Prime Minister Trudeau Premier Couillard march in Montreals Pride parade

first_imgMONTREAL – Thousands of cheering spectators lined the streets of Montreal on Sunday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued what has become a yearly tradition of walking in the city’s colourful Pride parade.Wearing white pants and a pink button down shirt, the prime minister yelled “Happy Pride” as he marched alongside his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, as well as Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and other dignitaries.Less than a week before the kickoff of Quebec’s election campaign, politicians from all three levels of government could be spotted among the amid the parade’s sequins, rainbow flags and whirling dancers.At a press conference ahead of the event, Trudeau called for an end to the use of the word “tolerance” as a benchmark for the treatment of diverse communities.“We need to talk about acceptance, we need to talk about openness, we need to talk about friendship, we need to talk about love — not just tolerance,” he said to cheers.Trudeau began his day at an upscale hotel in Old Montreal, where he attended a Pride-themed Liberal fundraising brunch in the company of Montreal-born “Queer Eye” TV personality Antoni Porowski.As guests snacked on foie gras appetizers and lobster rolls, the prime minister and Porowski discussed topics ranging from Montreal’s food scene to the continued importance of Pride events.Trudeau noted that LGBTQ youth are still more likely to be homeless or have suicidal thoughts, despite the progress that has been made towards equality.The prime minister planned to end the day in his home riding of Papineau, where he was set to announce his nomination as a candidate for the 2019 election.last_img read more

Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced People In Myanmars Kachin State

first_imgUNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt travelled to Myitkyina township in Kachin State on Thursday, where over 100,000 people have been displaced since a cease-fire agreement between the Myanmar armed forces and ethnic armed groups broke down in 2011.Angelina Jolie Pitt in Myitkyina township, Kachin State, MyanmarCredit/Copyright: UNHCR/T.StoddartShe spoke with displaced families and heard about challenges related to access to basic services, particularly health care. A 90-year-old woman described how she has been displaced for most of her life, approximately 10 times since the 1960s, and most recently in 2012.Jolie Pitt also spoke with a family who had just arrived after fleeing Sumprabum township in northern Kachin State and spending 10 days in the forest. “We have relatives and friends who are still stranded in the forest. They need help urgently,” the head of the family said.Jolie Pitt stressed the importance of humanitarian access to assist the displaced families. No local or international humanitarian actors have been able to access this conflict area since clashes started in late June this year.“Women and girls need to have a meaningful and active role in the peace process,” said the Special Envoy. “With cease-fire talks and the upcoming elections, it’s essential that all of Myanmar’s people, including those displaced, can be engaged in decisions that affect their future.”Source:UNHCRlast_img read more

Naidu condemns Centres move to invoke OSA in Rafale case

first_imgAmaravati (AP), Mar 7 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged the Modi government was trying to silence the media through “unconstitutional means”, condemning the Centre’s threat of invoking action under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) against The Hindu newspaper in the Rafale case.The government Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents related to the deal were stolen from the Defence Ministry and threatened the newspaper with action for publishing articles based on them. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”Instead of coming clean on alleged irregularities of Rafale deal brought out by The Hindu and Mr N Ram, the Modi govt is trying to silence the press through unconstitutional means by creating a climate of fear. It signals an imminent possibility of the breakdown of democracy,” the chief minister tweeted. “After misguiding SC, misleading the nation, destroying all vital institutions of the country, Modi govt’s threat to file cases under Official Secrets Act against The Hindu and Mr N Ram is a serious threat to freedom of speech & expression guaranteed by the Constitution of India,” he claimed. Attorney General K K Venugopal had said before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that those who put documents on the Rafale deal in the public domain are guilty under the act and contempt of court. Unruffled by the Centre’s stand, Hindu publishing group Chairman N Ram had said nobody would get any information from the newspaper on the confidential sources who provided the documents.last_img read more

