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UP honour killing Dalit burnt alive

first_imgHardoi (UP): A 20-year-old Dalit man was allegedly burnt alive over his relationship with a woman from another caste, a killing that his relatives said also led to his mother’s death. According to the police, the suspected case of honour killing occurred at Bhadesa area of Hardoi district on Saturday. Abhishek alias Monu was beaten up, kept hostage in a house and set ablaze, Superintendent of Police Alok Priyadarshi said. Locals who rushed to the spot on hearing his cries and took him to a local hospital. He was referred to a Lucknow hospital but succumbed to injuries on the way on Sunday, the SP said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ A relative said Monu’s mother died of shock after hearing the news. According to the SP, locals said Monu was in a relationship with a girl and had gone to meet her when the incident took place. Monu was returning after arranging Rs 25,000 for the treatment of his ailing mother, Ram Beti (60), his uncle Raju said. Monu was stopped and taken to a house by some people with whom the family had an enmity. They also snatched the money and set him ablaze, according to Raju. An FIR has been filed against five people, including two family members and two neighbours of the girl, the SP said, adding that an investigation is on.last_img read more

Scott L Schwartz Returns To Chicago To Support Alicias House Food Pantry

first_imgOn September 7, 2012 Actor/Producer/Director Scott L. Schwartz will return to Chicago, IL to show his support for Alicia’s House Food Pantry for a week of fundraising events and appearances.Scott L. Schwartz visits children’s hospitalCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsLast year, Scott helped Alicia’s House Food Pantry raise over $50,000. While Scott is in town he plans to visit the children at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Lutheran General Hospital again. Scott is a essential part of the fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry along with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas, and former Chicago Cubs catcher Randy Hundley. They will start the week of fundraising with “Tip A Star” (celebrities serving for tips) at Aurelio’s Pizza (1372 Main St., Crete, IL 60417) on Saturday September 8th from 5pm-8pm, a return visit to Manteno Veterans Home on the 12th and The Egg & I on the 13th.The most popular event on the agenda is the Celebrity Golf Outing on Saturday September 15th at Lincolnshire Country Club (390 East Richton Rd., Crete, IL), followed by dinner with the stars and the very popular silent auction.Scott L. Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including: Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, Starsky & Hutch, Spiderman, Fun With Dick And Jane, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Mentalist, Castle, among other feature films and TV shows. What most fans don’t know is that Scott is really “The Ultimate Nice Guy” and has been visiting children’s hospitals worldwide for the past 14 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. He realizes the value and impact of making a lasting impression on children with cancer and how important it is to make each child feel special. Scott enjoys visiting pediatric hospitals and bringing what joy he can into the lives of every child he visits. They are always smiling during his visits and usually begging him to return soon.Scott L. Schwartz on The MentalistCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsThis year we’re proud to announce Scott was the recipient of the CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Award (a prestigious award that others like David Beckham, Gwen Stefani among others have received).The Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation is making a difference in the lives of each child in need by continuing to visit hospitals worldwide, helping Alicia’s House Food Pantry, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Toys For Tots Foundation, and various Children’s Hospitals worldwide.Last September (2011) Alicia’s House Food Pantry closed out their week of celebrity charity events with donations totaling over fifty thousand dollars to help feed the needy. The week of fundraising started out with Scott L. Schwartz returning to WGN for an interview, making a first time appearance on NBC’s “The Talk” and visiting the South Chicago Heights Fire Department in Steger, IL. Later in the week Milt Pappas (Legendary All Star Chicago Cubs Pitcher) joined Kevin “The Butcher” Hughes and Scott L. Schwartz at Rasberry’s Pancake House for “Tip A Star” and Aurelio’s Pizza.The week of charity events ended at Lincolnshire Country Club for a day of golfing with the stars, dinner and silent auction. Some of the silent auction items included: Michael Jordan autographed picture, Mickey Mantle autographed baseball, Derek Jeter autographed picture, Michelle Monroe handbag, Other celebrity supporters included: Yoko Ono, The Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears. Top sponsors included: Goldie’s Auto Body (Mechanical & Towing) in Beecher, Aurelio’s Pizza (Crete), Desiderio Landscaping, Enterprise, Quality Inn (Bradley), Country Financial (Steger), Thrivent Financial for Lutheran and Winpak Portion Packaging.Thanks to their supporters, in 2011 Alicia’s House fed 4728 families, 17,616 people, and distributed 194,450 pounds of food. This year with our economy the way it is, they have seen an increase of over 28% in the amount of individuals they are helping. Alicia’s House is totally supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and our various fundraisers. All of the money raised goes directly to feed the hungry and run the pantry; no one at Alicia’s House is paid.Copyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more

