Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Cypriot Community Annual Souvla, one of the Community’s favourite and well attended events, this year promises an enjoyable day to appreciate authentic Cypriot Souvla, fresh salads and dips and unavoidable home made loukoumades.Come early to set up your picnic table or blanket or select a table inside and enjoy succulent meats off the souvla. In addition, popular Greek music and entertainment both indoors and outdoors will be provided, to create the proper Cypriot Kefi.Price: $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12 When: Sunday 9 February, from 12.00 pm Where: Kingsway Sports Ground, Madeley, Perth (entry from Kingsway or Bellerive Bvd) For more information, contact email@example.com
La La Land’s Golden Globe sweep with a record seven wins means we’re well over due for the usual backlash. It’s a staple these days. Some people like a thing, those folks build it up and then those who wouldn’t have even noticed otherwise snap back. And for La La Land, in particular, that backfire’s been… well… intense.There’s definitely some stuff that doesn’t quite work. It is, for sure, a bit racist. Ryan Gosling does kinda sweep in and do the whole white savior thing, and that’s absolutely shitty. But there’s been this undercurrent of the conversation that’s refused to acknowledge that has any enduring value. And that definitely isn’t true — at least not for me.I know I’m a bit late to this particular party. I didn’t see La La Land until last week. I’d been meandering, emotionally, through the past month. A somewhat charged holiday trip back home with family and some odd shocks to my dating life, and topped off with professional listlessness had me feeling aimless. That’s where La La Land came in for me. It’s this glorious cocktail of everything that I needed at once, and regardless of what missteps it makes (that we should continue to point out), it’s important to remember that the soul of media is the effect it has on us. And never have I felt such a clear connection right when I needed it most.I’m clicking into 26 now, but it’s not an age that feels quite right to me. Like seemingly every other millennial, I’ve often felt like I was sold some a fantasy. I grew up pretty poor, raised by a single parent. I spent some nights hungry — through no fault of hers — and some nights lonely as she busted her ass to make sure we could pull through. All the while she did what she could to guide me and teach me. She took me to Chickasaw Tribal Council Meetings. She organized toy and food drives at the Oklahoma Department of Human services and took me with her on Christmas Mornings so we could deliver toys and food to those who had even less than we did, teaching me about the importance of being involved in the community. She continued her own education — while holding down multiple jobs — and encouraged me to learn everything I could. She believed in the American dream, not for her, but for me. I was her moonshot.And that wears on me. I’m the embodiment of her hope. My choices are in some sense, hers. Every failure, every hit I take wears on me. And it’s exhausting to walk with that. So heavy that I couldn’t bear going back home for years. I’d invested in my life, my goals, and my own dreams and kept coming up short. It felt like if I’d gone back before I was who I felt I needed to be, that I’d coming back defeated.All the while my failures were stacking. I’d wanted to be a professional writer since I was a child, and while I’d had a lot of work published, I couldn’t find the stability I needed to consistently pay bills. I’d had full-time offers at some stellar publications, but I chose to invest instead in my romances. I was mostly okay with that struggle as it was because my life was still moving. Until, about a year ago, I split with a partner that I had, at one point, every intention of marrying.That hit wasn’t just the loss of the relationship, but the feeling that I’d given up that childhood dream for the sake of the ethereal.La La Land has answers for these, nudges and little suggestions for what people like myself should, or at least should consider, doing. The story opens with a raucous shotgun blast of cute, digestible songs. Each of these sets the stage for you to be swept up in the magic of a classically-styled musical. The hyper-saturated backgrounds and joyous ballads are otherworldly. And that’s intentional. When we’re motivated and pressing towards goals of ours, the real world starts to blur together in a dreamy backdrop of our imagined triumphs. And that sets the stage for what La La Land does best: subversion.I’ve never really been a fan of nostalgia in any of its forms, much less the Hollywood fairy tales about being “discovered” and suddenly becoming some big