we've looked at is just cloudy and with all these clouds it's hard to imagine some sunshine breaking through this afternoon. check this out. there you can see breaks in the clouds. these are the showers that are racing toward our area. that's light rain in philadelphia, but look at that line of heavier downpours. it's just a thin line. they're moving so quickly any downpours won't last that long. more likely to see some steadier moderate to heavy rain off to the north and west. that's where we'll likely see the heavier rain totals. could pick up half an inch in philadelphia, closer to an inch in the allentown area. while along the shore atlantic city gets off fairly lightly. futurecast shows we'll be drying out for tomorrow. 1:00 in the afternoon looks like we're in the clear for the villanova parade in center city. but watch what happens friday night. look what's moving in from the west. that's cold air and snow. and saturday may start with some snow and some rain in the area. then the snow pushes to the
north. and a brief snow shower late in the afternoon. not expecting much in the way of accumulation. maybe a dusting on the grass, a better chance of that happening to the north. for today too warm for anything other than rain. wet and windy, and a chance of a thunderstorm. that doesn't look all that likely this morning, or even this afternoon. most of the storms have been offshore. winds gusting to 35 miles an hour today. and a breezy, chilly day tomorrow. 54, partly to mostly cloudy skies and mainly dry on friday. but not saturday. we see those rain and snow showers, 45 degrees the high after a morning low of 35. nice that it's staying above freezing during the day on saturday. sunday it gets cold in the morning, 29 and chilly in the afternoon in spite of all that sunshine just 49 degrees. and we're watching for some rain later on monday. phillies home opener starts about 3:00 in the afternoon. it may start dry but it might not end dry. and then rain is likely on tuesday. but we finally dry out with sunshine and nice and mild on
1st event. enter the nbc 10 sweepstakes by going to nbc10.com and clicking on the contest tab. deadline to enter is april 17th. nbc 10 and telemundo 62 will broadcast the entire race start to finish, two bibs. come get them. all right. meteorologist bill henley here. >> not the best day for training today outside. we've got some rain moving through. the wind is blowing. at least it's not cold. the gusty winds have brought us nice warmup 61 degrees with rain in philadelphia. look at the winds gusting to 29 miles an hour right now. the rain has been light so far in the city, but that's about to change. you can see some heavier downpours moving into chester county and northeastern maryland and even into berks county. and thin line of heavier rainfall is moving towards delaware right now. we have a rainy day ahead. it will taper off a little bit this afternoon, but we'll still see some showers heading into this evening. >> all right. thank you, bill. thanks for watching nbc 10 news at 11:00.
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