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Television networks return to old obsession with Simpson

first_imgView comments National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Wangs hoping for the best in hot playoff race Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was 22 years after Simpson’s trial for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, became a television soap opera.Commentators harshly criticized Simpson and his lawyer for their performance at the parole hearing. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin called it “an absolute disgrace.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars FILE – In this June 15, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, left, grimaces as he tries on one of the leather gloves prosecutors say he wore the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in a Los Angeles courtroom. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot going for him when he appears before state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017, seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (AP Photo/Sam Mircovich, Pool, file)NEW YORK — Television networks returned to the scene of an old obsession Thursday with blanket coverage of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Nevada.The biggest broadcast networks, news networks and even ESPN and CNBC set aside regular programming for the odd spectacle that NBC’s Savannah Guthrie dubbed “the parole hearing of the century.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur drop points again, Leicester edge past Burnley

first_imgTottenham Hotspur’s patchy away from in the Premier League continued with a 1-1 draw at Watford but the North London club will be pleased with a point after playing much of the second half with 10 men on Saturday.Spurs had centre back Davinson Sanchez sent off in the 52nd minute for elbowing in the face livewire winger Richarlison, whose darting runs down the left flank caused problems for the visitors all afternoon.One such raid resulted in a Tom Cleverley corner which defender Christian Kabasele headed home superbly to give Watford a 13th-minute lead, before Son Heung-min levelled with a simple close-range tap-in after Christian Eriksen’s fine low cross.FULL-TIME Watford 1-1 SpursSon cancels out Kabaseles opener but the 10-man visitors cannot prevent their winless run stretching to 4 #PL matches#WATTOT pic.twitter.com/PsRmi22ntm- Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2017The visitors were on the back foot after Sanchez was shown a straight red card and they came close to falling behind again several minutes later, as Abdoulaye Doucoure hit the post with a screaming shot from 25 metres.LEICESTER 1 – 0 BURNLEYFULL-TIME Leicester 1-0 BurnleyDemarai Gray’s first-half goal means the Foxes have two home wins this week#LEIBUR pic.twitter.com/ltitCaKtSb- Premier League (@premierleague) December 2, 2017Demarai Gray’s sixth-minute goal gave Leicester City a 1-0 win over Burnley.Burnley keeper Nick Pope could only push out Riyad Mahrez’s low effort straight to Gray who made no mistake from close range.The Clarets, who had won four of their last five matches, responded strongly, though, with Robbie Brady running at the Foxes defence and whipping in a series of dangerous corners. But the Irish winger had to be stretchered off in the 31st minute after going down in a challenge with Leicester defender Harry Maguire.advertisementWEST BROM 0 – 0 CRYSTAL PALACE?? A tight affair ends all square…Albion looked the more likely but couldn’t break the visitors down.?? https://t.co/wGr9ckR9BQ #WBACRY pic.twitter.com/mXYEBXxNpg- West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 2, 2017Alan Pardew maintained his record of never losing his first Premier League game in charge of a club as his West Brom team were held to a 0-0 draw at home against Crystal Palace.Christian Benteke carved out Palace’s best chance deep in the first half, dribbling through several West Brom defenders before being denied a first goal of the season by Ben Foster’s smart save.Jay Rodriguez went close for West Brom after the break but Julian Speroni, making his 398th appearance in goal for Palace after Wayne Hennessey injured his back in the warm up, spread himself well to deny the forward from close range.Palace survived several West Brom chances late on, including a Salomon Rondon header that went just wide, and have now gone four games unbeaten to move off the bottom of the table, above Swansea City and West Ham United, who are at leaders Manchester City on Sunday.last_img read more

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Amherst Access Nova Scotia to Open at Superstore Mall

first_imgSERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Amherst Access Nova Scotia toOpen at Superstore Mall The Amherst Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) service will beopening in its new home on Monday, Oct. 6. “We’re moving to the new Atlantic Superstore Complex on SouthAlbion Street, not too far from our current location,” said GaryPorter, director of service delivery with Service Nova Scotia andMunicipal Relations. The RMV will operate under the Access Nova Scotia banner. “Adopting the Access Nova Scotia name reflects the fact that weoffer a lot more to our clients than RMV services,” said Mr.Porter. “We will continue our residential tenancies and debtorassistance programs, and supply general information about othergovernment programs and services.” -30-last_img read more