Star power doesnt matter in web space

first_imgAfter creating a niche in the film industry with her versatility, passion, and love for acting, Isha Koppikar is now working to leave her impression on the web space. The actor says she is always in search of good content and that’s all that matters to her. “My focus has always been ‘good content’. I want to do roles that are substantial, roles that one can reckon with. I want to play characters that will allow me to experiment and grow as an actor. The idea is, whatever you do, make sure you choose good content. When you work on a good project, you experience a high. I want to be in that high all the time,” says Koppikar. Also Read – The Puja carnivalOn how star power doesn’t really matter in the web business, Isha says, “In web, we care more about good actors who can justify the role. Content is the sole king here. This is because unlike movies, numbers are not an aspect to be concerned of.” The actress is currently working for ALT Balaji’s upcoming web series Fixers. She will be seen playing the character of Sub-Inspector Jayanti Javdekar, a typical Marathi woman who lives in a modest house with her young son and husband. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraFixer tells the thrilling story of a tainted ATS officer from Delhi who is drawn into the murky underbelly of Mumbai movie mafia and industrialists and becomes a fixer. Exuding immeasurable power and strength, Jayanti is the one who Malik relies on for any information or arrangements. Besides, Hindi cinema and web space, the actress has proven her acting potential in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil movies including ‘O Nanna Nalle’, ‘Jodi, Surya Vamsha’, ‘Prematho Raa’ to name a few. Being a part of this industry for more than two decades now, she has seen how the audience and their demands have evolved over the years. Isha feels, today, the audience is much smarter and it is difficult to cater to their demands and match to the level of their expectations. “This new generation has got immense exposure because of technology, as a result of which their thought process is changed. They are glued to information and are constantly looking for something meaningful. This is one of the reasons why reality-based web shows and movies are doing well,” says Koppikar who wishes to play a character like a warrior queen Wonder Woman in her career. However, in the real world, she is indeed a wonder-woman balancing a hundred things on her plate. She is not just an actor, but a wife, mother, an entrepreneur, a politician and a lot more. Sharing her mantra of managing everything so well, Isha says, “We all have to balance for better. It is all about how much you value your time as well as the time of others who are important to you. Also, it is important how you utilise that time. Like, I have a 4-year-old daughter. I can be with her all day but if I am not participating in her day-to-day activities, how am I adding value to her life as a mother,” “I believe, we all have time… we make time for what is important,” she concludes.last_img read more

DR Congo UN provides logistical support for rape trial of army general

General Kakwavu, who is currently in detention in the capital, Kinshasa, is charged with having raped two females – one of whom was aged just 13 – about seven years ago. Before his integration into the military, known as the FARDC, he led a Congolese armed group known as the UDC/FAPC. UN rights officials also followed the trial last week of 16 soldiers and a policeman on charges of rape, sexual violence and armed robbery in the Bukavu region of eastern DRC, four of whom were sentenced to death, 10 to 20 years’ hard labour, and three were released, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) spokesperson Madnodje Mounoubai told a news conference in Kinshasa today. “The joint human rights bureau acknowledges the efforts undertaken by military justice in the fight against impunity,” he said. The Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Margot Wallström, has called the DRC “the rape capital of the world.” Welcoming the opening of General Kakwavu’s trial yesterday, Ms. Wallström said: “These actions send a powerful signal that no military or political leader is above the law, and no woman is below it. In addition to prosecution, there is a need for reparation of victims. It is vital that survivors receive assistance, in particular medical interventions. The aim is not only to bring the perpetrators of sexual violence to justice, but also to ensure that victims obtain justice and care.” The trials and verdicts are the latest in a series that DRC officials have instituted in the past few weeks. Earlier this month, a military court in eastern DRC sentenced 11 members of the Congolese army accused of rape, pillaging, destruction of schools, abduction of children and other violations of physical integrity to jail terms. They included Lieutenant-Colonel Balumisa, aka Dix mille, and his second-in-command, Major Elia, who were jailed for life. The case involved the rapes of 24 women that took place in Katasomwa in South Kivu province in 2009. Last month, a military court sentenced several army officers and soldiers for rape and other human rights abuses, marking the first time that a high-ranking commander and several other personnel serving with the Congolese national armed forces were arrested, tried and sentenced for conflict-related sexual violence. Lt. Col. Kibibi Mutware was reportedly sentenced to 20 years in jail after being found guilty of crimes against humanity for sending his troops to rape, beat and loot from the population of Fizi, in eastern DRC, during the night of 1 to 2 January 2011. Judges also sentenced three officers serving under the commander to 20 years in jail and five soldiers to between 10 and 15 years. Meanwhile, a delegation from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is on its first visit to the DRC as a follow-up to a report released last October that described “indescribable” atrocities committed from 1993 to 2003, when tens of thousands of people were killed, and numerous others raped and mutilated by both armed Congolese groups and foreign military forces. During its four-day stay, the delegation is meeting with national authorities to discuss “a global strategy of transitional justice, including notably prosecution of criminals, a reparations programme, gender justice and security sector reform,” Mr. Mounoubai said. Since 1999, the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC has overseen the vast country’s emergence from years of civil war and factional chaos, culminating most notably in 2006 with the first democratic elections in over four decades. But fighting has continued in the east where the bulk of UN forces are deployed. 30 March 2011United Nations human rights officials are providing technical and logistical support to military justice authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the rape trial of General Jerôme Kakwavu, the highest ranking national army officer to be prosecuted for such crimes. read more