star. I’ve also never seen many of the classics like Casablanca. So the rosy look back at the golden age of movies that La La Land plays with didn’t really nab me. Instead, I got swept up in what it has to say about the way we live out our dreams and seek love in the millennial era.It’s hard not feel scammed as a millennial. Throughout the 90s and early aughts, we were all told that there’s liberty in education, that a degree and elbow grease was all you needed. But that’s just not true. I worked four jobs while attending school full-time. I was a model student, got two degrees across three majors. I also applied for (quite literally) thousands of jobs. I made dean’s list, graduated with honors, and had countless student organizations and skills listed on my resume. And none of that helped.Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) are two disaffected twenty-somethings struggling with just that. They’re far from the (hilariously wrong) caricature of the lazy, digital-era youth. Mia’s been struggling as a barista for years, despite her wealth of talent as a playwright, an actress, and a singer. Sebastian struggles to keep anything solid not because he can’t hack it, but because his is a world that no longer values his exceptional talent.When we step into their lives, the pair are on their last legs, but they still have some hope — a hope that the end of their long slog, of their decades of practice and study, might bring them a brighter tomorrow. And in a sense, it does. Mia, by happenstance, hits a few parties with the specific hope of “being discovered.” Instead, she finds, and falls for, Sebastian. And that’s such a natural sequence. In the midst of struggling to stay alive stumbling across someone who, however briefly, brings joy into your life can masquerade as “the one.” I know that because I’ve lived it. My love life has, and still is, an escape.*spoilers ahead*Mia and Sebastian aren’t much different. Sebastian doesn’t really have a character other than “I really want to bring jazz back.” We never learn how he got into it, why that’s his dream. He is the rare example of a Manic Pixie Dream Guy, and the story knows it. Everything revolves around Mia, her story and her arc. And in the end, Sebastian isn’t in it. For her, he’s a means to end. He propels her career, but then… that’s it. Mia jets off to Paris to star in the big movies. That’s a sobering, but haunting and poignant arc.Many people come into our lives, and many will have to leave. That’s the way of it. Sometimes they give you the push (as Sebastian did) to help you move to the next stage of your life. And sometimes you fall in love with someone you spend the rest of your life with. But those people aren’t always the same.When Mia and Sebastian see each other, years later, they’re not angry. They aren’t bitter that they didn’t get married, settle down, and have kids. They smile, share a moment, and part ways — possibly forever.La La Land isn’t about the magic of LA; it can’t be. LA is a place of pain, of failed dreams and struggle. Throughout the film, we see how much strife comes with trying to make it in show business. It’s not a circle jerk to old school Holywood either. It has call backs, but where those films frame unrealistic dreams as the idea, La La Land is grounded. It’s about wondering what could have been, it’s about letting go of the fairy tale, and about moving on as a changed person.La La Land healed this wound I’ve had for years, where I’ve mourned the people that stepped into, and then inevitably out of my life. It’s taught me that I can still cherish the time I spent with someone, be grateful for what they brought to me, and still let go. La La Land’s beauty comes from taking a genre so saturated with unrealistic, against-all-odds love stories and adapting it to match the fluid reality of our time. It’s given me some peace, and that’s something.
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Chicago police are continuing to investigate the disappearance of a Vancouver woman from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.Elizabeth Lee, 44, was last seen at the airport Monday catching a flight to Portland, according to a Chicago Police Department missing person report.A spokeswoman with the police department said Wednesday that Lee’s luggage arrived in Portland, but she did not.Police do not suspect foul play but declined to elaborate on how they reached that conclusion. The spokeswoman said things could change as the investigation continues.In the meantime, police are looking into whether Lee boarded another flight.Lee is described as 5 feet 2 inches tall and 150 pounds with blue eyes, blond hair and a light complexion.Anyone with information about Lee’s whereabouts is asked to call detectives at 312-744-8266.