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Vision for excellence

first_imgEconomic Survey laid down the current dispensation’s ambitious target to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 and the Budget elaborates on the roadmap, allaying the rising inquisitiveness in the Indian psyche over the government’s plausibility. Budget 2019 puts India on the developmental trajectory with the objective of reaching a $3 trillion economy in the current year itself. Given the past five years, our economy has jumped from $1.87 trillion back in 2014 to $2.7 trillion in 2019. Exuding confidence in the country’s vision and its people, who have made it possible to add $1 trillion to the economy in just five years, especially since it took 55 years for the Indian economy to reach $1 trillion, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave her budget speech addressing the Parliament and people of India on the grand Indian vision laden with developmental aspirations and an investment-driven economy. Highlighting the vision for a decade presented in the interim budget, the FM elaborated on each objective stressing the need to step up. Infrastructure development, as expected, was one of the prime agendas of the Modi government wherein the Budget outlined a greater thrust to investment. Besides investing heavily in infrastructure, digital economy, and job creation, specifically in small and medium firms, took centre stage for this year’s Budget. Keeping “gaon, garib, aur kisan” at the centre of its efforts, the government stressed on transforming rural lives through last-mile rural connectivity–phase three of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, rural electrification, housing for all with amenities like toilets, electricity and LPG connections, rejuvenation of traditional industries–Bamboo, Honey and Khadi–to have 75,000 skilled entrepreneurs in agro-rural industry sectors, internet connectivity in every Panchayat and piped water supply to all rural households under the newly constituted Jal Shakti Ministry. Infrastructure development will see the initiation of Bharatmala phase two wherein state roads will be developed. As the world’s third-largest domestic aviation market, the need for aircraft financing and leasing activities from Indian shores remains high in order to develop a self-reliant aviation industry. The Jal Marg Vikas project will ensure the development of inland waterways to improve logistics, reduce transportation cost and decongest railways and roadways. Railways will require a capital investment of Rs 50 lakh crores until 2030 wherein a PPP model will be promoted for development of railway infrastructure. The indigenously developed payment ecosystem for transport called the National Common Mobility Card will enable people to pay multiple kinds of transport charges, including metro services and toll tax, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money across the country. For faster adoption of electric mobility, phase two of FAME will be rolled out incentivising purchase of e-vehicles and setting up charging infrastructure apart from a tax deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh on EV loan interest and no customs duty on certain parts of EV. A comprehensive blueprint would be developed for all-round connectivity infrastructure constituting gas grids, water grids, regional airports, power grids and i-ways. Measures have been listed for boosting infrastructure financing with a Credit Guarantee Enhancement Corporation to be set up in 2019-20. There is an action plan to deepen long-term bonds market with a specific focus on the infrastructure sector and permitting the transfer of FII/FPI investment in debt securities issued by IDF-NBFCs to domestic investors. Industrial development will witness empowerment of MSMEs and social enterprises where interest subvention scheme for MSMEs will be allocated Rs 350 crore for 2019-20. Social stock exchange to be created for listing social enterprises and voluntary organisations. Make in India to be promoted with changes in customs duties and a dedicated TV channel for startups along with e-verification for establishing investor identity and fund-source in a bid to resolve tax issues over fundraising. A scheme of faceless electronic assessment to be launched along with convenience for taxpayers by making Aadhaar and PAN interchangeable for filing returns. A custom duty hike on fuel by 1 rupee. No change in income tax slabs. Enhanced interest deduction up to Rs 3.5 lakh for purchasing an affordable house. 3 and 7 per cent surcharge to be levied on the income of Rs 2 crore and above and Rs 5 crore and above respectively. For promoting a cashless economy, TDS of 2 per cent on cash withdrawal exceeding Rs 1 crore per annum from a bank account while no charges or MDR on the specified digital mode of payments with the compulsory provision of these modes by large businesses. With the further simplification of GST processes, a fully automated GST refund module to be implemented and the provision of filing quarterly returns for taxpayers having an annual turnover of less than Rs 5 crore. Another recapitalisation plan for PSBs amounting to Rs 70,000 crore to compliment the record recovery of Rs 4 lakh crore in the last four years due to IBC and other measures. With the immense success of Swachh Bharat Mission, the expansion of the same to be undertaken for catering to sustainable solid waste management in every village. Scheme for providing pension benefits to retail traders and small shopkeepers. National Research Foundation and National Sports Education Board to be established. Focus to be given on preparing the youth for new-age skills such as AI, IoT, Big Data, 3D printing, VR et al. Covering all sectors, the Budget has outlined the trajectory for its vision and all that now remains is avid adherence to this roadmap that shall guide India to become one of the largest and high-performing economies in the world.last_img read more

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No winning ticket for Friday nights 10 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $10 million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw.That means the jackpot for the next draw on Jan. 19 will be approximately $15 million.last_img