The Latest Ship channel could stay closed several more days

HOUSTON — The Latest on fire damage at a petrochemical storage facility that led to a partial closure of the Houston Ship Channel (all times local):11:30 a.m.A U.S. Coast Guard official says it could be several more days before a section of the Houston Ship Channel closed amid cleanup efforts after a fire at a petrochemical storage facility is reopened.Coast Guard Capt. Kevin Oditt said Monday that officials let one ship pass through the affected area Sunday. Oditt said that ship didn’t interfere with the cleanup and didn’t get contaminated.Oditt says additional test runs with four more ships and barges were set to be done on Monday. Crews are cleaning up after products from storage tanks at the facility leaked into the ship channel following the March 17 fire. The tanks contained components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner.Intercontinental Terminals Company says it continues emptying the damaged tanks.___9:30 a.m.Students are returning to school in an area southeast of Houston after a fire at a petrochemical storage facility prompted several days of cancelled classes.Students were back in class Monday in Deer Park, Galena Park and other communities near the International Terminals Company in Deer Park. Classes were cancelled because of concerns over air quality near the facility, which caught fire on March 17 and burned for several days.The fire destroyed or damaged storage tanks that contained components of gasoline and materials used in nail polish remover, glues and paint thinner. Elevated levels of benzene were detected in the air Thursday, prompting officials to order people to remain indoors.The fire also led to the closure of part of the Houston Ship Channel. The U.S. Coast Guard says it hopes to have the channel reopened Monday.The Associated Press read more

UN official enlists advertising industry in combating violence against women

“The United Nations needs your support in ending one of the most pervasive and brutish challenges of our time, one that affects all people, everywhere,” Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka said of violence against women.He told advertising titans at a gathering in Moscow yesterday that up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime.“This is not an abstract issue,” Mr. Akasaka stressed. “For women and girls, this is a struggle not to be assaulted, raped, molested or forced into the commercial sex trade.”Shortly after assuming the position of Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who has made ending violence against women one of his top priorities, launched the campaign known as UNiTE to End Violence against Women, which seeks to raise public awareness and generate political will.He also set up a Network of Men Leaders bringing together current and former politicians, activists, religious and community figures – including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho – to combat the global pandemic.“Violence against women is the most common, most shameful and least punished crime in the world,” and wiping out the scourge is vital for sustainable development, economic growth and peace, Mr. Akasaka underscored yesterday in the Russian capital.He pointed to studies which have shown that negative stereotyping, including the depiction of women as sex objects, exacerbates gender discrimination. Women have been portrayed in demeaning or damaging ways on billboards, magazines, television and magazines, he added.“We need to put an end to persistent negative assumptions about the role of men and women in society,” the UN official stressed at the International Advertising Association (IAA) gathering. “And we need to turn away from limited and one-dimensional gender portrayals in mass media.”He called on advertisers to harness their “immense power of persuasion” to act as a “driver of change for a better world.”Mr. Akasaka evoked the collaboration between the UN and the advertising industry on climate change, ahead of last year’s international conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.The IAA’s ‘Hopenhagen’ campaign showcased the industry’s vast ability and potential to promote critical global issues, he said.“Imagine what you could do by combining your ideas, technology and entrepreneurship to the mission of eliminating violence against women,” he told the meeting, which brought together representatives from the corporate sector, professional associations, academia and international organizations to exchange best practices and promote partnerships. 14 May 2010A top United Nations official has exhorted advertisers to join efforts to stamp out violence against women, calling on the industry to help defy destructive gender stereotypes, a root cause of the scourge. read more

Average pump prices up 19 per cent from a year ago to

MONTREAL — Drivers are facing sticker shock as gas prices in many parts of Canada are on the rise — and they’re expected to continue going up.According to gas price tracking firm GasBuddy, the average price today for regular unleaded in the country was almost $1.15 per litre, up 19 per cent from a year ago.Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy, says a combination of higher ingredient costs for summer fuel and the lower value of the loonie have caused prices in Eastern Canada to hit their highest level since October 2014.Pump prices in the Greater Toronto Area are approaching $1.22, while Montreal is peaking at about $1.27.McTeague sees prices rising another three to five cents per litre in Eastern Canada.He says the highest average gas prices in Canada, aside from the Far North, are $1.39 in Vancouver, and the lowest prices are in the Prairies, at about $1.03. read more

Ohio State mens basketball falls short against Michigan State loses overtime thriller