Some people look forward to the change of season because they love colorful leaves, the cooling embrace of chillier evenings, the lingering smell of wood smoke, and the chance to wear stylish boots and sweaters.A fair contingent of Clark County residents, however, relish these upcoming weeks as the season of beer — specifically, the celebration of German beer, food and music that is Oktoberfest.This annual festival has been going strong since Oct. 12, 1810, when Bavaria marked the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.Over the decades, it expanded in length and scope so that the official Munich Oktoberfest begins on the second to last Saturday in September and continues through the first Sunday in October.Clark County follows a similar trajectory, although local Oktoberfest aficionados have already donned the season’s first lederhosen for 54º40′ Brewing’s Sept. 7 “Shougtoberfest.”If you missed it, not to worry; there are four more Oktoberfests where you can wet your whistle with a pale, malty Festbier, satisfy your longing for brats and Bavarian pretzels, and burn off all those carbs with an accordion-fueled polka.If you’re a dachshund owner — or if you simply think they’re adorable as all get out — note that there will be wiener dog races at two locations.
The Scottish Premier League side defeated the Bosnia and Herzegovina team in the first qualifying leg of the UEFA Champions League.Mirko Oremus scored a goal in the 29th minute to give Sarajevo an advantage 1-0 against Celtic in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.But the Scottish team responded quickly and scored three goals thanks to Michael Johnston, Odsonne Edouard, and Scott Sinclair.And for Celtic skipper Scott Brown, the way his team responded was great.“We didn’t move the ball as well as we should have done in the first 15 to 20 minutes,” he was quoted by Four Four Two.“Their goal was a little kick up the butt that we probably needed.”“We went on to dominate possession but the main thing was we got some goals, we got 90 minutes under our belts and we are looking forward to the next leg. It was a good first game,” he added.Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“The pitch was tough, it chopped up in places. They made it difficult, they sat behind the ball and played very direct, but overall we showed our qualities and in the final third especially.”Brown explained: “We went there for a victory and we managed to do that. Getting to the Champions League is our main aim, the manager wants it, the players want it and the fans deserve it.”“We didn’t have Champions League last year so we need to make sure we have it this year.”A fantastic performance from the Bhoys to earn victory here in Sarajevo. 🇧🇦Goals from @mikeyjohnston10, @Oedouard22 and @Scotty_Sinclair makes sure the Bhoys have the advantage to take back to Celtic Park.🍀 pic.twitter.com/eneQGRpq01— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) July 9, 2019
Boca Juniors has reportedly turned down a 16 million dollar bid from the MLS giants for Cristian Pavon.According to ESPN the Galaxy made the bid this previous weekend, but it was flaty rejected by Boca Juniors as “insufficient.”The 23-year-old Argentine did not train with his current teammates. Boca is preparing for the quarter-finals of the COPA Libertadores.It is understood that Boca is holding firm for a fee of 24 million dollars. Or a loan deal to a European team. In hope, a good run of form will see his value skyrocket.Daniel Angelici the club president said:“Pavon is a player who has suffered a drop in his form, but nobody forgets how to play football.”“Because of that, I prefer to loan him to a good European club rather than agree to a bad transfer deal.”Pavon was part of the Argentina squad in the 2018 World Cup in Russia and scored four goals in 19 appearances for Boca last season.Paul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.It is unclear if LA will go back or turn their attention elsewhere.Martin Benitez of Independiente is a name that has been doing the rounds too as a possible replacement for Giovani Dos Santos. Who left LA fro Club America.The 25-year-old Argentine has release clause is $20m.The MLS team are in the market for a striker. They have become very dependant on Zlatan Ibrahimovich. With the big Swede is in a rich vein of form.But at 37 years-of-age how much can his body take. We saw what happened at Manchester United when there was no opportunity for a break.The LA Galaxy is in need of someone prolific. CARSON, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 31: Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates his second goal against the Portland Timbers during the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park on March 31, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)
Michel Platini has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police as part of an investigation related to Qatar 2022.Michel Platini has been arrested by the Ant-Corruption Official of the Judicial Police. The former UEFA president was taken into custody early this morning as authorities continue investigating breaches that led to Qatar being awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup.Back in December 2010, Qatar won the bid to host the event but since then, the awarding has lead to many controversies.According to reports in the Mirror, the former France legend played a big role in the controversial circumstance surrounding Qatar’s bid to host the event.Michel Platini was elected as UEFA president back in 2007 but after a series of breaches, was banned by the FIFA Ethics Committee in 2015. Since then, Platini has kept a low profile amid constant controversy regarding his role in dealings with the likes of Sepp Blatter et al.And former VP, Jack Warner has also said that Qatar bought the World Cup despite the host nation protesting its innocence.England and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…The arrest is further fall from grace for Michel Platini who was touted as FIFA’s next president in 2016 following Sepp Blatter’s ban. Indeed, Platini received £1.35m from FIFA and has already served a major chunk of his four-year ban.Platini has continued to deny any wrongdoing but his reputation has already been tarnished.Indeed it is sad to see such a great player being the focus of such a huge controversy. The Qatar 2022 scandal is unlikely to be forgotten soon.Platini won the Balon d’Or three times in a row following his exploits for France and Juventus. He also represented the likes of Nancy Lorraine and AS Saint-Etienne.With France, he lifted the European Championships back in 1984.More to follow….