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In the news today March 1

first_imgFive stories in the news for Wednesday, March 1———STATUS OF WOMEN OFFICE TO GROWThe Liberal government has given Status of Women Canada a major role to play in its feminist agenda and, now that the federal agency is set to grow into a full-size department, it could also be changing its name. “It’s a possibility,” Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef said when asked whether the department would shed its 1970s-era name for something that better reflects a more inclusive vision of equality.———PARTY ISSUES LAID BARE AT ONTARIO PC DEBATEThe four candidates for Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives leadership held their second and final debate in Ottawa and spent a good deal of time on allegations of corruption within the party. Following heated exchanges on the issue, candidate Christine Elliott eventually called for a focus on the Tories’ real enemy — Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne. The new party leader will be named on March 10.———CANADIAN AIR FORCE CHOPPER DROPS RAFT ON U.S. HOMEThe Canadian Forces is seeking answers after one of its helicopters dropped an inflatable life raft that smashed a hole in the roof of a home in Miami. The helicopter was on a training exercise in Florida on Wednesday and returning to a U.S. Coast Guard air station when the uninflated raft became detached. The raft crashed into a bedroom where a woman reportedly suffered minor injuries.———SEVEN BLOC QUEBECOIS MPs QUITShortly after seven of the 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit yesterday citing Martine Ouellet’s leadership style, the embattled leader defiantly told reporters she wasn’t going anywhere. “I am staying on as leader,” Ouellet said after news broke she was losing 70 per cent of her caucus, leaving the once-powerful party in complete disarray. The seven members will now sit as Independents.———HEDLEY TO TAKE ‘INDEFINITE HIATUS’Canadian band Hedley, which is facing mounting allegations of sexual misconduct, will be taking an “indefinitely hiatus” after its cross-country tour at the end of March. Members of the Vancouver-based band have been under fire since sexual misconduct allegations began surfacing online two weeks ago, suggesting inappropriate encounters with young fans. Hedley earlier withdrew itself from consideration for the next Juno Awards.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will discuss the federal budget at an event in Montreal.— Finance Minister Bill Morneau will address the Canadian Club of Toronto.— Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer discusses the federal budget at a Toronto Region Board of Trade event.— Provincial byelections will be held in the Saskatchewan ridings of Swift Current, Melfort and Kindersley.— Look for quarterly results today from TD Bank, Cascades, Telsat, Sleep Country Canada and TransAlta.— Statistics Canada will release Canada’s balance of international payments for the fourth quarter.— Alberta government officials in Edmonton will hear from survivors of the ’60s Scoop.— Man who allegedly directed a crude phrase at a reporter to appear in a Halifax court.last_img read more

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Three boys drown in Narendrapur bheri

first_imgKolkata: Three boys reportedly drowned while bathing in a local bheri in Narendrapur on Friday morning. Three other boys, who were bathing with them, informed the local residents about the incident.According to sources, on Friday, around 11 am, six boys from Jagatipota at Khyada in Narendrapur went to have a bath in a local bheri. After they got down in the water, three of them identified as Ranak Das (17), Subhajit (19) and Shan Roy (14) went missing. The three other boys identified as Surajit Roy, Charan Dhali and Bishal Mistry were sitting on the bank of the bheri. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDespite they tried to search for their friends they were not able find them. Immediately, they informed some local residents about their friends going missing. Locals informed Narendrapur police station. Some of them went to the bheri and tried to search for the missing boys. Meanwhile, police arrived and asked local residents to arrange for a fishing net. Also the Disaster Management Group of Kolkata Police was called for help. Before the Disaster Management Group team could reach the spot, local residents arranged a fishing net and recovered the trio. They were immediately admitted to M R Bangur Hospital where they were declared brought dead. Later, sleuths came to know that despite the these boys don’t know how to swim, got down into the water while the other three boys were sitting on the banks. The bodies have been sent for autopsy examination as per the legal procedure.last_img read more

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UNESCO chief condemns murder of yet another Iraqi journalist

25 May 2007The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of yet another Iraqi journalist following the murder in Baghdad of Ali Khalil The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of yet another Iraqi journalist following the murder in Baghdad of Ali KhalilKoïchiro Matsuura also spoke out against the abduction of another Iraqi print journalist, Salam Duhi al-Sudani, who has been missing since 9 May. “I condemn the murder of Ali Khalil, and the abduction of Salam Duhi al-Sudani,” Koichiro Matsuura said of the journalist, who worked for the daily newspaper al-Zaman.Calling for an end to the killing of Iraqi journalists, he said voiced admiration for their courage. “At the same time, I can but be appalled by the heavy toll these Iraqi women and men have been paying for exercising the basic human right of freedom of expression.”Police found the body of 22-year old Ali Khalil on 20 May, one hour after he had been abducted by armed men after he had left the house of a relative in the south of Baghdad. Reporters Without Borders linked the killing to the recent publication of articles in which Mr. Khalil quoted members of parliament as calling for the physical elimination of members of armed groups. Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders said there was no news of Salam Duhi al-Sudani, a journalist in his 50s, who went missing in Baghdad on 9 May. Mr. al-Sudani had worked for the al-Zaoura daily which recently closed for financial reasons. At least 177 journalists and media assistants have been killed in Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003, according to Reporter without Borders, while two are missing and 13 are currently being held hostage. read more