On SouthSouth Day Annan urges developing nations to fully use their creativity

Marking United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on developing countries to use every resource at their disposal and to encourage their global diasporas to offer their knowledge and skills to the development of their countries of origin. “Poverty in the South results in large part from underutilization and misallocation of resources, not from any deficit of creativity or potential,” he said in a message for the Day, whose theme this year – Celebrating the Global South: Diversity and Creativity – seeks to draw attention to the range and depth of talent in the developing world. “Through sharing ideas, knowledge and skills, developing countries can address these weaknesses and build on their strengths. They can promote economic growth, stimulate job creation and advance their shared development agenda,” he added. Mr. Annan noted that at September’s UN World Summit, leaders expressed strong support for South-South cooperation. Developing countries have launched the South Fund for Development and Humanitarian Assistance and established the Asian-African Strategic Partnership. In Africa, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) continues its work on good governance and economic development. “These developments highlight a growing consensus around coordinated action,” he concluded. “On this Day for South-South Cooperation, let us reaffirm our commitment to building a better future for the South, and for all humanity.” read more

Following Argentina Grandmother reunion UN experts urge support for families of disappeared

The appeal comes after the reunion of Estela de Carlotto, President of the Argentinian human rights organisation Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, with her grandson after a 36-year search. He was born in 1978 to Ms. de Carlotto’s daughter, Laura, who was disappeared by the military regime. He was taken away as a baby from his mother who was subsequently killed, and his identity has been substituted all these years. “What happened to Ms. de Carlotto should be of hope and encouragement for all the families across the globe who tirelessly continue the search for their loved ones,” the experts said in a statement released by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR). “However, it is essential that families of disappeared and organizations working on their behalf be fully supported by States that should assume their duty to secure the rights for truth, justice and reparation.” The experts are from the Working Group on enforced or involuntary disappearances; the Committee on Enforced Disappearances; as well as the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff; and the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, Morad El-Shazly.“Events like this reinforce our strong commitment and resolve to continue our work to solve each case of enforced disappearance before us,” the Working Group added. “The enforced disappearance of a child is an extreme form of violence against children, and an exacerbation of the violation of the rights protected by the Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.” The Committee on Enforced Disappearances also noted that Ms. de Carlotto and her organization were one of the main actors who pushed for the draft and adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. “Ms. de Carlotto, like many other women, channelled her personal tragedy in a campaign for the hundreds of thousands who have disappeared. Therefore, it is highly symbolical that her courage and tireless fight have finally led to the identification of her grandson,” the Committee’s experts added.“It is now our duty to intensify our efforts to promote the ratification and implementation of the Convention by all States, as a preventive tool against the repetition of such tragedies,” the Committee’s experts stressed.“Thousands of cases of enforced disappearance continue to be unresolved. Behind each is a personal story,” said Morad El-Shazly. “We should never forget that throughout the world there are mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters, sons, siblings and friends who are still waiting to know the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones.” read more