OSU senior guard Aaron Craft (4) drives to the basket during a game against Michigan State Jan. 7 at the Breslin Center. OSU lost, 72-68.Photo courtesy of Danyelle Morrow / The State NewsNothing comes easy in Big Ten basketball.Despite coming back from a 55-38 deficit with just more than seven minutes to play to tie the game and send it to overtime against No. 5 Michigan State, the Buckeyes were not able to finish the job, falling, 72-68, for their first lost of the season.MSU led for the majority of the 40 minutes of regulation, taking a 28-21 lead into halftime after a 7-0 run during the final three and a half minutes of the first half.No. 3 Ohio State (15-1, 2-1), led by senior guard Aaron Craft and junior forward Sam Thompson, would not go down without a fight though, as a pair of dunks by Thompson with less three minutes to play in regulation cut the lead to six. Craft then completed a three-point play, and after an offensive foul call on Spartans senior guard Keith Appling, insanity ensued.Two misses by Craft led to a loose ball that appeared to be going MSU’s way until the do-everything guard dove and snatched it, calling a timeout to save possession.Craft then threw the ball off MSU senior center Adreian Payne’s back on the ensuing inbounds play, making a layup to cut the lead to 57-56.Payne made one of two free throws on the other end, and OSU junior center Amir Williams dunked the ball home to tie the game with just 21 seconds remaining.Junior guard Shannon Scott stole the ball from Appling, but missed a potential game winning layup as time expired in regulation.The Buckeyes struck first in overtime, when Thompson made two free throws, but did not lead again.Back-to-back threes by MSU redshirt-freshman forward Kenny Kaminski and Payne followed by a free throw by sophomore guard Gary Harris gave the Spartans a five-point edge, but OSU evened the score at 66 on a layup by Craft and 3-pointer by Thompson.Appling, who finished with a game-high 20 points, nailed a three on the ensuing possession, and after two free throws by OSU freshman forward Marc Loving, the MSU guard made three free pointers to seal the win. The Buckeyes had a chance to tie the game later, but Loving missed a forced 3-pointer with five seconds remaining that spelled the team’s fate.Thompson finished with 18 points to lead OSU, while Loving added 10.Payne finished with 18 points and six rebounds for the Spartans (14-1, 3-0).Up next, the Buckeyes are set to take on Iowa Sunday. Tipoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Council forced to pay £12k to man who lives in tent because

first_imgA council has been ordered to pay £12,000 to a man who lives in a tent because he claims he is allergic to electricity.Peter Lloyd, a former fitness instructor, has won a legal fight with Cardiff council after a judge ruled he should not have had his payments refused.The 45-year-old lives in a tent in the garden of a house he claims is “uninhabitable” because his electromagnetic hypersensitivity means he cannot be around any electric devices.Mr Lloyd applied for direct payments to employ a helper. But the council had claimed he was not capable of managing money, Cardiff Civil Justice Centre heard. Quashing the council’s decision, Mr Justice Singh said electromagnetic hypersensitivity was not a recognised condition in the UK.He added it was “not a matter for the court to say what the decision would have been if the authority went about its decision correctly”.Mr Lloyd, who uses plastic bottles and bags to go to the toilet, had asked his council for money so he could pay someone to clean up his mess and do his shopping, but the authority declined.The syndrome is described by the NHS as a “claimed condition” that has no scientific basis and is not a recognised medical diagnosis. 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. However, sufferers say they are super-sensitive to magnetic and electrical fields. Representing Mr Lloyd, Christian Howells said: “Where he lives has to be adapted because the symptoms are very real to him.”The court heard  Mr Lloyd lives in the back garden of a privately-owned home in Thornhill, Cardiff. He has refused alternative accommodation and a portable toilet and instead urinates in plastic bottles and defecates in bed pans lined with black bin bags.When council workers went to collect Mr Lloyd’s waste in May, they found 90 litres of urine and 40 bags of faeces. An insurance company deemed the house uninhabitable after flooding and the discovery of asbestos, but is has now been removed.He has meals delivered five times a week because he has no fridge and has to have food which will not go off. Peter Lloyd lives in a tent in the garden of this houseCredit:WALES NEWS SERVICE Peter Lloyd lives in a tent in the garden of this house Rebecca Stickler, for the council, said: “The housing department has offered housing in a field and various properties and he has refused them all. It can’t possibly be the case that a local authority should be compelled to use the public purse to pay money to someone who they know cannot manage that payment.”Mr Lloyd’s private landlord has begun eviction proceedings in county court, he is estranged from his family and the council recognises him as homeless. I get a foggy feeling in the head after looking at a computer screen and had an inability to think straightPeter Lloyd He claims he first started showing symptoms in his twenties from an early mobile phone and can now barely walk. He said: “I get a foggy feeling in the head after looking at a computer screen and had an inability to think straight. I have difficulty talking – what I called “thought block”.’Speaking after the ruling, Cardiff Councils’ Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Susan Elsmore, said: “The Council’s role as a social services authority is to ensure that individuals have the opportunity to benefit from an appropriate assessment of their needs, and any services that may be necessary to meet them.”The Council maintains that it has acted in keeping with its responsibilities, and in relation to this case that it has acted in good faith.”last_img read more