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Akmeemana Dayarathana granted bail over Rohingya incident

The monks, including the venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera then entered the house with the Police and live streamed the Police taking the refugees out. Some monks were heard threatening the refugees telling them to go back to Myanmar and also accusing the Police of eating from the hands of the Muslim refugees and protecting them. The venerable Akmeemana Dayarathana Thera, who was was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) over the recent incident involving Rohingya refugees, was granted bail today.Monks from the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa led a mob and surrounded a house in Mount Lavinia where the Rohingya refugees were staying. The refugees were taken from the house and placed under protective custody at the Mount Lavinia Police station and from there they were taken to Boosa. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Remand of Amal Perera Nadeemal Perera in Dubai extended

Amal Perera and Nadeemal Perera had been arrested at a Dubai hotel recently together with notorious underworld leader Makandure Madush. (Colombo Gazette) Singer Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal Perera, who were hopeful of being released today, have been ordered to be further remanded by a court in Dubai.Lawyers appearing for Amal Perera and his son Nadeemal Perera said that they have been further remanded by a month.

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UN humanitarian partners to launch 40M appeal for floodhit Peru

The funds will be used to assist more than 400,000 people battling high waters and landslides from rains that began in early March. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said the priority areas covered by the appeal include shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, food and early recovery.More than 2.5 million people are susceptible to new landslides and vector-borne disease.Flooding is also reported in neighbouring Colombia, where three rivers surrounding the southern city of Mocoa overflowed, flattening homes and bridges.Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported earlier this week that the floods continue to put the lives of thousands of children in danger. UNICEF Peru is supporting the Government to protect those affected.In a situation report , the agency said the northern department of Piura has been worst hit by the natural disaster and continues to be pounded with rain. The Government declared a National State of Emergency for Piura on 29 March, calling on the international community to offer assistance. The numbers of those affected is rising and is expected to continue to do so over the coming weeks. Around two million children remain out of school, putting their education and protection at risk. read more

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Trump on the Irish Theyre smart Theyre sharp Theyre great And theyre

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4543124 Image: Brian Lawless Thursday 14 Mar 2019, 10:32 PM By Cormac Fitzgerald pic.twitter.com/SXxq4c9wmy— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 14, 2019 69,336 Views 81 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Trump paying tribute to the Irish ☘️ pic.twitter.com/7bhB28y5XJ— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 14, 2019 Trump welcomes Varadkar to the White House 🇺🇸🇮🇪☘️ pic.twitter.com/evRK2QDgR7— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) March 14, 2019 Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter He went on to thank the US congress for its support of proposals to allow Irish people to avail of a new E3 visa programme. Laws allowing Irish people to avail of the visas narrowly missed being passed through the US Senate last year.  Melania Trump during a St Patrick’s Day Celebration reception. Source: Brian Lawless‘Secure of our place in the EU’Varadkar painted a picture of Ireland as a proud member of the UN and the EU.He said the country was a “gateway to the Atlantic world and, I hope, a bridge between Europe and America”, before saying that he wanted to strengthen the economic ties between Ireland and the US.“Decades of investment by US firms in Ireland have helped transform Ireland from one of the least developed in Europe to one of the most prosperous: a budget surplus, record number of people at work, lower income taxes, rising wages, poverty and deprivation down,” Varadkar said.We thank you and will never forget your role in making that economic transformation possible. center_img Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter Image: Brian Lawless Trump on the Irish: ‘They’re smart. They’re sharp. They’re great. And they’re brutal enemies!’ Varadkar touched on the economy and Irish immigration in his speech today. Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter The Taoiseach said that “today our economic relationship is very much a two-way street”.“One hundred thousand Americans across 50 states are employed in Irish-owned companies with more jobs to come,” he said.Investment by Irish companies in the United States has trebled in recent years. We have a trade surplus in goods and merchandise that’s balanced by your trade surplus over us in services. Jobs and trade are going in both directions. He said that free trade and free enterprise made everyone better off. “Let’s keep it that way,” Varadkar said. He closed by saying that Ireland loves “America and the promise of America”. “And we know that making America Great Again, will not mean forgetting or losing sight of what makes it great already,” he said, before handing Trump the bowl of shamrocks.  He said that the fight for civil rights in Northern Ireland was inspired by the struggle of American women like Susan B Anthony, Rosa Parks, Rachel Carson and Marsha Johnson.ImmigrationIn his speech, Varadkar took the opportunity also to talk about the need for greater legal immigration pathways for Irish people to live in America, and for closer economic cooperation between the two countries. “Mr President, our history is shared, our future is entwined,” Varadkar said.“And so I believe that future generations of our citizens should have the same opportunity to enrich one another’s societies as past generations have.“No nation with as many ties as Ireland has to the United States has so few pathways to legal immigration. Whenever we’ve talked about this we’ve found agreement”. With reporting by Christina Finn in Washington DCTAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has presented US president Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrocks as part of the annual tradition, as both leaders celebrated the relationship between their countries.In his speech, Trump welcomed Varadkar’s partner, Matt Barrett, who did not join him on stage with the president, but was in the crowd.Trump also talked about the long history between the Irish and America, talking about the shared history of both nations. He also said relations between the two nations were at a historic high, and complemented Irish people.“They’re smart. They’re sharp. They’re great. And they’re brutal enemies,” Trump said. Varadkar in his own speech congratulated US president Donald Trump on the “booming” American economy at the annual Shamrock Ceremony at the White House.“Your ambition is to make America Great Again, and we can see the results today,” Varadkar said, before handing over the bowl of shamrocks to Trump.“The American economy is booming. More jobs. Rising incomes. Exactly what you said you’d do. American military power is unrivalled.” Matt Barrett, the partner of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, listens to speeches during a St Patrick’s Day Celebration reception and Shamrock presentation ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesThe Taoiseach said, however, that he believed that “the greatness of America is about more than economic prowess and military might”.“It is rooted in the things that make us love America: your people, your values, a new nation conceived in liberty. The land and the home of the brave and the free,” Varadkar said, before quoting from the American Declaration of Independence.  Mar 14th 2019, 10:32 PM Short URL Share1178 Tweet Email3 last_img read more