Cleaner found guilty of stealing Russian billionaires £330000 luxury watches spared jail

first_img“There was a high degree of trust reposed in the defendant,” he added. “They were clearly watches of substantial value, not just in terms of monetary worth.” Passing sentence, Judge Michael Grieve QC said: “Timur Sardarov was your employer over a period of at least eight years.“I saw Mr Sardarov give evidence in the trial of your friend and co-defendant Ms Cantos and you were indeed a trusted cleaner.“You let him and his wife down very badly and I hope you are aware of that. Gambling addiction is one of the scourges of modern times. It draws people like yourself to do very shameful and hurtful things.”Montes, of Colney Hatch Lane, Barnet, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.Dal-Pont, formerly of Gatliff Road, Westminster, was jailed to 16 months last month. Timur Sardarov had previously forgiven Montes for taking his wife's Rolex in 2014 The cleaner of a Russian billionaire who stole £330,000 worth of luxury watches from his Kensington home has been spared jail because of her employee’s immense wealth, a court has heard.Charisse Montes, 32, stole eight Hublot and Rolex watches worth between £25,000 and £65,000 each from Timur Sardarov, son of oil tycoon Rashid Sardarov, while he was away on a business trip.The burglary, which took place in June 2015, saw Montes pocket £22,000 after exchanging them with crooked pawnbroker Mattia Dal-Pont. Dal-Point was later caught handling stolen goods during an undercover police sting on his shop, while Montes was found in possession of £4,240 cash on her arrest, along with three iPads, a laptop and seven designer handbags. Timur Sardarov had previously forgiven Montes for taking his wife’s Rolex in 2014Credit:Central news Pictured: Mattia Dal-Pont, the pawnbroker  caught in a police sting buying luxury handbags and watches  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But yesterday Montes escaped custody after her defence barrister, Rupert Russell, asked the Judge to place her crime in “context” with Mr Sardarov’s wealth, who he pointed out was an “extremely wealthy man”.Mr Russell also claimed that his client’s crime had been “driven” by a gambling addiction, citing evidence showing a casino app on her phone had made 2,429 ‘plays’ in the year leading up to her arrest.“She is deeply remorseful for what she has done. She does now have that under control,” he added.“She was also receiving texts from her co-defendant, Mr Dal-Pont, encouraging her to come forward with more watches. She was working as a part-time cleaner but she has in fact lost that job.”However, prosecutor Edward Franklin told Southwark Crown Court that her actions had been a “betrayal” of Mr Sardarov, who had rehired her out of “mercy” after she was sacked in 2014 for taking his wife’s Rolex. Pictured: Mattia Dal-Pont, the pawnbroker  caught in a police sting buying luxury handbags and watches last_img read more