The footballers released a statement today condemning the problems they are having at the club and Friday’s friendly against Chester was canceled.The Bolton Wanderers‘ footballers are under stress right now as they say the team owns them 20 weeks of pay.And the friendly against Chester on Friday was canceled after the players refused to play if they haven’t been paid.“The players and coaching staff have not been paid by the club for 20 weeks and the administrators have not offered any financial assistance,” the players wrote a press release as quoted by The Guardian.“It is our understanding that there are sufficient funds to provide financial help immediately, but there has been none.”“As we have stated in a previous statement, all this has caused severe mental and emotional stress, affecting both our professional and personal lives, and this has now only increased,” they say.“Certain individuals are in need of support and none has been forthcoming from the club.”Keith Hill is set to protect Bolton’s young players Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 After the team’s takeover last week, the club has only relied on youth players, and manager Keith Hill wants to protect them and give them chances for the future.“With the new season looming, it is becoming impossible to prepare correctly for the challenge ahead,” the footballers added.“Contracted players and staff have returned to what they hoped would be a resolved situation and a fresh start for everyone.”“They have undertaken their duties and obligations with diligence and professionalism but how long is it reasonable for us to do so without being paid?” they concluded.📰 Statement on behalf of Paul Appleton, Joint Administrator for Bolton Wanderers.👉🏻 https://t.co/OGMBPjDNMR#BWFC 🐘🏰— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) July 17, 2019
The Brazilian winger is wanted by some clubs in Europe, but according to Marc Overmars, his future will be known next week.22-year-old Brazilian winger David Neres is a product of the Sao Paulo youth system.He joined the Paulistas in 2007, and it was in 2016 when he debuted professionally with the senior squad.The next year he moved to Europe, where he has been playing with Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax.Now, the team’s sports director Marc Overmars has said his future will be decided in the next week.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Next week will be decisive for David Neres, he has an offer, but the intention is for us to lead Ajax next season,” Overmars told Spanish media outlet As.“He was able to go to China in the winter, but we will not let him go, we want to see how it worked for Ajax.”“But he is now international with Brazil, the development of Neres is the merit of Ajax, of the team and certainly of the coach, Erik ten Hag,” he added.“That can play an important role now, but I understand that it can be seen in a different way.”