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John Cena nominated for Sports Humanitarian of the Year

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Match Review: New York City FC vs San Jose Earthquakes on 14/09/2019 Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WWE issued the following:SPORTS HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE JULY 14Inaugural Event Presented by ESPN and PlayStation to Salute Those Using the Power of Sport to Serve Community; Finalists and Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award Winners AnnouncedThe inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN and PlayStation, will celebrate and honor athletes, teams, nonprofits and members of the sports industry for using sport to serve communities and make a positive impact on society, it was announced by John Skipper, President, ESPN. The event, which will take place Tuesday, July 14 at the Conga Room at L.A. Live, will be the first of its kind, bringing together the leagues and sporting community to pay tribute to the collective good of sports.Multiple sports-related leagues and/or governing bodies — including MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, USOC, USTA, WNBA, WWE and the Women’s Sports Foundation — have nominated athletes, teams and community members that are using the power of sports to transform lives and uplift communities. Highlights of the evening will be featured during a 30-minute special on ESPN, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET.During the event, which will be hosted by Laila Ali, winners will be announced from among the finalists for two major award categories — Sports Humanitarian of the Year and Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year. Additionally, the event will celebrate four inaugural “Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award” (ESPN + inspire) winners, recognized for taking risks and using innovation to help the disadvantaged.“Through their selflessness and compassion, the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award honorees are improving lives of many around the world,” Skipper said. “The awards pay tribute to some incredible individuals and organizations and the extraordinary impact of their efforts on society.”PlayStation is the presenting sponsor of the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, which will benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at The V Foundation — a fund that encourages cutting-edge research for minority populations suffering from cancer.An independent panel of judges selected the finalists, including, Tracy Hoover, CEO of Points of Light, Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sab Singh, Founder of Sports Doing Good and professor at Farmingdale State College, and Caryl Stern, CEO of the US Fund for UNICEF.“Humanitarianism is a central narrative of sport — as athletes aspire towards greatness, their ability to make a mark on society is as important as their athletic accomplishments,” said Stern. “The Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards give rise to the increasingly important role that sports can play in society, and how the sports community can work together to build and inspire strong communities.”Below is information on each of the awards:SPORTS HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEARThe Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award is given to an athlete whose continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a positive impact on their community through sports. The honoree will receive a $75,000 grant (and $25,000 grant for each of the three finalists) from ESPN’s Corporate Citizenship department to advance the impact of the charity related to the award-winning humanitarian efforts.Finalists (winner to be announced at awards ceremony July 14):* Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers (NFL): Inspired by his own humble beginnings, Boldin is a passionate advocate for underprivileged youth and works to help them to overcome their limitations by expanding educational and life opportunities. Through his foundation, he provides a network of support with mentoring and after-school programs, scholarships, and annual summer enrichment programs — all of which are creating tangible impacts in the lives of children in Baltimore, South Florida and San Francisco. Becoming an Oxfam Ambassador on his own accord, Boldin also has testified before Congress to strengthen human rights protections for communities impacted by the oil and mining industries in Africa. In 2014, Boldin and his wife, Dionne, made a $1 million pledge to help youth in need by providing 4-year college scholarships to four deserving high school graduates annually.* Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever (WNBA): Growing up with a hearing impairment, Catchings was no stranger to being bullied, but she used her disability as inspiration and fuel to do her best in the classroom and on the court. Today, she teaches young girls about embracing their differences, building their self-esteem and overcoming obstacles. Through her Catch the Stars Foundation, she promotes fitness, literacy and mentoring to youth in Indianapolis. Catchings has served on the U.S. Department of State’s Council to Empower Women and Girls Through Sports and has supported countless programs in the community through her unwavering volunteer efforts and financial support.