Major Metso iron ore processing system order for Ferrexpo

first_imgAiming to significantly improve the quality of iron ore produced, Metso is to deliver a complete minerals processing system to Ferrexpo Poltava Mining Co in Ukraine. The value of the order is €67 million, including two previously signed orders worth €36 million. Metso’s delivery of minerals processing equipment includes high-capacity vertical grinding mills, flotation cells, magnetic separators, pumps and crushing and screening system. In addition to equipment, the contract includes installation and commissioning supervision as well as a tailor-made automation process control system.“Metso and Ferrexpo have cooperated for more than 30 years. The target of Metso’s delivery is to help Ferrexpo Poltava to raise the iron content in pellets to 65% Fe total and thus enhance the company’s competitiveness in global markets. In 2009, Metso and Ferrexpo signed a life-cycle service agreement for the pumps operated at the mine site,” notes Alexy Strikha, Country Manager of Metso Mining and Construction in Ukraine. Metso’s equipment deliveries to the Poltava mine will be completed by the end of 2014.One of the key product types delivered to Ferrexpo Poltava is the VERTIMILL – 10 VERTIMILL VTM1500 vertical grinding mills form part of the order. Since its introduction in late 1979, close to 400 VERTIMILL grinding mills have been sold worldwide. Metso states: “The high-capacity vertical grinding mill has provento be a versatile tool with many advantages over traditional ball milling. In comparison to ball mills, vertical mills can perform the same amount of grindingwith 30 to 50% less energy. They also require less space and have significantly lower grinding media consumption. The minerals processing equipment also include 19 RCS130 flotation cells, 32 LIMS WS1236CTC flotation cells and 59 pumps.last_img read more

Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires

first_img May 2nd 2017, 7:16 AM 3 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Firefighters tackle another weekend of massive gorse fires Gorse fires continue to spread across the country, exacerbated by dry weather conditions. Source: Dublin Fire BrigadeFIRE SERVICES HAD yet another weekend of fighting gorse and grass fires around the country as the dry weather continues.Yesterday evening, Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a gorse fire on Carrickbrack Road in Howth. Earlier in the day, firefighters from Dun Laoghaire responded to a grass fire on the Enniskerry Road.On Sunday night hundreds of acres of land went up in flames because of a gorse fire in Fintown, Co Donegal.Firefighters responded to a hill fire in Annamoe on Friday night, also. Source: Dublin Fire BrigadeThese fires can be caused by accident, through dropping cigarettes or leaving glass bottles behind on a sunny day.They also can be caused deliberately.Farmers are permitted to burn land between 1 September and 28 February, but farmers have considered this timeframe “too narrow due to climatic conditions” to carry out the burning.No one has ever been prosecuted for deliberately setting a fire outside the permitted timeline, despite numerous allegations that that’s what causes a great number of gorse fires.Read: ‘It was scary last night. You could hear animals in the valley’: Gorse fire in Cork brought under controlRead: Farmers defend ‘extreme and irresponsible’ gorse bush burning as best practice 9,766 Views Tuesday 2 May 2017, 7:16 AM Share Tweet Email1 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Fonte des glaciers de lHimalaya WWF se défend à son tour

first_imgFonte des glaciers de l’Himalaya : WWF se défend à son tourAlors que des scientifiques ont pointé du doigt une erreur du Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts sur l’évolution du climat (Giec) qui avait annoncé en 2007, la fonte totale des glaciers de l’Himalaya à l’horizon 2035, l’association WWF se défend d’avoir jamais affirmé être convaincue de la véracité de cette prévision.En 2005, WWF publiait un rapport annonçant une possible fonte totale des glaciers de l’Himalaya au cours des trente années à venir. Cette prévision a été reprise deux ans plus tard dans le 4e rapport du Giec qui avait valu au groupe le prix Nobel de la Paix.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?Alors que l’on sait aujourd’hui que cette thèse est erronée et pourrait n’être basée sur aucune donnée valide, WWF a publié un communiqué, se défendant d’avoir jamais “affirmé qu’il était certain que les glaciers de l’Himalayaauraient fondu d’ici 2035”. Et d’expliquer : “Dans ce rapport, le WWF considérait comme inquiétants les pronostics selon lesquels les glaciers de l’Himalaya auraient disparu d’ici à 2035 ou dans les 40 ans à venir. Mais les pronostics eux-mêmes ne sont pas une conclusion du WWF”.L’association de défense de l’environnement et des animaux insiste sur le fait que ses publications ne sont que des sommes des études et connaissances scientifiques les plus récentes du moment et ne se permet donc pas d’affirmer qu’elles sont exactes.De son côté, le Giec reconnaît “s’être trompé d’un chiffre” en affirmant que les glaciers de l’Himalaya pourraient disparaître à l’horizon 2035. Toutefois, le groupe assure que cette erreur ne remet aucunement en cause l’existence d’un changement climatique en grande partie engendré par l’activité humaine (voir article).Le 21 janvier 2010 à 16:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Mata Man Utd must make Old Trafford a fortress again