The UEFA Super Cup is set to be played tomorrow by Chelsea and Liverpool in Turkey, and the game will be officialized by a group of female referees.Referee Stephanie Frappart, and assistants Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O’Neill, will take charge of the UEFA Super Cup.And for her and the group of female officials, this is a big honor and a big responsibility.“Of course my life has changed because I’m more popular around the world now,” said Frappart to The Guardian.“I’ve already been appointed to Ligue 1 in France so I know the feeling and how to deal with my emotions. It is not the first appointment to a big game for me so I know the meaning behind it.”Chairman of the Referees’ Association in England, Paul Field, added: “It is an outstanding achievement for anybody to get a final of this prestige and I think it can do nothing but be positive for the women’s game.”“We’ve already got some outstanding female match officials in England and anything that gives them a lift in terms of profile in the game has to be good.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We absolutely applaud it, as long as it’s done on ability, and not just because she’s female. She’s there because she’s an outstanding referee,” he said.“We absolutely want her to have a fantastic game tomorrow.”“A fantastic game because that positivity will ring out around the English game in particular, that’s where my focus is, and we need successful dedicated women who also have a little bit of luck in life, have fewer poor big games, instead having the games that they officiate go well and as a result has a positive impact,” he commented.“What you don’t want is someone to have a poor game, because that can set you back years.”Under the lights 🦅👌#SuperCup pic.twitter.com/yL0FOHGseT— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 13, 2019
Tammy Abraham receives disgusting racial abuse after the Super Cup defeat.In a report publicised by The Daily Mail, following Chelsea’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Liverpool in the European Super Cup. The young striker was the target of racial abuse.The 21- year old, missed the game-deciding penalty, in the game between the Champions League winners and the Europa League winners.The game between the two English clubs took place in the Besijtas Arean, Istanbul, Turkey.Liverpool stand in goalkeeper, Adrian saved Abraham’s spot-kick with his legs.Racial awareness and understanding organisation Kick it out public addressed the abuse that the player had taken immediately after the game and labeled it disgusting.Our statement following reports of racist abuse directed at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup match. #KickItOut pic.twitter.com/bqWIPMk1B3— Kick It Out (@kickitout) August 15, 2019Kick It Out said:Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Last night we received reports of racist abuse directed at Tammy Abraham on social media after Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup match.”“Such abuse is now increasingly predictable, but no less disgusting.”“We send our support to Tammy and reiterate our call for Twitter and other social companies to clamp down on this level of abuse.”“This is a call to action – we want to know what they are going to do to tackle this insidious problem.”The abuse included the use of vile and racially motivated language, as well as racially charged videos.racial abuse has risen its ugly head of late and has come to the forefront as a problem within football.Recently a Queens Park Rangers u18 team were exposed to racial abuse on the field of play in a preseason game in SpainThe side eventually left the field of play to a barrage of racial taunts and monkey noises.Kick it out has recently called on the Football Association to take firmer action and invoke sterner punishments for clubs whose fans demonstrate racial abuse.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 03: Match ball with the ‘Kick it out’ logo on display pre match during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Cardiff City at Etihad Stadium on April 03, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
According to Manchester City forward Tessa Wullaert his team can focus now on the UEFA Women’s Champions League after defeating Manchester United on Saturday.For the first time ever, Manchester City and Manchester United played in the Women’s Super League in England.The Red Devils are participating for the first time, and the historic Manchester derby was played for the first time ever.And for Citizens’ forward Tessa Wullaert the focus is now shifting to the UEFA Women’s Champions League match against Swiss side Lugano.“We had a couple of days off after Saturday, but now it’s time to move forward and to focus on Lugano,” Wullaert said to the club’s official website.“We’re happy, even if we (know) we need to work.”“However, we can’t start against Lugano as we started against United,” she added.“We know what we have to work on now and we will do it.”“We’ve got three points which were the most important thing,” Wullaert commented.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“When you watched the game, the first half was very bad, and we know it.”She continued: “We know we can do much better (and) we made a lot of technical faults.”“In the locker room, we knew that we had to do much better. That’s what we did in the second period.”“We tried to find more spaces, to keep the ball and put more intensity and then we scored,” she said.“They had many opportunities, but we won 1-0 and we can be happy even if we didn’t play well.”Confirmed ➡ Manchester is blue! 💙🔵🔴 #mancity pic.twitter.com/a1OjyZu7e4— Man City Women (@ManCityWomen) September 7, 2019
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of Board of Supervisors candidates and local organizations will call on state legislators today to pass a bill that would mandate rent control statewide.Assembly Bill 1482 would limit rent increases to once per year at a maximum of about 10% and prevent property owners from evicting tenants without cause. Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, introduced the bill in February. Since then, the Assembly approved it in May and it is currently under committee consideration in the state Senate.Nora Vargas and Sophia Rodriguez, candidates for Board of Supervisors District 1, are expected to attend the news conference at the Olivewood Gardens Apartments, where some tenants have alleged their rent has increased by up to 50%. Representatives of the San Diego Organizing Project and Service Employees International Union Local 221 will also attend.“I have served the San Diego community all my life, as a head start teacher and foster mother,” said Dinah Pipkins, an Olivewood resident. “I moved into Olivewood Garden Apartments with the impression that it was affordable housing for seniors.”The news conference is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Olivewood Gardens Apartments. August 29, 2019 Rent control supporters call for passage of bill capping rent increases Posted: August 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom,
September 8, 2019 Two men stabbed during street fight in Rolando Posted: September 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two men were stabbed and one suspect was in custody after a street fight today in the Rolando neighborhood, police said.At about 5 a.m., a group became involved in a brawl near University Avenue, Officer S. Foster of the San Diego Police Department said.Five men and a woman were in the street when three men came up and confronted the group and allegedly attacked two men in the group. The fight moved from the street to an alley.Two victims were stabbed in the torso and arms, Foster said. The wounds were non-life threatening and the two victims were taken to a hospital.Police took one of the alleged attackers into custody and the other two fled the scene.