* John Cena (WWE): WWE Superstar John Cena’s popular catchphrase “Never Give Up” is also a real-life mantra that he uses to inspire those battling life-threatening illnesses. For more than a decade, Cena has been a force in granting the wishes of children in partnership with Make-A-Wish. As the most requested wish granter of all-time, he has granted nearly 500 wishes for children around the world. Additionally, Cena is also a passionate advocate in the fight against breast cancer, helping to spread the word about the importance of early detection.* Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (NHL): As founder of the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation and an ambassador for the Garden of Dreams Foundation, Lundqvist has seized the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children most in need through education and health services. He’s touched the lives of thousands of children and families in New York City, the Dominican Republic and Sweden with both personal and financial support. He’s also providing a platform to the next generation of community leaders, by selecting a group of young adults to complete community service projects and volunteer work, as part of his Young Ambassadors Program.SPORTS HUMANITARIAN TEAM OF THE YEARThe Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year represents a sports team (and their community relations department or foundation) that demonstrates how teamwork between athletes and their team’s community relations or foundations can create a significant impact on a community or cause. The winner will receive a $75,000 grant (and $25,000 grant for each of the three finalists) from ESPN to the qualified charity related to the award-winning humanitarian efforts.Finalists (winners to be announced at awards ceremony July 14):* Chicago Bulls (NBA): The Chicago Bulls’ work in the community is a collaborative effort among the team’s players, fans, corporate partners, community partners, and front office staff. Community is a fundamental part of the team’s business operations and the Bulls feel a responsibility to give back to the city and people who give so much to them. Last year, the Bulls organized over 100 community events focused on youth education, health and wellness, violence prevention, and the military with more than 30,000 people impacted. The team’s Season of Giving alone, reached 16,000 people in the Chicago community, with 1,000 gifts and 2,200 meals provided to families in need. Additionally, the Bulls distributed $2.5 million in cash and in-kind donations in support of local organizations.Portland Timbers (MLS): Stand Together, the club’s community outreach platform, harnesses the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the Portland metro area through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving. Stand Together focuses on youth activity, education and the environment, with an emphasis on cultural diversity and access for all to play. Since the club’s inaugural MLS season in 2011, the Timbers have given more than $2.4 million in cash and in-kind donations, including their philanthropic work through the Portland Timbers Community Fund, the club’s field-grants program, and various experiential and charitable activities. The club’s signature Stand Together Week annually benefits 30+ different nonprofits throughout the greater Portland metro area. Since 2012, Stand Together Week has generated over 7,000 volunteer hours by 2,000 volunteers on more than 100 projects.* San Francisco 49ers (NFL): At the heart of the 49ers philanthropic efforts is their deep commitment to the San Francisco 49ers Academy, a middle school for low-income students in the highly challenged city of East Palo Alto. The team has supported the Academy from top to bottom with grants; player, alumni, ownership and staff involvement; mentorships; and facility enhancement. Inclusive of the contributions to the 49ers Academy, since 1992, the Foundation has donated $30.6 million to support nonprofits, contributing $4.6 million in 2014, including a $1 million grant to launch the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute to enable motivated and talented young scholars to reach their full potential.* WWE Community Relations: WWE leverages the power of its brand and platforms to help address important social issues worldwide, and through its partnerships, they support programs and initiatives that positively impact children and families around the world. WWE has granted more than 6,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions through Make-A-Wish, and launched an anti-bullying program, Be a STAR, to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect through education and grassroots initiatives. More than 100,000 kids from all 50 U.S. states and 100 countries have taken the pledge to end bullying through the program. WWE is also a strong advocate for athletes with intellectual disabilities and breast cancer awareness through their work with Special Olympics and Susan G. Komen respectively, and they are staunch supporters of the U.S. military through their annual Tribute to the Troops celebration and partnership with Hire Heroes USA to