Close roads so children can play in the street like their parents

first_imgNearly 500 communities are now involved in the Playing Out initiative  Although NHS guidelines suggest that, from the age of five, children need 60 minutes of physical activity a day only 21 per cent of boys and 16 per cent of girls achieve that.Each extra hour of activity daily is associated with 0.5 lower Body Mass Index, but declining exercise levels means that one in three youngsters in Britain is now overweight or obese.The Playing Out movement was founded in 2011 by Alice Ferguson, a mother who wanted her own children to be able to play in the street, as she had done as a child.The Bristol study found children using the scheme were outdoors for at least 70 per cent of the time that the roads were closed.Mrs Ferguson said: “We never expected it to take off like this and to have so many amazing outcomes for whole street communities.“This growing movement is really starting to challenge the idea that ‘playing out’ is a thing of the past.“Children today need the chance to be outside, active, making friends and being part of their communities just as much as we did a generation ago”. Roads should be closed regularly to allow children to play in the street as they did a generation ago, health experts have said, after a study showed pilot schemes increased youngsters’ activity five-fold.More than 500 communities in Britain have already signed up to the ‘Playing Out’ initiative, which works with local councils to temporarily pedestrianise roads for an hour or two each week to allow children to play safely near their homes.A new analysis of the simple scheme by the University of Bristol found that residents reported a greater sense of a community, overall happiness, and said their areas were more friendly and safer. One woman claimed the project had even helped her combat post-natal depression.Children’s activity levels also soared by between three and five-fold on the road closure days, and parents said skills such as cycling and road safety awareness had also improved. As more children started to get to know each other, the study authors found that a ‘calling for you’ culture developed where youngsters began drop in on each other to see if their new friends wanted to play outdoors.Youngsters interviewed said that were it not for the scheme they would usually be sitting inside, watching TV, playing video games, or eating pizza.‘We know that time spent outdoors is related to greater daily physical activity and reduced risk of obesity,” said Angie Page, Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health at Bristol University.“This resident-led intervention shows the potential for meaningful increases in physical activity as well as social benefits to both children and the communities in which they live.“It is relatively low cost, scaleable and potentially sustainable – this is why it makes sense for public health.” Children said without the scheme they would be indoors watching TV or eating pizza Credit:Nick Turner Phtography  Nearly 500 communities are now involved in the Playing Out initiative Credit: Nick Turner Photography Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A girl jumps in a skipping rope  Children and adults have made new friends thanks to the scheme Credit:Nick Tuner Photography  Parents who have established schemes in their area say it has completely changed communities.Alison Stenning, a mother and ‘Playing Out’ organiser from North Tyneside said: “The kids all know each other now, across different ages and regardless of the school they go to. Some of the older kids now babysit for the younger ones“Lots of them have learnt to ride their bikes or scooters during playing out sessions. Older kids have taught younger kids to skip, blow bubbles, play hopscotch.“The adults play too with their own and other kids. I bought a scooter of my own for street play. We all know each other much better than we did before. We chat to each other in the street, on the school run etc. Lots of us have been to each other’s houses for drinks and foodA second report by researcher Tim Gill, author of ‘No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society’, found that the scheme was particularly helpful in disadvantaged areas where children had no parks or where streets were dangerous.“My study shows that play streets are not just for up-and-coming urban areas and leafy suburbs: they can succeed in poorer areas too,” said Mr Gill.“Local authorities must make the bureaucracy as simple as possible, and give practical help to residents, if they are to reach the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.” Children said without the scheme they would be indoors watching TV or eating pizza A little girl pushes her scooter along a closed roadCredit: Nick Turner Photography A little girl pushes her scooter along a closed roadlast_img read more

Akai Pro Unveils the SynthStation25 Keyboard for iPhone

first_imgIf you’ve always wanted to turn your iPhone into a musical instrument like these guys did when they performed on the New York City Subway, now’s your chance. Akai Pro has announced they’re now shipping the SynthStation25 Keyboard Controller for iPhone and iPod Touch, along with an companion SynthStation iOS App that can turn your mobile device into a fully functional and semi-portable music studio. The SynthStation25 Keyboard is a 25-note keyboard with space at the top to dock your iPhone or iPod Touch. When the phone is docked, you can use your phone to record music, add effects to the music you’re playing, get an extra set of piano keys, or manage audio outputs from the touch-screen. If you use the companion SynthStation iOS app, you get additional sound controls, synthesizers and drum machines, and the ability to take your music with you and work with it on your phone. The SynthStation 25 Keyboard Controller is available now for $299.99 retail price, and the SynthStation mobile app is available now in the iTunes App Store at $1.99 for a limited time, after which it’ll go back up to its $9.99 regular price.AdChoices广告last_img read more

Hayabusa la sonde a bien rapporté des particules dastéroïde

first_imgHayabusa : la sonde a bien rapporté des particules d’astéroïdeAprès des mois de suspense intenable pour les chercheurs de l’agence d’exploration spatiale japonaise (Jaxa), cette dernière vient d’annoncer la présence de quelque 1.500 particules d’astéroïde dans les échantillons rapportés par la sonde Hayabusa. Dans un communiqué, la Jaxa annonce : “Après analyse de poussières présentes dans la collecte, nous avons constaté que presque toutes étaient extraterrestres et avons abouti à la conclusion qu’il s’agissait de particules provenant de l’astéroïde Itokawa”, celui-ci étant vieux de plusieurs dizaines à plusieurs centaines de millions d’années. La confirmation de cette nouvelle est d’autant plus importante qu’il s’agit des toutes premières matières d’un corps céleste autre que la Lune à avoir été rapportées sur Terre. À lire aussiPour le nouvel An, la sonde New Horizons va accomplir un survol historiqueLes 1.500 particules évoquées présentent toutes une taille inférieure à dix microns. L’exploitation de technologies spéciales s’avère donc nécessaire pour permettre des analyses plus poussées. “Nous espérons qu’en poursuivant les analyses des poussières d’Itokawa, nous apporterons une nouvelle contribution à la compréhension de l’origine du système solaire”, s’enthousiasme l’agence japonaise.La capsule de la sonde Hayabusa contenant ces précieux échantillons avait été récupérée en juin dernier dans le désert australien, après avoir effectué en sept ans, un périlleux voyage dans l’espace de quelque six milliards de kilomètres. Elle avait alors été confiée au centre de recherche de Sagamihara, situé à Kanagawa, à l’ouest de Tokyo.Le 17 novembre 2010 à 09:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Learn Expert SEO Skills and Improve Your Websites Google Ranking