first_imgManchester United midfielder Juan Mata finds their home form this season alarming and insists they must change that immediatelySaturday’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace means United have only won three times in their nine matches at Old Trafford this term.And Mata reckons United must restore the fear-factor opponents used to have when visiting them in the past.“It’s really key for us to make Old Trafford a fortress, to make it very difficult for our rivals,” said Mata, according to Daily Mirror.“When they come to Old Trafford, ideally they will feel that it is very difficult to play here.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We should think about doing that and we should think about playing very well and very intense from the beginning.“We have a run of home games now and we need to try and win all of them and make Old Trafford that fortress.“It’s our home and hopefully we can have good results in the weeks ahead.”United’s disappointing goalless draw with Palace was Mata’s 200th appearance for the club his arrival from Chelsea in 2014.Jose Mourinho’s side will next face BSC Young Boys on Tuesday in a Champions League Group H game.last_img read more

HC grants bail to Khaleda in 2 cases rejects another

first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoThe High Court on Monday granted bail for six months to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases of Cumilla and rejected the bail petition in a defamation suit of Narail.A bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and justice JBM Hasan came up with the order, reports UNB.The HC had fixed the date for delivering order today, Monday, after hearing relevant petitions on Sunday.Of the cases, two were filed in Cumilla on charge of plotting to carry out subversive acts and another in Narail on defamation charges.On 19 May, the HC granted permission to Khaleda for filing the bail petitions after her lawyers appealed for permission.The Appellate Division earlier on 18 May upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.However, the BNP chief was not freed from jail as she was shown arrested in the cases filed with different police stations in Cumilla, Dhaka, Narail and Panchagarh.The BNP chairperson is now facing a total of 36 cases.Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on 3 February 2015.A covered van was vandalised and torched in Chouddagram on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on January 25 in 2015.Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.On 21 December 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs saying, “There’re controversies over how many people were martyred in the Liberation War of 1971.”Reacting to Khaleda’s remark, a defamation case was filed against her with a Narail court on 24 December.A specialised judge court convicted Khaleda and sent to jail on 8 February this year.last_img read more

A New Travel Ban And Pres Trumps Comments On NFL Players Mark

first_imgMichael Dwyer/AP Players from the New England Patriots kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 24. X 00:00 /15:17 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Share Listen Houston Matters and News 88.7 continue to follow political developments form the weekend. Among them: a new travel ban, the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, an election in Germany, and — of course — President Donald Trump’s message to NFL players who kneeled or locked arms during their games’ national anthem. To walk us through these developments, we talk with Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.last_img read more

Cardi B Juice WRLD More Inducted Into Spotifys RapCaviar Pantheon

first_imgCardi B, Juice WRLD, Jaden Smith and Gunna have been announced as the 2019 inductees to Spotify’s RapCaviar “Pantheon,” the streaming giant announced. Last year, Spotify created the Pantheon, which includes life-sized sculptures of the biggest breakthrough artists of the year, “cultural disruptors who are making an undeniable impact on hip-hop.”According to the rather humorously worded announcement, “Through Pantheon, Spotify equates the art form of rap to the origins of art and civilization. Much like the ancient Greeks, rap has a pantheon of icons, names that are forever etched into culture, and songs that no one will ever forget… In ancient times, when a hero was celebrated, they were solidified in materials like stone, marble, or bronze in positions that embodied their achievements. The four 2019 RapCaviar inductees will be honored similarly, with masterfully crafted, ornate, life-size sculptures that capture their vibrant personalities.” “Spotify is committed to supporting young, innovative artists who also have a positive impact on the music industry, culture, and society,” said Carl Chery, Spotify’s Hip-Hop curator and Head of RapCaviar. “These four bold and fearless artists are striving to make changes with their music, and we’re thrilled to induct them into the program.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Cardi’s rather amazing statue appears below — head here for more on the Pantheon. The structures will be on display to the public at the Brooklyn Museum in New York from April 3-7.last_img read more