September 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego-based owners and operators of the conservative One America News Network filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit Monday against MSNBC and political commentator Rachel Maddow for saying on air the network “really literally is paid Russian propaganda.”The lawsuit filed in San Diego federal court by Herring Networks Inc., owners of the One America News Network — or OAN — calls Maddow’s on-air statements “utterly and completely false” because OAN “is wholly financed by the Herrings, an American family” and “has never been paid or received a penny from Russia or the Russian government.”Maddow and MSNBC could not immediately be reached for comment.Maddow made the statements during a July 22 segment of her show, in which she cited a Daily Beast article stating that an OAN on-air reporter was “on the payroll for the Kremlin.”Herring Networks’ court papers say the reporter, Kristian Rouz, is originally from the Ukraine and started his journalism career by writing articles for Sputnik News, which is affiliated with the Russian government. According to Herring Networks, Rouz was merely a freelancer for Sputnik who selected his own article topics for submission, and his work there had no significance toward his work for OAN.OAN demanded a retraction of Maddow’s statement, according to the suit, which says that an attorney for NBC Universal refuted that Maddow’s use of the word “literally” was not simply a figure of speech.The Herrings’ attorney, Skip Miller, said in a statement that “One America is wholly owned by the Herring family in San Diego,” who he called “as American as apple pie.”Regarding Maddow’s statements, Miller said, “This is a false and malicious libel, and they’re going to answer for it in a court of law.”The suit also accuses Comcast, which owns MSNBC, of refusing to carry OAN on its cable service “because it counters the liberal message of MSNBC,” an act the plaintiffs call “blatant censorship.”OANN’s announcement of the lawsuit can be read here: www.oann.com/rachel-maddow-lawsuit/ Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, One America News Network files $10 million defamation lawsuit against MSNBC & Maddow Posted: September 9, 2019
Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom Border Patrol reports significant drop in arrests at U.S.-Mexico border Posted: September 12, 2019 Dan Plante, KUSI Newsroom, September 12, 2019 Updated: 4:52 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Border Patrol officials shared the latest border arrest numbers at a news conference Thursday morning.According to new numbers, local border apprehensions are the highest since 2010. But despite a year-to-year increase, there’s been a steep decline — a 43 percent drop from May to August in San Diego.At the national level, apprehensions are down 56 percent over the past three months.Officials say the drop is due to improvements on the border wall as well as Mexico’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter
The decision to make that investment, according to Teoh’s testimony, was because “the future is mobile”. He added that he had the trust of his board when questioned whether such a massive decision could be made without much more than his say-so and a spreadsheet that, as Hodge later exposed through questioning, was allegedly manipulated to shift the investment from being a negative net present value (NPV) to a positive one by changing a few values on a spreadsheet. “You didn’t care about the NPV because you wanted to get into mobile,” said Hodge. Later in the cross examination, Hodge said to Teoh: “You wanted to do this not matter what,” which Teoh refuted. The ability of TPG to make quick decisions was because “we are not that bureaucratic,” Teoh said. “We are quite agile. Things move quite fast in the company.” At the completion of the spectrum auction in December last year, Hodge noted that the model used by the board on 6 April 2017 was quite different to the one used just four days later, when TPG sought funding to cover its successful purchase at the spectrum auction. In that new model, changes were allegedly made to customer acquisition forecasts — from 45,000 customers per month to 60,000, as well as changes to finance rates — which resulted in the NPV moving from minus AU$288 million to AU$790 million, a turnaround of over a billion dollars. The ACCC’s opposition to the merger is based on the commission’s belief that an independent TPG could build a new mobile network, offering customers more choice than the existing Telstra, Optus and Vodafone hegemony. Under cross-examination, Teoh said TPG had many advantages of the incumbent network operators as it has no need to support legacy 2G and 3G networks, owns