first_img Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Stay on target Complete SEO Certification Training Bundle – $30See Deal Try using Google to search for your website. If it didn’t appear on the first page, then your site may require search engine optimization. Not sure what that is? Find out and save over 90 percent with the Complete SEO Certification Training Bundle, just $24.30 with code NEWYEAR2019.Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo employ algorithms that rank websites according to certain criteria. The more common benchmarks include keyword usage, readability, and mobile friendliness but, in fact, there are many more that also play a role. And that’s why search engine optimization — or SEO — is so important. With it you can manipulate a website so that it appears near the top of any search engine’s ranking, thus making it easier to find.The Complete SEO Certification Training Bundle, which is valued at $980, offers all the instruction needed to become an expert in this growing field of study. It includes eight beginner-friendly courses that take this oftentimes complex subject and breaks it down into smaller components, making it easier to understand. It’s perhaps the fastest and most economical way for both amateurs and professionals alike to become adept with this important skill set.If you work with websites then this is training that you absolutely must have. Hurry, though: The Complete SEO Certification Training Bundle is normally discounted to $30 but, if you use the promo code NEWYEAR2019 this week at checkout, you’ll pay just $24.30. Want your products featured in the Geek.com Shop? Learn more about how to sell your products online!last_img read more

WWE attendance 102106 Northeast tour TV tapings

first_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Pinterest ROH on Sinclair Results – 10/4/14 (Elgin/Ciampa – ROH Title) Twitter Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kurt Angle Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollinscenter_img WWE attendance figures from October 2 to October 6, 2014.* 10/2 WWE NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida: 130 fans.* 10/3 WWE live event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 4,700 fans.* 10/3 WWE NXT live event in Cocoa Beach, Florida: 100 fans.* 10/4 WWE live event in Providence, Rhode Island: 5,500 fans.* 10/4 WWE live event in Trenton, New Jersey: 4,000 fans.* 10/4 WWE NXT live event in Port Pierce, Florida: 160 fans.* 10/5 WWE live event in Bridgeport, Connecticut: 3,000 fans.* 10/5 WWE live event in Allentown, Pennsylvania: 4,400 fans.* 10/6 WWE RAW/Superstars TV Tapings in Brooklyn, New York: 11,800 fans (sellout)Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ VIDEO: WWE.com interview with Triple H for 10/6/14 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Viewer numbers for 10/5 WWE Total Divas, viewers are uplast_img read more

Camp to aid youth affected by loved ones substance use

first_imgNature tends to have a calming effect.That’s why Lifeline Connections is partnering with national nonprofit Eluna Network to host camps for kids ages 9 through 12 who have been affected by the substance use of a loved one.Camp Mariposa, as it’s called, will offer year-round recreational opportunities to participants. Six weekends a year, kids will get to camp at Lewis River Campground in Yacolt from Friday afternoon to Sunday after lunch. The first camp will be in September. The capacity is 36 kids, and kids can attend up to four years of camp if they are age eligible.In the six months when kids don’t camp, the program will still offer a daytime group outing such as going to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, or visiting the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Parents can attend these daytime activities.“The idea is to get these kids in a setting with other kids who have had similar experiences,” said Jared Sanford, the executive director for Lifeline. “We want to get these kids in the outdoors, to get these kids in front of therapists who are at the camp, and other staff to get them to work through challenges they’ve dealt with.”Trista Wolles, the program supervisor for Camp Mariposa, explained there will be counselors at Lewis River Campground, and the staff can refer kids to more therapy outside of camp if needed. She said the goal is to have one volunteer mentor for every two campers. Volunteers will receive training before camp starts. Kids will have to undergo an application process before being accepted for the camp.last_img read more