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first_imgFollow Adam Green on Twitter The question for the Cardinals now is how long that will take and, once Bucannon is able to practice again, how much time he will need to get into game shape.How good, really, is the WR depth?Now, this is a tricky position to analyze, because while the Cardinals may have a dozen players who belong in the NFL, they seem rather short on top-tier talent at the position.You have Larry Fitzgerald, yes, and after him John Brown, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown have all shown an ability to make plays. But John Brown has struggled to stay healthy, Jaron Brown is coming back from a torn ACL and Nelson is still on the smaller side.Yet, there has been nothing but confidence professed in the group, which also includes Brittan Golden, Jeremy Ross, Chad Williams, Larry Clark, Marquis Bundy, Carlton Agudosi, Aaron Dobson and Krishawn Hogan.The question is, does the team have strength in its numbers?Cardinals QB Carson Palmer believes so.“Brittan Golden’s been here forever and when his number’s been called has made play after play; Jaron Brown has made play after play,” he said. “They haven’t been on the field a lot, but if you look at the touches or the blocks or just the touches per play per game, it’s probably pretty high. Bethel believes things are turning around for him.“I think I’ve been doing really well. I’ve been able to make some plays on the ball. I’m grasping the position and the technique of it all a lot better,” he said. “I’m excited to take these next couple of weeks, keep working and working and working and then go into training camp and implement all those things that I’ve been doing here and then when we get pads on and go into preseason games and just moving forward with it.”Arians did not say Bethel has locked up starting cornerback job opposite Patrick Peterson, but it is evident he has the early lead for the job. The Cardinals may need Bethel to take a step forward because after him there is second-year pro Brandon Williams, the untested Elie Bouka and rookies Rudy Ford and Sojourn Shelton, as well as Jumal Rolle and potentially Harlan Miller.Are the tackles ready for their new spots?In Week 1 of the 2016 season, Jared Veldheer was the Cardinals’ left tackle while D.J. Humphries was the right tackle. In 2017, they will switch places.Humphries was a left tackle in college and played some of that spot last season after Veldheer got hurt; Veldheer, on the other hand, is playing right tackle for the first time in his career. What may still be needed?Chances are the team that walked off the field Thursday will go through a handful of changes by the time they get to University of Phoenix Stadium for training camp.But as the Cardinals get through the final weeks before training camp, it’s not necessarily obvious what positions the GM may address or which players he may look to bring in.Cardinals GM Steve Keim told Doug and Wolf earlier Thursday that he and team president Michael Bidwill have talked about six to eight players still available who could potentially help them.“As we know from the past, it’s not all about just whether that player fits schematically. It’s when does his value come down, when do we feel comfortable about making the addition,” he said. “But we’ll continue to be aggressive — we’ll leave no stone unturned.”It would be irresponsible not to, though there is not exactly a long list of impact players still looking for work.Chris Johnson is still available if the Cardinals decide they want a veteran behind David Johnson, and John Clayton brought up cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Alterraun Verner as well as linemen Nick Mangold, Ryan Clady, Orlando Franklin and linebacker Perry Riley as possibilities when talking with Doug and Wolf Friday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires So, how do they look?According to Arians, as good as they can in shorts.“I think he’s very athletic and he did all those things at the end of the season before the concussion,” Arians said of Humphries. “Jared’s progressed nicely.“It’s hard for them in pads to really show anything run-blocking wise, but pass-protection wise, between Chandler (Jones) and Markus (Golden) and Jarvis Jones, we’ve got different guys giving them different looks. Once we get the pads on, we’ll get Haason (Reddick) out there rushing off the edge, also.”The tackles will be tested, no doubt.Humphries said he thinks things are coming together for him, that he has been piecing things together that he was missing early in OTAs, and with a renewed focus on each snap, is solely focused on getting better.That, more than the pressure of his new position, is what drives him, and is a mentality he admittedly used to lack.“Last year I developed that mental state to where it’s ‘I’m on the grass — I’m not doing anything but getting better today. I’m not thinking about getting out of here.’ No, I’m on the grass right now about to get better, I’m about to perfect my craft, I’m about to do something better than I did yesterday. We’ll look at the tape and do it again tomorrow.” “J.J.’s, he’s gone up the best in the league and had huge games, so there may not be a ton of experience. The first guy I think of is Chad in he doesn’t have experience, but he’s that type of player — he can go in and make a big impact on a game. It’s not catching 12 balls, maybe catching three.“So it’s a very good group and really happy with — Aaron Dobson, I mean, Aaron Dobson hasn’t been here long, but he learned the offense, it felt like, in OTA No. 2. So that’s probably the most competitive battle going into training camp.”Could Justin Bethel actually be the guy?Asked if Justin Bethel had shown him anything different this offseason or anything he was hoping to see, Arians pointed to something a bit unexpected.“Yeah, he practiced,” the coach said. “He hadn’t practiced for two years on that broken foot so that’s the best thing, the best news, is he’s healthy. He’d been struggling with that foot for two years and he looks extremely healthy right now, knock on wood.”Could it be that simple?Arians said Bethel had come up with five or six interceptions over the course of OTAs and mini-camp, and for the 26-year-old, that’s big. Bethel has all the tools to be an effective cornerback — 6-foot, 200 pounds, outstanding speed — but has been unable to establish himself as more than just a special teams ace. Top Stories center_img Arians noted the team’s younger players will still be around the next couple of weeks, and the hope is the extra practice time will have them better prepared for when training camp starts in July.But what all came out of it the work the team put in over the last handful of weeks?In this edition of The 5, we take a look at five areas of note as the Cardinals head into their summer break.Do they have enough at inside linebacker?In Karlos Dansby, the Cardinals have a veteran who knows the ropes and can produce. Next to him right now, however, are question marks. With Deone Bucannon recovering from ankle surgery — Arians said he will probably begin training camp on the PUP list but is ahead of schedule — lining up next to Dansby has been rookie Haason Reddick.While talented and coming in with high expectations, Reddick is a converted defensive end learning the middle linebacker position, so it’s fair to question how ready he is. After him are younger players in Scooby Wright, Gabe Martin and Alani Fua, who have all impressed on special teams but have never handled a significant role within an NFL defense.“Those guys had great springs,” Arians said of Reddick and Wright, specifically. “They got all the reps. We know what Buc can do, we’ve just got to get him healthy.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   And now, the last of the offseason is upon us.The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their three-day mini-camp Thursday, and when it was all over, head coach Bruce Arians had nothing but good things to say.“I thought it was a good mini-camp,” he said. “I thought our veterans really improved, especially all spring. The young guys have a ton of talent and they just have to learn what the hell they’re doing.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Avantair Inc OTCBBAAIR the only publicly tra