significant fibre backhaul, and has its own international links. It was for these reasons that Teoh believed TPG could do better than the initial models that had been presented to his board. Teoh’s testimony and cross examination will continue in the coming days, with the court to look into the impact of the government’s decision to block the use of Huawei as a supplier as well as where Vodafone fits into the picture. Opening days The ACCC has argued that blocking the proposed merger of TPG and Vodafone would increase competition in the mobile market, saying TPG would then be compelled to build a new network if the merger is derailed. The Federal Court will decide whether the ACCC’s attempt to block the proposed merger between TPG and Vodafone is bad for the market, or if the merger will actually increase competition by pushing TPG to build the country’s fourth mobile network. David Teoh began his testimony late on the second day of the hearing, following several hours of the court being closed during which Vodafone and TPG revealed confidential information including financial information and commercial plans. During his examination by Hodge, Teoh’s answers regarding TPG’s planned 4G and 5G networks were vague, saying that a number of factors, such as the ban on the use of Huawei equipment and the telco’s capacity to upgrade from 4G to 5G had influenced the company’s decision to abandon plans to build a fourth mobile network. The government’s decision to ban Huawei has hit TPG hard. The arguments made by TPG and Vodafone, reported by Nine media, put forth that the ACCC’s decision to block the merger for competition reasons was made without an understanding of the commercial environment and how the market works.During opening statements at the Federal Court, where TPG and Vodafone are fighting against the ACCC’s ruling, Vodafone’s legal counsel Peter Brereton reportedly said: “The notion that TPG would, if the merger’s blocked, roll out a mobile network is just not of the real commercial world”. And while TPG does have a substantial slab of mobile spectrum, it was now “wasting away” according the TPG’s counsel, Ruth Higgins.The ACCC’s case, meanwhile, is more straightforward. The competition watchdog says that if the merger of TPG and Vodafone is blocked, TPG will have no choice but to build a new network. Typically, the ACCC blocks mergers when it reduces existing competition. But this opposition by the ACCC is about influencing a company’s future business plans. In effect, it’s saying the block would force TPG into building its network. The ACCC believes an independent TPG would build its own mobile network, in competition with Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, giving consumers another option. This position by the ACCC was influenced by TPG’s deployment of microcells for its targeted rollout of its own network — before it was cancelled — and its decision to buy mobile spectrum. The case will continue for about three weeks. Related Coverage TPG profits halved from abandoning mobile network rollout after Huawei banACCC on TPG-Vodafone: Consumers need the benefits of vigorous competitionTPG reiterates claim of needing Vodafone merger post-Huawei banVodafone Australia and TPG head to court for merger approvalTPG is still king of NBN speed report TPG’s founder, executive chairman and CEO David Teoh, was put under the microscope by Michael Hodge QC, counsel for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC), during the third day of the Federal Court case on Vodafone and TPG’s blocked merger. Through detailed questioning, Hodge has painted a picture of the TPG board being largely directed by Teoh’s desire to move into the mobile market and establish a fourth mobile phone network. In his affidavit, Teoh said he was confident of the company’s plan to build a mobile network. That plan, or business model, as it was called during his testimony, was a spreadsheet model that allegedly considered a number of factors such as the company’s ability to acquire mobile customers, the cost of spectrum, the cost of building infrastructure, and financial considerations such as weighted average cost of capital and their impact on the net president value of the company’s investment. Hodge engaged into a line of questioning that worked through Teoh and TPG’s decision making through board meetings. During questioning, it was revealed that in a series of meetings held through late 2016 and early 2017, TPG’s board approved increasing amounts that could be used to bid for valuable 700MHz mobile spectrum that was being auctioned by ACMA. From an initial approval of AU$800M around April 2016, the board incrementally increased its approval to AU$900M, then AU$1 billion, before eventually authorising AU$1.26 billion by April 2017.