Gracia says Watfords season doesnt depend on FA Cup success

first_imgAccording to the Hornets coach, the club’s success this season does not hinge on winning the FA Cup this weekend.Watford is set to play against Manchester City this weekend to see who will lift the FA Cup.And for the Hornets’ manager Javi Gracia, the successful season his team has had does not hinge on winning the English trophy.“I think I’ll feel very proud of my team because this season has been amazing and I said in other moments the success of this season doesn’t depend only about the final result,” he said to Sky Sports.“In my opinion, my players deserve the recognition because they’ve done many, many things well.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.He explained: “It’s only one step because we are more ambitious. It’s not enough for us, we want to improve. But I think they deserve that recognition.”“I think Manchester City is the best team in the Premier [League], not in the world because their results speak about that. They won the Premier [League] and they deserve that recognition.”“The best in the world we’ll see,” he continued.“The best in the Premier [League], yes. Yesterday I was in the LMA dinner and yeah I think he deserves that recognition as well.”“To speak about the best in the world, there are very good managers and you know there are different opinions about that. If you only speak about results you have to say the team who wins is the best,” he concluded.last_img read more

Lingman believes Morelos can play for a bigger club than Rangers

first_imgThe former Scottish Premier League midfielder believes the Colombian is one of the competition’s best players.Rangers footballer Alfredo Morelos has been grabbing headlines in the Scottish Premier League.And for his former teammate Lucas Lingman, the Colombian can play for a bigger club in England.“If he continues to score at the rate he has done in Scotland he can win a move to a bigger club in England,” Lingman told The Daily Record.“I am not surprised he’s done so well in Scotland.”“He’s mentally and physically fit enough to compete,” he added.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston 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.“Yes, mentally, he was so strong. He doesn’t care if you kick him but in Finland, he wasn’t kicked as much as he is in Scotland.”Lingman continued saying: “I hope he can play at a higher level because he is a very good player and a good person and I wish the best for him.”“I was happy that we drew Aberdeen because it’s a big chance for our young players. If you play well, who knows what can happen.”4⃣ Goals at Ibrox in an impressive display against Marseille. pic.twitter.com/CzxC17amBz— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 15, 2019last_img read more

Zlatan and Ferraris and Fiats

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has made headlines in US once again after looking down upon the quality of football on display in the MLS.Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not one to shy away from saying what’s in his mind. The Swede is currently playing in the MLS for LA Galaxy with whom he is yet to win anything of note.And Zlatan is clearly frustrated at how slow things can be on the pitch.After scoring 13 goals and providing 3 assists in 16 games, Zlatan has highlighted the gap between himself and the players around him in the MLS. In an interview to ESPN (via The Mirror), the former Manchester United striker says that the level of MLS cannot be compared to that of Europe.He told ESPN : ” MLS is not the level of Europe, to be honest. Before, I played with players either on my level or close to it which makes the game connect easier.”Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul 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.Going on to rant further about the quality of his peers, Zlatan says that he is a Ferrari among a bunch of Fiats. The enigmatic striker went as far as saying that he felt the same way when he played with Sweden.“Here, I am like a Ferrari among Fiats. And it can happen that the Ferrari can become the Fiat, or the Fiat can become the Ferrari. I had the same issue with the national [Swedish] team, though not as much.”He said: “I don’t accept it. I don’t accept when the ball doesn’t arrive, or arrives too late. I want them to come up to my level. All of this makes me slow down a bit.“The game here [in America] could be so much faster, so much more tactical, so much more rhythmic.”And when asked about the former of LA FC star Carlos Vela, Zlatan didn’t give much credence to the Mexican’s 19 goals and 12 assists. The former Sweden international says that at Vela’s age, he was playing for the best clubs in the world.“He’s how old? 29? Do you know where I was when I was 29?”Indeed, one cannot argue with Zlatan and the facts that he presents every time he links up with the media.last_img read more