help returning vets transition to the civilian workforce.STUART SCOTT ENSPIRE AWARD HONOREESIn honor of former ESPN commentator Stuart Scott’s indomitable spirit, the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award (ESPN + inspire) celebrates and honors any organization or person who has used the power of sport by taking risk and using an innovative approach to aid the disadvantaged, save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain and protect human dignity. The honorees will each receive a $25,000 grant from ESPN to the qualified charity related to the award-winning humanitarian efforts.Honorees (to be recognized at awards ceremony July 14):* “Like A Girl” Campaign: Always, the world’s leading feminine care brand, launched a social experiment to address the drop in confidence girls experience at puberty and change the negative perception of the phrase “like a girl” into one that means downright amazing things. Through a viral video that later aired as a Super Bowl commercial, the Always #LikeAGirl campaign challenged girls, boys, women and men worldwide to change the way they think about and use phrases like “throw like a girl” and “run like girl” which proved to have a profound impact. Prior to viewing the film, only 19% of girls had a positive association toward the phrase “like a girl.” After watching the video, 76% of girls ages 16-24 no longer see the phrase as an insult, and two out of three men who watched said they would stop or think twice before using “like a girl” as an insult.* MLB Commissioner Emeritus Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. (Sue) Selig: Bud and Sue Selig have helped transform how leagues and sport gives back. At the urging of the Seligs, MLB granted the $10 million founding donation that launched Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) in 2008. Since then, the Seligs have helped raise tens of millions of dollars for groundbreaking cancer research through SU2C’s Innovative Research Grant, the first of which was named in their honor, and they are responsible for MLB’s continued support for cancer research. The Seligs also paved the way for professional sports to become more sustainable, with Bud being called “the single most influential environmental advocate in the history of sports” by the Green Sports Alliance. Under his watch, MLB was the first league to distribute environmental advice and measurement tools to all stadium operators. It was the first league to use public service announcements to educate fans about environmental stewardship and to green its All-Star Game and league championships. Selig received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which aids academically distinguished minority students, and the Chairman’s Award from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Selig is a major supporter of his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as Marquette University.* Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll: Pete Carroll is committed to helping people be the best they can be on and off the field. Carroll works to identify what is unique about each person, understand and help them create a vision for what they want to be and then keep them connected to that vision. It is in this approach that has led to life-changing impact. Coach Carroll incorporated this philosophy to help transform communities and make them better places to live through his violence prevention efforts via A Better LA and A Better Seattle. He was instrumental to bring Free The Children’s We Act & We Day to the U.S. and Seattle in 2013. Annually, students earn their tickets to We Day by completing one local and one global action on any issue of their choice. This program is unique because it provides youth from all types of backgrounds a platform to become agents of change and leaders regardless of their circumstances.* You Can Play: The You Can Play Project is working to change the sometimes homophobic culture of locker rooms and sports venues with a message that athletes should be judged on athletic skill and ability, not sexual orientation or other discriminatory factors. Inspired by the late Brendan Burke, an openly gay hockey player at Miami University and son of Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke, the organization is spreading a message of tolerance, inclusion and equality. Today, You Can Play has been represented in video messages by athletes from every professional sports league in North America, all saying they would support a gay teammate who would contribute to a team’s success.ESPN Corporate CitizenshipESPN believes that, at its very best, sports uplifts the human spirit. Its corporate citizenship programs use power of sport to positively address society’s most pressing needs through strategic community investments, cause marketing programs, collaboration with sports organizations and employee volunteerism, while also utilizing its diverse media assets. For more information go to www.espn.com/citizenship.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMatch Preview: New York City FC vs San Jose Earthquakes on 14/09/2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:21/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:19 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Climber dies after Mount Hood fall