first_imgAvantair, Inc. (OTCBB:AAIR), the only publicly traded stand-alone private aircraft operator, attributes its continued growth in an otherwise contracting marketplace to eco-friendly operations and standard-setting aircraft. As the sole North American provider of fractional shares and flight time cards for the Piaggio Avanti, Avantair is a major contributor to recent reports that business aircraft flight activity is at its highest level since last October, according to data released by Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US).The report states: “Part 135 flying was down just 3.5 percent compared with the same month last year, while fractional activity fell 7.7 percent, ARG/US data shows. However, fractional turboprop flying is up 24.4 percent, thanks to fractional provider Avantair.” Avantair is the sole private aircraft operator of multi-engine turboprops, and is the only fractional operator experiencing flight hour growth across all private aircraft categories mentioned in the report.At a time when travelers are evaluating their transportation options, Avantair’s environmentally conscious aircraft and flight programs stimulate owner demand. Avantair’s Piaggio Avanti aircraft feature innovative engineering enabling the lowest fuel burn and carbon emissions in the industry. The aircraft fly at a brisk 450 mph while burning 40 percent less fuel than competitors; this in turn leads to an average of 35 percent less carbon emissions, as well as lower overall costs. The aircraft also feature the same size cabin cross section as a super mid-size aircraft and one of the quietest rides. The advanced design of the Piaggio Avanti lends itself to a spacious, luxurious stand-up cabin — with oversized leather seats and plenty of workspace.Setting the pace towards greener aviation, Avantair was first in the industry to offset aircraft carbon emissions by purchasing Flight TerraPass credits for all new owners. TerraPass works by funding clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction projects throughout the U.S. The TerraPass credits fund three types of carbon emission reduction programs to support: (1) clean energy such as wind; (2) farm power such as dairy farm methane digesters; and (3) landfill gas capture which reduces the impact of human waste. This allows Avantair the unique ability to provide luxurious private jet travel while also maintaining a minimal carbon footprint when compared to competitors. Avantair has offset over 5.8 million lbs. of CO2 on behalf of its owners to date.“At Avantair, we want to take responsibility for changing the conventional aviation practices by offering our customers a fuel-efficient, greener way to travel in comfort and class,” said Steven Santo, founder and CEO of Avantair.Avantair recently announced fleet expansion of three Piaggio Avanti II aircraft deliveries, with another delivery to follow this year. Avantair’s fleet growth comes despite an industry downturn of 40 percent fewer jets sold in 2009 to fractional owners, according to “Business Aviation Outlook, Fractional Ownership and Jet Cards” by Rolland Vincent Associates.www.avantair.comlast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Filmed over 10 years a 60 Minut