NEXT 1 – 5 of 6 Facebook. Defensive much? (ZDNet YouTube) Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money? There you were thinking that if there were a lot more smaller tech companies, as opposed to a mere few monopolist types, there’d be more competition. Don’t be silly.Always playing politics, those attorneys general, you know. Unlike corporations like Google, Facebook, and the Koch Corporation, which strictly adhere to the pursuit of capital gains.Unless, that is, those pesky politicians get in the way. Then these corporations are forced to hire politically astute lobbyist bouncers to restore the natural order.Let’s be honest, fairness doesn’t seem such a popular concept these days. Yet in the Wall Street Journal, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton — whose main interest is Google — insisted he had no interest in threatening Google’s size. Instead, this was a little bucolic exploration. Paxton said: “The British pastor Charles Spurgeon once wrote that ‘a village is a hive of glass, where nothing unobserved can pass.’ We are simply asking Google to pull back the curtains and let us see if the village gates are truly open.”In Agatha Christie novels, when they pull back the curtains, there are always troubling skeletons to be found.Please, I’m not here to state rights and wrongs, even if large companies rarely seem to enjoy actually competing fairly. Why, here’s an article entitled: “Explainer: Advertising executives point to five ways Google stifles business.”I prefer to focus on the amusing image of Facebook and Google, supposed repositories of all things liberal, now holding hands and skipping down village pathways with the repository of singularly conservative thought, the Koch family.You see, we can all work together. We just have to try. Google Facebook is the latest tech giant to admit contractors are snooping on your conversations Yet along comes Americans For Prosperity to declare: Hold on you prickly poseurs, Google and Facebook have good people on both sides.Should you be unfamiliar with Americans For Prosperity, it’s one of the many advocacy tentacles of the Koch family.And it’s released a passionate appeal to caring humans to vehemently protest, should America’s Attorneys Generals become overly beastly to Google and Facebook.The appeal comes in the form of ads that declare: “Don’t Let Government Abuse Antitrust Authority.” Oddly, these ads are running on, oh, Facebook.Currently, State Attorney Generals far and wide across America — as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice — have launched antitrust probes against those bastions of the fair fight, Google and Facebook. And perhaps against other tech companies, too.Americans For Prosperity says it’s “encouraging AGs to focus their investigation on real, measurable consumer harm and anti-competitive practices.”You see, this is all for you, dear consumer. Americans For Prosperity wants to protect you from the grasping egos of Attorney Generals. It believes, you see, that “consumers will be worse off if antitrust laws are used to advance a political agenda by threatening or breaking up successful companies.”And there you were thinking that Facebook owning Instagram and WhatsApp was a bit much. Facebook Wait.The enemy of my friend is my enemy. Well, sometimes.But the enemy of my enemy is definitely my friend, even if it’s the sort of friendship that is often conducted in quiet, darkened places. Social media cannot be trusted without these… SEE FULL GALLERY Drowning in tabs? Here’s how to make Google Chrome work for you I’m moved, therefore, by a public declaration of, if not friendship, then certainly solidarity that’s just been offered to Google and Facebook.These two basically friendly — and even, in one case, friend-based — companies are suddenly accused of being menaces to society. FBI seeks to monitor Facebook, oversee mass social media data collection Top 10 developer skills you need to work at Facebook (TechRepublic) Facebook Portal Plus with Alexa at Amazon Android 10: The five best new features explained (ZDNet YouTube) Facebook wants to simplify privacy settings for groups (CNET) PREV Apple disputes Google’s accuracy on recent iOS hacks, and they may be right Facebook Portal with Alexa at Amazon Google is a bald-faced IoT liar and its Nest pants are on fire It’s all to protect you. Screenshot by ZDNet The friend of my friend is my enemy. How to streamline collaboration with these G Suite apps (TechRepublic) Must-see offers The best Google Assistant and Google Home devices of 2019 (CNET) They are going to leave Facebook: A chat with social networkers Revolution Populi