first_imgA climber died on Mount Hood today after falling approximately 1,000 feet while traversing the 10,000 foot level.The accident was reported at about 5:20 a.m. by other climbers. According to the Clackamas County, Ore. sheriff’s office, the accident occurred on the west side of an area called the Hogsback.Portland Mountain Rescue and AMR’s RAT response team located the victim, and discovered the person had died.The victim’s name, age and gender has not been released.The rescue teams are now trying to bring the body down from the mountain.last_img read more

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Police investigate threat made to MiamiDade mayor over social media

first_imgGiménez blamed an animal rights group that he said has spread lies.“I take it very seriously because that’s one threat from somebody in Canada. From what I understand, the individual may be in Canada. It’s still under investigation,” Giménez said. “But the vitriol, the comments, and the passion that has been stirred by this group with lies — flat out, outrageous lies that some people unfortunately believe — then yeah, I’m starting to take this a little bit more seriously.”Giménez said the county has revamped its animal services program and will continue to do so.“We’ve done more in my administration for pets than all previous administrations combined,” Giménez said, “and so my record speaks for itself.”The Director of Miami-Dade Animal Services has defended the department’s progress, saying that funding and adoptions are both up.Many animal activists have taken to social media to disavow the threat.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Police are investigating an Instagram post that threatened the life of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez and his family.A Canadian man posted the threat this month in response to an Instagram post made by Giménez in early 2015. Giménez posted a flier advertising half-price adoptions for animals at the county’s shelter, then located in Medley, and according to the Miami Herald, the user, “nakmuaythai” responded ominously: “Better watch yourself in Miami i don’t have much to lose, ever see what s person that nothing to lose is capable of?? i WILL kill you if not ill start with your family and loved ones [sic].”“This is obviously very concerning to myself, but not only for my personal safety, but really for my family’s safety,” said Giménez. “Somebody who threatens my family I’m not going to take it lightly.”Miami-Dade County has since opened a brand new, larger animal shelter in Doral, but the mayor has been criticized by animal activists for his decision not to seek money for a successful referendum to pay for spay neuter services.The comment has since been deleted, but the man behind the Instagram account, Daniel Bowes, has added a new one: “WOW..COMPLETE SCUMBAG.”Miami-Dade Police confirmed, Thursday, they’re looking into the death threat.“We are investigating, and it’s an active/open investigation. We will provide additional information as it becomes available for release,” MDPD said in a statement. last_img read more

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VIDEO Watch Peking And The Mystics Perform A Concert On The Common

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department’s 2018 Concerts on the Common series continued on Wednesday, July 19 with a performance from Peking and the Mystics.  The a cappella group, which was formed by alumni of the Tufts University Beelzebubs, featured vintage vocals from such genres as swing, jazz, doo-wop and pop, representing every decade from the 1920s to the 1990s.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to record the event. Watch the concert the below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/6/5/5/e/e/2/655ee2ba-8341-44db-a037-0192a63ebd631532613072.604%2B37395771.647%40castus4-wilmington%2B15326391731532637066882626.vod.720p.Concert%20On%20The%20Common%20-%20Peking%20%26%20The%20Mystics_%20July%2018th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch ‘Jimmy & The Jesters’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”VIDEO: Meet Wilmington Recreation’s New Program Coordinator Bret SawinIn “Videos”last_img read more

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Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of May 5 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of May 5, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Linda E. (Gillis) BouchieLawrence D. Campbell, 98Julian George Cayer, 8 MonthsRichard T. Holahan, 86William H. “Bill” Jensen, 90Previously Lived In Wilmington:James M. “Jimbo” Connor, 38Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Mario J. Miani, 94Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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Shiites security forces clash in Nigerian capital

first_imgAbuja: Supporters of an imprisoned Shiite cleric clashed Tuesday with security forces around Nigeria’s parliament building in the latest violent confrontation between the group and the authorities. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said two protesters were killed while the police said two officers were shot in the legs as demonstrators tried to “force their way into the National Assembly”. Pro-Iranian cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky has been in custody since fighting between his supporters and the army broke out in December 2015. Zakzaky’s supporters have repeatedly protested in Abuja and several northern cities against the continued detention of their leader. Witnesses told AFP that protesters seized a rifle from a police officer manning the main entrance to the assembly, located in the country’s institutional capital Abuja. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “They seized the rifle from one of them and shot another policeman standing close by,” one witness said. Security forces responded by firing at the protesters, hitting some of them, witnesses said. An AFP journalist saw traces of blood on the road leading to the assembly and cars with their windscreens smashed by fleeing demonstrators. Police said two officers received gunshot wounds and six others were hit by clubs and stones. IMN spokesman Abdullahi Musa Mohammed told AFP the security forces fired teargas before shooting at the protests with live ammunition. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us “They killed two and so many were injured,” he said. The police said 40 IMN members were arrested and that they had ordered “24-hour police surveillance” across the capital. The National Assembly hurriedly suspended its plenary session due to the violence. In October, the IMN and human rights groups said more than 40 people were killed when the security forces opened fire on crowds on the outskirts of the capital. The army maintained six people died and that soldiers acted in self-defence. Zakzaky has been at loggerheads with Nigeria’s secular authorities for years because of his call for an Iranian-style Islamic revolution. Northern Nigeria is majority Sunni Muslim.last_img read more

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