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Filmed over 10 years, a “60 Minutes” report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer’s disease takes on a patient.CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook began interviewing Mike and Carol Daly of Staten Island, New York, in 2008, shortly after Carol learned of her diagnosis. She was mildly forgetful but functional, although upset at how it had affected her ability to cook, or enjoy books and movies.“I don’t want to be like this, I really don’t,” said Carol Daly, then 65.LaPook went back to the couple, who volunteered for the project, six more times. By this January, Carol Daly was uncommunicative and slumped in a wheelchair with restraints holding her in place. She required round-the-clock care.“It broke my heart,” LaPook said of the most recent visit.While there may be clinical studies, the national Alzheimer’s Association is unaware of any broadcast report that followed a patient with the disease over this length of time in this manner, said Mike Lynch, a spokesman for the group.“We would hope that it raises awareness about the challenges these families face, given that it’s a very devastating disease,” Lynch said. “People are aware of that, but to see it really up close and personal, it will have an impact.”LaPook found the couple a decade ago when he was doing a story about research into treatment of the disease, and proposed the extended look. His first five reports were broadcast on “CBS Evening News,” and “60 Minutes” accepted his pitch to take a longer look at their experience. Considering most Alzheimer’s patients generally survive four to eight years from the initial diagnosis, Daly has already exceeded that.Just as illustrative as the changes in his wife is the progression of her husband, a retired New York City police officer. He talked bravely of taking care of her at first, viewing duties such as helping her with her makeup as returning the favour for years that she had done things for him.Years later, he said darkly of the burden of full-time caregiving: “I’m ready to put the gun to my head.”After the cameras stopped, the doctor LaPook — instead of the television correspondent — evaluated him to make sure he wasn’t truly suicidal.The report was an unusual and important opportunity, LaPook said.“I think it will take your breath away,” he said in an interview. “It is very sobering, but it is information that people need.”LaPook said he hoped viewers will realize the importance of talking about end-of-life and health care decisions while they are still able. ’60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s This image released by CBSNews/60Minutes shows Mike Daly, from left, his wife Carol Daly, social worker Dan Cohen and CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. LaPook followed Alzheimer’s patient Carol Daly and her caregiver husband for 10 years in an unprecedented report that shows future sufferers and their caregivers what they may face on “60 Minutes,” airing Sunday, April 22, on CBS. (CBSNews/60Minutes via AP) center_img by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Apr 19, 2018 12:50 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards this year have a

first_img LOS ANGELES — The Academy Awards this year have a record number of female nominees, but women are still lagging behind in the top categories.In the 20 non-gendered categories, 52 women are nominated, up eight from last year. Yet there are no female nominees for directing, cinematography, editing, score or visual effects. And overall, men make up over 75 per cent of this year’s Oscar nominees.The directing category gets the most scrutiny because of the power the position holds on a film set and in the industry. There have been only five women ever nominated for best director and only one winner in Kathryn Bigelow.Film academy president John Bailey says that parity is an industry matter, not just an academy matter.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2019 10:05 am PDT Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Suspected people smugglers remanded in custody

first_imgTwo Syrian men suspected of smuggling 92 illegal immigrants into Cyprus in a fishing boat were on Thursday remanded in custody for eight days by a Paphos court.The pair were held in relation with conspiracy to commit a crime, assisting illegal immigrants, and transporting persons in an unsafe and overloaded vessel.In addition to the two Syrian nationals, aged 41 and 25, nine were arrested for entering Cyprus illegally. The nine had been in Cyprus before and their names had been on the stop list.They were remanded for four days on Thursday and are expected to reappear before a court on Monday.On board the boat were 28 men, 18 women, and 46 children, 91 of whom Syrians and one Palestinian.They arrived on the island at around 2pm following a rescue operation amid rough seas.The boat is believed to have sailed from Mersin, Turkey.The remainder of the migrants were initially taken to the Polis hospital for medical checks after government officials registered their identification papers.On Thursday, 71 were taken to the reception centre in Kokkinotrimitia while two, a mother with her child, are still in hospital for observation.Eight children, six of whom are unaccompanied, are being looked after elsewhere by the social welfare services.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Here’s Why)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more