What in the world is the Leagues Cup

first_imgThe best teams from Mexico and the United States will play a small tournament, which will grow next season, in order to find the best club from both countries.With the growth of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States and the penetration of the Mexican Liga MX in Spanish and English, football is becoming one of the biggest business in America.The North American nation is hosting many of the International Champions Cup (ICC) matches.But the MLS and the Liga MX have created their own tournament to decide once and for all who the best league is.This is the Leagues Cup, an eight-team competition that will start today and will end on September 18th.The competition has yet to start and next year will be expanded from eight to sixteen clubs.Today Chicago Fire will host Cruz Azul, while Los Angeles Galaxy will do the same with Club Tijuana.And tomorrow, Club America will visit Houston Dynamo, while Tigres UANL pays a visit to Real Salt Lake.The winners will advance to the Semifinals to be played on August 20, while the big Final will be played in Las Vegas on September 18th.Chile, Alexis SanchezAlexis Sanchez rules out move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Alexis Sanchez reckons he’s still got another “five or six years left” of European football in him amid links of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.Players like Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger have said this is an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents against their Mexican counterparts.“It’s a good idea, especially since the rivalry between Mexican teams and American teams is growing,” he said.“It’s going to be interesting to see.”“I know it means for Mexican teams a lot to be playing against MLS teams,” he added.“They want to come here and show they have better teams than the MLS. At the end of the day, we will see who has the better team.”Do you know what the @LeaguesCup is? No? We got you cover, visit https://t.co/xVZj9zJD38 for more information.#LeaguesCup #MLS #LigaMX pic.twitter.com/hqHhCUMrZZ— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) July 23, 2019last_img read more

Man shot at party in a Otay Mesa West neighborhood

first_img Updated: 6:38 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 7, 2019 Man shot at party in a Otay Mesa West neighborhood 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 man was wounded by gunfire today at a party in the Otay Mesa West neighborhood, police said.The victim, a 38-year-old Hispanic man, was in the parking lot in the 3100 block of Beyer Boulevard when he was confronted by a 26-year-old acquaintance, Officer Tony Martinez of the San Diego Police Department said.During the argument, the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the legs.Southern Division detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the shooting. center_img KUSI Newsroom September 7, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Hundreds attend Drag Queen Story Hour at Chula Vista library

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, September 10, 2019 Posted: September 10, 2019 Hundreds attend Drag Queen Story Hour at Chula Vista librarycenter_img Updated: 11:14 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 SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – Hundreds of people attended the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Chula Vista Public Library today.The event went on as planned in spite of protests from local socially conservative organizations.Drag Queen Story Hour was launched in San Francisco in 2015 and has since spread across the country, even to cities in conservative states like Lincoln, Nebraska, and Juneau, Alaska. The events, according to the DQSH New York chapter, are intended to celebrate learning and play while also teaching children about confidence and gender diversity.The Chula Vista Library hosted the event with City Councilman Stephen Padilla at the library’s Civic Center Branch. The event has drawn both support and consternation from local organizations.San Diego MassResistance, a local chapter of the national conservative activist group, held a news conference Aug. 29 to demand the event’s cancellation. The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed certain chapters of the organization, though not San Diego’s, as anti-LGBTQ hate groups, a classification MassResistance vehemently denies.“This program needs to be shut down before it even starts,” said Arthur Schaper, the director of California’s state chapter of MassResistance. “Having illicit, sexually explicit adult entertainers reading to children, billing them as heroes and role models, is just unthinkable and unconscionable.”After the news conference, the local interfaith coalition DevOUT backed Drag Queen Story Hour and the city of Chula Vista by writing and signing onto a letter of support.“Our commitment to our communities is to create inclusive environments that honor the wholeness of all people,” said  the Rev. Tania Marquez of Unitarian Universalists of the South Bay, part of DevOUT. “I commend the work of the city of Chula Vista library for their commitment to create inclusive and LGBTQ+ affirming programming.”Drag Queen Story Hour took place at 4 p.m. at the Civic Center Branch library at 365 F St. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more